Kerry dominates 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Hotel Awards

Brian and Helen Heaton of Dingle's Castlewood House

Kerry has swept the boards in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Hotel Awards with multiple wins for Dingle and Killarney.

Dingle’s Castlewood House came in first place in three of the national categories; Pax House, also in Dingle and The Killarney Park Hotel, also claimed first place for Kerry in two additional categories.

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Dingle’s Castlewood House was named Ireland’s Best Bargain Hotel, Ireland’s Best Small Hotel and Best Hotel in Ireland for Romance – it was also runner up in the Best Service Hotel Category.

The Killarney Park Hotel was named Ireland’s Best Luxury Hotel, came fourth in the Best Hotel category and fifth Best Hotel in Ireland for Service.

Other Kerry mentions in the overall Best Hotel Category include The Brehon (Killarney) and The Dunloe (Beaufort) in seventh and eighth place respectively.

Pax House in Dingle was named Ireland’s top B&B with Friar’s Glen, Killarney in third, The 19th Lodge, Ballybunion in fourth and the Larkinley Lodge, Killarney in seventh.

The Dunloe was also named fifth Best Luxury Hotel; The Europe Hotel & Resort in Killarney placed ninth; The Brehon also placed ninth in the Romance category.

Fossa’s Loch Lein and Heaton’s Guesthouse in Dingle came in third and fourth place in Ireland’s Small Hotels and in sixth and fourth place respectively among Ireland’s Best Hotels for Service. Heaton’s was third Best Hotel for Romance.

Tralee’s Ballyroe and the Bianconi Killorglin placed seventh and eighth in Ireland’s Bargain Hotels; Kileen House Aghadoe was named third in Ireland Best Hotels for Service and fourth Best Hotel for Romance.

The Ross, Killarney scored an eighth place in the Romance category, along with the Lake Hotel Killarney in tenth.