Make memories to last a lifetime at this luxury hotel and spa, overlooking Killarney’s serene Loch Lein. Located opposite the McGillycuddy Reeks mountain range, a stay here means you can spend your weekend hiking in nature and taking in gorgeous views, or go boating out on the lake. Indoors, you’ll find the luxurious ESPA spa with a heated pool and thermal rooms. Gaze out of the floor-to-ceiling windows at the panoramic views of the lake and feel everyday stress evaporate. Want to switch off completely? Try a treatment like ESPA’s holistic total body ritual, which relaxes your body with hot stones and essential oils, or go for a healthy glow with a complexion-boosting face and scalp treatment.
After a day of walking or whiling away the hours, whet your appetite for dinner with a glass of prosecco in the traditional wood-panelled bar, before heading to the Brasserie. Take a seat here and watch the hotel’s award-winning chefs cook juicy flame-grilled steaks right in front of you. Or book a table at the aptly named Panorama Restaurant with its views of the water, mountains and the hotel’s elegant gardens. The simple dark wood decor complements the beauty of the landscape outside and with a focus on Irish cuisine, the locally sourced seafood is a menu highlight. Order tempting dishes like wild Atlantic Turbot with smoked oyster fritter, leeks and black garlic.
Round off your day with a nightcap on the private balcony of your Superior Lakeview room, taking in views the lake below. If the night air gets a little chilly, your room – with its sophisticated, earthy toned furnishings, seating area, king-size bed and handy Nespresso machine – is a comfortable and cosy retreat.