The Best Hotels in Killarney

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best luxury, boutique, and most charming hotels in Killarney. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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Muckross Park Hotel & Spa

Rated 9.1 in 1267 reviews

The luxurious 5-star Muckross Park Hotel and Spa is located in Killarney's National Park. It offers elegant… See more

The luxurious 5-star Muckross Park Hotel and Spa is located in Killarney's National Park. It offers elegant air-conditioned rooms, the AA Rosette winner Yew Tree Restaurant, and Major Colgan's Gastropub.

The Spa is available to all residents in the hotel. The award-winning spa includes The Vitality Pool and Thermal Area, which guests over 16 can access complimentary. A range of treatments are available at a charge. The award-winning spa team offer a range of treatments, specialising in organic and vegan products.

The individually designed rooms have plush furnishings, bespoke furniture and luxurious fabrics. These spacious rooms feature a king-size bed, 24-hour room service, heated towel rail and soft towels and a large en-suite bathroom, a Nespresso coffee machine, climate control, large-screen TV and free Wi-Fi are also featured.

Major Colgan's Gastropub has beamed ceilings and open fires. Cocktails are served in the chic Monks lounge with its deep leather couches and wood panelled walls.

Killarney town is just 5 minutes’ away, and Lough Leane is a 10-minute walk away. The Atlantic coast can be reached in 30 minutes by car.

Rooms from $160

Cahernane House Hotel

Rated 9.1 in 399 reviews

Immersed within its own parklands, this stunning 19th century country house is set on the edge of Killarney's National… See more

Immersed within its own parklands, this stunning 19th century country house is set on the edge of Killarney's National Park, only a 10-minute walk away from Killarney town centre.

An area of outstanding natural beauty with its untamed landscape of mountains, lakes and woodland, during your stay you can enjoy walks, hikes, horse-riding and cycling through the National Park.

The on-site Herbert Restaurant, awarded 2 AA Rosettes, enjoys views of the gardens and offers an extensive menu with all produce locally sourced. Herbert's Restaurant is closed every Monday & Tuesday, food service is available in the Cellar Bar daily.

The approach to Cahernane House Hotel is through a tunnel of greenery which frames the long private avenue and instills a slower, sweeter tempo and a true sense of tranquility.

Rooms from $185

The Killarney Park

Rated 9.5 in 443 reviews

Built in 1992, the 5-star The Killarney Park is just a 5-minute walk from the Killarney Train Station. This family-run… See more

Built in 1992, the 5-star The Killarney Park is just a 5-minute walk from the Killarney Train Station. This family-run hotel boasts an indoor pool and spa, an award-winning restaurant and elegant rooms with free WiFi.

The spacious, air-conditioned rooms at The Killarney Park all have either city or countryside views. They feature smart TVs, Smeg coffee machines, fluffy bathrobes and slippers. Half of the bedrooms are luxurious Premium, Signature and Suites with bespoke furnishings, separate sitting areas and built-in gas fireplaces.

The Peregrine is the latest addition to The Killarney Park. With its elaborately coved ceilings, contemporary mood lighting and soft fabrics, The Peregrine is undoubtedly one of Killarney’s most stylish new restaurants.

Expect a relaxing ambience combined with exceptional original cuisine that celebrates Kerry’s finest produce. A combination of comfortable banquettes and atmospheric horseshoe booths make this the perfect setting for romantic dinners as well as those intimate gatherings with friends and family.

The Spa features Eve Lom and Elemis treatments. The Health & Fitness Club comes with a Fitness Suite, indoor swimming pool and several other pools at varying temperature. There is complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel.

There is a wide range of wonderful day trips including the world-famous Ring of Kerry, the breathtaking Gap of Dunloe, and the 25,000 acres of The Killarney National Park. Muckross House and the traditional farms are only 10 minutes' drive away. The wild and rugged Dingle Peninsula is 1 hour away by car. The Killarney Park is a key gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way, a long and beautiful driving route along the west coast of Ireland.

Rooms from $249

The Lake Hotel

Rated 9.2 in 2326 reviews

Nestled on the shores of Loch Lein, The Lake Hotel has magnificent mountain views. Just 2km from Killarney, a restaurant… See more

Nestled on the shores of Loch Lein, The Lake Hotel has magnificent mountain views. Just 2km from Killarney, a restaurant and the hotel has en suite rooms.

Rooms at the 4-star family-run hotel have baths and shower. They also have satellite TVs, hair dryers and most rooms have countryside views, some have balconies.

Morning coffee is served in the Sun Lounge whilst traditional breakfasts are available in the dining room. Fine Irish cuisine is on the menu at Castlelough Restaurant which overlooks the gardens.

The Lake Hotel has been welcoming guests since 1820 and Queen Victoria stayed there in 1861. Wander down its ancient pathways to the ruins of the 12th-century McCarthy Mor Castle.

Enjoy a drink at the elegant Devil’s Punch Bowl Bar, which is named after a Lake on Mangerton Mountain which is visible from the bar.

Rooms from $173

The Victoria

Rated 9.3 in 1052 reviews

Overlooking Killarney's National Park, the The Victoria is close to the National Events Centre and one mile from… See more

Overlooking Killarney's National Park, the The Victoria is close to the National Events Centre and one mile from Killarney town centre. It offers spacious rooms and full Irish breakfasts.

Rooms are individually decorated with a lovely country house style. The rooms all have en suite showers, satellite TVs and tea/coffee making facilities. Irons, hairdryers and telephones are also provided and free Wi-Fi is available throughout.

There is a varied breakfast menu and fresh coffee, homemade scones and light snacks are served all day. The lunch and dinner menu caters for all tastes, including vegetarians.

The hotel is beside the national Cycling Path, the Jaunting Car and walking paths where guests can enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and woodlands. Bikes can be hired from reception.

Friendly and attentive staff are knowledgeable about the local area and can make sightseeing recommendations and travel arrangements.

Rooms from $163

The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens

Rated 9.1 in 404 reviews

The 5-star Dunloe Hotel & Gardens overlooks the Gap of Dunloe. It boasts a 25-metre pool, sauna, steam room, and indoor… See more

The 5-star Dunloe Hotel & Gardens overlooks the Gap of Dunloe. It boasts a 25-metre pool, sauna, steam room, and indoor Nintendo Wii games room. Guests can enjoy free horse riding and indoor tennis, along with a fine casual dining restaurant overlooking the Gap of Dunloe.

The beautifully furnished rooms at Dunloe Hotel & Gardens are spacious and feature satellite TVs and large bathrooms. Most have balconies with garden or countryside views.

The restaurant serves fine cuisine and guests can choose from the à la carte menu and can sample the wines bought straight from the vineyard.

Lesiure facilities include an indoor pool, sauna and a steam room. Boating is available on the River Laune and Rossbeigh beach are a short drive from the hotel. An outdoor children’s playground is also available.

Set in 64 acres of parkland, the hotels sub tropical gardens hide the ruins of the old medieval castle.

Rooms from $341

The Europe Hotel & Resort

Rated 9.5 in 55 reviews

On the shores of Lough Lein overlooking 26,000 acres of National Parkland, the 5-star Europe Hotel & Resort boasts 180… See more

On the shores of Lough Lein overlooking 26,000 acres of National Parkland, the 5-star Europe Hotel & Resort boasts 180 spacious rooms and suites and a 50,000 sq. ft. luxury spa.

With views of the lake or natural views of the gardens, each room includes satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, Nespresso Coffee Machine and an in-Room Tablet. Guests can relax in cosy bathrobes and slippers with an electronic minibar. Most rooms include large balconies.

ESPA at The Europe is a sumptuous spa, spread over 2 levels with magnificent views of the mountains and lakes. This luxurious spa boasts 16 treatment rooms, many relaxation areas, heat experiences, lifestyle showers, saltwater pool, indoor swimming pool, indoor & outdoor vitality pool and a modern state-of-the-art gym.

Killarney Golf Club is located adjacent to the hotel, and free horse-riding is available throughout the hotel’s grounds. The hotel can arrange pony treks through the nearby Killarney National Park. Fishing and boating is available on the lake from the hotel’s private pier at an additional cost.

The Panorama Restaurant features views of Killarney’s lakes and mountains, serving a range of fine cuisine. The Brasserie Restaurant serves flame grilled dishes, while Riva offers light Mediterranean cuisine.

Rooms from $412

The Ross

Rated 9.3 in 639 reviews

The Ross is a family-owned boutique hotel which is situated in the south west of Ireland. A seamless fusion of luxury… See more

The Ross is a family-owned boutique hotel which is situated in the south west of Ireland. A seamless fusion of luxury and cool, The Ross provides the services and amenities of a boutique hotel within a stylish and chic environment. There is free WiFi access throughout.

In its previous life, The Ross was renowned as a comfortable, friendly hotel and that legacy lives on. The 29 bedroomed hotel is also home to the dramatic The Cellar restaurant and the lively The Lane bar.

Rooms from $152

Old Weir Lodge

Rated 9.3 in 1638 reviews

Set in mature landscaped gardens on the fashionable Muckross Road, this highly acclaimed guest house boasts a wonderful… See more

Set in mature landscaped gardens on the fashionable Muckross Road, this highly acclaimed guest house boasts a wonderful location just 10 minutes’ walk from Killarney town centre.

Despite being so close to the town centre, the house also enjoys the serenity and beauty of the nearby National Park and lakes, making it an ideal base for hill walking in County Kerry and the south west region.

With a relaxed atmosphere complemented by old style charm and hospitality, the Old Weir Lodge features a spacious foyer and beautifully appointed resident's lounge which provide a comfortable and friendly setting.

Rooms from $146

Loch Lein Country House

Rated 9.6 in 585 reviews

This friendly and relaxed hotel has superb views over Killarney's Lower Lake and MacGillicuddy Reeks. It is a gateway to… See more

This friendly and relaxed hotel has superb views over Killarney's Lower Lake and MacGillicuddy Reeks. It is a gateway to the Ring of Kerry on the shores of Loch Lein.

Loch Lein Country House was voted 8th in the 'World’s Top 10 Hidden Gems' by independent travel reviewers. It is ideal for the hills, national parks and world-class golf courses of Kerry.

The spacious non-smoking bedrooms have many thoughtful features. Enjoy a drink in the lounge and modern Irish cuisine in Legends restaurant.

Rooms from $184

The Brehon Hotel & Spa

Rated 9.0 in 1845 reviews

Boasting marble bathrooms and spacious rooms with mountain views, The Brehon Hotel & Spa overlooks Killarney National… See more

Boasting marble bathrooms and spacious rooms with mountain views, The Brehon Hotel & Spa overlooks Killarney National Park. Guests can relax in its luxurious Anú Spa.

Each luxury room features baths, walk-in showers and fluffy bathrobes. Guests can relax with satellite TV, slippers, and complimentary mineral water.

OUR AWARD WINNING SPA, FOCUSES ON THE ANÚ EXPERIENCE OF NURTURE, WELLBEING AND RESTORATION. Facilities include a swimming pool and are for guests over 18 years of age. Treatments also availble.

The Brehon Bar has a wide selection of wines, cocktails and an extensive bar menu.

Carefully curated by Head Chef Chad Byrne, Danú’s menu offers fun, flavour and freshness in a relaxed and casual setting. With a selection of dishes from vibrant small plates to hearty mains, signature favourites to quirky takes on the classics this food is a celebration of local produce, market fresh ingredients and a talented kitchen team

Killarney town centre is a 15-minute walk from The Brehon Hotel & Spa. Free parking is available at the hotel.

Rooms from $152

Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa

Rated 8.5 in 1167 reviews

Overlooking mountains and lakes, the 5-star Aghadoe Heights Hotel is 2 miles from Killarney town centre. It offers an… See more

Overlooking mountains and lakes, the 5-star Aghadoe Heights Hotel is 2 miles from Killarney town centre. It offers an indoor pool, an award-winning restaurant, and transfers from Kerry Airport.

The air-conditioned rooms at the Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa feature separate baths and walk-in showers. There is also free Wi-Fi, mini-bars and some rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows.

The Spa at Aghadoe looks out over the Kerry countryside and offers a range of treatments. There is also a hot tub, steam room and a mini-gym.

The Lake Room Restaurant serves fine European cuisine and has a glass-walled wine cellar in the centre of the restaurant. Guests can relax in The Heights Lounge or dine outdoors at the terrace bar with its stunning mountain views.

Killarney Riding Stables are less than a 10-minute walk away. Killarney Golf Club is less than 1 mile from the Aghadoe.

Rooms from $259

Killarney Plaza Hotel & Spa

Rated 8.8 in 3174 reviews

The 4-star Killarney Plaza Hotel overlooks Killarney National Park. It boasts a gourmet restaurant, an indoor pool and… See more

The 4-star Killarney Plaza Hotel overlooks Killarney National Park. It boasts a gourmet restaurant, an indoor pool and spa and limited free parking. St Mary’s Cathedral is a 5-minute walk away.

Air-conditioned rooms at the Killarney Plaza have flat-screen satellite TVs and free Wi-Fi. They also feature marble bathrooms, bathrobes and slippers.

The Plaza Hotel has many treatments available at the Spa centre.

Gourmet cuisine is served at the La Grand Pey and Tan yard restaurant and Cafe du Parc.

Rooms from $152

Arbutus Hotel

Rated 8.7 in 774 reviews

Situated in the heart of Killarney, the historic Arbutus Hotel has been run by the same family for over 86 years. This… See more

Situated in the heart of Killarney, the historic Arbutus Hotel has been run by the same family for over 86 years. This hotel offers free WiFi in public areas.

Each room has its own distinctive décor, and some rooms have the original Celtic Deco style from the 1920s.

In the mornings, freshly cooked breakfasts can be enjoyed until 11:00. This is served alongside fresh scones. Guests can enjoy a fine pint in the award-winning Buckley's Bar, which also serves home-cooked meals made from traditional Irish recipes.

The Arbutus is one of Killarney's original hotels. It is a 5-minute stroll from the train and bus station and only 10 minutes’ drive from Killarney National Park. The hotel is set amongst Killarney’s shops, pubs, and restaurants.

Rooms from $151

Killarney Dromhall Hotel

Rated 8.8 in 2348 reviews

The Dromhall Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Killarney Racecourse and the town centre.The property features complimentary… See more

The Dromhall Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Killarney Racecourse and the town centre.The property features complimentary onsite parking, WIFI and bike hire.

Bedrooms at the Killarney Dromhall Hotel feature en suite bathrooms, flat screen satellite TVs and seating areas.

The property is adjacent to the Randles Hotel, where guests can avail of the 20-metre pool , steam room and sauna at Club Santé Leisure Centre and spa treatments available at Zen Day Spa.

The on-site Kayne's Bar & Brasserie features indoor and outdoor dining and serves lunch and dinner. Wines, cocktails, craft beers and speciality coffee range are available.

Cycle path and mountain treks are easily accessible, with Muckross House, Ross Castle, the lakes of Killarney all within a short drive of the hotel.

The Fitzgerald Stadium and Ross Castle are both within a 5-minute drive of the hotel. Farranfore Airport is a 10-minute drive and free parking is available at Killarney Dromhall Hotel.

Rooms from $118

Killarney Avenue

Rated 8.8 in 1537 reviews

Overlooking the Golden Gates of Killarney National Park, the Jaunting Cars or the Surrounding area, the Classic King… See more

Overlooking the Golden Gates of Killarney National Park, the Jaunting Cars or the Surrounding area, the Classic King Room features a 5ft wide king-sized bed and Jacuzzi. ll guests have complimentary access to the Leisure Centre complete with whirlpool, sauna, pool and gym in sister property Killarney Towers Hotel & Leisure Centre located 200m away

Bedrooms at the 4-star Killarney Avenue Hotel have large windows providing stunning views. The air-conditioned rooms feature free wireless internet and TVs, bathrobes and slippers are available on request.

Locally sourced food is served in the Druids Restaurant whilst the Kenmare Rooms has fine whiskeys, ales and live music at weekends. Killarney has plenty of fantastic restaurants, shops and tea rooms.

Guests at the Killarney Avenue have use of its sister hotel, the Killarney Towers, leisure facilities. Just a 2-minute walk away, it has a swimming pool, sauna and gymnasium.

Rooms from $129

Killarney Randles Hotel

Rated 8.6 in 2573 reviews

Set in Killarney, 1.2 km from INEC, Killarney Randles Hotel offers accommodation with a terrace, free private parking, a… See more

Set in Killarney, 1.2 km from INEC, Killarney Randles Hotel offers accommodation with a terrace, free private parking, a restaurant and a bar. With free WiFi, this 4-star hotel offers room service and a 24-hour front desk. The property is non-smoking and is situated 1.4 km from St Mary's Cathedral.

At the hotel, every room has a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels.

Muckross Abbey is 3.9 km from Killarney Randles Hotel, while Carrantuohill Mountain is 29 km away. The nearest airport is Kerry Airport, 17 km from the accommodation.

Rooms from $107