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Park Hotel Kenmare

Long established, traditional, warm

Shelbourne Street, Kenmare, Co. Kerry


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At a Glance

This quintessential Irish Manor is a highlight on any Ireland itinerary and should not be missed.

Indagare Loves

  • The hotel’s destination spa
  • The proximity to the quaint town of Kenmare, which has a number of great restaurants (Packies is a favorite)


Owned and run by brothers, the Park Hotel Kenmare is one of the most highly revered properties in Ireland. Built in the 1800s as a stopover hotel for Dubliners heading out to the seaside, the property has retained its sense of charm through both its impeccable service and its gentle modernization of original décor and furniture. Whatever you imagine a traditional Irish Country House looking and feeling like, the Park Kenmare is that.

The Relais and Châteaux property boasts 46 charming rooms and a destination Samas spa. From the plush carpet to the woodwork to the original antiques, each and every detail has been thought out. The rooms reflect the grandness of the house and fuse timeless elegance with modern luxuries.

Guests can enjoy golf, tennis, croquet, hiking, fishing and horseback riding. As the property is near the shore, boat cruises to Kenmare bay, deep-sea diving and fishing are also available. The town of Kenmare is a highlight with more restaurants than bars and many of them noted in the Michelin Guide. Be sure to book a treatment in the spa and a meal in the restaurant as the hotel’s on-property amenities are as special as those off property.

Who Should Stay

Couples or families with older children. Guests with young children may feel a bit awkward as the vibe is rather sophisticated.

Written by Indagare

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