Parent Review – The Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland

Beaufort, Killarney, County Kerry

Susan, Cork

Where did you go?

We stayed at the Dunloe Hotel near Killarney in September 2015 with our 2 year old.

When did you go?

September 2015

Who did you travel with?

My husband and daughter

How old were your kids when you travelled?

2 years

Where did you stay?

We stayed in the Dunloe which is about a 15 minute drive from KIllarney town. Its a lovely spot with loads of land and a super playground. The view of the gap of dunloe is stunning and it can be seen from the restaurant and from rooms at the front of the hotel.

How was the journey there?

We drove from Cork during nap time and this took about and hour and 30 minutes.

What was the food like at your destination?

The food in the hotel was lovely. There was a great kids menu. There was a choice of bar food or you could eat in the restaurant. If you wanted to eat outside the hotel you had to drive as there is nothing in walking distance.

Were you able to find all your baby and toddler essentials at your destination (formula, food, wipes, nappies, medication etc)?

There are plenty of supermarkets and pharmacies in Killarney, 15 minutes away by car. We brought everything so did not need to buy anything there.

How was the public transport system?

We did not use public transport

Did you use a baby carrier or a stroller?

There are some lovely walks around the hotel. We used our buggy or let our daughter walk.

What kind of activities did you do?

We went for walks, played in the huge, modern playground and went swimming. There were also sheep and horses in the fields and our daughter enjoyed looking at these.

Overall, did you have a good trip?

The hotel is excellent, staff are very friendly. We had a lovely time and will definitely be back.

Do you have any advice for parents travelling to the same place?

Ask for a room near reception. There are stairs to almost all the rooms which can be annoying with a buggy! There are also family rooms and we were upgraded without requesting it and had interconnecting rooms with a view of the Gap of Dunloe.