Ratings based on 246 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 out of 5
99% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Highlands Ranch, CO

Beautiful, historic, luxurious hotel

Posted May 29, 2015
The Lake Hotel is one of the very best in Killarney. Onsite restaurant/pub, friendly and helpful staff, historic and old fashioned, clean, well maintenanced, and the view cannot be beat. Perfect location on the fringe of the main town center and within the Killarney National Park. Cheap cab rides to town. Excellent food and drinks for both breakfast and dinner. Evening entertainment in the bar lounge was very nice. Fun ruins to visit just outside of the restaurant. Swans in the lake, deer in the forest, views of the lake and mountains. Best hotel we stayed in while in Ireland. NOTE: We were not travelling with kiddos, but we did notice a sign placed outside the restaurant saying they only cater to children for a 45 min window from somewhere around 6-7pm.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Texas

Nice hotel with a beautiful view

Posted May 26, 2015
Pros: The view was great. This hotel is close to everything, but you feel that you are in your old little world.
Location: The tour of Mucross House and Gardens was fun and interesting. The Ring of Kerry is a must do, but do it early before the buses.
This hotel was one of the highlights on our recent trip to Ireland! The view from the rooms is second to none. It was so relaxing that we just stayed at the hotel one day to decompress. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone doing the Ring of Kerry. Our only regret is not being able to stay longer.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Ireland

A Good Commercial Hotel ... But A Commercial Hotel

Posted May 13, 2015
Pros: Location--extraordinary situation on the lakeshore, lovely view over lake and mountains--and convenience. Comfortable, large rooms.
Cons: There is no sense of personalized service: it's one size fits all, out of the box.
Location: Killarney has become "industrial-touristy" and can best be given a pass. Kenmare, just 30 km away, is a far nicer town, a tourist town, but nicer.
The Lake Hotel is a somewhat standard four-star commercial hotel, best adapted to up-market bus tours. It wouldn't be a four-star hotel to charm a more demanding or experienced traveler: it lacks character. So it depends upon one's perspective, for some a very good standard of what they would take for luxury, for others a big box hotel without soul. Rooms are very comfortable. Dining room isn't bad, but very bus tour standard. Service is OK but not more. The site is splendid: what a shame this isn't an absolutely first rate hotel!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great location

Posted May 5, 2015
10/10 .... Totally relaxing stay. Beautiful location, stunning scenery. View from our room was breathtaking. Food & service was top class.…
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom boston

Beautiful. Stunning.lovely

Posted Mar 16, 2015
Lovely clean charming g hotel with stunning views
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Biarritz

Sejour hors saison de toute beaute

Posted Feb 25, 2015
Pros: Le style victorien de l'hotel, les biches sauvages qui passent devant les fenetres tous les matins, le lac tout proches, les montagnes a l'horizon
Cons: Le menu restaurant un peu limite, c'est a peu pres tout...
Location: Muckross abbey et muckross house a eux seuls valent le deplacement. C'est aussi le point de depart reve du ring of kerry. La nature est omnipresente!
Un cadre exceptionnel, un hotel avec une histoire, un personnel irreprochable, rien a redire, nous avons passe une semaine inoubliable. La reserve naturelle proche offre des journees de detente et d'exploration memorables
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Great lake location

Posted Dec 29, 2014 on Hotels
Great location on the lake. The hotel was nice and clean with very friendly staff. A good overall stay.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Edwardfrom Staffordshire

OUTSTANDING

Posted Nov 1, 2014 on Hotels
We found the staff to be extremely courteous, professional and friendly. The food was beautifully cooked and well presented. The location was stunning. All in all a wonderful and tranquil weekend break.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified travelerfrom France

Exceptional Location!

Posted Oct 18, 2014 on Hotels
Fabulous experience! recommend this hotel for a relaxing sejour!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Margotfrom Zürich

Einmalige Lage

Posted Oct 18, 2014 on Hotels
Einmalige Lage, wunderbare Aussicht auf See und Berge. Sehr zuvorkommendes und hilfsbereites Personal. Das ganze Haus ist äusserst gastfreundlich. Grosse und saubere Zimmer. Autentische irische Unterhaltung am Abend, hat uns sehr gefallen. Da das Hotel schon etwas in die Jahre gekommen ist, hört man in den Zimmern des Hauptgebäudes die Lüftungsgeräte und Wassergeräusche von den Nebenzimmern. Das nächste Mal werden wir Zimmern im neueren Anbau reservieren. Unbedingt Fahrrad mieten und damit an den See und in den National Park fahren. Wir empfehlen das Hotel gerne weiter und kommen sicher wieder