Arbutus Hotel

4 star hotel


College Street KillarneySee nearby area


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The 34 bedrooms range from those with 1920s Celtic deco furniture to more modern rooms with black-and-white bathrooms and the bath in a sweeping alcove. Trad sessions fire up in Buckley’s Bar on many nights and Sunday lunchtimes.

Our independent authors have visited Arbutus Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Killarney.

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Situated in the heart of Killarney, the historic Arbutus Hotel has been run by the same family for over 86 years. With the relaxed atmosphere of a quiet country manor, the hotel offers friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced staff.

Each room has its own distinctive décor, and some rooms have the original Celtic Deco style from the 1920s.

In the mornings, freshly cooked breakfasts can be enjoyed until 11:00. This is served alongside fresh scones. Guests can enjoy a fine pint in the award-winning Buckley's Bar, which also serves home-cooked meals made from traditional Irish recipes.

The Arbutus is one of Killarney's original hotels. It is a 5-minute stroll from the train and bus station and only 10 minutes’ drive from Killarney National Park. The hotel is set amongst Killarney’s shops, pubs, and restaurants.

Important information

All credit cards will be pre-authorised 48 hours prior to arrival."

Parties and loud music are not allowed in the apartments.

Guests may be required to fill in a damage deposit authorisation form along with any government issued photo ID (front and back) prior to arrival.

Early check-in is subject to availability and costs GBP 50. Arrival after 20:00 will result in an out-of-hours check-in fee of GBP 50 being applied. Arrival after 23:00 will result in an out-of-hours check-in fee of GBP 100 being applied.

Arbutus Hotel offers accommodation in Killarney. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.

Certain units feature a seating area where you can relax. Arbutus Hotel features free WiFi . A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is provided.

You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.

The hotel also offers bike hire. St Mary's Cathedral is 600 metres from Arbutus Hotel, while INEC is 1.6 km from the property. Kerry Airport is 14 km away.

Services & facilities

  • Bar
    • Available
  • Family
    • Family rooms
  • Breakfast
    • Breakfast in the room
  • Recreation
    • Bicycle rental
  • Non-smoking
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Non-smoking throughout
  • Guest services
    • Tour desk
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Room service
  • Bureau de Change/ATM
    • Currency exchange
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Free WiFi
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