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Killarney Lakeland Cottages
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Reviewed July 27, 2010

We spent five nights in a Dinis cottage in July - unfortunately, it rained unrelentingly from Thursday to Sunday. The cottages are in a lovely setting with plenty of open space around each cottage and if the weather had been fine, it would have been great to spend time outside. Inside, they are well equipped, although the downstairs bedroom smelled rather damp. The kitchen is big with everything you need, but the controls on the washing machine were very temperamental, which was difficult as we had a young baby in our group, and twice managed to turn on the washer again when we wanted to use the dryer. The phone didn't work (that didn't matter as we all had mobile phones, perhaps the phone isn't necessary). Television and internet reception were terrible. Some light bulbs were missing. One night, the washbasin in one of the bedrooms simply collapsed into it's surrounding framework, revealing that a patchup job had obviously been done on it on a previous occasion and a proper repair never done.

Having said all this, we did enjoy our stay and thought the cottages were good value for five adults and a baby, in a very nice setting close to Muckross and easy driving distance to other places. However, I would suggest that a "snag" list be drawn up for each cottage so that repairs and upkeep can be done regularly. I would also suggest a list in each cottage explaining how the washing machine and hot water system work, we managed to muddle through, but people from other countries who are used to different systems may not find it very easy.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 20, 2010

In fact I have stayed at Killarney Lakeland Cottages numerous times, first staying when my children were very young. It is the perfect spot for a family to unwind while staying in Ireland. It is close to Killarney and Kenmare for evening visits to the restaurants and pubs, cabs are readily available to drive back and forth if you do not wish to take your car into town. ( I would recommend Killarney Taxi) The National Park is accessible directly across the street making it easy to bike, hike or just walk the park.
I stay in the Killeen Cottage and prefer the extra space the cottages afford to the local hotels when traveling in a group. Brian O'Shea is a wonderful host and has always been helpful with bike rentals, pub and restaurant recommendations, given the choice I would go back again next year.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 2, 2010

Loved staying here. Most cottages have a magnificient view of Mangerton Mtn. Lovely grounds. Located 3 mi from town and 2 mi from the national park. Our cottage had three bedrooms each w/own bath. Large kitchen w/small washer/dryer, which was very convenient. Very quiet. Owner Brian O'Shea most accommodating. Rent bicycles from O'Sullivan in town. Nice pub, the Molly Darcy, just around the corner.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 30, 2010

Nice cosy cottege, not far from the town - 5 min drive but still in nice quiet area.Would defo recommend for a self cathering stay.Sofa a little hard though and we got a dvd player when we asked for one.Good value - discounts for couple only stay! Its got everything in kitchen as well

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2009

This place is perfect for self catering holiday makers.It's a family run site and it's on the doorstep to killarney national park.The cottages are well equiped with everything you could need.Some cottages are positioned just on the edge of a small forest. The grounds are kept tidy and there are free tennis courts(free raquet hire), small games room(not in great condition) and a couple of swings for the kids.You can light the open fire which was a treat nowadays and it is a really quiet site.All in all we had a gret time and it was nice going back to your old style cottage at the end of the day.You also get a discount if want swim at the glen eagle hotel just up the road.They don't accept pets but when I rang them on the phone and told them that I had two king charles puppies and that they are locked in a crate at night they said it would be ok and that I must keep them on a lead when walking around.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 24, 2008

We stayed 5 nights at the Killarney Lakeland Cottages. We were in the Toric Style unit.

The cottages are about 5 minutes outside of Killarney. We found it a great base for touring the area.

The cottage was much larger then we expected. Very clean and nice. 3 Bedrooms and 2 baths. Dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer. Washer/Dryer.

We really liked the place, a little outside of town, so nice and secluded.

Give it a try if you are going to be in the area.
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  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 4, 2007

Just got back from a trip to Ireland with 3 young kids -- ages 7, 4 and 1 -- and we couldn't be happier with the cottage we stayed in at Killarney Lakeland Cottages.

3 bedrooms and 3 full baths (plus a kitchen, living room, etc.) gave us MUCH more room than a hotel, and the spacious grounds were perfect for letting the kids run off steam.

There aren't a lot of "facilities" there -- a couple of old swing sets, and a dilapidated tennis court with free rackets/balls to borrow -- but it didn't really matter to us. There's a trail that leads off the property, thru the woods and directly into Killarney National Park (with the Muckross House and various other attractions) which was fun because it felt like our "secret entrance" into the park while all the other tourists were coming in from the main car parks.

The only negative, and the reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5, is that it's about 5km or so outside of Killarney. This is actually a positive, BUT it does mean that if you want to go into Killarney (to eat or shop or whatever) you have to get into the car -- and traffic into and out of the town was astonishing, what with the construction and tour buses and I-don't-know-what-all. That little 5km into town repeatedly turned into a 30-minute ordeal between the crawling traffic and looking for parking. (It's far enough from town that, with small kids, we couldn't really have walked in; fit adults probably could have.) Not the fault of the cottages or the owners, of course, but it was something of an annoyance.

However, for us this was the only negative and didn't come close to outweighing the positives. Highly recommended - either for families or for groups of friends who want to stay together.

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Killarney Lakeland Cottages

Address: 18 Muckross Drive, Killarney, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Killarney
Price Range: $82 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming complex of holiday cottages, near the Killarney National Park. Open all year. Ideal for families, Couples and Groups. Special rates for Couples. Weekly and short stay rentals. Start any day of the week.Ideal base for touring in South West Ireland, using day trips to Ring of Kerry, Dingle, Cliffs of Moher, and Blarney and West Cork. Free WIFI. ... more   less 
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