Killarney Hotel Blog

Why Guests From The USA Prefer to Stay at Cahernane

The US and Ireland have enjoyed a very special connection for many decades. We share a history established by mass emigration from Ireland during the devastating Great Famine in the 1800s. Thousands of Irish people established their lives all over the US, leading to many unique customs and traditions. Ancestors of these ex-pats come in their thousands to visit the homeland each year and Kerry is an especially nice stop along the road trip. With so many hotels in and near Killarney, it’s hard to stand out – something Cahernane House Hotel does for our guests with ease. Here are some of the reasons our US guests favour Cahernane as their Kerry hotel accommodation.


Cahernane House Hotel is ideally placed between the vibrant town of Killarney and the Killarney National Park, making both urban and natural discovery possible. We’re a short walk from the shops, pubs and great atmosphere of the town while being a short cycle from the wonderous natural beauty of one of Ireland’s greatest natural parks. Explore both by bike or on foot with directions from our team. Getting here is easy from Ireland’s capital by car and we offer free parking for guests. Buses and trains will get you to Killarney in a couple of hours and onward travel is easy with plenty of main road access.

Guest Rooms

If you’ve done any research about hotels, you’ll know that European hotel rooms are notoriously small when compared to our US counterparts. However, as a former decadent manor house, Cahernane Hotel has opulent and spacious guest rooms fit for our treasured guests. We have large beds and bedrooms suitable for all guests and perfect to make yourself at home. We have 48 spacious guest rooms each uniquely designed and decorated to give you an authentically Irish experience. For those looking for a cooler vacation, our Coach House bedrooms are fully Air Conditioned.

Uniquely Irish

When exploring Kerry, don’t settle for generic hotel rooms with cookie-cutter décor. No one remembers mass-produced art or corporate floor covering, Instead, treat yourself to a uniquely Irish experience at Cahernane House Hotel. Each room is bespoke and features decadent wallpaper, plush headboards, original antique furniture, beautiful sash windows and elegant mouldings. Many of the bathrooms also have claw feet, free-standing baths and antique brass bathroom fittings. The décor and features in each room are as unique as the view across the surrounding countryside. The only thing that will wake you in the morning is the lowing of nearby cattle or a lone stags call.

Dining at Cahernane

Don’t settle for generic bar menus and the usual ‘burger and chips’ offered in many hotels. Instead, we encourage our US guests to explore the spoils of local cuisine, supplied by our neighbouring farms and sometimes our own garden. Our chefs have created a stunning menu in both our restaurant and bar to showcase their culinary talents while using the most local ingredients available. Don’t worry about dress code – our restaurant is much more casual than its impressive décor would suggest. Our team are happy to recommend dishes to suit you and wine or other drinks to pair. Dining is an experience at Cahernane House Hotel that every guest should enjoy.

Cead Mile Failte

One of the most important and unique things about Cahernane House Hotel in Kerry is our genuine warm welcome. We treat each guest of the hotel as if they were guests of our own home and go above and beyond to make them comfortable. Our team are full of local knowledge and we’re always happy to recommend things to do in Kerry or direct you to the must-see spots. We’re also happy to stop for a chat and keep you company or show you around our magnificent hotel. You’ll always find Cead Mile Failte (a hundred thousand welcomes) here.


We’re looking forward to a busy year, welcoming hundreds of guests from all over the world. Our US guests are particularly impressed by the history and décor of our beautiful hotel and recommend us to friends and family or return themselves year after year. Always book your stay directly on our website or with one of our team to guarantee our best available rates.

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