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“One of my favourite hotels in Ireland”
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Lake Hotel
Ranked #7 of 39 Hotels in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Limerick, Ireland
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“One of my favourite hotels in Ireland”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

A true break away from all the hussel and bussel to a beautifully situationed hotel over looking the lakes of killarney. Fab walks around the hotel. Very quiet. Amazing views. Food is fab but a little on the expensive side but worth it. jacuzzi is amazing - so relaxing. Looking foward to my next break away

Room Tip: room with a view of the stunning lakes
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
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 and for marking us so highly on your report.. The Lake Hotel is indeed a great place to get away from it all and just relax and enjoy the beauty around us combined with the comfort and high quality service that we offer here at the hotel. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding the quality of food that you received here at the hotel I will pass these on to Paul and his team in the kitchen who do a great job ensuring that our guests get the very best food on offer. I hope that we can welcome you back to The Lake Hotel again soon.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard General Manager
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Winterthur, Switzerland
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Hotel at the end of a lake. Often deer sighting early in the morning or during the day. Lovely surrounding, near to the small town. Beautiful walks and excursions directly from the hotel!
Sometimes livemusic at the bar. Kind staff!

Room Tip: No swimming pool at the hotel, but a lake - clean but terribly cold! One can use the swimming pool o...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
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 and for marking us so highly on your report. We are very lucky here at the lake to be blessed with the beauty of nature and the wonder of the wildlife all around us. There are few enough locations where you look out the window while eating breakfast and look out on the 12th Centaury Castle and see the deer graze nearby. We are also very lucky to have all the peace and tranquillity one could want and yet be a stone’s throw from Killarney town and all it has to offer to our guests. It always gives us great pleasure to hear that our guests enjoyed their time with us and would consider returning in the future. We thank you once again for your lovely comments and I hope that we can welcome you back to The Lake Hotel again soon.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard General Manager
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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Spent a weekend here recently with a group of friends and we have nothing but praise for the Lake Hotel. The service, food and rooms far exceeded our expectations. All our rooms had stunning lake views, the chef [and indeed all the staff we met] obviously take great pride in the hotel. It was lovely to stay in a traditional hotel which offerred all the comforts with a personal touch. It is hard to believe that a hotel right on the lake and with such standards of service can offer such good value.We all look forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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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 taking the time to post such a lovely warm review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. I would also like to thank you and your group of friends for choosing The Lake Hotel for your stay in Killarney. How lovely of you to say that the hotel far exceeded your expectations. It is always a pleasure to hear that our guests leave us feeling happy and relaxed after their holiday with us. The views of the lake are indeed a sight to behold and we are spoiled here with the beauty of the lake, mountains and nature that surround us. Thank you for your comments regarding our team here at the hotel who we are very lucky to have as they always ensure that our guests needs are met and even exceeded when possible. We thank you once again for your lovely comments and I hope that we can welcome you back to The Lake Hotel again soon.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard General Manager
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Paris
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Was a wonderful stay from beginning to end staff very helpful and the view was spectacular would highly recommend anyone to stay. Parking was available on site free of charge and wifi in most areas.old charm and character everywhere

  • 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 taking the time to post such a lovely warm review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. I’m glad that you found your stay was wonderful from beginning to end. It always gives us great pleasure to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay and would consider coming back to us in the future. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud. We are extremely lucky with our views alright, the sight of the lakes and mountains outside just relaxes you in an instant as you drive down the tree lined driveway of the hotel. Free and secure parking is available for all of our guests as is the Wi Fi that you mention in your review which we always find is a bonus that people don’t expect in this day where many hotels charge for parking and every little extra you receive. We want our guests to feel relaxed and cared for during their stay with us and providing the extra little touches helps us to create a home away from home atmosphere for our guests. Thank you once again for your lovely comments and I hope that we can welcome you back to The Lake Hotel again soon.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard General Manager
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West Sussex
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Stayed 4 nights in June. Superior lake view room with balcony & jacuzzi was truly terrific. The room was large, the beds comfortable, the food was wonderful and the staff were not only friendly but went to great lengths to be of help in all aspects. They booked several tours for me and everything went like clockwork. Even the weather wasn't too bad! I'm not easily pleased but I doubt I could return to Ireland without staying here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a superior lake view room with balcony!!
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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 taking the time to post 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 doubt you could return to Ireland without staying here thank you very much for that. I’m glad to hear that you were pleased with your Superior lake view room. We find that the extra little touches such as the Jacuzzis, balconies and four poster beds are very much appreciated by our guests and make the holiday feel that bit extra special. Its great to hear that you did some of the fantastic tours that we can arrange for you that start right here at the door of the hotel. Our front office team is more then happy to arrange any tours or activities that our guests wish to avail of and they will ensure you get the best rate and advice available from the tour operators for you. I’m glad to hear that the weather was nice during your visit its always nice to get the bit of sun when we can get it, hopefully it will continue for the rest of the summer. I hope that we can welcome you back to The Lake Hotel again soon.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard General Manager
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Cork
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Stayed recently with my mum and sisters. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, staff were friendly, professional and efficient. Thank you all so much for making our stay so enjoyable. A special thanks to Ann on front office for watching out for mum.

  • Stayed June 2013
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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 taking the time to post 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 I will pass those on to them. I will make special thanks to Anne our front office manager who re-joined our team this year and is settling in like she never left after only a few weeks. I’m glad to hear that you, your sisters and your mom enjoyed your stay with us it is always a pleasure to hear that our guests left feeling happy and relaxed after their visit. I hope that we can welcome you and your family back to The Lake Hotel again soon.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard General Manager
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 20, 2013

The Lake Hotel was our last stop together before we met up with our husbands. The Lake Hotel was a mini-retreat. Our rooms faced the lake with such spectacular calm. We were star struck at the entire property. The breakfast was delicious. The staff were so accomodating. This is a definite must stay!

Room Tip: Bottom floor lake view.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Karen M
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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 taking the time to post such a lovely warm review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. I’m glad to hear that you found the Lake to be a great location for your mini-retreat with your best friend. What a lovely comment that you were “Star struck with the entire property”. We are very lucky here at the lake to have the best of both worlds all the quietness and tranquillity that one could desire and yet all the facilities such as the bar, restaurants and beauty treatment rooms where friends can catch up on all the news and enjoy all the facilities we have to offer. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding the quality of food here at the hotel and of course on the team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud. I will pass those on to them. I hope that we can welcome you back to The Lake Hotel again soon.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard General Manager
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Additional Information about Lake Hotel

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:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
#7 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#16 Business Hotel in Killarney
#16 Family 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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