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College Street, Killarney Ireland
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#13 of 40 hotels in Killarney
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McSweeney Arms Hotel is ideally situated in the center of Irelands most famous tourist town Killarney. McSweeney Arms hotel is a three star family run hotel with a unique and friendly atmosphere. We hope that your next visit will be with us here personally in Killarney.Our bedrooms at McSweeney Arms Hotel are a home away from home. Comfort, quality and relaxation are essential to a good nights sleep, therefore at McSweeney Arms Hotel we promise to ensure all guests the best nights sleep possible. Each room has a unique style and loving touch. Perfect for a few nights away to explore the treasures of Killarney.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
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Telephone
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mid-range
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Croatian, Polish
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kwagmeister wrote a review Yesterday
Newburgh, Indiana1531 contributions489 helpful votes
This review is not for the hotel but for its restaurant, which our group visited for dinner. It is never easy to handle a large group but here it seemed to be easy - hats off to the staff! The food was excellent - beautifully presented and the taste matched, too. There are nice daily specials and plenty to choose from on the menu. My husband and I shared the Tiger Prawns appetizer which included lovely vegetables. There was a bit of a kick to the dish - great spice! We also shared the Hake which was also super. Desserts are great too — chocoholics will love the brownie with ice cream and chocolate sauce. If you’re a large group make a reservation to save yourselves the disappointment of missing out.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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robski_korsikoff wrote a review Jun 2022
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom119 contributions43 helpful votes
Superb 3 night stay. We were a group of 14 golfers and this hotel was perfect for us. Check-in was smooth and efficient. Rooms were great, maybe slightly warm, but a minor inconvenience. Breakfast was fabulous. A cold buffet selection with fresh fruit, yoghurts, pastries, cereals and juices. And then an a la carte menu with all the favourites - full irish, omelette, pancakes etc. loads of choice and always great service. Location is perfect - a two minute walk from the heart of the action in Killarney but far enough away to avoid the worst of the noise in the evening if you fancy a night in. Kelly Ann was a brilliant host. Always on hand to answer any questions - she is a star. If we come to Killarney again for a golf trip, no doubt we would stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Colette S wrote a review Jun 2022
Cork, Ireland90 contributions114 helpful votes
I stayed here for a night when in Killarney for a concert at the INEC. This place cannot be faulted. You are less than 3 minutes' walk from Killarney Train Station and bang in the centre of Killarney with all its shops, bars, restaurants and of course, the National Park. The staff were super welcoming and friendly. They even let me check-in early. That was very much appreciated. The room was comfortable with everything I needed including strong wifi and a lovely rainfall shower. Breakfast was fantastic. I loved how the fruit was all chopped up separately allowing you to create your own fruit salad. The strawberries and raspberries were a welcome addition (so many fruit salads leave them out) Should I be in Killarney again, I would happily stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Maybe ask for a room facing the back if you want to avoid the street noise
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AR090 wrote a review Apr 2022
Dublin, Ireland15 contributions1 helpful vote
Love this hotel in Killarney. Brilliant location in the heart of town. Kelly Ann is amazing as are all the staff in the bar. Superb food and great craic. A must visit if your staying in the area. K Cafe is a delicious new addition with delicious brunch options.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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mueller_dominic wrote a review Apr 2022
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland22 contributions5 helpful votes
What a great Hotel to stay in Killarney. The Hotel is directly in the City with a parking space just opposite the Hotel (public parking). The room we got was just amazing as we had to 3rd Floor Tower Room that you can see on the Picture. The Breakfast was amazing and the Hotel offers a selection of 8 different breakfast menu's that you can choose in addition to a small breakfast buffet with Fruits and Cereals. There is also a Pub just next to the Hotel that also belongs to the Hotel and offers also a great dinner. So all in all the Hotel was definitly our most favorite Hotel in Ireland. And the very special thanks goes to the daughter Kelly Ann. She was just amazing friendly and helpful and has given us tips what to see on our Ring of Kerry Tour. I definitly would recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: A great place to stay in Killarney with very friendly staff
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521steve737 wrote a review Sep 2021
Rochdale, United Kingdom12 contributions24 helpful votes
This was our first visit to Killarney and wont be our last could not of asked for a more central hotel. The room was very big and comfortable with a great power shower and also very clean with complimentary bottled water every day. The breakfast choice was very good and of great quality including all of the fresh fruit available. A special mention must go to Kelly the owners daughter who was very helpful for our 5 day stay she is a credit to the hotel and also her father who gave us some great places to go off the beaten track . My wife and i will definatley be coming back to stay at you beautiful hotel 10/10
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Room 304 corner suite are bigger
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Kathy F wrote a review Sep 2021
Murfreesboro, Tennessee420 contributions158 helpful votes
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We stayed here late August/early September and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this family owned and run location in the middle of Killarney. We lucked out and got the top corner room (Room 304) with extra "bay window" area. Even though this is a historic older building there is an elevator. The windows open, and although there is no air conditioning, they did provide a box fan for use if needed. The room was spacious, but because several of the walls (since it is just below angled roof) are angled the only real clothing storage was a large armoire with 6 hangers. The two nightstands had a little bit of storage space. Loved sitting in the window alcove watching the street below. King bed was very comfortable. Bathroom had tub/shower combo that had good water pressure and drained well, but there was only 1 towel bar and then hooks on back of door. There was an iron and ironing board in the room but no safe. We got the bed and breakfast rate and the breakfast each morning had options of hot items (eggs, pancakes, etc. to order from menu) or cereals, fruit, breads and an assortment of juices and hot drinks. Kelly, the granddaughter of the original owners, was around the breakfast room and check-in desk most all day (and even saw her working in the dining room one evening. She was very nice and helped us locate parking, a laundry facility, called us a cab, and gave us directions as needed. I'm sure her grandparents are proud of her involvement in the hotel. It was just 3 blocks or so to High Street, about the same to the train and bus station, and centrally located for many restaurants. We would certainly stay here again if ever in Killarney.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Top floor room 304 is corner room with seating alcove
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KilfordManager wrote a review Aug 2021
Kilkenny, Ireland8 contributions3 helpful votes
My family called to McSweeneys Hotel and while there we had a medical emergency with one of the Family. To say that the staff member involved in helping us was excellent would be an understatement. His quick thinking, professionalism and friendliness and above all his kind helping hand made a very shocking event easier to endure. Mr McSweeney and your staff a huge huge thank you. THANK YOU
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Pamela D wrote a review Aug 2021
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions4 helpful votes
As a group of 6 adults and 4 kids, we were happy to have found somewhere to watch the Kilkenny vs Cork hurling semi final. We were all checked in re Covid and as we were entering the premises , the owner decided to tell us that “you can’t bring children in here, they won’t stay quiet , you can’t come in “ . 2 of the kids are 6 years old and we had iPads and colouring supplies for them. My brother in law was extremely irate at the treatment of our children , given the fact that the staff had no problem with us dining there a few minutes prior to that obnoxious man turning up. It was disgusting treatment and it’s surprising how this man has a business.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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rufusbuddy wrote a review Aug 2021
Killarney, Ireland102 contributions77 helpful votes
Best food. Staff incredible. Fantastic service and thankfully they are checking for Covid proof. 10 out of 10. I had a gorgeous bruschetta starter . Just the way it should be. And then sizzling prawns with stir fry veg. All fantastic. Thank you all and more importantly I live in Killarney.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$136 - US$188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerryKillarney
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about McSweeney Arms Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to McSweeney Arms Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Escape Killarney - Kerry's 1st Live Escape Room Game (0.2 km), Kerry Cliffs (0.5 km), and Gaelic Roots The Show (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at McSweeney Arms Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at McSweeney Arms Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to McSweeney Arms Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Garret's Killarney, The Mad Monk, and Kitty O'Se's Seafood and Grill.
Is McSweeney Arms Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Killarney.
Are any cleaning services offered at McSweeney Arms Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at McSweeney Arms Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Polish, and Croatian.
Are there any historical sites close to McSweeney Arms Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Muckross Abbey (3.5 km), Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms (4.6 km), and Muckross Traditional Farms (4.6 km).
Is McSweeney Arms Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.