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Enjoy Enchanting Eire from a Beautiful Balcony Oct 23, 2005
I won a charity auction for a four-night stay at Lake Hotel.
You are hard pressed to find a more romantic location. From your balcony, you can look down at the gorgeous ruins of the 12th century Castlelough Castle nestled against Castlelough Bay, one of Killarney’s many lakes. We felt like we stepped back in time to a more relaxed and proper period.
The hotel was built in 1820. A new addition was being built to open in 2006, but the manager told me they were taking great pains to preserve the manor's character and charm.
The place offers frequent nightly entertainment in its pub during the summer tourist months. However, since we were there in October, no one was scheduled. I had the privilege of informally performing for a couple of hours on two of the evenings we were there.
The restaurant's offerings were expensive, but top-notch and very delicious. The European staff, from Ireland and several EU countries, was extremely pleasant, helpful and efficient. One of the waitresses graciously took us into Killarney one night and gave us an insider’s tour of the local nightlife.
They have many amenities, including an outdoor Jacuzzi and free internet access on the library’s computer. Yet, the best attraction was the pure pleasure of watching deer stroll though the grounds and seeing an eagle soar above the bay.
The Lake Hotel is one place I plan to return :-D
Part of the Killarney, Ireland (Dublin) - October 2005 travel blog
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Lake Hotel Killarney Overview
The Lake Hotel Killarney is located near other Killarney hotels as well as numerous attractions in the local area. The center of town is only two kilometers from the hotel. Cork International Airport is 87 kilometers from the hotel. Boats can be rented directly through the hotel for enjoying the nearby lake.
There are 125 well appointed guestrooms at the Lake Hotel Killarney. Each room is equipped with satellite TV, dial-up Internet access, direct dial telephones, tea and coffee making facilities and trouser presses. Private baths feature complimentary toiletries, slippers and bathrobes. All rooms at the hotel are non-smoking.
This hotel once hosted Queen Victoria. Today, facilities available include an outdoor hot tub, sauna, private tennis courts, steam room, gym, pier for taking boat trips, library, bar, lounge and restaurant. Tours for the Ring of Kerry, Gap of Dunloe and Dingle Peninsula depart from the hotel daily. Room service and massage treatments are available at the hotel. There is also an on site golf course.
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