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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The location was wonderful. The rooms were big with nice bathrooms. Really super firm beds. Almost too hard. Good breakfast selections and nice wait staff. Room service isn't available year round. Good pubs near by. Good shopping nearby.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed four nights in the Arbutus over St. Patrick's weekend. Hotel Location is fantastic right in the middle of the town. Service was first class and the room was a great size with a king size bed and the bathroom again was huge. Service in the hotel is excellent and you dine like a king at breakfast. Regarding the...

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi McGuireDublin, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay in The Arbutus Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed so much our location, service, room and bed. I particularly love your phrase "dine like a king at breakfast" ... we may quote you on that one :-). We are disappointed to discover...

dublin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fabulous family run hotel beautiful old world charm. Family & staff so friendly from bar to breakfast room everything just perfect spotlessly kept The breakfast was top notch & pint of Guinness in bar equally as perfect. We will definitely be making our way back. We had one beautiful room. My parents had another both so different but equally...

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Hemints, Thank you so much for taking the time out to write such a glowing review of your stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed our unique brand of "olde world charm"as you put it and that you found our team members to be so friendly. We greatly look forward to your return visit and we will...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely rooms combining old world charm with modern amenities. Beautiful seating area in the foyer for a quiet drink, or you might like the bar for sporting events, it's fairly lively when the local teams are playing! The breakfast is excellent, a really big selection with some nice touches including home made scones and ginger / treacle bread. The staff...

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Lena, Many thanks for your kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed our rooms, foyer and bar. It is our mission to facilitate as enjoyable a guest experience as we possibly can. Thank you for your comments on our breakfast ... and particularly the home-baked treats ... of which we are very proud. It is very affirming for...

Dungarvan, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was lucky enough to spend 2 nights in The Arbutus Hotel last weekend. Such a welcoming and comfortable hotel. lovely homely bedrooms all individually decorated. Location is second to none - right in the centre of the town. Once you park the car you won't have to take it out again. Just walk around and enjoy Killarney. The staff are...

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Manager at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words. We are so delighted that you enjoyed our bedrooms, breakfast and location in central Killarney, and that you chose to stay on an additional night. It is wonderful to receive such praise for our team members, of whom we are hugely proud. Such praise is particularly rewarding from an AMI member and the quality...

Reviewed 5 February 2017

This was a wonderful hotel to stay at in our 2 nights at Killarney. Perfect walking distance to everything in town and the staff were very helpful with tips and advice on what we should see during our stay. Breakfast was delish!!

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TheArbutusBuckleys, General Manager at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Genevieve, Many thanks for taking the time to comment on your experience in The Arbutus Hotel ... we really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for praising our breakfasts ... we are very proud of them and find that our guests really appreciate the unusually broad choices being made to order as well...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 January 2017

My husband and I stayed here for a couple of days and really enjoyed this spot! The room was nice and quiet, and the hotel is walking distance to the train station and the shops and restaurants in town. The staff let us leave the bikes we rented overnight in the downstairs laundry room which was convenient!

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Kate, Many thanks for your review of your stay in the Arbutus Hotel. We are delighted that you and your husband had a good time and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Thanks again. Sean Owner, Arbutus Hotel

Brussels
Reviewed 11 January 2017

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Arbutus Hotel again on our trip to Killarney. We look forward to staying here, because the staff members are all so hospitable and friendly, you always receive a warm friendly Irish greeting. We were welcomed by a lovely, warm fire in the fireplace. It was so nice because it...

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi "RosebudBrussels", Thank you so much for taking the time to write such kind words about your experience in the Arbutus. We are very grateful. We are delighted that our central location was pleasing to you and that you enjoyed the warmth ( both physical and personal ) on your arrival. Your comments on your breakfast experience, of which we...

Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Last minute decision to stay in Killarney for New Year's Eve so we booked into the Arbutus. Staff were very friendly and helpful, hotel is very cosy and clean. The bedroom was very spacious, bed was massive and very comfortable. Breakfast was served until 12pm which was a real treat and the food was lovely. Homemade scones were a personal...

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Denise, Many thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review on New Years Day. It was a pleasure to move from one year to the next with you as our guests. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and greatly look forward to hosting you again in the future. Regards, Sean

Co Kildare
Reviewed 29 December 2016

My short stay here was fabulous . The staff couldn't do enough for you , so helpful and considerate. The rooms were homely and so comfortable . Could not fault it. I will be staying there again . You are in the middle of town so can walk to where you need to . When you walk into this hotel...

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Dolores, Many thanks for your eloquent review. If I wanted to get across what I feel we offer our guests I don't think I could have got a marketing agency to capture it so perfectly, particularly the latter half of your review ... I'm loving the notion of the "loving hug". Thank you so much for recognising the contribution...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Arbutus is one of Killarney's true original hotels. Located in the town centre it is a historic, family run hotel -The Arbutus is best described as a Country House Manor in the heart of Killarney . Whilst small, it has the luxurious accommodation and service expected from a larger hotel, with the advantage of all the personal attention and discretion that a smaller property can offer. Location, service, knowledge and comfort. It is often described by guests as a home away from home. We look forward to the opportunity of making you feel at home ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arbutus Hotel

Address: Arbutus Hotel College Street | Killarney Town centre, Killarney, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Price Range: $125 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Arbutus Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Arbutus Hotel Killarney
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#6 Family Hotel in Killarney
#6 Business Hotel in Killarney
#8 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
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“Second Floor to the back of the Hotel”
 of 5 bubbles McguireDublin, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms to the front could be noisy at weekends - we were told by staff - wasn't a problem for us.”
 of 5 bubbles Dublin-Oracle, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Quiet rooms in tthe he back.”
 of 5 bubbles V4651DXannb, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't be shy about telling them of your special needs.”
 of 5 bubbles ctozzi1, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I thought the rooms were great! I would not change anything about our stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles joannkatherinew, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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