Built in 1854 with the remit to ‘take the guest’s breath away’, Great Southern Killarney still stands proudly as Killarney’s Premier Historic Hotel. The hotel is a member of the internationally renowned collection of independent hotels, Preferred Hotels and Resorts. Great Southern is also a member of Historic Hotels Worldwide and was awarded the Best Historic Hotel in Europe in their Awards of Excellence. Great Southern is also part of the Hayfield Family Collection of properties, a family business led by local hoteliers, which also incorporates Killarney Royal and Hayfield Manor in Cork. Great Southern is a truly unique and iconic hotel, situated on 6 acres of beautiful gardens right in the heart of Killarney town centre. Great Southern Killarney has enjoyed a most interesting and impressive history, throughout which the hotel has fortunately retained its striking original Victorian features, while continually developing a deluxe guest experience featuring beautifully appointed accommodations. Guest facilities including the gourmet Garden Room Restaurant, the welcoming meeting point Brownes – The Bar, The Killarney Wine Room, home to the hotel’s wine tasting experience & a traditional Afternoon Tea service which is served daily in The Grand Foyer & the beautifully restful, Reading Room Residents’ Lounge. As well as being surrounded by beautiful gardens right in the centre of bustling Killarney town, Great Southern Killarney is also within a moment’s walking distance of the sublime Killarney National Park, & is favourably located alongside Killarney Railway Station.