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Lake Hotel
Ranked #8 of 38 Hotels in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Perfect hotel”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

We only stayed at the hotel for one night, but I was wishing we could have stayed a week. It's a great location for trips to see the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula. The hotel is absolutely beautiful, and the lake scenery is breathtaking. The value of this hotel for the money is unbelievable. We ate at the bar and the salmon was fantastic. Rooms were huge and the beds were comfortable. I took a jacuzzi bath and loved it. The staff was fantastic and ready to help us at every turn. If you are looking to stay in this area, don't look at any other hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. The hotel is indeed a great base from which to explore many of the jewels in Killarney’s crown such as the Ring of Kerry, The Dingle and Beara Peninsulas, the Gap of Dunloe and many more. I hope that you got your free Lake Hotel Map which outlines many of Killarney’s hidden gems all within reach of the hotel. Our team at reception and bar are a wealth of information about the local area and are happy to offer advice to our guests on the best places to visit. Thank you also for your lovely comments regarding the standard of food you received during your visit I will pass these comments on to Paul and his team in the kitchen who do a great job in ensuring our guests get a great dining experience during their stay with us. I’m pleased to hear that you were happy with the room you were allocated and of course the view from your window. I hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon again and thank you once again for this lovely report.
Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard – General Manager
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Cork
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I don't think words can really portray what an amazing hotel the Lake truly is. The location is beyond ratings.... to wake up in the morning and be able to show our little 2 year old the lake with boats and deer wandering around the lake is something to hold onto for ever. We booked into a deluxe Lake view as we have two small kids ( 2 years and 5 months). I loved every second of my two night stay. Breakfast on both morning's was just prefect and the breakfast manager who has been there for the last number of year we have been at the hotel (sorry can't remember name) was excellent Has a light lunch outside in the Sunshine on Sunday and I must say the toasted sandwich was the best I ever tasted..... really ham and real cheese. Also the bar staff were brilliant (filling my little boys bottle with fresh milk and even a biscuit or two for him proved a real hit. Thank you.
Room was spotless and fresh towels are so welcome. Love the new little shop on site. Great great idea. My only thing as that we didn't stay longer.... but we will be back.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. It was really lovely to hear about showing your little one the lake, the deer and the boats what a lovely way to word it “something to hold on to for ever”. But truly the lake is a special place for all ages and we love to be able to help our guests make memories to treasure during their time with us here at the hotel. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast I will pass your comments on to Paul and his team in the kitchen and Emanuele our Restaurant manager also as you mention him as begin particularly helpful in your review. Isn’t it great that we can eat Al Fresco this summer and I’m pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food on offer here also. Thank you for your comments regarding our team in the bar which I will pass on to them we really appreciate your kind words. I’m glad to see that you like our new addition of the Lake Hotel Shop which we just opened recently and is proving very popular with our guests. I hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you and your family back to the hotel soon again and thank you once again for this lovely report.
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Niall Huggard – General Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights room was excellent had nice big balcony with amazing views and 4 poster bed. Staff very helpful and food in restaurant very good. Lots of lovely seating areas In hotel. Would def return to this hotel

  • Stayed July 2013
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. It is always a pleasure to hear that our guests left us feeling happy with the products and services that they received during their visit with us. I’m glad to hear that you were pleased with your room, the four poster beds are a real treat alright and add that touch of luxury to the holiday. I appreciate your comments regarding our team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud. Our team often go out of their way to ensure our guests holidays with us are a success and that they experience a home away from home ambiance during their visits to us so it is lovely to hear that this doesn’t go unnoticed. I hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel soon again and thank you once again for this lovely report.
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Niall Huggard – General Manager
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Ireland
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

My wife and I stayed here on a three night deal in a very hot July 2013. The room was not ready upon arrival but reception contacted housekeeping straight away and room was ready within 30 mins. Room was very clean and well equipped, although TVs could do with updating. poor picture quality on many stations. Location is superb overlooking Muckross Lake, in the evenings sitting outside looking at the lake, there are many red deer nearby who come up yo within 50 feet of you to graze. lovely sense of history about the place with many pertinent photographs and documents chronicling the history of the place. staff are friendly and co-operative and the quality of food in the restaurant is very good. Nice base for a stay in Killarney.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your recent stay with us and for choosing the Lake Hotel for your holiday in Killarney. Wasn’t the weather fantastic this month? It was like Costa de la Killarney here with the unbroken sunshine and tropical climate a real treat. I’m glad that your room was made ready for you quickly on arrival as we always want our guests to start enjoying their holiday from the minute they arrive in the hotel. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding our location and the views from the hotel. We are very lucky to look out at the beautiful lake and surrounding mountains together with the native wildlife such as the deer, otters, squirrels, birds and of course the newly re-introduced white tailed eagles. The McCarthy Mór Castle adds to the sense of history of the hotel along with the memorabilia that we have displayed throughout the building. Thank you also for your kind comments regarding our team here at the hotel I will pass those on to them. I hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel soon again and thank you once again for this lovely report.
Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard – General Manager
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Bray on Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Regrettably, we only spent 2 nights in this wonderful hotel, as we were passing through, but we will most certainly return in the near future. The staff were exceptionally friendly and efficient, the view onto the lake was a world beater and the restaurant food wood equal any worldwide 5 star hotel. We were sorry to leave.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. Thank you also for posting such a lovely photograph of the view from our grounds that you took during your visit. The hotel is a great location to take some scenery or wildlife shots to capture some memories of your holiday in Killarney. We appreciate your kind comments regarding the team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud I will pass those on to them. I hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back (perhaps we can keep you for a longer visit next time) to the hotel soon again and thank you once again for this lovely report.
Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard – General Manager
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

I cannot find one single fault with this hotel. The scenery is just out of this world and so too is the hotel.

I would 100% recommend it to anyone visiting Kerry.

Spectacular, we'll definitely return.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. What a lovely comment to say that you cannot find one single fault with this hotel that is so nice of you to say. Thank you for recommending the Lake Hotel to people visiting Killarney we really appreciate this as it’s the very best form of advertising we can get and we take it as a huge compliment that our guests choose to recommend us to their family and friends. I hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel soon again and thank you once again for this lovely report.
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Niall Huggard – General Manager
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Great Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

We have just returned from our stay at the Lake Hotel in Killarney...and I am so fulfilled at the wonderful stay we had.
Not only the beauty and cleanliness of the hotel and it's surroundings...but the wonderful staff, who cannot do enough for you. They all take time to explain, the trips and the surroundings to make the most of your stay. Nothing is too much.
Secondly, it must be said, that the restaurant is fabulous...The food was nothing short of exquisite!
I have personally eaten in many top London hotels, and believe me this restaurant comes very close.
Restaurant staff are efficient and friendly, and the manager of the restaurant directs his team with ease, making the environment a pleasure!
And lastly, it's location...Backing onto the lake, we were able to watch natural wildlife, and the picturesque scene from our balcony, next to the national park, and of course the wonderful enchanting town centre.
Congratulations Lake Hotel, and thank you so much for making us a memory we will never forget....

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. Wow what a lovely comment that we have helped you create a memory that you will “never forget” that is exactly what we hope to be able to provide for our guests here at the hotel. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding our team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud I will pass those on to them. Thank you also for your kind comments regarding the quality of food that you received here during your visit. Paul and his team in the kitchen have created some really fantastic menus for our guests to enjoy this year and its lovely to hear the good feedback about the quality of the dishes from our guests. Our location is hard to beat alright and thank you for your lovely comments about this they really are appreciated. I hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel soon again and thank you once again for this lovely report.
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:
#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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