5 Of The Fanciest 5 Star Hotels In Killarney Where A Night Costs A Pretty Penny

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If you fancy splashing the cash, there are several outstanding 5 star hotels in Killarney where you’ll be treated like and King or Queen.

In fact, we’d go as far as to say that Killarney is home to the best 5 star hotels in Kerry and some of the fanciest 5 star hotels in Ireland.

In the guide below, you’ll discover the best luxury hotels Killarney has to offer, from the fabulous Europe Hotel to the mesmerising Dunloe Hotel & Gardens.

Our favourite 5 star hotels in Killarney

5 star hotels in kerry
Photo via the Europe Hotel

Section one is packed with our favourite 5 star hotels in Killarney. These are places that one of the Irish Road Trip team was lucky enough to have stayed in, and loved. 

Note: if you book a hotel through one of the links below we’ll make a tiny commission that helps us keep this site going. You won’t pay extra, but we really do appreciate it.

1. The Europe Hotel & Resort

the europe hotel
Photos via the Europe Hotel & Resort

This 5-star luxury hotel is situated right next to the water, boasting stunning views of the lakes, mountains, gardens and the national parkland.

The Europe Hotel is comprised of 187 bedrooms and suites, all elegantly designed to the finest detail. There is a range of fun activities offered by the hotel such as classes in their wellness studio, tennis, horse riding and even a 20m swimming pool.  

Visit their Panorama restaurant (one of the best places to eat in Killarney!) before sunset for complimentary views of the lake while you tuck into your meal, which can be either something traditionally Irish or International (there is a lot to choose on the menu). 

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2. Muckross Park Hotel & Spa

Muckross park Hotel
Photo via Muckross Park Hotel & Spa

This 18th century style 5-star luxury hotel is one of the more popular, luxury hotels in Killarney, and for good reason. 

Located only 4km from Killarney town, guests will find themselves amongst 25,000 acres of the stunning Killarney National Park.

There is a nice selection of walks and bike rides available, giving you the opportunity to explore all of the beautiful scenery.

The spacious rooms are elegantly decorated affording you world-class comfort. Don’t forget the award-winning spa, inspired by gothic architecture, it comes with a vitality pool, tropical rain shower and a huge list of spa treatments to help rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.  

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Other 5 star hotels in Killarney that’ll blow you away

The Dunlo hotel in Kerry
Photo via the Dunloe

The second section of our guide contains 5 star hotels in Kerry that have racked up rave reviews online over the years.

Note: if you book a hotel through one of the links below we’ll make a tiny commission that helps us keep this site going. You won’t pay extra, but we really do appreciate it.

1. The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens

The Dunloe hotel dog friendly hotel
Photo via the Dunloe Hotel & Gardens

This 5-star luxury hotel overlooks the Gap of Dunloe and boasts a huge selection of complimentary leisure activities for families or couples such as  horse riding, tennis, swimming, sauna, steam room, fishing and a fitness studio.

There is also local tours and walks that the hotel staff can arrange, which you should not pass up with so much beautiful scenery everywhere.  

The rooms ooze exuberance and class, with everything you could possibly want included. The on-site restaurant is going to give you a taste of locally produced comforts such as their famed Kerry lamb though there is something for even the most fuzzy eater.  

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2. Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa

Aghadoe hotel
Photo via the Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa

If you want a 5-star luxury hotel that overlooks the stunning lakes of Killarney and Mesmerising MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range then look no further.

The hotel is comprised of 74 well-designed bedrooms and suites, some with private balconies, so you won’t struggle finding the perfect room. 

Enjoy breakfast with amazing views of the lakes at sunrise if you are an early bird but for the night owls out there, there is the classy Piano bar for cocktails and light bites. 

For a bit of impromptu pampering, which you absolutely deserve, head over to the spa with a nice selection of treatments .

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3. The Killarney Park

Killarney Park hotel
Photos via the Killarney Park on Facebook

Located right next to the Killarney town centre and adjacent to the Killarney National Park. This 5-star hotel is one of the last few family owned and run in Ireland.

What makes the hotel even more special is that in 2020, it was voted the number 1 luxury hotel in Ireland by TripAdvisor.

The enchanting design of the distinctive guestrooms & suites were inspired by the surrounding landscape and the rich Irish heritage of the family owners, so spacious rooms that feel like home.

The elegant on-site restaurant serves up locally produced comfort food as well as a few speciality gourmet dishes that will have you coming back for more.

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FAQs about the best 5 star hotels in Killarney

We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from the cheapest 5 star hotels in Killarney to which is best to explore the county from.

In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.

What are the fanciest 5 star hotels in Killarney?

  • The Europe
  • The Dunloe
  • Aghadoe Heights

What luxury hotels in Killarney are worth their hefty price?

The Europe is one of the most expensive hotels in Killarney but, if you have the cash and you’re looking for a very memorable experience, it’s worth splashing out on.

Originally from County Tyrone, Johnny's yearning for new experiences and cultures has taken from Bundoran to Bangkok and everywhere in between!

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