Great Southern Killarney

Frequently Asked Questions


The Great Southern Killarney is a 4 star hotel.
Killarney town centre is about a 2 minute walk from the Great Southern.
The Great Southern is located on the grounds of the Great Southern and is about a 30 second walk from door to door.
Killarney Bus Station is located next door to The Great Southern in the Killarney Outlet Centre. It is about a 3 minute walk from the hotel.
Great Southern Killarney is located 17km from Kerry Airport, 90km from Cork International Airport and 134km from Shannon International Airport.
Killarney National Park is a 5 minute walk from Great Southern Killarney.
Yes, we have two car parks available at Great Southern for our guests to use. Parking is complimentary for all guests. To avail of our complimentary parking please bring your car registration with you to Reception upon check-in.
Guests can check in daily from 4pm and check out until 12 noon. Early check in's and late check out's can be requested but cannot be guaranteed.
There is a number of different room categories available at Great Southern Killarney. These include Classic Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Family Rooms, Garden Deluxe rooms, Junior Suites & Grand Suites. We also have self catering apartments and houses available on the grounds of the hotel.
Yes all guests have complimentary access to the Innisfallen Health Club which includes 15m Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Steam Room and Sauna. We also have 2 tennis courts.
Yes, we offer a range of Yon-Ka Paris treatments in the Innisfallen Health Club. To view our brochure please click here or to view our special offers please click here.

We also have a playground for our junior guests to enjoy and there is a children's pool in the Health Club at Great Southern.

Breakfast is served in The Garden Room from 7.30am until 10am Monday - Friday and 7.30am - 11am Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays.
There are a number of dining options to choose from at Great Southern Killarney. Afternoon Tea is served daily from 12.30pm - 5pm in The Grand Foyer and Drawing Rooms and is priced at €22.50 per person for Traditional Afternoon Tea and €29.50 per person for Champagne Afternoon Tea. Brownes Bar serves a range of bar food items from 12.30pm until 9.30pm daily. The Garden Room is open each evening from 6.30pm until 9.30pm and serves gourmet food priced at €45 per person.
The Wine Room is Kerry's only interactive walk-in cellar. Wine cards can be purchased at Reception allowing you to sample the various wines showcased. You can choose between a sip, half or whole glasses of wine in either red or white depending on what you would like to try.
The Whiskey Corner is located in Brownes Bar and houses a collection of over 190 of the world's finest whiskies from Ireland, Scotland, America, Canada, Wales and Japan.
Yes, Great Southern Killarney is the dieal location for your destination wedding, with over 160 years of hosting prestigious events weddings have been the highlight of these. We can host many different types of weddings including intimate ceremonies or wedding celebrations or more grand scale affairs of up to 600 guests. For more information please contact our expert wedding planners on
Yes we have over 6 acreas of landscaped gardens available as a backdrop for your wedding images. We are also within a 5 minute walk or drive of Killarney National Park and Ross Castle which are popular locations for wedding images.
Yes, guest laundry services are available from Monday to Saturday.
Cancellation is availble 48 hours prior to arrival.
Great Southern first opened as The Railway Hotel in 1854. After being purchased by The Great Southern & Western Railway Company the hotel was rename The Great Southern Hotel Killarney. After coming out of state ownership in 2006 the hotel was rebranded The Malton after a famous set of paintings by artist James Malton which hang in the hotel. In 2014 the hotel was purchase by local hoteliers Joe & Margaret Scally and they reinstated the Great Southern name in early 2018.
Yes, we have a range of meeting spaces available. These range in capacity from 10 people to 600 people. To enquire further please contact our events department during your stay or email

Yes, Afternoon Tea is served Wednesday - Sunday from 1pm until 3pm.

Private dining space can be booked for your special occasion depending on availability. To enquire further please contact or events department during your stay or email