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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2013

We had a delightful visit to Glencar House with our family this summer. It is about a 45 minute drive down country lanes outside Killarney to the hotel which is in a perfect setting with beautiful views of the hills and countryside. We were made so welcome and offered a choice of rooms: we ended up in a nice basic... More 

1 Thank Graham B
Eilis C, proprietor at Glencar House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your very kind review about Glencar House Hotel. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit to our area and that you were happy with the service your received from us and our staff. We value our guests Tripadvisor reviews and welcome the feedback (negative or positive). Hopefully you will get... More 

Gabriola Island, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Set in the most perfect setting this hotel is a gem of a find. Liam, Eilish and Joyce were perfect hosts. The bar is cosy and friendly with Liam pulling a splendid pint of guinness. Eilish is 'chef extraordinaire' offering a good choice of local dinner choices (beef, duck or salmon when we were there) with perfectly cooked fresh vegetables... More 

1 Thank Kay H
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53 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

The hotel is ideally located for the mountains, an actual 9 minute drive from the hydro road route up Carrontouhil. The views from the dining room and our room were gorgeous, of the mountains. At dinner when the stag wasn't in the garden, the shallows were very entertaining. The food was great, we loved it. Liam and Eilis were great... More 

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2013

After a long day of driving it was so nice to finally get to The Glencar House. Liam and his wife are absolutely delightful. The bar area is so comfortable. We enjoyed meeting some locals while trying out different Irish drinks. It's very clean and pleasant. The food is great. They made us a sandwich to take on our hike... More 

1 Thank Lydia59
Neuville-aux-Bois, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 August 2013

We looked for a quiet and confortable hotel to have our holiday in Ireland : faboulously situated in a lovely and wild nature, the Glencar House Hotel let us to have two wonderful weeks. After a delicious and generous breakfast, we generally have spent our days to walk in the Iveragh or in the Dingle Peninsula with our packed lunch... More 

1 Thank PIGE F
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Glencar house hotel is a haven of peace and tranquility, set in a most beautiful part of Kerry. It is an ideal base for those who enjoy walking, fishing, cycling or just driving around. Liam, Eilish and all the staff are so welcoming and we were made to feel at home the minute we arrived. Nothing is too much trouble... More 

1 Thank Louisefitzs
Gullegem, Belgium
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Glencar House was the only place to stay we found in Glencar. With 4 girls backpacking, we stayed in a family room. Glencar House is surrounded by the most idyllic scenery on the Kerry Way. Eillis is the perfect hostess, she cared about us, cooked some delicious meals! Thank you for your hospitality! Love, the four Belgian girls

1 Thank Stefanie1992
Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Somerset, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 July 2013

My partner and I had booked a mountain walking, lake viewing and driving adventure holiday in the county of Kerry in Ireland for a week July 2013. My partner discovered the Glencar hotel on internet search engines. We wanted to get a hotel/ house to set up as a base for our driving adventures. Glencar house hotel did not disappoint.... More 

1 Thank Michaela B
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2013

It feels like this place is built around around a fireplace in are cozy little bar. When we arrived here, we were very warmly welcomed by the host. We were walking the Kerry way and even though it is not directly on track, it's totally worth staying here - there is a shortcut coming back to the Kerry way at... More 

1 Thank MnMadventures
, Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2013

We stayed at Glencar House Hotel for a weekend and had a smashing time.The hosts Liam & Eilis along with all the staff were so friendly,welcoming and very accommodating.The rooms were fresh,clean and had all you need.The food was outstanding,the breakfast would set you up for the day ahead,the evening meals were delicious absolutely beautiful(followed by Eilis' devine white chocolate... More 

1 Thank Cathy H
Eilis C, Proprietor at Glencar House, responded to this review

Dear Cathy, thank you for taking the time to post your review about Glencar House Hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your first visit to Glencar House, hopefully we will see you here again in the very near future. The locals really enjoyed meeting you! Best wishes Eilis, Liam and Lizzy More 

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Glencar House is a rustic mountain hotel in the heart of the Caragh Valley and is the ideal base for a fishing or walking trip. Glencar House Hotel offers the lover of the outdoors easy access to the finest facilities from world-class salmon & trout fishing and walking trips or climbing trips , to golf and trekking. The hotel boasts panoramic views of the valley, woods and MacGillicuddy's Reeks, home to Carrauntuohill Ireland's highest mountain. The popular tourist town of Killarney is situated 22 miles from Glencar House hotel and is centrally situated within the famous 'Ring of Kerry' route. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Glencar House

Address: Glencar, Glencar, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Glencar
Price Range: €75 - €160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Glencar House 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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