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“Perfect as advertised”
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Friars Glen
Ranked #1 of 140 Killarney B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bolingbrook, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Perfect as advertised”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Stayed at this wonderful B&B for 3 days in mid-October and couldn't have been more pleased.
It is not a hotel (no pool or spa or exercise room, etc), but rather a home away from home.
Very low key and quiet 10 room house in the perfect setting just outside Killarney Natl. Pk. Our room was large, modern, and clean, with a wonderful view of country side. Breakfast was included and well done each day. For the price you could not do any better. The late afternoon tea and cake near the fireplace was the perfect break after a day of exploring the area and before going out for the evening. Excellent restaurant just a 10min walk away for dinner or 10 euro taxi to town for the pubs with music. The staff was friendly and helpful, but not intrusive. Would definitely recommend Friar's Glen a the perfect retreat.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Stayed at Friars Glen just for 1 night on 22nd October 2012,
I haven't visited Ireland for 8 years, our experience at Friars Glen reminded me how friendly and welcoming the irish people are.
From the warm welcome from Mary upon arrival,the excellent standard of rooms, both bedroom and lounge, the wonderful breakfast and fond farewell,the whole experience was fantastic.
The property is in an idyllic and quite setting, deer wander in the surrounding woods, yet Killarney is only minutes away.
We will return, and stay longer!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Sydney
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

this is the fourth time i have stayed at Friars Glen Country House with Mary and John and the irrepressible Bridget. This time we took 4 of our friends. we had been travelling around the north and south of Ireland and had, but this time stayed in several B&B's. as a group we rated each place we stayed and without doubt and without exception, this is the best of the best. It is spotlessly clean, the food is amazing, the welcome all encompassing and their local knowledge without equal. On our arrival, cold and tired, we were greeted with tea and fruit cake and a warm open fire. it is so close to town that it is only a few minutes drive and sits right on the ring of Kerry opposite Mukross House.. If you are looking for a spotlessly clean establishment, with plenty of hot water and great food, dont go past this one.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Frairs Glen for a night in early October and cannot say enough great things about it. The house is absolutely beautiful and Mary, John, and Bridget were incredible hosts. They made us feel at home right away and gave us excellent advice about what to see and do in the area. The breakfast was incredible too! I would recommend Friars Glen to anyone!

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Redmond, Washington
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

We stayied here in October 2012. What a wonderful place, Very comfortable and welcoming. Rooms clean, beds comfortable, breakfast beyond expectations. Mary was so very kind and helpful. Thanks for a great time

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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tasmania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2012

The tree lined drive to this B&B just whets the appetite. We enjoyed a wonderfully warm welcome from Brigid - very detailed explanations regarding the attractions of the area, along with a map. A welcoming pot of tea and cake was a treat too. Our room (Room 3 Elm) was so lovely, overlooking the back garden such a tranquil view. The room is extremely spacious and very light - the ensuite is excellent - very well equipped and so comfortable. Downstairs there's a great lounge room with fire for relaxing. Breakfast was very good - the breakfast room has a lovely outlook over the garden. We enjoyed talking with Mary - such a friendly host. We really wished we had had more time here - a great spot for day trips around the Ring of Kerry but more importantly a wonderful spot to just totally unwind and relax. Every B&B needs a Brigid!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the stay..Mary couldn't have been more hospitable. Great to be a bit out of town, house in great nic with roaring fire in lounge a nice welcome. Brigid the waitress a gas ticket!
Looking fwd to a return visit.

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Additional Information about Friars Glen

Property: Friars Glen
Address: Mangerton Rd | Muckross, Killarney, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 140 B&Bs / Inns in Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friars Glen is a four star traditional-style country house offering guests top quality bed and breakfast accommodation. We have ten en suite, spacious, comfortable bedrooms that are quiet and restful. We offer an extensive. delicious breakfast that includes a cold buffet and freshly prepared to-order choices to set you up for your day. Friars Glen has a homely, friendly good humoured atmosphere and with experienced advice we aim to help our guests make the most of their holiday in Ireland's South West. Surrounded by mountains and woodland, Friars Glen is located 5km from Killarney Town and within Killarney National Park, close to Muckross House and Gardens and in the centre of the Park. There are many hikes and trails from our doorstep. Friars Glen is an ideal centre for day tours to Ring of Kerry, Dingle and West Cork. For however long you choose to stay at Friars Glen we assure you of great accommodation and lots to see and do. ... more   less 
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