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Royal Valentia Hotel

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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Brenda Daly wrote a review Dec 2020
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We recently had out wedding ceremony and reception here. It was a magical day. The staff were so nice and welcoming. We had a 5 course meal and the food was incomparable. The accommodation was not your usual uninspiring hotel room. Our room had a wonderful old world charm with all the modern conveniences, complete with a 4 poster bed and a bay window that looked out on the ocean. I would recommend this hotel not only for a short stay, but also for any special event. Their function room is wonderful
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Royal Valentia, General Manager at Royal Valentia Hotel
Responded 12 Dec 2020
Thanks so much for your kind words - it was a privilege to be able to host your big day and meet your family! See you soon, Royal Valentia Hotel
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Tomaholic1975 wrote a review Dec 2020
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions5 helpful votes
Staff were fantastic, very helpful and welcoming. They helped us book tours, and nothing was too much for them in making our stay a very pleasant experience. The room was very nice. I would highly recommend this hotel. We would definitely return. Thank you 🙂
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
shivbanglola wrote a review Oct 2020
Ireland11 contributions4 helpful votes
We arrived amid a downpour... And the rain did not cease. This meant we were confined to the hotel, which was OK as the bar area is quite nice but I was disappointed there was no lounge area to relax and enjoy the view. Dinner was average although I commend our waitress on very graciously and professionally dealing with a complaint. The restaurant/bar was full in the evening and had a good atmosphere. Breakfast was average, quite greasy. I know, I know, a Full Irish is greasy by definition but neither of us liked it much. The room itself was small and smelt musty and the bathroom was cramped but the huge window with view across the sea was lovely. This was one of the pricier places we stayed for a double seaview & stacked up against the rest, it only came up average.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
currantm wrote a review Oct 2020
Killorglin, Ireland11 contributions1 helpful vote
We had the opportunity to have a night in this wonderful old hotel, It was spotless and the bed was extremely comfortable, in fact my husband said it was the best hotel bed ever! The staff were fabulous, especially the waitress who served us ( married to the chef, didn't get her name) and Michelle in the bar/restaurant, we must have driven her mad as we haven't been out since March but she was fantastic and served us with brilliant enthusiasm even with the impending lockdown. Will definitely come back under better circumstances.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Room 102 has a back door for you to walk outside, as a smoker this was fantastic.
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mary wrote a review Oct 2020
Killarney, Ireland24 contributions
Stayed at this gorgeous, quaint, comfortable and homely hotel nestled perfectly on the harbour in knightstown on Valentia Island. Room was lovely warm and cosy. Food was very tasty and especially the breakfast which was obvious it was cooked to order. The staff were so nice and friendly and really lived up to the Irish welcome. The location is stunning. So much scenery and views in the surrounding area. It was just what the doctor ordered for a short break. Well done to Vincent and his lovely team. I'm very proud to recomend this gem to all my friends and family. I m looking forward already to returning with my family, if the government deems us safe to travel there. We felt so safe as social distancing and sanitizer was very prominent. Staff all adhered to all the guidelines. All I can say is Well done to you all.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Royal Valentia, General Manager at Royal Valentia Hotel
Responded 19 Oct 2020
Thanks very much for your kind comments - we look forward to seeing you here again soon! Have a great day. Royal Valentia Hotel
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US$87 - US$149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerryValentia IslandKnightstown
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Valentia Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Valentia Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Geokaun Mountain and Cliffs (4.2 km), Skelligs Rock (6.9 km), and Cahergall Fort (3.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Valentia Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Valentia Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Valentia Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Valentia Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include CafeSIVEEN, Petit Delice, and The Fertha Bar & Restaurant.
Does Royal Valentia Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Valentia Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cahergall Fort (3.9 km), Leacanabuaile Fort (4.0 km), and Old Slate Quarry (3.7 km).
Does Royal Valentia Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Royal Valentia Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.