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The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens

Dunloe Lower, Beaufort, Killarney V93 E029 Ireland
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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 Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Electric vehicle charging station
Car park
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 )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Steam room
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Butler service
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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John G wrote a review 23 Oct
dublin17 contributions3 helpful votes
Spent 5 nights here August 2021, weather was not great but the hotel made up for it. Its a short drive to the Gap of Dunloe itself, we got the horse and carriage up to save the kids walking. Nice trip, but for adults i would advise walking up half way to the coffee stop to really appreciate the amazing scenery. Our kids particularly liked going on the ponies after breakfast, the kids club and LOVED the swimming pool (my son says it was massive and quite empty in the morning)! The playground is good and the walk around the grounds and fairy trail is just lovely, really nice after a big dinner in the restaurant. Food was great, one thing i would like is more salad, vegan or lighter dinner options, after 5 nights you crave it! Considering covid restrictions everything worked really well, we also had interconnecting rooms which i would highly recommend for couples with kids. All in all, highly recommend this lovely hotel in a beautiful location.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Choose interconnecting with kids!
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Jill C wrote a review 15 Oct
Dublin, Ireland427 contributions303 helpful votes
We stayed at the Dunloe for 3 nights in June and had a good stay overall. Pros The grounds are stunning complete with horses galloping, a fairy trail, a playground - really stunning setting. The rooms are huge, particularly the upgraded rooms which face the gap of dunloe and very comfortable. Food in the restaurant including wine was exceptional with stunning views and great atmosphere. Cons Our initial room didn't have a privacy screen and was overlooked by several balconies - we were accommodated in another room as was midweek but I highly recommend upgrading from the get go. The food options were limited with only one restaurant operational when we stayed. This isn't enough variety for a 3 night stay. Room service took over an hour to arrive. Staff were poorly trained and we had multiple sub par experiences at breakfast and dinner and at check in where the receptionist sent us on a wild goose chase looking for our room, not before he made us sit until 5pm waiting for our room with no complimentary drink to ease the pain. Concierge was a huge exception to this, he was fantastic and dropped us into town in the shuttle, recommending a great place to have a drink. Pool area needs an upgrade (which i know is slated) but great for kids I'd imagine. All in all, great stay and good value for money given the quality but improvements could have been made as felt more like a 4 star hotel than a 5. Recommend for families as was very family friendly.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book upgraded room with gap of dunloe view
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Theresa O wrote a review Sep 2021
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From the minute we arrived at the hotel we knew this was going to be a excellent hotel to have booked.on our arrival check in was so efficient and we were shown to our room.The room was beautiful with a balcony to sit out and the view was so beautiful.and the grounds around the hotel are fabulous. The concierge whom brought up our luggage to our room was so nice and friendly. sorry forgot his name but was so helpful,we decided to have lunch in the bar in the afternoon and again the service and food was excellent and great value. we also dined both nights in the restaurant and the food and choice on the menu was excellent.we were greeted by Bart the restaurant Manager,what a professional he was so eager to make sure that we were happy with our table,and kindly introduced our waiter. Christian who was so efficient and friendly and helped us pick the wine for our meal which was just perfect.Bart made sure to check that we were enjoying our meal,which we truly enjoyed. The next night we were greeted by Corilan and we found her to be so helpful and very courteous . all the restaurant staff were very friendly even if they were not serving us.On checked out were met by the general manager,Jason what a gentleman. we would like to say a big thank you to Jason and his team at the Dunloe Hotel,we will definitely be recommending the hotel to family and friends. we hope to see ye all again soon. . David & Theresa O' Neill.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Get a upgrade to a suite they are excellent with balcony to sit out and enjoy the freshly brewed...
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Response from , General Manager at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Mrs and Mr O’Neill, Thank you for your wonderful review. I was delighted to read that you had a great stay with us. Thank you for your compliments on your room, and the views . I will make sure to pass on your great comments to our reception, concierge and restaurant teams. It was lovely to meet you on check-out and I hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again to The Dunloe Hotel and Gardens. Kind Regards, Jason Clifford General Manager
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Margaret13Cork wrote a review Sep 2021
Cork, Ireland35 contributions13 helpful votes
The Dunloe is the prefect get away. Jason and his team have created a magical experience for both adults and children. You receive the five star experience from the minute you make the booking to when you check out. The team were just brilliant. The wonderful Nora looked after us in the restaurant and Oliwia in reception was fantastic. Can’t recommend this hotel enough.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Book well in advance as it’s really popular
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Response from , General Manager at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Margaret, Thank you for choosing to stay once again with us. It was a pleasure to welcome you back. I am glad to read that your stay with us was a memorable one. I am very happy to read that we met your needs and expectations. I will make sure to pass on your kind comments to Nora and Oliwia. We hope to welcome your family back again in the future. Kind Regards, Jason Clifford General Manager
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annemaria96 wrote a review Sep 2021
Tralee, Ireland10 contributions10 helpful votes
Just returned from a stay here with my partner. We had the most relaxing stay. We ate in the in the restaurant both nights, the food was lovely and the atmosphere was so nice. Beautiful interior. The service was amazing, Alex our server both days was a delight and was very professional. The room was lovely and spacious and bed was so comfortable. The view from the room was stunning also! The surrounding areas were so picturesque. Would definitely return again!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from , General Manager at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear AnneMaria96, Thank you for your wonderful review, I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your dining experience in The Grill Restaurant. We are fortunate to have a great team of Chefs that I will happily pass on your kind compliments to. I will also send your compliments to Alex . We look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay. Kind Regards, Jason Clifford General Manager
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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 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.
Is The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens located near the city centre?
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.
Are there any historical sites close to The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Innisfallen Island (5.2 km), Knockreer Estate (7.4 km), and Ogham Stones (2.2 km).