We stayed at Glencar house for three fabulous and memorable nights.
The hotel was delightful and simple but what really made it really shine was the location and our hosts - Eilis and Liam. They were so caring and attentive and ... the food! We expected to be eating in pubs or towns near the hotel but no! The dinners there were exceptional (to be honest we ate there every night because it was the best food we had on our whole trip) and so well priced. Breakfast was also a treat and we were able to watch the rain, deer, hares and birds from the conservatory.
We had a room with a great view of the mountains and thanks to Liam we were able to get a guide to take us up there.
We live in Australia but should we be in Ireland again, we would make the trip back even across the country!
I would recommend staying there to anyone looking for a break and a touch of real service - you definitely need to give it a go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Glencar House is a rustic mountain hotel in the heart of the Caragh Valley and is the ideal base for a fishing or walking trip. Glencar House Hotel offers the lover of the outdoors easy access to the finest facilities from world-class salmon & trout fishing and walking trips or climbing trips , to golf and trekking. The hotel boasts panoramic views of the valley, woods and MacGillicuddy's Reeks, home to Carrauntuohill Ireland's highest mountain. The popular tourist town of Killarney is situated 22 miles from Glencar House hotel and is centrally situated within the famous 'Ring of Kerry' route. ... more less