A planning application for a five-storey hotel to replace a petrol station on Muckross Road in Killaney has been refused by An Bord Pleanála.
Kerry County Council had already refused permission last November for the five-storey, over-basement boutique hotel in a corner site at the top of Ross Rd, opposite Killarney House.
The boutique hotel was to have 32 bedrooms, with a retail unit on the ground floor. The Amber petrol station and retail units were to have been demolished.
Killarney Reeks Limited, care of BPS Planning Consultants of Dalkey, Co Dublin, had sought to demolish the Amber Petrol Station building, which includes two retail units on the ground floor and offices on the first floor. It also sought the construction of the hotel and one ground-floor retail unit, as well as a basement car park and all ancillary site works.
The appeals board ruled in accordance with its inspector that it should not be allowed. The board said the multi-storey building hotel on what is a prominent site, would be out of scale and would be visually obtrusive from Flesk Rd/Muckross Rd (N71), important tourist routes.