We spent a wonderful few days at the end of July in Loch Lein. Annette and Paul were wonderfully accommodating and made our stay a joy. The room was absolutely stunning (so spacious), facing out onto a view like I have never seen. The food was fantastic and I looked forward to my strong freshly brewed coffee each morning. Super easy to get in and out of town, a stones throw away. I also had to do a little work while there and the wifi was excellent (a challenge I faced a few times visiting elsewhere in kerry) I couldn’t recommend Loch Lein enough, will definitely be back again!
Relaxing and beautiful retreat
My husband and I traveled to Loch Lein 9/27/19 – 9/28/19. This was my first time in Ireland and after 2 nights in Dublin we decided to head South to Kilarney. The drive was less than 4 hours and a beautiful way to see the countryside. We were referred to Loch Lein Country House by family who stayed there and our experience surpassed our expectations. Loch Lein is quiet, relaxing and beautiful. It’s location makes it feel as though you are in a private, remote, country treasure – but it is a quick drive to Kilarney, an adorable traditional Irish town with fabulous food and shopping. We also spent time exploring sites nearby – hiking Dunloe Gap and visiting the Muckross House – both I would highly recommend. Last but certainly not least is the hospitality of Paul and Annette Corridan who run Loch Lein. Their friendly and welcoming service along with the quality of the rooms and food will definitely bring us back.
Terrific Hotel – spacious and tastefully appointed rooms – excellent resturant – owners make you feel so welcome. Car needed but ample free parking. Perfect spot for touring area as located on main road to Ring of Kerry just west of town. Beautiful view of loch and mountains. Everything spotless. Can’t fault this place.
Still a Great Place to Stay
We stayed here on our 2017 Ireland trip and found Paul and Annette to be wonderful hosts. Thus, it was a no brainer to stay here again when we decided to return to Ireland this fall.Noting about the place has changed. Our room on the second floor was clean, spacious and well appointed as was the bathroom which had both a tub and walk in shower (which could be a bit bigger). Breakfast had an ample selection of cooked to order items, e.g, omelets, eggs, bacon, sausage, full Irish, waffles, cereals, pastries, etc but you could modify the menu items upon request. Coffee (pot left on table) was excellent. We did heave dinner there one night (not always available). We started with the prawn cocktail while my wife had the monkfish and I had the gnocchi for our entrees. The monkfish was excellent while I found the gnocchi to very good.
We have been full time wanderers for 6 years so we know what makes up our perfect stay…and this was it! I truly can’t say what the best part was because Paul and Annette ticked every box. They are such nice people and the perfect hosts. The lakeview room far exceeded expectations with a fantastic view, comfortable bed, comfortable seating, great shower, and all the little touches to make it “home” during our 4 day stay. Breakfast was delicious. Add to that the convenient yet quiet location and the reasonable pricing and you have a place we didn’t want to leave. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again!
Luxurious one night stay
The room was lovely, very clean and the bathroom was luxurious. The staff are lovely and the food is great! 10/10 would recommend. The view of the lake is absolutely beautiful and I would recommend walking around the grounds for some nice photo.