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McSweeney Arms Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Killarney, Ireland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I really like this bar/restaurant. The fact that the same staff are almost always on duty says alot. It's spotlessly clean, a fantastic well priced menu, and consistently good food. Obvious that the owners and staff take great pride in their work. We'll keep coming back. Well done!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is extremely well run. Tony McSweeney, proprietor, will most likely be on the job to greet you upon your arrival. He will do whatever he can to make sure your stay is everything you hope it will be. Tony seems to spend all day every day checking on his guests in the breakfast room, attached pub and hotel...

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Kelly-Ann M, Operations Manager at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Skyhunter141, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here on TripAdvisor, We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your recent stay with us, Our team here at the McSweeney Arms are constantly striving to provide the best experience possible for our guests and your feedback is really appreciated. We hope to welcome you again...

Belfast,
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After enjoying our trip to McSweeneys just before Xmas we decided to return for Easter week. The staff in the hotel are first class but I feel it necessary to single out the young man who was responsible for reception and the girl at breakfast time, they do go that bit extra. All in all the stay simply built upon...

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Kelly-Ann M, Operations Manager at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Belfastcouple, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here on TripAdvisor, Your kind words are warmly received by all of the team here at the McSweeney Arms and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon! Best Regards, Kelly-Ann

Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, Our daughter and her friend stayed for a night In Apiril and were very happy with everything about the Hotel. The staff was very friendly, rooms were great and so was breakfast. I'd highly recommend it?

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Kelly-Ann M, Operations Manager at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear mmojake, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here on Tripadvisor, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us and we hope to welcome you again in the future! Best Regards, Kelly-Ann

Metrowest Boston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel for two nights in April. The room was clean and well decorated. We were steps to shops, pubs, restaurants, and close to the train station and the jaunting cars. There is a public parking lot just up the hill where we could conveniently park our rental car. Reception was very helpful with recommendations for sights...

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Kelly-Ann M, Operations Manager at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ab_wilcox, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here on TripAdvisor, We appreciate your feedback and would be delighted to welcome you again on your next trip to Killarney! Best Regards, Kelly-Ann

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent breakfast. Stayed as a group of eight and used hotel as a base to play golf in the area. Tony and his team looked after us very well. The bar area is lively and serves good food. Great location to explore the Killarney area.

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Kelly-Ann M, Operations Manager at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trevor D, Thank you for writing a review here on TripAdvisor, It is fantastic to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, especially our world famous breakfast and of course the food and banter in The Sandtrap Bar & Grill, We hope to welcome you again on your next visit to Killarney! Kind Regards, Kelly-Ann

County Kildare, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely hotel right smack bang in the middle of Killarney, staff couldn't be more helpful as we were leaving very early on the last day and they still organised breakfast for us, which was much appreciated. The sandtrap bar was a great venue to relax after a days golfing and catch up with friend's, full of golf memorabilia from all...

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Kelly-Ann M, Operations Manager at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear paddy_carmody, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here on TripAdvisor, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us, especially the excellent food and atmosphere in The Sandtrap Bar & Grill, Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we hope to welcome you again soon! Best Regards, Kelly-Ann

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to stay one night in Killarney during our trip to Ireland and decided to book with this hotel. The location was very convenient. Situated right next to the downtown area but away enough from the pubs so it wasn't noisy. The rooms were fantastic and very clean! We ended up with a corner room in the "tower" which...

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Kelly-Ann M, Operations Manager at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jacquelinechavez1, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here on TripAdvisor, Your kind words are warmly received by all of the team here, We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us at the McSweeney Arms Hotel, Especially our famous Beef & Guinness Stew! We hope to see you again on your...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great jumping off place for Irish adventures. The rings and castles are all close by. Breakfast and other meals available on site. Comfortable and clean rooms. We had laundry done while here quick and at a reasonable price.

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Kelly-Ann M, Operations Manager at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alan T, Thank you for writing a review here on TripAdvisor, We really appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you on again your next trip to Killarney! Kind Regards, Kelly-Ann

Manchester, CT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for two nights at McSweeney Arms, and I have nothing but praise for the entire experience. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome. It was late and we were tired. We were graciously directed to park right in front of the hotel until morning. The rooms are spacious, clean, and comfortable. It's a terrific...

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Kelly-Ann M, Operations Manager at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NeckyAnn, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here on TripAdvisor, It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your recent stay with us, All of the team here at The McSweeney Arms Hotel strive to provide experiences like yours for all of our guests, your feedback is warmly received by all of us, We hope...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Sandtrap Sports Bar & Grill
Sandtrap Sports Bar & Grill
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Grill, Pub
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
McSweeney Arms Hotel is ideally situated in the center of Irelands most famous tourist town Killarney. McSweeney Arms hotel is a three star family run hotel with a unique and friendly atmosphere. We hope that your next visit will be with us here personally in Killarney.Our bedrooms at McSweeney Arms Hotel are a home away from home. Comfort, quality and relaxation are essential to a good nights sleep, therefore at McSweeney Arms Hotel we promise to ensure all guests the best nights sleep possible. Each room has a unique style and loving touch. Perfect for a few nights away to explore the treasures of Killarney. ... more   less 

Additional Information about McSweeney Arms Hotel

Address: College Street, Killarney, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Price Range: $172 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — McSweeney Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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