We stayed here back in January on a 3night package. We arrived after a very long drive from Dublin and we were checked in by a receptionist who seemed a bit preoccupied. We went up to our room to find it had 2 single beds. I should point out at this point that we are gay and there was obviously a mix up in the fact we we're 2guys. We went back down to reception and she was very apologetic and tried to find us another corner room but there was none left so we had to make do with a smaller room.
We went up to our floor and it was being completely re-painted there was workmen in the corridors and it felt very strange to be walking threw a work site. Our room was lovely but it was smaller then the corner one. I think we we're the only people on that floor as we never met anyone but workmen. We we're woken up one morning by someone drilling at the wall on our corridor which when staying in a 4star hotel is not what you would expect.
We had dinner in the restaurant and I asked for a table near the window when i called reception to book, we went down and it was very busy. The lady sat us at the table right inside the main doors which looks out onto the reception, We felt very uncomfortable as it was clear we we're not only some of the youngest people in the hotel but also the only gay couple and the older american's took it upon themselves to stare. Now we we'rent being in anyway obvious and maybe it was just me being paranoid but it certainly was not the enjoyable anniversary dinner i had in my mind when i booked the hotel. The food took a long time to arrive but was lovely.
The spa is great but we we're asked by the receptionist to change in our room and get the lift down in the robes provided, when i explained our floor was full of men painting and i didnt really want to walk by them all in a robe she laughed and told us to change in the changing room, not really sure why anyone would choose the other option even without the workmen, but in saying that we did see other guest going to their rooms in robes.
Now don't get me wrong this place is lovely one of nicest hotels in Killarney but we felt just a little like we we're too much trouble for the staff, everyone seemed to be preoccupied and busy. We enjoyed Killarney very much and plan on returning but i think for the money you pay for the brehon you could find somewhere just as nice with much better service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Brehon is a luxurious hotel of unique grace and elegance set amidst Killarney’s breathtaking landscape. Each guestroom and suite reflects a contemporary blend of beauty, style and space. The Brehon also offers visitors a chance to relax and unwind in the Angsana Spa, the European flagship of the famous Thai celebrity haunt The Banyan Tree. The experienced Thai therapists offer a range of holistic spa treatments and massages to refresh and revitalise the spirit, mind and physical being. All treatments carried out in the Angsana Spa are 100% authentic Thai and use only natural ingredients. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Brehon Hotel Killarney
- Brehon Hotel Killarney