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Kerry, Killarney

Hotel description

The Torc House Hotel is situated right in the heart of Kerry, just a few minutes from the beautiful town centre of Killarney - the tourism capital of Ireland. The hotel is close to all the spectacular visitor attractions of the area including Killarney National Park, Muckross House and Gardens, Torc Waterfall, Ross Castle, Ladies View, Kate Kearneys Cottage and the Gap of Dunloe.

Check In From

3:00 pm

Check Out Up To

12:00 pm

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 Hotel is 2k from Killarney Town. Leave Killarney on the Cork road, the N22. After approx. 1/2 mile turn left onto the N72 towards Mallow. The Hotel is on the left hand side just a short drive down this road.

Area Description

With it's three famous lakes and great mountain ranges, Killarney has been the inspiration of poets and painters over many centuries. Places to visit include Muckross House and gardens, the Ring of Kerry scenic drive, 7 mile long Gap of Dunloe, Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head, walking on the Kerry Way, Ross Castle and much, much more.

Hotel Restaurant
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
  • Vegetarian options
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Fully licenced Bar
  • Food served from 12 noon
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • Refreshments available
Hotel Guest Services
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Free car parking
Things To Do In The Area
  • Pet farms
  • Boat trips
  • Walking trails
  • Concert venues
  • Cycling
  • Local sightseeing
  • Museums
  • Visit castle
  • Hill walking
  • River fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Cinema
  • Lakes

Reviews for `TORC HOTEL`

Noreen scored 5 / 5 on 06/12/2022

This hotel was super, the staff are the best I've ever dealt down side which irish mini breaks don't tell you when booking is you cannot check in till 4pm which was very disappointing considering we had plans at 5pm in town but to be fair to the reception once we explained they did their best to get our rooms ready before 4pm we asked to even get one room ready but they got the two ready by 2.30pm

Toni scored 5 / 5 on 30/10/2022

Very clean and comfortable hotel. All the staff were really friendly. The food was excellent and very good value.

David scored 5 / 5 on 23/09/2022

Clean hotel excellent food and 100 percent for staff very helpful..

Patrick scored 4 / 5 on 26/04/2022

Booked the Torc Hotel as a Lidl break , reasonably priced. Hotel rooms very clean and spacious . Hotel staff were very friendly and accomodating. Enjoyed a substantial breakfast the following morning. Stayed on ground floor, could hear the upper floor noise of footsteps on second floor. All in all we had a very pleasant stay and would recommend to others.????

Anne scored 4 / 5 on 21/02/2022

We were very happy with our stay and the standard was very good throughout.Would stay again.

Stephen scored 5 / 5 on 01/01/2022

Restaurant good, bar was great and the staff were lovely. Rooms very spacious and clean

Mary Mahon scored 5 / 5 on 12/12/2021

Stayed for one night on December 4th. A gem of a hotel. If you are looking for glitz and glamour then this is not the place for you, but what you will get in this hotel is a spotless warm room, lovely food, and the warmest Kerry welcome ever. The staff couldnt do enough for us. Our only complaint, one night was too short a stay. We will ne back next time for a longer stay. In the meantime we send our best wishes to all at the Torc for a happy and safe Christmas.

Mary Mahon scored 5 / 5 on 12/12/2021

I stayed at The Torc Saturday 4th December. Its a gem of a hotel, absolutely spotless and excellent food, but what makes this hotel really special are the staff. They were so warm and welcoming and nothing was t

Mary scored 5 / 5 on 16/11/2021

Excellent service, staff and restaurant.

Helen scored 5 / 5 on 15/11/2021

We have just returned from a weekend break in the Torc hotel and I have to say, it was a wonderful stay. The staff couldn't do enough for us. From check in to the restaurant to the bar staff, all were so helpful and obliging. The food was absolutely amazing, great variety, great prices and delicious! The hotel is just outside the town centre but a great location for sightseeing around Kilarney. The rooms were large,.bright, clean and modern with all facilities needed to enjoy a good break away. We will definitely be back and I'd highly recommend this hotel for this great price.

Elizabeth scored 3 / 5 on 09/11/2021

Really njoyed the night food lovely staff couldn’t have been nicer definitely would recommend for a night away thanks again

Anne-marie scored 5 / 5 on 03/11/2021

We love to stay here! Handy for trips to Killarney, easy to park, and not quite in the town. Lovely food-baked Alaska to die for! Comfortable beds and great service. We'll be back again, please God!

Martin scored 4 / 5 on 31/10/2021

We had a very pleasant stay in the Torc Hotel. Hotel was nice and clean with a very large bedroom. Food in the Torc was exceptional we had dinner as well as breakfast each of our three nights stay. All members of staff we engaged with were excellent. The deal we got on Lidl breaks was exceptional value. We would have no problem what so ever recommending the Torc hotel to anyone. Great base for touring Kerry.

Linda scored 5 / 5 on 18/10/2021

Stayed in the Torc in June and October had a fantastic break, the staff are very obliging and could not do enough for us. The food was first class and plenty of it. Will definitely book this hotel again.

Patrick scored 3 / 5 on 04/10/2021

Hotel was a little out of town. Bit too far to walk. The staff were very friendly. Meals was better than most Hotels I've been in . It's well able to hold its own.

John scored 5 / 5 on 04/10/2021

Spent 3 nights st the torc. Very relaxing. Hotel was clean food was nice staff very helpfull. Great value.

Noel scored 5 / 5 on 28/09/2021

Four of us stayed at the hotel and were absolutely delighted with it. The whole experience was brilliant. The staff so friendly and helpful and the food was superb. The rooms were immaculate and comfortable. Nothing but praise for this hotel not to mention the rates are so good. Will definitely be back again.

John scored 5 / 5 on 18/09/2021

We had lovely time in the hotel.all the staff were lovely and helpful.will black again

Sandra scored 5 / 5 on 16/09/2021

Would highly recommend the Torc holtel. We were welcomed on arrival by Margaret the receptionist who was friendly and Helpful .The holtel is spotlessly clean the bedroom very comfortable. Would have to say the food first class for dinner and breakfast

John scored 3 / 5 on 12/09/2021


Hilary scored 3 / 5 on 03/09/2021

Excellent staff very friendly, excellent food and plenty of choices, hotel very high standard of cleanliness. Would recommend highly

Stephanie scored 4 / 5 on 28/08/2021

Enjoyable stay, staff very friendly lovely food.

Jacinta scored 4 / 5 on 24/07/2021

Lovely clean hotel rooms spotless, staff very friendly willing to help you in anyway the could,food absolutely Beautiful, great choices on the menu. Definitely would go again, beautiful location

Mike scored 4 / 5 on 18/07/2021

dinner very good

Gerry scored 3 / 5 on 14/07/2021

Hotel was clean, food was good and the staff were very friendly and helpful

Ann scored 4 / 5 on 13/07/2021

Basic hotel, a little tired, friendly service and excellent food.

Evelyn scored 5 / 5 on 09/07/2021

Hi We really enjoyed our stay and the service, we received from your staff and the food was excellent, Room was very clean, I would recommend it to my friends. ????????

Catherine scored 4 / 5 on 09/07/2021

My husband and I enjoyed an overnight stay. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Dinner was really good. Clean comfortable hotel. It is 6km from Killarney outlet centre. I would recommend Torc Hotel and hope to return soon.

Joan scored 3 / 5 on 26/06/2021

We had a lovely stay at the Torc , nice clean room, staff were very helpful and friendly , good food , would recommend this hotel

Jerry And Eleanor scored 5 / 5 on 26/06/2021

Enjoyed stay very friendly staff spotless clean really enjoyed food.

John scored 4 / 5 on 25/06/2021

All excellent including the food,service and certainly the staff.

Tony scored 4 / 5 on 19/06/2021

A wonderful hotel for a break away. We were so well looked after by the very friendly and efficient staff. The food was great. All covid safety measures were in place and hand sanitizer widely available. We felt so safe. We would certainly recommend it.

Eugene scored 4 / 5 on 14/09/2020

Staff were very friendly and helpful service was very good and pint was very good

Mary scored 1 / 5 on 08/09/2020

We were very disappointed in our stay here.

Brenda scored 5 / 5 on 29/07/2020

We had a great break, right from the moment we arrived at the hotel. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. All social distancing and safety protocols were in place in this new "normal" era. Great breakfast too. Well done to the manager "Brendan Downes". You have a lovely hotel and a great team working with you.

Rose scored 3 / 5 on 27/07/2020

The hotel could do with some TLC but the breakfast & meals were lovely We also thought the staff were really nice especially Gemma at breakfast & Anne in the bar They were so friendly .

Joan scored 4 / 5 on 17/11/2017

We stayed 2 nights and had a lovely stay. There was a good atmosphere in the bar, the staff were very helpful and the food was excellent, we would definitely stay again.

Carol scored 4 / 5 on 09/07/2017

Had a lovely relaxing stay. Room was spotless and comfortable. Staff were very very helpful and friendly. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. What I liked about The Torc was it was noise free and even though we stayed mid week the hotel was busy. It was only 5 mins drive from Killarney and I would certainly stay there again.

Demelza scored 5 / 5 on 25/10/2016

the food and the services and staff was all 5 stars i would stay there again

Reviewer17000011 scored 5 / 5 on 19/07/2016

Th hotel is extremely quite which is great. The staff cannot do enough to help you no matter what it is. It is always a lovely relaxing break when we go to the Torc.

Reviewer16956318 scored 4 / 5 on 20/06/2016

We had a lovely stay at the hotel. All the staff were friendly and had no problem with helping you with any questions you had. We dined in the restaraunt and it was beatufil. it was a lovely experience to be so treated so well.

Sean scored 4 / 5 on 05/04/2016

Hotel was grand; out of the town suits us well. Food was excellent as was the service. I would recommend this Hotel for those requiring a quiet place to relax and sleep. I really liked the bed; it was so very comfortable. The shower was so so and the extract fan didn't seem to be working.

Rhona scored 3 / 5 on 11/11/2015

staff lovely, food lovely. place clean. Saturday night function was on music still going at 1.30, may not suit family with small children. Needs a little airing, rooms and hallway bit stuffy and musty. would definitely go back nice and quite. great banter in front bar with the locals.

G scored 5 / 5 on 12/09/2015

Nice little hotel just outside kilarney town close to all at attractions. Friendly husband and I had a superior room,it was a nice size as was the bathroom.with the room,we had wine water chocs,and fruit.meal ,lovely,and nd thebreakfast the best I have had in a hotel.only down side was the bed,it was too hard for me,but hotel beds usually are hard for some reason.G dundalk

Veronica scored 4 / 5 on 15/07/2015

Very nice hotel. The room was clean and modern. The only thing we would have liked was to have swimming pool.

Leona scored 5 / 5 on 05/05/2015

rooms were fabulous, food was devine i absolutely had a great time at the torc would reccommend to all :)

Leona scored 5 / 5 on 03/03/2015

Absolutely fantastic hotel. Staff are so friendly and go out of there way to help. Food is amazing also there and the room should be rated as a four star. Couldnt say anything bad about my stay.

Gill27 scored 4 / 5 on 18/02/2015

We booked this Hotel for our valentines weekend away. The location was ideal as it was just a few minutes by taxi into the town. The rooms were spotless. We found all the staff to be very friendly and helpful. We had a meal in the restaurant valentines night and the food was delicious. The only fault with this hotel was that the wifi did not reach our room but that did not bother us too much. Overall we had a great stay and would definitely return.

Maurice scored 4 / 5 on 17/02/2015

Very nice hotel with friendly staff especially the receptionists. Food was fabulous and the atmosphere was lively. Will definitely be back again.

Mk scored 2 / 5 on 10/02/2015

Wasted an incredible amount of time finding it due the name change. Reception area cold, stove in place no fire lighting. Lift out of order, had to climb several flights of stairs (my husbands health concerns) no ground floor bedroom. Bedroom very cold radiator not working. Food good but dining area cold. (had to keep coats on while eating). Could not be more disappointed We love Killarney its a great place cannot wait to go back but not to the Torc Hotel

Norma scored 3 / 5 on 25/08/2014

Excellent value for August - room spotless newly decorated - breakfast and dinner also excellent. Staff friendly and helpful - only reason for 3 stars is refurbishment is not completed - i.e. having to go through the quite dreary bar when entering and exiting but will consider going there again when it is completed

Peter scored 4 / 5 on 22/07/2014

great time fabulous food and the room was perfect will be paying another trip down for sure. peter/bernie

Ww scored 3 / 5 on 21/07/2014

This hotel, which is now called the Torc Hotel, is situated about a 5 minute drive outside Killarney on the Mallow Road. As this is quite a main road, with not footpath or hard shoulder, I would consider a car very useful, if not necessary, if staying here. The hotel is being renovated and our room, in particular the bathroom, was modern and very clean. The exterior and the bar area are quite tired, it seems as though the renovations have not been completed in these areas. Breakfast was very good. For the price we paid, in Killarney in July of €38 per person B&B, this hotel was a bargain but for a luxury treat, I'd go elsewhere.

Vin scored 4 / 5 on 30/05/2014

initial confusion as to the location as its changed names, an email notification would have been nice, Staff and hotel where excellent, bar food delicious, would happily recommend.

Caroll scored 3 / 5 on 15/02/2013

great place to spend a weekend in, only problem was this time around there was no entertainment, plus they are refurbishing the rooms but over all the staff could not be nicer to you. would recommend a stay there..

Fitzy scored 2 / 5 on 30/10/2012

stayed in darby ogills for two nights b&b, the first room we had was cold and the bathroom light didnt work, so we changed rooms, the second room we had the toilet didnt flush properly and the bath drain didnt let the shower water go down, the room only has 3 channels rte 2, tv3 and tng, apparently they didnt get saorview so there is no rte 1, the food was lovely we had dinner and breakfast there and it was fab, there was functions on both nights there so there was very little room in the bar to sit, the first night we ended up taking our drinks to the bedroom, bottom line i wouldnt recommend it to my friends.

Cazza78 scored 5 / 5 on 02/09/2012

Ideally situated just a couple of mins from the town. Staff were very was spacious and clean. The price was great, two kids stayed for free, delicious food too. Busy spot with dancing and music. Will definitely be staying there again when I'm staying in killarney again!

L&f scored 1 / 5 on 13/08/2012

Just back from a five night stay in Darby o gills, with my husband and two children. Our room was very dated and very dusty. My children found two lighters and a cigar pack in the wardrobe. I checked under the beds and furniture for any other surprises and the dust was two inches thick. The beds are as dated as the furniture and extremely uncomfortable. The bathroom was not cleaned just barley looked at and extremely moldy. The toiletries was a bar of small soap. The staff do not speak to you and are not friendly at all, I tried to ask two different staff about local events are were not very helpful at all. There is no Wi Fi throughout it is only available in reception area and the bar. We had our evening meal there and the bars downstairs are lovely and the food was an excellent standard. At night time, the rooms were too warm the heating was on all the time in the hallways, I opened the window to find the noise of the boiler/fan outside was too loud. We honestly did not get one decent nights sleep. The staff smoked outside just under our room, the might as well been smoking in our room. When they have a function you cant get any parking at all and the music was too loud. The entertainment is two hours of music on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. The breakfast was really nice. I have stayed in loads of hotels before and I am not at all fussy but I could not get a nights sleep in the hotel, I left the hotel totally exhausted after our break. I absolutely loved Killarney its a great place to visit cannot wait to go back but would not be going back to Darby O Gills.

Emer scored 2 / 5 on 02/11/2011

The hotel was fine, Very much a Two star hotel.

Margaret scored 3 / 5 on 10/10/2011

My husband and i stayed at darby o gills hotel for 1 night. We enjoyed our stay the room was lovely the staff were very friendly and we enjoyed a lovely breakfast the next morning. We also went to the dance that was on it was very enjoyable. The only criticism we have is that the room was too hot. The radiator was on all night we couldnt turn it off. My husband asked the Receptionist to turn it off she said she did but it was on all night. Its such a waste of heating it must cost a fortune.

Liz scored 5 / 5 on 23/08/2011

Stayed in Darby O'Gills for a week end in August. Have stayed there many times and will definitely be back there again. I do not know how to recommend this hotel enough. Everything was perfect from the time we were greeted at reception to our leaving. The staff were wonderful. The food was great. The room was of a very high standard - clean, comfortable and cosy.

Albertpamars scored 5 / 5 on 17/07/2011

Had a wonderful time in Killarney staying at Darby OGills.The food was wonderful and the Staff were so friendly and helpful .Hope to stay there in the future.

Charlie scored 1 / 5 on 18/01/2011

Our stay at the Darby O Gill Hotel was excellant , the room was excellant the Staff were very helpfull and courtous the Food was beautiful all in all we had an great stay and it was great value Thank You. Charles & Joan Martin

Patrick scored 1 / 5 on 08/09/2010

I can not really rate this hotel. the reason being that when we that there on the day we booked for we were told there was no room vacant for us, they were fully booked out. they said they had not received the booking in time from lidl. i explained that i had spoken to a person at the hotel friday night and all was well but there was still no room at the inn. they booked us into the victoria house hotel a couple of miles away, and we were very pleased with our stay there, have no complaints about service what so ever but the price of eating in is quite high. this hotel is also on lidl list and we will use lidl again but hoping not darby ogills.

Shaun scored 4 / 5 on 12/08/2010

Went for a weekend in august, really enjoyed the stay. Staff were very friendly and so were the locals. Room was lovely and bright. Food was just average but reasonably good valve for money.

Mary scored 5 / 5 on 01/07/2010

spent a w/end late may in darby o gills what a w/end staff couldnt have been nicer, food excellent , our room was perfect bright and airy.entertainment every night and the locals make you very welcome. will definilty be back. ps sorry i overflowed the bath, you were very understanding thank you. jo / mary

Nicola scored 3 / 5 on 29/06/2010

Very disappointed - decided not to stay - first impressions weren't very good - forfeited my deposit in favour of other accommodation.

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