The Brehon Hotel Killarney Ireland

 

My arrival at the Brehon Hotel in Killarney was far different to when I arrived in Dublin. Plenty of warm sunshine welcomed me as we landed at Kerry International Airport. I knew I was back in Ireland as I watched all the green pass me by from the backseat of the taxi.

Killarney is in the southwest of the country in County Kerry. The closest airport is Kerry International Airport, but you can also fly into Cork.

It’s literally a breath of fresh air once you step outside. The crisp Irish air and the breeze from the Atlantic is a welcome from the pollution and smog of London.

Killarney hotels – The Brehon

With the passing scenery and sights demanding my full attention, I’d no idea we’d arrived at the hotel. A huge smile crept on my face when the taxi stopped outside. The Brehon Hotel in Killarney made a good first impression on me and I was keen to see more.

Floor-to-ceiling windows and plenty of surrounding land instantly makes this grand building stand out.

Inside the Brehon Hotel

Roaring fireplaces with large stretch sofas welcome you as you step inside the lobby. It instantly creates the feeling of a home away from home, and is an ideal setting for autumn. Couple this with classic colours of marbled creams and browns, and elegant yet subtle furnishings. All in all, I was happy this would be my home for the next few nights.

Taking a local guided tour is a must in Killarney. The locals are warm, friendly, and will have you laughing so hard, you’ll want to book another! Booking a tour also means you get to see more of this beautiful part of Ireland.

 

 

 

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“Roaring fireplaces with large stretch sofas create the feeling of a home away from home”

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“I had a king bed with plenty of cushions and soft beddings and slept like a baby.”

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How to reach the Brehon Hotel

The Brehon Hotel is located on Muckross Road — one of the main streets in town. It’s around 20 minutes to walk to the centre, but it’s worth doing to see the scenery along the way. That, plus you’re bound to see some of the traditional jaunting cars en route.

Local attractions include Killarney House and Gardens, Killarney National Park and St Mary’s Cathedral. Muckross House, a 19th century mansion set among mountains and woodlands, is also worth visiting. However, you’ll need transportation to get there as it’s a little further out of the way.

What are the rooms like at the Brehon Hotel?

If you read other travelers’ reviews, there’s one recurring theme when singing the hotel’s praises: the room sizes.

I can confirm that the rooms are big. Mine was better suited for 2 people than for a solo person. What’s more, the views from the room are even better when the sun’s shining outside.

You’ll sleep very well at The Brehon Killarney. I had a king bed with plenty of cushions and soft beddings and slept like a baby.

It was pretty surreal to see my name on the TV, though a nice touch, when I first entered the room. In the evening, a huge smile crept on my face upon seeing the tray of pastries left in the room.

The bathroom comes with bathtub, shower, plus all the hotel’s own brand goodies to use. Again, the bathroom’s generous in size, and has everything you need for your stay.

One thing that gets overlooked in many hotels is ironing facilities,. At the Brehon Hotel, each room has its own iron and board to go with it. It was so useful especially as I was there for a conference and needed crease-free clothes.

Other notables include the fluffy robe and slippers — perfect if you want to try their spa, and free bottled water. This might sound odd, but not every boutique hotel offers complimentary water, so it’s worth mentioning.  

The food at The Brehon Hotel

The food, what can I say about the food…? Well, a lot of good things actually. The Brehon Hotel serves up delicious eats, and reasonably priced too. I ate dinner a few times in the Brehon Bar, simply because of the relaxed and quiet ambience.

If dining with friends or family, I recommend trying the Danu restaurant. I didn’t get to eat there, but heard many excellent things from other hotel guests. The Danu’s also the setting for where they serve breakfast. There’s a ‘breakfast traffic light’ notice in the elevator, which helpfully lets you know the rush hour times in the morning.

Being in Ireland, you can expect all the good things that come at breakfast. Fried/scrambled eggs, bacon and sausages, and porridge and pancakes. If your stomach can wait a bit longer, I suggest ordering something from the menu. The smoked salmon and eggs on a bagel will set you up for the day, as will the Irish porridge.  

The Brehon Killarney service

I can’t sing enough the praises of the staff at the Brehon Hotel, Killarney. From the spa staff to reception, they really go out of their way to ensure you enjoy your time.

The verdict

If it wasn’t obvious, I’d absolutely stay again at the Brehon Hotel Killarney. From the location to the rooms, facilities and hospitality, it has everything for a first-time traveler to Killarney.

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“The smoked salmon and eggs on a bagel will set you up for the day, as will the Irish porridge.”

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“If it wasn’t obvious, I’d absolutely stay again at the Brehon Hotel Killarney.”

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