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Arbutus Hotel

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
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Wausau, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was one of our favorite hotels on our tour, excellent service, wonderful food and so beautifully decorated. There were several real fireplaces, beautiful stained glass, cozy furniture and décor and just felt so comfy and cozy. The location was very good for walking to eat and shop and there were several shops selling Irish sweaters nearby. Our beds were...

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Dick, We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at The Arbutus and we are really grateful that you took the time out to write us a review. We are indeed very fortunate with our central location in the town. Thank you so much for your kind words regarding the service, food and decor of the hotel...

Vancleave, Mississippi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was absolutely beautiful! Leaded stained glass windows, antiques, and real room keys. It was like stepping back in time. The hotel is family owned, and they are super attentive, helpful, and nice. The breakfast was wonderful homemade scones and gingerbread. It is in the center Killarney. Fantastic location. Would definitely stay there again!

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and the unique architecture and ambience at The Arbutus. Thank you so much for your recognition of our team members ... it means a lot to us and to them to know that we are playing some part in providing you with the best...

County Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Arbutus for a couple of nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our room was immaculately clean with a lovely big bathroom. Upon arrival we were helped with our bags and the wonderfull vase of lillies in the reception made everything very inviting indeed. The staff are very friendly, especially the lady who served us breakfast. A...

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Brian, We really appreciate you taking the time out to write a review of your stay with us. We are thrilled to get such positive feedback and to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for your recommendation and we greatly look forward to the next time we'll see you. Regards, Seán

Tipperary, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant place to stay. In the centre of town, clean , staff very friendly. Wonderful cosy bar with friendly staff too. Place was very clean , and the beds are ultra comfortable. A little gem in the heart of Killarney.

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Tim, Thank you for your review of your stay with us here at The Arbutus. We are indeed blessed with our positioning in the centre of the town and our team who love to ensure that guests have the best possible experience while here. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in...

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arbutus Hotel is a beautiful , clean , vintage building with lovely antiques and comfy sitting rooms reminiscent of a stately country home set right in the heart of Killarney town centre. The staff including Michele and her sister, all gave me the sweetest reception and made me feel a member of family. The room was a spacious, en suite,...

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Kathryn, Many thanks for such a glowing review of your stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience. We are extremely proud of the team here and it is wonderful for them to get such feedback. We have upgraded most of our beds recently and we are very pleased that this added to your comfort levels....

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Arbutus hotel made our stay in Killarney the best short break ever. The food, staff and the rooms are unbelievable. I'm going back as soon as I can. It's the perfect location and the best hotel in Killarney.

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very kind words. We are delighted that you really enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the not-too-distant future. Don't forget to visit our website or ring us to get the best available price and your loyalty discount. Regards, Seán

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we stepped off the train at Killarney we were impressed with the Arbutus hotel. It was very close to the centre of town and easy to find. The staff were very accomodating about leaving our luggage with them while we explored the town, since we got there early. We loved the style of the Arbutus which is...

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Seán, It was an absolute pleasure to host you, your wife and your three fantastic children. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and give you great credit for keeping the children occupied and engaged with the varying needs of their different ages. Thankfully you brought good weather with you. We are very grateful that you took the...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely old but clean hotel right in the centre of town. Was travelling with a friend on motorbikes and were able to park in the hotel yard. Our room was upgraded to 2 doubles and a single so we had lots of room. Breakfast was excellent and the staff were very friendly. Out the front door of the hotel and...

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Hi David, We enjoyed having you and your friend stay with us. I must confess to having thrown a few envious glances towards your bikes and the freedom and adventure throughout your trip which they represented. Hopefully you continued to enjoy your trip and avail of the great weather we've been having recently. We greatly look forward to your return...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling with my family (a group of 10), we booked for a night - we could not have been more pleased. It is in the middle of town, easy to find and access. A big public parking lot behind (pay) with plenty of room for our van and SUV that accessed the hotel. Free WiFi. The rooms are spacious, spotless,...

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

We really enjoyed having you and your family stay with us and we are so pleased that you got such fine weather during your stay. Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of your time with us ... we really appreciate it. I hope you continued to enjoy your trip. Hopefully you'll be this way again in...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such a nice hotel experience. The hotel is in the middle of everything you would like to do in the most adorable town in Ireland. However, it is the staff that made our experience for us. The welcome reception was incredibly friendly and gave us any pointers we needed to find things to do in town. Betty was...

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Hi George & Brandon, Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. It was our pleasure to host you. We are delighted that you enjoyed our location. We agree with you that our team here are truly what makes the guest experience we hope to provide. I've just shown Betty...

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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: $148 - $387 (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
#9 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
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“All rooms are gorgeous!”
kathrynsM3116UT, 11 May 2017 | Read review
“rooms overlooking the carpark were quiet”
236daveh, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“We were on the second floor and everything was great.”
terryr5122017, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Second Floor to the back of the Hotel”
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.”
Dublin-Oracle, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
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