The Brehon Hotel, Killarney
Reviews - The Brehon Hotel
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Outdoor/Sports Adventurer
- Age Group: 18 - 25
- From: Ireland
- Traveller type: Young & Single
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Historical Traveller Reviews of The Brehon Hotel
Great place to stay in Killarneyfrom MARPADJOE
We had breakfast in bed once, great eggs benedict on brioche. The second morning we went to the buffet breakfast which was outstanding. We actually hardly left the Hotel as it was such a haven of relaxation. The bar food and food in the restaurant are both great. I loved the fact that the wine in the bar is not served in 1/4 bottles as is so often the case in Irish Hotels. We were sorry that there was nothing of interest to us in the National Events Centre next door, there was a great line up of upcoming events including Status Quo and next time we are going to book our stay around a concert we want to see. We will definitely be staying at the Brehon when we visit Killarney in the future. I would recommend that if you are booking a stay you book your spa treatment in advance, the spa is amazing but seems to book out quickly for weekends, we tried to book an additional treatment when we arrived but it was booked out.
Young Solicitors Give It The Thumbs Up!from karen25
I would go backfrom Gaelic_traveller
We had dinner in the hotel restaurant which was beautifully presented but we found the menu limited and over-priced for what it offered. The hotel spa is truly beautifully and one cant help but be rejuvenated and relaxed after this. I have never felt so well from such treatments. The pool itself is small but the sauna and steam room are large and the spa has a shower room which mimicks the rainforest and ocean. We would stay here over and over if this new hotel maintains its fabulous starting standard but we would eat in the town of Killarney rather than the hotel next visit.
In january we also stayed in their two bedroom self catering apartments which are of a remarkable quality and standard. The master bedroom had a large ensuite bathroom and their is another large bathroom provided in the apartment seperately. The kitchen/living area is large with views of the golf course. The kitchen was supplied with soda bread,milk, tea/coffee for that all important arrival snack. The apartment also had a laundry room with a washer/drier combo and ironing facilities. When self catering is as nicely arranged and serviced as the Brehon/Gleneagle apartments are then self catering is a pleasure.
Round Table National Conferencefrom Mrs Nic B
Excellent new hotelfrom IrelandQwerty
Excellent spa facilities and friendly staff who speak a variety of languages! Went for a wedding but would definitely return for a holiday.
Brilliantfrom A TripAdvisor Member
fab hotelfrom cork tourist
great base for touring butfrom corkuser
Loved it but......from Rettoc
First impressions were fantastic, great service at check-in, friendly, helpful staff & a lovely lobby area. It is within walking distance of Killarney, about 15/20 mins.
At first glance our room was lovely, great views, big bathroom & the bed was very comfortable however we then noticed little things which hadn't been finished/done properly in the room. These included:
fittings over the bed had not been measured properly & looked really bad and bathroom problems including a very visible SQUARE hole in the tile behind the ROUND showerhead 'arm' on the wall, bath was badly sealed around the edges & the bathroom sink had been fitted incorrectly & had too much masking on one side that you could clearly see it.
This bad finishing in our room really did colour our view of the hotel as we felt that we were paying enough for an expensive hotel & expected high quality (which we saw in in the rest of the hotel) but not in our room. The fact that this hotel isn't graded leads me to believe that there are more finishings to be completed in the hotel before it can be graded to a 4* standard.
My boyfriend works in the construction industry & was amazed at the (lack of) quality of these finishings. He said he he'd be sacked if he handed any property back to owners in the state our room was in.
On a 'lighter' note, we ate both mornings in the restaurant & the food was great. Service was good.
The bar also was lovely. We didn't have any treatments due to the spa being fully booked weeks in advance.
On the whole we liked The Brehon's common areas - lobby, restaurant, bar - the staff also deserve a mention as they were truly helpful & friendly but our room really did leave the hotel down. It isn't a cheap hotel & we expected high quality for the price we paid. I couldn't say that we'll never be going back there but I would probably wait until it's graded by the tourist board to the 4* standard it's looking for before we'd consider going back again.
Top Local Tips for Killarney
Muckross Gardens Muckross gardens is a must - over looking the lakes. Muckross abbey is gem of a find.
Traffic Leave for Kilarney thursday night or early friday morning as traffic heading towards kilarney is unbelievable. Likewise postpone leaving untill the last possible moment
Muckross Make sure you have good walking shoes on for the farm experience, it's really good but a bit of a hike in the wrong shoes
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- Address: Muckross Road - Killarney - Ireland
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