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The Europe Hotel & Resort
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Fossa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 19, 2009

This review is only for the SPA and Leisure Centre section in the hotel, as I visited this last week. Overall I was very impressed, 20m pool, massive hot-tub in which you can sit indoors or outdoors.

Changing rooms clean and well kitted out. Family changing rooms were very useful as we had two small children who were very welcomed also. But note there is no dedicated kiddies pool.

Gym - well kitted out, and like the fact that they supplied fruit to eat and bottled and tap water. Also headsets for the audio and visual equipment.

This caters mainly for the residents of the hotel - only 100 external members.
Staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 10, 2009

This was our third trip to the Europe Hotel for a short leisure break. We had not been to the hotel since its refurbishment and we were extremely impressed with the luxurious transformation. This is probably the best situated hotel in Killarney to appreciate the beautiful scenery of Kerry. Be aware this hotel is out from the town centre approx two miles, so a car or taxi are needed. But the setting is gorgeous and the peace and quiet is great.The hotel is beautiful inside, the spa ,pool, and gym facilites are just top class, probably the best in ireland we have seen.
The room I booked through a booking site, because simply it was a lot cheaper than the hotel itself, and i booked a superior lake view room. I specifially requested a king bed when booking as the site offered this option of bed type. Now the room itself was really lovely and spacious, beautiful balcony , lake view etc.... v warm but the only negative I did not like at all was the bed ,which although really comfortable ,was twin mattresses, pushed together . Even the quilts were twin. I was v disappointed with this as this was supposed to be a king bed.?
I did ask on check out if this was the case with all king type rooms and nice girl there looked at our booking and told me, oh yes you booked through an internet site, not the hotel, and did you request a king bed? She told us,the hotel does of course have king beds, but due to conferences also has a large no. of twin types which can be made into kings and apologised for that. I did come away feeling, if you happened to book through any site other than the hotel, then you will be penalized for not contacting the hotel directly as you do not get what you supposedly paid for and requested because the hotel itself charges you more for the same room type than a lot of other booking options out there.
If the hotel markets itself through various booking sites out there to generate business, it should at least compete price wise with its own hotel prices and perhaps customers would book direct with the hotel itself.?
Other than this slight hitch, all was v lovely at the hotel, the breakfast was top notch and the choice was mouth watering. Did not try the dinner menu this time as we met friends elsewhere but our previous experience was v good, although expensive for what you get.There are a lot of v good restaurants in Killarney.The male staff we met were extremely friendly and the leisure staff were lovely also.I would highly recommed this hotel , but will be wary in future how we book. This is definitely a five star hotel and you will enjoy your stay here .

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2009

Killarney's lakes are amazingly beautiful. Hotel Europe is right on the lake shore and makes the most of the stunning scenery on it's doorstep.

The hotel's recently been done up and the new rooms are really trendy with amazing bathrooms! The hotel's restaurant and public areas were very impressive too, with loads of comfy sofas, bright windows overlooking the lakes and open fires for lounging around.

The only downside to this hotel is that it's a bit out of town. If you're there to escape from it all, this place is perfect. If you'd like to be close to town to walk around in the evening, then this is not the place for you.

There's apparently an incredible spa on site too, but sadly, we didn't get time to explore it.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled with family
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Thank Seagreen75
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Reviewed November 15, 2008

What a find.
The Hotel is fantastic and visiting the Spa was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. I sat in there outdoor pool as the sun shined and looked out over that gorgeous lake and mountains. I felt like a king it was fabulous.
The food was also good and the service top notch.
Still a bit of work to do on the breakfast restaurant but the staff were so friendly in there.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank MattL55
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Reviewed October 10, 2008

Having previously stayed in another 5 star hotel in Killarney (and always enjoying our time there) we decided to pay a visit to the newly renovated Hotel Europe. We were not dissapointed! They have spent a lot of money on revamping the hotel. The new Spa was amazing. The pool and gym were also very impressive with Andy helping with our fitness routine! The food in the Brasserie was great though we did not eat in the restaurant. Our room had a wonderful view out onto the lake shore and was more than comfortable. There is quite a impressive conference centre attached. The staff were very friendly must mention Padraig the Conceriege, Stephen the Assistant Manager , Jer the IT Assistant and Nickolett the very pleasant receptionist who all helped make our stay so nice. Can't think of any negative thing to say about our stay. Killarney is spoilt to have so many 5 Star properties that are truly top class. Would highly recommend if you are visiting Killarney to check out The Europe.

  • Stayed: September 2008
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Reviewed September 12, 2008

I stayed at Hotel Europe for 2 nights and had low expectations given some of the reviews. I was however impressed by the Hotel. It has been recently renovated and so perhaps is a different hotel these days. The front of the hotel is quite Germanic and not overly inviting but the reception area is impressive particularly the views over the lakes. The room was good. Spacious and comfortable. Not outstanding however for a 5 star hotel. Also, no coffee or tea making facilities, which I always find annoying. Where the hotel really stood out for me was in terms of its spa, swimming pool and fitness area. The outdoor pool looking out over the mountains and lake was magnificent. The sauna and steam room were also excellent. The views over the lakes and mountains are amazing on a clear day and the garden area took advantage of this The Brasserie bar was fine for food. I avoided the main restaurant for dinner as there are loads of places to eat in Killarney. The conference area is also most impressive. Very modern and spacious. They clearly have invested a lot of money into their facilities. The hotel has some nice areas to relax in and there is a feeling of plenty of space throughout. The hotel is close to Killarney golf and fishing club and a short taxi ride from the town centre. One thing that was bad, however was the fact that on the morning I was leaving, two cleaning staff decided to start cleaning my room before I had checked out. I was told that they had to get the room ready. This was poor from a good hotel. Furthermore, breakfast was very very average and a let down for a reputed five star hotel. So there a few areas where they could improve but overall the hotel is worth a visit.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 25, 2008

stayed here for 2 nights. they are renovating so expect some problems. we didint sleep much as there was a pump room right next door to ours, so we may as well have not slept with the banging of pipes all night long!
location is gorgeous, a littl eout of town if thats what you're after. spa very nice, not fantastic, very poor gym.
food good, but astromically expensive! do not eat in the hotel!!

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with family
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Thank betDublin
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Address: | Fossa, Fossa, Killarney V93 KHN6, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney > Fossa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Fossa
Price Range: $276 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Europe Hotel & Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 187
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the shores of Lough Lein, The 5 Star Europe Hotel and Resort has been welcoming guests for over fifty years and has reopened after a 70m face lift which includes the stunning 4,600 sq.m. spa called ESPA at The Europe. From the moment you cross the threshold of the hotel you step into another world. A magnificent two story atrium with glass doors leads onto a garden terrace with a view of the lake and the mountains beyond which leaves you breathless. ... more   less 
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