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Park Hotel Kenmare
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 25, 2008

stayed for 3 nights, fabulous hotel. expensive, but definately one of the best service hotels ever in ireland. staff, all fantastic. culd not do enough for us. there were 7 in our party, including grandparents & teenagers, so evreyone was well looked after. food - too good, you could put on serious weight here!!
scenery/setting amazing. rooms: very old world, beautifully furnished.
Spa: a little dissapointing: kids not very welcome in pool area, you had to be having a treatment (which was impossible to get) to use the facilities.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 12, 2008

Park Hotel Kenmare - What a Disappointment
Date: August 12, 2008
Reviewer: Seasoned Traveler in Ireland

The Park Hotel Kenmare had been one of my "dream destinations" ever since I began visiting Ireland 10 years ago. This just goes to show that some dreams have the potential of quickly becoming nightmares.

Old hotels, properly maintained and kept updated, can be real treasures. This one is not. The building itself is creaky, musty-smelling and dark, and the rooms are tiny and cramped. I booked a suite, and it was so small and jammed full of huge, ornate pieces of furniture that there was barely room to walk around. The television and VCR/DVD did not work. The room service food was edible, but nothing more. Oh, and the cost for one night in this dungeon was nothing short of extortion.

This hotel has been touted as one of Ireland's finest, even being listed in Ireland's prestigious Blue Book. This is truly puzzling, given that the hotel is a total dinosaur and the grounds are desperately in need of manicuring. The weeds have taken over, and the lake is dried up and overgrown. This place is just plain scary.

Please do not consider staying here.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled solo
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13  Thank IRISHhms
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Reviewed June 29, 2008

OVER PRICED RIP OFF!! Pass this hotel by! Over rated and not a 5 star by any means! The hotel and rooms are tiny tiny, run down furnishings and carpet with a musky smell throughout the hotel. No one greets you at the front reception, service is poor. The food in the dining room was cold and overpriced. Poor quality. Perhaps Mr. Brennan should spend more of his money cleaning up this dump rather than advertizing it! Do not go here- you will be disappointed. Carrey on to Killarney Park Hotel instead. They have lovely service and have figured out what 5 star is.

  • Stayed: July 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 27, 2008

We stayed in the Park Hotel for two nights in June and I have to say it was fantastic. The Hotel is old style/traditional in the best sense. Great overall service without being intrusive. While the Hotel is on the pricey side, all the little extras, do make it a worthwhile visit.
There is also a fantastic spa within the Hotel grounds, a range of different treatments are on offer (which were great) but post treatments there is an outside pool which overlooks a forest area.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 9, 2008

Couldn't have wished to stay at a better place during our honeymoon in September 2007. We only stayed one night but would have loved to stay for longer.

The Hotel gave us a free upgrade from a standard double room to an amazing suite that spread right across the front of the house, overlooking the glorious gardens and mountains.

Although this is a big country house it has a very homely and warm atmosphere combined with a fabulous air of luxury. The hotel succeeds in providing a very high standard of service without being stuffy. Something that is quite rare in my experience.

Kenmare itself is idylic and very friendly. I was suprised at how close the hotel is to the centre of Kenmare ( about a minute walk from the main street).This is definitely a positive and doesn't detract from the beautiful setting of the hotel.

We didn't eat dinner at the hotel as it was fully booked when we arrived, but the restaurant looked really good and I imagine well worth booking ahead for. If this isn't possible there are loads of good restaurants right on the doorstep in Kenmare. When we returned from dinner there was a pianist in one of the reception rooms .All of the fires in the main reception rooms were lit and the atmosphere was really lovely and relaxing.

We didn't stay in the new part of the hotel so I'm not sure what the standard rooms are like but based on our own experience If you're looking for a hotel with all the mod cons and sheek , brand new bathrooms this probably isn't the place for you. Our room wasn't newly decorated by any means and the bathroom must have been at least twenty years old.Despite this it really was luxourious .The ground floor toliets are a work of art. I've never releived myself in such a palacial setting! I really hope that it doesn't get a makeover anytime soon as this faded decedance is one of many things that makes this hotel so very, very special. I'll definitely be returning, hopefully again and again.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 1, 2008

We are just back from a stay at The Park and loved it. We were surprised at how well kids are catered for, free meal at 6pm followed by popcorn and DVD in the hotel cinema while the adults have dinner plus a baby listening service. Great not haveing kids running around the restaurant. Kids also stayed complimentary (I know the cost is high to stay so they are not really free but the rates were better than last year when we looked to stay). I loved the old charm of the rooms-very comfortable. Personally I am sick of more luxurious hotels that are impersonal- these rooms are like a home away from home with amazing views. You do get free newspaper-some other reviewer said you don't and you don't have to pay a deposit to use the health centre!
It also has a brand new pool. Only quibble was you have to get a treatment to use the famous tranquility pool. Weather was fab while we were there and overall a great stay. Also great food and extremely friendly staff.
Will be back.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with family
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Thank lovetotrave15l
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Reviewed May 21, 2008

This hotel is overrated. The decor is shabby eclectic. My room was a mix of yard sale and discount store overstocks. When I checked in I overheard a well heeled couple complaining that there were cooking odors in their room and that for the price they were paying, that was unacceptable. The rates are extortionately high for the rooms, the spa and the food. Yes, the setting is lovely and the spa is very relaxing and well designed. The service is very good. But, I think the hotel needs a major face lift and the owners need to stop pretending that this is a five star hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with family
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1  Thank 2Discerning1
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Additional Information about Park Hotel Kenmare

Address: Kenmare V93 X3XY, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Kenmare
Price Range: $80 - $677 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Park Hotel Kenmare 4*
Number of rooms: 46
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