Riverside Hotel Killarney

4 Star

Kerry, Killarney


Hotel description

Just outside Killarney town, overlooking the Flesk River against the backdrop of MacGillycuddy Reeks, the Riverside Hotel offers spacious comfortable bedrooms in plush surroundings.

Check In From

3:00 pm

Check Out Up To

12:00 am

Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description

The Riverside Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Area Description

With its three famous lakes and great mountain ranges, Killarney in County Kerry has been the inspiration of poets and painters over many centuries. The Killarney National Park is internationally renowned both for its scenic beauty and scientific interest. Added to the beauty of the three main lakes are many other lakes in the folds of the mountains, numerous picturesque cascades and, rising to the west of the valley, the peaks of MacGillicuddy's Reeks. 

Hotel Restaurant
  • Vegetarian options
  • Early bird menu
  • Lunch served
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
Things To Do In The Area
  • Museums
  • Horse racing
  • Lakes
  • Children play centres
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Horse riding
  • River fishing
  • Hill walking
  • Golfing
  • Night clubs
  • Shopping
  • Local sightseeing
  • Historical trails
  • Concert venues
  • Walking trails
  • Boat trips
  • Amusment arcades
  • Live music venues
  • Guided tours
  • Cycling
Hotel Guest Services
  • Baby sitting on request
  • Limited free parking
  • Free car parking
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Stationery
  • Natural daylight
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Spa treatments
Hotel Business Centre
  • Fax
  • Meeting rooms
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Weekend Entertainment
  • High season entertainment
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Cot available on request
  • Baby sitting service on request

Reviews for `Riverside Hotel Killarney`

Em scored 4 / 5 on 28/01/2020

Very nice hotel. No hairdryer in room. Staff very nice. Food very good but a little expensive. I would recommend and I would stay again.


The scored 5 / 5 on 06/11/2019

We had an amazing break. This started at the Reception Desk, we were welcomed and given our room. The room was compact however it was lovely. The real strength of the hotel lies with the Staff and the Food. We went for dinner later that evening in The Bacchus Room Restaurant. First of all, we were very impressed with the staff, there were lots of young people with great manners and communication skills. The dinner was just delicious, we had Lemon Sole and Salmon, both dishes were so tasty. We went out in the town that night and had a great time in the Grand. The next morning, we had a Great Breakfast, where everything was just freshly cooked. This makes such a difference. Great Staff again came to the fore in the morning. Thank You to the Riverside Hotel for a truly Lovely Break.


Michael scored 5 / 5 on 21/09/2019

My wife and I stsyed 4 night's in the Riverside Hotel. We found that this hotel was excellent with breakfast and dinner of a very high standard. Could not Fault Bedrooms and accommodation.All staff gave very good service and where very friendly. I would highly recommend this Hotel


Cliona scored 5 / 5 on 02/01/2019

We stayed here over the Christmas period recently and were very happy with the hotel and would definitely stay again. When we arrived in our room I was disappointed as the bed was a double and as I find it difficult to sleep I went to reception to enquirer if it was possible to get a room with a bigger bed. The lady on the reception desk could not have been more helpful and a room with a super king size bed became available immediately without any extra cost! And what a comfy bed it was; great nights sleep. Staff are lovely and friendly. Looking forward to returning.


Martin scored 5 / 5 on 11/08/2017

Lovely hotel in a great location - would gladly recommend and will stay there again


Joleen scored 5 / 5 on 13/12/2016

Hotel was perfect.no complaints what so ever..comfortable and very very clean.the staff were amazing and we had a great weekend.would definately stay here again


Audrey scored 1 / 5 on 17/11/2016

Hotel was clean, bed wasn't a bit conformable, and o my god the food in the restaurant was not nice. 4 of us eat in the restaurant and none of us liked the food!!!!!!


Jean scored 5 / 5 on 22/09/2016

Bon rapport qualité prix, très bien situé, proche du centre ville sans les nuisances.


Maria scored 3 / 5 on 12/04/2016

Despite a request on Booking for a disability room and cot in 2nd room, these were not provided. When I pointed out to the Receptionist on duty about the disability room, her answer was all the rooms are disability access with wide doors and low baths. I'm sorry but this is not accepted standard for a disability access. You need proper walk in showers to take wheelchair/rollators plus proper hand rails to classify a disability bathroom. Hotel please take note. We decided not to pursue with the cot as the room given was quite small to take one. Also, there seemed to be a problem with supplying a top-up toilet roll. in our room. Duvets on beds were quite heavy and rooms very warm despite turning off radiator at wall. The one evening meal included in our stay was awful. Dried overcooked salmon plus steak which was well overdone. Also choice on menu was poor with extra charge supplement required on most main courses. Overall, the hotel foyer was lovely and we encountered one Waitress in the Restaurant who was exceptional. Maria Colgan.


Carol scored 3 / 5 on 14/03/2016

Really enjoyed our nights stay. The hotel was nice and comfortable and the staff were very friendly. Four of us stayed and the only drawback that we found was that the menu for the evening meal didn't have much choice and the food that we did get wasn't great. (none of the four of us are fussy!!!!). Breakfast was nice in the morning though.


Corey scored 4 / 5 on 08/03/2016

Lovely hotel and in a great spot, just a 10 minute walk from the Killarney town.


Jomac scored 1 / 5 on 02/02/2016

A group of 8 of us stayed there recently for a 70th birthday. We had put alot of time and effort in to making sure everything was going to be right and had thought we had made the right decision in booking this hotel how wrong we were were. From start to finish it was a diaster..There was a problem with one of the rooms in the booking thought dinner was inckuded but it wasnt but before we were even seated for dinner got acosted 3 times by staff members even when we sat down same thing it got really embarssing and uncomfortable as this was supposed to bea soecial occasion and thought this could be handled more discreetly not in front of 7 other people..I even went out to the girl on rececption and told her to put the extra 2 meals on our room but just as meal was finished was forced to pay there and then , so unprofessional. The meal was awful 3 lamb shanks were ordered and sent back you couldn't even cut through them there were like leather..veg was hard and potatoes werent much better , it was sat night a few eating in the restaurant i wonder why..We had asked for the birthday cake to come out with the teas and coffees and they forgot. We were all so disappointed couldnt wait to leave the next morning. We did complain as we were leaving she wrote a couple of lines down and took our number still waiting on a phonecall , they obviously couldnt care less as more unfortunate people will probaly have the same experience as us...Stay well clear of this hotel so wish we never booked it...


Babarocos scored 4 / 5 on 16/12/2015

Always a nice place to stay. Frequent visitor to Killarney and you can't beat it for comfort, value and location.


Keith scored 5 / 5 on 08/12/2015

very nice hotel ,staff very friendly ,good food pity there is no leisure club or pool will stay again


Catriona scored 4 / 5 on 23/11/2015

The Hotel was very warm and comfortable, staff excellent. The only hiccup related to the overuse of brocolli and courgettes (sliced greens) in both the Thai Red Curry and the Stir Fry perhaps the chef should use a little more inagination. Otherwise an enjoyable stay.


Edel scored 5 / 5 on 17/11/2015

We had a lovely stay. Room was spacious and clean. Staff were friendly and helpful and the lobby area was really cosy with an open fire. It is just outside Killarney town. But we walked in and it only took ten minutes. Breakfast was excellent and cooked to order. We would definitely return.


Deborah scored 4 / 5 on 17/11/2015

Overall good as the rooms were clean, reasonable size and it is in a good location on the main Muckross road. Wouldn't necessarily say it was 4 star, not a huge amount of facilities, not sure where their spa/treatment area was, restaurant was the most dated area and was not even 3 star standard. Staff were friendly, reception/lounge and bar area was nice. Bar prices were quite expensive. Lift was a bit noisy and interior decoration was scuffed and torn.


Susan scored 3 / 5 on 17/11/2015

We stayed there as we were goin to a concert in the INEC, hotel was ideal location walking distance to the INEC.....Hotel was lovely, staff were so friendly and helpful. Rooms were nice.....food wasn't great.


Macsire scored 4 / 5 on 27/10/2015

If you book this hotel with fair and reasonable expectations, you'd have no reason to be disappointed. The rooms are unremarkable but fine, bar area quiet, breakfast was good, cooked to order a definite plus. Plenty of parking, 10 to 15 min walk to town centre


Reviewer48659326 scored 5 / 5 on 20/10/2015

Great hotel, great value, great staff


Ann scored 3 / 5 on 30/09/2015

Lovely Lobby, open fire all day, Very Clean hotel. Bar not very inviting, not great atmosphere. Restaurant staff friendly , but ensured we knew we were on a" Lidl break "and could only pick from Early Bird menu. Breakast excellent, buffet for cereal etc but full irish served to table, lovely touch. Rooms were spotless, though old brown furniture gave it an old feel. Central location no problem to get to any area ie town, national park etc. Would stay again and would recommend.


Ann scored 5 / 5 on 25/09/2015

We had a fantastic stay, the staff we're so welcoming, friendly u couldn't ask for more, they room was everything we wanted, clean, fresh, food was excellent, great choice both for our evening meal


John scored 5 / 5 on 20/09/2015

excelent small hotel in walking distance of killarney town. Open fire lighting every night in the lobby made it very romantic for a night cap. Very clean and modern with frendly staff. The food is excelent with wild rabbit and foul to be had on the menue


Stephanie scored 5 / 5 on 30/08/2015

Lovely hotel we got a warm welcome, The food was lovely staff very helpful.Would stay there again.


Mobrien scored 4 / 5 on 26/08/2015

a very welcoming hotel, rooms spacious and clean , food excellent. decor relaxing seating in restaurant a little dated.


Reviewer89978004 scored 3 / 5 on 26/08/2015

My wife and I spent one night in Riverside Hotel on Sunday 23rd August in room 222. I am glad I only booked one night. The menu for dinner was terrible very poor selection and quality of food very bad. If you are looking for a good meal steer clear. will never put foot in this hotel again. I would give this hotel one star. a@e Ward


Pierre scored 4 / 5 on 22/08/2015

Staff friendly and helpful, breakfast very good. Will stay here again.


Elizabeth scored 5 / 5 on 12/07/2015

Loved every minute. Super relaxing with great staff. We'l be back soon


Sharon scored 5 / 5 on 10/07/2015

Stayed in the Riverside Hotel for a Family 3 night break in early July. We had a large group of 8 adults & 7 small children & we couldn't have asked for more. The Staff in the hotel were second to none, they couldn't have done enough for us. The Food in the restaurant was top class & the breakfast was so nice with any amount & variety of food for fussy children & hungry adults. I would highly recommend this hotel to any Family looking for a break away in Killarney.


Martina scored 4 / 5 on 29/06/2015

We enjoyed a recent trip to the Riverside Hotel, staff were extremely friendly, courteous and efficient. Our room was nice, clean and bright and had all the accessories required for a short stay. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast and really liked their healthy options. The dinner menu was quite limited especially on our first evening and when I requested the fish to be pan-fried instead of deep-fried in batter, the chef declined my request, which was a pity as I had to change to another choice. I was disappointed as it takes only a few minutes to pan-fry a piece of cod! Overall we enjoyed our stay and would return as it is very conveniently situated. Another point I would like to make is that the reception staff request full payment on arrival, it is the only hotel known to us that make this request, when I mentioned it to them, they said it was to ease queue at check-out but we saw none during our stay. We checked out at 11.30am and we were alone with no queue in sight!!!!


Globezila scored 3 / 5 on 07/06/2015

Nice Hotel, good location. Breakfast buffet and Full Irish served to table is a lovely treat. Restaurant could be a bit more inviting for dinner. Menu for dinner a bit limited but food was ok. Over all a good value for money break.


Audrey scored 4 / 5 on 02/05/2015

Hi Enjoyed our stay recently. Reception area was spotless Bedrooms were clean Breakfast was nice Bar could be freshened up a bit , found it a bit tired Bar & reception staff very friendly


Stamfie scored 4 / 5 on 28/04/2015

Everything was great except for the tour groups booked in for the 4 nights of our stay. We were not able to choose our meal times as the toursgot priority. Had to wait 40 mins for our hot breakfast on the last morning, as the staff were giving the tour priority. We are regulars and felt let down even though it is the likes of us who kept the hotel going through the hard times.


Maggie scored 5 / 5 on 14/04/2015

Fantastic hotel. Food was amazing. Recommend to all


Sue scored 3 / 5 on 14/04/2015

We had a nice stay in this hotel. However it was a little dated, not the standard of other four star hotels. Everything seemed clean but just old, especially the bathroom. No water offered in the room, and only very basic toiletries, that kind of thing. The food was only ok, I would recommend going in to eat in Killarney town. However the staff were friendly and as we got a very good price on the room I think it was worth what we paid. It's a little too far out to walk into Kilarney town at night so we got a taxi. Very close to the ring of Kerry, Torc waterfall etc.


Margaret scored 5 / 5 on 10/03/2015

Had a FAB Stay


G scored 4 / 5 on 14/01/2015

Lovely rooms, very comfortable, very friendly staff good location walking distance to Inec and town. I will definitely stay again have stayed 3 times already. Dining area could do with a bit of a decor revamp especially the entrance lacks in the impressive factor compared to gorgeous lobby, food was good, not amazing but good. This place cannot be beaten for quality, price and location in Killarney. I highly recommend it.


James scored 1 / 5 on 21/07/2014

Never got the chance to stay there, was moved to another Hotel at opposite side of town, Hotel must have sold the rooms for a higher price. Not a happy camper. Regards James.


Borders1 scored 4 / 5 on 23/06/2014

This is a good hotel and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. Breakfast was excellent and dinner was fine. The dining room is a little dark and I did not understand why the curtains were closed on a lovely summer evening. We were handed the inclusive dinner menu only and the main course choices were a little limited. Staff were excellent and service too. I was disappointed to find the pictures of seating beside the river were actually taken in the public park next door and not in the hotel grounds, which consists of car parking only. We enjoyed our stay and had a lovely time.


Barry scored 5 / 5 on 16/06/2014

We enjoyed our stay there. It lives up to it's 4* rating. i would definitely stay there again. Just at the right distance to the town too.


Maurice scored 4 / 5 on 12/05/2014

Comfortable hotel and very helpful and friendly staff. Food good but could do with more menu changes. Double beds comfortable but small (4ft 6in). Some issues with wifi.


Michael scored 3 / 5 on 28/04/2014

On arrival, we were given a room that had not been made up / cleaned. The receptionist sent up a woman ( housekeeper) who showed us to another room that had not been cleaned out (This was circa 4.00.pm) On the third attempt and on a different floor, she found us a room that appeared to have set up for new guests. ON closer inspection, there was a layer of dust, stained carpets and no fan in the ensuite. After leaving our luggage, I adjourned to the bar only to be served a pint of Carlsberg, that was "off


John scored 5 / 5 on 24/04/2014

GREAT WEEKEND STAFF BRILLANT FOOD LOVELY . BEDROOM LOVELY


Alan scored 4 / 5 on 24/04/2014

Hotel staff and meal were excellent,beds were lovely and comfortable and the temp of the room was just appropriate,all in all avery pleasant stay,thank to you to the riverside manager and his staff and thank you lidl for an excellent affordable break


Tony scored 5 / 5 on 23/04/2014

we had a lovely break hotel staff were very helpful.food was exellant. we dined at the hotel on both nights.we had a very relaxing couple of days .we are back there again in october.


J scored 5 / 5 on 22/04/2014

great hotel, will be back


Brian scored 4 / 5 on 15/04/2014

Very nice hotel overlooking a river hence the name. Great value and great location within walking distance of Killarney Town. Would have no hesitation staying there again. Nice clean quiet room and very nice breakfast with great choice. Loses a star in my opinion as room we had was a ground floor room overlooking the car park when a more elevated room overlooking the river would have been appreciated, we had no reason to complain given the competitive room rate we got. Bed adequate but not the most comfortable I have spelt in.


Ann scored 5 / 5 on 09/04/2014

The hotel is beautiful. The room was spacious and spotless. The breakfasts were delicious as was the dinner. I would definitely stay there again!! The staff were very friendly,curtious and helpful.


Tony scored 4 / 5 on 29/03/2014

I have stopped in literally hundreds of hotels in many countries. The staff here were second to none, the food was way above expectations, the décor was perfect for me. The location for Killarney was perfect and I had a lovely view looking out over the river. I used the hotel for a mini break and the hotel was perfect for that need and in fact would be perfect for longer stays and business use. I would recommend this hotel to everybody without reservation.


Terry scored 4 / 5 on 19/03/2014

Our stay in the Riverside Hotel was a pleasant experience. From the moment we arrived we were made welcome. The rooms are comfortable and very clean, just a short distance from Killarney town centre and a stroll away from Killarney National Park. Our package included a 2 course evening meal which in the context of what we paid for the overall stay was excellent value. Breakfast is a feast offering everything from the traditional irish to fruit , cereals cheese etc. I would highly recommend the Riverside Hotel for a break and will certainly make a return visit.


Edward scored 1 / 5 on 18/03/2014

Unfortunately we were unable to go to Killarney last Saturday night ,, We were unaware that under the terms and conditions of the booking that we should have cancelled our booking 3 days earlier , so we got an telephone call on Saturday night saying that we would be charged full rate for the night even though we DIDN'T go to the hotel . To say that we were displeased is an understatement . rating NO STAR


Wex scored 2 / 5 on 18/03/2014

Nice hotel and really enjoyed our stay but the food was very poor. We had a meal in the restaurant one evening as part of the package and the pork was overcooked and inedible. Very disappointing.


Cathy scored 4 / 5 on 13/03/2014

Very pleasant staff and helpful. The carpet in the room we were in needs to be cleaned and it would be great if the bathroom had a fan. Great service, great dining room and great location


Sjt scored 5 / 5 on 12/03/2014

Nice hotel. Pity no pool or jacuzzi/sauna. The pool next door is very disappointing. Very nice rooms and the food was exceptional. Thanks


Billie scored 5 / 5 on 07/03/2014

The hotel was lovely, really comfortable and the food was fab. All the staff were really nice and accommodating, and the hotel is located only minutes from the town. It was an excellent stay, will def be back!


Reviewer61316434 scored 5 / 5 on 05/03/2014

had a brilliant weekend in the riverside hotel. staff were lovely will definitely be back


Angi scored 5 / 5 on 05/03/2014

Had a fab 2 days, food was great, beautiful hotel staff could not do enough for us.Will be back, Would recommend to everyone


Cath scored 5 / 5 on 24/02/2014

Enjoyed overnight stay in Riverside Hotel. Hotel is immaculate, friendly staff and comfortable room. Had meal in bar, only suggestion would be more chips less fish! Breakfast was good. Will return.


Lisa scored 5 / 5 on 06/02/2014

Enjoyed our stay,have been many times would highly recommend. Food great,staff lovely.


Murtagh6 scored 5 / 5 on 04/02/2014

Great stay at the Riverside. Checked in early around 1230 and our room was ready. Room was spotless and spacious. Had lunch in the bar with afew drink nice atmosphere, food was excellent and service was first class from Christy. Staff were very helpful with local info and were very friendly. Overall was happy with our stay and would defenitly return to the Riverside.


Louise scored 4 / 5 on 18/12/2013

Lovely hotel, friendly staff, good breakfast & nice clean rooms. My only criticism would be that I found the set menu very limited for dinner as some of the dishes were very complicated/unusual, however the chocolate fondant was divine!!


Orla scored 4 / 5 on 14/12/2013

Very friendly staff, good food and nice rooms.


Monica scored 4 / 5 on 10/12/2013

We had a lovely stay at the Riverside Hotel with a beautiful spacious room which was really comfortable. The staff were lovely and friendly and the food was fab there. There was a great choice for breakfast which would suit everyone. Atmosphere in the hotel was lovely and relaxed and it was nice to see the books and the games for kids and adults to chill out to in the lobby.Will def stay there again


Kathleen scored 4 / 5 on 09/12/2013

To whom it concerns i stayed at the riverside and had a very pleasant stay , the staff were very helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and very warm. the food in the bar was very good. would stay there again


Reviewer80799329 scored 5 / 5 on 05/12/2013

Absolutely lovely hotel. Relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. Good food and friendly helpful staff. Will definitely return.


Lor scored 4 / 5 on 03/12/2013

We had a girls night away at this hotel and it was great. The rooms were spotless and the beds were super comfortable. We had a very enjoyable dinner in the restaurant and breakfast was also lovely. We relaxed by the fire in the lobby with a glass of wine and just had a really relaxing stay. Would totally recommend as it was great value for money.


Andrew scored 5 / 5 on 19/11/2013

Nice "elegant-old style" room. I liked the hot water being extra hot [some hotels have luke warm 'hot' water. I enjoyed their selection of board games [that we used extensively :) ].


Noel scored 5 / 5 on 03/11/2013

Spent two nights here last week with my wife. Everything about this hotel is top notch. Food, staff, accomadation, location, everything was perfect. Would highly recommend this hotel and we will be back for sure.


Alan scored 3 / 5 on 01/11/2013

Stayed for 2 nights on 4or 5 occassions never had any problems. nice hotel friendly staff good food . But This Time The Dinner Menu For LIDL Guests Was Different To The Hotel Menu...And It Was Not A Very Good Menu.....


Theresa scored 3 / 5 on 31/10/2013

i have been on a few lidil breaks now the hotel was lovely the only gripe i have is that when we went for our dinner we got a different menu to anybody that wasnt on the lidil breaks. The menu we got had very little choice on it for main course. Now this never happened before in any other hotel. It just made us feel like we were second class citizen.


Graham scored 4 / 5 on 31/10/2013

Accommodation was superb, friendly staff,rooms were very clean and tidy, well worth another visit in the near future.


Noreen scored 5 / 5 on 22/10/2013

This hotel stay was just brilliant. Hotel itself is gorgeous, food was outstanding and service was amazing! I would definitely recommend it and will return.


Kevin scored 2 / 5 on 14/10/2013

Stayed on Thursday 10th - Saturday 12th October 2013 Room 208 Great location, lobby/bar area modern and clean, full irish brekfast was very good And promptly served. Downside of this hotel was the bedroom. Clock radio on the bedside locker had about 10 years of dirt engrained in it. The room looked like it hadnt been dusted in days. The extractor fan for the shower was blocked with lumps of dust!!! The sink rim silicone was covered in mildew. The seal around the bedroom window was broken, leading to a draughty night and early morning wake up due to traffic noise, the window may as well have been open !! Overall happy with the location,lobby area and service but very disappointed with room 208.


Trish scored 2 / 5 on 11/10/2013

Dear Riverside hotel, on sat the 28th of September I was 10 years married, my mother was 75 so as a surprize our whole family got together and decided 2 stay in Killarney because we love it down there, my mother and sister stayed for 2 nites ans 10 others arrived on sat afternoon. It was a fabulous wend the staff were so nice and friendly we thouroughly enjoyed it. But on sunday am at about 7am the door 2 our room was opened by a member of staff and a naked man was allowed into our room , I was deeply upset about it and brought it to the attention of the reception staff, But I feel nothing was done about it and I am truely sad about it. As I said we had alovely time before it all happened. I would like an apology from the Hotel as I hope to visit Killarney again soon before the Christmas period. thanks Trish


Brid scored 4 / 5 on 01/10/2013

I stayed in the riverside hotel in Killarney for 1 night and would highly recommend this hotel. The staff very very polite, helpful nad courteous. The rooms were very clean and nicely decorated. We had lunch in the bar and it was very good value and tasty, no complaints about our stay. Would go back.


Btobin scored 3 / 5 on 19/09/2013

Stayed here for one night while attending a wedding in Killarney. Location is excellent and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The room was comfortable but the towels in the bathroom were a bit worn and old.


Reviewer83945075 scored 4 / 5 on 17/09/2013

The hotel was perfectly located and the main receiption area with open fire very inviting. All the staff we met were extremely helpful and friendly. The food was very good especially the breakfast. The curtains in our room could do with replacing as they appeared to have shrunk and the hook at one end missing. Overall a lovely hotel and I'll definately be back.


Orla scored 3 / 5 on 08/09/2013

nice hotel, excellent food but just a bit of a distance to walk to town in the evening. would stay again!


Anne scored 5 / 5 on 03/07/2013

This is a beautiful hotel .really enjoyed our stay.Very clean and bright. we had a lovely vegetarian dinner and breakfast and it was great to have soya milk available for breakfast and for a cappuccino,i will definitely be recommending this hotel to all my friends especially my veggie ones.


Peter scored 4 / 5 on 02/07/2013

We had a lovely break here lately and we were very pleased with everything. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the food was good and the location is convenient for Muckross House and the Ring of Kerry. We will go here again.


Denis scored 4 / 5 on 01/07/2013

Stayed overnight lovely hotel bar food good staff very helpful would have no problem staying again


Emmanuel scored 5 / 5 on 19/06/2013

This is an addendum to my review sent to you on 6/6/13- when we went to the restaurant for our meal, I asked if we could upgrade to the A la carte menu-and I was told there was no problem-for 10 euro a head and it was beautiful


Angela scored 4 / 5 on 15/06/2013

I stayed 3 nights beautiful hotel, food fantastic, service first class. But every-time we came into the dinning room we were told that we were on a Lidl Break and only could have 2 courses from the Lidl dinner menu, we knew this already and didn't need reminding each evening. Angela


Emmanuel scored 5 / 5 on 06/06/2013

lovely hotel-we stayed there in April Staff very friendly food great and our room was nice-and quiet-will go again


Moll scored 3 / 5 on 05/06/2013

Loved this hotel. Stayed there before and recommended and brought friends with us this time. Staff could not be more obliging or nicer to us. Breakfast was lovely, quite adequate and the value we got with our Lidl break was great. Dinner however was a total disaster. We did say it to a staff member and they were very attentive to us and wanted to replace our meals but the damage was done and we declined. I would still stay at this hotel again, but would never take the dinner package again no matter what good value it was.


Mary scored 4 / 5 on 12/05/2013

Great hotel staff very helpful,food excepional. Brilliant hotel if you motorbike as the parking is in full view of reception.


Vivienne scored 4 / 5 on 29/04/2013

I had a marvelous stay in Killarney at the Riverside Hotel. Wonderful interiors, very good service and some excellent dining too. Very reasonably priced for a lovely hotel. Well worth a visit.


Guest69 scored 3 / 5 on 23/04/2013

Room was very nice. Package dinner was on the cheap side with very limited selection - main course reminiscent of fast food served on proper plates. There was no option to upgrade e.g. to a steak for an additional charge. Would definitely recommend for B&B only.


B scored 3 / 5 on 18/04/2013

stayed 13/04/13 excellent clean hotel reception staff extremley friendly and helpful , bedrooms spacious and comfortable about a 10-15 min walk from town centre of town or 5-7 euro for a taxi would definatley visit again.


Stephen scored 4 / 5 on 16/04/2013

We recently stayed at the Riverside Hotel Killarney, the value for money on 3 nights b&b and 3 dinners was excellent. The Hotel accomodation was very good the staff were very friendly and helpful.Hotel was clean and tidy as were the rooms. We have recommended both Lidl breaks and the Hotel to friends and anyone reading this. Thank you.


Emmanuel scored 4 / 5 on 10/04/2013

lovely hotel food very good staff very friendly-especially Senna,ideally situated from town


Bos0863518161 scored 5 / 5 on 03/04/2013

We enjoyed very well


Catherine scored 4 / 5 on 11/03/2013

Very enjoyable stay! Lovely spottlessly clean hotel. Great food. Well recommended.


E scored 4 / 5 on 26/02/2013

Recently stayed at the Riverside with my wife, plesant fast service on check-in, lobby was bright, warm, and very clean. Had some food in the bar, service was quiet good, food was average,Bedroom spaceious and well equipt, happy with the cleanlyness. Overall good expierence.


Caroline scored 4 / 5 on 15/02/2013

Lovely spacious rooms, very comfortable and staff very friendly, would definitely recommend


Bernie scored 4 / 5 on 14/02/2013

had a brillant stay at the riverside hotel in killarney. The staff were so friendly and helpful.. We had dinner in hotel the first night it was great .. Breakfast the next day was good too great variety of food.. we booked a facial for sunday which was no hassle .. would recommend anyone staying there and intend to go back again its about 5-10 minutes walk from town centre .. taxi called and arrived within 5 mins .. great service by all the staff


Mary scored 4 / 5 on 05/02/2013

Very good


Srcgl scored 2 / 5 on 30/11/2012

room was very noisy. Kitchen extractors right out our window started at 8 am on a sunday morning. Dinner was less than avarage. 45 minutes wait for main course.10 Euro steak supplement, abit much I believe. Staff in all departments were lovely but will not stay or recommend as there are better out there.


B.noctor scored 2 / 5 on 16/11/2012

The hotel was clean and presentable but the food was really terrible, on the first night we ordered the dinner which came with the packet and we were given a single menu which was seperate from the legitimate one, the meat was two thin slices of roast beef that was hard and reheated, it was served with pureed potatoes which was the texture of baby food and tasteless, the dessert was undercooked and aslo tasteless. I complained to the manager but he just nodded and walked away. The next night we bought food from the bar and the burgers were rancid, so all we could eat were chips and we were charged the grand price of 30 Euro for this displeasure! As for the breakfast, it was just about enough to keep hunger at bay for about thirty minutes, there was no buffet for the cooked breakfast so we were given one rasher of bacon, one sausage, one egg. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone nor would I recommend a Lidl break to anyone.


Pat scored 4 / 5 on 18/10/2012

Very enjoyable experience, great value, friendly staff, modern hotel.


Reviewer75375469 scored 3 / 5 on 17/10/2012

I booked the hotel for a girls quiet night in Killarney on a Friday night. Firstly the staff were very friendly and as we had arrived early, we were able to check in ahead of time. The wait staff couldn't do enough. The room was fine but there was a faint smell of cigarette smoke so it appeared that some previous guest had been smoking in the room. We didn't complain about this to the front desk. I was hesitant about eating in the hotel for dinner as the reviews were not so positive. Unfortunately the reviews were accurate. I was concerned about my main course and sent it back to the kitchen for review as I felt it wasn't quite right. The waitress advised that the chef had said that it was cooked as it should be but offered me an alternative. I declined. They promised an extra big dessert, which I received and the manager also removed the main course from our bill. So again, I could not fault the staff in the hotel. Overall, very positive feelings about the staff, but serious concerns about the food from the restaurant.


Dee scored 2 / 5 on 16/10/2012

Would not rate this hotel as a 4 star,the rooms very basic and old fashioned,loads of dust on headboard of bed,the shower was shocking,asked for a room with a view as it stated many rooms overlooking the river flesk i got a lovely view of the carpark and hotel kitchen!If i hung my head out the window far enough i would of seen the river alright...The only upside was breakfast was lovely great choice and a nice hot breakfast.Overall it would be a 2 star plus,if i had my time over would not of stayed there,im a bit disappointed with the experience :(


Shell scored 4 / 5 on 16/10/2012

Stayed here for a weekend had a wedding in kilarney and the riverside is less than 5 minute drive from town centre. I cannot fault this hotel you are made so welcome by all the staff they are so friendly. Breakfast menu very good too. Thanks for a wonderful stay, will be back again.


Kate scored 5 / 5 on 11/10/2012

lovely hotel, staff are so nice helpful and friendly. we ate int restaurant and the food was lovely, room was clean and comfortable. would definitely stay here again. thanks everyone for a lovely weekend


Stamfie scored 3 / 5 on 09/10/2012

At the time of booking I requested a quiet room, only to find that we had been given a room at the front of the hotel, which is fronting a very busy Muckross Road. The following morning we asked if a quiet room could be made available the receptionist expressed surprise that we found the room noisy but proceeded to arrange a "quieter" room and we were given a road at the back of the hotel, which was quiet from a traffic point of view, but the extractor fan system was outside our window, the delivery trucks and bin trucks made their deliveries and collections as early as 5.30am and left their engines running. So take it that there is not a quiet room in the hotel. As we were on a dinner package the menu was very limited, but I guess you get what you pay for. Food could have been hotter at times. The piped music in the restaurant, bar and lobby was loud at times, extremely repetitive and most annoying. Marisa and Thomas( restaurant staff) were very helpful and friendly.


Stamfie scored 3 / 5 on 09/10/2012

At the time of booking I requested a quiet room, only to find that we had been given a room at the front of the hotel, which is fronting a very busy Muckross Road. The following morning we asked if a quiet room could be made available the receptionist expressed surprise that we found the room noisy but proceeded to arrange a "quieter" room and we were given a road at the back of the hotel, which was quiet from a traffic point of view, but the extractor fan system was outside our window, the delivery trucks and bin trucks made their deliveries and collections as early as 5.30am and left their engines running. So take it that there is not a quiet room in the hotel. As we were on a dinner package the menu was very limited, but I guess you get what you pay for. Food could have been hotter at times. The piped music in the restaurant, bar and lobby was loud at times, extremely repetitive and most annoying. Marisa and Thomas( restaurant staff) were very helpful and friendly.


Stamfie scored 3 / 5 on 09/10/2012

At the time of booking I requested a quiet room, only to find that we had been given a room at the front of the hotel, which is fronting a very busy Muckross Road. The following morning we asked if a quiet room could be made available the receptionist expressed surprise that we found the room noisy but proceeded to arrange a "quieter" room and we were given a road at the back of the hotel, which was quiet from a traffic point of view, but the extractor fan system was outside our window, the delivery trucks and bin trucks made their deliveries and collections as early as 5.30am and left their engines running. So take it that there is not a quiet room in the hotel. As we were on a dinner package the menu was very limited, but I guess you get what you pay for. Food could have been hotter at times. The piped music in the restaurant, bar and lobby was loud at times, extremely repetitive and most annoying. Marisa and Thomas( restaurant staff) were very helpful and fridendly.


Brian scored 5 / 5 on 09/10/2012

Very Friendly staff, lovely rooms, lovely hotel all round. Nice location too, just 10 minute walk from the town centre


Máire scored 4 / 5 on 08/10/2012

My partner and I are just back from a 2 night stay at the Riverside. The Hotel was clean, comfortable and the staff were friendly. Breakfast was lovely, other than that we didn't dine in the hotel so I can't offer an opinion on the restaurant. It was good value for money.


Mary scored 5 / 5 on 02/10/2012

We stayed in the Riverside Hotel last weekend and it was very nice. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was very nice as well. The only thing would have to say is it would be nice if there was some entertainment in the evenings in the hotel. We would not have to got out to other establishments for music. On that note all I will say is we will be back for another Llidl break it is well worth it. five star rating.


Karen scored 5 / 5 on 26/09/2012

The Riverside Hotel was gorgeous, the staff were extremely helpful and very nice. Our room was very nice and comfortable. I would definitely do Lidl breaks again with Riverside.


J scored 4 / 5 on 11/09/2012

Having just returned from a Saturday night stay at thr Riverside Hotel Killarney we have been once more completely satisfied by this fabulous hotel which never fails to deliver. Firstly Rosa on reception was extremely helpful, our room was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Most importantly the breakfast on Sunday morning was cooked to perfection. The genuine friendliness of all the staff here is something that other hotels should consider copying. This was our third overnight in Killarney this year and again for value, friendliness, proximity to the town and comfort I would not look beyond the Riverside. Thanks again to all the staff and ope to see you all shortly. The O' Connells (Room 306).


Sylvia scored 5 / 5 on 09/09/2012

just back from 2 great nights in Riverside Hotel.Staff really helpful and friendly.Food excellent.Would definatly recommend this hotel.


Jacinta scored 4 / 5 on 04/09/2012

Myself and my husband are just back from a great stay in the Riverside Hotel Killarney. We really enjoyed our stay the hotel is nice and relaxing the staff were very friendly and we had a really nice meal in the restaurant. When we were checking in I just said in passing that it was our wedding anniversary, when we returned to our room in the evening the hotel had left sweets and a card for us I thought this was so kind and really appreciated it. Would definately recommend this hotel to couples if your looking for a nice quiet break away.


Reviewer31272644 scored 3 / 5 on 23/07/2012

Or stay was lovely and the hotel is in a perfect lcation, friendly staff and comfortable and spcaious rooms that were very clean. I was very impressed with the breakfast selection, however was not impressed with the meal we received as part of the package. Although the choice of dishes was good; the standard of these was not what I would have expected from thier 5 Star restaurant; my salmon maion seemed to have been re-heated, was tough and the pastry was soggy. Overall, despite my disappointment with the main meal, I enjoyed my stay.


Kay scored 4 / 5 on 22/07/2012

very nice hotel, friendly staff and good food.great if you going to INEC as just a short stroll from there,however a longer walk into Killarney town center.


Morgann7 scored 3 / 5 on 04/07/2012

Hotel was really nice. We were very impressed with the staff and the rooms. The dinner was very poor. We only have three main course options. At our table we had salmon and pork, both were presented the same.


Kathryn scored 5 / 5 on 27/06/2012

We can't wait to go back again. The perfect Hotel in the perfect location. Thank you to all the wonderful staff there, we had a ball.


Michael scored 4 / 5 on 25/06/2012

We were warmly welcomed, and found that the reception staff were very knowledgeable about the area and very happy to advise our activities. Dinner was good, the staff took care of our special non dairy requirements. our room good


John scored 4 / 5 on 24/06/2012

We had a lovely stay here for 2 days. The room was lovely, the staff were very helpful & professional, and the breakfasts were huge !


Iset scored 4 / 5 on 13/06/2012

Comfortable. Soft tasteful decor. Very friendly staff. Catering was very good, we were impressed. I would definitely recommend staying here, and I hope to stay there again sometime.


Kathy scored 5 / 5 on 29/05/2012

Had a very relaxing break at the hotel. Friendly,informative staff. Clean,bright room. Well located. Will definately return,and would have no problem recommending it. Kathy,Cork


Maria scored 5 / 5 on 01/05/2012

we had a fantastic stay at the Riverside Hotel, staff were exceptional and the room and food were excellent Maria Foley


Tracey scored 5 / 5 on 24/04/2012

We had a lovely stay at this hotel,The lobby area is a fab area to sit and watch the world go by! The bedroom was lovely nice and clean and the bathroom was nice and bright with a nice big mirror and also and shaving mirror which was great. We also had a lovely big bed with crisp white bedlinen. We travelled with my boyfriends parents who are regulars here and they were greeted like old friends coming to stay for the weekend. great hotel and great value.


Catherine scored 5 / 5 on 23/04/2012

Stayed here for one night with my husband. Absolutely beautiful hotel. Immaculately clean throughout. Very friendly staff. We choose to eat in the bar rather than the restaurant as we had time restraints (we had the meal deal with Lidl). We were served by Christy and the food was superb, could not fault it. Breakfast was excellent, great choice from cold buffett. Hot food order was taken by waitress, good choice in any combination you fancy. Would definetly recommend this hotel. Hope to return in near future. Great deal with lidl.


Patricia scored 5 / 5 on 21/04/2012

This was our second time to stay at the riverside hotel in three years and it was as enjoyable as the first time.The hotel is spotless and the food delicious.The staff are very friendly and obliging. Thanks for a lovely weekend. Trish & Mick


Chris scored 2 / 5 on 17/04/2012

Nice Location, within walking distance of town. As a couple staying in the hotel on a lidl break we were looking for something close to town. Was disappointed with the cleanliness of the room. The bed covers were dirty, whilst the hotel changed it once notified, we felt that this was disappointing. We were also disappointed to find 2 of the towels in the bathroom were not clean. Overall the hotel was satisfactory but we would not stay there again and would not recommend to friends.


Walberto scored 5 / 5 on 17/04/2012

Nicest Hotel I've been in for a while, great staff too. Did us a nice favor when we stayed.


Maria scored 5 / 5 on 15/04/2012

Having just returned from a stay in The Riverside Hotel,Killarney,I cannot praise the hotel and staff highly enough.The hotel is ideally located for exploring Killarney,attending events in the INEC and exploring Kerry.The hotel is warm,welcoming and spotlessly clean.The food is excellent-great choice for breakfast and evening meal,although there is a limited menu for those on lidl breaks.This was my first time to book a lidl break and I found it excellent value for money.I have stayed in this hotel many times before and keep returning because the staff are second to none-friendly,efficient and very helpful with great local knowledge.Definitely worth a visit!


Miriam scored 4 / 5 on 14/04/2012

From the moment we arrived to the welcoming fire inthe lobbytherroom was clean bright and airy the staff were courteous and helpful,the food was lovely all in all it was a very pleasant place to stay,i will recommend it to my friends and would stay again myself.


Michael scored 4 / 5 on 11/04/2012

we enjoyed our stay.lovely hotel...we stay in riverside hotel all the time we visit killarney. kind regards michael murphy


Damian scored 3 / 5 on 06/04/2012

The hotel was very pleasent though its lobby and public areas were far grander than the room we were in. The staff were friendly and help full. The service in the restaurant was quick and the food good. WiFi was not great in the rooms.


Anne scored 4 / 5 on 27/03/2012

Excellent break, great value for money.


Michael scored 3 / 5 on 21/03/2012

dont think this hotel is up to 4 star,bedroom furniture is outdated also carpets in same are a bit grubby.I would have no hesitation in saying that breakfast was really fabulous


Adrian scored 2 / 5 on 21/03/2012

The hotel itself is nice & clean. Staff were friendly & helpful. I was however very disappointed with the food. Breakfast was tasteless, and the dinner was just ok - it was like something I would have cooked at home. I was expecting a bit more for my money. Was in shock when the bill came - especially when they charged us for the pint that the waitress spilled all over the table (and never replaced!). This hotel is definitely not the 5 mins walk from the center that was claimed on the website - it is more like 15-20mins. Disappointing overall. Rooms are clean but the heat at night is sweltering! The pillows were very hard but the bed was comfy. One thing I will say for the area - people are so friendly and I would recommend Murphy's pub in the town for food - absolutely delicious and better value for money!


Rr scored 4 / 5 on 07/03/2012

We enjoyed our weekend in the Riverside Hotel, and was our second time staying here. The location is not right in the town centre, but perfect for drives out to Kenmare, a great base. The room was great, the staff were fantastic and all very friendly. We were disappointed with the quality of the food, this being one of the main reasons we returned. However we spoke to the manager and there is a new head chef starting the 15th March, and she's meant to be inventive and food of a very high standard... which means we'll have to return to test it out!!


Marti scored 4 / 5 on 28/02/2012

Great value for money. Excellent service and friendly reception staff. Only ten minutes walk to town. The bedrooms were cosy and warm. I would certainly recommend this hotel A++++++++ Marti


Reviewer36729305 scored 5 / 5 on 28/02/2012

Great Hotel , staff were very helpfull. Good location within walking distance of Kilarney town centre . Rooms very spacious and clean. Overall a very enjoyable stay .Five star rating


Shane scored 5 / 5 on 28/02/2012

I would have to say straight away upon entering the hotel it was clear to me how friendly and warm the staff made you feel. The two receptionists in particular were so helpful on so many occasions i couldn't praise them highly enough. Reception area and lobby of the hotel was immaculate. Rooms very very comfortable the only downfall i had was how warm the rooms were, could hardly breathe at night that's how warm they were. Also a big shout out to the girls in the restaurant top class and the meals were absolutely gorgeous from breakfast to dinner. The only down point was the bar absolutely no atmosphere and wouldn't encourage to have a drink there. Also the fact that you couldn't get sky sports was a major downer for me. All and all though fantastic hotel staff absolutely brilliant couldn't recommend it highly enough, especially for couples.


Sarah scored 5 / 5 on 18/02/2012

A very well presented and friendly hotel. Upon entering there is an immediate sense of comfort and hospitality, with a cosey lounge lit and warmed by a real fire, many soft couches and a chess board. The reception staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are very well prepared and unlike many other hotels, the beds are extremely comfortable! Bathrooms are spacious with a lot of worktop space, bath/shower and a special makeup mirror. There is plenty of space in the rooms; wardrobe, drawers etc,. The view can be disappointing depending on which room you are located in (I personally had the view of stones and motors). Dinner and Breakfast in the Riverside will not disappoint, with an appetizing buffet breakfast including full Irish breakfast, and a filling dinner and dessert. The hotel is located more than a 5 minute walk from the town center, on average a 10-15 minute walk with baggage. However, it is ideally located and while walking toward the town, you can easily access the Ross Road and Killarney National Park. Overall an amazing place to stay and I will without a doubt be returning!


Valed scored 3 / 5 on 18/02/2012

We stayed at the Riverside Hotel In Killarney for a one night, dinner B&B to celebrate Valentines Day and our 22nd wedding anniversary. Our first impressions were good , lovely modern and bright reception area but with an open fire so it looked cosy and welcoming too. Reception staff were friendly and polite.My husband requested a quiet room as we are both quite noise intolerant and they gave us a room to the rear of the hotel but sadly it was right next to some sort of generator or fan which went on and off very 20 minutes or so. We didn't think it was too bad until we tried to get some sleep but it was impossible to sleep for more than 20 minutes at a time. Also I found the decor in the room quite strange as it was a medium sized room but had a huge black free standing wardrobe and dresser, very gothic looking but hard to use the dresser as the drawers were quite a bit stuck. Not what I would expect from a 4 star. I must say it was all spotlessly clean. Aside from that the bar and restuarant staff were all lovely and the food was excellant. All in all we enjoyed the evening but not the night and I felt that we had been put into an inferior room. My star rating is based on the room we stayed in not the rest of the hotel.


Mary scored 5 / 5 on 06/02/2012

Fabulous hotel, great food, great staff, rooms lovely, would highly recommend this hotel, 5 star


Liam scored 4 / 5 on 23/01/2012

Great hotel, every part of it was spotless stayed their last year as well, breakfeast was a bit small but i'd say its because we got a great deal B&B €29:50 a night 9/10. LK


Rosie scored 3 / 5 on 05/12/2011

We had a nice stay at the Riverside hotel, the staff were very helpful and welcoming. The dinner was very good as was the breakfast. The room was nice, but maybe a bit dated, they should have flat screens TV's. The room was aslo a bit on the small but clean. I would say its more of a three than a four star, but would stay there again.


Nuala scored 3 / 5 on 15/11/2011

Just stayed in this hotel last weekend,the staff were very nice and hotel rooms very clean. Nice breakfast too. Good value.


Yvonne scored 4 / 5 on 10/11/2011

fantastic hotel staff went out of their way to help us.six friends had a lovely stay. my fourth time staying here . will definitely be back again. p s so will all my friends.thank you to all the lovely staff


O'connor scored 4 / 5 on 08/11/2011

Just back from a one night stay (5th Nov 2011) in the Riverside Hotel, 5 ladies had a lovely stay, rooms were very nice/staff were very helpful, really good value, well done to all at the hotel and thank you Lidl. Will definitely stay here again if I was to make one grumble it was that the choice on menu was very limited and the fried breakfast was a little on the mean side - overall very good value and a very pleasant stay!!


Joe scored 5 / 5 on 15/10/2011

From the moment we arived at the Riverside we were made to fel very welcome, friendly staff in a clean, modern hotel. We'd have no hesitation in recommend this Hotel at any time of year and we will be going back again soon ! :) Thanks to all, Joe & Val.


Reviewer93058255 scored 3 / 5 on 11/10/2011

staff v good. food mediocre. bed not 2 comfy. shower trickey. wine measures v.small, could have got bottle in shop 4 half glass in bar. poor value. hairdryer shut offafter 1 minute!!!!


Caoimhe scored 5 / 5 on 19/09/2011

Fantastic Hotel! We got a brilliant deal & couldn't say enough about the hotel. The staff were so friendly, down to earth but totally professional & nothing was too much trouble. Quite often, I feel, when I've managed to book such a good value deal, I feel that i'm not given quite the same service as guests who may have paid the going rate, not so with the Riverside. Everything was fantastic, lovely rooms, fabulous, well trained, professional friendly staff, amazing food, breakfast was one of the best I've had anywhere. Absolutly would recommend this hotel - really well worth a visit.


Sarah scored 3 / 5 on 16/06/2011

Hi, We enjoyed our stay at the hotel, but found the room dull with dark curtains and walls. We were unimpressed with cooked breakfast...We were constantly reminded we were on a Lidl break and had to pay extra for puddings...only one of everything else on the plate...I ordered scrambelled egg and bacon, only one piece of bacon...second morning there were four of us and we were told as soon as we arrived down again, that one couple were on Lidl break, but breakfast included pudding for all...We went on same break to Dublin since and got very generous breakfast!!!!


Car scored 5 / 5 on 31/05/2011

Really enjoyed our stay hotel was very nice.


Peter scored 4 / 5 on 30/05/2011

value from lidl breaks was very good, was a bit dissapointed at the positioning of the room we got looking at the car park and when we inquiried about staying a third night as our plans had changed, were quoted a very high price for the extra night.overall a nice stay in killarney


Dan scored 4 / 5 on 23/05/2011

My stay at the Riverside Hotel was great. The room was beautiful and the service was fantastic. The food was very good and would definitely recommend the hotel restaurant. The only thing I would drop marks for was that we expected the hotel to be within walking distance of Killarney based on information supplied on both the lidl breaks website and the hotels own website but unfortunately it was a short drive away. Would not have been a problem if we had just known in advance.


Mac scored 3 / 5 on 17/05/2011

Very friendly and helpful staff, but standards of service need to be improved as most of the restaurant staff seem to have had little or no formal training and it took an age to be served. Room we were allocated reeked of stale tobacco but we were moved to an alternative room without question when we requested it. Standard of food was average. Have stayed in much better standard hotels with Lidl breaks and have to admit this one was a disappointment.


Larry scored 5 / 5 on 27/04/2011

We stayed for three nights and it was fantastic value for money. The staff and service was top class. The room and hotel was spotless and the food was great. We stayed before and we will stay again. RIVERSIDE HOTEL WELL DONE :) LIDL, THANK YOU


Norma scored 4 / 5 on 19/04/2011

We spent just one night in Riverside Hotel with Lidl Breaks but it was a very pleasant stay. Very nice room and food was great. Excellent value for money.


Annpkennedy2@yahoo.ie scored 5 / 5 on 12/04/2011

We will return again to the Riverside Hotel. Well done Lidl for the great value for money. At %u20AC70 per head for 2 night bed and breakfast its unbeatable.


Annpkennedy2@yahoo.ie scored 5 / 5 on 12/04/2011

From the time of arrival to departure everything about the hotel was excellent. The staff were extremely polite and helpful at all times. Breakfast was very good and again service was great. We ate in the Bistro and the food and service were wonderful. We will return to the Riverside Hotel


Julia scored 2 / 5 on 12/04/2011

The hotel was pleasant and overall I enjoyed my stay. However the staff at reception at both check-in and check-out were less than compitent. I had to argue about the price on check-in and then at check-out I again had to argue with the receptionist who was insisting that the deposit I had paid was a booking fee and not a deposit. Also there was no fresh fruit at breakfast and the evening menu was exactly the same on both evenings with just three choices. I would rate the hotel as a two star at most. I was clean and pleasant otherwise with a nice lobby area and plenty of comfortable seats.


Jim scored 1 / 5 on 07/04/2011

i sent you too reviews about the hotel they ware bad reviews is that why i heard nothing back from you


Mary scored 5 / 5 on 06/04/2011

We realy enjoyed our stay in the riverside hotel. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was very good and the only bad thing was we did'nt have more time there.


Liam scored 5 / 5 on 05/04/2011

stayed 1 ad 2nd april bed and breakfast.good value through lidl breaks,ideal central location ..good staff and plenty of everything for breakfast.bar was quiet as expected,rooms were nice.all round good value for money


Alexandra scored 1 / 5 on 05/04/2011

i was disappointed with the hotel we could get no sleep with the sound of a generator or something like it making noise all night i was going to ask to be changed to a other room at 4am it was that bad i left a letter of complaint to the manager but got no reply we stayed in room 309 would not stay there again it ruined my night away for mothers day


Alexandra scored 1 / 5 on 05/04/2011

i was very disappointed with the hotel we could not get ant sleep with the noise of a generator or something like it on all night i was going to ring down a 4am and ask to change rooms i left a letter of complaint for the manager but heard nothing back from them i would not stay at that hotel again we stayed in room 309


Helen scored 3 / 5 on 10/03/2011

Stayed here on 4th March for one night. The staff were really pleasant and helpful. The room was spacious, with nice decor but there was a stuffy smokey odour when we first arrived. The dinner was very basic 5 out of 10. Breakfast was good with lots to choose from. Very convenient location within walking distance of town and INEC. Great value for money and would stay here again. I agree with JG shower curtain needs replacing as it clings to you.


J scored 3 / 5 on 08/03/2011

Stayed here the 4th and 5th of March. Staff could not of being more friendly and helpful. Breakfast was excellent. Bar lacks atmosphere. Free Wi-Fi in room was brilliant. Rooms could do with minor revamp and definitely needs extractor fan in bathroom and shower curtain needs moving as it clings to you. Lidl Breaks are great value for money. Would recommend and stay here again.


Denis scored 5 / 5 on 08/03/2011

Really enjoyed our stay. Staff very very good.i must say. Keep up the good work. Denis Ryan


Fluffier scored 4 / 5 on 07/03/2011

We had a fabulous stay at the Riverside Hotel. Our room was spacious and beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, as was en-suite. We booked the B&B + Dinner, the dinner was amazing, would have been happy to pay full whack for it! Breakfast was also lovely. It was such great value, I kept thinking I must have got the price wrong! Will definitely use Lidl breaks again!


Guy scored 5 / 5 on 05/03/2011

Very nice hotel. Extra nights had a room rate of Euros 39 and bed and breakfast for Euros 49 (for two people) which was a very good deal. We stayed several more nights. the rate went up to Euros 99 on friday and saturday nights The dinner left a bit to be desired in that the lamb was very overcooked and had obviously been reheated and covered in gravy. Breakfast was good value


Gerardine scored 5 / 5 on 22/02/2011

Excellent value for money. The hotel is comfortable and the staff were extremely nice and friendly, The food was lovely. Well situated being only a ten minute pleasant walk to the town of Killarney. Lovely relaxing area by reception where you could chat and have a drink or coffee. Enjoy our stay. 5 stars no bother


Caroline scored 4 / 5 on 14/02/2011

We stayed here in feb 11' and we thought overall it was a lovely hotel the only disappointment was that the bar didnt open for lunch this time of the year, i presume only because business is quite everywhere tough. The receptionist was very helpful to advise on a nice place to eat at reasonable rates and also to help us decide on a few bars in the town to head to


Lullanuala scored 4 / 5 on 07/02/2011

excellent hotel! loved the room and the breakfast, have already booked to stay again!!


Maura scored 5 / 5 on 01/02/2011

lovely hotel, very nice staff, a little disappointed with the dinner, choice was limited and I notice you have a different menu when on lidl break to other people in the restaurant. Had the lamb it was nice but there were six of us and for all of us it was quiet "fatty". The hotel did not have a record of our booking as had not received email, we were lucky as hotel was booked out but they had got a cancellation. maura


Anne scored 5 / 5 on 01/02/2011

I realy enjoyed my stay the food was excellent, staff very friendly and courtious . The hotel was very clean and the room was beautifully deccorated. The only downside the noise from the vent in the room in the morning. Other than than it was great value for money.


Liam scored 5 / 5 on 31/01/2011

Our stay was just for one night, we found the Hotel very clean and cosy and the staff were very friendly, we had a meal included in our package and the food was very nice, great value for money. Liam, Tipperary.


Mick scored 5 / 5 on 11/01/2011

Enjoyed my stay in the Riverside. Rooms are nice, food was good. Great deal!


Mol scored 5 / 5 on 11/01/2011

lovely hotel staf were very nice food was exellant will use lidl breaks again


Helen scored 4 / 5 on 02/01/2011

Very good value for money,staff friendly and food good.


Pat scored 4 / 5 on 14/12/2010

We enjoyed our short stay at the Riverside Hotel.The bedrooms we beautiful and the staff were warm and friendly.It was our third time stating at this hotel and we would definitely stay there again.


Rose scored 3 / 5 on 04/12/2010

We stayed one night and were made feel very welcome upon arrival. We dined there and the food was lovely and the waiting staff very nice. Rooms are clean have everything you need however some of the furniture needs to be replaced of repaired small things that matter when your using it as home for a short time Good value for money. We hope to return. Rose


T scored 3 / 5 on 01/12/2010

Nice hotel, Great breakfast, poor dinner, and missing those few things which make a 4 star hotel. No leisure facilities obviously, but the room falls short. Poor wardrobe space, no shelving, no fridge, no air con, no ethernet connection ( only pay wireless), shower curtain, and this mounted only 2 feet from the wall so it clings to you when using the shower. Bath is a glorified shower tray, only 12 inches deep to the overflow, impossible to have a soak as the water will not go past your hips unless you are a stick insect. The furniture is quaint and funereal looking, probably was expensive but does not integrate well. A domestic or B and B feel about the room in general. The big letdown was the food. Meals were included, the inclusive menu was taken from the a la carte, usually a good thing. Not so. All the food served was portion pack, spring rolls, brie, though they were OK, mains were indifferent and tasteless, definitely not freshly made to order. The veg was all frozen, green beans, carrots peas, served with a big dollop of mash. I would have been very upset if I had paid a la carte prices for canteen food. Very ordinary three star, but could be fixed easily. On the plus side, breakfast was cooked to order, a rarity these days, and was delicious. Staff were very nice.


Ecrow scored 4 / 5 on 30/11/2010

Good value for money, but disappointed with room, the television was not working and neither was the radio, there was no fan in the bathroom. The staff did try and fix the t.v but had no success and as the hotel was full they could not replace it. Dinner was enjoyable but waited for 40 minutes for first course plus there was lipstick over my husbands water glass. These were only little things and we had a fantastic weekend in Killarney but would not stay in hotel again


Aish scored 4 / 5 on 30/11/2010

Hotel was great and within easy access to Killarney by foot or taxi. Staff very friendly and effiecient. Rooms were warm and cosy as it was bitterly cold outside. Would recommend this hotel for a break away . Great value for money and we're thinking of heading down that way again. Girls Weekend.


Anthony scored 5 / 5 on 30/11/2010

Our stay in th Riverside Hotel was fantastic value. Thank you Lidl for offering it! The staff were very welcoming and friendly, especially some of those in the restaurant. I suppose the only gripe I would have with the hotel was the absence of a leisure centre, I'd lave loved an swim first thing in the mornings! The location was perfect, close to the town of Killarney and Muckross for walking. Regards, Anthony O'Connell.


Christina scored 3 / 5 on 27/11/2010

Great value for your money.


Donie scored 4 / 5 on 22/11/2010

Brilliant - great value, no hassle. Lovely breakfast.


Feefee scored 4 / 5 on 17/11/2010

I think the LIDL breaks are terrific value for money - could fault the price and value for money. Hotel itself was lovely and welcoming - reception area very inviting to sit and read and sip a nice cool drink from the bar. Rooms very comfortable and staff very courteous and 'customer focused' I would definitely pay a return visit. If I was to have any criticism, it would be the slight shabbiness of certain parts of room (windows) and bathroom but then any hotel of its age,unless it has been refurbished is going to have an element of this!


Deirdre scored 5 / 5 on 09/11/2010

Our stay eas very pleasant staff were lovely cudnt be nicer were very helpful food was lovely bedrooms were very cosy felt real homely I would definetly go back again and would recommend it to friends


Aileen scored 4 / 5 on 16/10/2010

Great hotel - lovely massage - dinner menu and food was great - excellent breakfast - friendly staff - definiely recommend it


Mary scored 5 / 5 on 05/10/2010

really enjoyed my stay,very clean and effecient and friendly.it was a pity their was'nt music one night as we could have stayed in hotel then and not gone elsewhere. Thanking you, Mary.


Sarah scored 4 / 5 on 04/10/2010

We stayed for 2 nights at this lovely hotel. The service was friendly and helpful. We had dinner one night and the food was gorgeous. The value for money was excellent with the Lidl breaks. The only down side was it was a 10-15 minute walk away from everything.


Myra scored 3 / 5 on 29/09/2010

Enjoyed stay at Riverside Hotel Killarney. Enjoyed our stay. Only down side Pillows rock hard, and long time since I slept in such a squekey bed. Couple Listowel.


Mickey scored 4 / 5 on 23/09/2010

Myself and my wife really enjoyed our stay at the Riverside Hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful especially the breakfast room staff. The food was very good. The room was excelent in relation to the size, the bed and bathroom as well as the furniture. The only negative was the location of the windows (we were in room 222) but it seemed to be the same for most of the rooms, when you opened the curtains you could be seen from the other rooms and visa versa...


Eamonn scored 5 / 5 on 21/09/2010

Just completed a very enjoyable stay at the Riverside Hotel in Killarney...staff extreemly friendly...food lovely...lots to do and see in Killarney, would highly recommend hotel and town.


Marion scored 5 / 5 on 20/09/2010

My Husband and I have just returned from The Riverside Hotel in Killarney, Sept 10th. I thought the Facilities, service Food and Staff were all excellent. I would definately give this Hotel a Five Star. The Food in particular is really tasty and good value for money. The Chef is excellent, I have been to many Hotels in this and other countries and I would rate the food staff and service among the best I have experienced. The Lidl deal with this Hotel was great value for money, keep it up it is great. I will definately return to this Hotel and recommend it to everyone. Marion Duffy, Bray.


Kay scored 4 / 5 on 04/09/2010

would rate it 3 star at the best. bedroom needsa good refurshment. food at dinner ok breakfast lovely excapt that fruit from tins


J. scored 5 / 5 on 01/09/2010

Enjoyed our stay in Riverside Hotel- lovely meals and helpful staff. Will return and would recommend to others.


U. scored 5 / 5 on 01/09/2010

Ujust back from riverside hotel killarney with lidl breaks lovely hotel nice staff great value fourstar hotel


Miriam scored 5 / 5 on 22/08/2010

Hi,we are regular Killarney visitors.Bhaineamar an-taitneamh as an ostan Riverside.Beimid ag suil go mor le dul ar ais ann go luath .An-mhaith! Miriam,Cluain Meala.


Patrcia scored 5 / 5 on 21/08/2010

i did not stay at riverside and rang the hotel 3 weeks previously to the booked date to inform them. however i could not inform lidl of the cancellation as i tried in the website on 4 occasions without success as the site would not let me do it. can you please rectify this problem. thanks


Jean scored 5 / 5 on 19/08/2010

just back from riverside hotel killarney with lidl breaks lovely hotel nice staff great value fourstar hotel


Elizabeth scored 5 / 5 on 15/08/2010

Ejoyed our stay friendly staff beautiful clean room. and lovely food.Great value


Tim scored 1 / 5 on 14/08/2010

very poor hotel,cleaners still in our room when we arrived although reception had informed us room was ready,curtain rail fell off window when we closed window,both starters had to be sent back because both were not cooked fully-cold in center!poor main course,lukewarm sauce served with it.to top it off payed when arriving and tried to charge again on departure!!would not stay again and not a four star hotel.all this in just a one night stay.


M scored 4 / 5 on 03/08/2010

Myself and my mum stayed here in July. Found hotel, staff, and food excellent. Would stay here again.


Patricia scored 1 / 5 on 27/07/2010

The hotel lacked athmospher the meal menu for the lidi guests was different ona laminated a4 sheet just left on the table . this could have been done more discretely we made our views known on checking out not very helpful we would not go back again. patricia noonan


Pat scored 5 / 5 on 24/07/2010

We enjoyed our two night's stay in the Riverside Hotel.The room was comfortable and clean. The staff were courteous and efficient.The meals were delicious. I would definitely recommend this hotel it's first class. We are looking forward to another break there soon.


Mark scored 3 / 5 on 19/07/2010

The hotel was lovely, it was clean and comfortable, the staff were very helpful and the breakfast was delicious! Will stay here again in the future


Teresa scored 5 / 5 on 15/07/2010

4 star We stayed for 2 nights. Lovely hotel, staff very pleasant and breakfast and dinner very good. Would stay there again no problem Teresa


Peg scored 5 / 5 on 02/07/2010

We stayed in the Riverside Hotel for one night. It was very nice. Great breakfast and really nice dinner. Very good value from Lidl. Will definitely return again. Mike and Peg.


Jean scored 5 / 5 on 30/06/2010

My mother and I have had the great pleasure of stayingon two ocassion so far in the Riverside Hotel on a LIdl break, we had a lovely time a fabulous room and the evening meal was divine. As for value there is nothing to compare, I intend to return to the Hotel again and again as location is excellent and staff are friendly, welcoming and helpful, Jean


Frances scored 4 / 5 on 30/06/2010

We had a great time staying at The Riverside Hotel recently. Staff were helpful and friendly--and room was clean and comfortable. We got a fantastic deal with Lidl Breaks---hope to do so in the future again!


Barbara scored 5 / 5 on 30/06/2010

I stayed at the Riverside for a one night break. Hotel was very comfortable and conveniently located. Dinner and breakfast were both very good and the Lidl deal offered excellent value for money.


Lovely scored 3 / 5 on 30/06/2010

We really enjoyed our stay at the Riverside Hotel. Food was excellent and staff were lovely and very efficient. Room was very confortable. Just a short walk to town and horse races. We definitely will be staying at the Riverside again! Lovely Leitrim!


Carmel scored 5 / 5 on 30/06/2010

Excellent hotel. My second Lidl break in the same hotel - service first class - food great - room large and airy will go again


Hotelquebec scored 5 / 5 on 30/06/2010

we stayed just 1 night and the rooms were sumptuous .we both enjoyed a good night's rest in acomfy bed.we enjoyed our dinner there although the menu was'nt extensive nor the portions extravagant.woul definitely stay there again


Frances scored 5 / 5 on 30/06/2010

We stayed (6 of us) for a night in the Riverside Hotel and I have to say it was very comfortable and clean. We were after a very exhausting weekend and decided to stop off in this hotel for a relaxing night and that is exactly what we got. The reception area was bright, airy and spacious with its couches all over for one to sit and chill, and we did, after a lovely meal in the restaurant. The staff were very friendly and helpful and after a few bevy's we retired to bed. The room had all you required , was spotless and the bed was the most comfortable bed Iv slept in for a long time. Would definetely recommend this hotel for anyone going to Killarney for a break.


John scored 5 / 5 on 30/06/2010

Having been in The Riverside Hotel previously, again I wasn't disappointed. Spotlessly clean, modern decor, good food, very relaxed there while being within walking distance of both the town and National Park. Highly recommended.


Declan scored 5 / 5 on 29/06/2010

lovely hotel will most definetly stay there again


Eileen scored 5 / 5 on 29/06/2010

we have stayed in many hotels in killarney, kerry and up west of ireland , for value ,service,attention to detail we would go back again ,and again . wehave recomended this hotel to our family and friends, we will go back there and stay, we requested a smoking room and we got it , that was a big plus for us and we come from a big famely and huge cercle of friends thay know about the river side hotel, cant praise it enough regards eileen kevin kelleher


Mai scored 4 / 5 on 29/06/2010

Hi Had lovely time in Riverside Hotel in killarney, Hotel spotless,staff very nice,only sorry we did'nt see those breaks sooner Mai Sheedy / Eileen Walsh, Thank you very much, hope you will keep them going


A scored 4 / 5 on 29/06/2010

I found the Riverview hotel excellent and also the food in the restaurant was very good. The only drawback for me was the fact that there was no air-conditioning in the rooms. Otherwise I would reccoment this hotel to anyone.



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