Muckross Park Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Top destination for foodies, spa lovers, golfers and outdoorsy types
- Romantic guestrooms have an ornate Victorian style and all the mod cons
- Choice of restaurants, including the fine dining Yew Tree restaurant and Molly Darcy’s traditional pub
- Award-winning spa that resembles a Roman villa
What To Know
- Staying in a revamped 18th-century pile in the heart of Killarney National Park
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In the heart of Killarney National Park, but less than three miles from Killarney town, Muckross Park Hotel occupies an 18th-century country pile turned romantic spa escape. The interiors retain an elegant Victorian style, with oak-paneled walls, intricately carved fireplaces and equine antiques, plus added glitz in the form of ornate gilded columns and red velvet chaises. Deluxe King Rooms are on the small side (269 to 323 square feet), but all echo the rich style of the public spaces, with canopy beds, woven carpets and heavy curtains. Revamped bathrooms have modern porcelain vanities, and some have built-in TVs and corner Jacuzzi tubs. On the dining front, guests can choose from the award-winning fine dining restaurant, Yew Tree, or the less formal Monk’s Lounge. Don’t miss having a pint or two in Molly Darcy’s pub, the hotel’s traditional Irish bar, which occasionally hosts live music nights. For sybarites, the destination spa offers massages, facials and exfoliation treatments, and has a unique private spa garden.
In the Area
Muckross Park’s magical setting in the heart of Killarney National Park makes it a haven for outdoors lovers. Adventure specialists Outdoors Ireland organize tours directly from the hotel, whether you want to climb Carrauntoohil, in MacGillycuddy’s Reeks (Ireland’s highest mountains), abseil the Burren or kayak the lakes of Killarney. For urban distractions, explore the nearby towns of Tralee, Dingle, Castleisland, Sneem and more, or get green-fingered on tours of the Rock Garden, Stream Garden and Sunken Garden, within the hotel grounds. For golfers, there are a handful of championship courses nearby, including the scenic Dooks Golf Course near Killorglin, and Ballybunion, a challenging course overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
How to Get There
This hotel is out of this world the staff are friendly, the rooms are like something out of a fairytale. This is the place to go for relaxation, the spa is fabulous and the staff are so nice. Had brekfast in the morning and the food was lovely
We love staying at the Muckross Park because of its location right next to Muckross Abbey, the wonderful staff at reception, in the restaurants and in the bars, the luxury of the bedrooms and comfort of the apartments, and the spa facilities to enjoy after a long day in the National Park. It's a great hub to spend a few days in Killarney.
Muckross Park hotel was nice, but not quite the experience we had hoped for. We upgraded to a suite, but were given an room with electrical issues, and a marginally useful additional room with a twin bed. Not very luxurious, and the room was definitely on the list for new furnishings. We used the spa area, which was very pleasant, but not fully functional and there were workmen running around while we were in the spa. It wasn't bad, but I don't think I'd book a return trip to this hotel.