"Fabulous hotel in beautiful setting"
We spent our first 3 of 8 nights in Ireland in the Park Hotel Kenmare and it was a fantastic start to our holiday. We had a slightly stressful journey from England, but as soon as we arrived we started to relax, and once we saw our beautiful, spacious room and its stunning views we knew everything would be all right! Following a delicious meal in The Terrace restaurant, we enjoyed a relaxing nightcap in the comfortable bar and slept like logs! It was a joy to wake up in the morning looking at the hills and hotel gardens, and after a hearty breakfast we enjoyed a fantastic 10k walk along part of the Ring of Kerry guided by the wonderful and multi-talented barman, John. His knowledge of the geography and history of the area was excellent, and he was a charming and fun guide. The lovely Louise and Kasia were also on hand to recommend other Kenmare restaurants and attractions, of which there are many, and we felt that we packed a huge amount into our 3 days. We would definitely go back to the Park Hotel, and found it a wonderful introduction to Ireland and Co Kerry, which is, incidentally, the most stunningly beautiful area. Everything exceeded our expectations. Thank you to all the staff - it was a great trip.