Where to stay and things to do

HOST HOTEL: Great Southern Hotel

Built in 1854 with the remit to ‘take the guest’s breath away’, Great Southern Killarney stands proudly as Killarney’s Premier Historic Hotel.

A family business led by local hoteliers, Great Southern is a truly unique and iconic hotel. As well as being surrounded by 6 acres of beautiful gardens right in the heart of Killarney town centre, Great Southern Hotel is also within a short walking distance of the infamous Killarney National Park.

Steeped in history, as the hotel was built by the Great Southern and Western Railway Company and was the first hotel to be owned by a railway company in either Ireland or Great Britain and Ireland's first purpose-built hotel

Killarney Royal Hotel

Sister hotel to the Great Southern Hotel, the Killarney Royal Hotel is a luxurious 4-star hotel, conveniently located in the heart of Killarney town. Family owned and proudly managed for three generations, the Killarney Royal is brimming with character, charm and a loyal team dedicated to ensuring that each stay is a memorable one. Accommodating 32 luxurious bedrooms, the Killarney Royal also offers their guests traditional cuisine in the Candle Room Restaurant and the Bar Bistro. Complimentary car parking, swimming pool and health club facilities are available for our registered guests at our sister hotel, the Great Southern Hotel.

Killarney International Hotel

Nestled in the heart of the town, and less than a 10-minute walk from the host hotel, the Great Southern Hotel is the 4-star International Hotel Killarney. The hotel has been welcoming guests with a blend of traditional hospitality and comfort for more than a century. One of the best loved family-owned hotels in Killarney. There has been great care taken to preserve the historical charm of this four-star hotel, while ensuring that their guests will enjoy every modern convenience to enhance the experience while staying in the kingdom of Kerry.

Getting to Great Southern Killarney:
Great Southern Killarney,
East Avenue Road,Town Centre,
Killarney, Co. Kerry,
V93 R866

Resident Parking

Complimentary – Please bring your car registration with you to Reception when checking into Great Southern Killarney.

Non-resident Parking

€5 per day
Non-residents can pay on-site via Pay and Display Machine or on-site via the APCOA Connect Cashless Parking app.

Irish Rail

Great Southern Killarney is located adjacent to the railway station in Killarney (less than 4 minute-walk). There are 4-5 trains daily from Dublin Hueston starting at 07:00 with links from Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford.

Bus Eireann

Killarney Bus Station is a 4-minute walk to the Great Southern Hotel and can be reached from all major towns, cities and airports.

Walking / Running Trails


Sight Seeing

Night Life

About Killarney

Killarney is one of the warmest and most welcoming towns in the country. Feel instantly at home as you wander down the streets, grab a tasty meal and relax in a comfortable pub.

The town is part of Killarney National Park and the Ring of Kerry and is a fantastic place to base yourself as you explore the sublime beauty of the area.

Sights include Torc Waterfall, Gap of Dunloe and Muckross House.

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