A 9-minute walk from the shores of Lough Leane, this posh 18th-century hotel within Killarney National Park is 6 km from the Ross Castle.
The luxe rooms come with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and DVD players, as well as designer toiletries, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suite add Nespresso machines, minibars and sitting areas, while upgraded suites have flat-screen TVs and separate living rooms. Room service is available 24/7.
Full Irish breakfast, parking and loaner bikes are complimentary. There's a formal restaurant, a laid-back cafe/bar and a traditional Irish pub. A spa features an indoor pool, an outdoor hot tub and a garden.
Bed and Breakfast (3 nights)
The luxurious 5-star Muckross Park Hotel and Spa is located in Killarney's National Park. It offers elegant air-conditioned rooms, the AA Rosette winner Yew Tree Restaurant, and Major Colgan's Gastropub.
The Spa is available to all residents in the hotel. The award-winning spa includes The Vitality Pool and Thermal Area, which guests over 18 can access complimentary. A range of treatments are available at a charge. The Spa recently won a World Luxury Award as Best International Spa 2011. The 20 yards Vitality Pool boasts hot tub jets and thermal currents, and is only available to guests over 18.
Deluxe, individually designed rooms have plush furnishings, bespoke furniture and luxurious fabrics. These spacious rooms feature a king-size bed, 24-hour room service, heated towel rail and soft towels, a drinks cooler, and a large en suite bathroom with bath and walk-in shower.
Major Colgan's Gastropub has beamed ceilings, open fires and regular live Irish music. Cocktails are served in the chic Monks lounge with its deep leather couches and wood panelled walls.
Killarney town is just 5 minutes’ away, and Lough Leane is a 10-minute walk away. The Atlantic coast can be reached in 30 minutes by car.