Cosy B&Bs in Killarney for your next weekend break

A night or two in a cosy B&B in Killarney can make all the difference to your weekend break in County Kerry’s most beloved town, whether you’re here for the great outdoors or simply for the lively atmosphere in the pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Attentive hosts full of insider knowledge and local tips, a home-cooked breakfast to set you up for a day of adventures and individually-designed bedrooms for getting your forty winks – there’s a reason the bed-and-breakfasts in Killarney are of such a high standard.

Charming guest house in Killarney with expert local hosts


Housed in a Tudor-style building set in mature landscaped gardens, this family-run, Killarney bed-and-breakfast is situated along the fashionable Muckross Road.

Just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre on the main Ring of Kerry Road, the guesthouse has 30 individually-decorated bedrooms spread over two floors, with sleek, modern bathrooms and all the necessary mod cons like free WiFi.

Prepare for an active day exploring all Killarney has to offer with a big home-made breakfast. Served in the Innisfallen Dining Room, the hot dishes are cooked to order using local produce, and home-baked breads and scones are a specialty.

Then, why not unwind after a busy day seeing the sights in the Dinis Lounge  with a tipple from the small residents’ bar? Or simply curl up with a good book and savour the peace and quiet in the Bricin Lounge.

Your hosts Dermot and Maureen are full of local knowledge and have been welcoming visitors for over 50 years – Dermot even organises the Gap of Dunloe Day Tour, which includes bus, pony, trap, and boat through the lakes, as well as the Lily of Killarney water coach.

Old Weir Lodge

Top rated
9.0 Excellent (49 reviews)

Traditional B and B in Killarney by the National Park


Situated on the doorstep of the picturesque Killarney National Park, this traditional stone guest house is an ideal base for your weekend break in Kerry.

Make the most of the B&B’s idyllic location close to Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, the wooded shores of Lough Leane, and Deenagh Walk, the new walkway stretching over 30 kilometres of National Park foot trails and bike paths.

For brekkie, dig into home-made homemade scones and brown bread, or you can indulge in hot dishes like double eggs and bacon, or porridge with raisins and (a sneaky dash of Irish whiskey) served fresh from the kitchen – you’re on holidays, after all!

Your hosts Serena and Alan are there to make sure your time in Killarney goes smoothly, whether it’s preparing early-start breakfast trays or packed lunches and picnic baskets, or when you’re snuggled up in bed with a DVD from the library, just ask for an ice bucket and wine glasses.

If you’re also looking to experience the culture and friendly vibe of the lively town centre, you’re in luck – the shops, restaurants and pubs are all just a 10-minute walk away, so there’s no reason you can’t go for a well-deserved drink after a day of activities.

Sika Lodge

9.1 Excellent (22 reviews)

Central B&B in Killarney with a luxury Jacuzzi suite


If you’re looking to stay in the heart of the buzzy town centre, then this charming, central B&B is the one for you – it’s only a five-minute walk from the train station, the Killarney House Gardens and St Mary’s Cathedral, so you’re right in the middle of it all.

The style of the townhouse is warm and intimate, with stone walls, plenty of wood and cosy touches like original fireplaces and a grandfather clock. There are just four guestrooms, plus a self-catering two-person apartment, so you’re guaranteed a peaceful stay. You can even bring your canine companion for an extra €30 per night!

Want to make a romantic weekend of it? Then go ahead and treat yourself to a night or two in the exclusive superior double room; along with a relaxing hydromassage bath, it also comes with a king-size wooden sleigh bed, pretty window seat and 32-inch Sky TV.

Copper Kettle B&B

8.4 Very good (255 reviews)

Cosy B&B in Killarney with mountain views


Offering uninterrupted views of the MacGillycuddy Reeks, this family-run, 5-bedroom Killarney B&B is perfectly situated on the gateway to the Gap of Dunloe.

The pretty bungalow – surrounded by the stunning County Kerry countryside and just a half an hour from the beach – is an ideal base for exploring the nearby Killarney National Park and local lakes and rivers.

Get your day off to the right start with a tasty breakfast that promises to cater to all tastes and dietary requirements. Start with the self-service, buffet-style continental options before moving onto the full Irish – all the fuel you’ll need for a day of hill-walking, fishing or horse riding.

After a day of fresh air, long walks and beautiful nature, retire to one of the tastefully-decorated ensuite bedrooms for a well-deserved night’s sleep. The comfy beds are decked out with luxurious Egyptian white linen, and you’ve got the all-important tea-and-coffee making facilities on-hand for a cuppa.

Fancy seeing more of the area? Hosts Nora and John (who, music-lovers should note, are partial to a sing-song by the fireside) can even arrange for you to be picked up by jaunting car so you can enjoy a traditional trip around the valley with local tips and historical tidbits in tow.

The Ferris Wheel

Top rated
8.5 Excellent (11 reviews)

Family-run B&B in Killarney by the lakes


This modern, family-run Killarney B&B is the perfect home-from-home, situated just on the outskirts of town, nearby the gorgeous Lakes of Killarney and the National Park.

The nine luxurious ensuite bedrooms were recently refurbished to the highest standard, so you’re guaranteed a chic stay. Choose between twin, double, triple and family rooms, as well superior upgrades for that extra level of style.

However you like your morning meal, there’s an option for you, whether you’re into overnight oats with vanilla, honey and cinnamon or a classic smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel. Special dietary requirements? Don’t worry about it – you’ve got dairy-free milk, butter and yoghurts, as well as gluten-free cereal and bread.

Killaran House


Boutique B&B in Killarney with a penthouse suite


Book yourself into this boutique-style guesthouse and you can make the most the town’s liveliness while still being able to enjoy a relaxing weekend break.

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast by the cosy open fire in the dining room thanks to the service of Maître’D Margaret Mulcahy, who has over 30 years of experience. Choose between the traditional full Irish, French crepes with wild berry compote (or if you feel like going all out, a rich chocolate sauce!) or go continental with a cold meat and cheese platter.

If you feel like splurging on a luxury weekend break, then you should check into the Penthouse Suite. Upgrading gets you an incredible double Jacuzzi bath, a plasma TV in the bathroom, heated marble floors, rain showers, a four poster bed, designer fireplace and your own private balcony.

The Fairview Boutique Hotel

Top rated
9.0 Excellent (1736 reviews)