Parknasilla Resort Kerry

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Immerse yourself in Parknasilla Resort, a hideaway from the bustle of real life. Be greeted at the warm reception by an open fire and a smiling receptionist. Revel in the sanctuary of one of the many spacious rooms with awe inspiring views of Kenmare Bay and the Kerry mountains.

This is one hotel where the richness of your experience starts well before you reach the hotel itself. Wind your way through the Killarney National Park, past the gates of Mucross House, Torc Waterfall, the odd sheep, German cyclist and stray native deer, dear and up, up and over the mountainy road where the clear hillside streams continue to cascade across your path. Past the black lakes and ruined cottages and down through Sneem watching out for the gates of the estate to your welcoming destination.

Nearby Kenmare, the perfect place to soak up almost everything that is to like about small Irish towns, sights, smells, tastes and sometime traffic is well worth a visit.

Hard to believe Parknasilla House had its origins with the inappropriately named Bland family though one descendant deserves special note for ignoring Shaw’s ‘Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity’ living in unwedded bliss with a future King of England for almost two decades during she balanced her busy acting career with giving birth to ten children none of whom were eligible to succeed to their father to the throne. In the post Bland years, the house fell into ecclesiastical hands before becoming the haven of visitor luxury and peace that it is today. The experience of the outdoor hot tub on a sharp frosty winter’s weekend is particularly gratifying. Having opened and closed your pores and your mind to all the special treats the hotel has to offer, including its beautiful grounds and elegant drawing rooms, you can almost imagine yourself in the company of some of its former guests including Princess Grace of Monaco, and George Bernard Shaw, Charlie Chaplin, Oliver Reed as well as many politicians and entertainers (and vice versa).

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