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“A perfect in town hotel”
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Arbutus Hotel
Ranked #13 of 38 Hotels in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 13, 2007

A beautifully located hotel right in town where you can walk to many restaurants and pubs. My husband and I stayed here in August and had a very roomy and comfortable room. The pub downstairs was great with traditional music and the breakfast was great.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Lindaben
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Reviewed September 13, 2007

The Arbutus is a quaint and charming hotel. . The hotel staff...from the desk clerks to the wait staff were excellent. We spent three nights there in early September and thoroughly enjoyed the traditional Irish breakfasts. Special thanks to Betty and Vicki. You will not leave hungry! We also enjoyed Buckley's pub adjoining the hotel. You can't go wrong staying here. One draw back is although the location is great for seeing the city (right in the town center) it is noisy on the weekends when the pubs and clubs close. Book a room in the back of the hotel and you will sleep like a baby. Don't expect to watch television as there is limited channel selection. You shouldn't waste your time in your room anyway when in Ireland. There is sooooo much to see and do.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled with friends
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3  Thank jjtwin
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Reviewed September 5, 2007

The Arbutus Hotel has the ability to have a laid- back atmosphere while everything runs like clockwork. I found the beds very comfortable and the breakfast excellent, but the highlight for me was the pint of Guinness and friendly atmosphere in Buckley's bar. Overall, thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank KarenDempsey
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Reviewed September 2, 2007

Our stay at the Arbutus Hotel was perfect. We only visited for 2 days but wish it could have been longer. The staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful. The service was terrific., as were the Irish breakfasts each morning. The hotel itself was beautiful, comfortable, and extremely clean. Any future holidays in Ireland will certainly include a longer stay at the Arbutus Hotel.

Stayed: July 2007
2  Thank leenie59
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Reviewed August 25, 2007

The best hotel in Ireland ... it's like staying with family. Very helpful and accomodating. Front desk staff is absolutely the best, the bar is homey and traditional - tough to find that in Ireland these days. Dining room is terrific, Betty will take great care of you. Sean & Carol and family - thanks again. Mrs. Buckley - great seeing you.

Looking forward to next year!

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled with family
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5  Thank ejodonnell
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Reviewed August 22, 2007

We stayed at the Arbutus hotel with out CEI tour. The service was absolutely wonderful and the rooms very comfortable. The service even went so far as to when I was not well one night, one of the staff brought food to my room to make sure I did not go hungry. The staff was very friendly and the hotel very atmospheric with a great location!

Stayed: July 2007
3  Thank CattyAnne
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Reviewed August 22, 2007

My 2 daughters and I stayed at the Arbutus Hotel for 2 night during our recent trip to Ireland. When we arrived at the hotel, we were greeted by smiling faces and hot tea and scones. That was just a prevue of the delightful experience to come! The rooms were large with very well equipped bathrooms. We had both a large tub and a shower! The decorating was elegant and charming. We enjoyed the peat fires that burned in the fireplace in one of the common rooms. We also enjoyed having a real key for our room! Now on to the food which was excellent. The full hot breakfast included many delicious choices and always lots of scones and Irish butter. Our dinners included the best soup, well cooked veggies, fish/meat with interesting sauces, and wonderful desserts. The hotel is located in an area close to many shops and pubs, and we were able to get everyplace on foot. We spent a very enjoyable evening at the bar in the hotel which was lively but totally appropriate for my older teen daughters. All of the employees we encountered were polite and cheerful. I would recommend this hotel very highly and hope to stay there again myself!

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Additional Information about 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 Business Hotel in Killarney
#6 Family Hotel in Killarney
#12 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
Price Range: $115 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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