Aghadoe Heights Hotel
What it is
A 74-room gem presiding over the Lakes of Killarney, with an organic 10,000-square-foot spa, waterfront restaurant and terrace bar.
What it isn't
Equipped with its own golf course. But golfers amenities galore—including tee time setup, gratis transfers, club and shoe cleaning, and so much more can be arranged for local courses including Killarney Golf & Fishing Club.
What we think
If your vision of Ireland includes shamrock-green lawns rolling endlessly before you, Aghadoe Heights has captured it perfectly. The property feels on top of the world, thanks to its floor to ceiling glass walls and jaw-dropping panorama over the adjacent lakes and MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountains. Guest rooms are nothing less than sumptuous, with textural furnishings in a palette of serene neutrals and plush perks like robes and slippers and evening turndown. To sleep like an actual king, book a 646-square-foot Lake View Studio Suite; it includes a custom-made bed that’s a whopping 6’ x 6’, plus a Bose stereo system, gratis chocolates and insider access to the spa’s thermal suite.
You're here because
The spa is an award-winner, and known across the globe for its hand-harvested seaweed treatments culled from Ireland’s own seas.
Overlooking the water in The Lake Room Restaurant, you almost pinch yourself, the view is so beautiful. One bite of your paupiette of lemon sole with prawn mousse and roasted fennel and you actually do…because this is too good to be true.
Restaurants & Bars
The Lake Room - Award winning contemporary dining
The Terrace Bar - An extensive al fresco menu
The Heights Lounge
A showstopping rural perch on the lake of Lough Leane in Killarney National Park, just a 12 minute drive from Ross Castle (built in the 15th century by an Irish chieftain).