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Arbutus Hotel College Street, Killarney V93 AYP9 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#20 of 40 hotels in Killarney
Travellers' Choice
The Arbutus is one of Killarney's true original hotels. Located in the town centre it is a historic, family run hotel -The Arbutus is best described as a Country House Manor in the heart of Killarney . Whilst small, it has the luxurious accommodation and service expected from a larger hotel, with the advantage of all the personal attention and discretion that a smaller property can offer. Location, service, knowledge and comfort. It is often described by guests as a home away from home. We look forward to the opportunity of making you feel at home
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Nightclub / DJ
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Barbara K wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions
Highly recommend this quaint gem. The food is fabulous, the staff exceptional. Very cozy, beautifully decorated, feels like “grammas house”. The pub on ground floor has live music in the evening with a lot of local Irish flavor!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Shirley Hackett wrote a review Jun 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I stayed at the Arbutus hotel in Killarney for 3 nights in June 2022. It’s a charming hotel right in the centre of Killarney and is full of character. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by very friendly staff and felt very much at home. The reception area is very cosy and inviting and resembles a sitting room with a fireplace and very comfortable armchairs and couches. The bedroom was very spacious and the bed was large and very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious with an excellent range of choice. Management and staff were exceptional.. friendly, helpful and super efficient. I would highly recommend this hotel and will definitely return again.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
redfoka wrote a review Jun 2022
Clemson, South Carolina101 contributions19 helpful votes
This hotel is VERY centrally located with lots of shopping, restaurants, bank, and jaunty horses nearby. The bedding is lovely and room 223 has a nice view. Room 222 has no view. The breakfast is not as extensive as some.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
cadcon wrote a review May 2022
newcastle ont66 contributions48 helpful votes
Spent a few days at this hotel in May …great spot , beautifully presented , great rooms , the only comfortable armchair I found in any Irish hotel room lol…staff were great , food delicious …the night porter ( who’s name I think was Pat or Paddy ) was extremely helpful when one of our group got bad news and needed to leave suddenly …thanks again and see you soon !
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Date of stay: May 2022
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Just enjoy
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Barbara H wrote a review May 2022
Lake Placid Fl10 contributions1 helpful vote
Great location, many pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance of hotel. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Great breakfast in the morning, nicely appointed dining room, wonderful choice of breakfast foods, and efficient staff.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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EnaCollins wrote a review May 2022
2 contributions
Another wonderful stay at the charming and historic Arbutus Hotel. As always everything to perfection. The new Courtyard is fab where we enjoyed great food, you must try their homemade deserts. Loved the drawing room adjoining Buckley’s Bar, an ideal location for high tea or cocktails with special friends. Looking forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Sean and his staff have loads of knowledge and insights into making the most of your visit to...
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James H wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution
Hotel is charming and full of character. Tea and scones on arrival sets the tone. Rooms large , huge comfortable bed,pristine linen Great atmosphere in bar and courtyard food is so good -try the rhubarb crumble. Breakfast is served with silver and linen,staff are exceptionally friendly and efficient. Tip try the breakfast omelette-a feast also homemade gingerbread on the breakfast bar is a treat. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Cosy nook off the bar ideal for coffee/afternoon tea
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Daniela R wrote a review Apr 2022
3 contributions
This hotel was great! The service was amazing and the staff were courteous and wonderful. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. The location was great l! Very central to everything. The food was amazing. We had a light dinner and a beautiful breakfast! Highly recommend!!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
T lim wrote a review Mar 2022
Bray,15 contributions4 helpful votes
This was our first time staying here and will definitely be back. It’s great value for money and situated in the centre of town. Had Chicken wings and Steak sandwich and they were beautiful. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Good size room, lovely shower and comfortable bed.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Fomum wrote a review Jan 2022
Killarney, Ireland6 contributions4 helpful votes
Went for drinks with friends on Saturday afternoon. It was a catch up with old colleagues and I have to say Denis behind the bar was sensational. We all work in the hospitality sector and know how hard the industry can be, but with Denis nothing was a problem. He brought our drinks to the table and for our second round we didn't even have to ask he knew exactly what we all were having. Would highly recommend calling to Buckley's Bar for a few drinks. Thanks again Denis
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arbutus Hotel Killarney
Which popular attractions are close to Arbutus Hotel Killarney?
Nearby attractions include Escape Killarney - Kerry's 1st Live Escape Room Game (0.2 km), Kerry Cliffs (0.5 km), and Gaelic Roots The Show (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arbutus Hotel Killarney?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Arbutus Hotel Killarney?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Arbutus Hotel Killarney?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arbutus Hotel Killarney?
Conveniently located restaurants include Garret's Killarney, The Mad Monk, and Kitty O'Se's Seafood and Grill.
Is Arbutus Hotel Killarney located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Killarney.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arbutus Hotel Killarney?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Arbutus Hotel Killarney?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Muckross Abbey (3.5 km), Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms (4.6 km), and Muckross Traditional Farms (4.6 km).