The Brehon is exquisite! The foyer is spacious, grand and comfortable and makes an impressive first impression that's reinforced by the rest of the hotel. Our room was very roomy, bed was difficult to get out of it was so comfy! The staff were exceedingly courteous but grounded, with no airs and graces. Jessica in particular was a dote - always smiling, friendly and ready to help.
I was a tad worried at first as our room was in the general vicinity of the lifts, but we could hear no noise from the corridor, such is the quality of the sound proofing. The black-out curtains are great too! The only little thing that I wasn't too gone on were the shower gels etc in the bathroom - I wasn't too gone on how they smelled,but that's down to personal taste I guess.
Breakfast was a joy, think I packed on a few pounds in the few days there. Lovely silver service and teapots too!
We had dinner there on our last night, which was also our first wedding anniversary - the desserts came out with 'Happy Anniversay' written on the plates in chocolate, and we were given a complimentary glass of prosecco too by way of congratulations - a lovely touch! (Not to mention the card that greeted us on arrival wishing us a happy anniversary and a comfortable stay :-) ) The dinner was sumptious.
I treated myself to a facial in the Angsana spa and it was lovely. The therapists are Thai and Apple, my therapist, had hands like silk. The thermal suite itself was lovely - no kids are allowed so it's nice and relaxing. The pool is only a bathing pool, but sure you wouldn't want to be doing lengths when on a relaxing weekend away! The sauna was the most spacious I've ever been in. Staff there were lovely too. The only thing missing was a little blanket in the relaxation room as my legs got cold from the knee down.
We were there for the Easter weekend, and no doubt the hotel was full, but it never felt or seemed busy. It was always relaxing.
We were able to rent bikes from the hotel too for €10 each a day, saved us trapsing around.
I liked that it was slightly out of town as it was so peacful, and it's within easy walking distance to the town.
It is a truly beautiful, impressive hotel, both structurally, service and staff-wise. It is of five star quality but at a more affordable price.
I would return to the Brehon in a heartbeat, and cannot recommend it highly enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Brehon is a luxurious hotel of unique grace and elegance set amidst Killarney’s breathtaking landscape. Each guestroom and suite reflects a contemporary blend of beauty, style and space. The Brehon also offers visitors a chance to relax and unwind in the Angsana Spa, the European flagship of the famous Thai celebrity haunt The Banyan Tree. The experienced Thai therapists offer a range of holistic spa treatments and massages to refresh and revitalise the spirit, mind and physical being. All treatments carried out in the Angsana Spa are 100% authentic Thai and use only natural ingredients. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Brehon Hotel Killarney
- Brehon Hotel Killarney