The best hotel in Killarney

We had the loveliest stay at the arbutus. A beautiful hotel itself, the arbutus is a minute’s walk to all the best shops and pubs in Killarney. The staff is quite warm and could not be more helpful to the guests. One morning I slept in past breakfast (one too many Guinness next-door at Murphy’s – fantastic place to see authentic live pub music btw) and the staff was so kind to make me a breakfast plate, wrap it and save it for when I awoke. The bar in the lobby has a lovely hearth and there was always a fellow companion to have a pint with. The rooms were quite clean and the beds were as comfy as could be. Even with the location on the street there was no noise at all from the road. If you are looking for a quiet clean and homely place to rest your head as you travel the Irish countryside, the Arbutus is certainly your best choice.

27 May 2011 / Trip Type: Family

What a wonderful stay we had at the Arbutus Hotel

My three friends and I went for a once in a lifetime golf trip to ireland. We decided to stay in Killarny and not have to move every day to a new hotel. Wow we were happy that we stayed at the Arbutus. No staff at any hotel could have been nicer. We stayed for four nights. The rooms were great, very clean and comfortable. We of course had a great Irish breakfast each day. We always came back from golf and had a pint in Buckleys Pub in the hotel. Every request we had for service such as laundry or recommendations for dinner or to listen to irish music was fulfilled. On the last day we had to leave early and the staff so to it that we had a hot meal before we left. Betty O’Conner went out of her way to help us, feed us and make sure that we had everything we needed. Tadhg and Tomas in the bar were the best and Michelle and Joan at the front desk were quick, efficient and made you proud to be of irish descent. I would love to bring my family back here in the future.

25 May 2011 / Trip Type: Friends

A Respite from Today’s World

If you are looking for the style, ambiance and courtesy of days gone by the Arbutus is just the place for you. The large rooms(by European standards) are furnished in lovely antiques with comfy beds and very well equipped bathrooms outfitted with plenty of space for your toiletries. The two lounges are wonderful places to relax in the evening and engage in interesting conversations with other guests. The staff could not do enough for their guests–no request was ignored and service was truly given with a smile. One feels part of the family while there. The Arbutus is a lovely, small hotel operated for the sole purpose of pleasing its guests! Thank you Sean and all for a wonderful Irish experience!

19 May 2011 / Trip Type: Couple