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Great Southern Killarney

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East Avenue Road Town Centre, Killarney V93 R866 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 08/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#8 of 39 hotels in Killarney
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Killarney's Premier Historic hotel, Great Southern Killarney has been welcoming visitors since 1854. Great Southern is a Deluxe Victorian hotel located in Killarney town centre yet on its own private gardens of 6 acres and was previously awarded Ireland's Best hotel at the Hotel & Catering Gold Medal Awards in 2017. Guest accommodation includes 177 bedrooms; choose from a variety of suites, deluxe and classic rooms. Our restaurants include The Garden Room & Killarney Wine Rooms, unique dining experiences with delicious food & friendly service. Brownes Bar, is a cosy and relaxing bar to enjoy a light snack, drinks or taste some Whiskey and was awarded Irelands Best Hotel Bar at the Bra of the Year Awards in 2018. GCar Parking is available complimentary on-site. The hotel's leisure facilities include 15 metre swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, gymnasium and two outdoor tennis courts. Complimentary WI-FI is provided throughout the hotel.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Fishing
Babysitting
Paid private parking on-site
Parking garage
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Italian, Polish
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Donna M wrote a review Today
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We stayed late June- we arrived to a Falcon show which was apart of the Kids Club. Such a great touch to see. we checked in and went for Afternoon tea- we were looked after by Martina. The food was amazing we couldnt finish it. We followed this with spa treatments - felt so relaxed afterwards wow. We ate in the Garden Room restaurant and the menu choice and food was amazing. Massimo the sommelier was on hand to advise the best wine pairings. We stayed a 2nd night and had Browne's Bar menu- great choices and the Vegan Chocolate cake was beautiful. Anna and the team and reception were so helpful, Evelyn helped us book a Jaunting car during our trip. We will return.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Mr f wrote a review Sep 22
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We got married 25 years ago in the GSH, we decided to return to celebrate the occasion. We arrived and check in was fantastic, we'd a beautiful junior suite in the old building, it was gorgeous,separate bathroom and toilet, beautiful sitting room to relax, it was simply stunning and spotless. We'd lunch on arrival in the bar, food was delicious and staff were superb Dinner in the majestic dinning room was a wonderful experience, like stepping back in time, service and food was first class, we really enjoyed our evening, it just went too quickly. Breakfast again was equally as good, delicious food served in piping hot plates, loved the brown bread. Overall we'd a wonderful experience, a big thank you to all the staff for making our anniversary so so special. Highly recommend this hotel if you are visiting Killarney, it's steeped in history. Once again thank everyone at the GSH. See ye all soon.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guest Thank you kindly for taking the time to review your recent stay at Great Southern, It was our absolute pleasure to welcome you back to celebrate your 25th Wedding Anniversary after having your wedding here. We are delighted to hear you were so impressed with your bedroom, the food and staff in the bar, dinner in The Garden Room and breakfast. We are always thrilled to hear when our guests appreciate our history. It would be our absolute pleasure to welcome you back again soon and until then please take care. Warm Regards, Kamile Lyne Hotel Manager
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adrianmaher wrote a review Sep 22
New Ross, Ireland2 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed for two nights in modern room. Probably the best power shower I have used in any hotel. The original building, including the dining room, is charming. The staff are very genuine, warm and willing to assist you in any way. Excellent food- dinner and breakfast. I would highly recommend this hotel to any visitor to Killarney/ Co Kerry.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Dear Guest, Thank you kindly for taking the time to review your recent stay at Great Southern. We are delighted to hear that you were so impressed with your stay, that you found the shower to be one of the best you have used and that you appreciated our original features so much. We are also thrilled to hear you were so impressed with the staff and service you received and the food you enjoyed. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back again soon and until then please take care. Warm Regards Kamile Lyne Hotel Manager
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Joan wrote a review Sep 20
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From the minute we checked in, my husband and I were both made so special and welcome in the hotel. The hotel is so beautiful and it was such a relaxing stay. We had dinner in the restaurant both nights, we could not pick one fault with both the food and the service. A young gentleman called Padraig, served us on the second night and he went above and beyond with his care for us. He made the evening such a pleasure. Overall our stay was fantastic and we will definitely be returning in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Hotel Manager, General Manager at Great Southern Killarney
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Dear Guest, Thank you kindly for taking the time to review your recent stay at Great Southern. We are delighted to hear that from the minute you arrived you both were made feel so special & welcome and that you found the hotel to be so beautiful. We are also thrilled to hear that you enjoyed dinner in The Garden Room. I will be sure to pass on your lovely words to Padraig. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back again soon and until then please take care. Warm Regards Kamile Lyne Hotel Manager
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M M wrote a review Sep 17
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On holiday in Killarney & popped in to the GSH for an afternoon drink. Served by the wonderful Martina whose warm welcome & friendly demeanour was a joy. She could not have been nicer, even getting me extra delicious home made cookies to go with my Irish Coffee. It is staff like Martina who give people a reason to return.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Hotel Manager, General Manager at Great Southern Killarney
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Great Southern. We are delighted to hear that you called in during your visit to Killarney and that you had the opportunity to meet the lovely Martina. She is indeed a gem and we are delighted our team are providing such wonderful Irish hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon and until then please take care. Warm Regards, Kamile Lyne Hotel Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$163 - $362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
malton hotel killarney
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerryKillarney
NUMBER OF ROOMS
177
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Frequently Asked Questions about Great Southern Killarney
Which popular attractions are close to Great Southern Killarney?
Nearby attractions include Escape Killarney - Kerry's 1st Live Escape Room Game (0.2 miles), Killarney National Park (0.3 miles), and Kerry Cliffs (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Great Southern Killarney?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Great Southern Killarney?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Great Southern Killarney?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Great Southern Killarney?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mad Monk, Murphy Brownes Restaurant, and The Tan Yard.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Great Southern Killarney?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Great Southern Killarney located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Killarney.
Are any cleaning services offered at Great Southern Killarney?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Great Southern Killarney?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Great Southern Killarney offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Great Southern Killarney?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Polish.