Killarney is one of my favourite areas of Ireland. The town is small, cute, and friendly. The nearby Killarney National Park has a gorgeous castle by a lake and trails winding through the area. Plus, Killarney is a great area for day trips (if you haven’t yet, take a peek at my Killarney guide for my top suggestions.) You’ll definitely want to spend a couple nights in this town to see as much as you can. Here are my picks for the best Killarney hotels.
The Europe Hotel & Resort
Grand views and top of the line luxury is what you’ll find at the Europe Hotel and Resort. It’s one of the top 5 star hotels in Killarney. The Europe Hotel and Resort is set on thirty acres and offers a wealth of amenities that include a golf course, a state-of-the-art gym and spa, pool, free horseback riding, as well as two incredible restaurants, and a lovely café. Rooms are elegantly furnished and have balconies with outstanding views of either the golf course or lake. When planning your trip to Killarney, if you’re looking for accommodation that awards you with the full package of excellence then Europe Hotel & Resort is perfect.
Another great Killarney accommodation is Scott’s Hotel. Located in the heart of town, Scott’s Hotel has a wide range of modern rooms from standard to self-catering apartments, some of which have sweeping views of the McGillycuddy Reeks mountain range. Along with free underground parking, the hotel has two dining options, a bar and restaurant. Their Courtyard Restaurant serves up everything from a full Irish breakfast to a three-course dinner. The Scotts Bar is a classic Irish pub with great food, a welcoming atmosphere, and live music every night of the week. The Scott’s Hotel has an ideal central location, beautiful rooms, and fabulous dining options.
Killarney Plaza Hotel & Spa
The Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa is considered one of the best places to stay in Killarney. This 4-star hotel in Killarney’s town centre is home to a luxury spa, a range of dining options that include a gourmet restaurant and Parisian inspired café, as well as leisure amenities like a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, and steam room. At the Killarney Plaza Hotel rooms and suites are a blend of contemporary and old-world elegance, with marble bathrooms, and even views of town or the park. So, if you’re looking for a luxury hotel with a great location, then Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa is where you want to stay.
Located near the gates to Killarney National Park is the Killarney Avenue Hotel. With its grand entrance and rooms with stunning views, this 4-star hotel has the perfect location in the heart of Killarney. Here you’ll find the Druid’s Restaurant, which is considered one of the best places to eat in Killarney. You’ll love this restaurant for its fine food that’s locally sourced as well as its beautiful design that will have you feeling like you’re stepping back in time. If you’re looking hotels in Killarney Ireland with a warm atmosphere and a perfect location then Killarney Avenue Hotel is ideal.
Are you looking for luxury hotels in Killarney town centre? Then the International Hotel fits the bill. This four-star historic hotel has been a staple accommodation in Killarney for over 100 years. With a charming exterior with colourful flower boxes and an interior ripe with old-world charm, the International Hotel has an enchanting ambiance. Executive rooms have lavish spa baths, outstanding beds with memory foam mattresses and Egyptian cotton linens. The hotel also has an award-winning restaurant, Hannigans Bar & Restaurant, which serves up tasty food, live music and even real fireplaces to cozy up to after a day of exploring.
The Fairview Boutique Hotel
Another luxury accommodation in Killarney is the Fairview Boutique Hotel. Centrally located, this 4-star boutique hotel has beautifully decorated rooms, each with its own flair, and executive rooms that offer incredible spa baths. You’ll love waking up to their award-winning breakfast, with nearly endless options at the Fifth Season Restaurant. You can also enjoy afternoon tea on their garden terrace or in the lounge. If you’re looking for all the best perks of a luxury hotel but with the ease and comfort of a family bed and breakfast then choose the Fairview Boutique Hotel.
Brook Lodge Boutique Hotel
Are you looking for a peaceful oasis within minutes of all the shops, restaurants, and sights? The Brook Lodge Boutique Hotel is exactly what you’re looking for. This four-star hotel is set within its own private garden. Rooms at the Brook Lodge are spacious, individually decorated, and come in a range of options from classic to family suites, and there’s also a penthouse. The Brook Lodge offers a lovely breakfast only dining room with a diverse menu. So, if you’re looking for a peaceful setting, in the centre of Killarney that’s full of colour and character then you’ll adore Brook Lodge Boutique Hotel.
Muckross Park Hotel & Spa
Deciding on where to stay in Killarney? Consider the remarkable Muckross Park Hotel and Spa. Located within Killarney’s National Park, four kilometres from Killarney Town, you’ll fall in love with this castle-like 5-star hotel. The Muckross Park Hotel and Spa has large opulent rooms with plush king-sized beds, Nespresso coffee machines, and 24-hour room service. You can also indulge in their award-winning spa that offers a range of activities and treatment options. There’s also on-site dining options and a cocktail lounge. Whether you’re looking for the celebrity treatment, an award-winning restaurant, or being surrounded by a wonderland of greenery, a stay at the Muckross Park Hotel and Spa will check all of your desired boxes.
The Killarney Park
Another great place to stay in Killarney is the Killarney Park Hotel located close to all the best shops and restaurants in the centre of town. There are rooms to suit your need, whether it’s a suite or a classic room, and each has either a countryside or city view. Some rooms even offer gas fireplaces and separate sitting areas. The Killarney Park hotel is also home to a spa, indoor pool, and award-winning restaurant. But you can also partake in their afternoon tea or relaxed bistro. This family-run five start hotel has even been awarded the “Number One Hotel in Ireland” by TripAdvisor. So, if it’s award-winning service you’re after then book your stay at the Killarney Park Hotel.
Whichever of these best Killarney hotels you choose, you are bound to have a great time exploring this area of Ireland.