Loch Lein Country House
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Loch Lein Country House

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Fully refundable before Tue, 28 May
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Welcome to Loch Lein Country House, your Fossa “home away from home.” Loch Lein Country House aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Loch Lein Country House Hotel offer a flat screen TV.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including 24 hour front desk, newspaper, and baggage storage. Guests of Loch Lein Country House are also welcome to enjoy an on-site restaurant. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Fossa pubs such as The Golden Nugget Pub, which is a short distance from Loch Lein Country House Hotel.

Loch Lein Country House puts the best of Fossa at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Hiking
Horseback riding
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Safe
Seating area
Iron
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Languages Spoken
English
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GerIreland69 wrote a review Jul 2021
ireland12 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A faultless hotel just outside Killarney, and great value for the location and quality. Our bedroom was large, spotless, tastefully furnished, with beautiful views of Loch Lein. The beds were very comfortable, and the bathroom was also spacious and spotless. Breakfast and dinner were excellent; fresh, local foods, cooked perfectly and served with friendly banter, indoors or outdoors. Through out the hotel there was great attention to detail, and every effort made to make you stay comfortable and enjoyable, thanks to Paul, Annette and Jack. Thanks all for a great week in Killarney.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Best rooms seem to be overlooking the lake
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Response from , Owner at Loch Lein Country House
Responded 2 Aug 2021
Many Thanks Geraldine for such a lovely review. We were delighted to meet you and all your extended Family for your week long staycation here at Loch Lein and we sincerely hope that you will consider us for your next Family get together. With every best wish and Thanks Annette, Paul and All at Loch Lein
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tkirk wrote a review Jun 2022
Raleigh, North Carolina31 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The booking process was done via Loch Lein House website and was very easy. Upon arrival, had I not seen photos on line, I might have thought I was in the wrong place. The house sits in an idyllic setting on Loch Lein. The house itself has many amenities including a bar and sitting room, elevator, a front lawn that's wonderful to sit on and take in the beauty of the lake and the mountains beyond. Annette, who owns the house along with her husband Paul, was there to greet us as we walked int he front door. Their son Jack was very helpful and friendly throughout our stay. He's truly an asset to the business.

Breakfast is served in a large dining room with sweeping views of the lake. The food was delicious and the service was what I'd expect in any highly rated restaurant.

Our room was the largest room in which I've stayed while anywhere in Europe. A very large window gave us incredible views of the lake and mountains. Everything was spotless, housekeeping was wonderful, and little touches were appreciated (such as complimentary bottles of water).

This was my tenth visit to Ireland (I usually stay 2-3 wks at a time, so I have a bit of experience with accommodations) and I can say with complete certainty that Loch Lein House is among the very finest of places I've stayed.

Annette, Paul and Jack are all engaging, friendly, knowledgeable and truly belong in this business. Well done, all!
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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wishfulDublin wrote a review Sept 2021
Dublin91 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What can we say that has not been sad before. This is hospitality at its best in a stunning location in a remarkable house, Annette and Paul were born hosts and nothing was too much for them. On arrival you are captured by the stunning garden well maintained with seasonal flowers and well positioned garden furniture to relax and take in the stunning view of the lake and mountains beyond. The house in beautifully decorated again with flowers on many surfaces, some I supect from the garden. The room and bathroom were big and bright, beautifully furnished with stunning views of the lake. Everything throughtout was spotlessly clean. Dinner was gorgeous and hosts were very attentive to my needs as a Coeliac. A truely wonderful place to stay and within easy reach of all the main attractions and Killarney town itself. Thank you Annette and Paul for a lovely few days. Iris and Gerry
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Ciaran O wrote a review Aug 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay at Loch Lein Country House Hotel recently and will be returning for sure. Nestled in the country side overlooking the Killarney lakes, it is a treasure to stay here with spacious and extremely clean accommodation, exquisite food in the restaurant and a marvellous friendly atmosphere created by the hosts Annette and Paul. Cocktails in the bar served by Jack were a treat after a busy day exploring the area.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from , Owner at Loch Lein Country House
Responded 21 Aug 2021
Many Thanks Ciaran, Ashling and young Charlie for your very nice review following your recent visit. We were delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back ..perhaps next year ?? Kind Regards Annette, Paul and All at Loch lLein
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Marion C wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Paul & Annette (husband & wife team) have created an oasis of warmth, comfort, hospitality & gorgeous food for whomever is lucky enough to stay here. From the moment we entered, we felt at home (we were really looking forward to our family staycation so expectations were high for all of us - 2 parents & 3 adults/teenager).

The lake views from our rooms were amazing, it was peaceful & quiet but central to the town too (though a car is required). The dinners were really high end restaurant quality (we enjoy fish so couldn't pass the prawns, monkfish, john dory & turbot) however all tastes are catered for.

The rooms were immaculately clean, views amazing and service was always attentive without ever being intrusive. I asked Paul why there were so few guests here & learned U.S & European visitors are normally first in the queue ,however we were probably the beneficiaries of one of the few positives of Covid-19 given the lack of foreign visitors.

Our family was certainly much the better for this great staycation -we have no doubt this was enabled by our hosts, the hotel & location. It was our first visit and we are sure it is the first of many more to come .
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from , Owner at Loch Lein Country House
Responded 6 Jul 2021
Marion, We were thrilled that you chose Kerry and Loch Lein for your staycation and were delighted that your family was 'much the better ' after your 3 day stay. It was a pleasure to meet your lovely family and we were particularly delighted with Eanna's good news on the Friday. Good luck Aoife in the Job hunt and Cathal, hope you will be back hurling soon. The door will always be open!!! With sincere thanks Annette , Paul and all at Loch Lein.
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Vincent D wrote a review Jul 2022
17 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have one word for you, and that word is Jack. This absolute phenom of a lad does it all. Make sure to ask for his mojitos if you get the chance (he will cook you up a mean hot cocoa too). Beyond this wonderful young chap, Annette and Paul were incredibly gracious hosts. Our room had the most beautiful view of Loch Lein. We sat in the front garden and watched the sunset over the lake as Jack brought us any delicious beverage of our choice and a citronella candle to keep the midges away. The shampoo in the room smelled divine. The dinner and breakfasts at Loch Lein were also phenomenal. We could truly see why Loch Lein is one of the hidden gems of Ireland and is in the top trip advisor places to stay globally. You will not regret staying at this wonderful country house.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Emma D wrote a review Nov 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dear Paul, Annette and Team,

We’d like to take a moment to thank you again for making our wedding day the best day of our lives. In such a popular tourist town, very few venues can boast such a breathtaking location and intimate seclusion such as yours - we felt very special. With your calm approach and attention to detail, we actually thoroughly enjoyed the planning process. From the moment we enquired about available dates until we said our ‘I do’s’ on your front lawn, we genuinely felt that all you wanted for us was to have the most wonderful wedding. Everything came together so beautifully and we will be eternally grateful.

We could not recommend you and your team more highly.

Love and best wishes,

Emma and Jack x
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Brendan wrote a review Jun 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a really lovely stay in Killarney. Loch Lein is in a great location only a short drive from the town centre. There are beautiful views onto the lake from the dining room where we had a delicious breakfast and dinner. The lamb comes highly recommended and enjoyed a lovely pint sitting outside in a gorgeous seating area. Paul and Annette are brilliant hosts and really made us feel welcome.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from , Owner at Loch Lein Country House
Responded 28 Jun 2021
Brendan, many Thanks for your wonderful review highlighting some of lifes little pleasures, during your recent stay here in Killarney. We look forward to welcoming you back and hope that your schedule will permit you to do a little less driving . with renewed thanks Annette,Paul & Team
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Paul R wrote a review Jul 2023
Phoenix, Arizona13 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just returned from the beautiful and welcoming country of Ireland after a 3 week stay. During this countrywide trip, we stayed in a number of upscale and highly rated hotels. While the accommodations were all very good indeed, one place stood out, that was the Loch Lien Country House just outside Killarney.
The accommodations we were assigned had a marvelous view of the nearby lake and pastoral countryside. Additionally, the room was very large, with high ceilings, plenty of light, a large bathroom, comfortable high-back chairs and a quality bed.
Likewise, the country house's reception area, hallways and restaurant were decorated tastefully and had fresh flowers daily. The food in the restaurant, was all local and much of it was produced on site. We had two dinners and two breakfasts at Loch Lien, both of which were gourmet quality.
While the room accommodations and food were first class, the hosts and owners, Annette & Paul Corridan, made the stay even more special. Their warmth, humor, knowledge of the area and professionalism was quite unique and very welcoming.
We have traveled in many great countries around the world in the past 40 years, and stayed in many world-class accommodations, but the Loch Lien Country House stands out as one of the world's finest lodgings!!
Many thanks to Paul and Annette and the staff - you made our trip memorable.
Paul and Patricia R
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lynda F wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were greeted with the warmest of welcomes and the guesthouse is exquisitely decorated with beautiful attention to detail. The surrounding garden and view over the lake to the mountains is so picturesque. We dined in the first night and thoroughly enjoyed a delicious meal along with the breakfasts which are made to order. Annette and Paul were perfect hosts and we appreciated Paul’s advise when planning our daily activities. They both went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. Definitely one of our top stays during our driving tour around Ireland.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from , Owner at Loch Lein Country House
Responded 4 Jun 2022
Lynda & Lauren, Thank you both so much for your wonderful and colourful review. We hope the rest of your Vacation went just as well particularly The Wedding in UK. No doubt you made it back safely to Brisbane and Melbourne. Until the next time Annette, Paul and All at Loch Lein
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Camper160696 asked a question Mar 2021
Lurgan, United Kingdom8 contributions
Do the bedrooms have showers
Answer from wellworntraveller1
Dublin14 contributions22 helpful votes
Yes - and very good ones !
Answer from websy63
Wagga Wagga, Australia42 contributions30 helpful votes
Hi, it probably isn’t a younger person place. It is located at Fossa which is approximately 6kms from Killarney. It was a beautiful hotel. There is a restaurant with a small bar. Breakfast was delicious
Goldylookingclart asked a question Feb 2018
179 contributions57 helpful votes
Can the hotel arrange horse riding and clay pigeon shooting ?
Answer from TennisMom0826
Knoxville, Tennessee19 contributions8 helpful votes
They arranged a tour for us. I would call or email. They were very helpful with any questions we had.
Killarney, Ireland4 contributions
Hi Molly and thank you for your enquiry. We offer our guests on arrival Tea/Coffee in the Lounge and there is no fee for this. Any drinks in the bar or Room Service would incur a charge. The use of Robes or slippers do not incur a fee either. Nobody should ever feel obliged to leave a tip, but , if you wish to acknowledge good service then please feel free to do so. hope this answers your questions and if I may be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to call. Kind Regards paul
Answer from CoffeeRamblers
Belfast, United Kingdom55 contributions23 helpful votes
This little hotel is approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometres) from the town of Killarney. It would be possible to walk into the town if you were feeling energetic! There is ample parking facilities at the hotel itself. As well as this, there are various car parks in the town of Killarney - if you decided to drive from the hotel to the town! If you decide to stay at this little hotel you will certainly enjoy it and the surroundings. Your views will include green grass, lake view and mountains!
MichaelStephenDay wrote a tip 8 May
Chalfont St Peter, United Kingdom12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just book. You will not be disappointed!"
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hughinflorida wrote a tip Apr 2024
Floral City, Florida30 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The property is about a 10 minute drive from Killarney, and driving to town for a meal or shopping is easy."
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sls5 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Auburn, Alabama14 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Close to Killarney, a beautiful town with fabulous shopping lunch spots. Close to historic castles and gardens"
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Charles V wrote a tip Apr 2024
Liston, Australia53 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you prefer to make your own tea, request a kettle."
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Maud K wrote a tip Sept 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just book it!"
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PRICE RANGE
€169 - €198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerryKillarneyFossa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Loch Lein Country House
Which popular attractions are close to Loch Lein Country House?
Nearby attractions include Escape Killarney - Kerry's 1st Live Escape Room Game (5.5 km), Falconry Kerry (6.3 km), and Killarney Falconry (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Loch Lein Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Loch Lein Country House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Loch Lein Country House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Loch Lein Country House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Loch Lein Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Tan Yard, Rozzers Restaurant, and Kitty O'Se's Seafood and Grill.
Is Loch Lein Country House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Fossa.
Are any cleaning services offered at Loch Lein Country House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Loch Lein Country House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Muckross Abbey (7.6 km), Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms (7.9 km), and Muckross Traditional Farms (7.9 km).
Does Loch Lein Country House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Loch Lein Country House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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