Killeen House Hotel in Killarney, Co Kerry has been named fourth best hotel in the world for service in the influential 2010 ‘Travellers’ Choice Trip Advisor’ survey. The specialist travel website, driven by public opinion, confirmed the success for the popular three-star hotel based on the comments of over 25 million hotel reviews by guests, posted on its website. The 23-bedroom operation, is owned and run by husband-and-wife team Michael and Geraldine Rosney, who said they have been inundated with congratulatory emails and text messages from guests throughout the world who had previously stayed in the hotel.
Killeen House Hotel has won a number of major industry awards in the last few years, including the ‘Trip Advisor Top Ten Hidden Gems of the World’ in both 2006 and 2008, the ‘Hotel and Catering Review’ Gold Medal in 2009, as well as the recently inaugurated Failte Ireland Award for ‘Best Customer Service in Ireland’.
As quirky as it is welcoming, the Killeen House boasts the only bar in the world that accepts golf balls as legal tender.