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“A nice retreat.”
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Lake Hotel
Ranked #9 of 38 Hotels in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 10, 2013

We stayed here for a weekend recently and managed to upgrade to their suite over looking the lakes, well what can i say the sun was shining and it felt like we were in Italy or somewhere on the continent, we were celebrating an anniversary and they really went all out to make our stay memorable, the rose petals on bed and in bath were a lovely touch and we really did have an amazing weekend, dinner was lovely the views off the the lakes from the restaurant were amazing the only negative thing i could say was that its possibly a little dated but the ambiance and character of the hotel made up for that, staff were really pleasant and helpful and your only a stroll into the center of town. Definately on our revisit list, great value too!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kerryman_7, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review about your recent stay with us and congratulations on the celebration of your recent anniversary. I’m glad that you got some good weather during your stay so you could fully appreciate Killarney and all it has to offer. Thank you for your lovely comments on the hotel and our team here at the lake of whom we are very proud. We are actually closed at present for our annual closure and are completing some refurbishment of the public areas of the hotel that had gone a little tired as you pointed out in your review. The hotel will be lovely and fresh for re-opening on the 7th of February 2013 and ready to welcome our guests again. I do hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you and your family back to the hotel in 2013.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard – General Manager

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Myself and my boyfriend stayed in the Master Deluxe Lake View Room for two nights. The reception was very clean - a little shabby looking compared to the rest of the hotel but not a major complaint. The receptionist was very nice and was happy enough to answer questions.
She gave us directions to our room, a little complicated but we found it easy enough. It was nice and secluded from the main areas of the hotel - which meant we wouldn't hear any noise from other guests.
The room was lovely and spacious. Nice big wardrobe, lovely huge bathroom, gorgeous bed and jacuzzi. And the views from the window and balcony were outstanding. One morning we watched a stag walking around in the water not very far from the hotel building. And another evening we seen around three or four deer grazing in the lawns of the hotel - what a different selling point for a hotel.
Overall great stay!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank bananajen
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Kerryman_7, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time for posting such a lovely review about your recent stay with us. I apologise for not responding sooner but it has been an extremely busy few weeks since we closed in December preparing the hotel for re-opening on February 7th 2013. We hope to have the hotel looking better then ever this year and have carried out renovations throughout the public areas of the hotel during the annual closure to ensure it is looking lovely and fresh for the New Year. I’m glad that you were happy with the room you stayed in during your visit. The views from our rooms are a beautiful sight to wake to in the morning. Today we have snow-capped mountains and the most beautiful sunlight skimming the lawn, a small family of deer are playing on the lawn and to be honest you simply could not ask for a nicer sight. I hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you and your family back again in 2013 and thank you once again for posting such a lovely review.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard – General Manager

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Reviewed December 5, 2012

We stayed here on the recommendation of my husband's cousin from Tipperary. The view from our room was breath taking. My daughter loved seeing the lake, the jacuzzi tub was wonderful and relaxing, and the mountains were splendid to see.

Staff was kind and very tentative. Loved the boutique feel to the hotel. Food was delicious.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Katiedara
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Kerryman_7, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2012

Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review about your recent stay with us and please thank your cousin in Tipperary for recommending us to you. I hope you got home safely after your trip to Ireland. I’m glad to hear that you were pleased with the beautiful lake view from your rooms we here at the hotel feel there is no nicer view to pull open the curtains to in the morning. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our team here at the hotel I will pass those on to them. I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the lake again in the future.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard

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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Would highly recommend this hotel. We booked 2 nights b&b and one evening meal, but the food was so good we had dinner there the second night as well. We were 3 couples just on weekend break and we all enjoyed it very much. The staff were so helpful with any queries and we were upgraded which was a lovely treat. We will be back again as everything was just perfect. Well done to all involved in making this such a special place to have a break.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Loughcarrig
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Kerryman_7, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2012

Dear Guest,
Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely warm review about your recent stay with us. It is always a pleasure to hear that our guests left after their stay with us feeling happy with the products and services they received and relaxed after their holiday with us. I’m glad to hear that you were so happy with the food standards in the restaurant. Paul our head chef and his team always ensure to prepare delicious food for our guests throughout their stay and I will pass your kind comments on to them. Thank you also for your comments regarding the rest of our team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud. We take it as no greater compliment that our guests choose to return time and time again to spend their precious holiday time with us here at the lake and we will continue to everything we can to ensure our guests make memories to treasure during their stays with us.
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Niall Huggard – General Manager

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Reviewed November 27, 2012

I've stayed in a few 4/5* hotels and none compare to the lakes! The grounds are so absolutely peaceful and serene. During one stay, we took pictures of deer crossing through the lake from our balcony! The location is perfect for a romantic getaway.

The hotel itself is traditional, a tad old-school but has a lovely homely feel. Food in the restaurant is good but doesnt offer too much variety. Breakfast was good

The rooms are amazing, beds very big! Rooms with a jacuzzi are a must!

2 nights in the hotel has ou feeling very at ease.

Close to local tourist attractions etc. a car necessary (as always in killarney)

Anything minor that may arise seems to pale in comparison to the overall luxurious feel of the stay there.

Room Tip: Get a room with a jacuzzi at the back of the hotel facing the lake and the castle ruins - Perfection...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank 007Cailin
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Kerryman_7, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2012

Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review about your recent stay with us. What a lovely compliment to say that the Lake Hotel is your favourite hotel in the country thank you for that. Thank you also for your kind comments regarding the grounds of the hotel and the hotel itself. The lake is a beautiful location for the romantic getaway anytime of the year. Our team here at the hotel always take great pride in making our guests special occasions extra special by adding any extra little touches that will make memories to treasure for our guests long after their stay has ended. I’m glad that you got the opportunity to see the deer during your stay they are a big hit with our guests. I am happy to see that you were pleased with your room the Jacuzzi baths are a lovely feature alright and add that extra little touch of luxury to the room. We take it as no greater compliment when our guests tell us they leave us feeling happy and relaxed after their stay with us as that is what we aim to provide here at the hotel. I hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon again.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard – General Manager

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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Well where do I begin, we had the best time at the Lake hotel. We were to go to Bruges for the weekend and only realised when I went to check in that my husbands passport was out of date. So we went o Killarney for the weekend instead. Breda upgraded us to an amazing room with a view over the lakes,the jacuzzi and fireplace in the room as an added bonus!!! The staff were amazing. I'm going to say its probably one of the best experiences we have had at a hotel. It made missing our trip to Bruges seem almost welcome.

Room Tip: Rooms with the lake view.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank sueandjohn87
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Kerryman_7, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2012

Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for the lovely warm review you have posted about your recent stay with us. Those passports can cause headaches alright I’m sure nearly every one of us has had some kind of passport mishap at some point or another. I’m thrilled that your stay at the Lake Hotel helped make up for the disappointment of missing your trip to Bruges. I’m glad to see that you got an upgrade and were pleased with the room that you received. The fireplace in the room is a lovely feature at this time of year in particular. Sometimes it is lovely to just cosy up perhaps with a nice glass of wine in front of the fire and enjoy the beautiful view of the snow-capped mountains that surround the lake below and the odd deer grazing by the lake edge makes it a really beautiful scene. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud I will pass those on to them and to Breda in particular since you mention her in your review. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon again and once again thank you for your kind comments.

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Niall Huggard – General Manager

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Love this hotel - for us, it really is a little piece of heaven. Beautiful location, professional staff who are very friendly and helpful. We first stayed there in 2011 for one night and loved it so much we stayed for two nights this year. Great location in terms of access to Killarney and the Ring of Kerry with lots of outdoor activities on your doorstep!

Room Tip: The Master Deluxe Lake View rooms are fabulous - large and spacious, with a section within the room...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank ParkerM
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Kerryman_7, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2012

Dear Guest,
Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely warm review about your recent stay with us. We take it as no greater compliment that our guests choose to come back time and time again to spend their precious holiday time with us here at The Lake Hotel. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud I will pass those on to them. We are lucky with the location here at the lake alright. Our guests can enjoy all the tranquillity and beauty of the nature around them in the stunning national park but are also only a stone’s throw from Killarney town and all it has to offer. I hope that you availed of our free personalised hotel maps which outline some of the hidden gem’s that Killarney and the wider Kerry area have to offer. Thank you once again for your lovely review and your kind comments I hope that we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to the Kingdom in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard – General Manager

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Additional Information about Lake Hotel

Address: Muckross Road, Killarney, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#8 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
#14 Family Hotel in Killarney
#16 Business Hotel in Killarney
Price Range: $168 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lake Hotel is a friendly Family run hotel, Free Parking, safe secure, environmentally sound hotel on the lake shore in Killarney. The Ring of Kerry begins and ends at the Lake Hotel. We will give you a traditional Irish welcome from the Huggard Family and Staff. ... more   less 
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