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The Lake Hotel

Muckross Road On the Lake Shore, Killarney V93 RR59 Ireland
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#5 of 41 hotels in Killarney
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The Lake Hotel is a friendly Family run hotel, Free Parking, safe secure, environmentally sound hotel on the lake shore in Killarney. The Ring of Kerry begins and ends at the Lake Hotel. We will give you a traditional Irish welcome from the Huggard Family and Staff.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Boating
Hiking
Taxi service
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Patio
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Park View
Languages Spoken
English
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misspeachykeenjellybean wrote a review Yesterday
Birmingham, United Kingdom29 contributions23 helpful votes
Where to start, honestly we had the most amazing two nights at The Lake Hotel I don't even know where to begin. Firstly we were in Killarney for our 1 year wedding anniversary (it was a surprise trip my husband booked) and the hotel went above and beyond our expectations. The room was utterly stunning and the view spectacular. The Hotel staff had gone that extra mile and scattered petals on the bed and left us some delectable chocolates, we also recieved a card and print too which was so special and touching. Thank you so so much. All of this made our stay one to remember and we can't wait to come back. There was also a server in the bar who was so friendly and lovely I feel like he makes everyone's stay that much brighter and obviously loves his job! All of the waiting staff in the Castle Lough Resturant wrre attentive, friendly and just blooming wonderful too. We couldn't have wished for a better stay and are already talking about returning next year
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Patty Beckman wrote a review 6 Apr
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Highly recommend! This hotel was so nice right on the lake. The food was very good and we enjoyed live music in the lounge. The staff were lovely and made us feel so welcomed. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Would definitely love to go back and stay there again!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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CaliMom64 wrote a review 6 Apr
Morgan Hill, California27 contributions3 helpful votes
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We arrived at the Lake Hotel during a big storm, white caps on the lake, wind and rain! It was epic! Our check in was friendly and went smoothly, we could not have felt more welcomed. The hotel is incredibly warm and cozy, elegant and full of history. We arrived to our room in the main hotel with the most incredible view of the lake! Our room was large, with a twin and I believe double bed. We slept soundly, and in the morning when my husband got up and opened the curtains, we literally gasped. The only word I have is MAGICAL. The sun was shining, the surrounding mountains, the lake and even a swan swimming, it was breathtaking. Not another building or person in sight, the epitome of peaceful. Then came breakfast! Anything you could possibly want, all included with excellent service and that beautiful view. Then it was on to drive the Ring of Kerry, shopping in Kenmare, and dinner in Killarney. When we got back to the hotel, we sat in the cozy bar area and listened to live traditional music played by two sisters. It was a perfect day. If you have a chance to experience this incredible place, jump on it! You will never forget it!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Get a room in the main building with a view of the lake!
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TaylorJNelson wrote a review 2 Apr
Naples, Florida11 contributions10 helpful votes
We stumbled on this hotel during our road trip and really enjoyed the evening that we spent here! They upgraded us to a lakeview room, which was definitely the highlighted. This hotel has the most incredible views. We had drinks and dinner at the pub/restaurant downstairs the the fish and chips were so good! The room could use a few updates, but other than that, there are no complaints! Staff was friendly, food was tasty and the views were incredible!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear Guest, We are very happy you stumbled upon us and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience. We would love to welcome you back again should the opportunity arise. Kind Regards Guest Relations Manager
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adelecurran2024 wrote a review Mar 2024
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
This hotel is top class - everything about the experience was high quality but relaxed. The staff are amazing. The food in the main restaurant is out of this world! Everything was just fab. Couldn't recommend it enough. Booked next years trip before I left :)
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review and your high recommendation, we are delighted to hear you will be returning next year, we look forward to welcoming you. Kind Regards Guest Relations Manager
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lbwhitehead81 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Beautiful building with outstanding views, very friendly and helpful staff. We treated ourselves for our last night and boy was it a treat. Killarney is such a lovely town and the hotel is on the lake with views of the mountains, just stunning! We would recommend to anyone!
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Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review on your recent stay with us at The Lake Hotel. We are glad that you got to experience much of what the hotel has to offer and thank you for your kind comments on our team. We do hope you will be returning to us again in the near future. Kind Regards Guest Relations Manager
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avril w wrote a review Mar 2024
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions1 helpful vote
Hands down the best hotel experience in Killarney. Excellent location, unrivaled views, superb staff and delicious food. Fine dining is world class. Was not expecting to be blown away! Can not recommend highly enough.
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Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind feedback. We were very pleased read and to hear how much you enjoyed your total experience with us. We hope you will choose our hotel for your future visits to Killarney, Kind Regards Guest Relations Manager
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chrissannf wrote a review Mar 2024
Dublin 185 contributions
Would highly recommend the Lake Hotel. It’s old style accommodation with the excellent, friendly staff make it perfect for a total relaxing stay. One can sit and relax in the lounge and read, or chill out enjoying the spectacular view of the Lake! The food and services are of a very high standard!
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Dear Guest, Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback. We’re very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay, it was our pleasure having you stay. We hope you’ll choose our hotel for your future visits to Killarney, you will be very welcome back, Kind Regards Guest Relations Manager
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Tim S wrote a review Mar 2024
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Traveling through Ireland with my family and this by far was the best hotel we stayed at. Amazing rooms and staff. Can not say enough good things about this hotel. We were there for one night and by the time we left I was looking for something to be wrong because the place was absolutely perfect. If I ever return to Killarney I will stay here again without a doubt
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Stay here it’s perfect
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Dear Guest, It was a pleasure to have you with us, thank you for choosing The Lake Hotel. We would be absolutely delighted to welcome you back again at another time should the opportunity arise. Kind Regards Guest Relations Manager
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Erica K wrote a review Mar 2024
69 contributions51 helpful votes
Beautiful hotel , well maintained , large beautiful rooms , amazingly friendly and helpful staff . Would highly recommend For anyone staying in the area . Nice restaurant options on site and right near town the ring of Kerry and the dingle peninsula
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Guest, It was our pleasure to have you stay and thank you your wonderful feedback. Thank you for recommending us and we hope to have the opportunity to look after you again at the Lake Hotel before too long, Kind Regards Guest Relations Manager
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€155 - €221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerryKillarney
NUMBER OF ROOMS
130
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lake Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Lake Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Muckross Abbey (1.1 km), Killarney House (1.1 km), and Gleneagle INEC Arena (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lake Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at The Lake Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Lake Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lake Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lake Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Danu at The Brehon, Herbert's Restaurant at Cahernane House Hotel, and Castlelough Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Lake Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Lake Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Lake Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Muckross Abbey (1.1 km), Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms (2.3 km), and Muckross Traditional Farms (2.3 km).
Does The Lake Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is The Lake Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.