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“Fantastic Stay!”
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Arbutus Hotel
Ranked #10 of 38 Hotels in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Fantastic Stay!”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

My brother and myself stayed at this wonderful hotel in October and as always we had a wonderful stay. The rooms are lovely and quaint but it is the staff who make this hotel the place to stay in Killarney. Nothing is too much trouble and breakfast is something to behold! With an array of choice and served by friendly staff you cant fail to start your day in Killarney on the perfect start. The star is Betty! who cannot do enough for you. We will be back for sure!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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TheArbutusBuckleys, Family at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Mathew,

Thank you for your review and testimonial.

It is lovely to welcome you and your bother back each year.
When you say that “IT IS THE STAFF WHO MAKE THIS HOTEL THE PLACE TO STAY IN KILLARNEY.” I would agree with you that it is mainly about people and that it is as much those that stay as those that work here, the Law of attraction along with it being easy to be nice to nice people.

I have passed on your kind comments to Betty who asked me to thank you, thanks.

We look forward to welcoming you nad yyour brother back again this year.

Until then,

Slán,

Seán
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

I went to Ireland this past summer with my family and next door neighbors. We stayed at the Arbutus Hotel in Killarney and it was a great experience. The hotel staff was great and the hotel was in the center of town so we could walk almost everywhere. A pub was right next door and we loved having a beer after a long day. The best thing was Ms. Betty who greeted us each morning at breakfast. Breakfast was great and Ms. Betty was so friendly and nice that I still remember her to this day. I would highly recommend this Hotel and Ms. Betty. Tell her Jim from Norfolk, VA sent you.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Jim,

Thank you for staying with us last year and for now taking on the role of Arbutus Ambassador, reviewing and recommending our little hotel to many.

We are very pleased to see that you, your family and your neighbors enjoyed your time here and that Miss Betty left a lasting impression with her morning greet and great breakfasts.

Keep up the good work.

Thanks again,

Seán
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Wonderful staff, food,services. Easy car parking and all shops easily reached on foot. Close to national forest which was a definite must see for us. Room comfy and welcoming. Sitting rooms/lobby were lovely; the pub was friendly and accommodating. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Rita,

Thank you very much for your lovely review and apologies for the tardiness in responding.

We are very pleased to see that you enjoyed your time here and those magic words that is the ultimate award for any hotel, “WOULD STAY THERE AGAIN.”
We hope that we will have the pleasure of your company on your next visit to Ireland, until then,

Slán,

Seán
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Cork, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed December 26, 2013

We stayed here a few weeks ago with family in the run up to Christmas and it was a superb weekend. You could not feel more at home with the most welcoming and helpful staff. By the end of our stay we were on a first name basis. You will not get a more centrally located hotel with parking handily available to the rear of the building. All the main shops and bars and other amenities in the town are just a short walking distance. One of the evenings we stayed we had an absolutely delicious meal, which would be hard to beat anywhere else. There is a bar attached to the side which while we were there provided live traditional music in true Kerry fashion.
All in all I would highly recommend the Arbutus, if you are looking for a trip to Kerry this hotel is an essential part of the experience.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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TheArbutusBuckleys, Family at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Stephen,

Well done on surviving what we hope will be your first of many family gatherings at The Arbutus.

We are very pleased to see that you had a superb weekend, we did too.

Gooch may be out but we still have hope with a few new forwards developing nicely, pity the poor ole goalies!

Slán,

Seán
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

Large, well-appointed rooms that are spotlessly clean and generously stocked with amenities. The staff is welcoming and helpful with advice on things to see and do in the area. The breakfasts are delicious, ample and varied. This centrally located hotel is filled with antiques and offers a very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere to its guests.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Edward,

Thank you very much for your lovely, well worded review and my apologies for the delay in replying. We have been busy for the last few months while the hotel was closed redecorating a few bedrooms and general renovations and now we are re-opened and ready for another year.

Every review that we receive we appreciate and treat with great respect. Feedback is vital and it is very reassuring for us that you and others get what we are passionate about. We love Killarney, The Arbutus and helping guests make the most of their time while they are here. We are glad to see that you did and thank you for the award.

Slán,

Seán
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

A real treat. Beautiful full Irish breakfast. Friendly staff. Old world charm. Within walking distance of everything in the town. Car park a bit away but able to park in a car park very hear the hotel.

Room Tip: Stayed at side of hotel, v quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Helen,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your lovely testimonial here on Tripadvisor.

We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your time at The Arbutus and thought that it was a real treat.

I know that the hotel parking is 400m away from the hotel and that one may park free of charge in the public car park at the rear of the hotel overnight and also on Sundays, but I do find it a little ironic that the ladies who spent nearly 5 hours climbing Carrantwohill, the highest mountain in Ireland, found that the stroll to the car park to be “a bit away”.

I hope that we will have the pleasure of your company again at the Arbutus,

Until then,

Slán,

Seán
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

We really liked the Arbutus. The staff is extremely friendly, helpful and makes you feel very welcome. They greet you with a cup of tea and cookies. The rooms were very nice and comfortable and the breakfast was excellent. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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TheArbutusBuckleys, Family at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Gary,

Thank you for your lovely review.

We are really chuffed to read that you really liked The Arbutus, that you were made feel very welcome, your time here was “a great Irish experience” and that you would definitely stay here again.

In this world of globalisation we are very proud of being Irish and offering an Irish experience and so it is very rewarding when we read that you enjoyed The very Irish Arbutus. Little point in you travelling from Texas to stay in a global brand, homgenised hotel that you could have stayed in 30 minutes down the road from Houston.

We hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back sometime.

Until then, slán,


Seán
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Property: Arbutus Hotel
Address: Arbutus Hotel College Street | Killarney Town centre, Killarney, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#6 Family Hotel in Killarney
#6 Business Hotel in Killarney
#9 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Arbutus Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Arbutus is one of Killarney's true original hotels. Located in the town centre it is a historic, family run hotel -The Arbutus is best described as a Country House Manor in the heart of Killarney . Whilst small, it has the luxurious accommodation and service expected from a larger hotel, with the advantage of all the personal attention and discretion that a smaller property can offer. Location, service, knowledge and comfort. It is often described by guests as a home away from home. We look forward to the opportunity of making you feel at home ... more   less 
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