At the heart of this large, well-executed 5* development lies a fine Victorian house and, although the newer areas have an elegant contemporary style, an atmosphere of timeless quality prevails throughout.
With a large conference centre, break-out meeting rooms, a mediaeval-style banqueting suite and indulgent spa facilities, it is a popular choice for business and weddings, but it also makes a convenient and luxurious base for the independent traveller. It is located within the Killarney National Park, near Muckross House and Garden, handy to all the championship golf courses in the area, and ideally situated for exploring south Kerry.
Beautifully furnished accommodation offers all that would be expected of an hotel of this calibre - ranging from romantic four-poster suites to spacious contemporary rooms, all featuring luxurious fabrics and many extras - and food and service to match.
A good breakfast here will set you up for the day, and a particularly attractive feature of the hotel is the warm ‘Irishness’ of the staff.
The adjacent pub, The Jarvey's Rest, is in common ownership with the hotel and it's a typical old-world traditional Irish pub with open fores and the focus on drinks, pub food and entertainment (including Irish music and dancing on some days).
In the evening, Executive Chef John O'Leary and Restaurant Manager András Toth offer modern fine dining based on local ingredients, notably seafood, in the Yew Tree restaurant, which has earned a following for fine food and service.
For casual dining,the cosy Monk's Lounge (originally the Herbert Inn, dating back to1795) has an open fore and is open daily for light lunches, Afternoon Tea, snacks and evening cocktails /aperitifs. A three course Sunday lunch is also served here.