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The Europe Hotel & Resort

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4 euro Deluxe Accommodation Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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The Europe Hotel & Resort
Fossa, Killarney Co Kerry
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Tel: +353 64 667 1300

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Open since 1965, this impressive hotel may now be around fifty years old, but it was exceptionally well built and has been so well maintained through the years that it has continued to outshine many a new top level hotel.
  • Boat Trips
  • Equestrian
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse on site)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing)
  • Fitness Room
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Gardens (Outstanding)
  • Golf nearby
  • Horse Racing nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Leisure Centre (Gym & Pool)
  • Mountain Biking nearby
  • Sauna
  • Spa (Destination)
  • Steam Room
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming Pool (Indoor)
  • Swimming Pool (Outdoor)
  • Tennis
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Yoga
  • Banqueting
  • Beauty - Massage
  • Beauty - Salon
  • Beauty - Treatments
  • Breaks - Short
  • Breaks - Special Interest
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Business Hotel
  • Children's Baby Sitting Arranged
  • Children's Playground
  • Conference Venue
  • Family Friendly
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms (accessible for less able)
  • Heli-Pad
  • Live Music
  • Location - By a lake
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Location - Waterside
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Private Parties
  • Romantic Venue
  • Shop - boutique
  • Shop - Gift
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Smoking Area Heated
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bistro
  • Contemporary International
  • Traditional Irish
  • Al Fresco
  • Atmospheric
  • Attractive Views
  • Breakfast Venue
  • Cocktails
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Contemporary Bar
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Formal
  • Informal
  • MSG Free
  • Music - Other Live
  • Romantic
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Wine Bar/Café

The Europe Hotel & Resort

Open since 1965, this impressive hotel may now be around fifty years old, but it was exceptionally well built and has been so well maintained through the years that it has continued to outshine many a new top level hotel.


However, never satisfied with anything but the absolute best, in recent years the proprietors have carried out major renovations and upgrades, including adding a 50,000sq ft spa (ESPA at The Europe Hotel & Resort) and a new conference and events centre.


Most of the impressively spacious public areas – which make full use of the hotel’s wonderful location - have received a makeover, and returning guests will be pleased to find that, while contemporary, the style is elegant, comfortable and in no way competing with the setting, which is emphatically the star here.


Bedrooms are renowned for their generous space, quality furnishings, beautiful views and balconies all along the lake side of the hotel. The original style was comfortable and well-planned; all rooms have recently been refurbished in a more contemporary style and they are handsome, if perhaps a little less practical than before. 


Leisure facilities include the new spa and leisure facility (with 20 metre swimming pool) and the hotel has two indoor tennis courts and their own Austrian Halfinger ponies for use within the hotel grounds, both complimentary to guests.


Golf is of course a major attraction: the three Killarney golf courses - Killeen, Mahony’s Point and Lackabane – adjoin the grounds, and the two nine hole courses, Dunloe and Ross, are nearby.


The hotel’s continental connections show clearly in the style throughout but especially, perhaps, when it comes to food - breakfast, for example, is an impressive hot and cold buffet.


Head chef Willie Steinbeck has responsibility for food in all areas of the hotel, including the smart new Brasserie Bar (with new terrace for outdoor dining) and the large and aptly-named Panorama Restaurant.


Housekeeping is exemplary and, perhaps unexpectedly, this is a very family-friendly hotel.


See also sister hotels - Ard na Sidhe Country House and The Dunloe

Conferences/Banqueting (550/380); business centre, broadband wi/fi. Rooms 187 (8 suites, 38 junior suites, 21 family, 26 ground floor, 1 for disabled); B&B from €120 pps, ss €80. Children welcome (under 3s free in parents room, cot available without charge, baby sitting arranged; playroom, playground). No pets. Lift. 24 hr room service. No sc. Equestrian, fishing (coarse & fly), tennis, snooker, garden, leisure centre (pool, fitness room, sauna, steam room); Destination Spa. Panorama Restaurant (D Mon-Sat exc Nov-Dec); Brasserie Bar, with terrace (all day daily).Closed mid Dec - early Feb. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 23-02-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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On main Ring of Kerry road, N72.

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