Cahernane House Hotel

Killarney's Best Kept Secret

Beautifully situated on a private estate on the edge of Killarney National Park, this boutique four-star hotel is located just twenty minutes' walk from Killarney town centre. The entrance to the hotel is framed by a tunnel of greenery which unfurls to reveal the beauty of this imposing manor house, constructed in 1877 and formerly home to the Herbert Family. Cahernane House Hotel exudes a sense of relaxation and peacefulness where guests can retreat from the hectic pace of life into a cocoon of calmness and serenity. The only sounds you may hear are the cows bellowing, the lambs bleating or the birds singing.

We are delighted to welcome guests to Cahernane post our  €1.3 million renewal programme bringing the total renovation figure to date to €7.8 million. Our former ‘Coach House’ has become home to 8 new luxurious bedrooms while the elegant Drawing Room, overlooking Killarney National Park, The Library and The Atrium have all been completely re-imagined.  Our new Coach House bedrooms are now available to book. We look forward to welcoming you to Cahernane and have you enjoy our enhanced and unique guest experience.

Member of Ireland's Blue Book

Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney is now part of Ireland's Blue Book collection of hotels, country houses and restaurants. Ireland's Blue Book represents the finest of Ireland's hospitality, accommodation and cuisine and is the only Irish member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of Europe which is an umbrella Federation representing an eclectic range of historic properties across Europe. 

Gold Medal Awards 2019

Cahernane House Hotel is the proud winner of the title of Ireland’s Best Country House and Guest Experience at the 2019 Hotel and Catering Review Gold Medal Awards.

Guest Accommodation

The hotel offers 48 spacious guest rooms; 12 of which are located in the original house. These rooms boast many of the original features including wooden ceiling beams, and cornicing. Each room is decorated in a unique style, relevant to the original period.

There are 28 spacious deluxe rooms available in the garden wing of the hotel many of which feature French doors onto either a ground floor patio or a first-floor balcony, commanding stunning views over the local landscape.

The newest addition to the guest room collection is in the fully restored Coach House, adjacent the Manor House. Each of these 8 bedrooms is bespoke with feature wallpapers, luxurious fabrics and original Irish antique furniture. Some of the bathrooms have free-standing claw-foot baths while others feature walk-in rain showers and handmade tiles. The décor of each of the 8 rooms have been inspired by nature and pay homage to the native Kerry flora and fauna. 

Dining at Cahernane

To facilitate social distancing, your evening meal menu can now be served in either our Cellar Bar or Herbert Restaurant. If you have a preference, it is is advisable to reserve your dining time when you are making your bedroom reservation. 

Herbert Restaurant

The dining experience at The Herbert Restaurant is one to savour. Recently awarded 2AA Rosettes, the dining room epitomises the style and grandeur of the original house with beautiful views over the gardens and mountains beyond. Head Chef, Eric Kavanagh has created an extensive menu of delicious, locally sourced seasonal produce. Bookings can be made online and it is advisable to reserve a table in advance. 

The Cellar Bar

Located in the basement of the hotel, The Cellar Bar occupies the original wine cellar of the house. Recently renovated into a stylish and welcoming space with an extensive selection of beers, spirits, wines and cocktails for you to enjoy. Try the signature cocktail, 'The Herbert', a smooth combination of gin, spiced rum, elderflower and fresh lime juice! Gin and whiskey tastings are also very popular.

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