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Royal Hotel Valentia

Market Street, Knightstown, Valentia Island V23 XR88 Ireland
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The Royal Hotel Valentia has been welcoming guests for over two hundred years. Tucked away in one of Co. Kerry's most beautiful settings, the peaceful village of Knightstown on Valentia Island, this charming, family-run hotel is perched on the quayside, overlooking Valentia Harbour. The historic, eye-catching Royal Hotel Valentia comprises 30 recently refurbished rooms and suites. Each room boasts five-star amenities including contemporary bathrooms, flat screen TVs and free WiFi. Enjoy the stunning views of Valentia Harbour, Portmagee channel and the Iveragh Peninsula from one of our Deluxe Four Poster rooms. The hotel is also home to a the Royal Bar and Restaurant, popular amongst guests and locals alike. Local amenities including The Valentia Heritage Museum, Cracow Playground and tennis courts are just a short 5 minute stroll away. Local cafes and bars operate throughout the summer season and the Valentia Island Car Ferry runs from just outside our door. We can cater for weddings, civil ceremonies, anniversaries, family parties or corporate functions. With the Wild Atlantic Way, Skellig Michael and the Ring of Kerry on our doorstep, the Royal Hotel Valentia is the ideal setting for your weekend break in the south west. Your next trip to Valentia is just a click away!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Children's playground
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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Telephone
Private bathrooms
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Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
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Fgil wrote a review Yesterday
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Very friendly old world charm hotel with all modern facilities and superb service, both at Reception and in the Bar/Restaurant. Room was spotless, bed was very comfy and the shower was out of this world! Would have loved to have stayed another night. Also very convenient for safe early morning/late afternoon swims in the harbou!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: The room was a little warm so slwpt with the window open, to the gentle sound of the waves...
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Cloragh wrote a review Oct 2022
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Fantastic hotel offering everything you could want - friendly and helpful staff, tasty food, great atmosphere, wonderful surroundings and all the home comforts you would expect. We had a gorgeous room with a sea view and comfy armchairs, breakfast was delicious, live music and busy bar was most enjoyable. Bríd made us feel so welcome from the moment we arrived and was so friendly with a wealth of knowledge on fun things to do around the area. We can’t wait to visit again soon!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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lucyloo126 wrote a review Yesterday
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48 of us stayed here on Sunday 14th April. I had a double twin room with a fabulous view of the harbour and mainland. The beds were really comfortable and the bathroom was spotless with a lovely hot shower and plenty of toiletries and soft towels. We all dined in the hotel restaurant and the food was really lovely. I had fish and chips. The fish was really fresh and light. We took over the bar for the evening until closing and the staff were really efficient and friendly and didn't mind our sing song one bit. Breakfast the next morning was so nice after the night before's late night. I had the full Irish and there was no shortage of tea and toast to go with it. Service was really friendly and efficient. I would have no hesitation in staying here again. A charming hotel that has some really nice features. It is situated right on the harbour with lovely views. One of our group went for a lovely swim off the harbour when we arrived on the Sunday.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Stephen R wrote a review Yesterday
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Stayed here as part of a group from college recently. The experience was great from booking in to leaving the next day. Stay were great and very helpful (not easy with a group of over 40 people). Food was great rooms were clean and well maintained. Planning to return soon on a personal break with my partner. Can't wait.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Bernadine O wrote a review 7 Apr
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I ordered a plain ham sandwich. There was a small amount of ham in the sandwich and it cost €6.50 which is overpriced. I feel that advantage is taken of customers. IIn every other establishment, a plain sandwich is cheaper than a sandwich with more fillings. It is airport prices. was told that "everybody" has "gone up" in prices. It appears that businesses decide to charge whatever they want. The tea tasted dreadful. Fish and chips very greasy.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ruth F wrote a review 6 Apr
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Had pizza and chips with 3 teens this week .The weather turned wet so we said we’d pass a hour in the hotel. Pizza was served with no plates or cutlery, My main issue was the pizza was awful soggy and like a poor shop branded one ,the chips were lovely. The pizza cost €16.50 !!!so expensive for a pizza pub grub and awful one at that .
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Ultan M wrote a review Feb 2024
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They have one room for pets! And it's right next to function room. No sleep. Awful experience. It's a pity cause the room was nice, the food was decent, tours of the island great. If you are looking for a party friendly hotel, they only have one room for pets and all it's windows face right into function room. Nightmare
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Only one room for pets. Very noisy next to function room
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Jessica P wrote a review Jan 2024
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Food was below average, and definitely not worth almost €20 for fish and chips. Staff were also not great. They were not rude but were also not very pleasant. Our mains took 50 minutes to come out and we had to ask for a dessert menu after waiting 20 minutes. In total we were there for 2 and a half hours for a 3 course meal. This would be more understandable if it was busy, but there were only a couple other tables at the time. Very disappointing.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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dadandcab wrote a review Nov 2023
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This is a great pub in a great location. It has multiple areas for eating and drinking, both inside and out in good weather. There are great views across the water to the mountains from all areas. It also serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Aside from evening drinks, we had a Sunday lunch and the beef and Guinness stew was excellent. Recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Annabeth wrote a review Oct 2023
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Thoroughly enjoyed our break at the Royal Hotel Valentia. Food was lovely, staff were so helpful. Delighted with our stay. Learnt so much from the island tour, so many places of interest within a short drive of the hotel. Looking forward to visiting again soon!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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€130 - €164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerryValentia IslandKnightstown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Hotel Valentia
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Hotel Valentia?
Nearby attractions include Skelligs Rock Cruises (6.9 km), Geokaun Mountain and Cliffs (4.2 km), and Cahergall Fort (3.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Hotel Valentia?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Hotel Valentia?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Hotel Valentia?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Hotel Valentia?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Fertha Bar & Restaurant, O'Neill's The Point Seafood Bar, and The Oratory Gourmet Pizza and Wine Bar.
Does Royal Hotel Valentia offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Hotel Valentia?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cahergall Fort (3.9 km), Leacanabuaile Fort (4.0 km), and Old Slate Quarry (3.7 km).
Does Royal Hotel Valentia have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Royal Hotel Valentia accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.