The Lake Hotel is a charming & friendly, family-run 4 star property, stunningly located on the shores of the world famous Lakes of Killarney. Built in 1820, The Lake Hotel combines a unique old world charm with all of the modern day conveniences and facilities one expects from a four star hotel. The hotel is located just 2 kilometres (1.25 miles) from the bustling and vibrant centre of Killarney town and the hotel is mere steps from the Killarney National Park. There is an abundance of activities available in very close proximity to the hotel, including golf courses, cycle paths, walking trails, horseriding, mountain climbing and fishing, to name but a few.
The Lake Hotel offers a great variety of rooms and suites.
All rooms have great views – some of the surrounding woodland, others of the Killarney Lakes & Mountains.
All Guestrooms Feature:
The Castlelough Restaurant:
The Castlelough Restaurant is a very impressive Dining Room, much of which was constructed as part of the original house in 1820. It has high ceilings, large ornate mirrors & wonderful cornice work which reminds one of the great country houses of the past. A time when dinner was the highlight of the day, and ballgowns and black tie were the usual attire.
Without doubt, the most eye catching feature of this magnificent room is the vast windows which span the entire restaurant, ensuring that the breathtaking scenery outside is always in view. Dining in a space with this backdrop is memorable. Conversations intermittently lull as guests are drawn again and again to gaze at the natural splendour of the mountains and lakes outside. Indeed, the food must be quite special to compete with the stunning vista for attention, and it certainly is! In 2010, The Castlelough Restaurant was awarded an AA Rosette in recognition of the high standard of food served, and the use of locally sourced produce.
The Devil’s Punchbowl Bar:
The Devil’s Punchbowl bar is named after the glacial lake on the top of Mangerton Mountain which is visable while enjoying a Lakeside drink in our bar. The traditional Irish pub also overlooks the Lake Hotel’s 12th Century Castle, the Killarney Mountains and the world famous Lakes of Killarney. Ireland’s native red deer can regularly seen from the bar.
The bar is always busy for morning coffee, scones & refreshments. The Lake Hotel’s classic Afternoon Tea is available each afternoon, and casual tasty bar food throughout the early evening. There is always something on offer to sate the appetite and thirst at the bar. Combined with the friendly and helpful staff, guests come back again and again.
On the Map: Killarney is located in County Kerry in the southwest of Ireland. The town is reached via the N22 from Tralee/ Limerick (to the north) and the N22 from Cork City (to the southeast).
Killarney lies on the edge of the astoundingly beautiful Killarney National Park with its three magnificent lakes and the spectacular MacGillycuddy Reeks mountain range. The park is also home to Muckross House and Gardens. Killarney is a wonderful base for all manner of activities including angling and water sports, golf, riding, orienteering, hiking, cycling, and canoeing. The town itself is quite small but full of charm as you will soon see as you walk down the brick footpaths and pass curious old-style shop fronts. Killarney is well known for its excellent shops, restaurants and cosmopolitan appeal. It is also renowned for its evening entertainment including many singing pubs, cabarets, dancing venues, and banquets. Traditional Irish music can also be heard in many of the local pubs.