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“Tropical Paradise in Kerry”

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Parknasilla Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Sneem
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Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Tropical Paradise in Kerry”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

We stayed in the holiday lodges in the Parknasilla resort. The lodges are well apportioned and fitted out, with the living area and kitchenette on the first floor and two spacious bedrooms on ground floor. the lodges are 2 minutes from the main hotel building, and you have all the facilities of the hotel and fabulous spa with outdoor Jacuzzi. The grounds are a special bonus to Parknasilla with Luscious plantation and walks along the coast with little coves to relax and bathe. The main dining room in the hotel is a beautifully appointed room and the food and service are excellent. We really enjoyed our stay and plan to visit again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Generalmanagerpark, General Manager at Parknasilla Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Dear seanstravelman,

Thank you for taking the time to write your wonderful review of your recent stay at Parknasilla Resort & Spa. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful two bedroom self catering lodges and availed of all the hotel has to offer. I look forward to sharing your comments with all the team here. I hope to welcome you back to Parknasilla in the future.

Warmest regards
Ruth O'Sullivan
General Manager
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights on a recent tour of the South West of Ireland. The location is truly fabulous though it's a rather remote. We had a two bed suite in the new wing and it was very comfortable and the furnishings were plush and well chosen and we had a view to die for. On the negative side the Wifi was very patchy outside the main reception areas which was an issue for our 3 teenagers. Also, outside of our room we felt that the hotel was a little tired and maybe not as luxe as you might wish for. Dinner however was very very good indeed and the restaurant staff and reception staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel is very popular with families and I felt at times that the main lounge was rather overrun with them...we came in for afternoon tea one after a long day's touring and coincided with what seemed to be every family on the resort ordering chicken nuggets and chips for little ones...not quite the ambience we were hoping for. Ditto the pool area. Unless you were prepared to rise before 8am or swim after 6pm it was certainly not the haven of peace and quiet reflection you might have hoped for. I appreicate however that it can be hard to get this balance right so what works for one guest will not suit another but I paid for two Spa treatments which were certainly compromised by fractious toddlers everywhere...overall however it was an enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Generalmanagerpark, General Manager at Parknasilla Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Dear gd2512,

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding your stay at Parknasilla Resort & Spa. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay in one of our wonderful two bedroom suites and your dining experience in the Pygmalion Restaurant. Our WIFI service on the resort is complimentary to all guests. However when there is a large number of people using it all at the one time it can slow it down. While some of the areas have been refurbished we are continually trying to improve our product where possible. We provide adult time only in the swimming pool from 8am to 10am and from 6pm to 8pm each day and our Thermal Suite and outdoor hot tubs and Elemis Spa is available for adults only. I look forward to welcoming you back to Parknasilla in the future.

Warmest Regards
Ruth O'Sullivan
General Manager
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Warrenpoint, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stayed here in julynfor four nights are room was perfect we have a three year old girl and had adjoins rooms are room was in the new wing but the walk to it could have done with a face lift everything else was great apart from we were there for four night and I asked for a banana and strawberries for the child and they none for the whole time. I just thought that was odd

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Generalmanagerpark, General Manager at Parknasilla Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Dear 171diane,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us following your experience at Parknasilla Resort & Spa. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and availed of all the hotel has to offer during your four night stay. While some of the areas have been refurbished we are continually trying to improve our product where possible. I am disappointed that your request for your daughter was not fulfilled and I have spoken with our Restaurant Manager. I look forward to welcoming you back to Parknasilla Resort & Spa in the future.

Warmest regards
Ruth O'Sullivan
General Manager
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We are so happy we chose Parknasilla as our base for our tour of Co Kerry. It was a truly wonderful experience, the setting is breath-taking, although the rooms have no WIFI everything else was amazing, in particular the porter on the first night named Ger, what a special man, he treated us so well on our arrival, we are still chuckling about his charm humour and welcoming nature

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Generalmanagerpark, General Manager at Parknasilla Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Dear Nocrofty,

Thank you for sharing such wonderful feedback following your stay with us last year. I was delighted to read you enjoyed your experience at Parknasilla and I look forward to sharing your comments with all the team especially Ger who is a wonderful asset to the hotel. This year we have extended our complimentary WIFi access to the hotel bedrooms and self catering. I hope to welcome you back to Parknasilla resort & Spa again this year.

Warmest Regards
Ruth O'Sullivan
General Manager
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Dublin
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Stayed at Parknasilla for 3 nights and 2 evening meals. Had an absolutely wonderful stay. The staff were always friendly and service at all times was excellent. The room we were in was slightly dated and could do with a update.

We spent part of one of the days going on one of the fabulous walks in the grounds of the hotel and the views across the bay were spectacular. I loved the idea of the many long footbridges at various locations.

The food in the hotel was outstanding, with both evening meals in a class of their own, with choices that suit every tastes and with excellent service also. The views from the restaurant across the bay made for a lovely "ambience" there. Breakfasts were of the buffet type with a great selection. It's always a good sign that the fried eggs on each morning were freshly cooked as against cremated.

Well done to all at the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank PC-Dublin18
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Generalmanagerpark, General Manager at Parknasilla Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Dear PC-Dublin 18,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay and had the opportunity to avail of the many facilities including our numerous scenic walks and wonderful food. While some of the bedrooms have been refurbished we are continually trying to improve our product where possible. I look forward to sharing your comments with all the team here who are our biggest asset. I hope to welcome you back to Parknasilla Resort & Spa in the future.

Warmest regards
Ruth O'Sullivan
General Manager
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Kerry
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Spent a few days recently at the Hotel in Parknasilla. Found the staff in Retaurant, Reception and Bar most friendly and helpful with special mention for Maurice in the Bar. Food and acommodation first class. I upgraded to an Executive room which I would recommend as it was very well fitted-out and spacious. Other facilities also quite outstanding. I will certainly return.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank MOCKerry
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Generalmanagerpark, General Manager at Parknasilla Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Dear MOCKerry,

It was with great pleasure that I read your recent review. I was delighted to note that you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to sharing your comments with all the staff here especially Maurice who is a valued member of the team. I hope to welcome you back to Parknasilla Resort & Spa in the very near future.

Warmest Regards
Ruth O'Sullivan
General manager
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

My wife and I spent 4 days last week staying in the Parknasilla. We had dinner there each evening and the food was quite superb. The setting is wonderful and the staff are very well trained and extremely nice. The rooms are a bit tired and room cleaning leaves room for improvements. These are more niggles than complaints and are the only reason why I would not give 5 * notwithstanding this we will return before the end of summer. A very good hotel indeed

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Generalmanagerpark, General Manager at Parknasilla Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Dear Expert2006

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of your recent stay at Parknasilla Resort & Spa.I was delighted to read about stay, your wonderful dining experience and your lovely comments about the team. While some of the bedrooms have been refurbished we are continually trying to improve our product where possible. I was disappointed to note your comments regarding the bedrooms as we often receive many compliments about the high level cleanliness achieved throughout the resort. I look forward to welcoming you back to Parknasilla very soon.

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Ruth O'Sullivan
General Manager
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Property: Parknasilla Resort & Spa
Address: Sneem, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Sneem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Sneem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Parknasilla Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Parknasilla Resort & Spa, at the edge of the Kenmare Bay along the Ring of Kerry & the Wild Atlantic Way. Parknasilla incorporates a luxurious and historic hotel - an indulgent Ocean Side Spa - a courtyard of charming two bedroom lodges - a community of spacious & elegant three bedroom houses - a 12 hole golf course - two tennis courts and a small beach -all within it's own 500 acres estate which is mapped into walks & trails for guests to explore. The Spa at Parknasilla is inspired by the nature that surrounds it and when combined with enriching Elemis therapies, your wellness is guaranteed. The classical styled Hotel Manor Rooms enjoy glorious sea views. Dining in the Pygmalion Restaurant is central to your enjoyment of Parknasilla: - inspired cooking, traditional style service against the backdrop of spectacular sunsets ensures you of a memorable experience. In summertime kayaking, archery and guided walks are offered. ... more   less 
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