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Great Southern Killarney

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Town Centre East Avenue, Killarney V93 R866 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
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 24/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 24/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#14 of 39 hotels in Killarney
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Killarney's Premier Historic hotel, Great Southern Killarney has been welcoming visitors since 1854. Great Southern is a Deluxe four star Victorian hotel located in Killarney town centre yet on its own private gardens of 6 acres and was previously awarded Ireland's Best Four Star hotel at the Hotel & Catering Gold Medal Awards in 2017. Guest accommodation includes 177 bedrooms; choose from a variety of suites, deluxe and classic rooms. Our restaurants include The Garden Room & Killarney Wine Rooms, unique dining experiences with delicious food & friendly service. Brownes Bar, is a cosy and relaxing bar to enjoy a light snack, drinks or taste some Whiskey and was awarded Irelands Best Hotel Bar at the Bra of the Year Awards in 2018. GCar Parking is available complimentary on-site. The hotel's leisure facilities include 15 metre swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, gymnasium and two outdoor tennis courts. Complimentary WI-FI is provided throughout the hotel.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Fishing
Babysitting
Paid private parking on-site
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Historic Hotel
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Italian, Polish
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Andrew G wrote a review Jan 2021
Greater London, United Kingdom46 contributions95 helpful votes
We stayed here before lockdown at the Great Southern, it was a fantastic get away, from the moment we arrived throughout our stay until departure everything was exceptional. The Covid procedures were followed, we felt very safe at all times. Can’t wait to return once restrictions are eased. Until then stay safe.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kamile Lyne, General Manager at Great Southern Killarney
Responded 26 Jan 2021
Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Great Southern. We are delighted to hear that you had a fantastic stay from the moment you arrived. We are also thrilled to hear that you were impressed with our covid procedures and that you felt safe for the duration of your stay. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back again very soon and until then please take care. Warm Regards Kamile Lyne Hotel Manager
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Gerard Duffy wrote a review Jan 2021
Dublin, Ireland, Europe28 contributions17 helpful votes
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Our third time staying at the Great Southern in December 2020. Everything was fantastic at the hotel from arrival to departure. The hotel was beautifully decorated for Christmas, and as we got an upgrade, there was even a Christmas tree in our bedroom! A hotel is only as good as its staff, and they were so friendly, helpful and kind, any request looked after. Stayed for 3 days, Wish we could have stayed longer. We will be back in 2021 when lockdowns are lifted. Old world charm with modern comforts!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: All rooms we stayed in were top class!
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Responded 13 Jan 2021
Dear Guest Thank you for taaking the time to review your recent stay at Great Southern Killarney. We are always delighted to hear from our regular guests, to hear that every aspect of your stay was fantastic and that you were so impressed with the Christmas decorations and your christmas tree. We are also thrilled to hear that the service was top notch. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back again in 2021 and until then please take care. Warm Regards Kamile Lyne Hotel Manager
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Guide788056 wrote a review Jan 2021
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We had a fabulous stay at the GSH. The Staff throughout the hotel were very welcoming, they were at all times friendly and helpful in every way and made our stay so comfortable and relaxing. We went to the bar for our evening dinner, the food was delicious and the covid guidelines were at all times followed in all departments. Will definitely return thank you Deirdre
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kamile Lyne, General Manager at Great Southern Killarney
Responded 13 Jan 2021
Dear Deirdre Thank you kindly for taking the time to review your recent stay at Great Southern Killarney. We are delighted to hear that you were so impressed with the staff, that you had such a relaxing stay and the food you enjoyed during your visit. We are also thrilled to hear that you found all aspects of our covid control measures to be up to standard. We would love to welcome you back again soon and until then please take care. Warm Regards Kamile Lyne Hotel Manager
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BER H wrote a review Jan 2021
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On arrival we were welcomed by William a true gent. The hotel had a real Christmas feel about it, warm and elegant. Our room was lovely absolutely spotless. Alas dinner was top notch food witout doubt five star All staff professional and very friendly Victoria looked after us so well. Breakfast again was excellent, Kathleen greeted us, a truly lovely lady. You simply cant beat experience. We are frontline workers and were very impressed with the hygiene standard maintained throughout the hotel, We felt so safe. Looking forward to our return visit
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Kamile Lyne, General Manager at Great Southern Killarney
Responded 6 Jan 2021
Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay and we are delighted to hear that you were so impressed with every aspect of your stay. I will be sure to pass on your lovely comments to Williams, Victoria and Kathleen and we are thrilled to hear that you received such wonderful service from our staff. We are also pleased to hear that you found the food to be of 5 star standard and the covid control measures to be so impressive and safe. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to the Great Southern very soon and until then please take care. Warm Regards Kamile Lyne Hotel Manager
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Susan M wrote a review Jan 2021
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I spent 3 days over Christmas in the hotel and they made me feel like I was in a movie. From the welcome to the exit everything was magic. I dont think I will every cook Christmas dinner again, I was spoiled. Thank you to all. Susan McLaverty
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kamile Lyne, General Manager at Great Southern Killarney
Responded 6 Jan 2021
Dear Mrs McLaverty Thank you kindly for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Great Southern. It was our pleasure to welcome you to the Great Southern for your Christmas stay and we are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful experience. We would be thrilled to welcome you back to the Great Southern next year again for your Christmas stay and until then please take care. Warm Regards Kamile Lyne Hotel Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$163 - US$362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
malton hotel killarney
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerryKillarney
NUMBER OF ROOMS
177
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Frequently Asked Questions about Great Southern Killarney
Which popular attractions are close to Great Southern Killarney?
Nearby attractions include Escape Killarney - Kerry's 1st Live Escape Room Game (0.3 km), Killarney National Park (0.5 km), and Kerry Cliffs (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Great Southern Killarney?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Great Southern Killarney?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Great Southern Killarney?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Great Southern Killarney?
Conveniently located restaurants include Murphy Brownes Restaurant, The Mad Monk, and The Cellar at The Ross.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Great Southern Killarney?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Great Southern Killarney located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Killarney.
Are any cleaning services offered at Great Southern Killarney?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Great Southern Killarney offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Great Southern Killarney?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Great Southern Killarney?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Muckross Abbey (3.4 km), Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms (4.5 km), and Muckross Traditional Farms (4.5 km).