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Killarney Royal Hotel

College St, Killarney V93 XC90 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 31/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 31/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#13 of 40 hotels in Killarney
Travellers' Choice
Killarney Royal Hotel is a 4 star luxury property. It is a family run property with 32 individually designed bedrooms. It is located 2 minutes walk from the town centre, railway and bus station. The Killarney Royal Team are with the Scally family for many years and deliver service with pride and passion. It would be our pleasure to welcome you to your 'home away from home'.
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Property amenities
Free private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid public parking nearby
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Kylynn wrote a review Yesterday
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John made our stay at Killarney Royal Hotel. His service went above and beyond (& it was late at night!!). We enjoyed the putting in the room too! Rooms were very clean. Overall our stay was great. Thank you John!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
joecolledge wrote a review Yesterday
Morristown, New Jersey5 contributions1 helpful vote
My college friends and I stayed here for 3 nights while touring Ireland and we had a great experience. The hotel is clean, tastefully appointed, and staffed with delightful people, especially John! He has supposedly been working there since 1990 and was super friendly and helpful. I don’t think he ever slept…he would be the last one we’d see at night and first one we’d see again in the morning! He made our stay that much better, what an amazing lad! If you do stay here, be sure to tip him well - he will have earned it! The restaurants and food are great and the location is perfect - easy walking distance from and to anywhere. I highly recommend this hotel if you are ever staying in or passing through Killarney!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Jeff D wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Lovely hotel in a great location near the heart of Killarney. What really set our experience apart though was the service. The staff is unbelievably friendly and go out of their way to make sure you’re comfortable and have everything you need. We particularly appreciated the bar staff and the night porter John. Fantastic experience all around.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mark D wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We were in Ireland for a 1 week golf trip, and we stayed the entire duration at the Royal. It was absolutely delightful. The staff were the friendliest and most helpful I’ve ever experienced at a hotel. From the front desk, to the restaurant and bar, to folks helping us with our luggage, each step of the way was so incredibly inviting, kind, and hospitable. Additionally, the accommodations were clean and extremely comfortable. I cannot recommend the Royal strongly enough
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jaimee G wrote a review Jun 2022
Urbana, Illinois435 contributions14 helpful votes
The Killarney Royal Hotel has an ornate, fancy feel, includes 2 restaurants, and even an afternoon tea. The location is great- close to shopping in town- and we scored a good summer package deal that included our rooms, dinner, and breakfast so it was a good value. Dinner at the restaurant was several courses, including starters, a sorbet palate cleanser, mains, and dessert. For vegetarians there was bruschetta, soup, a pasta dish, and risotto (though, I found the risotto boring). Breakfast in the morning was nice with a self-serve buffet and then hot breakfast to order. Our rooms were comfortable. The king room was very spacious and the twin room had a huge, lovely bathroom. There was an issue with some noise coming from the pub next door in the king room. The biggest issue I had was with the parking. When I booked, it said free parking and I assumed this meant on site at the actual hotel. But I found out (via an email) days before our trip that the parking is actually at their sister site a block away. We had a bit of trouble finding the parking lot and the signs did not indicate that parking was free for Killarney Royal guests so this lead to some uncertainty and then we had to haul our luggage over to the hotel, across 2 streets. While the walk is not at all far, it was a bit of a problem for my parents. I would recommend the hotel offer a luggage service for those in need, update their signage to put customers at ease, and update the website so it is clear that the free parking is located off premises before booking. Otherwise, I would recommend the hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Request a room not facing next door pub if noise is an issue for you
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Pat D wrote a review Jun 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We were here 20 years ago and loved every second.. we returned with our sons for a golf trip and it's like we never left.. Johnnie, Nula and staff all remembered us like family.. I can't give enough stars to this luxurious warm hotel.. Killarney is such a fun town and this hotel is absolutely #1.. Happy Birthday Johnnie!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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CraigKa wrote a review Jun 2022
New York City, New York7 contributions3 helpful votes
A beautiful luxurious hotel in the heart of Killarney. Able to walk everywhere. Fully up to date and cared for with exceptional service. Everyone on their team goes above and beyond. The night watchman John doubles as a late night concierge ready to make a nightcap or a sandwich which were both very appreciated! I can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Peter M wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
John and all the staff at the hotel were the absolute best! Service is excellent! The breakfast was absolutely amazing!! I couldn’t recommended it any more highly!! If your going to Killarney it’s an amazing place to stay!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Phil P wrote a review May 2022
Merrimack, New Hampshire120 contributions46 helpful votes
My wife and I recently toured Ireland and had the distinct pleasure of spending three nights at the Killarney Royal. The hotel is perfectly located to take in the sites and the wonderful restaurants and pubs. Each day we came back to the Killarney Royal and enjoyed a drink at the bar. Kudos to Mike, Fred and Tara for taking good care of us!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Alex Alex, General Manager at Killarney Royal Hotel
Responded 27 May 2022
Dear Phil. I was delighted to read that you both enjoyed your stay at The Killarney Royal Hotel. We certainly have a fantastic central location and I pleased that you enjoyed being in the heart of the town, for your visit. Thank you most sincerely for highlighting our friendly and enthusiastic team, I am very proud of their commitment and hospitality. Providing a warm, welcoming, and safe environment for our guests is very important and it is wonderful to read that this was your experience. I hope you will have an opportunity to stay with us again in the future. Kind Regards, Michael Cronin, Duty Manager, Killarney Royal Hotel.
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Brian M wrote a review May 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
The Killarney Royal was great. The location to the center of things to do, shops, food and music is perfect. You’ll be hard pressed to find a staff that is more friendly and attentive anywhere. Especially Nuala, Joanne and Mike but everyone is fabulous.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is offsite
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Response from Alex Alex, General Manager at Killarney Royal Hotel
Responded 21 May 2022
Dear Brian. Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us here at The Royal Hotel. On behalf of the entire team, thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Michael Cronin, Duty Manager, Killarney Royal Hotel.
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$155 - $340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Killarney Royal Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Killarney Royal Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Escape Killarney - Kerry's 1st Live Escape Room Game (0.2 km), Kerry Cliffs (0.4 km), and Gaelic Roots The Show (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Killarney Royal Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Killarney Royal Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Killarney Royal Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Killarney Royal Hotel?
Yes, free private parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Killarney Royal Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Garret's Killarney, The Mad Monk, and Kitty O'Se's Seafood and Grill.
Is Killarney Royal Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Killarney.
Are any cleaning services offered at Killarney Royal Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Killarney Royal Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Killarney Royal Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Muckross Abbey (3.5 km), Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms (4.6 km), and Muckross Traditional Farms (4.6 km).
Is Killarney Royal Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.