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Carriglea House
Reviewed 9 April 2012

We stayed here for two nights in 2009, when on a driving tour of ireland, We loved Killarney and the park so much we stayed an extra day, leaving our companions to travel on.

We returned in 2011 when we hiked the kerry way with another couple - as we started and ended in Killarney, we based out hike out of Carriglea house. It was *perfect* for this.

Carriglea is across the street from the entrance to killarny national park and about a 20 minute walk from Muckross house in the park. It is a lovely area. If you are planning on dayhikes through the park, exploring killarney, or a kerry way hike, this is a great great place. John and Eileen are fantastic, breakfasts are great, and Eileen is incredibly helpful about places to go in town, getting supplies, things to do, and was more than willing to store a bag for us when we were away for 10 days on the kerry way trail.

Don't miss the friendly horse and donkey in the yard. "Prince" loves to have a good head scratch.

Room Tip: Rooms in the main house are nicer, and those in the front of the house have a nicer view of muckross...
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

Of all the places we stayed in Ireland, this was the best experience. Eileen and her family made us feel like we were family. Would go back and spend my entire holiday there if I ever get another chance!!!!!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 December 2011

John and Eileen are amazingly wonderful hosts. The house is an old Victorian that has retained its charm and personality. Breakfast was perfect - the view was breathtaking - and our friendly horse and donkey in the front yard were so much fun!! Eileen was great at giving us tips on where to go for food and drink. I have recommended this to everyone I know, telling them if they ever go to Ireland, they have to see Killarney and the only way to do that properly is to stay at Carriglea.

Room Tip: Try for a front room overlooking the lake and mountains!
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

Carriglea House is a beautiful home: clean, welcoming, and wonderfully comfortable. The location is outstanding - it is across from the National Park and a short distance from town. Eileen was very helpful in making recommendations for terrific places to eat and sights to see during our stay. The breakfast was delicious and a great way to start the day. The room with ensuite was lovely.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

We have stayed at Carriglea House several times and it is our favorite place in Killarney. The welcome mat is always out and if it's slightly worn looking, it's because so many people, like us, step in for a lovely, quiet, and relaxing visit. Eileen, John and their beautiful children provide old fashioned comfort and warm hospitality in their 150-year-old home overlooking the lakes and the National Park. A delicious Irish breakfast is served in the front dining room, beautifully decorated in antiques. Walk across the road and you're in the park which can keep both adults and children entertained with jogging, walks, cart rides, boating, house tours, old cemetery and church ruins, restored farmhouses, etc In busy and touristy Killarney, Carriglea House is an oasis of calm, quiet civility and is well located for touring other areas. Thanks, Eileen and John, for warm and wonderful memories. We hope to see you again!

Room Tip: For a view of the lakes, ask for a front room in the original building
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Carriglea House Muckross Road | N71, Killarney, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
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Ranked #8 of 47 Speciality Lodging in Killarney
Number of rooms: 8
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