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“Superb Accomodation”
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Lake Hotel
Ranked #8 of 38 Hotels in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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“Superb Accomodation”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

We have stayed in the Lake Hotel many times and have always greatly enjoyed the experience. It is a most comfortable hotel, excellent location, with superbly effecient and friendly staff. A must if you are intending to stay in the Killarney area.

Room Tip: The Lake View rooms are well worth the extra charge.
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Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear Guest,
Just a quick note to thank you for posting such a lovely warm review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. It is always a pleasure
To welcome our guests back to us on a repeat visit and we take it as a huge compliment that you choose to spend your special holiday time with us here at the lake. Thank you for the lovely comments you made regarding the comfort and location of the hotel and of course the team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud. We really appreciate you taking the time to recommend us so highly to others and thank you most sincerely for this. I hope that we can welcome you back to The Lake Hotel again soon.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard General Manager
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Franklin Park, New Jersey
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

I recently stayed at the Lake Hotel and enjoyed it immensely. It is the finest location in Killarney with spectacular views of lake and mountains, yet close to town. The sceney is unblemished, with no buildings in sight to mar the view. This family run hotel provides superior service and fine dining. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable with modern amenities, while the lounge and restaurant exude old world ambience and charm. There are many choices in the area, but I will return to the Lake Hotel on my next trip to Ireland. It is a welcoming, relaxing place.

Room Tip: Go for the deluxe lake view... fabulous sunset over the lake and wildlife along shore.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for posting such a lovely warm review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. Wow what a lovely comment about the hotel being the finest location in Killarney thank you for that. We
are extremely lucky to have the view that we do outside our windows. The lake and the mountains together with the nature around make for a peaceful and beautiful holiday for our guests. Thank you also for your kind comments regarding the high standards in our rooms which I will pass on to Anne and her team in accommodation who always do a great job in ensuring our rooms are in tip top condition for our guests. I hope that we can welcome you back soon again on your next trip to Ireland.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard General Manager
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Stocksfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Three night stay over the bank holiday weekend. Beautiful setting and the view over the grounds and lake was a real treat both in the morning and evening sun.
The staff were very friendly helpful and extremely efficient despite the holiday weekend.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for posting such a lovely warm review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding our team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud. We aim to provide a home away from home ambiance for our guests during their stay and it is through the dedication and service of our team that we are able to do so. It is always lovely when our guests pick up on this during their stays. I’m glad that you enjoyed the beautiful views around the hotel during your visit it’s amazing just taking it all in gives everyone that feel good feeling. I hope that we can welcome you back soon again.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard General Manager
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

We stayed 3 nights here and could have spent our entire trip at this location! The hotel is a bit Victorian in style and the lake view rooms are essential!! The grounds are breathtaking! The staff were more than helpful and so nice!! Helping us book horseback riding, etc. The food was above Average for Ireland for sure and the breakfast buffets were plentiful. the room was very spacious as was the bathroom...amenities like bathrobe and slippers were a welcome addition.
We were only going to stay 2 nights but fell in love with this place, so we canceled our last stop and added a 3rd night here. A glass of wine in the evening outdoors by the lake was so relaxing.
Would definitely stay here again!!

Room Tip: Wifi only in lobby areas
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for posting such a lovely warm review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. What a lovely comment that you could have spent your entire trip at the hotel. The Lake Hotel is ideally suited as a base from which to take many fantastic day tours such as the Gap of Dunloe, The Ring of Kerry, The Dingle Peninsula, Skelligs and many more. We are also more then happy to organise a range of activities for our guests such as horse riding, mountaineering, canoeing, etc. Just ask our team in reservations who will be happy to assist. Thank you also for your lovely comments regarding the high quality of our food which I will pass on toe Paul and his team in the kitchen. What a compliment that you cancelled your other plans to stay on with us at the Lake thank you most sincerely for this. Since your stay with us and after much campaigning to local authorities we have got the 50mb broadband installed in 80% of our rooms at the hotel so please ensure to ask for a room with Wi- Fi when booking and we will be happy to accommodate you for future bookings. I hope that we can welcome you and your family back soon again.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard General Manager
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Cork Ireland
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

My wife and I (and in-laws) stayed here during last weeks glorious weather and I would just like to take this opportunity to commend both Huggard brothers Niall & Joe on a fantastic experience.Also "the German lady" in the spa, Wojcik a most courteous waiter, Simon who looked after the restaurant in Emanuelles absence (probably off cycling around Lake Garda), and Brenda at the front desk for my fridge & late checkout so we could have one last walk to Muckross and a late lunch lakeside before heading back to Cork.Good luck with the opening of the new store lads and fingers crossed we might see ye again this Christmas.
At your service D & T.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

I sincerely have no idea how this hotel managed to get anything other than 5 "Circles" from people. My wife and I spent 7 days on the ground around Ireland, and this luxurious hotel in Killarney was by far our favorite stay. We booked a Deluxe Lake View room, and upon arrival I was informed that we'd been upgraded to a Four Poster w/ complimentary breakfast free of charge. We walked into the room and it was breathtaking. The view of the lake, and remnants of the old castle alone were worth paying for. The bed was fantastically comfortable, the air conditioner helped the climate in the room tremendously, and the jacuzzi was a nice touch. The breakfast in the restaurant was exquisite, and the bar food in the "Devil's Punch Bowl" bar was amazing. Can't recommend this hotel enough. Also, we had a small maintenance issue when we arrived, the patio door wouldn't open, but the maintenance men fixed it in no time!

Room Tip: 509 had a great view.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for posting such a lovely warm review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. Nothing gives us greater pleasure than to hear that our guests left feeling happy and relaxed after their stay with us. I’m glad to hear that you were pleased with your room, the four poster deluxe rooms are a real treat alright and the Jacuzzis are really appreciated by our guests as an extra touch of luxury. We are extremely lucky to have the views that we have here at the hotel. It is such a great sight to pull back the curtains to in the morning that it would lift the spirits. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding breakfast and also the food served in the sun lounge I will pass these on to Paul and his team in the kitchen who have produced some really fantastic menus for us this year. Thank you once again for your lovely comments. I hope that we can welcome you back to us again in the future and perhaps for a longer visit.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard General Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Stayed here for three nights in early June. The hotel was quite 'old school' and the room (which I think was part of the original hotel building) did seem a bit dated to be honest. I think there are newer rooms in the extension. However the view and setting made up for it.
Service was good. The receptionist was able to book a trip to the Skelligs for myself and my girlfriend. Also - we encountered car trouble and they were very helpful in finding a garage last minute.
Breakfast was varied and plentiful, with a nice view of the lake.

Pros - beautiful setting, service
Cons - dated decor in our room

Room Tip: Ask for one in the new wing.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for posting such a lovely warm review about your recent stay with us. I’m glad to hear that you were pleased with the view from the hotel it is a sight to behold alright. Only this morning I am looking out on a lovely still lake with a few ducks swimming quietly on the lake and a deer grazing on the lawn nearby you couldn’t in our opinion ask for nicer. We have a selection of rooms in the hotel ranging from the older to modern styles and also some special occasion Roman themed rooms. We are more than happy to show our guests a selection from which to choose to suit all tastes. I’m glad to see that you visited Skelligs during your stay its really beautiful and our team on front desk are more then happy to make all the arrangements for our guests. Thank you also for your nice comments regarding breakfast I will pass this on to Paul and his team in the kitchen. I hope that we can welcome you back again soon.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard General Manager
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Property: 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 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
#7 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#16 Family Hotel in Killarney
#16 Business Hotel in Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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