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Cahernane House Hotel – A 4 Star Boutique Hotel in Killarney

Killarney is one of the most beautiful and popular areas in Ireland because of the Ring of Kerry and Killarney National Park. The city is also booming with fantastic local restaurants and bars, so we suggest travelers stay at least one night to enjoy Killarney. There are quite a few boutique hotels in Killarney to choose from, but the one we highly recommend is Cahernane House Hotel. Cahernane House Hotel is a lovely four-star boutique hotel in Killarney, Ireland that boasts history, has luxury accommodations and goes beyond hospitality expectations.

 

Full disclaimer –  We were offered a generous discount by Cahernane House Hotel for our one night stay. As always, our opinions are non-biased and our own. Our post may contain affiliate links. When you click on the link you will have the option to purchase a product at no extra cost to you, but we would receive a small commission. We want to thank Cahernane House Hotel for their generosity and for everyone following and supporting us on all of our sweet adventures. 

 

History of the Cahernane Estate

In 1656, Henry Arthur and Edward Herbert were gifted estates in the Killarney county. Edward was gifted the famous Muckross Estate while Henry Arthur was gifted the smaller estates of Cullen and Cahernane. During the time of ownership, Henry Arthur demolished the Queen Anne style estate to rebuild it for a Victorian style estate. Today, the Cahernane House remains in its Victorian style.

Cahernane House Hotel. A boutique hotel in Killarney, Ireland.

For five generations, the Herbert families ran the three estates until 1914. It was during this time when Henry Arthur Herbert decided to lease the property to be used as a hotel in order to pay off debts. Over the last century the property changed hands many times over until 2016 when it finally rested in the capable hands of the International Hotel Management Company PREM Group. Now it one of the best boutique hotels in Killarney, Ireland.

 

Above and Beyond Hospitality

Cahernane House Hotel’s incredible hospitality is what makes this boutique hotel in Killarney, Ireland the best. Not only were we greeted with a warm Irish welcome, but we also had a beautiful letter and delicious desserts from the staff waiting in our room.

The generosity continued as our bell man, Roger, went above and beyond to make our trip perfect. We did not have any more euros for a taxi ride, so he offered to take us into the city. Not only did he save us money, but also the hassle of figuring out a way to get into the city. We could not have asked for better hospitality from the team at Caharnane House Hotel.

 

Accommodation

This luxurious 4 star boutique hotel in Killarney has only 40 spacious guest rooms and 28 amazing deluxe rooms. Twelve of the guest rooms are located in the original house, whereas the remaining rooms are located in the garden wing. Within the 40 spacious guests rooms are different room categories. In the manor house there are superior rooms, signature rooms and a Herbert Suite. In addition to the deluxe rooms, the garden wing also has superior rooms, junior suites and a Muckross Suite. Each room throughout the original house and garden wing are decorated with the intent of capturing the essence of the country manor traditions.

 

Muckross Suite

We were gracious to be placed in a spacious and luxurious Muckross Suite. Our room was decorated in a modern style with small touches of antique furniture to reflect the history and original time period of the manor house. Though we were not in a castle, the color patterns of soft silver and gold made us feel like royalty. Take a look into our beautiful suite.

Our Muckross Suite had a large living room equipped with a flat screen tv, couch, a nook for suitcases, cherry wood furniture and a beautiful antique cheveret desk. The room was very open because of the floor to ceiling windows throughout the suite. We even had our own private balcony with views of the sunset behind the Tomies and Glena Mountains.

 

Our bedroom was also spacious. It had a gorgeous ottoman, a luscious bed comforter and the softest pillows. This was our favorite bed of our entire Ireland trip – so comfortable! The bedroom also included a round table and an adorable coffee cart that we could enjoy in the morning.

Junior Suite at Cahernane House Hotel. A boutique hotel in Killarney, Ireland.

 

The ensuite bathroom was cozier than our bedroom and living area. It had everything we needed – a single sink, toilet, shower and a relaxing full bathtub. We were also provided with complimentary Elemis amenities and bath robes to enjoy during our stay.

 

Dining Options

There are two dining options offered at Cahernane House Hotel – Herbert Restaurant and Cellar Bar. Herbert Restaurant is perfect for guests looking for a fine dining experience, whereas the Cellar Bar is for anyone looking for a more casual atmosphere.

 

Herbert Restaurant

The Herbert Restaurant has recently been awarded 2 AA Rosettes (an acclaimed UK and Ireland recognition of culinary excellence). The restaurant is led by Chef Eric Kavanagh who only uses the finest locally sourced seasonal produce. Guests are offered either a tasting menu or an a la carte menu every night from 6:30pm to 9pm.

The exquisite dishes executed at Herbert Restaurant are complimented with its luxurious interior design of the dining room. Beautiful silver curtains drape the windows that offer stunning views of the Tomies and Purple Mountains. There were also stunning crystal chandeliers hanging from the celling. Every detail brings a special touch to provide guests with a special dining experience.

 

Breakfast at Herbert Restaurant

Breakfast is included in the daily rate and is served between 8am and 10:30am every morning. Cahernane House Hotel offers guests a full Irish breakfast with a buffet-style cold selection of fresh fruit, charcuterie, cheese, yogurt, cereal and fruit juices. In addition, there is also a menu to order hot dishes of oatmeal porridge, omelette, traditional Irish breakfast, buttermilk pancakes and more.

 

Cellar Bar

The Cellar Bar is located in the original wine cellar of the manor’s basement. It has a warm and inviting atmosphere with leather seats along the wood and brick walls. Guests can enjoy a selection of some light fare, main courses and desserts. Some dishes include, monkfish, lamb burger, traditional Irish cottage pie and more. Of course, the Cellar Bar offers a wide range of beers, spirits and wines for guests. In addition to the liquid gold of Ireland (Guinness), Cellar Bar also has locally produced beers from the Killarney Brewing Company on draft. The bar is open daily from 1pm – 6pm, but can stay open late for guests.

 

Location

We love the location of Cahernane House Hotel. It is located on the edge of Killarney National Park and has a very country-esque feel. The privacy on the estate is relaxing and allows you to escape all the hustle and bustle of the city center. Though this boutique hotel in Killarney is in the countryside, it is not far from Killarney’s top destinations. Everything is a short drive away, or you can enjoy the complimentary bikes offered from Cahernane House Hotel.

  • Ten minute drive to Killarney’s city center
  • Ten minute drive to Torc Waterfall at Killarney National Park
  • Eight minute drive to Muckross House
  • Fourteen minute drive to Muckross Abbey
  • Eight minute drive to Ross Castle

Sunset at Cahernane House Hotel. A boutique hotel in Killarney, Ireland.

 

We cannot recommend this wonderful boutique hotel in Killarney enough. Not only did Cahernane House Hotel provide us with luxury accommodations, but they also had impeccable hospitality. The privacy and countryside atmosphere of the estate was the cherry on top of this amazing experience.

 

Cahernane House Hotel
Muckross Rd, Cahernane, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
+353 64 663 1895
https://www.cahernane.com

 

Cahernane House Hotel. A boutique hotel in Killarney, Ireland.

 

Christina + Adam

 

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38 COMMENTS

  • Kristie

    This sounds like a fantastic place. What amazing service! And what’s not to love about a place that leaves dessert in your room?

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      It was a very nice place. It had a homey feel to it. we really enjoyed the atmosphere.

  • Cassie

    How cute! This is everything I picture when I think of Ireland. Bucket list for sure!

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      It is a small picturesque property in the countryside. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Priya Florence Shah

    Ireland is on my bucket list and Killarney sounds absolutely charming. Definitely putting it on my travel itinerary.

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      You can definitely spend multiple days exploring Killarney. It is such a beautiful area.

  • Nives

    Ireland is on my bucket list. This place looks so charming and one of those where I would like to stay 🙂

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      Definitely consider this place when passing through Killarney. It is a beautiful area.

  • The Globetrotter Guys

    This place looks absolutely incredible! I LOVE the look of those chocolates, and that bathtub!!

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      A nice relaxing bath would be perfect here. The chocolates were divine.

  • rachelle

    The Cahernane House looks so quaint and a place that I could see myself being able to relax in. I love that it has such a rich history and is so old! That bathtub is so awesome!

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      The history is what drew us to it. We wish we had more time to stay and explore it more. It is a great property in a great area.

  • Alexander Popkov

    Loooks like a good place to stay. But above all, I like the places with the history. They bring something unique into a trip.

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      This property definitely has a lot of history. There are a lot of properties in Ireland that have great history.

  • Sue Davies

    Sounds like a great place and your photos of the food are very enticing. Loved the sunset photo as well.

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      We really enjoyed the breakfast! There is something nice about an irish breakfast.

  • Michelle

    Well first I just wanna say that I LOVE Killarney 😍 but this hotel looks so cute and cozy !! Maybe for my next visit 🙂

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      We really enjoyed the Killarney area. This property only added to the wonder of the area.

  • Mayuri

    Sounds like a fantastic place to stay! Love the room and the breakfast looks so delicious
    Great review guys!

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      The property was amazing. A lot of history here. The Irish breakfast was very nice

  • Jen

    All of these places look so cosy and welcoming! Will definitely have to check out Killarney

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      The Killarney area is very inviting and warm. The hotel only adds to the wonder of the area.

  • Phoebe

    Ireland is on my list! I love that this hotel has the old mansion feel. I’ve always wanted to stay in a mansion. I will look into this when we visit.

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      There is a lot of history with the property. The inside definitely felt like a mansion. The Killarney area is very nice.

  • Nerissa

    I’ve been to Dublin but would love to see more of Ireland. This place looks incredible and I’ve now added it to my bucket list! Thanks for sharing.

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      Killarney is not far from Dublin. You should definitely stay a couple nights here and enjoy Killarney.

  • Chloe

    What a cute place! Looks cozy and comfortable. I like boutique hotels.

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      We have stayed at boutique hotels more and more lately. We seem to be enjoying them more than regular hotels. This hotel is really nice and has a great history.

  • Shreya Saha

    That was a lovely stay in the beautiful boutique hotel. Even I prefer boutique hotel stays over usual hotel stays even if it is luxurious. Herbert families must have had a great life there. The Victorian style estate is a treat to the eyes. Hope you had a great time there.

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      We have definitely enjoyed boutique hotels over normal hotels. We can imagine how lovely their lives must have been living in that area.

  • Miss Filatelista

    This looks like a stunning place to stay! That bed though, wow!

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      My husband and I disagree on the comfort level but I think it was the most comfortable bed of our entire trip.

  • Jenny Ventura

    I have always wanted to go to Ireland, though I am not familiar with Killarney. That hotel does look incredible and very “old Ireland” – I would love to visit!

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      We definitely enjoyed the older side if Ireland and this property was amazing. You should definitely explore Killarney as it is a very inviting area.

  • Suma

    What a gorgeous place! The suite definitely takes you back in time, must have been an amazing experience to stay in a vintage style mansion. I’m totally sold on the sunset picture, it is simply stunning!

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      The suite was amazing. Totally took our breathe away. The whole area had amazing photo ops. Killarney is a beautiful area.

  • Carrie

    Well that definitely looks like an epic hotel experience. The desserts in the room are amazing, and that was so nice of the bell man to give you a ride into town! Hospitality like that is what makes travel so memorable, much more than the historic decor or the comfy bed.

    • oursweetadventures
      AUTHOR

      It was nice to be welcomed by desserts. We were extremely grateful to have the ride into town. We would never experience that anywhere else in the world. We definitely recommend this property.

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