Five-star Dunloe Hotel re-opens its doors after €18m revamp

Dunloe Hotel dining room

The luxury five-star Dunloe Hotel in Killarney has re-opened its doors following an extravagant €18m refurbishment.

The upgrade took 18 months to complete and saw all features of the hotel refreshed and updated.
Dunloe Hotel bar
Guests to the hotel will now be able to enjoy the beautiful surroundings both inside and outside to make the most of their stay.

New standout features include large, viewing windows overlooking the stunning Gap of Dunloe, the narrow mountain-pass between the peaks MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and Purple Mountain.

Gap of Dunloe
The dining room of the Co Kerry hotel has had huge six-metre windows installed so that guests can enjoy swatehes of natural light while they dine.

Dunloe Hotel dining room

Many of the most attractive features of the hotel have remained, such as pieces of art and furniture, and the stained glass flower windows.

The refurbishment has been a major success and Dunloe will remain a popular location for weddings, and luxury getaways.

“The hotel has a rich history but in all its many years has never looked as good as it does now,” said Michael Brennan, MD of Killarney Hotels Ltd.

The work was carried out by local building company Griffin Brothers, with the redesign of the gardens and carpark was completed by Tralee-based Designer Landscapes Ltd.

Dunloe Hotel gardens

The hotel re-opened to the public in time for summer and a room will now cost guests anywhere between €240 for B&B in a garden room, up to €600 per night for a one-bedroom suite.

Dunloe Hotel bedroom

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Written by Andrew Moore