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

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Guest reviews


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  • Paul
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great breakfast, beautiful setting, convenient location
  • Amanda
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The property was beautiful, clean and in great location for the parks.
  • Chris
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    We didn't get a lake view but our view was pleasant.
  • David
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Extremely comfortable and well managed hotel with very attentive staff. The fine dining offer was excellent, both in quality and value. There was a lovely atmosphere throughout the hotel in terms if its decor and furnishings with touches that...
  • Crystal
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The location, the cleanliness of the room, the comfort.
  • Debbie
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Lake view, private balcony, comfortable room, nice breakfast, charming hotel with beautiful grounds.
  • Vicky
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Excellent location in Killarney, we really enjoyed our stay with a amazing view from our hotel room, it’s breathtaking!
  • Elaine
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Beautiful yet relaxed. Lovely old world feel in the midst of natural beauty. The staff is excellent. The food is delicious. Steps from Killarney National Park.
  • Mark
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    This is a hotel in the grand style. The lobby and common rooms bespeak a bygone area of luxury and one can imagine guests walking about in formal attire. On certain days there is a pianist in the large foyer separating the dining rooms from the...
  • Casey
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Staff was wonderful, from front desk to pub and restaurant. The location was beautiful.

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 27 June 2019
  • Just wondering we are looking to book a table for Christmas day dinner is it possible to book with ye for dinner that day if not could ye recommend s..

    Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately we do not open over Christmas. However you might try The Brehon Hotel or The Great Southern Hotel
    Answered on 5 November 2019
  • Hello, myself and my partner are looking to book a 3 night stay in your beautiful hotel however the dates Oct 1st-4th are not available. Would it be p..

    Dear Erica & Philip, Thank you for your message. Unfortunately the hotel is fully booked on those dates but i will add you to the cancellation list. ..
    Answered on 10 September 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 9 July 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 14 January 2021
  • 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 30 July 2020
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • The Castlelough Restaurant
    • Cuisine

Amenities of The Lake Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • 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).
  • 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
  • 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

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 7:30 AM to 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.


When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash is not accepted The Lake Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

For bookings of 5 rooms or more contact hotel directly as different terms and conditions apply.
For long stays of 4 nights or more contact hotel directly.
Full payment is due on arrival.
All public areas of the hotel are nonsmoking.

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

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about The Lake Hotel

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

  • The Lake Hotel is 1.4 miles from the center of Killarney. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • 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.

  • Room options at The Lake Hotel include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Triple

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

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