There are few better spots to appreciate the hilly, emerald-carpeted landscapes of Killarney than the Europe Hotel and Spa. From your private balcony, you might even see white-tailed eagles swoop over the deep waters of the Killarney’s shimmering lakes. The largest of all – Loch Léin – sits within the hotel grounds, reflecting the rugged wilderness of the McGillycuddy Reeks mountain range. The hotel helps you to make the most of this enchanting landscape with outdoor pursuits including golf, fishing, horse-riding, hiking, tennis and swimming.
Rooms at the Europe Hotel and Spa are designed to be peaceful oases away from the everyday world. Each has a view of the lake or verdant gardens, with a balcony on which to soak it all up. Begin your day wrapped up in your bathrobe with a hot cup of coffee, breathing in the clean, fresh air of the Irish countryside. Interiors offer a contemporary take on rustic, with subtle tartan touches and a creamy palette of soft taupes, buttery caramels and warm coffees. Modern additions, like state-of-the-art Nespresso machines and sleek glass double doors, create an elegant aesthetic.
Soothe tired muscles at the hotel’s spa – ESPA at the Europe. In this serene cocoon, the only soundtrack is the soothing lap of water on the lakeshore. As the sun sets, swim below cascading luminescent light fixtures in the lantern-lined pool. After a fragrant herbal tea in the spa café, recline on heated loungers or detoxify in the thermal suite. Indulgence is the order of the day at ESPA at the Europe, which features 16 treatment rooms, two express beauty suites, a private spa suite and several manicure and pedicure thrones. Try a pressure-relieving hot stone massage, or hydrate your skin with a harmonising facial.