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Albufeira, Portugal
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had a fabulous 2 night stay in arbutus in Killarney. Central location with plenty of restaurants and lively pubs on the doorstep. Rooms were warm and comfortable. The hotel itself is charming. 6 stars for breakfast! It was the absolute highlight of our stay. All the staff were so helpful and lovely. 100% recommend a stay here! Only fault is...

Thank leemcp
TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive review of your stay with us at The Arbutus. We are delighted that you enjoyed our location, rooms, hotel, breakfast and staff. We are disappointed to hear that your wi-fi experience didn't live up to the rest of your experience. We have recently upgraded the wi-fi to minimise the chance of poor wi-fi so we...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent two nights at the Arbutus Hotel during the week before Easter -- which is to say a week when there seemed to be a fair amount going on in Killarney. The local restaurants were pretty full and the streets had knots of people on them at all times. But, enter the Arbutus and you enter a world of...

Thank Mark M
TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Many thanks for taking the time out to write such a lovely review of your stay with us at The Arbutus. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed our hotel and the overall Arbutus experience. We equally greatly look forward to your next stay. Don't forget to avail of your loyalty benefits by contacting us directly. We...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for value, a warm Irish welcome, comfortable room, great breakfast and the most helpful and pleasant staff, you won't beat the Arbutus hotel. We found it to be perfectly located for everything. We took my mother the following weekend and the standard was equally as good. Simply a little gem! Thanks to all. Looking forward to returning.

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Pat, It was wonderful to have you back so soon. I hope your mother had a great time too. Thank you for your review and we equally look forward to your return. Many thanks, Seán.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hotel Arbutus is located in downtown Killarney within easy walking distance of restaurants and shops. The hotel staff was extremely helpful and friendly. They helped us unload the car and get our baggage into our room. Upon checking in, we were offered a welcome cup of coffee/tea and ginger cake. The hotel had two sitting rooms, each with an...

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such a comprehensive review of your stay with us at the Arbutus Hotel. We are delighted that we played our small part in your enjoyable experience in Killarney. As you point out, we are very fortunate to have parking adjacent to us as parking spaces are such a valuable commodity in central locations in...

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had the pleasure of staying at the Arbutus multiple times, and each time was flawless! The staff, the rooms, the location are all perfect! I would highly recommend this hotel to everyone planning a stay in Killarney!

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very kind feedback. I've got to admit I'm loving your headline :-). We really appreciate you taking the time out to write a review on your repeated stays. There's not much that makes us happier than returning guests who share their delight in their experience with us. Many thanks again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely family owned hotel in the centre of Killarney,My wife and I have been going here for the last 2 years, and looking forward to the 19th of April '17, six of my family will stay here this time,from the time of arrival your greeted with lovely ginger bread and tea, the breakfast is top class, and...

Thank gunter162
TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Gunter, It was great for us to host you and your wife again. We are extremely grateful for your visits and we particularly look forward to welcoming your next visit with more of your family. We'll make sure we have plenty of ginger bread ready for your arrival :-). Regards, Seán

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location was wonderful. The rooms were big with nice bathrooms. Really super firm beds. Almost too hard. Good breakfast selections and nice wait staff. Room service isn't available year round. Good pubs near by. Good shopping nearby.

Thank Marjorie G
TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Marjorie, Thank you for taking the time out to write a review for your time with us. We appreciate it and we hope to see you in Killarney again soon. Regards, Seán

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed four nights in the Arbutus over St. Patrick's weekend. Hotel Location is fantastic right in the middle of the town. Service was first class and the room was a great size with a king size bed and the bathroom again was huge. Service in the hotel is excellent and you dine like a king at breakfast. Regarding the...

Thank McguireDublin
TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi McGuireDublin, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay in The Arbutus Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed so much our location, service, room and bed. I particularly love your phrase "dine like a king at breakfast" ... we may quote you on that one :-). We are disappointed to discover...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulous family run hotel beautiful old world charm. Family & staff so friendly from bar to breakfast room everything just perfect spotlessly kept The breakfast was top notch & pint of Guinness in bar equally as perfect. We will definitely be making our way back. We had one beautiful room. My parents had another both so different but equally...

Thank hemints
TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Hemints, Thank you so much for taking the time out to write such a glowing review of your stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed our unique brand of "olde world charm"as you put it and that you found our team members to be so friendly. We greatly look forward to your return visit and we will...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely rooms combining old world charm with modern amenities. Beautiful seating area in the foyer for a quiet drink, or you might like the bar for sporting events, it's fairly lively when the local teams are playing! The breakfast is excellent, a really big selection with some nice touches including home made scones and ginger / treacle bread. The staff...

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Lena, Many thanks for your kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed our rooms, foyer and bar. It is our mission to facilitate as enjoyable a guest experience as we possibly can. Thank you for your comments on our breakfast ... and particularly the home-baked treats ... of which we are very proud. It is very affirming for...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Arbutus is one of Killarney's true original hotels. Located in the town centre it is a historic, family run hotel -The Arbutus is best described as a Country House Manor in the heart of Killarney . Whilst small, it has the luxurious accommodation and service expected from a larger hotel, with the advantage of all the personal attention and discretion that a smaller property can offer. Location, service, knowledge and comfort. It is often described by guests as a home away from home. We look forward to the opportunity of making you feel at home ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arbutus Hotel

Address: Arbutus Hotel College Street | Killarney Town centre, Killarney, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Price Range: €104 - €222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Arbutus Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Arbutus Hotel Killarney, Europe
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Killarney
#6 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#6 Family Hotel in Killarney
#10 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
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“Second Floor to the back of the Hotel”
McguireDublin, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms to the front could be noisy at weekends - we were told by staff - wasn't a problem for us.”
Dublin-Oracle, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Quiet rooms in tthe he back.”
V4651DXannb, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't be shy about telling them of your special needs.”
ctozzi1, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I thought the rooms were great! I would not change anything about our stay here.”
joannkatherinew, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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