SLH Introduces Three New Irish Properties

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has added three Irish properties to its collection. The hotels are located in Killarney, Kenmare and Cork.

Situated on a private estate at the edge of the rugged Killarney National Park, yet walking distance to the Killarney city center, the 48-bedroom Cahernane House Hotel overlooks moss-covered landscapes, mountains and the Killarney Lakes. Guests can go horseback riding, boating, cycling or fishing and enjoy a fine-dining experience in The Herbert Restaurant. The Cellar Bar is located in the property’s original basement wine cellar. Built in 1877 as a family residence for noble figure Henry Herbert, with a history dating to the 1600s, guests will enjoy the ivy-covered Manor House with its artifacts and antiques. The bedrooms have decadent wallpaper, sash windows and moldings; many of the bathrooms feature claw feet free-standing baths.

SLH Insider Tip: Cahernane House Hotel is steeped in history, dating back as far as 1656. Step back in time with a historical tour of the house, given by General Manager Emer Corridan, each evening, on request.

The Montenotte Hotel, Cork
The Montenotte Hotel, Cork (SLH)

The Montenotte Hotel in Cork has 107 rooms and suites, a cinema, and a Motion Health Club with and indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gym. The Glasshouse is Montenotte’s new Art Deco rooftop bar. Literally taking it up a level is The Panorama Bistro, which leads to the Panorama Terrace, offering views of the city and the hotel’s sunken Victoria Gardens. Only a 15-minute-walk away is the center of Cork, where guests can find a host of outdoor experiences from stand-up paddle boarding to cycle tours and harbor cruises. The Bellevue Spa has six treatment rooms and offers a range of treatments.

SLH Insider Tip: The original building of The Montenotte Hotel was formerly home to one of the Merchant Princes of Cork over 200 years ago, and its heritage was reaffirmed when the sunken Victorian gardens were rediscovered in early 2017. The wonder of this garden was hidden due to overgrowth but thanks to the owners’ labor of love, it has been restored to its former glory with exceptional views overlooking Cork city and harbor.

The Lansdowne Kenmare was originally built as the town residence of the IInd Earl of Shelbourne. Purchased during lockdown by TV personality brothers John and Francis Brennan, the 28-bedroom hotel was revamped and reopened in July 2021. There are several dining options, including The LK Café, serving specialty coffee and sweet treats. The Dining Bar Terrace, headed by Chef Paul Walsh, is reminiscent of a French brasserie. At the Piano Lounge, guests can sip on beverages, with live piano performances during weekends. Amazing scenery, fresh air, restaurants, pubs and quirky local shops are all part of an escape to this corner of County Kerry.

SLH Insider Tip: Go where the locals go! Tour the gorgeous Ring of Beara, which is a leisurely day trip from Kenmare. Stunning scenery, coastal towns, art galleries, gardens, island visits and more.

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