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Milford, Delaware
Reviewed 4 December 2013

My friend and I arrived at Glencar House in the early evening after walking on the Kerry Way. We were hiking the Kerry Way to celebrate turning 50! We had just walked 15 miles from Black Valley. We were both tired and hungry. We had a great room and dinner. After dinner, my friend and I then moved to the...

4Thank Rider81
County Carlow, Ireland
Reviewed 25 October 2013

We visited for two nights in October in order to climb Carrauntoohil. An excellent base for walks in the Reeks. A very warm welcom and excellent evening meals. Cosy bar area.Would revisit when next in the area.

1Thank Trevor H
Eilis C, Proprietor at Glencar House, responded to this review

Dear Trevor H, thank you for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor. We are always very happy to get positive feed back from our valued guests. Hopefully we will get to see you again next year. Best wishes from all at Glencar House Hotel.

Newry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2013

This was my second visit to The Glencar House Hotel. I traveled with 11 others from Northern Ireland for a hiking weekend and as before it did not disappoint. Just like being at home, with our excellent hosts Liam and Eilish and their attentive staff. Even my lactose intolerant diet was not ignored. The food was delicious and my companions...

1Thank Damian O
Eilis C, Proprietor at Glencar House, responded to this review

Dear Damien aka 'The Special one'!! Thank you for your very kind comments about your visit to Glencar House. We are very conscious of people on special diets and want them not to feel excluded when it comes to dining in our restaurant. We were so delighted that you returned to see us again this year and that the group...

Reviewed 26 September 2013

We had a delightful visit to Glencar House with our family this summer. It is about a 45 minute drive down country lanes outside Killarney to the hotel which is in a perfect setting with beautiful views of the hills and countryside. We were made so welcome and offered a choice of rooms: we ended up in a nice basic...

1Thank Graham B
Eilis C, proprietor at Glencar House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your very kind review about Glencar House Hotel. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit to our area and that you were happy with the service your received from us and our staff. We value our guests Tripadvisor reviews and welcome the feedback (negative or positive). Hopefully you will get...

Gabriola Island, Canada
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Set in the most perfect setting this hotel is a gem of a find. Liam, Eilish and Joyce were perfect hosts. The bar is cosy and friendly with Liam pulling a splendid pint of guinness. Eilish is 'chef extraordinaire' offering a good choice of local dinner choices (beef, duck or salmon when we were there) with perfectly cooked fresh vegetables...

1Thank Kay H
Reviewed 18 September 2013 via mobile

The hotel is ideally located for the mountains, an actual 9 minute drive from the hydro road route up Carrontouhil. The views from the dining room and our room were gorgeous, of the mountains. At dinner when the stag wasn't in the garden, the shallows were very entertaining. The food was great, we loved it. Liam and Eilis were great...

1Thank CadTenchy
Ruidoso, New Mexico
Reviewed 15 September 2013

After a long day of driving it was so nice to finally get to The Glencar House. Liam and his wife are absolutely delightful. The bar area is so comfortable. We enjoyed meeting some locals while trying out different Irish drinks. It's very clean and pleasant. The food is great. They made us a sandwich to take on our hike...

1Thank Lydia59
Neuville-aux-Bois, France
Reviewed 29 August 2013

We looked for a quiet and confortable hotel to have our holiday in Ireland : faboulously situated in a lovely and wild nature, the Glencar House Hotel let us to have two wonderful weeks. After a delicious and generous breakfast, we generally have spent our days to walk in the Iveragh or in the Dingle Peninsula with our packed lunch...

1Thank PIGE F
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Glencar house hotel is a haven of peace and tranquility, set in a most beautiful part of Kerry. It is an ideal base for those who enjoy walking, fishing, cycling or just driving around. Liam, Eilish and all the staff are so welcoming and we were made to feel at home the minute we arrived. Nothing is too much trouble...

1Thank Louisefitzs
Gullegem, Belgium
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Glencar House was the only place to stay we found in Glencar. With 4 girls backpacking, we stayed in a family room. Glencar House is surrounded by the most idyllic scenery on the Kerry Way. Eillis is the perfect hostess, she cared about us, cooked some delicious meals! Thank you for your hospitality! Love, the four Belgian girls

1Thank Stefanie1992

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Glencar House is a rustic mountain hotel in the heart of the Caragh Valley and is the ideal base for a fishing or walking trip. Glencar House Hotel offers the lover of the outdoors easy access to the finest facilities from world-class salmon & trout fishing and walking trips or climbing trips , to golf and trekking. The hotel boasts panoramic views of the valley, woods and MacGillicuddy's Reeks, home to Carrauntuohill Ireland's highest mountain. The popular tourist town of Killarney is situated 22 miles from Glencar House hotel and is centrally situated within the famous 'Ring of Kerry' route. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Glencar House

Address: Glencar, Glencar, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Glencar
Price Range: $113 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Glencar House 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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