The Great Southern Hotel is a charming and luxurious 4-star hotel occupying a delightful Victorian railway hotel, with its prominent pillared entrance and ivy-clad facade it is a landmark building in the town. It is an iconic hotel and one of the country’s most established hotels, it has long been a preferred choice amongst guests, having been in operation for more than one hundred and sixty years. It is located amongst six acres of delightful manicured private grounds in the middle of the picturesque town of Killarney.
This Victorian gem exudes a timeless elegance and grandeur not found in its more modern contemporaries, and the architecture is both distinctive and delightful, it is almost as if time has passed by this lovely establishment. There is an effortless style, excellent service and gracious hospitality associated with The Malton, from the open fire in the entrance hall through to the lovely timeless decor throughout. The staff are superb, both courteous and professional at all times. It is certainly the ideal stay for those wishing to escape modern days hustle and bustle whilst staying amongst opulent surroundings and a gracious and calming atmosphere.
Guest rooms again reflect the opulence and luxury of a bygone era. The rooms in the Main House are beautifully appointed and individually styled, they are classically stylish and chic in decor whilst retaining many of the original period features. All rooms offer luxury and are both comfortable and stylish, with lovely warm hues, rich furnishings and furniture to reflect the houses natural heritage. The rooms in the Garden Wing are equally charming but have a modern contemporary feel with neutral tones and textures and more modern furniture. Each room is well appointed and has all modern conveniences expected by todays discerning traveller, as well as little extra touches to ensure a pleasant and enjoyable stay. The beautiful views out over the grounds further add to the overall experience.
When it comes to dining guests are in for a treat, the emphasis here is on the finest ingredients sourced from local sources and producers to ensure freshness and taste. Many herbs and vegetables are grown in their own gardens and the inhouse bakery supplies all of the fresh breads and pastries. The Garden Room Restaurant offers an unrivalled dining experience, the setting is simply stunning with its gorgeous high ceilings and stunning decor. The menu features a number of classic dishes but with a modern flair and the result is superb, dishes are delectable, and the accompanying wine list is both extensive and interesting.
The Punchbowl Bar has a lovely homely feel with its comfy seats and warm and inviting decor, the small bar is a great place to meet and mingle with friends, family or other guests. For guests looking for a less formal option when it comes to dining can select from the delightful bar menu, the food is equally as tasty and delicious, with the option of hot and cold dishes or light lunches through to full meals.
The Killarney Wine Rooms offers entirely different dining option, set amongst the wine cellars guests can enjoy a unique experience in this relaxed and comfortable setting. Here excellent food and wine go hand in hand. Whilst enjoying delicious food an excellent selection of wines from around the world can be appreciated.
Inisfallen Leisure Centre has a classic and traditional decor and offers an escape in this oasis of calm and tranquility. An excellent choice of health and beauty treatments are available that will leave guests relaxed but yet invigorated. There is also a fully equipped modern gym for those looking a for a full workout, it features all the latest machines. Other facilities include a swimming pool, a sauna and monsoon shower, as well as tennis courts outside. All looking out over the beautiful gardens.
The beautiful landscaped gardens provide a welcome retreat with lovely walks through the gardens or just take time out to sit down on one of the many benches dotted about and enjoy the peace and tranquility. There is also a children’s playground for younger guests.