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Gleann Fia Country House
Ranked #18 of 141 Killarney B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hudson, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
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39 hotel reviews
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“Nice stay at Gleann Fia”
Reviewed September 27, 2006

Drove into Killarney from Kenmare - and spent way more time than we should have trying to find the place! Directions on their website aren't clear on how to find Gleann Fia from that direction. However, we did finally manage to find it, and it was worth it. When you checked in, it felt more like a small, boutique hotel than a B&B, but still very nice.

Large lobby-type area, filled with brochures and travel guides to help you locate attractions both near and far in Ireland. To the right of the lobby is a living room area, with lots of seating, books to read, and a TV. Further down, a glassed in sun-room, with a honor bar and nice seating.

Our room was one floor up - and was a family suite. This consisted of two rooms open to each other - one with a double bed, armoire, and desk, and the other with two twin beds and dresser and TV. The TV was mounted up over one of the beds in such a way that really the only way to see the TV was for everyone to sit on one of the twin beds. You could hear it from the double bed area, but you couldn't see it. Interesting thing about this TV was that they also received at least one channel in Gaelic - my kids thought it was hilarious to watch Spongebob all in Gaelic.

The bathroom was nice - a large tub/shower (with good hot water and nice power). Lots of towels, and plenty of room to move around in.

The owner, Connor, spent a lot of time with us showing us on a map how to get back into town, where to go for dinner, where some of the local sights were, etc. It was very helpful and informative. The grounds are also beautiful - lots of trees, streams, and of course - their dog! Skellig is an Irish wolfhound who is a little shy, but still very impressive.

Breakfast in the morning had a nice selection of fresh fruit (apples, oranges,etc) as well as cereals, granola, and yogurt. We were disappointed to see that the only hot dish that they served was the full irish breakfast. Most B&B's have additional offerings such as french toast or pancakes but not here. So for those not so enthralled by black and white pudding and sausages (like my small children), there wasn't much to choose from.


Definitely a nice, country feel to Gleann Fia - and very welcoming hosts. Would certainly consider staying here again if in the area.

  • Liked — The country setting
  • Disliked — the breakfast selection
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  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 8, 2006

The inn proprietor (Connor) gave us advice about what to do the next day before he even let us check in. The hotel was nice, clean, and had an excellent breakfast. It was a longish walk to town, so we drove the 5 minutes to and fro, but it was easy to find. The web site has great directions to the inn. I would recommend this location to anyone who is visiting Killarney.

  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 27, 2006

My husband and I stayed at Gleann Fia (fia = deer) with another couple for one night in July 2006. We initially had some problems located the facility because directions provided by the website do not include those from Killarney. After just a little bit we did find Gleann Fia and the picture on the website is just like it in person. It is a charming home set a few minutes outside of Killarney and its traffic. It is set on some beautiful land and even has a stream with a path that is quite charming. Also outside are some activities including a tire swing and a large chess set that was pleasant to use in the evening...with drinks from the honor bar, which is a nice amenity. We checked in without problem and were given maps as well as suggestions for dinner. We followed one of the dinner suggestions (can't remember the name!) and had a fabulous dinner in Killarney (with air conditioning!!). We two rooms on the 2nd floor which were adequate albeit not too up-to-date. Very clean and comfortable though. Make sure you eat breakfast at the assigned table (by room). We ended up sitting at different tables although traveling together. Breakfast itself was nice. They have a buffet table with breads, cereals, fruits, juice, etc. They also bring you a hot made-to-order breakfast....VERY soon after you sit down. All the food was delicious and you go away full. On our way out, we were given helpful instructions to get us on our way. Overall, very nice place to stay with good location and nice grounds, as well as hearty breakfast!

  • Liked — Location, Breakfast
  • Disliked — Rooms could use some cosmetic updating
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Gleann Fia Country House

Property: Gleann Fia Country House
Address: Kilcummin Road | Deer Park, Killarney, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Amenities:
Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 141 B&Bs / Inns in Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Gleann Fia Country House 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gleann Fia Country House, a Victorian Style Country Guesthouse, located just 2km from Killarney Town centre. Situated on acres of Mature Gardens with Woodland and River. All our guest bedrooms are overlooking our natural surrounds. Guest lounges with open fires, a Reading, Classical DVDs and Music CD Library, free WiFi, conservatory with complimentary teas, coffee, and an Honor Bar. Outdoor patio area with garden seating and free guest car parking. Local tours of the "Ring of Kerry", "Dingle", "Beara" Peninsulas, Gap of Dunloe and activities, Golf, Hill Walking, Fishing arranged in house. ... more   less 
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