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Opera & Gardens in the Kingdom of Kerry

A six night escorted visit to the beautiful Parknasilla Resort with an optional pre-tour train journey aboard the luxurious Belmond Grand Hibernian

  • 3 June 2019
  • Music
  • Garden
  • Bantry Bay

Due to the popularity of this tour and the exceptional feedback we receive each year, we are once again returning to the beautiful Parknasilla Resort on the ‘Ring of Kerry’ for a week of marvellous scenery, splendid gardens and uplifting music. All the best ingredients are here; magical scenery, gardens at their early summer best, opera performances in stunning settings and warm Irish hospitality in one of Ireland’s most renowned hotels.

Together with our good friends at London Festival Opera we can offer seven days of absolute bliss. There will be time to relax and enjoy the hotel’s excellent facilities as well as guided trips to some of Kerry’s and West Cork’s famous gardens. We will explore the ‘Ring of Kerry’ and drive over the mountains to Bantry House and Gardens. Here, after a guided tour of the gardens, we will enjoy a performance by London Festival Opera in the grand setting of Bantry House. Other highlights will include a visit to Garnish Island in West Cork, a spectacular garden of almost sub-tropical splendour and Muckross House by the Lakes of Killarney. In the main the tours will be limited to half days in order that you may enjoy the Parknasilla Resort and its breathtaking beautiful position. 

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    Parknasilla Resort

    The impressive Parknasilla Hotel is one of the most charming accommodations in the area offering a high quality of cuisine, excellent service and sumptuous afternoon teas. The large pool and first class wellness centre are perfect for those moments of relaxation and the many walkways overlooking the water offer stunning views close to the hotel. All this is combined with scenic excursions visiting a variety of gardens and guided tours of two heritage houses. Enjoy performances by London Festival Opera both at the hotel and an outstanding gala performance in the family library at ‘Bantry House’. 

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Parknasilla Hotel

Parknasilla Hotel

For generations this very special place has captured the imagination of many including such literary luminaries as George Bernard Shaw. Pictures can only do limited justice to its location where water, islands and mountains create something spellbinding. Being the West Coast of Ireland, we cannot promise you long sunny days for your entire stay. In fact you are likely to experience the full spectrum of weather in one day, but it is this maritime climate and warming Atlantic influences that create the almost sub-tropical landscape. Situated in 500 acres, Parknasilla Resort is situated in the middle of some of Kerry’s finest scenery. Here you will find interesting walks and  tiny sandy coves for those who wish to swim in the sea.

 

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Itinerary

Day 1 - London to Cork, Ireland.

Fly by scheduled flight. Drive to the Parknasilla Resort. Welcome drinks and dinner this evening.

Day 2 - Derreen Gardens & Beara Peninsula.

After breakfast depart on a morning drive to Derreen Gardens. Designed and planted by the fifth Marquis of Lansdowne in the 1870s, it is now owned and managed by his great-grandson, David Bigham, and his wife Anthea. Derreen is famous for its tree ferns as well as azaleas and rhododendrons. Enjoy the magnificent views across Kilmackillogue Harbour to the Caha Mountains before we return to the hotel for a few hours of relaxation. In the late afternoon there will be a performance by London Festival Opera followed by afternoon tea.

Day 3 - Derrynane House & Kenmare.

This morning visit Derrynane House, the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell. The house is a museum commemorating one of Ireland’s leading historical figures. In the afternoon a bus transfer will be provided to the local town of Kenmare for time to explore and shop at leisure.

Day 4 - Lakes of Killarney & Muckross House.

Morning excursion to the Killarney National Park and the house and gardens of Muckross House. Tour the gardens and house which was once owned by the Herbert family who entertained Queen Victoria here in 1861. The setting by the lake shore with its mountain backdrop is stunning. Afternoon at leisure. In the late afternoon London Festival Opera will perform for us followed by afternoon tea.

Day 5 - Parknasilla Resort.

It would be unforgivable to come to such a place as this and not have a complete day to enjoy the hotel and its extensive grounds. For the energetic there will be a choice of a guided short or long walk through the grounds and along the coast. Otherwise, relax with a good book in one of the many vantage points scattered throughout the grounds.

Day 6 - Garnish Island & Bantry House.

Drive over the mountains to Bantry Bay on a full day excursion that will include a morning visit to Garnish Island and the beautiful Ilnacullin Gardens. These remarkable gardens owe their existence to the creative partnership, some seventy years ago of Anna Bryce, then owner of the island and Harold Peto, architect and garden designer. The sheltered position and Gulf Stream is favourable to the growth of ornamental plants, many normally only found in sub-tropical or Mediterranean climates. Continue to Bantry House, overlooking Bantry Bay. We will explore the house, one of the finest historic houses in Ireland along with the gardens. After a light lunch, London Festival Opera will perform their farewell concert in one of the grand rooms. Return to the Parknasilla Resort later this afternoon.

Day 7 - Cork to London.

Transfer to the airport for your return scheduled flight to London.

Dates and Prices

Prices per person based on double occupancy
3 to 9 June 2019
Category Price
West Wing Standard Double/Twin £2055
Main House Manor Sea View Double/Twin £2295
Main House Superior Manor Sea View Double/Twin £2395
Main House Manor Suite £2595
West Wing Balcony Suite £2695
West Wing Parknasilla Suite with Balcony £2695
Main House Princess Grace Suite £2995
West Wing Standard Single £2295
West Wing Small Parknasilla Superior Single £2495

Tour Reference Code: LAPR030619

PRICE INCLUDES: Economy class return scheduled air travel • Six nights at the Parknasilla Resort with full Irish breakfast and dinner from a la carte menu daily • Two afternoon teas at Parknasilla Resort • Guided excursions • Performances by London Festival Opera • Tour Manager • Gratuities • Transfers • Airport taxes.
Not Included: Travel insurance, lunches.

Parknasilla Hotel

For generations this very special place has captured the imagination of many including such literary luminaries as George Bernard Shaw. Pictures can only do limited justice to its location where water, islands and mountains create something spellbinding. Being the West Coast of Ireland, we cannot promise you long sunny days for your entire stay. In fact you are likely to experience the full spectrum of weather in one day, but it is this maritime climate and warming Atlantic influences that create the almost sub-tropical landscape. Situated in 500 acres, Parknasilla Resort is situated in the middle of some of Kerry’s finest scenery. Here you will find interesting walks and  tiny sandy coves for those who wish to swim in the sea.

 

 
  • Parknasilla Resort - picnic on the beach
  • parkanilla Resort Restaurant
  • Parknasilla Resort bedroom
  • Princess Grace Suite
    Princess Grace Suite
  • Your Accommodation

    All rooms offer crisp white sheets and duvet, en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, selection of soft fluffy towels, bathrobe and slippers, luxury bath products, multi-channel TV, tea & coffee making facilities, mineral water, direct dial telephones and Wi-Fi.

    Standard Double/Twin - West Wing. Rooms are decorated in soft colours with a view of Kerry Mountains and feature a large double bed, spacious seating area, chaise longue, writing desk and en-suite with bath and shower.

    Superior Double/Twin - West Wing. Spacious and bright these rooms have recently been refurbished. Some enjoy the lovely sea view which is synonymous with Parknasilla and others look on to the majestic Kerry Mountains. All have King Beds, relaxing reading area and stunning new bathrooms with bath/shower or shower only.

    Manor Sea View - Main House. Rooms are designed in keeping with the period when Parknasilla was built with restored mahogany and walnut furniture. With breath-taking views of the Kenmare Bay, Parknasilla’s lush grounds and the Kerry Mountains beyond, each room has their own character and style. These rooms feature a King size bed and en-suite with shower only.

    Superior Manor Sea View - Main House. Rooms are beautifully spacious and open plan in design with a large sleeping area and relaxation space with awe inspiring view of Kenmare Bay and Kerry Mountains. These rooms feature a King size bed and en-suite with shower only.

    Manor Suite - Main House. This suite exudes the air of understated elegance of a bygone era. Individually designed with breath-taking views of the Kenmare Bay, Parknasilla’s lush grounds and the Kerry Mountains beyond. Bathrooms with stucco lustro painted walls and elegant Thomas Crapper and Co Victorian/Edwardian fittings. Rooms feature a king size bed with bath and shower.

    Balcony Suite - West Wing. Indulge your taste for contemporary luxury in the Balcony Suite with a large bedroom and separate sitting room. The Balcony Suite contains floor to ceiling windows leading on to a large balcony to ensure that the serene views of Kenmare Bay or the Kerry Mountains are truly memorable. Rooms feature a king size bed with bath and shower.

    Parknasilla Suite with Balcony - West Wing. Situated in the newest part of the West Wing, the Parknasilla Suite with balcony rooms are open plan with soft couches and lavish furnishings. The Parknasilla Suite with Balcony feature floor to ceiling windows leading on to a large balcony to ensure that the stunning views of Kenmare Bay or the Kerry Mountains are truly memorable.

    Princess Grace Suite - Main House. Parknasilla’s most famous suite is the Princess Grace Suite and is made up of a large living area, double bedroom, spacious bathroom and separate toilet. The wonderful sea views and large wrap around balcony makes the suite extra special. This suite features a King size bed with bath and shower.

    SINGLE ROOMS - WEST WING

    Small Parknasilla Superior Single. These rooms are designed in a contemporary style and located in the newest part of the West Wing with a double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower.

    Standard Single - West Wing. These rooms are smaller than the Superior Singles and offer a double bed with en-suite bathroom with bath and shower.

  • Your Dining

    Our stay at Parknasilla Resort & Spa includes breakfast and dinner daily in addition to two afternoon teas. The delightful Pygmalion Restaurant is decorated in an elegant Victorian style with high ceilings, impressive paintings and chandeliers and the bay windows provide a majestic view over Kenmare Bay. Begin your day with an Irish breakfast or continental style options. The dinner menu boasts imaginative cuisine highlighting the best of modern Irish cooking. Afternoon tea is served in the Doolittle Bar which has a casual atmosphere and offers Irish Beers and Stouts.

  • Your Space

    Once a grand house, Parknasilla has grown gracefully into her life as a hotel. The ground floor of the original main house is where you will find a number of delightful sitting rooms, all offering wonderful views. Here also is the Pygmalion dining room where gourmet food is provided using many locally sourced fine meats and fish. The health spa with a magnificent swimming pool is a new addition and the views from the pool across the sea have to be seen to be believed. Ultimately, what makes a great hotel is its staff. Here, you will find some of the best in the world all dedicated to making your stay in Kerry a most memorable and joyful experience.

  • Hotel Directory

    Hotel Directory

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    Please find below further details pertaining to the hotel or click on the booklet to download. 

    Parknasilla Resort & Spa overlooks the Atlantic coast on 500 acres of tropical paradise along the Wild Atlantic Way and The Ring of Kerry, sixteen miles from Kenmare town and two miles from the village of Sneem.

    The Hotel has 83 bedrooms including stunning suites. Unwind in the sanctuary of County Kerry’s spectacular and awe inspiring resort, nestling next to the breathtaking Kerry Mountains and caressed by the lapping waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Satisfy your every need in the historic hotel, elegant restaurant, traditional bar, indulgent spa and 12 hole golf course.

    ADAPTORS

    A limited number of adaptors for hairdryers, mobile phones etc. are for sale from the Concierge Desk, located in the foyer at €5 per adaptor.

    COMMUNICATIONS

    If you wish to contact the hotel please call + 353 (0)64 6675600. There is a phone in your hotel room, which has access to an outside line. Outgoing call costs will be advised by reception. You can make room-to-room calls free of charge (see section on Telephone Calls). You can contact the hotel by email at reservations@parknasillaresort.com. Free WIFI is available throughout the hotel.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    A Daily Programme, detailing the following day’s arrangements as well as any specific information about the day’s activities is produced in the hotel and delivered to your room each day.

    DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

    If you have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian and gluten free please notify the Reservations Department. We will endeavour to accommodate your needs. Once checked in, please speak to the Maitre ‘D at dinner on your first night to reconfirm your needs.

    DINING AND DRINKING

    Dine by candlelight in the Victorian splendour and comfort of the Pygmalion Restaurant, where culinary art is complemented by breathtaking views. The menu offers the best in modern Irish and international cuisine. After a busy day exploring the grounds or being pampered in the spa, look forward to freshly caught fish, local farm vegetables and prime Irish meat, accompanied by a fine selection of wines. The dress code is smart/casual for the Pygmalion Restaurant. The beautifully decorated Doolittle bar is the perfect place for a light bite or lazy lunch. Come in the evening when the bar bursts into life with conversation, song and laughter. Enjoy a pint of local beer, a glass of chilled wine, an aged Irish whiskey or watch as the expert bartender mixes your favourite cocktail. Wake the following morning and begin a new day with hot Irish porridge, a traditional Irish breakfast or a selection of tempting continental pastries and fresh fruit, served in the Pygmalion Restaurant by the highly trained and highly personable waiting staff.

    Special dietary requests such as vegetarian and gluten free should be made with Noble Caledonia in advance. However, we recommend that you contact the Maître D’ once checked in to reconfirm such requests. 

    DISABLED FACILITIES

    There is only one lift in the hotel and this services the floors which include the Manor Seaview rooms, Superior Manor Seaview rooms, Manor Suites and Princess Grace Suite. The hotel rooms in the West Wing are only accessible by stairs.

    DRESS CODE

    You may dress however you feel comfortable, whether it be casual, summery or smart, it’s up to you.

    ELECTRICITY

    The voltage is 220 volts. All bathrooms are equipped with a shaver socket. There are a limited number of adaptors available in the hotel, which can be provided upon request.

    EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

    In the unlikely event that this should occur during your stay, we ask that you remain calm and follow the instructions of the staff. We request that as soon as you enter your room, you carefully read the safety instructions fixed on the inside of your hotel room door.

    END OF STAY QUESTIONNAIRE

    Your comments are important to us therefore we ask that you fill in the questionnaire sent with your final documents. We are always looking for ways to improve your holiday and in order to do this we need some feedback from our guests.

    LAUNDRY SERVICE

    Laundry service is available in the hotel. Laundry bags and a price list can be found in the wardrobe in your hotel room. Please fill in the laundry list and leave it together with the bag of dirty laundry and call reception to have it collected. In the interest of the environment, towels will not be automatically changed every day. We ask that you put used towels in the bath if you wish them to be changed for fresh towels. Towels left hanging on the towel rack will not be changed.

    LIFT

    There is only one lift in the hotel and this services the floors which include the Manor Seaview rooms, Superior Manor Seaview rooms, Manor Suites and Princess Grace Suite. The hotel rooms in the West Wing are only accessible by stairs. 

    LOST PROPERTY

    Before you check out, please check your hotel room to ensure you do not leave anything behind. If you discover you have left any items behind, please contact Noble Caledonia directly. If we are able to recover your item(s) we will contact you to arrange delivery or collection, and any costs incurred will be at your own expense.

    MAIL

    Letters or postcards can be left at reception for postage. The post leaves the hotel each day from Monday to Friday at 11.30am. (Excludes Bank Holidays). Postage can be bought at reception and charged to your room account.

    NEWS

    News channels are available on your TV in your hotel room.

    PUBLIC AREAS

    Lounges The Lounges, with open fires and soft couches, are the perfect place to curl up with a good book or read the daily newspaper while taking in the breathtaking views over Kenmare Bay and the Kerry mountains.

    Fitness and Sport Walking is one of the most popular ways to immerse yourself in the pleasures of the lush vegetation, woodland setting and coastal delights. From a 30 minute stroll to a 2 hour hike. Maps, markers and guides are available to help you enjoy the many scenic walks around the resort. In the gym, located in the spa, you will find dumbbells, treadmill, cycling machine, cross trainer, bench press/shoulder press, rowing machine and free standing weights for more focused workouts, and the adjoining thermal suite area will enhance your general well-being.

    ROOM ACCOUNT

    All guests will have their own “room account” once credit card details have been given to reception on arrival which allows you to sign for any expenses and then settle your bill at the Reception Desk at the end of your stay. Prices are shown and charged in Euro. Your room account can be paid by: • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express). • Cash (Euros) 

    ROOMS AND SUITES

    From antiques and soft pastels to contemporary chic, the hotel offers spacious rooms to satisfy the most diverse and discerning tastes. All rooms offer crisp white sheets and duvet, en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, selection of soft fluffy towels, bathrobe and slippers, luxury bath products, multi-channel TV, tea & coffee making facilities, mineral water, direct dial telephones and Wi-Fi. Approximate sizes of rooms listed below.

    Standard Double/Twin – West Wing. Rooms are decorated in soft colours with a view of Kerry Mountains and feature a large double bed, spacious seating area, chaise longue, writing desk and en-suite with bath and shower. (21ft4 x 11ft9)

    Superior Double/Twin – West Wing. Spacious and bright these rooms have recently been refurbished. Some enjoy the lovely sea view which is synonymous with Parknasilla and others look on to the majestic Kerry Mountains. All have King Beds, relaxing reading area and stunning new bathrooms with bath/shower or shower only. (21ft x 11ft)

    Manor Sea View – Main House. Rooms are designed in keeping with the period when Parknasilla was built with restored mahogany and walnut furniture. With breath-taking views of the Kenmare Bay, Parknasilla’s lush grounds and the Kerry Mountains beyond, each room has their own character and style. These rooms feature a King size bed and en-suite with shower only. (15ft9 x 24ft3)

    Superior Manor Sea View – Main House. Rooms are beautifully spacious and open plan in design with a large sleeping area and relaxation space with awe inspiring views of Kenmare Bay and Kerry Mountains. These rooms feature a King size bed and en-suite with shower only. (17ft5 x 26ft)

    Manor Suite – Main House. This suite exudes the air of understated elegance of a bygone era. Individually designed with breath-taking views of the Kenmare Bay, Parknasilla’s lush grounds and the Kerry Mountains beyond. Bathrooms with stucco lustro painted walls and elegant Thomas Crapper and Co Victorian/Edwardian fittings. Rooms feature a king size bed with bath and shower. (19ft x 11ft9)

    Balcony Suite – West Wing. Indulge your taste for contemporary luxury in the Balcony Suite with a large bedroom and separate sitting room. The Balcony Suite contains floor to ceiling windows leading on to a large balcony to ensure that the serene views of Kenmare Bay or the Kerry Mountains are truly memorable. Rooms feature a king size bed with bath and shower.(33ft x 26ft)

    Parknasilla Suite with Balcony – West Wing. Situated in the newest part of the West Wing, the Parknasilla Suite with balcony rooms are open plan with soft couches and lavish furnishings. The Parknasilla Suite with Balcony feature floor to ceiling windows leading on to a large balcony to ensure that the stunning views of Kenmare Bay or the Kerry Mountains are truly memorable. (17ft x 26ft)

    Princess Grace Suite – Main House. Parknasilla’s most famous suite is the Princess Grace Suite and is made up of a large living area, double bedroom, spacious bathroom and separate toilet. The wonderful sea views and large wrap around balcony makes the suite extra special. This suite features a King size bed with bath and shower. (37ft x 25ft)

    Small Parknasilla Superior Single – West Wing. These rooms are designed in a contemporary style and located in the newest part of the West Wing with a double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower. (17ft9 x 16ft1)

    Standard Single – West Wing. These rooms are smaller than the Superior Singles and offer a double bed with en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. (13ft9 x 11ft2)

    SAFE

    There are a number of safety deposit boxes available at reception. Should you require one, please contact reception.

    SAFETY DRILL & SAFETY

    Emergency evacuation procedures are located at the back of your bedroom door in the event of an emergency. A fire bell test is performed every Friday at 11am.

    SMOKING POLICY

    Parknasilla Resort & Spa offers a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not permitted inside the hotel. Smoking is permitted only outside. We kindly request that smokers take the comfort of other guests into consideration.

    SPA

    Surrounded by the natural beauty of woodland, parkland, river, ocean and mountains, let your troubles drift away as you take in County Kerry’s awe-inspiring backdrop. Swim in the 18 metre pool, enveloped by floor to ceiling windows, and marvel at the sea and the sky with every stroke. Exclusively created for Parknasilla, the thermal spa experience helps to purify, detoxify and ultimately relax you, with a mix of warm, dry and wet heat as well as aromatherapy, steam, light, salt and herb therapies. Let the therapists pamper you from top to toe with a range of Elemis professional Spa therapies and enliven your senses with luxurious massages, facials, body treatments and hydrotherapies. Spa reservations can be made in advance or at the Spa Reception desk. Fees for all treatments are available at Reception and will be charged to your room account. 

    TELEPHONE CALLS

    Calls to other hotel rooms can be made free of charge by dialling the 8 before the room number. You can make external telephone calls from your hotel room. Lift the handset and press 9 for an outside line. Enter the country code then city code without zero (0) in the beginning followed by the phone number. Example for Ireland: 00 353 (0) phone number #. Costs are available from Reception and charges are automatically billed to your room account.

    TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

    DOOLITTLE BAR Dial 0

    RECEPTION Dial 0

    PYGMALION RESTAURANT Dial 0

    SPA AT PARKNASILLA Dial 0

    IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY Dial 911

    TELEVISION

    All hotel rooms are equipped with a 32” HD ready LED Television.

    TOILETRIES

    All hotel rooms are supplied with the following complimentary amenities: • Shower gel • Hair shampoo • Soap • Shower caps • Nail file • Tissues

    WAKE UP CALL

    Wake up calls can be requested through the Reception Desk.

    WATER

    Water from the taps in your room is safe to drink. 

    PLEASE NOTE:

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the hotel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the hotel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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  • Your Accommodation

    All rooms offer crisp white sheets and duvet, en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, selection of soft fluffy towels, bathrobe and slippers, luxury bath products, multi-channel TV, tea & coffee making facilities, mineral water, direct dial telephones and Wi-Fi.

    Standard Double/Twin - West Wing. Rooms are decorated in soft colours with a view of Kerry Mountains and feature a large double bed, spacious seating area, chaise longue, writing desk and en-suite with bath and shower.

    Superior Double/Twin - West Wing. Spacious and bright these rooms have recently been refurbished. Some enjoy the lovely sea view which is synonymous with Parknasilla and others look on to the majestic Kerry Mountains. All have King Beds, relaxing reading area and stunning new bathrooms with bath/shower or shower only.

    Manor Sea View - Main House. Rooms are designed in keeping with the period when Parknasilla was built with restored mahogany and walnut furniture. With breath-taking views of the Kenmare Bay, Parknasilla’s lush grounds and the Kerry Mountains beyond, each room has their own character and style. These rooms feature a King size bed and en-suite with shower only.

    Superior Manor Sea View - Main House. Rooms are beautifully spacious and open plan in design with a large sleeping area and relaxation space with awe inspiring view of Kenmare Bay and Kerry Mountains. These rooms feature a King size bed and en-suite with shower only.

    Manor Suite - Main House. This suite exudes the air of understated elegance of a bygone era. Individually designed with breath-taking views of the Kenmare Bay, Parknasilla’s lush grounds and the Kerry Mountains beyond. Bathrooms with stucco lustro painted walls and elegant Thomas Crapper and Co Victorian/Edwardian fittings. Rooms feature a king size bed with bath and shower.

    Balcony Suite - West Wing. Indulge your taste for contemporary luxury in the Balcony Suite with a large bedroom and separate sitting room. The Balcony Suite contains floor to ceiling windows leading on to a large balcony to ensure that the serene views of Kenmare Bay or the Kerry Mountains are truly memorable. Rooms feature a king size bed with bath and shower.

    Parknasilla Suite with Balcony - West Wing. Situated in the newest part of the West Wing, the Parknasilla Suite with balcony rooms are open plan with soft couches and lavish furnishings. The Parknasilla Suite with Balcony feature floor to ceiling windows leading on to a large balcony to ensure that the stunning views of Kenmare Bay or the Kerry Mountains are truly memorable.

    Princess Grace Suite - Main House. Parknasilla’s most famous suite is the Princess Grace Suite and is made up of a large living area, double bedroom, spacious bathroom and separate toilet. The wonderful sea views and large wrap around balcony makes the suite extra special. This suite features a King size bed with bath and shower.

    SINGLE ROOMS - WEST WING

    Small Parknasilla Superior Single. These rooms are designed in a contemporary style and located in the newest part of the West Wing with a double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower.

    Standard Single - West Wing. These rooms are smaller than the Superior Singles and offer a double bed with en-suite bathroom with bath and shower.

  • Your Dining

    Our stay at Parknasilla Resort & Spa includes breakfast and dinner daily in addition to two afternoon teas. The delightful Pygmalion Restaurant is decorated in an elegant Victorian style with high ceilings, impressive paintings and chandeliers and the bay windows provide a majestic view over Kenmare Bay. Begin your day with an Irish breakfast or continental style options. The dinner menu boasts imaginative cuisine highlighting the best of modern Irish cooking. Afternoon tea is served in the Doolittle Bar which has a casual atmosphere and offers Irish Beers and Stouts.

  • Your Space

    Once a grand house, Parknasilla has grown gracefully into her life as a hotel. The ground floor of the original main house is where you will find a number of delightful sitting rooms, all offering wonderful views. Here also is the Pygmalion dining room where gourmet food is provided using many locally sourced fine meats and fish. The health spa with a magnificent swimming pool is a new addition and the views from the pool across the sea have to be seen to be believed. Ultimately, what makes a great hotel is its staff. Here, you will find some of the best in the world all dedicated to making your stay in Kerry a most memorable and joyful experience.

  • Hotel Directory

    Hotel Directory

    {MEDIA GALLERY DEFAULT}

    Please find below further details pertaining to the hotel or click on the booklet to download. 

    Parknasilla Resort & Spa overlooks the Atlantic coast on 500 acres of tropical paradise along the Wild Atlantic Way and The Ring of Kerry, sixteen miles from Kenmare town and two miles from the village of Sneem.

    The Hotel has 83 bedrooms including stunning suites. Unwind in the sanctuary of County Kerry’s spectacular and awe inspiring resort, nestling next to the breathtaking Kerry Mountains and caressed by the lapping waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Satisfy your every need in the historic hotel, elegant restaurant, traditional bar, indulgent spa and 12 hole golf course.

    ADAPTORS

    A limited number of adaptors for hairdryers, mobile phones etc. are for sale from the Concierge Desk, located in the foyer at €5 per adaptor.

    COMMUNICATIONS

    If you wish to contact the hotel please call + 353 (0)64 6675600. There is a phone in your hotel room, which has access to an outside line. Outgoing call costs will be advised by reception. You can make room-to-room calls free of charge (see section on Telephone Calls). You can contact the hotel by email at reservations@parknasillaresort.com. Free WIFI is available throughout the hotel.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    A Daily Programme, detailing the following day’s arrangements as well as any specific information about the day’s activities is produced in the hotel and delivered to your room each day.

    DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

    If you have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian and gluten free please notify the Reservations Department. We will endeavour to accommodate your needs. Once checked in, please speak to the Maitre ‘D at dinner on your first night to reconfirm your needs.

    DINING AND DRINKING

    Dine by candlelight in the Victorian splendour and comfort of the Pygmalion Restaurant, where culinary art is complemented by breathtaking views. The menu offers the best in modern Irish and international cuisine. After a busy day exploring the grounds or being pampered in the spa, look forward to freshly caught fish, local farm vegetables and prime Irish meat, accompanied by a fine selection of wines. The dress code is smart/casual for the Pygmalion Restaurant. The beautifully decorated Doolittle bar is the perfect place for a light bite or lazy lunch. Come in the evening when the bar bursts into life with conversation, song and laughter. Enjoy a pint of local beer, a glass of chilled wine, an aged Irish whiskey or watch as the expert bartender mixes your favourite cocktail. Wake the following morning and begin a new day with hot Irish porridge, a traditional Irish breakfast or a selection of tempting continental pastries and fresh fruit, served in the Pygmalion Restaurant by the highly trained and highly personable waiting staff.

    Special dietary requests such as vegetarian and gluten free should be made with Noble Caledonia in advance. However, we recommend that you contact the Maître D’ once checked in to reconfirm such requests. 

    DISABLED FACILITIES

    There is only one lift in the hotel and this services the floors which include the Manor Seaview rooms, Superior Manor Seaview rooms, Manor Suites and Princess Grace Suite. The hotel rooms in the West Wing are only accessible by stairs.

    DRESS CODE

    You may dress however you feel comfortable, whether it be casual, summery or smart, it’s up to you.

    ELECTRICITY

    The voltage is 220 volts. All bathrooms are equipped with a shaver socket. There are a limited number of adaptors available in the hotel, which can be provided upon request.

    EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

    In the unlikely event that this should occur during your stay, we ask that you remain calm and follow the instructions of the staff. We request that as soon as you enter your room, you carefully read the safety instructions fixed on the inside of your hotel room door.

    END OF STAY QUESTIONNAIRE

    Your comments are important to us therefore we ask that you fill in the questionnaire sent with your final documents. We are always looking for ways to improve your holiday and in order to do this we need some feedback from our guests.

    LAUNDRY SERVICE

    Laundry service is available in the hotel. Laundry bags and a price list can be found in the wardrobe in your hotel room. Please fill in the laundry list and leave it together with the bag of dirty laundry and call reception to have it collected. In the interest of the environment, towels will not be automatically changed every day. We ask that you put used towels in the bath if you wish them to be changed for fresh towels. Towels left hanging on the towel rack will not be changed.

    LIFT

    There is only one lift in the hotel and this services the floors which include the Manor Seaview rooms, Superior Manor Seaview rooms, Manor Suites and Princess Grace Suite. The hotel rooms in the West Wing are only accessible by stairs. 

    LOST PROPERTY

    Before you check out, please check your hotel room to ensure you do not leave anything behind. If you discover you have left any items behind, please contact Noble Caledonia directly. If we are able to recover your item(s) we will contact you to arrange delivery or collection, and any costs incurred will be at your own expense.

    MAIL

    Letters or postcards can be left at reception for postage. The post leaves the hotel each day from Monday to Friday at 11.30am. (Excludes Bank Holidays). Postage can be bought at reception and charged to your room account.

    NEWS

    News channels are available on your TV in your hotel room.

    PUBLIC AREAS

    Lounges The Lounges, with open fires and soft couches, are the perfect place to curl up with a good book or read the daily newspaper while taking in the breathtaking views over Kenmare Bay and the Kerry mountains.

    Fitness and Sport Walking is one of the most popular ways to immerse yourself in the pleasures of the lush vegetation, woodland setting and coastal delights. From a 30 minute stroll to a 2 hour hike. Maps, markers and guides are available to help you enjoy the many scenic walks around the resort. In the gym, located in the spa, you will find dumbbells, treadmill, cycling machine, cross trainer, bench press/shoulder press, rowing machine and free standing weights for more focused workouts, and the adjoining thermal suite area will enhance your general well-being.

    ROOM ACCOUNT

    All guests will have their own “room account” once credit card details have been given to reception on arrival which allows you to sign for any expenses and then settle your bill at the Reception Desk at the end of your stay. Prices are shown and charged in Euro. Your room account can be paid by: • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express). • Cash (Euros) 

    ROOMS AND SUITES

    From antiques and soft pastels to contemporary chic, the hotel offers spacious rooms to satisfy the most diverse and discerning tastes. All rooms offer crisp white sheets and duvet, en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, selection of soft fluffy towels, bathrobe and slippers, luxury bath products, multi-channel TV, tea & coffee making facilities, mineral water, direct dial telephones and Wi-Fi. Approximate sizes of rooms listed below.

    Standard Double/Twin – West Wing. Rooms are decorated in soft colours with a view of Kerry Mountains and feature a large double bed, spacious seating area, chaise longue, writing desk and en-suite with bath and shower. (21ft4 x 11ft9)

    Superior Double/Twin – West Wing. Spacious and bright these rooms have recently been refurbished. Some enjoy the lovely sea view which is synonymous with Parknasilla and others look on to the majestic Kerry Mountains. All have King Beds, relaxing reading area and stunning new bathrooms with bath/shower or shower only. (21ft x 11ft)

    Manor Sea View – Main House. Rooms are designed in keeping with the period when Parknasilla was built with restored mahogany and walnut furniture. With breath-taking views of the Kenmare Bay, Parknasilla’s lush grounds and the Kerry Mountains beyond, each room has their own character and style. These rooms feature a King size bed and en-suite with shower only. (15ft9 x 24ft3)

    Superior Manor Sea View – Main House. Rooms are beautifully spacious and open plan in design with a large sleeping area and relaxation space with awe inspiring views of Kenmare Bay and Kerry Mountains. These rooms feature a King size bed and en-suite with shower only. (17ft5 x 26ft)

    Manor Suite – Main House. This suite exudes the air of understated elegance of a bygone era. Individually designed with breath-taking views of the Kenmare Bay, Parknasilla’s lush grounds and the Kerry Mountains beyond. Bathrooms with stucco lustro painted walls and elegant Thomas Crapper and Co Victorian/Edwardian fittings. Rooms feature a king size bed with bath and shower. (19ft x 11ft9)

    Balcony Suite – West Wing. Indulge your taste for contemporary luxury in the Balcony Suite with a large bedroom and separate sitting room. The Balcony Suite contains floor to ceiling windows leading on to a large balcony to ensure that the serene views of Kenmare Bay or the Kerry Mountains are truly memorable. Rooms feature a king size bed with bath and shower.(33ft x 26ft)

    Parknasilla Suite with Balcony – West Wing. Situated in the newest part of the West Wing, the Parknasilla Suite with balcony rooms are open plan with soft couches and lavish furnishings. The Parknasilla Suite with Balcony feature floor to ceiling windows leading on to a large balcony to ensure that the stunning views of Kenmare Bay or the Kerry Mountains are truly memorable. (17ft x 26ft)

    Princess Grace Suite – Main House. Parknasilla’s most famous suite is the Princess Grace Suite and is made up of a large living area, double bedroom, spacious bathroom and separate toilet. The wonderful sea views and large wrap around balcony makes the suite extra special. This suite features a King size bed with bath and shower. (37ft x 25ft)

    Small Parknasilla Superior Single – West Wing. These rooms are designed in a contemporary style and located in the newest part of the West Wing with a double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower. (17ft9 x 16ft1)

    Standard Single – West Wing. These rooms are smaller than the Superior Singles and offer a double bed with en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. (13ft9 x 11ft2)

    SAFE

    There are a number of safety deposit boxes available at reception. Should you require one, please contact reception.

    SAFETY DRILL & SAFETY

    Emergency evacuation procedures are located at the back of your bedroom door in the event of an emergency. A fire bell test is performed every Friday at 11am.

    SMOKING POLICY

    Parknasilla Resort & Spa offers a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not permitted inside the hotel. Smoking is permitted only outside. We kindly request that smokers take the comfort of other guests into consideration.

    SPA

    Surrounded by the natural beauty of woodland, parkland, river, ocean and mountains, let your troubles drift away as you take in County Kerry’s awe-inspiring backdrop. Swim in the 18 metre pool, enveloped by floor to ceiling windows, and marvel at the sea and the sky with every stroke. Exclusively created for Parknasilla, the thermal spa experience helps to purify, detoxify and ultimately relax you, with a mix of warm, dry and wet heat as well as aromatherapy, steam, light, salt and herb therapies. Let the therapists pamper you from top to toe with a range of Elemis professional Spa therapies and enliven your senses with luxurious massages, facials, body treatments and hydrotherapies. Spa reservations can be made in advance or at the Spa Reception desk. Fees for all treatments are available at Reception and will be charged to your room account. 

    TELEPHONE CALLS

    Calls to other hotel rooms can be made free of charge by dialling the 8 before the room number. You can make external telephone calls from your hotel room. Lift the handset and press 9 for an outside line. Enter the country code then city code without zero (0) in the beginning followed by the phone number. Example for Ireland: 00 353 (0) phone number #. Costs are available from Reception and charges are automatically billed to your room account.

    TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

    DOOLITTLE BAR Dial 0

    RECEPTION Dial 0

    PYGMALION RESTAURANT Dial 0

    SPA AT PARKNASILLA Dial 0

    IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY Dial 911

    TELEVISION

    All hotel rooms are equipped with a 32” HD ready LED Television.

    TOILETRIES

    All hotel rooms are supplied with the following complimentary amenities: • Shower gel • Hair shampoo • Soap • Shower caps • Nail file • Tissues

    WAKE UP CALL

    Wake up calls can be requested through the Reception Desk.

    WATER

    Water from the taps in your room is safe to drink. 

    PLEASE NOTE:

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the hotel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the hotel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our View

The impressive Parknasilla Hotel is one of the most charming accommodations in the area offering a high quality of cuisine, excellent service and sumptuous afternoon teas. The large pool and first class wellness centre are perfect for those moments of relaxation and the many walkways overlooking the water offer stunning views close to the hotel. All this is combined with scenic excursions visiting a variety of gardens and guided tours of two heritage houses. Enjoy performances by London Festival Opera both at the hotel and an outstanding gala performance in the family library at ‘Bantry House’. 

Travelling with You

  • London Festival Opera

    London Festival Opera

    We are delighted to be joined by London Festival Opera on many of our tours and cruises. We have long been associated with London Festival Opera and each year our music themed cruises grow in popularity. London Festival Opera have achieved a considerable reputation for presenting opera in palaces, castles, country houses, theatres, concert halls, embassies and private homes and gardens. Recent engagements have been throughout the UK, Europe and as far afield as Barbados, Marrakech and Moscow.

    Particular attention is given to the design and quality of our costumes which are as authentic as possible. Whether it is a period evening dress, such as Regency or Victorian to enhance a gala performance or a full production, the costumes will be of the highest quality and style.

    Bringing together artists from the major British opera companies including the Royal Opera, English National Opera and Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the company has a considerable reputation and has appeared in some of the world's leading venues including as a guest company in one of the Italy's greatest opera houses, La Fenice in Venice.

    London Festival Opera will be on the following tour dates: 3 to 9 June 2019

Tour Extensions

    • 1st to 3rd June 2019

      If you are wishing to experience Ireland in a unique way, this fascinating two night train journey takes you north to Belfast and the awardwinning Titanic Experience and then to the historic Viking port of Waterford. You will traverse dramatic countryside and experience the enchanting heritage and vibrant modernity of Ireland from the luxury of the train which accommodates just 40 guests.

      Belmond Grand Hibernian

      Belmond Grand Hibernian joins an iconic rail collection, among such legends as the Eastern & Oriental Express and Venice Simplon-Orient- Express. Step aboard to enter a shimmering world of indulgence – contemporary carriages inspired by Dublin’s architecture, fine cuisine enhanced with local delicacies and an ever-changing backdrop of Ireland’s celebrated landscapes. Belmond Grand Hibernian boasts accommodation for up to 40 guests in elegant, private en-suite cabins. Design draws inspiration from Dublin’s classic Georgian architecture, blended with elements of ancient folklore and tradition. The result proudly reflects the country’s cultural heritage with an indulgent, contemporary twist.

      YOUR ACCOMMODATION

      Rich with an authentic Irish atmosphere, the train’s beautiful cabins mix modern luxury with traditional design to sumptuous effect. The train offers 16 twin and four double cabins for a truly indulgent train ride. All cabins are en-suite, with additional features including a wardrobe, writing desk and chair. Large windows let you admire the verdant landscape as it unfolds. Befitting one of the most luxurious overnight trains in Europe, the cabins are fresh, light and contemporary yet steeped in heritage. Each carriage is named after an Irish county with cabins decorated to match their county’s traditional tartan.

      YOUR DINING

      With cuisine rivalling the best restaurants in Dublin, dining aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian is a true taste sensation. From wonderful artisan cheeses and superb smoked fish to the freshest seasonal vegetables, the onboard menus feature the finest ingredients from the regions the train travels through. The chef and his team serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in two air-conditioned dining carriages named after Irish counties.

      YOUR SPACE

      The Observation Car brims with the warm atmosphere and elegance of a Dublin saloon. It is the perfect place to mingle with fellow travellers, listen to live musicians and animated storytellers or participate in craft sessions. Take a seat, with a glass of fine Irish whiskey or a pint of local stout, and watch the enchanting scenery from the many large windows. 

      The Itinerary

      Day 1 London to Dublin to Belfast. Fly from London to Dublin by scheduled flight and transfer to Dublin Heuston Station. Lunch will be served on board as the train travels north through the verdant Irish countryside. On arrival in Belfast, we embark on the famous Black Taxi Tour, which takes in both the Republican Falls Road and the Loyalist Shankill, separated by a Peace Wall. Learn what life was really like during the Troubles, admire the colourful murals and discover how vibrant Belfast has become today. Afterwards, we delve further back in time at the award-winning Titanic Experience, which brings to life, through special effects, full-scale reconstructions and interactive features, the history of the celebrated but ill-fated liner. Back on board, a leisurely dinner will be served, which is followed by vibrant evening entertainment. The train stops overnight in Dundalk.

      Day 2 Belfast to Waterford. This morning, the train journeys south to the historic Viking port of Waterford. We will disembark to visit Curraghmore House, home to generations of the Waterford family, where you enjoy an exclusive tour and afternoon tea. The magnificent mansion boasts some of the finest neoclassical rooms in Ireland, while its expansive formal gardens include an intriguing shell house built by Catherine, Countess of Tyrone, in 1754. You are then escorted to the House of Waterford Crystal for a fascinating factory tour, which reveals how master craftsmen still create sparkling pieces by hand. Return to the train for a sumptuous dinner, which is rounded off with a performance by traditional local musicians in the Observation Car. The train stops overnight in Bagenalstown, also known locally as Muine Bheag, on County Carlow’s River Barrow.

      Day 3 Dublin to Kerry. A leisurely breakfast is served as the train travels north and returns to Dublin Heuston Station. We disembark the train and transfer to Kerry to join Day 1 of Opera & Gardens in the Kingdom of Kerry. 

    • Prices per person based on double occupancy
      CategoryPrice
      Twin £2895

      Price Includes: Two nights aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian, dinner on day 1, full board on day 2, breakfast on day 3, all drinks, excursions, services of an onboard host, transfers from Dublin airport and to the Parknasilla Resort.

      Not Included: Gratuities, Travel insurance.

      Prices for sole use on request

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