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Arbutus Hotel Killarney

Arbutus Hotel College Street, Killarney V93 AYP9 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 05/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#17 of 39 hotels in Killarney
Travellers' Choice
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
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Nightclub / DJ
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
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Getaround22 wrote a review Oct 2020
Derry, United Kingdom6 contributions4 helpful votes
Great family run hotel in middle of a great town. Stayed two nights in room 109, scrupulously clean and comfortable. Very important now with Covid. Food was great and all staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. Furnishings and decor throughout were traditional and tasteful. Can’t wait to go back again when times are better and the traditional Irish music is being played again in the bar.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Rosie wrote a review Sep 2020
Galway, Ireland1 contribution
We loved this place and everyone was friendly and helpful on our recent visit there. It was full of old world charm and the location couldn’t be better. The room was top class and the breakfast was to die for ! There is a great breakfast menu and Betty the lovely lady who served us our breakfast with care and warmth also brought us delicious freshly baked scones straight from the oven. Can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Martin wrote a review Sep 2020
Antrim, United Kingdom8 contributions
Older style decor on the inside gave it a grander feel. The decor in the room is slightly outdated but has some nice furniture. Very cosy bed with clean, warm bathroom that had all the essentials. Breakfast was nice. Had the French toast which was delightful.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Viv-Cork wrote a review Sep 2020
Cork10 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed one night at the end of August. Hotel was spotless, good sized room, and staff were very nice and accommodating. This hotel is in a great location and is very good value - would stay again if in the town
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Andrea D wrote a review Aug 2020
60 contributions53 helpful votes
We just returned from a 6 night stay here. To say that it is a gem of a hotel is an understatement. We were checked in very efficiently by Ina who advised us about parking options and went and got a weekly ticket for us after duty. That was so so nice. We were treated to complimentary tea and ginger cake then, which incidentally was available all day every day. Such a nice treat after touring all day. This tea was served in proper silver pots with all the trimmings. The room was lovely, clean and very comfortable. Breakfast was fantastic too - great buffet of juices, cereals, Yoghurt and fresh fruit, menu for hot food was vast and very well served. Betty served us most mornings and while being very professional showed a keen interest in our holiday. An absolute lady. Strict adherence to covid regulations were very evident everywhere. Damask tablecloths were always used at breakfast and changed after each use which involved a lot of work. Bar food was lovely also. Reception staff were always very friendly and helpful. It is very evident everywhere that this is a well run family hotel who genuinely care about their customers. Location is great, on the main street close to all amenities. The best car parking is up the hill on Lewis Road, €8 per week. We will definitely return here again and highly highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sean Buckley, Owner at Arbutus Hotel Killarney
Responded 7 Sep 2020
Andrea, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a beautiful review of your stay with us at the Arbutus hotel. It's so lovely to read of how you enjoyed your time with us and, in particular how you felt so cared for throughout your stay. I couldn't agree with you more in how you describe the Arbutus hotel as being "a well run family hotel who genuinely care about their customers". We really do! We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back to both Killarney and the Arbutus sometime in the future. Slán, Seán.
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US$111 - US$294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerryKillarney
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arbutus Hotel Killarney
Which popular attractions are close to Arbutus Hotel Killarney?
Nearby attractions include Escape Killarney - Kerry's 1st Live Escape Room Game (0.2 km), Kerry Cliffs (0.5 km), and Killarney House Gardens (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arbutus Hotel Killarney?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Arbutus Hotel Killarney?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Arbutus Hotel Killarney?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arbutus Hotel Killarney?
Conveniently located restaurants include Murphy Brownes Restaurant, The Mad Monk, and Bricín Restaurant.
Is Arbutus Hotel Killarney located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Killarney.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arbutus Hotel Killarney?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Arbutus Hotel Killarney?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Muckross Abbey (3.5 km), Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms (4.6 km), and Muckross Traditional Farms (4.6 km).