Heights Hotel

4 Star

Kerry, Killarney

Hotel description

The Heights Hotel Killarney is one of Killarney's leading hotels, famed for its warm welcome and traditional Irish hospitality. Overlooking the majestic Torc and Mangerton mountains and the beautiful Flesk Valley, the Heights Hotel Killarney is steeped in history, its landmark high castle walls gracing the road east to Cork and beyond. Privately owned, the Heights Hotel Killarney offers unparalleled standards of service, luxury accommodation and fine dining.

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 Heights Hotel is situated less than a mile east of the centre of Killarney town, on the Cork Road (N22).

Area Description

The Heights Hotel, Killarney, is the perfect base from which to explore The Ring of Kerry, the Lakes of Killarney, Ross Castle, the Gap of Dunloe, Muckross House and Gardens, Torc Waterfall, The Kerry Way, Coolwood Wildlife Park and Killarney National Park.

Hotel Restaurant
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
Things To Do In The Area
  • Walking trails
  • Museums
  • Golfing
  • Hill walking
  • River fishing
  • Cinema
  • Boat trips
Hotel Guest Services
  • Free car parking
Hotel Bar
  • High season entertainment

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by Thomas O Brien on Nov 27 2019 19:07

Great hotel, staff excellent

by Audrey Leahy on Dec 26 2017 18:00

Hotel was spotless. stayed in a family room which was perfect for the 4 of us. Had a drink in the bar which was also spotless. Staff from reception, bar and breakfast were extremely friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was lovely with lots of variety. Good location. We'll be back.

by eileen hayes on May 5 2017 12:41

lovely hotel very clean staff were great pity no music on the bank holiday sunday

by Lorraine Looney on Jan 2 2017 11:15

Lovely hotel, lovely room, lovely breakfast. Unfortunately our room was located next to a generator or air conditioning unit so the noise went all night. Would request a room on other side of hotel next time.

by Ca on Dec 1 2016 20:56

Hotel itself is lovely. Excellent breakfast with great staff. A bit of a let down when radiator in bathroom didn't work, which made bedroom cold also, it was a cold November night about 0'. The Manager on duty did try to but failed to get it fixed. Room was near double doors which I heard shut everytime somebody used them so constantly slamming all night. Did pass this on to front line staff in morning and girl on duty was lovely and knew about radiator from previous night but man on front desk not so, rather gruff and said 'what more do you want me to do but apologise' and that was all but maybe a little lighter in his delivering of it would have been better.

by Tony Hally on Nov 24 2016 15:10

great value,Food very good and very fast service

by Carol O Neill on Oct 16 2016 19:33

I found the Heights hotel to be great value for money. It was comfortable & clean. Breakfast was very nice. I would stay there again.

by saratoolan on Sep 12 2016 11:31

Lovely hotel, 2 minute drive from the centre, nice size rooms. Food was nice in the bar and good breakfast. Not5 much I can fault really. Also nice views of the mountains from the little garden outside.

by THERESA SHANNON on May 24 2016 10:54


by Brendan on Mar 1 2016 10:59

Very nice hotel and I will go back

by Brendan on Sep 10 2015 10:56

I was disappointed with my stay in this hotel. We stayed in a ground floor room, there was constant noise from 6:30am with staff moving trolleys etc pass our window. Also, my girlfriend asked twice for a hairdryer that worked. She was reassured after the second time that one would be delivered to her but unfortunately it wasn't in the end. Luckily I got deal for my stay in the hotel as otherwise we would have been very disappointed.

by reviewer42023039 on May 26 2015 23:20

Very helpful and courteous staff. Couldn't fault the food in the restaurant. Very varied menu but could be a little more coeliac friendly. Breakfast was excellent and again staff very helpful and friendly.

by Jsionnach on May 12 2015 12:01

Stayed in the Heights Hotel weekend 08/05/2015, excellent staff very friendly and helpful, food excellent, and accomdation very good, would recommend this hotel anytime and the location is very good. Thanks enjoyed stay

by sue ellen on May 4 2015 22:36

We were very impressed. Will definitely go back.

by Catherine on Apr 24 2015 08:10

Had very enjoyable overnight stay in Heights Hotel. Meal which we had in the bar was excellent. Bed room big and comfortable. Good breakfast was served in bar area and spilled into the restaurant area as tables filled up, we were forgotten at our table, much better service last time we stayed and were served in breakfast room. Would hope to return though.

by Catherine on Apr 21 2015 20:18

Very enjoyable stay in family room over night. Room comfortable, had evening meal which was very enjoyable, got good service from waiter Joey. Breakfast was also good but service left alot to be desired, served in bar (previous stay we were served in breakfast room) and I think we were forgotten in little alcoves away from main group. I would return though, enjoyable stay.

by Anne Cronin on Jul 20 2014 19:58


by Catherine on Jul 4 2014 19:19

Had last minute plan and decided to stay overnight in the heights hotel. We enjoyed our stay. Comfortable room, welcoming staff and absolutely great food! We ate in the bar and the fish and chips were the tastiest ever! Substantial breakfast rounded off a very nice stay.

by ps on Apr 16 2014 13:06

great hotel very friendly food fantastic

by Stamfie on Apr 14 2014 22:38

Thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay, staff very welcoming and helpful. Only downside is the dinner menu, hasn't changed in 4 years, and a bit limited.

by MOC on Mar 20 2014 11:47

Lovely hotel and excellent value. All the staff were really helpful and friendly and the room was spacious, bright and clean.

by Tomo on Mar 4 2014 18:47

Stayed over-night Saturday night at the Heights Hotel. Received a warm welcome, rooms were spotless, on second floor nice and quiet. There was an Irish Convention taking place and a group of people dressed up, known locally I understand as "The Biddys". Nice and lively, very entertaining so well done. We had dinner in the restaurent and we were served my Miguel who was most pleasant, very efficient and an asset to the Heights Hotel. Top marks also to Mr Chef, food was beautifully cooked and very tasty. Breakfast the following morning could not be faulted. We enjoyed our stay at the Heights and look forward to returning in the not too distant future. Thanks to all for making our week-end most enjoyable,

by reviewer53473983 on Jan 8 2014 16:50

A very warm Irish welcome by the staff at check in. Service in the bar and restaurant were excellent. Accommodation very good. We certainly got value for money. We will be back.

by eileenhayes on Jan 1 2014 11:11

The hotel was lovely .The food was very nice and the staff were very friendly

by Lia on Nov 28 2013 18:26

Pros: Location is superb for touring the sights around Killarney and easy to find from the main road. The hotel was good value for money. Lovely stony exterior of the hotel in the authentic West of Ireland style. The interiors are done in a charming country manor style with authentic antique furniture pieces dotted here and there. Great décor of the bar and restaurants with exposed stone walls, fireplaces, traditional Irish dressers and dark wooden beams on the ceiling. Spacious and clean family room with a bath and a shower in the bathroom. Good quality beds. Tea/coffee making facilities in the room. Good hearty breakfast. Ample parking outside the hotel. Cons: The décor of the room slightly dated. There was an unpleasant smell in the bathroom though it was clean. There were only 2 bath towels and 2 hand towels supplied in the bathroom while the room was booked for 2 adults and 1 child. Toilet could not be flushed unless the cover was down, otherwise it was in the way. The view from the room was onto the big puddle on the roof of the lower storey. The duvets were totally inadequate for the hot room (way too hot) and the sheets were not available as a cover option. And last but not least, the famous West of Ireland hospitality did not quite manifest itself in this hotel. The only exception was the staff at breakfast on the 2nd of November who were all friendly, helpful and smiling, asking if we'd like a cup of tea,etc. All the others were either aloofly polite or just ignoring us. It took us about 30 minutes to get served tea at breakfast on the 3rd of November. Last year we stayed in Quality Hotel right across the road from the Heights Hotel and the staff there were way friendlier and more helpful.

by maire and michel Belgium on Nov 4 2013 09:59

We had a lovely stay in your hotel. The staff were all very friendly , the food was great and our room was nice. We ll certainly come back again .We would certainly recommend it .

by brian on Oct 30 2013 10:45

Really enjoyed our short stay in the Heights Hotel Killarney. Lovely room, lovely staff, comfortable bed, good breakfast, good value. Will be my hotel of choice when I am next in Killarney.

by Little C on Oct 23 2013 21:32

Stayed for 5 nights this time with dinner included, had stayed in May for 6 nights, disappointed that the menu was the same again for the 5 nights. Apart from that we had a great time, staff very friendly and helpful especially Stan. Will be back.

by kenny on Sep 4 2013 13:06

Enjoyed our stay at the Heights Hotel., Staff were very helpful Food was great. Rooms were excellent. I will visit this hotel again.. Highly recommended...

by Marie Gormley on Aug 29 2013 23:55

One of the best hotels we have ever stayed in,lovely staff,delicious food,clean and a good location.will be back!!!

by cathy oneill on Jul 7 2013 21:45

beautiful in every way , cant fault it at all staff were very nice , room was beautiful food in bar and breakfast was outstanding i would recommend this hotel to anyone

by maddy on Jul 3 2013 08:44

This was an amazing offer, nearly too good to be true. Fabulous value!! Hotel was just lovely, very clean rooms and lovely views over the mountain ranges, really nice bar and restaurant (meal was very impressive for a two course offer), loads and loads of little nooks and crannys to sit down and relax downstairs, staff were so lovely in Reception, Restaurant and Night Porter lovely fella. Only downfall for us were the male staff in the Bar, no welcome and didn't listen to the orders, hence wrong drink and forgot desert for one person and we had to ask for cutlery. Only hiccup but didn't ruin what was a fabulous stay. We will be back.

by Eileen on Jul 2 2013 12:22

Food was fabolous & very reasonable priced. Staff were very friendly & efficient. Good entertainment in the bar.The hotel was lovley & clean. Great variety at breakfast. Would definately recommend it.

by John Hogan on Jun 15 2013 21:41

Lovely Hotel,very clean, staff very nice and helpful, food beautiful and filling would def stay there again if im in Killarney and its close to town.

by Sam on Jun 5 2013 18:18

Location: not a 10 mins walk to the town center, its 2 miles. Jogging maybe. Facility: Standard enough, no gym or pool, wall is very thin. Was waken by the crazy banging from next door, lucky it only lasted about 90 seconds. Staff: friendly and helpful, like the accent. Breakfast: Decent. Overall: will visit again as reasonable price.

by Mary o Leary on Jun 5 2013 12:46

Staff where lovely food was good and the rooms where nice and clean.

by Little C on May 27 2013 20:48

Stayed for 6 nights with dinner included, the menu was the same each night which was a little disappointing. Apart from that we had a great time, staff very friendly and helpful especially the gentleman from Croatia. Will be back.

by Ted on May 8 2013 10:58

A very good hotel located approx. 15 min walk from town centre, food in the restaurant was top class at a very reasonable price, no complaints at all !

by Geraldine Kinsella on Apr 26 2013 07:36

Very comfortable well equipped rooms, good value for money. Lady at reception very pleasent , would stay there again :-)

by Geraldine Kinsella on Apr 24 2013 07:35

Very comfortable hotel, very clean and warm large bedrooms. Fully equipped . Good breakfast choice. I would have no problem staying again. Great musician on the guitar too last Saturday night.

by deirdre o shea moore on Apr 15 2013 17:41

We stayed for 2 nights last week and had a wonderful time. The staff couldnt have been more helpful and friendly. The food and service was excellent. Very good standards at such good value. The bedroom and bathroom were very clean as was the hotel throughout. The pub was very comfortable and warm. Thank you for such a nice stay

by Anne on Apr 4 2013 19:29

Stayed in the Heights for three nights over Easter Weekend 2013. Couldn't find fault with anything. Room was very comfortable and warm which was important because it was a very cold weekend. Very good atmosphere and the food was lovely. Definitely will be back and will recommend to friends.

by Greg on Apr 3 2013 01:33

Cons: There was no WiFi available in the hotel and there was a problem with 3G connection in the room. They changed the restaurant where they served a breakfast in a middle of our stay. The menu was very simple and limited. The bathroom was poorly stocked with just a soap. The instant coffee in the room was horrible. Instead of a window there were only balcony door and all the passing people could look into your room if the curtains were open. The lady in the reception was not able to provide information about the local attractions. The hotel is not really close to the town centre, it is actually quite a distance. I would not recommend this hotel if you want to stay a lot inside. The room seemed quite dark, even with all the lights on. The room was definitely too small for a 2+2 family. Pros: The staff was really nice, especially in the restaurants and the bar. Meals were simple but quite good and tasty. The hotel was quiet. The price was very good. It can be a hotel if you plan to travel around Kerry and spend a lot of time outside and just come back for a night rest and only for a short stay.

by Shivy on Apr 2 2013 17:03

Stayed in the Heights Holiday Easter weekend, and it was lovely. Staff are friendly and the food is great :)

by Ken Sutton on Apr 2 2013 11:17

Really enjoyed our stay in the hotel and in Killarney itself. The staff were very welcoming and ensured our stay was enjoyable. Had a problem with the room we were originally booked into but within minutes we had a new room offered and was just as good. Staff couldn't be praised enough, food was great too in the bar and for breakfast.

by pauline on Mar 21 2013 09:12

stayed in the heights on fri the 15th of march it was my second time staying there and it was a pleasure the staff were so friendly the room spotless and the food to die for looking forward to returning before to long

by Monnie on Mar 8 2013 12:43

Stayed in the Heights Hotel Killarney on the 4th of March 2013. The rooms were standard and very clean. The staff were great - very friendly. Had a lovely meal as part of DBB deal- it was delicious - starter, main course, tea or coffee - more than we could eat. A drink or two in the bar then which had few customers being a Monday night but still a good atmosphere. Breakfast was lovely also - great variety of yogurts, fresh fruit, cereals & cooked breakfast. Quick service which suited us as we were heading to a business meeting. Would recommend it!

by reviewer26302962 on Jan 4 2013 00:05

Comfortable hotel, friendly staff, dated decor, good value

by Catherine on Jan 3 2013 18:47

We were so lucky to get this hotel break for New Years Eve night! And what a fantastic night we had! Excellent meal, friendly helpful staff. Most comfortable room and the hotel is immaculate. We had live music on the night, platters of finger food were handed out to each table and glasses of champaigne were supplied to toast in the new year! We will definately be back and would highly recommend this hotel.

by Martina McCarthy on Dec 6 2012 18:29

food beautiful staff wonderful one of the nicest hotels I ever stayed in
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