Great Southern Killarney has been an iconic retreat for over 160 years and was originally opened as The Railway Hotel in 1854 with the proud boast of being Ireland’s first purpose-built hotel. This stately property has indeed a prestigious history & the original features of its elegant Victorian architecture have been retained throughout the many years that the hotel has been welcoming guests from across the globe. Although the splendour of the hotel captivates guests, it is the exceptional and genuine hospitality for which the hotel is renowned that transforms a visitor into a life-long friend.
Uniquely surrounded by 6 acres of beautiful private gardens in the centre of bustling Killarney town, as well its favourable location adjacent to Killarney Railway Station, Great Southern Killarney provides an unrivalled location for visitors to Killarney town.
Great Southern Killarney enjoys an impressive history as well as developing a deluxe guest experience with beautifully appointed accommodation and contemporary touches to afford guests with every modern luxury. Great Southern Killarney also offers wonderful dining options where you can choose to dine under the magnificent gilt dome in The Garden Room Restaurant, opt for a more casual dining experience in Brownes Bar, or indulge in delicious Afternoon Tea in The Grand Foyer & the beautifully restful, Reading Room Residents’ Lounge. Great Southern Killarney is also home to Killarney’s premier events centre, with a choice of venues in which to host prestigious events & intimate or grand-scale weddings. As the latest addition to the Hayfield Family Collection, Great Southern Killarney with its luxurious accommodation and exceptional and innovative cuisine, offers a truly luxurious experience. Committed to delivering gracious hospitality and creating outstanding memories, The Scally family & their talented team deliver friendly personal service and true Irish hospitality.