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Muckross Park Hotel & Spa
Ranked #15 of 39 Hotels in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Limerick, Ireland
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26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Five Star Treatment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

The outside of the Hotel is a little unassuming however this belies the fantastic service and decor of the Hotel inside. The room was tastefully decorated and very clean with a view of the mountains. The staff were very attentive and charming with little touches like a hot towel when you arrive after a days travel. The breakfast was stunning and all served with a silver service, a five star hotel in every way. We will be back.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in muckross park hotel for 2 nights recently. It was a fantastic stay in a beautiful hotel and the service was exceptional. I don't have a single complaint on any part of my stay.
I had food in the restaurant and it was lovely. Our waiter Andreas was super and meet all of our requests for off menu additions.
The spa is one of the best I've been in and the tranquility is very relaxing.
All in all I'd give this hotel 10 out of 10. And will certainly be returning.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Spent two days at the hotel. Accommodation was very clean and comfortable. Staff meet you as soon as you arrive, and assist you with luggage to your room. All staff we came in contact with were both polite and helpful. Thank you Danny and Donagh. Breakfast was first class with a choice of menu from either kitchen or self service.
No problem recommending a stay here anytime.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Naas, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

I had the please of staying in room 211 in this fantastic hotel for the May Bank Holiday Weekend while the Rally of the Lakes were also on.

From the time we arrived to the time we left this hotel was pure heaven. We were greeted on check in by James and Chris who went above and beyond to make us welcome. This continued throughout our stay and everytime we came in contact with any staff member.

I must say that our contact with Caroline and David prior to our stay was also absolutely fantastic.

The hotel and ground are absolutely beautiful and in a perfect area in Killarney.

The real gem of the hotel has to be the food and the wonderful staff. We cannot wait to return very very soon!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ireland
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75 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

Spent 2 nights here. Staff were very pleasant, helpful and willing to share information.

Rooms were spacious and comfortable with a king sized bed.

Location is about 4.5k from killarney town, very close to the muckross park. Taxis are plentiful and cost about €10-12 one way into town. The hotel has a shuttle but unfortunately, they don't have a regular schedule of departures and pickups. On our stay, the shuttle bus wasn't available in the early evening which is unfortunate as it could easily be used to drop residents into town for dinner, instead of sitting idle - as an added benefit offered by hotels of similar standard.

Breakfast is delicious, varied and plentiful. There's a hot and cold buffet selection as well as a short hot menu which can be ordered directly from the kitchen. There are a number of homemade treats such as a delightful rhubarb yogurt and miniature hot dishes such as choux pastry with poached eggs, salmon hollandaise short crust fingers, mini- waffles, etc which are yummy and demonstrate thoughtful, innovative and unique twists by the chef on some breakfast favourites.

We were too busy enjoying the delights of killarney and it's surrounds to try out the spa and restaurant facilities. The hotel has complimentary bikes which are great for touring the national park as many sights are quite spread out from each other.

Cleanliness of open guest spaces could be improved. On our stay, there was a collection of bottles, glasses and food trays left beside the stairs for the entire day, before it was finally cleared- unacceptable for a 5 star hotel.

Overall, this is a pleasant place to stay with an old world charm, but more of a four star standard than five star.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014

Stayed here Tuesday night and can't speak highly enough of the staff or the hotel itself. One of our party was a wheelchair user and we had quite a lot of luggage but from the moment we entered the hotel Okos on reception and Chris the porter took care of everything, nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are large and well appointed and the bathrooms spacious. We had dinner in Mollly Darcys bar which was very good and relatively inexpensive, however the breakfast was truly delightful, especially the smoothies and French toast! Would love to have stayed longer and will hopefully be back soon:-)

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

Lovely four poster bed, complimentary mini bar, bottle of wine and handmade chocs in our Suite. Plenty of old world charm and luxury. On arrival, We were met with a lovely smile by the porter, Danny, head of guest relations who gave us a friendly welcome, checked us in and walked us to our room. He ensured we had everything we needed. Very personalised service. Just Amazing staff here, who go the extra mile to make your stay as enjoyable as possible and really make the hotel a five star experience. Cloisters spa was fabulous especially the outdoor hot tub. We availed of the complimentary bicycles and cycled into Killarney. Breakfast was superb, had the smoothie, organic rhubarb yoghurt and grilled salmon with poached egg from the kitchen, yum! Again, the waiting staff were excellent. Truly a five star experience and soooo can't wait for the opportunity to go back.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Muckross Park Hotel & Spa

Property: Muckross Park Hotel & Spa
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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Killarney
#14 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
#14 Business Hotel in Killarney
#19 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#22 Family Hotel in Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Muckross Park Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Excellence surrounded by beauty - Muckross Park Hotel & Spa is uniquely located in Killarney's majestic National Park with magnificent mountains and lakes close by. The hotel is home to the renowned Spa at Muckross. Elegant, luxurious guestrooms and suites, award winning Yew Tree Restaurant and Monk's Lounge. The hotel has superb guest services and makes for a truly memorable hotel experience. ... more   less 
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Muckross Park Hotel & Cloisters Killarney
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