About this Hotel

From its distinctive architecture to its effortless service and genuine hospitality, the Great Southern has been a favourite retreat for over 160 years.
Originally opened as The Railway Hotel in 1854 & later to become The Great Southern Hotel in the early 1900’s , it has indeed a long history & retains the original features & wonderful architecture of those Victorian times.
With 6 acres of beautiful private gardens in the centre of bustling Killarney town centre as well its favourable location adjacent to Killarney Railway Station, the hotel has without doubt a superb and unrivalled location.
Car Parking is available for all guests & complimentary WIFI is available throughout the hotel. After a restful night, you’ll be treated to a sumptuous breakfast where everything from healthy options to the positively sinful is on offer.
As the day comes to an end, choose to dine in one of the hotel’s Restaurants from the Award Winning Garden Room Restaurant, The Award Winning Wine Experience Restaurant; The Killarney Wine Rooms or enjoy delicious bar food in the Punchbowl bar. Later relax and unwind with your favourite cocktail in The Punchbowl Bar where drinks have been served in style for more than a century. This bar also includes a new Whiskey Tasting Corner that proudly stocks an exquisite selection to tempt our whiskey connoisseur guests.
At The Great Southern, time seems to stretch just a little bit longer. The light and airy leisure centre overlooks the gardens for enjoyment rain or shine. Slow down … play a little, relax and unwind. Plunge into clear, blue water. Warm yourself in the sauna, before refreshing with an invigorating monsoon shower. Take time out for yourself in the health and beauty rooms to pamper every curve, harmonise, and heal. Or take the fun outside, with a game of tennis.
Your room at The Great Southern is about total relaxation. Luxuriate with Damana body washes and crèmes before stretching out on crisp white bed linen. Every room offers luxury, whether in the Main House, with its high Victorian ceilings and impossibly tall windows, or the newer Garden Wing, for contemporary comfort and style. Each room in the hotel has something special – some with smooth leather headboards, others with silky curtains, or stylish wallpaper.
The dedicated team of conference professionals are here to help you plan and execute your conference with maximum impact and minimum stress. From 5 to 950 delegates the hotle has the perfect meeting space to cater to your requirements available in different in styles and sizes, with air conditioning and complimentary WIFI coverage throughout the conference centre, meeting rooms and the hotel.

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Last Updated: 14.01.2020
- Number of rooms: 171
24 hours Reception
24 hours Room Service
Air-Conditioning Public Areas
Banqueting Facilities
Conference Facilities
Car Park - Charge
Car Park - Free
Dry Cleaning Service
Free WIFI - Public Areas
Laundry Service
Lobby Lounge
Meeting Rooms
Pets accepted
Alarm clock
Bathroom Amenities
Central Heating
Direct Dial Telephone
Family Rooms
Hair Dryer
In house Movies
High-Speed Internet
Free WIFI - All Rooms
Iron/Ironing Board -On Request
Mini Bar - On Request
Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Trouser Press
Beauty Treatments
Golf Course Nearby
Steam Room
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court

How to find this Hotel

Town Centre
Killarney, Co.Kerry