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Lake Hotel
Ranked #8 of 38 Hotels in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 3, 2013

The service on every front was excellent in this hotel during our recent 2 night stay. The ambiance, courtesy and care from all staff couldn't be faulted. It was a return visit for us as it was for many other residents I realised, which says a lot in itself. The view from our room was serene and beautiful and the restaurant food delicious. Thank you.

Room Tip: Lake side view, for sure
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for choosing the Lake Hotel for your holiday to Killarney and for marking us so highly on your report. What a lovely compliment to notice how many return visitors we have here at the lake. We are very lucky to have such a loyal guest base who are happy with the products and services they receive with us here at the lake. Thank you for your kind comments regarding the team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud. We are lucky that our team go above and often beyond the call of duty to ensure that our guest’s holidays with us are a success and that our guests make happy memories to treasure during their visits to us. I’m glad to read also that you were pleased with the standard of accommodation and food that you received during your visit. I hope that we can welcome you back to us soon again and thank you most sincerely for recommending us so highly to Trip Advisor Readers.

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Niall Huggard General Manager

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

This hotel was perfectly situated, staffed, furnished, and above all, perfectly managed. We had rented a car in Dublin, been to Waterford, Cork, Kinsaile, and finally Killarney, and in all places, we needed directions. The ONLY place where we were able to get directions that were completely correct, and actually pretty simply presented, was at this wonderful hotel. Neil Huggard, as in, The Huggard Family-Hospitality for over 100 years, THAT Huggard, made himself available at the oddest hours when we needed help, was gracious, knowledgeable, and patient with us in every possible way. The hotel has its OWN maps printed of the immediate area and the region, and they were by far the best maps we used while we were in Ireland. The surrounding area, the Ring of Kerry, the National Park, the pubs in Killarney...all were delightful, picturesque, inviting.

We could not possible say enough about how friendly the Irish were to us, and that was especially true at this elegant hotel.

We traded the hotel in town that was presented as part of a package deal for this one, and we are so glad we did!

Room Tip: There are lake-view rooms and "garden-view" rooms...the lake is genuinely more picturesque...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for choosing the Lake Hotel for your holiday to Killarney and for marking us so highly on your report. Thank you most sincerely for your lovely comments about our hotel and I’m happy to read that you enjoyed your holiday to Killarney. I’m thrilled that you found our free maps useful as we thought they would be a great bonus for our guests and a way for us to share some of what Killarney and the wider Kerry region has to offer and make it easy for our guests to find their way around. I appreciate your kind personal comments thank you for that. Our team here at front desk are also a wealth of knowledge on the local area and are happy to reccommend the very best places to see and things to do in Killarney to our guests. I hope that we can welcome you back to us soon again and thank you most sincerely for recommending us so highly to Trip Advisor Readers.

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Niall Huggard General Manager

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

spent weekend in this fantastic hotel. Lake view rooms were amazing. Food was excellent and staff very helpful. friendly and polite. Hotel was spotlessly clean . Well worth a visit. It has to be one of the best hotels in Killarney .

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for choosing the Lake Hotel for your holiday to Killarney and for marking us so highly on your report. It sounds like you had an enjoyable weekend stay with us. I’m glad to read that you were pleased with the room that you were allocated for your stay and with the quality of food and service that you received during your visit. We appreciate your kind comments regarding our team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud as they make it their business to ensure that our guests have a great time on their holidays with us. That is a lovely comment to say that the hotel has to be one of the best in Killarney thank you. I hope that we can welcome you back to us soon again and thank you most sincerely for recommending us so highly to Trip Advisor Readers.

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Niall Huggard General Manager

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Immediately on arrival we felt very comfortable and relaxed; decided at once to book an extra night. The ambiance was perfect; set in lovely surroundings - lakes, mountains, wild life etc.

The room was spacious, well furnished and with a beautiful lake view; met and exceeded our expectations.

Meals were excellent and good value for the money; service first class.

Staff were very courteous, very helpful and informative about the local area and lots of brouchers,maps etc which added to to our over enjoyment.

The Lake Hotel, Killarney deserves every accolade it has received and we will certainly be returning in the near future. We have recommended the hotel to several of our friends who usually follow our footsteps.

Norman & Rosemary Pollock.
Londonderry.
2 November 2013.

Room Tip: Lake View room a must have
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Dear Guest,

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. Just a quick note to thank you for choosing the Lake Hotel for your holiday in Killarney and for marking us so highly on your report. What a lovely report thank you so much for your kind words. It sounds like you had a great holiday in Killarney and choosing to extend your stay during your visit with us is a huge compliment thank you for this. We are very lucky in Killarney to be spoilt for choice of things to do and places to see. Our team here at reception are more than happy to help recommend the very best of what’s on offer to our guests and to assist them in booking in any activities that they are interested in. We have as you mention in your review lots of local knowledge and maps etc to assist in making your stay a success. Thank you also for your kind comments on the quality of food and service that you received during your visit and that you felt it was good value for your money. I will pass this on to our food and beverage team. I hope that we can welcome you back to us soon again and thank you most sincerely for recommending us so highly to your friends and to Trip Advisor Readers.

Kind Regards
Niall Huggard General Manager

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

The Lake Hotel is a wonderful hotel in Killarney. I went with two of my friends. We had a large room with a sitting area and an incredible view of the lake. The staff was incredible in helping us with directions, places to see, places to eat, etc. It's a short cab ride away from downtown. We can't wait to go back to the Lake Hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank SheriM730
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for choosing the Lake Hotel for your holiday in Killarney and for marking us so highly on your report. It sounds like you and your friends had a lovely holiday in Killarney. I’m pleased to read that you were happy with the room you were allocated and found it spacious and comfortable. We are extremely lucky to have a great team working on front desk who are a wealth of knowledge on Killarney and the wider Kerry area. They are happy to advise our guests on the very best places to see and things to do during their holiday with us. I hope you availed of our free Lake Hotel Map available from reception which is a useful tool during your holiday and a little keepsake after it. I hope that we can welcome you back to us soon again and thank you most sincerely for recommending us so highly to Trip Advisor Readers.

Kind Regards
Niall Huggard General Manager

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We traveled with a large group and stayed in 5 different rooms at the Lake Hotel in Oct 2013. The hotel is just dripping in Victorian furnishings. It is like stepping back in time. Very tastefully decorated. The rooms are spacious and if you are lucky enough to face the lake..you have a fantastic view. I highly recommend upgrading to a lake view room. Everyday we stayed, several deer showed up for their photo op in the morning and at dusk. We ate in the bar area of the hotel. They had an amazing selection of tapas for all to share. The bar keeps kept us laughing each night when we shimmied up to the bar for a cocktail. Entire staff was helpful and kind. I would recommend this hotel and I plan on staying there again in the future. Everyone in our group loved the location and accommodations.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a lake view room. Also, the suites in the new section are a great option. Sitting area...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Stacey H
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Dear Guest,
Just a quick note to thank you and your group for choosing the Lake Hotel for your holiday in Killarney and for marking us so highly on your report. It is lovely to read how happy your group were during their stay with us. Nothing gives us greater pleasure than knowing that our guests left us feeling happy and relaxed and wanting to come back again in the future. I’m glad to read that you got the opportunity to see the deer on several occasions during your stay as they are beautiful animals and grazing by the side of the lake surrounded by the mountains there is no nicer sight to wake up to in the mornings. I hope you got some nice photos of them. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our team in the bar which I will pass on to them. We are very lucky to have a great team working with us who are dedicated to ensuring that our guests have a great time during their holidays to us. I hope that we can welcome you back to us soon again and thank you most sincerely for recommending us so highly to Trip Advisor Readers.

Kind Regards
Niall Huggard General Manager

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Having stayed in many hotels around the world, my wife and I agree the Lake Hotel on Killarney's lake shore takes some beating. We intended staying two nights but ended up spending 5 wonderful nights there. We had a lake view room with a Jacuzzi in the room and the view onto the lakes in the morning and evenings was to die for. All the staff from front of house to bar, restaurant couldn't have been more helpful and if you do get the opportunity to stay be sure and eat in their Castlelough restaurant where you will find beautifully prepared and presented food. During our stay we spoke to many other guests whom all spoke very highly of the establishment and the amount of them that had been many time before spoke volumes in it self. This is a family business I understand and is run accordingly, Niall the manager will help arrange any trip or information on same you require during your stay. Keep up the great work will certainly recommend and hopefully get to visit again.

Room Tip: Fourth floor lake facing we stayed in 410 I believe.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for choosing the Lake Hotel for your holiday in Killarney and for marking us so highly on your report. Wow what a lovely compliment that you extended your stay from two to five nights with us thank you so much for this. We are very lucky in Killarney that there is just so much to do and see that you could spend forever here and never be bored or short of something to do a day of it. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud and thank you for your personal comments. We are always more than happy here at the lake to recommend the very best of what to do in Killarney to our guests. We make it our business to ensure that all of our guests have a wonderful holiday and make some memories to treasure during their time with us and I’m glad to see that it is picked up by our guests. I hope that we can welcome you back to us soon again and thank you most sincerely for recommending us so highly to Trip Advisor Readers.

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 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
#7 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#16 Family Hotel in Killarney
#16 Business Hotel in Killarney
Price Range: $173 - $246 (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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