The Lake Hotel

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No. of Bedrooms No. of Meeting rooms Max Meeting Room Capacity (Pax)
131 3 100

The Lake Hotel offers a truly exceptional location and something very unique for its visitors. Located on the Lake Shore, overlooking the breath taking lakes of Killarney, the hotel is laced in history, family owned and has been in the Huggard family name for over 100 years now. Each year, the Huggard family invest in enhancing the hotel, maintaining a high level of standards for our guests. The hotels dining facilities are all lake-facing and our Castlelough Restaurant has won numerous awards including a Double AA Rosette in 2018, the third consecutive year receiving this accolade. The 131 bedroom hotel is surrounded by nature, with its own private pier, direct lake access, and the ruins of McCarty Mór Castle nestled at the rear of the premises, the four star hotel is truly one of Killarney’s hidden gems.

The hotel dining facilities include The Castlelough Restaurant, The Devil’s punchbowl bar, Lakeside Bistro and Sun-lounge and the opulent Piano Lounge. Also onsite, The Lake Hotel boasts a stunning outdoor hot tub adjoining the beauty and wellness centre.

The Lake Hotel, built in 1820 has a history rich with stories and folklore. In the 1900’s, The Lake Hotel was purchased by Mr. & Mrs. Huggard of Waterville and became one of their famous family hotels. The hotel remains in the Huggard Family name today. The Huggards celebrated 100 years in the Irish Hospitality industry in 2013 which marked a big landmark for them in the hospitality industry.

There are 3 meeting rooms onsite, the Castle Suite is the hotel’s largest meeting room with a capacity of 100 theatre style. It is an impressive meeting room with magnificent lake and mountain views. This large, bright and airy room also offers the opportunity to wander out onto the hotel lawn when the Irish weather permits! The Castle Suite can also be used as a private dining area, seating up to 80 guests for dining and can cater for up to 100 for a gala event.


  • Accept credit cards
  • Air conditioning
  • Business centre services
  • Coach parking
  • Natural daylight in meeting rooms
  • Outside event spaces
  • Parking
Room Area (m2) Ceiling Height (m) Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cocktail Banquet
Castle Suite 160 100 100 80
Lough Lein Room 50 40 24 24 50
The Osprey Room 20 8 15
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