Great Southern Killarney Exterior

About Great Southern: a Grand Victorian Hotel in Killarney!


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.  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. For visitors to Killarney, Great Southern presents a truly unrivalled location, be it for a social or leisure break to explore Co. Kerry, a luxury wedding or for a business conference, Great Southern Killarney provides the finest service coupled with outstanding facilities. For family holidays & breaks, Great Southern hosts the Kerry Cubs kids clubs throughout the school holidays with a host of activities for children allowing parents and guardians a little time to enjoy the hotel and all the amenities of Killarney beyond. Great Southern Killarney is also home to Killarney’s premier events centre, with a choice of venues in which to host prestigious corporate and social events. Great Southern is known locally as an iconic location in which to exchange vows and celebrate both intimate or grand-scale weddings. For a special occasion Great Southern is a central venue of choice in Killarney with private dining celebrations and parties hosted in the hotel’s spectacular Victorian suites – The Picture Room, The Lake Room & The Writers' Room. Great Southern Killarney also has a number of Self-Catering Holiday Homes that are ideal for families, groups of friends and event organisers looking for all the convenience of home along with the added luxury of the hotel’s extensive facilities. As a member of Preferred Residences, each holiday home is tastefully decorated with spacious living and dining areas, ultra-comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms, providing a central location from which to discover Killarney and Kerry’s attractions.

Resident of Great Southern can avail of Onsite Car Parking on a complimentary basis & free WI-FI is offered throughout the hotel. For the very best value, book direct with Great Southern Killarney & begin by perusing our exclusive Special Offers.

We look forward to warmly welcoming you to the Great Southern, Killarney’s Premier Historic Hotel and it is our utmost aim to create a host of delightful memories for you during your stay.