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Kilcoran Lodge Hotel And Leisure Centre

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Townparks, Bohemarnane E21 H680 Ireland
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Kilcoran Lodge Hotel & Leisure Centre is situated just outside picturesque Cahir, Co Tipperary nestled in the foothills of the Galtee Mountains, a charming Country House Hotel overlooking the Knockmealdown Mountains with majestic views and gardens. This haven of tranquility offers you a chance to escape the pressures of everyday life and relax in the surroundings of a beautiful house with an old world rustic charm & ambiance that combines both comfort and spaciousness. Built as the Earl of Glengall’s Hunting Lodge in the last century, Kilcoran offers guests 22 exceptional en-suite bedrooms all with their own unique charm combining contemporary & period styles and charming antique furniture. Ideally located to explore Ballyhoura Country, the Rock of Cashel, Blarney, the Mitchelstown Caves and the historic Cahir Castle as well as great golf, cycling, horse riding and fishing amenities, guests will revel in the area’s serene landscape and dramatic views. Only 50 minutes from either Cork & Shannon Airports. Treat yourself to a taste of traditional home cooking in our Restaurant or Bar. A ‘Healthy Options’ Menu is available for children. We cater for all occasions including family celebrations, communions & confirmations and much, much more!!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
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Heated pool
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Fishing
Highchairs available
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Irishlass L wrote a review Yesterday
County Cork, Ireland287 contributions69 helpful votes
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This hotel is situated in beautiful south Tipperary with a hillside location and gorgeous view of the mountains. It's an old hunting lodge that was converted to a hotel many years back and still holds plenty of that charm today. The hotel itself is quaint, a little old fashioned, as expected but perfectly comfortable with everything you would need. A car is needed to get around though as outside country walks, every other activity is a car drive away. What makes this hotel and the comfort of your stay however is the welcoming friendliness of all the staff. Every single one of them enhance your experience in staying there. John and Annekas warm welcome on reception, Trish and Cathal in the bar are so kind. Trish is an absolute lady and a wonderful personality bringing her unique charm, and Liam overseeing it all making sure each guest is taken care of. I had a few requests due to elderly parents coming for lunch and worried about dining with lots of folks around, and with attention and care, we were taken care of. Overall a wonderful stay and can't wait to go back to the cosiness of warm winter fires, and Irish coffees. See you soon.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Free parking, car needed, good tourist attractions around, great staff
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George wrote a review 1 Jul
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First impression pretty bad instant u walk in place stinks of mold rooms smell like an old folks home carpets full of stains rads covered in rust. The pictures a very misleading pool is tiny I'd give half a star rating if I could. We called ahead to book pool staff gave 5:30 slot turns out they had swim lesson booked couldn't use pool plus we are visiting family sister and son not staying at hotel wanted to join us for a swim was told by reception there not allowed but when we arrived it turned out they gave wrong info and they could have came with us. Just an overall horrible experience do yourself a favor go somewhere else.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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SavageLand wrote a review Jun 2022
Orlando, Florida334 contributions78 helpful votes
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A charming little Irish lodge with fantastic food. This is a great romantic spot on the way to the west of Ireland. The rooms are modest size, no AC but the cool country air can be let in through the windows. The curry at the bar is wonderful, the staff is sweet and plenty of parking.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is a wonderful cave tour just 9 minutes away. It's a must see!
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Patricia H wrote a review Jun 2022
Loughrea, Ireland1 contribution
We had a family gathering in Kilcoran lodge for the W/E 10th and 11th June. With a party on the Sat night to celebrate out 50th anniversary and everyone enjoyed their stay. The staff were very accommodating. The rooms the comfortable the food was excellent and the party went smoothly. The grandchildren loved the pool the food and the party
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Minlafford wrote a review May 2022
Torremolinos, Spain39 contributions16 helpful votes
After other guests please clean seats of old food from previous gusts and have more choice on menu like steaks sandwiches.light bites ,menu definitely needs updating,remove frosting on windows so people can enjoy view.it could be fabulous
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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drpleasant wrote a review May 2022
New York City, New York9 contributions4 helpful votes
The night I was there, just a few days ago, roughly two dozen children aged 8 - 12 were allowed to run wild until midnight. They raced through the halls, climbed the window sills in the halls, threw candy wrappers and ground baked goods into the carpet. But mostly they were just very very loud, for a very very long time. No parents were in sight until they returned to their rooms, loudly, after 2am. The staff were completely overwhelmed despite complaints from numerous guests, they were unable to restore order. I got almost no sleep. The restaurant was closed that evening so I ate in the pub, the food was terrible. The next morning I had breakfast early and again the food was poor. In the morning, water was pouring from a leak in the lobby ceiling into several large pails, perhaps one of the unsupervised children had let a bath overflow. I felt bad for the staff who were not to blame but the hotel simply failed to do its primary job, provide a restful night and decent food. I was offered nothing for my trouble when I told the desk about what had happened. In fact the desk clerk acted as if she had had no idea. I would never stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: The best room is one at another hotel
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Richard J wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom1480 contributions464 helpful votes
First impressions very positive. Panoramic view of the Knockmealdown Mountains from the front and from our room. The public rooms, restaurant and bar are tastefully furnished in a country house style. The bedroom was a little on the narrow side but understand there is a choice of larger rooms, so probably wise to ask before hand if this is a concern. As a previous reviewer pointed out some of the paintwork on the windows and grouting in the bathroom is tired but overall a quiet and comfortable nights sleep. Sadly the Leisure Centre needs a complete revamp. The pool and gym equipment are fine but the changing rooms and decor are worn and tired. I booked a swimming session but was made to feel unwelcome by a lady giving swimming lessons. There was room for both. We had a very enjoyable meal in the bar with friends, lovely tasty food and a pleasant ambiance. Breakfast was cooked to order and excellent. Wifi worked well and there is plenty of on site parking. The staff without exception were friendly and helpful. A great location to explore all the local sites. Would definitely stay again in a larger room, the small issues described can probably be addressed once the trauma of Covid has passed and the financial future of the Lodge is assured .
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Date of stay: May 2022
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swimking2015 wrote a review Apr 2022
Cork, Ireland65 contributions19 helpful votes
We visited the hotel for lunch after a long trek on the Galtee Mountains on 21 April. The layout and style in the hotel are notable with large windows overlooking the Knockmealdown Mountains to the south. The decor , old furniture, paintings, colour scheme are all very attractive still. The lunch of soup and chicken salad was excellent. The staff were courteous and well dressed. It must be a wonderful venue for a wedding or a family party. Recommended as a base for hill walkers or those visiting South Tipperary, Cork.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Excellent location just off M8 , for hill walking, cycling, touring, horse racing.
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Pathfinder150706 wrote a review Apr 2022
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Wanted to say we loved the experience, wanted to give Kilcoran 5 stars, but felt sad to see a terrific hotel has lost its sheen. Having read previous reviews, I have been surprised by the tone adopted by the management. The purpose of feedback is surely to learn where improvements can be made. Yes,occasionally some people like to complain over everything, but looking at several pages of comments here, I can see a common thread, that backs up our own experience and would suggest that resistance from management to hearing it is a poorer advertisement than the criticisms themselves. Guests have paid good money to visit, they have a right to expect high standards, plus they have selected your hotel from the hundreds they could have chosen. They do not want to spend their break complaining to staff or requesting things. It is your job as management to ensure that your guests have everything they need, that everything is in working order. They are paying for the expectation of a stress free visit .By leaving a review, they are also are taking the time to consider and tell you about their experiences, the positive and where they have had issues. For our visit, the staff were the highlight of our visit and they are all professional, hard working and friendly. Kilcoran has some lovely qualities. Downstairs, the public areas are lovely. Cosy little private areas and tastefully furnished. Really nice welcoming atmosphere. Food was mostly good. The cooked breakfasts were excellent, quality produce, and presented well. More attention could be paid to the cold breakfasts. Fresh fruit in a bowl would be appreciated, tinned fruit doesnt appeal to everyone. Meals in general were good, although the cod+chips for €17 were more like a child's portion,would just about fill a side plate, a very small fillet and small amount of chips, but well cooked with a nice tartar sauce. Where we took issue was the room we were allocated. While giving a lovely view, the bedroom was shabby, a cracked shelf, unclean glasses, general tiredness and costs appeared to have been cut on silly things. No room servicing due to Covid, but this shouldnt be still relevant in April 2022. One mean thin ply toilet roll for a couple of days stay? Thin towels, one per person. On first inspection everything was superficially ok, but sloppy paintwork showed rust coming through. A deep clean is needed too, carpets, throws, cushions, bath seals, broken sockets, etc., could all do with attention. The leisure centre is adequate, again, lovely staff, but it needs a lot of maintenance, lumps of wood missing from door frames, the cubicles dirty, locks not working. Pool is quite small but it is very warm. Overall our sense on leaving the hotel was that the owners are not investing any more in upkeep, that the staff are gamely carrying on, and it is a real pity, as the hotel and carpark were full of guests and potentially business could be booming with a bit of marketing. A tie in to the caves is an opportunity missed, also the local sites and walks could be promoted. Kilcoran is in a superb location and is close to some very popular tourist attractions. One tip for the owners, one could cut costs by lessening the water pressure in the rooms, and lower the thermostat. Piping hot water coming through in a torrent is not necessary, nor heating on all night. Invest in maintenance and give guests the quality facilities they should expect. Also reward the staff, they work hard and are your best asset Pros. The quality of produce, the view and the professional courtesy of all the staff. Cons. The obvious penny pinching on maintenance and guest comfort
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Rooms at the front have a wonderful view of the mountains. Use of leisure centre needs to be booked.
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Crew C wrote a review Apr 2022
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Great staff friendly thoughtful and clean nice rooms. I found the staff helpful, and caring. I would happily recommend this place especially if you love scenery and escaping the busy world. Thank you and regards Laura
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from General Manager , Owner at Kilcoran Lodge Hotel And Leisure Centre
Responded 5 Apr 2022
Dear Laura, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with it and for your kind review. It was our absolute pleasure to take care of you and we hope to see you again in the not to distant future. Kind Regards, Liam Barrett, General Manager
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US$112 - US$144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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kilcoran hotel cahir
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty TipperaryBohemarnane
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kilcoran Lodge Hotel And Leisure Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Kilcoran Lodge Hotel And Leisure Centre?
Nearby attractions include Mitchelstown Cave (6.9 km), Cahir Castle (7.6 km), and Swiss Cottage (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kilcoran Lodge Hotel And Leisure Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Kilcoran Lodge Hotel And Leisure Centre?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a view of the mountains, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Kilcoran Lodge Hotel And Leisure Centre?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kilcoran Lodge Hotel And Leisure Centre?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kilcoran Lodge Hotel And Leisure Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lava Rock Restaurant, The Lazy Bean Cafe, and Malone's Galtee Inn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kilcoran Lodge Hotel And Leisure Centre?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Kilcoran Lodge Hotel And Leisure Centre located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Bohemarnane.
Does Kilcoran Lodge Hotel And Leisure Centre offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Kilcoran Lodge Hotel And Leisure Centre?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mitchelstown Cave (6.9 km).
Is Kilcoran Lodge Hotel And Leisure Centre accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.