Elegance on a grand scale, the Great Southern in Killarney has welcomed visitors and dignitaries since 1854, it is a hotel of impressive character and the gracious "old lady" of Killarney's establishments.
Elegance on a grand scale, the Great Southern in Killarney, formerly the Great Southern Hotel, has welcomed visitors and dignitaries since 1854, it is a hotel of impressive character and the gracious "old lady" of Killarney's establishments.
Situated in the centre of the charming town of Killarney, the Great Southern is a landmark hotel and something of an institution in the town. For over 150 years well-heeled concierges have greeted guests from Presidents and Princes, to business barons, entertainers and sportsmen, at the grand Palladian entrance to the Great Southern. A hotel that's very much in the classic mould, the hugely spacious lobby sets the impressive tone with sumptuous sofas and pillars if pristine white marble.
The fabulously appointed bedrooms at the Great Southern recall the grandeur and elegance of a bygone age while keeping up with the contemporary style of today. Each has lots of space, luxurious beds and a full range of facilities, while the splendid suites go that little bit further in offering luxuriant opulence.
Fine dining is provided with a sense of further grandeur in the Garden Restaurant. A great gilt doomed room, with a ceiling decorated with intricate gold leaf tracing and situated overlooking the hotel's wonderful gardens. Here the very finest in haute cuisine is served from an imaginative international menu. While less formal dining is available in Peppers the hotel's a la Carte restaurant, set in laid back, stylish modern surroundings.
Those in search of pampered luxury needn't look to far. The Innisfallen Spa at the Southern boasts an extensive range of facilities from 17m indoor pool, steam room, Jacuzzi, gym and hydro-massage baths. The Spa also offers a full range of treatments using exclusive Yon Ka products.
As the "Old Lady" of the town, the Great Southern has introduced many people to the beauty of Killarney, a place of scenic mountains and lakes and traditions from an age ago, all waiting to be explored. The Southern is also well placed for golfers with famous golf courses close by in Killarney and Ballybunion.