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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best

If you’re looking for a romantic hotel in Waterville, look no further than Butler Arms Hotel.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Coomakesta Pass (0.2 mi) and Church Island (1.7 mi), guests of Butler Arms Hotel can easily experience some of Waterville's most well known attractions.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, and Butler Arms Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including room service, newspaper, and baggage storage. In addition, guests can enjoy free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While visiting Waterville, you may want to try some ribs at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Dooleys Seafood & Steak House.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular monuments and statues such as Charlie Chaplin Statue, Mick O'Dwyer Statue, and Longitude and Latitude Stone.

The staff at Butler Arms Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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RosebankT wrote a review 15 May
London, United Kingdom128 contributions74 helpful votes
First visit. A lovely hotel with several nice public rooms, quite quaint furnished with lots of nice golf pictures. Ate dinner twice, both excellent. Recommend. Very convenient if playing golf at Waterville. Also good breakfasts, reasonably priced.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Mary O wrote a review 9 May
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My husband and I have just spent the weekend in the Butler Arms Hotel in Waterville Co. Kerry. It truly was a wonderful experience. From the moment we entered the front door we were greeted with warmth, friendliness and efficiency from all members of the staff. The room was just as it was described with a beautiful sea view and a very comfortable bed. The food was superb. The breakfast was served at the table and was of a very high standard. Dinner in Charlie’s restaurant was more typical of a five star rated hotel. We would highly recommend a stay at this quant charming family run hotel and is a definite return for us.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Orla C wrote a review 6 May
Galway, Ireland87 contributions46 helpful votes
It had been a number of years since I lasted visited the Butler Arms Hotel, but given that it is still in the hands of the Huggard family who have been in the hospitality business for generations. I had no hesitation in recommending a stay to my friends We spent the Easter weekend and it did not disappoint. On arrival we were greeted by friendly and very helpful staff. It has a feeling of a warm family run hotel as apposed to other hotels in which I have stayed. All areas were beautifully and tastefully decorated, with ample lounges to give a spacious feeling. The bedrooms were spacious with a sea view. We had dinner in the dining room on the first two evening, which was excellent both the quality of raw material and cooking and presentation 100% We would have dined in the third night but as the menu was the same, we choose to eat else where. (unfortunately) Well done to Paula and louise Huggard for professionalism and attention to detail. The only negative point I will make is on room pricing. (I am comparing this hotel with very similar hotels in which I have stayed) single occupancy is charge at the same rate at double occupancy. I believe this to be unfair as one person is using have the towels, hot water etc and eating one breakfast rather than two. If a charge is to be made it ought to be a supplement. The full rate discriminates against single people. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel but personally would not stay again re pricing of room policy.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Daniel Callanan wrote a review Apr 2022
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Just back from an amazing 3 days in the Butler Arms. Hotel with old style charm and 5 star service with a particular shout out for the lady from Italy who looks after the Bar. Also have to give special mention to the amazing food and in particular the Dover Sole on the bone which was the best ever and even better than I had in Princess Di's favorite in London "Daphnes" Don't pass this Hotel if you are ever staying in South kerry and here's hoping Butler Arms will continue to provide 5 star hospitality for another 100 years. Thanks again to all for a making our stay a memorable experience. Daniel and Sharon Callanan
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Austin O wrote a review Apr 2022
Westport, Ireland9 contributions
Stayed for 3 nights with Lyons Links golf tour. Really impressed with hotel. Staff very friendly and amazing breakfast. Rooms very comfortable and of course, spectacular views. Highly recommended. Would certainly return.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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BrianFRWalsh wrote a review Mar 2022
Naas, Ireland29 contributions23 helpful votes
I recently spent two nights in The Butler Arms Hotel, Waterville, in the Kingdom of Kerry. I was there with my family in March 2022. Getting to Waterville is a bit of a hike - it took us 4.5 hours from Naas - but along the way were some of the most spectacular views in Ireland. Once you arrive, you immediately know it was worth it - with a sense of calm and scenery to die for. We had an issue trying to get our dog minded for the weekend, but Butler Arms came through and said they had dog-friendly rooms available. Everything from the first greeting at reception to the checkout when leaving was uber friendly and so so helpful - it was like being invited into a long lost friend's home. The rooms were terrific, and the hotel is beautifully appointed throughout - it felt like a 5-star experience. Staff and I mean all staff, were so welcoming, helpful and friendly while being impressively professional. Nothing was too much.  On the first evening, we had drinks outside until it became too chilly, and we then retreated into a conservatory for warmth. The conservator comes stocked with throws if you need additional heat. The two bars are full of character and atmosphere, and the study is a little bit of heaven where you can withdraw for a bit more privacy while still being served from the bar.  The food On Saturday, we had breakfast, which they cooked to order - none of your tired buffet here. There was a great selection that catered for all tastes - I had the fish, Hake, which was beautiful, and the others raved about the impossibly crisp bacon. We had dinner on Saturday night, and it was fabulous. I usually avoid eating in Hotels and seek sustenance elsewhere, but The Butler Arms food is top class. We were a fussy bunch with one pescatarian, one with gluten-free requirements, and one with gluten and dairy-free needs. All were catered for without impacting the tase of the food and without batting an eyelid. Before I wrote this, I tried to find something to complain about for balanced - but I failed. I cannot think of a single thing that detracted from my visit. My dog Pixel was treated like a princess and loved every moment of her stay. I can't wait for an excuse to go back to The Butler Arms, and you shouldn't wait to experience this gem. Butler Arms Hotel A piece of heaven in the kingdom I recently spent two nights in The Butler Arms Hotel, Waterville, in the Kingdom of Kerry. I was there with my family in March 2022. Getting to Waterville is a bit of a hike - it took us 4.5 hours from Naas - but along the way were some of the most spectacular views in Ireland. Once you arrive, you immediately know it was worth it - with a sense of calm and scenery to die for. We had an issue trying to get our dog minded for the weekend, but Butler Arms came through and said they had dog-friendly rooms available. Everything from the first greeting at reception to the checkout when leaving was uber friendly and so so helpful - it was like being invited into a long lost friend's home. The rooms were terrific, and the hotel is beautifully appointed throughout - it felt like a 5-star experience. Staff and I mean all staff, were so welcoming, helpful and friendly while being impressively professional. Nothing was too much.  On the first evening, we had drinks outside until it became too chilly, and we then retreated into a conservatory for warmth. The conservator comes stocked with throws if you need additional heat. The two bars are full of character and atmosphere, and the study is a little bit of heaven where you can withdraw for a bit more privacy while still being served from the bar.  The food On Saturday, we had breakfast, which they cooked to order - none of your tired buffet here. There was a great selection that catered for all tastes - I had the fish, Hake, which was beautiful, and the others raved about the impossibly crisp bacon. We had dinner on Saturday night, and it was fabulous. I usually avoid eating in Hotels and seek sustenance elsewhere, but The Butler Arms food is top class. We were a fussy bunch with one pescatarian, one with gluten-free requirements, and one with gluten and dairy-free needs. All were catered for without impacting the tase of the food and without batting an eyelid. Before I wrote this, I tried to find something to complain about for balanced - but I failed. I cannot think of a single thing that detracted from my visit. My dog Pixel was treated like a princess and loved every moment of her stay. I can't wait for an excuse to go back to The Butler Arms, and you shouldn't wait to experience this gem.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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ThomasDavy wrote a review Oct 2021
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
Such a beautiful Hotel with truly amazing staff, particular shout out for Deirdre on reception and, apologies don’t know her name, the Italian lady in the bar. Delicious food for both dinner and breakfast and very well appointed bedrooms.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Peter M wrote a review Oct 2021
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
Just back home after a lovely weekend with friends in the Butler Arms, Waterville. We were given 5 star treatment from beginning to end. Rooms were very comfortable, food was excellent as were the facilities. It's a great place to use as a base to explore all that is good in the area.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: My room on the second floor had magnificent sea views. By leaving the window ajar, I could hear...
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Vacation819808 wrote a review Oct 2021
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions7 helpful votes
Special family run hotel. Warm welcome, great food and ambiance. We used Butler Arms as a base for club cycling trip. Two nights with breakfast and dinner. Excellent value. Perfect for cycling access to Portmagee, Valentia, Bealach Oisin, Coomakiste. Short walk to Waterville Links and Lough Currane. Close to Derrynane strand. Beautiful part of the country and will definitely be back
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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PLPFT wrote a review Oct 2021
San Francisco, California10 contributions11 helpful votes
Just back from two nights with a gang of friends in Kerry. We had an all in package in the Butler Arms Hotel in Waterville and can’t find a fault. A great welcome at reception, beautiful room with ocean view (and sounds), top quality breakfasts and dinners and friendly staff. If you’re in this beautiful corner of Kerry make sure this gem is on your list.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Butler Arms Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Butler Arms Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sea Synergy Marine Awareness and Activity Centre (0.08 km), Charlie Chaplin Statue (0.2 km), and Waterville Beach (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Butler Arms Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Butler Arms Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Butler Arms Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Butler Arms Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lobster Bar & Restaurant, An Corcan Restaurant, and Dooleys Seafood & Steak House.
Is Butler Arms Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.06 km away from the centre of Waterville.
Are pets allowed at Butler Arms Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Butler Arms Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Derrynane House (7.8 km), Church Island (2.7 km), and The Atlantic Telegraph Waterville (0.5 km).
Does Butler Arms Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Butler Arms Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.