Local Produce with an Elegant Flair
Yew Tree Restaurant
The Monk's Lounge
Five Star Accommodation with all Modern Amenities
Rest in Luxury Deluxe to Superior Rooms and Suites
The Reserve at Muckross Park
The Spa at Muckross
Immerse Yourself in Muckross' Tranquil Lakeside Setting
Things to Do
Explore Killarney National Park
Set amongst the wondrous natural beauty of Killarney National Park, is the five star Muckross Park Hotel & Spa. Located just 4 kilometres from the bustling town of Killarney, Muckross Park is popular with visitors discovering the beauty of one of Ireland’s most scenic areas. With a history dating back to 1795, Muckross Park Hotel & Spa is a charming mix of both old and new in its design, affording guests all the comforts of modernity while paying homage to its historical past.
Warm Irish hospitality comes to the fore when you visit Muckross Park Hotel & Spa. Upon entering you will be welcomed with a comforting open fire. Porters will greet you and assist with your luggage, while receptionists are only too happy to chat about the local area and interesting excursions to do. This simple yet effective approach is much appreciated in the modern hospitality world.
Rooms are luxurious with all the comforts you could need to enjoy an overnight stay. You’re encouraged to leave all your worries behind. Rooms range from Deluxe and Superior Rooms to Junior and Superior Suites. Make sure to take advantage of the plush bathrobe and slippers provided as you enjoy excellent amenities such as 24 hour room service, WIFI and satellite tv before you make the most of the beautifully designed bathroom created for maximum comfort and luxury.
Muckross Park Hotel & Spa’s five star amenities and service is complimented by its exceptional food offering. Several dining options are available for you to savour. The award winning Yew Tree Restaurant at Muckross has 2 AA Rosettes under its belt and is the hotel’s main fine dining option. Executive Chef John O’Leary and Restaurant Manager Zsolt Zidek work side by side in creating an unforgettable dining experience for guests. The team at The Yew Tree pride themselves on showcasing the excellent produce from local farmers, fishermen and food producers. The strong connection between the hotel and their suppliers is a key to the success of this food offering. Menus are generally altered each season to reflect availability of produce.
Diners can expect a variety of meat, fish and game on the menu, with each dish seasoned to perfection and artfully constructed. Light bites include a seafood selection along with a country style terrine. Ring of Kerry venison and Kerry beef feature on the main course while you can also sample halibut and cod dishes. A wild game bird special is also provided each evening, giving diners a wide variety of choice. Each dish is accompanied by carefully selected components to enhance and compliment the flavours of the main ingredient. Sweet treats and an artisan cheese board for dessert round off the menu. The Signature chocolate ganache dish is a must for chocolate lovers while the granny smith apple mousse is something light and fragrant to finish off the meal. A wine or beverage suggestion accompanies each dish on the menu, providing you with a well rounded dining experience.
The Monk’s Lounge at Muckross Park Hotel & Spa is the place to while away the day over some lunch or a delightful afternoon tea. Decorated with a warm interior that is bright, airy and full of character, guests are welcomed with an open fire and comfy chairs to relax in as they chat amongst friends and family. Dine Al Fresco when the weather permits on the terrace which gives stunning views of the nearby Blue Pool River.
The menu at Monk’s Lounge is all about comfort food with an elegant flair. Enjoy favourites such as traditional fish and chips or a juicy beef burger served with a sweet onion relish and a special burger sauce. Add some spice with a delicious beef stir-fry or warm up after a day of discovering the national park with a hearty seafood chowder. A range of desserts are on hand to finish off the meal or to enjoy on their own with a cup of tea or coffee. Enjoy drinks in the lounge throughout the day and evening. The impressive bar collection features a wide range of craft beers, gin and other spirits, with Irish distillers playing centre stage.
Muckross Park Hotel & Spa have an exciting gastro pub dining option in the form of Major Colgan’s. Get the authentic Irish pub experience with a visit here. The design, featuring original wooden floors, stone work walls, open fires and a beamed ceiling pays respect to Ireland’s traditional pub setting. Irish trad music and dancing is performed live in the pub on selected dates giving visitors a great insight into Irish culture. Major Colgan’s is opened between May and October each year and during the Christmas period and serves an extensive menu of dishes featuring the best locally sourced food.
Dig into a selection of burgers, pasta and curry dishes or try the famous Irish black pudding or a selection of baked flatbreads as a light bite. Desserts feature an intriguing blackberry indulgence and strawberry pavlova along with ice creams and freshly made scones.
After making the most of the exciting and varied food offering at Muckross Park you may need a pampering session or a brisk walk through the national park located on the hotel’s doorstep. The award winning Spa at Muckross boasts excellent facilities with spa therapists on hand to provide everything you may need to relax in this tranquil setting. Loosen tense muscles in the Thermal area, Herbal Sauna and Steam room or take a dip in the Vitality pool set amongst the Gothic design of the spa.
Take in the great outdoors and explore the beautiful Killarney National Park, in which Muckross Park Hotel & Spa is located. There’s plenty to discover including Inisfallen Island, Moll’s Gap, the Meeting of the Waters along with nearby Muckross House & Traditional Farms. Discover the natural flora and fauna of the park if you’ve a passion for botany and wildlife. Complimentary bike hire is available when you stay in Muckross’ apartment facilities. These 2 bedroom self-catering apartments are in the park and can sleep up to 5 people. A perfect opportunity for a family getaway.
Muckross Park Hotel & Spa affords visitors great food, luxurious accommodation and tranquil surrounds set amongst a place of great natural beauty, all the elements you could ever want for a memorable holiday, vacation or dining experience.