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Muckross Park Hotel & Spa, Killarney

Muckross Park Hotel and Spa

Nestled within Killarney National Park, the Muckross Park Hotel & Spa is surrounded by greenery yet just a ten-minute drive from Killarney town in the complimentary shuttle bus.

This spacious but inviting hotel combines traditional decor with modern luxuries and is well known for its warm Irish hospitality, award-winning restaurants and fantastic spa. Its grand, red, gold and marble hallways leads to large and elegant rooms which offer views of the gardens and surrounding mountains.

The property offers excellent facilities with a range of dining options from casual eateries with live entertainment to a sophisticated fine-dining venue. The luxurious spa is equipped with a large hydrotherapy pool, two Jacuzzis and a variety of other amenities.

Our rating: Deluxe

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Rooms

The 70 opulent, Victorian-styled guest rooms were designed to the highest standards and offer the very best in modern amenities. Plush beds, comfy armchairs and large windows, which fill the rooms with natural light, create an inviting atmosphere. The spacious bathrooms are equipped with Orla Keily bathroom amenities and most rooms offer views of the hotel gardens and Killarney National Park. Superior and higher category rooms have complimentary access to the spa facilities, as well as a separate bath and shower in the bathroom. All rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi and satellite TV with DVD player.

Location

The Muckross Park Hotel & Spa is located within Killarney National Park. Shady trees surround the hotel and spectacular walking and cycling trails weave through the extensive grounds and along the nearby lakes. Ancient Muckross Abbey and historic Muckross House can be reached by a leisurely stroll through the lush grounds while vibrant Killarney town is just a ten-minute drive away. 

Food and drink

With its original wooden floors, rough stone walls and exposed beams, The Jarvey's Rest has the inviting ambience of a traditional Irish pub. Casual dining is available all day with the addition of lively Irish music and dancing on select dates. The informal Monk’s Lounge is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon tea or a light lunch while fine dining is available in the award-winning Yew Tree Restaurant, whose menu is based around local Kerry produce and includes prime beef and fresh Atlantic seafood. 

Facilities and activities

The hotel prides itself on its extensive, award-winning spa. The relaxing vitality suite, outfitted with a large hydrotherapy pool, two bubbling Jacuzzis, heated loungers, herbal sauna and a relaxation room, is the focal point of the spa. The luxurious spa also offers a range of face and body treatments designed to relax and rejuvenate. 

Our opinion

If you’re interested in relaxing within a sumptuous spa, you won’t get a better option than the Muckross Park.

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    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Jaunting car on Gap of Dunloe

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      Discover the stunning lakeland scenery of Killarney National Park on this leisurely looped tour up the magnificent Gap of Dunloe, an ancient glacial valley, by horse and carriage then across the inky Killarney lakes in an open boat.

    • Killarney lake

      Killarney Innisfallen Island kayaking

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      Paddle across the inky depths of Lough Leane in a kayak to discover the mysterious ruins of Innisfallen Island, an incredibly romantic spot in the heart of the Killarney lakes where Irish heroes were educated and a herd of deer roam freely.

    • Whiskey glasses

      Killarney whiskey tasting

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      Discover the secrets behind the making of Irish whiskey on this enjoyable experience that introduces key ingredients and the difference they make to a whiskey's taste and tone. You'll get a tutored tasting as well as pairings with wonderful farmhouse cheeses.

    • Skellig Michael

      Ring of Kerry tour

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      Discover the scenery of the Ring of Kerry on this immersive full-day tour that brings you to some of Ireland's most scenic spots. Take in views of rugged cliffs, ancient monastic sites, stone forts and the legendary Killarney National Park.