When it was built in 1854, the Great Southern Killarney had a remit many hotels would find daunting: to ‘take the guest’s breath away’.
The Great Southern met the challenge with the style and panache for which it has become world famous.
Today, after almost 170 years in business, Killarney’s Premier Historic Hotel will still take your breath away, combining the elegance and sophistication of a Victorian mansion, with every facility you expect from a top 21st century hotel.
The setting helps, of course. The Great Southern stands proudly in the heart of Killarney, surrounded by incredible scenery. Guests can enjoy stunning views of the Kerry mountains; the internationally-celebrated Killarney National Park, Muckross House and romantic Torc Waterfall are all just minutes away.
It is the perfect setting for a trip to Killarney, an adventure along the Wild Atlantic Way, or a tour of the Ring of Kerry. The setting is wild and beautiful, but, once they cross the threshold, guests will find themselves in the lap of luxury, with a wonderful selection of bedrooms, suites and self-catering accommodation to suit all tastes.
Great Southern has seasonal packages on offer throughout the year, allowing guests to enjoy the best activities, dining and experiences that Kerry has to offer.
When you dine at Great Southern you will be treated to an authentic Irish food experience in an exquisite setting, served by culinary professionals. Whether in the iconic Garden Room with views of the Kerry mountains, or Brownes Bar, the cuisine follows a classic principle: source the freshest quality ingredients locally, and cook to perfection.
The Killarney Wine Room lets guests enjoy the hotel’s wine tasting experience and traditional afternoon tea is served daily in the Grand Foyer and the beautifully restful Reading Room Residents’ Lounge.
Guests can experience Great Southern’s Health Club and Beauty Rooms, with a bright and spacious swimming pool overlooking the gardens. Following your dip, warm yourself in the sauna or jacuzzi, before refreshing with an invigorating monsoon shower. Drop into the gym to complete a full body workout or take precious time for yourself in the Beauty Room.
Great Southern hosts the Kerry Cubs kids’ clubs throughout the school holidays with a host of activities for children, allowing adults time to enjoy the hotel and all the amenities of Killarney.
For visitors to Killarney, Great Southern presents an unrivalled location, be it for a social or leisure break to explore Co Kerry, a luxury wedding or for a business conference, The Great Southern Killarney is family-owned and operated and takes great pride in offering exceptional award- winning service.