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5 Most Luxurious 5 Star Hotels In Killarney

5 Most Luxurious 5 Star Hotels In Killarney

I’ve been fortunate enough to stay in each of the 5 star hotels in Killarney over the last number of years, and there’s some tough competition.

If I’m honest with you, it’s nearly impossible to crown one as ‘best’, as the standard of luxury accommodation in Killarney is so high.

So, in this guide, I’m going to show you the ones that I enjoyed staying in the most, and that I’m confident you’ll enjoy.

Our favourite 5 star hotels in Killarney

The map above shows where each of the 5 star hotels in Killarney are located. As you can see, all but one (the Park) is located outside of Killarney Town.

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1. The Europe Hotel & Resort

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Photos via The Europe

First up is the Europe – one of the stand-out 5 star hotels in Kerry. It’s situated right next to the lake, boasting stunning views of the mountains, gardens and the national park.

Facility-wise, the Europe boasts both fine and casual dining, several bars and lounges, an highly rated spa and plenty of on-site activities.

The rooms are extravagant and many offer views of the scenery outside. For a treat, book into the Panorama restaurant (one of the most unique restaurants in Killarney!) before sunset for breath-taking views while you eat.

Key info about the Europe:

2. Muckross Park Hotel & Spa

Muckross Park

Photos via Muckross Park on FB

Journey to Muckross Park to experience 18th-century luxury combined with 21st-century opulence. The hotel is located on 25,000 acres inside the magnificent Killarney National Park.

The spacious rooms are elegantly decorated affording you world-class comfort while the award-winning spa, inspired by gothic architecture, comes with a vitality pool, tropical rain shower and a large list of spa treatments.

There are numerous dining options within the hotel and you’re a handy 7-minute drive from the town if you fancy sampling locale fare. This is one of the most popular luxury hotels in Killarney for good reason.

Key info about Muckross Park

3. The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens

The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens

Photos via The Dunloe Hotel on FB

You’ll find the Dunloe in an enviable location overlooking the famous Gap of Dunloe in Beaufort, a 15-minute drive from the town.

Tucked away on a finely-manicured 64-acre estate, guests staying at the Dunloe can expect luxurious furnishings, comfy rooms (many of which have views) and an excellent leisure centre.

In the evening, head to the Grill Restaurant and enjoy the views while you eat or take a taxi into town and kick-back in one of the many pubs in Killarney.

Key info about the Dunloe:

4. Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa

Aghadoe Heights Hotel

Photos via Aghadoe Heights on FB

Arguably one of the best-known 5 star hotels in Ireland, Aghadoe Heights is situated in a mesmerising location, right by the Lakes of Killarney.

Guests can relax in the extensive spa area which boasts and indoor and outdoor area that looks out over the lower lake and the Macgillycuddys.

The bedrooms are kitted out with extravagant furnishings with every want and need catered for, with some having windows facing the lake.

If you’re looking for luxury hotels in Killarney with outstanding views and a top-notch leisure facility, look no further.

Key info about Aghadoe Heights:

5. The Killarney Park

The Killarney Park Hotel

Photos via Killarney Park Hotel on FB

The last of the 5 star hotels in Killarney is the often-overlooked Killarney Park. The biggest thing this place has going for it is location – it’s in the town and a stone’s throw from the park.

Location aside, this property has a lot going for it, including a spa with 8 treatment suites, a large leisure suite with outdoor hot tub, bubble pool and sauna/steam rooms.

The guest rooms scream ‘old-world Irish elegance’ and the hotel has several dining options, including the Terrace for those mild summer evenings.

If you’re looking for luxury hotels in Killarney that are at the heart of the town and that offer world-class service, the Park is worth considering!

Key info about the Killarney Park:

Staying in Killarney and looking for things to do?

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Now that we have our favourite luxury hotels in Killarney out of the way, it’s time to look at things to see and do. 

Each of the 5 star hotels in Killarney above are close to:

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