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Kingfisher Lodge
Ranked #14 of 140 Killarney B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Alexandria, Virginia
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95 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic place to stay”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

We stayed for two nights at the Kingfisher and really enjoyed it. This house (lodge?) is beautiful and clean, and the staff is very friendly. Breakfast was great, with several delicious hot choices every morning to choose from, as well as choices of fruit/yogurt/cereal.

The location was also great. I'm always wary of claims of "close to downtown", but the Kingfisher really is, just a short walk down to the restaurants and shops of Killarney.

I would definitely stay here again, it combines a great location (close to the Ring of Kerry and downtown) with a nice atmosphere.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

The Kingfisher Lodge is a pleasant, friendly guesthouse within walking of downtown Killarney. Ask hosts Donal or Ann to suggest places to visit (they will make desired reservations for you), where to enjoy a traditional Irish dinner or a pint. They have a full staff who keep your room clean, towels fresh and beds tidy. Should you run a bit late for breakfast, you can expect a room service call double checking if you'd like a bite before the dining hall is closed. Really appreciate that extra touch! The grounds offer a fish pond and a large grassy backyard. Wi Fi available in the rooms throughout the house. Will stay here again!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

We had a lovely two-night stay at Kingfisher Lodge. Ann was very welcoming and helpful. The room was spacious and comfortable. The breakfast was excellent, with choices including fresh fruit, pancakes, and a full Irish. The location is very convenient for the restaurants and pubs in the town centre, which is only a 5 minute walk down the street.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Well-cared for place--a short walk to town, delicious breakfast, and hosts that made good suggestions for hikes and drives. Really, there's no reason not to stay here. At the suggestion of another TripAdvisor review, I did get the banana pancakes (Swedish-style, which is a delight if you are used to American-style heavy pancakes) and they were tasty.

We stayed for three nights, extending our stay after my husband got the flu halfway through, and felt well looked after.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mount Gambier, Australia
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Me and my partner came to killarney for a few days. We stayed in the kingfisher, it was such a beautiful place. We really enjoyed the breakfast, it was more than we could have asked for, with such a huge variety. There was plenty of space to park our car and both Ann and Donal were great hosts. Donal has a wealth of knowledge of the surrounding area, which was great, he showed us places to visit on maps, and suggested local places to visit for food in Killarney. Rooms were great, very clean and spacious. Highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Key West, Florida
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

My husband and I were going to stay for just one night but ended up staying for another due to the great accomodations, good location and very friendly staff. We were given maps and directions to local sightseeing sights as well as recommendations for eateries and entertainment in town. We even got a ride into town due to a light sprinkle that was very much appreciated. The breakfast was fresh and tasty as well. An overall excellent experience. Would recommend this place in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is our second time staying at the Kingfisher Lodge - we stayed a few years ago and loved it and back again for a stay last week. We love Killarney and we love the Kingfisher Lodge. We stayed in a room on the ground floor and it had a lovely clean smell the minute we entered the room. The bed linen was crisp and fresh and we have a fantastic nights sleep after a day of sightseeing in Killarney. We would recommend this guest house if you want to experience true irish hospitality. The Owners, Ann and Donal went out of their way for us when we realised we were late for our train and Donal even drove us to the train station and refused to take any payment from us - we really felt he went the extra mile for us!! thanks Donal and Ann and next time we visit Killarney, we'll make sure to stay with you. Btw, the breakfast was delicious and really healthy - loved the home made bread!

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Additional Information about Kingfisher Lodge

Property: Kingfisher Lodge
Address: Kingfisher Lodge Lower Lewis Road, Killarney, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 140 B&Bs / Inns in Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kingfisher Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A genuine Irish welcome from Donal and Ann Carroll awaits you at our family run LONELY PLANET 2010/2011/2012 RECOMMENDED AND Michelin award winners. Ideally located in a quiet area a mere 4 minutes walk to Killarney Town Centre / and bus /rail station we have private parking and all rooms have complimentary WI-FI. Sat Tv and tea /coffee facilities. All Tours and golf tee times, fishing and walking can be arranged with Donal, a qualified Guide. Extensive breakfast buffet and menu with vegetarian options also , Special dietary requirements catered for. KERRY AIRPORT 15 KM TRANSPORT CAN BE ARRANGED. ... more   less 
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