If you’re in search of the best B&Bs in Killarney in County Kerry, you’ve landed in the right place.
One of the biggest draws to staying in Killarney is that it’s so close to many attractions making it an ideal base for a weekend away.
If you’re in search of places to stay in the village and nearby, you’re in luck – there are heaps of bed and breakfasts in Killarney Town with great reviews. You’ll find the best below!
Our Killarney B&B guide: our favourite places to stay
The first section of our Killarney B&B guide tackles our favourite B&Bs in the town, many of which are a short walk from the action.
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1. The Killarney Inn
The Killarney Inn is in a great location for a few reasons; it’s 800 m from the Ireland’s National Event centre (INEC), the bus and train station is a 15 min walk and the Lakes of Killarney are a 15 min walk away too.
The rooms here are spacious and well-furnished and they come with a TV and are all en suite. Some rooms even come with a balcony, too (something you won’t find in many Killarney B&Bs).
A wonderful full Irish breakfast is served every morning, great for setting you up for the day and there is a spot nearby if you fancy renting a bike to kick-start exploring.
2. The Old Weir Lodge (one of our favourite B&Bs in Killarney)
The Old Weird Lodge is a family-run bed and breakfast in Killarney that sits on the Muckross Road, nestled in mature landscaped gardens.
The rooms are cosy with ultra-comfy mattresses and delicate linen, you won’t have an issue falling asleep.
There is also a menu in the room with the choice of hot and cold breakfast options for the morning. The guest house has a down-to-earth atmosphere, staff are attentive and friendly, making sure your stay is one to remember.
3. Kingfisher Lodge
The Kingfisher Lodge is only a 5 min walk to the town centre and Killarney Train Station though they also offer free parking if you drive.
Each room comes with a flat-screen TV, alarm clock, seating area and tea/coffee making facilities. The en suite bathrooms will have a shower, hairdryer and toiletries.
For breakfast, there is a wide choice to choose from and vegetarian or special dietary requirements can also be arranged if notified in advance.
The Lodge is a 7-minute drive to Ross Castle though if it’s a nice day, you could walk it in about 30 minutes.
B&Bs in Killarney Town at the heart of the action
If you’re in search of a central bed and breakfast in Killarney where you’ll be based a stone’s throw from the best restaurants in Killarney, these next B&Bs are for you.
Each of these Killarney B&Bs are either right in the centre of town or they’re a very short stroll from the centre (which means you can drop into one of the many mighty pubs in Killarney and not have to worry about getting a taxi home!).
1. The Garden’s B&B
The Gardens B&B are set in a secluded walled garden, established back in 1957, this family-run B&B is only a 2 minute walk to Killarney town centre and right next to the entrance of the Killarney National Park. If you are driving, there is free private parking and free Wi-Fi in public areas.
The en suite rooms come with tea/coffee making facilities, a TV set and a hairdryer. A full Irish breakfast is available every morning though a vegetarian option is also available on request.
There are also 2 communal areas for guests who want to either relax or socialise. The reception is also more than happy to arrange any tours for golf or boat trips.
2. Castle Lodge
This family-run castle lodge makes a great base to explore as when you go out the front door you have the town centre to your left, the Killarney brewery restaurant to your right and down the road is Ross Castle.
In the morning, you can expect a cooked-to-order traditional Irish breakfast, giving you all the energy you need for a day for exploring.
The lodge’s communal areas include a TV lounge, a terrace and gardens, so something to suit any type of weather. All rooms are en suite and offer Satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryers as well.
3. Tatler Jack (a very popular bed and breakfast in Killarney)
Tatler Jack is a popular Bed and Breakfast in Killarney with stellar reviews. This family-run guest house, bar and restaurant is situated in the heart of Killarney town.
There are 10 en-suite rooms to choose from, each one comes with a flat-screen TV, hairdryer and toiletries.
Guests can also enjoy a game of billiards or darts on site in the bar or listen to some traditional Irish music when there is a band playing.
When it comes to starting the day right, guests can choose between a continental or Full English/Irish breakfast or vegetarian options on request.
4. Ardree House
Welcome to Ardree House, a family-run Bed and Breakfast in Killarney located on the Muckross Road, a short walk to the Killarney Town Centre.
The B&B is also within walking distance of the rail and bus station but if you are driving, there is off street parking here too.
All rooms are en-suite and spacious too, with some of the rooms offering perfect views for watching the horse carriages pass by during the day.
5. Dan Linehans Bar and B&B
Next up is one of the oldest B&Bs in Killarney! The family-run Dan Linehans has been open since 1974 and is in the heart of the town.
All rooms are en suite, offering a flat-screen TV and excellent views of the town. When it’s time to start the day, you can expect a lovely full Irish breakfast (with vegetarian option on request), served in the dining room.
After a long day of adventures, you can relax in the pub with a wee pint and reflect on your adventures.
Killarney B&Bs that have 9/10+ review scores
The final section of our guide to the best B&Bs in Killarney contains a handful of other B&Bs in the area, each of which boasts excellent reviews.
1. Windway House
This family-run modern home sits along a tree-lined avenue, just 3 mins to reach the town centre and 10 minutes to reach both Ross Castle and Fitzgerald Stadium.
Each elegant room comes with satellite TV, free toiletries and bottled water, hairdryers and also a safety deposit box.
In the breakfast room is where guests will get served up a traditional cooked breakfast with continental options available too.
2. Earl’s Court House
Earl’s Court House is arguably the cosiest bed and breakfast Killarney has to offer! Just look at the sitting room on the left above!
Located beside Killarney National Park with Muckross House only a 5 mins drive away, guests can appreciate the amazing balcony views of the mountains and valleys from the spacious, luscious rooms.
In the morning, guests get to gorge on freshly baked pastries and bread, brownies and cakes, full Irish breakfasts, porridge and a selection of crepes. In the evening, there are also light snacks available too.
Each room is tastefully decorated, furnished with antique furniture and orthopaedic beds. There is also a big flat-screen LCD TV and the bathrooms feature a huge tub and luxury toiletries.
3. The Birches
This newly established guest accommodation is situated just 2 minutes from the town centre and National Park. It is also very close to Muckross House and Gardens.
There are 12 stylish en-suite rooms available that feature a flat-screen TV, memory foam mattress, spacious wardrobe, hairdryer and a modern shower. The rooms are so comfy and classy that you might not even want to leave.
In the lounge room, you can enjoy a light buffet breakfast with coffee or tea which is self-service, ideal when you want to start the day at your own pace and not feel rushed.
4. Slieve Bloom Manor
This B & B has been welcoming guests for over 25 years and is only a 7 min walk to the town centre. All rooms are en suite, with a TV, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer etc.
When it’s time to start the day, you can choose from a selection of hot breakfasts and they are also included in the price as well as some welcoming amenities to really treat yourself.
The environmentally friendly B&B in Killarney focuses on recycling, reducing and reusing. To heat the water, they utilise solar panels and all food is locally sourced and organic.
5. Abbey Lodge
The family-run Abbey Lodge is only a 3 min walk to the town centre and is located on the N71 Muckross Road. The spacious en suite rooms come with a radio, TV, power shower, work desk, safety deposit box and Ironing facilities.
The whole house is full of unique antiques and artefacts, with every part of the building designed with exquisite attention to detail.
Many of the attractions in and around Killarney can be found on the N71 road so the Abbey Lodge is an excellent base. Reception can also help to arrange tours or give helpful insider know-how tips to make your stay just that little bit more magical.
What Killarney B&Bs have we missed?
I’m sure that we’ve unintentionally missed out on some brilliant B&Bs in Killarney. If you have a place to recommend, let us know in the comments section below.
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