The Europe Hotel & Resort
Directly on the edge of Killarney National Park and overlooking the famous lakes of County Kerry, The Europe Hotel & Resort is regarded as the most luxurious Killarney hotel and among the top hotels in Ireland. Elegant guestrooms with contemporary décor, lakeview dining, and luxurious ESPA spa treatments promise relaxation, while the nearby golf club, freshwater fishing, horse-riding, and tennis courts will keep you active and entertained. Sip a Guinness and share stories with the long-serving bar staff, follow their insider recommendations, and explore the area’s unique Irish charms.
- Stay in one of 187 guestrooms and suites with magnificent views of the lake or golf course
- Dine at The Brasserie, where award-winning chefs prepare Angus beef burgers and steaks on an open grill
- Sip an Irish Coffee by the fireplace in The Bar while listening to traditional folk music
- Indulge in a customized full- or half-day spa ritual at ESPA
- Tee off at sunrise at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club or one of the many nearby courses
- Roam the countryside along a designated walking path, or hire a jaunting car in Killarney for a more traditional approach to exploring Killarney National Park and the shores of Lough Leane
ESPA is one of the region’s most lavish spas, and with its serene setting by the lake, it is a picturesque place to relax, with complimentary indoor and outdoor vitality pools, an infinity edge pool, a saltwater pool, an ice fountain, sauna and steam rooms, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with Technogym equipment.
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With spectacular lake, garden, or golf course views, the 187 guestrooms and suites make the most of the hotel’s natural surroundings. Subtle color palettes and tartan armchairs create classic comforts, while minibars, Nespresso coffee machines, and deep soaking tubs add the kind of touches you want in a modern lakeside retreat. Suites are large, with oversized beds, balconies, and a separate living area, while family rooms have two bedrooms.
Services at The Europe Hotel & Resort are delivered with the distinctive warmth that the Irish are known for, offering a 24-hour room service, laundry, and complimentary parking, plus a concierge to help you refine the details of your trip.
Surrounded by the remarkable Irish countryside, the restaurants and bars at The Europe Hotel & Restaurant can be romantic or low-key, serving a hearty combination of traditional local cuisine and international fare. Curl up by the lounge’s crackling log fire in winter months, or dine alfresco on the terrace when the sun shines.
The Brasserie Bar & Restaurant – Choose between a casual patio or indoor dining for dramatic lake views and a seasonal menu of small plates, sandwiches, and pub-style food. Start off with the black pudding Scotch egg, then try the grilled steaks cooked before you on open-flames by the award-winning chefs.
Panorama Restaurant – With enviable views of lakes, mountains, and gardens, this is an exceptional place for breakfast or dinner, featuring a seasonally inspired menu (think roast loin Kerry lamb and Cromane oysters) and an excellent selection of aged farmhouse Irish cheeses served with oat bread.
Spa Café – Tasty light bites, salads, and sandwiches served in a lakeside café with a terrace make for a perfect place to meet with friends after a morning of pampering at ESPA.
Lounge – Socialize with coffee and a sandwich after a round of golf in this laid-back lounge bar decorated with 24-carat gold ceilings, crystal candlesticks, and Irish woven blankets.
The Bar – Stop here for a relaxing drink among the wood-paneled décor. Relax in oversized comfortable leather chairs while you reminisce on the day's activities.
Explore the grounds on horseback with a complimentary ride on one of the hotel’s gentle Haflinger ponies, or take a lakeside stroll to soak in the surrounding scenery. Head to the hotel’s private pier to spend an afternoon fishing for brown trout or salmon in the lake; the staff will happily cook your catch for dinner. Golf lovers relish Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, but if tennis is your game, there are two outdoor tennis courts at the hotel. Unwind in ESPA’s thermal suite, indulging in a holistic body ritual that uses essential oils and hot stones.
When you want to venture beyond the estate, the 26,000-acre Killarney National Park awaits. Wander down the many pathways to spot wildlife such as red deer. During the summer months, the charming town of Killarney hosts live music and street performers. To immerse yourself fully into the area’s history and natural beauty, take a guided horse-drawn carriage ride to see Ross Castle, Muckross House, or the towering Torc Waterfall.
The Europe Hotel & Resort
The Europe Hotel & Resort overlooks the largest lake in Killarney, Lough Lein, and is close to Killarney National Park. Killarney Golf & Fishing Club is adjacent to the hotel, while the center of town is about ten minutes by car.
Kerry Airport is 12 mi / 20 km away.
Cork International Airport is 58 mi / 93 km away.
Shannon Airport is 67 mi / 198 km away.
Killarney Railway Station connects the town with Dublin and is 4 mi / 7 km away.
The bus station is near the train station, about a 15-minute drive away.