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The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens

Dunloe Lower, Beaufort, Killarney V93 E029 Ireland
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2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens is a magnificent 5* hotel situated in Beaufort, Co. Kerry overlooking the famous Gap of Dunloe and a short drive from the town of Killarney. This leading five star property is set on its own 64 acre estate with manicured pathways leading the way to the River Laune and to the ruins of the 12th century Dunloe castle. The hotel boasts 102 luxurious guest bedrooms, most with a spacious balcony or terrace offering breath-taking views of the mountains and the surrounding parkland. In the most beautiful natural setting you can enjoy the best of international and Irish cuisine in our vibrant Grill Restaurant with double-height picture windows overlooking the Gap of Dunloe. The restaurant showcases the best of local produce with the finest of fresh and natural ingredients. The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens offers a wealth of activities including complimentary trekking on Haflinger Ponies, swimming and indoor tennis. Fishing for guests is complimentary on the River Laune. Equipment is provided without charge and the kitchen will be pleased to prepare and cook your catch for dinner that evening. A kids club and movie night programme runs for children throughout the summer months. The magical Fairy Trail on the grounds of The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens is also not to be missed. With its location on The Ring of Kerry, the hotel is the perfect gateway for exploring Kerry’s iconic attractions such as The Killarney National Park, The Gap of Dunloe, The Wild Atlantic Way, Skellig Islands and Dingle Peninsula. Golfers will be spoiled for choice with easy access to impressive links and parkland courses of the South West of Ireland, with a landing pad on site to allow for private helicopter transfers to courses further afield. The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens is a sister property to The Europe Hotel & Resort and to Ard na Sidhe Country House Hotel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking garage
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Tennis court
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Steam room
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Delia Duggan wrote a review Apr 2022
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Fabulous satay at The Dunloe and gardens hotel killarney . Staff were amazing service and food amazing. Excellent . Such a well run Hotel and staff were always happy . Nothing was too much Staff went out of there way to do anything for you . Highly recommend the Dunloe and garden hotel .
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Melissa P wrote a review Mar 2022
Kilcummin, Ireland1 contribution
“My Husband, Andy and I got married in October 2021 in St. Marys Cathedral, Killarney and had our reception then at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens. I emphasise the Gardens as from the moment we drove through the gates of the hotel to meet Jason for our Initial wedding Consultation, the picturesque gardens and views with the hotel set into the background, just caught my breath and I remember actually sitting forward in my seat so excited and saying to Andy, “Oh my god, I feel like I have been transported into another world, this is it, this is where we are having Our Wedding.” Practical Andy to my impluseness replied, “Hold on till we meet the man first and see how it goes.” & Did it go, Jason was so professional and devoted and we just got a sense from him that he would go up and beyond to give you the most memorable wedding day. As myself and Andy drove back out after the meeting with Jason, we stopped to admire the Horses and Andy agreed, “Yeah this is it.” It took me ages to put pen to paper about what to write for this Venues Review as I wanted to do it so much Justice, because as a Bride to be you have a vison and dream of what you want your day to be, for me it was “Elegance meets Nature” and ever the Interior Designer my theme was “Chanel in the Forest,” from the tables named after Irish Trees to acorns underneath the Candelabras to black sashes on the Ivory Chair Covers, nothing was too much for them. Jason and Clodagh just went up and beyond and the whole weekend was above any dream I could envision, it was our Fairy-tale Wedding. This exceptional duo Team are absolutely First Class, how I would summarize them would be like two in sync graceful swans you see gliding effortlessly on a lake, but obviously underneath their feet are kicking mad to move along but you don’t see that and that’s how it felt on our day, everything was taken care of and the whole reception just went so seamlessly, in fact the whole weekend from check in to check out. SEAMLESS would be the word to sum it all up. My feedback highlights how amazing the Gardens, Castle and the Interior of the Hotel is, but for Andy he is still raving about the Children’s onsite activities as we had our 2-year-old Freya with us the children’s activities in particular the kids club was a godsend to us and she absolutely loved it. For our guests they are still talking about the beef… “The best beef they ever had.” “And they kept coming around with more helpings” At breakfast the next morning, the main topics of conversation were how good the food was, how lovely the wine was, how amazing the views are from their rooms. As a newly married couple that’s all we wanted to hear was that everyone enjoyed the day as much as we did! So, to wrap this up, Jason & Clodagh… Thank you, thank you, thank you sincerely for creating The Perfect Day, we will never ever forget! We look forward to coming back in October to celebrate our 1-year Anniversary and reliving our amazing memories.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Claire O’Dwyer wrote a review Feb 2022
Ascot, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
Well where to begin, Jason, Clodagh and the staff at the Dunloe were absolutely first class in the service and support we received during our wedding preparations! We were balancing covid restrictions but we could not have faulted their efforts in accommodating our wishes, it made a difficult period as hassle free as possible. The grounds and accommodation are absolutely brilliant the horses and livestock across the 70 or so acres make for a wonderful setting and the view for the wedding breakfast of the gap of Dunloe is superb. We had the ceremony in nearby St Mary's Cathedral and used kerry coaches to transfer guests. Many of our guests came from England and across Ireland and they are still raving about the reception and food many months later. We could not fault their efforts and attention to detail, and are planning a reunion at the Dunloe with family and friends for our anniversary. We look forward to seeing you all again at The Dunloe soon. Claire and John O’Dwyer
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
hanelzlong wrote a review Jan 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom11 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband and I got married in September and had our reception at The Dunloe. 5* experience from the moment we arrived straight through to when we left. Jason and Clodagh were amazing and a level above the rest. Im so thankful that we chose this as our venue, I dont think you could ask for a more beautiful setting. We were married just as the restrictions were being lifted and as you can imagine, we were very stressed about what we would be allowed. Jason and Clodagh were very helpful with all of this. We received so many compliments from our guests on the hotel, the service and especially the wedding food. Thank you to everyone at The Dunloe for an unforgettable experience!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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moss o wrote a review Dec 2021
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We had a wonderful week. The hotel is a wonderful place. The superiour room we had was great, the Gap, horses and sheep right in front of our balcony. We really enjoyed ourselves. Service was very friendly. It's nice to see that staff gets the time to talk to their guests. Food and facilities are worth the five star! Stunning grounds and garden surround this magnificent hotel, with lots of animals and a play ground making it ideal for family holidays. Management very friendly but not intrusive, Jason and Clodagh met us on a few occasions to check we were enjoying our stay. Perfectly placed with a view of the Gap of Dunloe with accompanying mountains, the low river and the lakes of Killarney in the distance, all are easily accessible for exploration. There are many activities and amenities such as horse trails, fishing, swimming, tennis etc. Overall a lovely hotel with fantastic staff and services
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
US$276 - US$311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens
Which popular attractions are close to The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens?
Nearby attractions include Celtic Steps The Show Killarney (7.8 km), Gap of Dunloe (2.2 km), and Lough Leane (6.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rozzers Restaurant, Bricín Restaurant And Craft Shop, and Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens have airport transportation?
Yes, The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Beaufort.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.