On the shores of Loch Lein, The Lake Hotel has magnificent mountain views. Just one mile from Killarney, the hotel has rooms with private bathrooms, a restaurant and an outdoor hot tub.

Rooms at the 4-star family-run hotel have bathtubs and shower. They also have satellite TVs, hair dryers and most rooms have countryside views, some have balconies.

Morning coffee is served in the Sun Lounge while traditional breakfasts are available in the dining room. Fine Irish cuisine is on the menu at Castlelough Restaurant which overlooks the gardens.

The Lake Hotel has been welcoming guests since 1820 and Queen Victoria stayed there in 1861. Wander down its ancient pathways to the ruins of the 12th-century McCarthy Mor Castle.

Enjoy a drink at the elegant Devil’s Punch Bowl Bar, which is named after a Lake on Mangerton Mountain which is visible from the bar.

This is our guests' favorite part of Killarney, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

The Lake Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Oct 29, 2006

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Killarney, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.7

Breakfast Info


Free private parking available at the hotel


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Property questions and answers
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  • Is there a balcony in the room?
    Not all our Lake View rooms have balconies, our Deluxe Lake View rooms all have balcony or terrace, please request balcony is special requests section..
    Answered on June 27, 2019
  • Hi, can you confirm breakfast options during corona virus (is buffet still an option or only breakfast in the room?) and also if spa/health center/tre..
    Hi, we confirm we are taking reservations for breakfast, our wellness center is fully open for our guests and all outdoor activities are available and..
    Answered on July 30, 2020
  • Are you having the bridge congress in september?
    Hi, thank you for your enquiry. We confirm we are not having a bridge congress in September.
    Answered on July 9, 2020
  • Is there a microwave and fridge in the room? We are traveling with an infant and need to store the infant food and reheat .
    Some of our Deluxe rooms have fridges, we do not have microwaves, but a porter will be happy to heat anything you need and bring it back to you.
    Answered on January 27, 2020
  • Hi is there a hot tub or jacuzzi in the room with view on the lake?
    Sorry for the delay in reply. We confirm we have an out door hot tub as part of our Wellness Center and this is free to use for all our guests, we als..
    Answered on January 14, 2021
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Hotel area info *
1 Restaurant On Site

    The Castlelough Restaurant

    Food: Irish

Amenities of The Lake Hotel Great facilities! Review score, 9.1
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Kids' meals
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Secure parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Fitness
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

The Lake Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 4:00 PM


7:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib upon request
13+ years
Extra bed upon request
€ 50 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express The Lake Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

All public areas of the hotel are nonsmoking.

Prepayment or Credit Card Pre- Authorization required upon arrival.

When booking 5 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements will apply.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

FAQs about The Lake Hotel

  • The Lake Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Fitness
    • Steam room
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area

  • The prices at The Lake Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at The Lake Hotel is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • The Lake Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • The Castlelough Restaurant

  • The Lake Hotel is 1.4 miles from the center of Killarney.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Lake Hotel by:

    • Car 25min

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Lake Hotel on this page.

  • Guests staying at The Lake Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Buffet

  • Room options at The Lake Hotel include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Triple