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Courtyard Lodges

Make yourself at home in our two bedroom/two bathroom lodges,
a pleasant three minute walk from the hotel.

Rooms & Suites

Each unique in style and design and affording you stunning views of the Kenmare Bay or the Kerry Mountains.

Woodland Villas

Spacious three bedroom houses located within the estate and a 10 minute walk from the hotel.

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Hotel guest


Have never experienced such good service. Made feel very welcome by genuine staff. Grounds for walks and spa is extremely nice.

Hotel guest


Beautiful magical and dreamy Parknasilla. Very professional, helpful and super relaxed staff made us feel welcome and cozy. The most child friendly place ever. Beautiful spa overlooking the sea. This hotel built in 1800’s has a lot of charm and character. Thoughtfully designed and surrounded by breathtaking nature. Parknasilla is a very special find and we cannot wait to be back. The most wonderful staff even mailed us back our kid’s favorite plush toy we had since her birth and forgot in bed. Thank you. JV and family

David Whyte


Excellent stay, amazing staff, beautifull rooms and fabulous food. We will definitely return. Regards and thank you, David & Catherine Whyte

Hotel guest


Fantastic setting, grounds and facilities. Very suitable for families especially

Hotel guest


This was our first time staying at the Parknasilla our we were really impressed with everything place had to offer, from the spa to the food and to the extremely friendly and helpful staff

Hotel guest


We had a super stay at Parknasilla a few weeks ago! It surpassed our expectations, the comfort and privacy was fabulous. Tha staff were courteous and very helpful. We embarked on a walk and thoroughly enjoyed it. The SPA was exceptional too. We are really looking forward to our next visit.

Michelle Moore


We had an amazing time. We love this hotel. Staff are so friendly. Spa is beautiful and the walks are great. Our favourite hotel in Ireland. Thanks for a great stay. It was our1 year wedding anniversary and we were really looked after. Can't wait to spend our next 30/40 anniversaries in parknasilla

Tony O'Sullivan


Absolutely fantastic place with lots to see and do. Amazing facilities. The staff are very helpful, knowledgeable and polite. I would recommend this place to anybody and I'm already looking to book a return trip.

Peter Clarke


We had a fabulous stay. Our expectations were exceeded. The hotel has clearly had a significant refresh over the last few years and the balance between keeping with the traditional and having modern conveniences has been well done. The professionalism and service provide by staff is of the highest quality. The meals were excellent as was the ambience. We particularly enjoyed the facilities, especially the trails. One of the objectives we had for our trip was to hike by the sea. That was accomplished. we were able to spend the better part of 5 hours one day on the various trails with the added bonus of being to have lunch at the hotel. We had booked a sea view room in the main building. We highly recommend this as the views are great and there is nothing like the sounds of the sea through the open window. the only disappointment was there was no in room safe. While the hotel offered safe keeping at reception, it is nice to be able to lock electronics and extra cash away when one is out. All in all a great stay and a great place from which to start of on the Ring of Kerry.

Sarrissa Ryan


Was just the most wonderful experience!

Hotel guest


The stuff was very kind and helpful, one example, we had a room for our family with two kids when arrived, the gentleman who guide us to the room felt that the room was too small and proactively changed the room for us without being request. It was a pleasant surprise and much appreciated.

Jay Higgins


Great place, great experience.

Claire Pearson


We had a wonderful four night break , our room and bathroom was clean,comfortable and spacious, a superior double ,maybe bigger towels would have made it nicer! The room had a small sea view,we were first floor,next time we will ask for second floor as it would have a better view. We ate wonderful fresh food in both the dining room and bar ,served by lovely pleasant staff.Every day we walked in magnificent damp ever changing Kerry scenery ,the walks are well signposted and maintained. We also visited the spa and pool area,and sat in the outside jacuzzi looking out over Kenmare bay onto the mountains,wonderful. The thermal spa is a peaceful place with lovely saunas and steam rooms. Finally before we went home my husband had a massage and I had a facial, again very professionally done in a clean peaceful area with gorgeous products. I did not want to leave this place and hope to be back next year

elizabeth doyle



Hotel guest


How we had a great time. Impressed with hotel staff food etc will be back

Anne Pemberton


We really enjoyed our stay at Parknasills resort. Our lodge was excellent, the service was very good, all staff are excellent, and we enjoyed our meals. Parking was often difficult, especially at the lodge, and often we could not park there. The location is beautiful.

Hotel guest


This hotel is an absolute dream , the friendliness of the staff , the food, the amazing walks and scenery. We felt welcome and taken care of from the moment we arrived. Cannot rate this hotel highly enough. It is the team at Parknasilla which make it so special because they make each guest feel special.

Olmo Müller


We had a great stay! We stayed at the lodges and they were very spacey and comfortable. The spa facilities are great, especially the "quiet" hours between 6pm and 8pm without children, this is a great addition! Also the multimedia system works great. The only thing that we "missed" would be the option to buy some fresh bread in the morning for breakfast at the lodges.

Hotel guest


Fantastic hotel, great facilities without pretension, staff very friendly and helpful. Food excellent, setting amazing.

Kimberly Fuller


The facility and grounds were beautiful! The staff were all friendly, helpful, and very accommodating! This was one of my favorite experiences in Ireland!! I hope I can return sometime soon!

Hotel guest


What a wonderful hotel .... the gardens, the house, the services! Thank you so much for making our holidays in Ireland just perfect!

Kevin Foley


Quite simply the best hotel/ location I've ever stayed. Our trip was a bit extra special because we had got engaged that day, so our stay was made extra special with procecco and chocolates on arrival to the room. What a room! Beautiful view of the sea. Staff are brilliant, couldn't say thanks enough. Restaurant is beautiful, if in the conservatory section you will again have a lovely view of the sea. Food is fantastic as well. The walks although we didn't do a lot of them are great as well. We had less than 24 hours as we needed to get a flight but when I return ( which I certainly intend on) I'll certainly be staying around for at least a few days!

Martin Fuchs


Extraordinary hotel at a location with stunning views. As a frequent traveller all around the world I may say the Parknasilla is in line with only a few hotels I visited where almost everything fits together perfectly.

Hotel guest


Nice room, good service except for one dinner. Lovely trails and views. would recomend

Marika Lubarsky


The resort and 2 bedroom lodge room were beyond our expectations.

Hotel guest


Highly recommended!! We stay at the lodge! Was great for the family-

Kay Murphy


We had a wonderful four night stay in Parknasilla with our two children aged 2 and 4. The family room was ideal as it had a small bedroom off our room for the children. The kid club also suited our 4 year so much that she didn't want to leave on she discovered it, the time slots were only 45 mins, which wasn't ideal as too short to avail of time in the spa etc. however as far as I am aware the hotel are reviewing this. We also enjoyed the numerous walks on the grounds, in particular the fairy trail and treasure walk the kids loved the adventure of it all. The food was beautiful, a wonderful selection at breakfast. We had lunch and dinner in hotel lounge bar which we found very good and most importantly very child friendly. Finally the rocking horse was the biggest hit of all a great addition to the hotel. We are looking forward to returning next year for our third time

Ewan Ogilvie


We spent a week touring the south of Ireland a stayed in some beautiful hotels. However, the Parknasilla was the best of the lot! We decided to pay for an upgrade to a suite and it was definitely with the extra cost. The room was great and the view from our balcony stunning. The staff were helpful and we had a lovely breakfast. We made use of the excellent pool and I just wish we had stayed for more than one night! We had a meal in the bar which was okay, but nothing special and is the only reason I haven't given 5/5.

Patricia McCabe


We had a wonderful stay at Parknasilla. Its a stunning setting. We enjoyed the food. We used the spa and had a lovely massage. We also used the many walks around the grounds. I would definitely recommend. Ciaran

Lisa Lyons


We had the most amazing stay at Parknasilla. The hotel was beautiful and the grounds are stunning and so well maintained. There was so many options of things to do during our stay. The staff were exceptional, I can't compliment them enough. They did everything that they could to make our stay thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you for a beautiful , relaxing stay.

Eoin Sheehan


Fabulous hotel, very relaxing break

Kevin Lougachi


Wonderful place. Great accommodations and friendly staff. A more luxurious way to see the Ring of Kerry. Definitely recommend.

Julia Allen


My husband and I really liked it - great location, staff brilliant, other guest friendly, food amazing. The only thing that could be improved was the massage which was expensive and just about passable. c

Philip Sparkes


Beautiful resort, exceptional food and service. Particular thanks to Mr. John Foley and his staff for making our stay so enjoyable.

John Hodgkiss


An excellent stay helped by exceptional surroundings and brilliant staff.

William Alan Simmons


My wife and I just experienced Ireland for our first time and celebrated our 30th anniversary at Parknasilla. It was a wonderful trip and the amenities and views from the property quite amazing. The spa was excellent as was all the service staff throughout the resort. The Pygmalion restaurant was outstanding and fit for foodies. The walking trails to the islands and throughout the property are very well maintained and provide hours of nature trails and great scenery of the bay and waterways. Highly recommend for special occasions or family holidays.

Bryan Dillon


We stayed here for the last few days of our honeymoon and were totally blown away by both the resort and the staff. Upon arrival we received a complementary upgrade of suite, lovely bottle of bubbly in the room and a drink on the manager himself. The staff here really go the extra mile to make your stay a memorable one and we already are hoping to return with other family members before the end of the year. Thanks a million for making our time so special.

Kathy O'Riordan


Had a wonderful relaxed stay in beautiful surroundings, very comfortable room, lovely friendly and helpful staff, fantastic breakfast, compliments to the chef on all the food, dinner was a delight. The scenery is breathtaking and there are at least 10 walks to suit all fitness abilities. I Would recommend this hotel unreservedly.

Françoise ROLLAND


Fantastic location. Beautiful park and walks, but more flowers would be great. Beautiful indoor swimming pool. Pleasant appartement in lodges. Excellent service with a friendly and efficient staff. Casual atmosphere which is very much appreciated on holidays. The only desapointed point would be the food, with a limited choise of meat and strange mixtures... Vegetarian dishes and less potatoes would be perfect !

Hotel guest


We had a lovely relaxing stay, the location is beautiful, lovely walks to enjoy, seating placed strategically along the walks to enjoy the views. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

Paula Oliveira OConnell


I went to Parknasilla Resort and Spa with my husband and our 7 month old baby. We loved everything about it! It's baby friendly. Our room was so spacious and comfortable. The staff are extremely nice and efficient. The food in the Lounge was delicious. The breakfast had a great selection of food. The surroundings of the hotel are stunning with breathtaking views. So peaceful and quiet. It is very well maintained and it has a lot of character. I highly recommend this hotel for a special getaway. It was my best experience in a resort in Ireland by far.

Hotel guest


We hope to return for a long weekend end of September. The hotel was lovely, the staff helpful and very friendly. Food was of a very good standard. The view from the hotel breadth taking. The children really enjoyed the fairy trail :)

Jennifer Dineen


Parknasilla is a lovely place, a real gem for all of the family. Lovely views, great facilities and very friendly and welcoming staff.

Joseph Keogh


Went to Parknasilla for three nights and I enjoyed every minute of our stay.Staff were friendly ,food was very good .and best of all the weather was glorious.The only observation was there was no lift in part of the hotel so if your elderly check this out before you book.There we're nice walks beside the hotel and the beauty of the location well !,,We will be back

Hotel guest


The staff were very friendly and attentive. The room was well furnished and spacious. And the spa facilities were just what we needed.

Hotel guest


This was my third visit to Parknasilla and it certainly won't be my last. The food is exceptional, the atmosphere calm and relaxing, and the service is impeccable. Can't wait to return!

Cora McSweeney


Amazing stay in beautiful hotel. Complimentary room upgrade was lovely surprise. Spa facilities fabulous. Staff very friendly and helpful. Can't wait to stay again in future.

Jennifer Daly


We stayed for 2 nights over the Easter Holidays and while the hotel was extremely busy we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Parknasilla! Staff were always friendly and courteous. Food excellent also and reasonably priced for a 4 star hotel ! Lots to see and do with scenic walks and lots of extra amenities so much so that you need never leave the hotel grounds-will be back again !!

Hotel guest


Outstanding resort. Every effort made to make if child and family friendly over Easter Break. Yet still looked like a resort for us to come back to as couple. Excellent spectrum of activities. Fully booked yet comfortable in pool, sports, common areas.

Hotel guest


Staff very well trained and friendly. Amazing outdoor activities. Room quite warm. Spa and swimming pool of a very high standard!