Cahernane House Hotel

Killarney’s Best Kept Secret

Cahernane House Hotel Killarney

The best secrets are in the most hidden places

Beautifully situated on a private estate on the edge of Killarney National Park, our luxury 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 you can retreat from the hectic pace of life into a cocoon of calmness and serenity. The only sounds you may hear are the lambs bleating or the birds singing.

We very much look forward to welcoming you.

General Manager

Emer Corridan

Sunday Lunch

Delicious Dining

Our culinary team have created a delicious 3 course Sunday Lunch menu, filled with locally sourced ingredients.

3 course menu at €45 per adult, €20 per child.

We welcome both residents and guests for Sunday Lunch.

To book lunch call 064 6631895 or email [email protected]

Start the Week Well

Sunday Monday Stayover

When you stay with us on quieter nights, (Sunday and Monday), we will treat you to a late check-out time with our compliments. Rest assured the guestrooms are just as elegant, the food just as sumptuous, and the scenery just as stunning. The only difference is, that you will get more time with us.  

Halloween Storytelling at Cahernane

Myth, mystery and magic

This Halloween, gather around the fire in our Drawing Room to hear Ireland’s greatest storyteller, tell tales of myth, magic, and mystery.

Our special Halloween at Cahernane package includes an evening with the wonderfully talented storyteller, “seanchaite” Eddie Lenihan.

Guest Accommodation

Rest well

The hotel offers 48 spacious guest rooms across three wings. Our three wings each offer their own unique charm. 

The Manor House boasts original features and old world charm in all its rooms. From antiques relevant to the original period and wooden ceiling beams – each room in the Manor House is unique.

The Garden Wing is perfect for those who want a view of the natural landscape. Your room on the ground floor gives you full view to relax with a stunning backdrop.

The newest addition to our room collection is in our fully restored Coach House, adjacent to the Manor House. Every room has been designed to pay homage to the native Kerry flora and fauna and inspired by the beautiful nature that surrounds us. Beautiful features such as claw foot baths, walk-in rain showers and handmade tiles add to the spirit of your Coach House experience. 

Gourmet Dining

Guilty pleasures

The dining experience at our  Herbert’s Restaurant in Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney is one to savour. Awarded 2AA Rosettes for its’ dining experience, Herbert’s epitomises the style and grandeur of the original house with beautiful views over the gardens and mountains beyond. Our Head Chef Cormac Vesey has created an extensive menu of delicious, locally sourced, seasonal produce.

To avoid disappointment, we recommend that guests and non-resident’s reserve their dining table in advance – due to popular demand. 

Located in the basement of the hotel you’ll find ‘The Cellar Bar’. Previously the original wine cellar of Cahernane House, it has been renovated into a stylish and welcoming space for you to enjoy an extensive selection of beers, spirits, wines and cocktails.

Try our signature cocktail ‘The Herbert’ a smooth combination of gin, spiced rum, elderflower and fresh lime juice.

Special Occasions At Cahernane

For a perfect celebration

At Cahernane House Hotel, we know how to celebrate special occasions. 

Whether it’s a wedding anniversary, Christening or naming ceremony, family gathering, significant birthday, or Jubilee celebration, we have a selection of distinctive spaces for drinks receptions, ceremonies, and private dining.

We also offer exclusive use of our hotel for larger gatherings.  

Irish Restaurant Awards 2023

We would love your support

Online nominations are now open for the 2023 Irish Times, Irish Restaurant Awards. There are 21 categories to choose from and we would be absolutely delighted if you could nominate our very own ‘Herbert’s Restaurant’ in the following category:


Nominations are open until Thursday 26th January, 2023.

Ireland's Blue Book Vouchers

Enjoy a little extra

As a proud member of Ireland’s Blue Book we are delighted to accept Blue Book Vouchers at Cahernane House Hotel. So much so, that when you spend your Blue Book vouchers with us, we will treat you to tea and scones on arrival and a late check-out time on departure, with our compliments. 

Timeless Elegance in All Seasons

Choose your time

Everyone has a favourite time of year at Cahernane. For some, it’s the cosy escape to a crackling fireside, with a gourmet dining experience and luxury slumber. For others it’s exploring Killarney, a romantic picnic by the lake or a ramble through the National Park on a sunny summer day.

Whatever your choice, we look forward to spoiling you at Cahernane House Hotel.

Tie The Knot

Kiss and tell

Cahernane House Hotel Killarney is truly a best kept secret when it comes to weddings. The views of the magnificent scenery and old-world charm make for beautiful photos and precious memories that you’ll treasure forever.

Enjoy exclusive use of our manor house for up to 80 dinner guests. Host your dream civil ceremony in one of our fabulous reception rooms, the perfect scene for such a special occasion.

Exclusive Use

Yours entirely

When you book the hotel for exclusive use, the Manor House offers complete privacy for your guests; the perfect venue for a very special get-together. Catering options are plentiful and can be tailored to your exact needs, allowing your day to flow effortlessly.

Cahernane House Hotel Killarney is glowing in character and history with stunning views from every window. With a selection of distinctive spaces for drinks receptions, ceremonies, private dining and dancing, your guests can enjoy every corner of the house. Our Signature bedrooms are the largest in the manor house – each one has been individually decorated in its own style with stunning antique and period pieces. With additional quiet spaces such as the stunning atrium or the extensive gardens, you can escape for some quiet conversation or a brisk walk in the beautiful countryside.

Gift Vouchers

From me to you

Spoil the ones you love with a unique and charming experience in the heart of Kerry. Give the gift of luxury, relaxation and fine dining.

Special Offers

On the quiet

Enjoy a signature Cahernane House Hotel Killarney experience. Explore exclusive offers and see the best of Killarney. Wander through the National Park, hike, fish, cycle or simply relax in style. 

Green Tourism Accredited


Here at Cahernane House Hotel we are celebrating our recent accreditation with Green Tourism. We are delighted our green practices have been independently audited and recognised with Silver status.

Green Tourism operate a globally recognised certification programme which audits the commitment of tourism businesses who are actively working to become more sustainable. Their environmental assessors give professional advice on areas such as reducing energy use, saving water, ethical buying, staying local and promoting biodiversity. 

Linger A Little Longer

Explore More

We have included some wonderful suggested itineraries of must see attractions in Killarney, Kerry and along the Wild Atlantic Way.  Linger a little longer with our  4 or 5 night packages. However long you stay, make every moment enjoyable. 

A little bird told me...

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Minimum €10 Cheaper

Complimentary glass of Prosecco

No payment needed today

Free cancellation

Exclusive offers

Beautiful Killarney

On the Wild Atlantic Way

Cahernane House Hotel is the perfect base for anyone looking to explore the stunning town of Killarney and its picturesque surroundings. Take a bike, drive or walk to the incredible scenery and historic heritage spots that the famous tourist destination has to offer.

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Helping you plan your stay

Our History

If these walls could talk

Cahernane House was built as the family residence of Henry Herbert in 1877 at a cost of £5,992. The work was carried out by Collen Brothers Contractors. The original plans by architect James Franklin Fuller, whose portfolio included Ballyseedy Castle, Dromquinna Manor and the Parknasilla Hotel, was for a mansion three times the present size. 

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  • Minimum of €10 cheaper
  • Complimentary glass of Prosecco
  • No payment needed today
  • Best cancellation policy
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