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Muckross Park Hotel & Spa
Ranked #14 of 38 Hotels in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 May 2015

I booked a room for two nights for a wedding proposal and was not disappointed, the hotel is in a magnificent location (National Park) and is quite close to the city center and is a short distance from the Torc waterfall and Muckross Abbey amongst others. The hotel also offers complimentary bike rental which is really a great feature as a bike is the best to get around to see the various sights.

Where to start, the hotel and adjacent pub and restaurant look really great and the welcome from all the staff, particularly Danny was second to none, we really appreciated the time he took and all of the staff there to make us feel like we were the only ones in the hotel, even though there were 2 weddings planned on the Friday and Saturday, I don't know how they do it but the hotel did not feel busy or crowded and the staff never seemed overwhelmed in any way which was amazing. He also provided us with all the local tips and things to do and a brief history of the region and hotel, although he must provide this information day-in/day-out to guests, it never felt rehearsed or tired and it's these little things that make a difference in how the staff care about their guests.

The room we were booked in was a suite (an upgrade) and was a dream, massive jacuzzi bath , welcome gifts, nothing was amiss. The room was huge and the bed was supersized and super comfy. The bathroom was really cool with a waterfall type shower as well as the jacuzzi/bath. We loved the toiletries provided for bathing and care, really top quality.

We used their SPA (included in booking) and what can I say that has not been mentioned already, it was absolutely brilliant and I am really not into using the sauna or pool / jacuzzi at all, I couldn't get enough and there was an outdoor jacuzzi, all at perfect temperatures including the pool water, we absolutely loved using the SPA, it's brilliant !!!! We didn't get any treatments but there are loads on offer and can only imagine that they are absolutely fab.

We had a quick bite in the Monks Lounge which was nice and we decided at the last minute to have dinner in the Yew tree restaurant, our thanks to Ted for getting the booking and especially Zsolt the restaurant manager who really made a great recommendation for the meal choices and wine, we really appreciated his relaxed way, professional attitude and attention to detail which made us feel special, speaks perfect Italian too ! Honestly, all the staff were really great to us at all times, it was really a super experience.

Breakfast was really something too with a great selection and specific dishes could be made to order and again it was all great quality and we really enjoyed what was on offer.

I will end by thanking the Muckross Hotel for making our stay so memorable in many ways and look forward to returning (soon hopefully!) to revisit the region and use the SPA !! We had a super time and this was not only because of the hotel but also the people working there who provided that added value to our stay.

Room Tip: I would encourage you to ask for an upgrade and they will if they can also the Belfry suite was supe...
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  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
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DannyMcClure, Guest Relations Manager at Muckross Park Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2015

Dear Guest

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful and detailed review.

I was delighted to read such wonderful praise for our staff, facilities and so many aspects of your stay. Your review has been passed onto our management team and all of our departments were delighted at your kind and generous review.

It was an absolute pleasure to help you during your stay and on behalf of all of our staff I wish you both only the very best of wishes for your future together.

If we can assist you again in the future please be sure to let us know.

Yours Sincerely

Danny McClure
Guest Relations Manager
Muckross Park Hotel

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Reviewed 12 May 2015

Just arrived back from a weekend in this elegant hotel -warm, friendly staff and the ambience was fantastic. Our room was second to none and we were very comfortable. We were looking forward to our breakfast the first morning but were so disappointed. The cold buffet was good but very limited considering it is a 5 star. The hot buffet was very poor. The bacon tasted like cardboard and the black pudding was tasteless. The eggs were a total put off and the food was left for far too long in their separate containers. I think that was the problem!
The third and last morning I asked for an egg cooked to order and it was excellent.
We had dinner in the restaurant and again looking forward to it. We both ordered fillet steak and it was a chewy lump of meat with one long string of cooked veg on top of meat. The only part of this dish that was pleasant was the very small portion of potato. My husband noted that some guests that ordered the fillet steak were having difficulty with their choice as well.
We had intended to book another dinner there but changed our minds and eat in the bar near by. The food there was very good.
I could only give a 3 star rating and that was because of the disappointing quality of food.

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
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DannyMcClure, Guest Relations Manager at Muckross Park Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2015

Dear Guest

Thank you so much for your review and for taking the time to post it.

I was delighted to read of your kind words for our hotel and in particular our staff. It was wonderful to read such lovely comments.

Thank you also for you constructive review on your dining experiences whilst with us. I will ensure to bring all of your advice and comments with regards our food to our head chef. Thank you very much for taking the time to send this on as without such feedback we would not be able to improve or change what may require us to do so.

Thank you very much once more for taking the time to send in your review. It is truly appreciated.

Kind Regards

Danny McClure
Guest Relations Manager
Muckross Park Hotel

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Reviewed 11 May 2015

We stayed here for our anniversary and I must say that everything was just perfect, from the moment we walked in the front door we were greeted by the hotels concierge who helped with our bags and was very pleasant, the reception staff were very helpful throughout our stay. We didn't eat in the hotel restaurant during our stay but going by the breakfast we had I would say that the food would be outstanding. During our stay we interacted with the concierge Chris on a few occasions and I must say that he a delight, he was very helpful with everything, gave us local information to ensure that we knew where to go to see the sights and entertainment. Looking forward to returning again in the future. Thanks a million to all the staff and management.

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
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DannyMcClure, Guest Relations Manager at Muckross Park Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2015

Dear Guest

Thank you so much for your kind review and once more a very happy anniversary to you both.

It was delight to read that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. It was also great to read of the personal mention that you gave Chris our concierge. I am delighted to say Chris was voted the employee of the month for April and was a most deserving winner. He was delighted to read your review.

We hope that you have many more enjoyable anniversaries in the future and if you return to us for any of them we would be delighted to welcome you once again.

Kind Regards

Danny McClure
Guest Relations Manager
Muckross Park Hotel

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Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

We visited the hotel in May 2015 and have to say all staff are very welcoming. We visited as part of our honeymoon and from check in the treatment we received was second to none. I have to say the bar staff are great and a special mention has to go to Mano and Trish who's advise on where to eat and visit was spot on. Can't recommend enough

Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
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DannyMcClure, Guest Relations Manager at Muckross Park Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2015

Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your kind words in this review of your stay with us.

I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay so much and thank you so much for such a wonderful recommendation. Thank you also for your lovely personal mention of Trish & Mano in our Monks Lounge. They will be delighted to hear that you were so impressed with your time spent with them.

Thank you once more for your time and many congratulations to you both again.

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Danny McClure
Guest Relations Manager
Muckross Park Hotel

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Reviewed 6 May 2015

I was taken here for a treat for my birthday and boy was it a treat from the minute we landed at the hotel and it was a cold windy evening once you walk in the door there is a big fire our bags were taken from us (not use to this kind of treatment) The staff were so friendly they could not do enough for us we stayed for 2 nights I had a treatment on in the SPA which is out of this world we travelled with 2 litlle boys I was worried when we landed that maybe they wouldnt enjoy it or that it wasnt really a place for kids but the staff couldnt have been nicer or more helpful every single on of them we were in a suite which was a real treat and so the staff had accomodated the suite for the boys aswell which they thought was brilliant I couldnt fault this hotel in anyway at all we stayed in Killarney again last weekend in another hotel and Ithink I was comparing it with the Muckross all the time there was no compasison the next time we will be staying in the Muckross again I wish I could remeber some of the staffs names as they really were so helpful throughout our stay which made it extra special

Room Tip: It is well worth upgrading to a suite for the extra bit of quality
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  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled with family
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DannyMcClure, Guest Relations Manager at Muckross Park Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2015

Dear Guest

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review.

I was delighted to hear you both, along with your boys, enjoyed your stay so much. It was wonderful to read that you were so happy with your stay and if we can do anything for you in the future please be sure to let us know.

Thank you once more for sending on your review.

Best wishes to you all,

Kind Regards

Danny McClure
Guest Relations Manager
Muckross Park Hotel

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Additional Information about Muckross Park Hotel & Spa

Address: Muckross Road, Killarney, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Killarney
#13 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
#14 Business Hotel in Killarney
#19 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#20 Family Hotel in Killarney
Price Range: €144 - €252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Muckross Park Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Excellence surrounded by beauty - Muckross Park Hotel & Spa is uniquely located in Killarney's majestic National Park with magnificent mountains and lakes close by. The hotel is home to the renowned Spa at Muckross. Elegant, luxurious guestrooms and suites, award winning Yew Tree Restaurant and Monk's Lounge. The hotel has superb guest services and makes for a truly memorable hotel experience. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Muckross Park Hotel And Cloisters Spa
Muckross Park Hotel & Cloisters Killarney
Muckross Park Hotel & Spa Killarney, Europe

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