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The Fairview
Ranked #17 of 39 Hotels in Killarney
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78 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“wonderful place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

I stayed here for 2 days in Sept. the hotel is very clean, rooms were set up perfect for the traveler.
breakfast in the morning was very good. and everyone we dealt with could not have been MORE
HELPFUL. Bart (the manager) thanks for making everything easy. Ann (the night manager)
great recommendations for dinner and a joy to deal with. the only thing that was a little tricky was at check in there are only spots for 3 or 4 cars. so we parked around the back and walked with our suitcases to the hotel. no big deal. I would highly recommend this hotel. we were very pleased.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank evelynsgirl1007
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JimONeill, Owner at The Fairview, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Hi evelynsgirl1007

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Fairview in Killarney. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. As a 5 star property we invest heavily in ensuring that our rooms are spotlessly clean, with pristine bed linen and those little extras that give you a more homely feeling. Our staff are a very important part of our business and we thank you for recognizing the contribution made by both Bart and Ann. They are long serving members of our team and truly add to our guests experience. We have a set-down area for guests in front of the property an offer complimentary overnight parking in the Lewis Car Park just 70 meters from us from 6pm - 9am. Thank you for your breakfast recommendation we are so pleased that you found our new menu to be so good.

We look forward to welcoming you back when next you are in Killarney,

kind regards

James
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

I travel a lot for work and I have stayed in the Fairview, Killarney five or six times in the past and I'll stay there over and over again. I have always found the atmosphere warm, welcoming and friendly from the moment one enters the door. The decor creates a lovely atmosphere and you just feel at home. The rooms are quite comfortable and cozyand the staff are very friendly. The owners are passionate about what they are doing which is clear from the way the staff deal with the customers.The breakfast is fantastic. I recommend The Fairview and I would give it 5 stars anytime.
Personally, I would prefer customer controlled heating so that I could have the heating at the time I need it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cleo D
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JimONeill, Owner at The Fairview, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Hi Cleo D

A big thank you for writing so nicely about the Fairview and your experiences with us. We always enjoy welcoming guests back to the Fairview and you know that you will always be warmly received here. We have worked hard to create a home from home atmosphere and are so pleased that you find this to be the case. Our staff truly enjoy ensuring that guests have a great experience and this comes across in your review. During the season we upgraded our breakfast menu and offered a wider variety of healthy and hearty options. Thanks for the recommendation.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future,

kind regards

James
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

my wife anita and myself travel around the country and beyond,and we have to say that the Fairview guesthouse in Killarney has to be on top of the list for friendlyness cleanliness comfort,and fantasyic food. The staff could not do enough to make your stay more enjoyable, we would recomend this stay to anyone who is visiting killarney. (brilliant).

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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JimONeill, Manager at The Fairview, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Hi Patrick d,

Your very positive comments about the comfort, cleanliness, friendliness and fantastic food at the Fairview are very gratifying. We, as a 5 star property, work hard to ensure that our guests have a great experience and take away good memories. We are so pleased that you rate us so highly and thank you for taking the time to let other travellers know.

You can be sure if you return to Killarney that a warm welcome awaits you here at the Fairview.

kind regards

Les
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

I went there with my sister on the october long weekend and we stayed there for one night. we had an enjoyable stay. The staff was very pleasent and the service was excellent. It has been our third or forth time coming back. I would highly recommend to anyone staying in killarney town.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank GeraldineO741
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JimONeill, Owner at The Fairview, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Hi Geraldine O

Thank you for your repeat business and for your endorsement of the service and the staff at the Fairview. As one of the regular guests at the Fairview we are always delighted to welcome you and your sister to Killarney. We hope to see you again in the not too distant future,

kind regards

Jimmy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Located between the train station and the heart of Killarney town. I stayed in Room 110, a junior suite, the room was compact, lots of furniture in it for one person, it was clean, quiet and the jacuzzi bath was definitely a bonus at the end of a working day. I found getting channels on the TV awkward. Breakfast was good, although restaurant area feels very tight, again lots of tables and chairs fitted in. I enjoyed my stay.

Room Tip: Junior Suite, Room 110
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank axel07
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JimONeill, Manager at The Fairview, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Hi Axel07

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your room, 110 our Junior Suite. This room has a sitting room attached and we also offer a bathroom with underfloor heating, heated towel rails and jacuzzi bath. As you rightly point out our location is excellent just a short stroll to bus and train stations, restaurants, shopping and pubs. Over the season we upgraded our breakfast menu and are pleased you enjoyed our offering. Our restaurant is large but as most guests opt for a late breakfast the room can appear full from time to time.

We would welcome the opportunity to have you as our guest again and you can be assured of a warm welcome when next you are in Killarney.

kind regards

Les
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

just got back from my 2nd stay at the fairview, Loved it. Fabulous friendly staff, nothing too much trouble for them. Beautiful rooms & great breakfasts & perfect location. Cant fault it & cant wait to return.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Thank rosaleengriffin
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JimONeill, Manager at The Fairview, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Hi rosaleengriffin,

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are always delighted to welcome our guests back and we so appreciate your positive comments on your return visit. We look forward to seeing you in Killarney again, and you can be sure of a warm welcome when you return.

kind regards

Bart
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

My husband and i stayed at the fairview last week for 5 nights for our ruby wedding anniversary, weve visited killarney regurlarly over the years as its always a delightfull town to stay in, having said that its now become THE MOST DELIGHTFULL place to visit thanks to the management and staff at the fairview hotel.
i stumbled across this hotel while browsing the internet for somewhere different to stay, somewhere a bit special ,centrally located yet not crazy expensive with a personable touch if possible (not much then :) :) :) ) but thats exactly what we got, a beautiful suite to which we got a complimentary upgraded on arrival once they heard it was our ruby anniversary (thanks bart).
The breakfast selection and quality was faultless as was the service throughout our stay. theres a real team vibe between the staff in this hotel, anyone of them will help you with anything whatsoever without a hesitation or the usual "ill get someone to do that for you" pass the book line you get in so many places these days, this management and staff really cares about the guests being happy and for this reason we WILL WITHOUT A DOUBT BE BACK whenever we visit killarney in the future.
the location was amazing very easy to find and right beside shops, pubs and restaurants couldnt possibly be better park the car and forget about it.
to finish i want to thank the owner James the exceptional staff tommy,les,ciara and an extra little thanks to noreen, who hand delivered a beautiful bottle of wine, a box of truffles and a hand written message in an anniversary card to our suite on our 3rd nite absolutely ment the world to us as it wasnt just a standard left in the room on arrival gesture , it was a personal well wish from the hotel management and staff which we ve never experienced in a hotel anywhere before whatever the occasion, and so i cannot taking everything into account do anything but highly highly recommend this fantastic hotel with its charming staff ,you all really made our celebration so very special,
see you all next time were in town, kathleen and sean (tuam) xx

Room Tip: had no complaints all perfect in our suite
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank leface
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JimONeill, Manager at The Fairview, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Hi leface, (Kathleen and Sean)

We are so delighted that you enjoyed your anniversary stay with us in the Fairview. We were so pleased to learn that we added a little something extra to your experience and it was our pleasure to ensure your stay was enjoyable. Your good wishes have been extended to all the staff who met with you during your stay and your kind words about them are very much appreciated. We believe here that the guest is king and really do try to attend to their every need. Offering a personal service is something we pride ourselves on and it is an essential that all staff have a good knowledge of the area so that they can offer assistance to our guests in making their travel arrangements. The breakfast menu was upgraded during the season and we are delighted that you enjoyed our options. Our location is superb close to bus and rail, restaurants, shopping and pubs and just a few minutes from the National Park.

Once again, our best wishes to both of you and you can rest assured that a warm welcome await you when next you are in Killarney.

kind regards

Jimmy
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Property: The Fairview
Address: College Street, Killarney, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#11 Business Hotel in Killarney
#12 Family Hotel in Killarney
#16 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fairview 5*
Number of rooms: 29
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