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“could be 5 star in my opinion”
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The Dunloe
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 12, 2013

The Dunloe is rated as 5 star and it should be for the experience. One of the finest hotels that we have ever stayed in; however two areas soured us on our stay. Wi-Fi was terrible the only place were you could get any kind of signal was in the lobby and usually the signal was on the weak side. We know what they do with leftover building blocks in Ireland - the Dunloe uses them for pillows - they replaced ours with one's that were just as hard.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

I recently went to a wedding in this hotel and really enjoyed it. The views of the place were fabulous and the wedding itself was great. Our room had a really spacious balcony over looking the front of the hotel where there was a paddock with some horses in it. The room itself was lovely but didn't spend too much time in it unfortunately. Myself and my boyfriend said we would definitely come back here again at some point and spend more time out and about in Killarney - if we come back we will stay here for sure. I would definitely recommend coming here and particularly for a wedding. The food at the wedding was really really nice and very well presented.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Spent one night here with 2kids,we all loved it.our family room was fantastic,view to die for.kids club great,we could have time to ourselves,girls in kids clubs and looking after the horse riding were so friendly.lovely warm pool.horse riding around the little wood was so exciting for the kids .playground huge,lovely old castle and grounds.rabbits outside our window.lovely staff. Yes the decor is dated in the lobby ,bar ect but it adds a certain charm ! Huge breakfast,can't wait to return

Room Tip: Ask for view of to Gap of Dunloe
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We are so impressed by the consistently high quality service, location, food and childrens activities that we come back here time and time again. This latest trip was our second visit this year and despite fabulous holidays in France and the UK across the Summer, this was the one our 4 children were most excited about, and it lived up to their expectations. The pool is fantastic - view to die for - even if it is raining outside. This time around our older boys went fishing on the hotel riverbank with rods provided, followed by tennis and horseriding, while the younger ones were in summer camp doing painting and crafts. Happy children, happy parents! Although enough to keep us very happy too, the food was amazing, especially the chocolate souffle. Can't wait for next time we are visiting.

Room Tip: gap-facing rooms have the best balcony view
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

One of Ireland's best hotels and grounds for couples or families or special gatherings. Breathtaking views, places to walk, ride horses, swim, for children to play, play golf, or just enjoy relaxing quiet and elegant dining with spectacular views and excellent service. Some of the friendliest and most polite staff I have met anywhere.
Rack of Lamb for dinner was excellent and another night their burger was just as good.
We only had two nights there as we were on tour but I would definitely go back again.
They also have a beautiful pool room.

Room Tip: I did not visit various rooms but ours was quiet and had a lovely balcony with a view of the horses...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

I attended a wedding here in July and have to say everything was beautiful. This hotel is simply amazing. The rooms are beautiful and spacious.
The staff were pleasant. The food was gorgeous. The location was fabulous with amazing views. I would def stay here again and recommend.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

We had a really great stay with two kids 5 and 6 who could quite happily never have left the hotel and grounds for the whole 3 days.
The grounds are beautifully kept with cows and horses in the fields and stunning views of the Gap and surrounding countryside from the majority of rooms.
There was plenty for kids to do including the excellent playground, pony rides, lovely swimming pool and great art room in the kids club.
We had mixed impressions of the food - breakfast was fantastic and more than enough choice in the lovely surroundings of the 'fine-dining' restaurant.
We didn't try the hotel for lunch as we were out and about but had dinner in the more casual restaurant twice. The kids were very happy with their food on both occasions but I would have liked a better choice on the adult menu. There wasn't a lot in terms of healthy options - salads were fairly unimaginative and covered in heavy dressing - the menu could definitely do with a few simpler, wholesome choices.
The staff in the restaurant and throughout the hotel were great - pleasant, friendly, helpful especially the girls in the kids club and stables who were perfectly suited to looking after kids.
Our family room was just perfect for us. We sometimes go for interconnecting rooms but there is really no need here the room is perfect for a family with a proper single bed for each child. The 'double' bed we had was 2 single mattresses pushed together which we aren't mad about but beds were very comfortable and the room was dark and quiet which made for great nights sleeps all round.
I would definitely return to this hotel again because the kids loved it so much. I'd love to see a bit of an update of the decor in the main common areas of the hotel - it's perfectly clean but very dated patterns on curtains and carpets etc. Considering the fab location, grounds, building, etc it wouldn't take much of an interior re-think to make the hotel something really special.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Dunloe

Address: Beaufort, Beaufort, Killarney, Ireland (Formerly Hotel Dunloe Castle)
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney > Beaufort
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Beaufort
Price Range: $260 - $355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Dunloe 5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dunloe is a beautiful 5* hotel, overlooking the famous Gap of Dunloe, set on its own 64 acre estate leading to the ruins of the 12th century castle and River Laune. The dog-friendly The Dunloe is one of the finest luxury hotels Ireland has, boasting magnificent 5 star hotel accommodation in Kerry, only 5 miles from Killarney town. Enjoy a range of complimentary onsite leisure activities including swimming, sauna, steam room, fitness room, fishing, horse riding, and indoor tennis. A kids club and movie night programme runs for children throughout the summer months. Golf, tours, walks can also be arranged locally ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Dunloe Castle Hotel
Hotel Dunloe Castle
Dunloe Castle Killarney

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