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The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens

Dunloe Lower, Beaufort, Killarney V93 E029 Ireland
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens is a magnificent 5* hotel situated in Beaufort, Co. Kerry overlooking the famous Gap of Dunloe and a short drive from the town of Killarney. This leading five star property is set on its own 64 acre estate with manicured pathways leading the way to the River Laune and to the ruins of the 12th century Dunloe castle. The hotel boasts 102 luxurious guest bedrooms, most with a spacious balcony or terrace offering breath-taking views of the mountains and the surrounding parkland. In the most beautiful natural setting you can enjoy the best of international and Irish cuisine in our vibrant Grill Restaurant with double-height picture windows overlooking the Gap of Dunloe. The restaurant showcases the best of local produce with the finest of fresh and natural ingredients. The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens offers a wealth of activities including complimentary trekking on Haflinger Ponies, swimming and indoor tennis. Fishing for guests is complimentary on the River Laune. Equipment is provided without charge and the kitchen will be pleased to prepare and cook your catch for dinner that evening. A kids club and movie night programme runs for children throughout the summer months. The magical Fairy Trail on the grounds of The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens is also not to be missed. With its location on The Ring of Kerry, the hotel is the perfect gateway for exploring Kerry’s iconic attractions such as The Killarney National Park, The Gap of Dunloe, The Wild Atlantic Way, Skellig Islands and Dingle Peninsula. Golfers will be spoiled for choice with easy access to impressive links and parkland courses of the South West of Ireland, with a landing pad on site to allow for private helicopter transfers to courses further afield. The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens is a sister property to The Europe Hotel & Resort and to Ard na Sidhe Country House Hotel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Electric vehicle charging station
Car park
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Tennis court
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Steam room
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Chipdublin wrote a review Jun 2022
County Kerry, Ireland62 contributions85 helpful votes
We met friends for dinner at the Dunloe on Sunday evening There were 4 adults and 3 kids dining. We were looked after by Ellie and she was very attentive from the start till we left the restaurant. She was all smiles and very helpful with Questions as we had a Coeliac as well dining. The food was lovely and we all left the restaurant stuffed. Thanks to all the staff. We will be back thanks again to Ellie .
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
C J wrote a review Jun 2022
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We recently had our wedding here and would highly recommend it. Everything was perfect. The food was excellent and all of out guests had a fantastic time. The location cannot be beaten and there are great photo opportunities between the grounds and the nearby gap of Dunloe. The service was exemplary!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
timmy 678 wrote a review Jun 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
The Dunloe and gardens hotel pride itself with 5 star food rating , I thought to myself why not try it . If it wasn't for the service and steak I received I would have said it's just average to,the setting . But with the potato gratin was a dissapointing the thing was dry and over cooked was let down by this item , if a chef can't cook gratin then there's some thing wrong .
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Date of stay: June 2022
Room Tip: food is good but the gratin potato pure let down dry and over cooked
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JP M wrote a review Jun 2022
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This is an amazing place for a Wedding. Jason Clifford (venue manager) was great and very quick to respond and honestly one of the best. The staff follow this attitude as well. The price is very affordable, the location and views are something like a movie but it's actually real life. The photo opportunities are plentiful to get amazing shots with a lot of different backgrounds. All and all, my wife and I were extremely overjoyed with this venue and we recommend it to all of our engaged friends.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Marian O wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
From start to finish absolutely amazing, the welcome in the door was enough to make us fall in love with the place however it just got better. The rooms and the views were out of this world, and the dressing gown was just so soft! A trip to the pool which can only described as the nicest pool ever. The heat of it was like stepping into a perfectly warmed bath. Dinner was just beautiful! The beef was melt in your mouth soft. The staff from start to finish couldn’t be nicer, the bed was so comfortable. It was all the little things that I couldn’t even pinpoint just made the place more than amazing. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Eamonn C wrote a review Jun 2022
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My wife Shauna and I celebrated our wedding at the Dunloe Hotel and Gardens over the June bank holiday weekend. The hotel and grounds are amazing with the views of the Gap of Dunloe. The venue, the food, the service and our stay was nothing but exceptional. The Dunloe staff were very professional and we can’t thank enough the General Manager, Jason Clifford who helped us in organizing our whole wedding and make it so special for my wife, our families and friends. Everyone had a fantastic time and we highly recommend the Dunloe hotel and gardens as a top class wedding venue!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Erik Erikson wrote a review Jun 2022
Vik, Iceland18 contributions3 helpful votes
Simply the best hotel. Luxurious, beautiful grounds, with a wide array of activities including fishing, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, and much more. Rooms were spacious and incredibly clean, and had a gorgeous view of the Irish scenery. Even the restaurant food was amazing. Highly, highly recommended
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Gap of Dunloe hike nearby is wonderful
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pulmqueen wrote a review Jun 2022
Vestal, New York1855 contributions214 helpful votes
I didn't want to leave this hotel. The only very minor criticism is it is far from town BUT it is so gorgeous here who needs to go into Killarney? Horses are in the pastures that you can ride. Lovely gardens and walks with the cutest faerie houses nestled in the walk to try to find. Indoor pool and spa. Huge rooms! Fabulous bar/lounge and restaurant. The staff is terrific. Ireland is such a beautiful country and this hotel showcases that beauty! I would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2022
David H wrote a review Jun 2022
Dublin, Ireland18 contributions18 helpful votes
Thank you to Jason Clifford and his wonderful team for being magical hosts at The Dunloe. Our family room was very spacious, the food was genuinely awesome. Breakfast is a feast with everything freshly prepared and as for dinner the chefs with their Josper Grill should take a bow. Our daughter loved the palomino horses and ponies, all adding to the beautiful surrounds of the hotel staring out on the Gap of Dunloe. Special mention for Jason who was a perfect gentleman. A wonderful family break, we could not recommend the hotel highly enough!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Anonymous wrote a review Jun 2022
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We had our wedding at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens in April 2022. When planning and organising our wedding, we dealt with Jason & Clodagh who are both extremely professional. On the day of our wedding, they checked in with us multiple times and were so lovely to deal with. The other staff in the hotel were also very helpful and friendly. The service that us and our guests received during our wedding was amazing. The food at the Dunloe Hotel & Gardens is excellent. We had a meal with our wedding party on the evening before our wedding in The Grill restaurant. Everyone complimented the food and the terrific service on the night. A number of guests also complimented the breakfast and the views from the Grill Restaurant are simply stunning. We opted for the Dunloe over other hotels in Killarney due to the hotel’s views and the amazing grounds. Our wedding day was more than what we hoped for and we could not recommend The Dunloe Hotel and Gardens enough for a wedding.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Sleep Quality
$279 - $320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens
Which popular attractions are close to The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens?
Nearby attractions include Celtic Steps The Show Killarney (7.8 km), Gap of Dunloe (2.2 km), and Lough Leane (6.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rozzers Restaurant, Bricín Restaurant And Craft Shop, and Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens have airport transportation?
Yes, The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Beaufort.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.