Aghadoe Heights Hotel, Killarney
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Heaven on earthfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel surpassed every imaginable expectation we had. But I do think what sets this hotel apart is the level of service. From the barman who gave a detailed description of each wine in stock from memory to the waiter and waitresses who gave impeccable service while still giving space to enjoy your meal.
If you can't wait for heaven visit the Aghadoe Heights in Killarney.
Pure Luxury!!!from Helena015
Honeymoon Heavenfrom nellyfleming
We arrived to the hotel before the check-in time, 11am and were greeting by a concierge at the front door. He introduced himself and very kindly parked our car and assisted us with our boot full of luggage.
We then proceeded to make our way to the front desk, where a very friendly receptionist checked us into the room.After a few seconds,she delighfully informed us that our room was available to check in and that she was personally going to give us a brief tour of the hotel & walk us to our room. We were delighted with this personal touch as we got the feel for the place.
When we reached to our Lakeview Suite we were amazed by the personal touches they had made for us. As it was our honeymoon, they had arranged for a heart shape of roses on the bed in the main bedroom. There was also a gift from the General Managers as a congratulation for our wedding celebrations.
This was Definitely five star service.
Our Room was magnificent, with plasama screen televisions, king size bed, spacious bathroom, luxurious pillows!! (which we were able to purchase on our departure),and not to forget the over whelming view of the lakes of killarney.We could have spent all day glazing at the magnificent view.
We dined in Fredrick's Restaurant on the first evening and we throughly enjoyed our meal from our starter to our mouth watering desserts.The following morning, my wife availed of its Aveda Spa. To this day she is still talking about her treatments. She would definetly recommend it to ladies who are in the need of luxurious pampering!!!
Finally, I would like to congratulate the staff here in Aghadoe as they made our honeymoon an experience not to forget and we have already re-booked to celebrate our anniversary with them next November.
Once again, well done..!!!!
s Clan Gathering in Killarney.from userm8019
To name a few places of beauty wouldn't do kerry justice,, Getting to the top of Conner Pass and looking out over this area, makes one ponder how Beautiful the Almighty make Kerry for the Irish. and the Visit to Con Muircheartaigh;s Gop of Dunloe home and his wonderful wild and beautiful places he escorted our Clan to , well it was just one breath taking site after the other,
"A LITTLE BIT OF GOD'S HEAVEN ON THIS EARTH "
This was my 4th trip to Ireland and the Best of ALL , and on all 4 trips the iRISH people bent over backwards to make sure we all had a grand & wonderful time, to put it plainly the People of Ireland go more the the so called
Extra Mile for visitors from all over the world and getting there well the experience starts with AIR LINGUS.
TRY IT YOU'LL YOU WILL LOVE IT,
We stayed during our visit the whole time at the 5 star Holel in Killarney ,THE AGHADOE HEIGHTS HOTEL & SPA , AND to say it was Grand is an Understatement, we had a room overlooking the Lock Lein of Killarney famous lakes. Just breathtaking ,We also had dinners at the LIME Tree resturant, the Beaufort Bar and Rssturant and our banquet was held at the Brehon Hotel and the places and food served was just fantastic, like I said before This was a Dream of a Trip and a Lifetime of memories.
Truly Heavenfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Before having dinner in the restaurant we had cocktails in the lounge. Try the Aghadoe Cocktail, it's to die for.
We could not fault anything during our dining experience. The scallops were cooked to perfection as was the monkfish. Service was excellent. The manager knew exactly what we'd had to eat and spent time talking to everyone in the restaurant. After dinner we retired to the cocktail bar for a night cap where a very friendly barman served us.
Breakfast the following morning was just as good. The juice of the day of pineapple and strawberry was delicious. We both had a full Irish and everything was cooked just right. The choice for breakfast was amazing. We 'd loved to have stayed a fortnight to try them all.
After breakfast we used tht Thermal Suite at the Spa. This was heaven. The receptionist pampers you even before you get into the suite.
A selection of saunas, steam rooms and amazing showers help you totally relax and unwind. Heated loungers looking out to the gardens mean you feel like you're in the Caribean.
A must go place to stay and the suite is worth every penny to stay in.
Very Overratedfrom kivapierce
Rooms were just ok. Contemporary design. These rooms are not plush or luxurious. Awful curtains and bedspread. Horrible fabric, bland and boring. Does not lift the room at all. Cheap handles on wardrobes. Slippers and dressing gowns supplied ( with hole in it ! ).
No expensive or nice furniture. Very 3 star hotel standard.
Good quality bed linen , comfy , good quality beds.
We had 2 rooms and both were the same. No WOW factor in the rooms at all.
Minibar - well priced & Stocked
Safe - in warerobe
Turn Down service, bottle water and handmade chocolate etc.. - as you would expect for a 5 star
Lakeside rooms had a wonderful view.
Garden rooms over looked a very muddy garden, No flowers at all ( all dead ), Garden needs winter planting , Recycling and garbage yard, staff accommodation and car park. DO NOT ACCEPT THESE ROOMS . The view from the Lakeside rooms is what makes this hotel.
TV with not enough channels for 5 star hotel. Excellent bathroom, clean, no cracks on tiles, Aveda products supplied. Grout in perfect order. No separate Shower, climb into the bath for over head shower. However the extractor fan to take out steam from bathroom also carried in cigerette smoke from another bedroom. Don't like having someone elses smoke in my bathroom.
I also noticed that the corridor on the lower ground floor ( where there are bedrooms) , smelt strongly of chlorine.
I do not feel that torn carpet on the two entrance steps upto the restaurant are acceptable for a 5 star hotel. Over all the carpet in the public areas of hotels needs to be replaced ( however I understand that this is happening next year ).
Ate out for first evening in Killarney. Would highly recommend the Cooperage Restaurant. Good food , nice restaurant and not a price rip off.
Had food in hotel Bar area on second night.
Seafood Chowder - Very nice.
Main Course took 40 minutes to arrive. Waiter came over to apologies - Kitchen very busy. Even though we could see into restaurant and it was only half full.
Fish & Chips ! Chips lovely, Fish in breadcrumbs totally overcooked and a dark shade of brown, Salad - just about acceptable - alittle imagination would have helped.
Did not eat in hotel main restaurant as I felt if they couldn't get a piece of fish right for Euro 16, I wasn't going to pay the Euro 60 each for dinner. (very average menu too )
Breakfast was alright. 2 mornings food arrived as expected. 3rd morning there must have been a problem in the kitchen as it took 35 minutes to bring out the Full Irish Breakfast.. Tea & Coffee had gone cold by the time it arrived. Breakfast was overcooked and not acceptable.
It gave us time to have a good look around the restaurant and notice the layer of dust on the blinds and family of dead flies on the window ledge ( inside hotel window, NOT outside )
The Spa - Very nice, Luxurious - what you would expect from any 5 star hotel selling itself with a spa. Make sure you book your treatments in advance of arrival as they never have any availability on the day if you leave it to chance. Expensive but worth it for a little TLC.
Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi - Fine . No lifeguard or staff on duty. Changing room too cold.
Gym - Well equiped.
Reception Staff - Very pleasant.
Check out : Met Operations Manager at checkout - brought my complaints to his attention. Got the Fish & Chips FOC.
Never actually saw the Managers / Owners over the 3 nights or 4 days.
Since in the Travel Trade , very familiar with most hotels in Ireland. This hotel was a total let down. No comparision between it and the K Club ( 5 star ) or the Merrion ( 5 star ). It was an average 4 star. I have no idea how it got 5 stars. Maybe it was the spa or the view. It certainly is not not the hotel that I had expected.
I would not return....
Did a site inspection of 2 other hotels in Killarney and would much rather stay in The Brehon ( 4 star ) but much more luxurious and plush or the Park Hotel (5 star) right in the town centre.
I would not recommend this hotel to friends or clients for the reasons above.
The Heights was most Impressivefrom Jpirate
I think this must be one of the top ten hotels in the world
Unforgettable weekendfrom A TripAdvisor Member
fantasticfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Killarney
Stay here Eat as mcuh of the food and see as much as the views while you can
Muckross House Muckross House and environs is fantastic. Spend as long as you can there- lots to see and do, just ambling about. Great facilities there. Don't be put off by crowded carpark- there's so much space you won't feel cramped. Also, although it's a cliche, the jaunting cars are great fun. Weather is inclement- just get out in a raincoat anyway!
weather bring a raincoat and gloves.
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- Address: Lakes of Killarney - Killarney - 6507 - Ireland
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