A super smart escape (voted best five star hotel in Ireland in 2012) on the shores of Lough Lein, one of the famed Lakes of Killarney. It was built in 1961 by the Liebherrs, and Austrain family who snapped up the prime lakeside frontage no doubt for its hills are alive backdrop. It is still run by the same family, assisted by Irish staff (many of whom have clocked up decades at the hotel). In 2008, there was a substantial refurbishment, which included the addition of a vast ESPA spa.
Young professional couples rolling up in sporty coupes for weakened spa breaks; generations of well to do families returning year after year for their annual get together; golfers teeing off at the neighbouring world championship course.
Two outdoor infinity pools reflect the ever changing colours of the lakes.
Bliss out at the gorgeously sleek, two level spa, where two heated, outdoor infinity pools reflect the ever changing colours of the lakes; there’s also a salt water pool in the indoor thermal suite. Go for holistic inspired treatments using marine mud and algae in one of the 16 plush therapy rooms, while the children ride Austrian Hollinger ponies in the grounds.
The rousing traditional Irish music in the old school bar on Saturday nights. sing along are actively encouraged.