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“Our best B&B experience in Ireland”
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Kingfisher Lodge
Ranked #17 of 140 Killarney B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Akron, OH
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Our best B&B experience in Ireland”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

We arrived at Kingfisher on a Wednesday evening without a reservation. We gave it a try based on its good TripAdvisor ratings. It also seemed to be in a good location, convenient to the shops and pubs of Kilarney but not right in the middle of everything. We ended up staying two nights and it proved to be our best B&B experience during our 11 day stay in Ireland. On-site parking was a big plus, as parking seemed to otherwise be quite a challenge in Kilarney. We had to move rooms for the second night because Ann and Donal were booked with a tour for the second night . Both rooms that we had, though not fancy, were nicely decorated and spotlessly clean. Our breakfasts both mornings were terrific, especially the crepe-like pancakes. Ann was the consummate B&B hostess. Our first night, she recommended dinner at Bricin, which proved to be one of the finest meals we had during our stay in Ireland. Ann was also very generous in taking time to help us plan our excursions around Kilarney and even made some good suggestions for our travels as we left Kilarney. There is a dizzying array of B&B options in Kilarney and we were fortunate to land where we did.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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128 reviews
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Was a quaint little B&B. Clean room, friendly owners, comfy bed with updated decor. Came with breakfast - nothing fancy, just simple stuff.

Walk to main town is a bit longer than 4 minutes. Was more like 10. Town is nice with fun pubs.

I would stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights in October. This is a charming B&B in Killarney. The owners were very charming and great hosts. Rooms were very clean, spacious and had a lovely comfortable bed. Nice clean modern bathrooms. Staying here was like being in your own home. There was a good choice for breakfast. Good location in walking distance to the centre of Killarney. I would recommend and would definitely stay here again if in Killarney.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glendale, CA
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

This was by far our largest room during our two weeks in Ireland, also nearly the biggest shower. Donal and Ann were lovely, not even blinking when we showed up after 8 p.m. without reservations, and dripping from the rain. There was a 5 minute walk from the quiet neighborhood into the fun & busy town of Killarney. Donal helped us reserve a tour of the Ring of Kerry, including pickup, and Ann took care of several loads of laundry for us, as there was no self-service laundry in town due a recent fire. Take note of the name - the Kingfisher is more like an inn than a small B&B, with less interaction with the other patrons. Our hosts gave us detailed advice on local attractions, restaurant recommendations, and were generally very good tour guides for this fascinating area.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto
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Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

This was a great place!! It was clean, comfortable and the breakfast was good. Really good :) Great hospitality and the location was a 5 minute walk from town. Ann gave us great tips on where to go and what to see. It's the only place to stay in Killarney!!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bolton, England
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We've stayed at Kingfisher Lodge a number of times over the years, and everything is just as it should be in a high class Guest House. The owners are very pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable, they run an efficient place to stay but more importantly provide comfort, good breakfasts, lovely bedrooms that are spotless and beautifully furnished. A welcome awaits anyone visiting Killarney, but in this Guest House it is extra special, and next time we're in Killarney we'll be looking to stay here again.

Room Tip: Park up at Kingfisher Lodge and walk into town as it's only a 200 metre stroll and you save on p...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Silverhill, Alabama
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Just wanted to write to thank Ann and Donal for a great time. Their B& B in a great k
Location to drive and see lots of the sites in and around the Ring of Kerry. The national park was really close. their were lots of great restaurants with in close walking distance. Rooms, bedding and breakfast were excellent. Ann and Donal's knowledge of the area were very helpful. I would recommend the Kingfisher for a great place to stay!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 #17 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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