Review on Park Hotel Kenmare

There's more than a whiff of grand, old-world opulence about this monolithic limestone hotel, which stands proud in idyllic countryside overlooking Kenmare Bay and the Caha Mountains. Built in the nineteenth century by the Great Southern & Western Railway as an overnight stop for gentry on their way to Parknasilla, the Park has moved with the times and now boasts an alluring holistic spa aptly named SÁMAS (a Gaelic word that translates as 'indulgence of the senses').

Crammed with antiques and all the trappings of rich living, it's the sort of hotel where you might expect to find equally rich, luxurious food – although the kitchen has adopted a lighter touch of late. Today's dishes might include poached fillets of sea bass with spaghetti of vegetables and Japanese dressing or piccata of young veal with fondant potato, green asparagus and Parmesan dressing. Desserts are equally delicate – marinated citrus fruits with honey, cardamom and mandarin sorbet, for example.

The encyclopaedic 400-bin wine list is a meticulously planned tour through the wine world, old and new, with vintages dating back to 1952 and special care lavished on Bordeaux and Burgundy; check the 'cellar selection' for the most affordable choices.

Park Hotel Kenmare is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA Guide

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Modern Irish


James Coffey

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Park Hotel Kenmare

  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • 100 covers


Accomodation is available, (46 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


Park Hotel Kenmare
County Kerry

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