Family Friendly Hotels in Cork & Killarney


May 20, 2018

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The Gleneagle Hotel Group has a choice of 3 family friendly hotels in Cork & Killarney perfect for a break away from it all for both Mums & Dads and the kids! From flying solo breaks, to baby and toddler friendly options to entertaining the teens with amazing leisure facilities, the only difficulty you will have is choosing which of these family friendly hotels in Cork & Killarney to visit first!

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The Gleneagle Hotel

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Relive the holidays of your childhood with a trip to Killarney. At The Gleneagle Hotel, they have everything you need for a fun, family holiday, in fact it is one of Ireland’s top-rated family hotels. Because of the selection of family rooms and suites and the spacious two-bedroom apartments, The Gleneagle can cater for families big and small. Everyone is welcome – even the family pooch can stay in their pet friendly apartments.

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They have a choice of bars and restaurants as well as a swimming pool, kiddies’ pool, gym, squash and tennis courts, pitch and putt, snooker and children’s activity centre.

The Eager Eagles Kids Clubs, Chill Zone and free kids’ entertainment run during the school holidays. There’s free nightly entertainment all year round as well as the famous Gleneagle Summer Cabaret and an exciting calendar of concerts, shows and events in the adjacent INEC.

And these are just the activities the hotel provides, imagine what the 25,000 acres of Killarney National Park has in store for you… explore the Park on foot, by bike or by pony and trap, revisit the olden days at Muckross Traditional Farms, cruise the famous lakes by boat, feed the ducks at Ross Castle…the possibilities are endless.

Just remember to book early and book directly with the hotel for the best deals and added extras. For parents or guardians travelling alone with kids, check out their fantastic “Flying Solo” discounted rates. These packages charge per adult and aren’t based on two adults sharing making them great value. Call 064 6671550 or visit

The Brehon

The Brehon Hotel Family Suite

Families are welcome all-year round at beautiful Brehon in Killarney. Their spacious family rooms are in high demand and, once you stay, it’s easy to understand why.

The beautiful lawn of the four-star Brehon hotel in Killarney is home to an unusual group of mischievous VIPs who simply refuse to leave. Queen Kate and her merry band of tiny fairy folk have made The Brehon their forever home and simply love to welcome visitors to their tiny village.

The Brehon Hotel Fairy Trail

Families staying at The Brehon can also avail of the leisure facilities of sister hotel, The Gleneagle which is located alongside The Brehon. A pedestrianised path to Killarney National Park runs alongside both hotels and is ideal for family walks with or without a buggy.

Who says afternoon tea is just for grown-ups? After a day exploring Killarney, we recommend you treat your family to Kids’ Afternoon Tea at The Brehon. With tiers of tasty treats and dainty delights including sandwich triangles, mini scones, fruit smoothies, cookie monster cookies, cake pops, jelly and ice-cream shots and rocky road. Kids’ Afternoon Tea is available at weekends and throughout the school holidays. The Brehon Bar also offers a fantastic children’s menu with plenty of healthy options.

And because Mom and Dad deserve a treat too, the reception team at each hotel can help arrange a babysitter so you can enjoy a well-earned treatment at The Brehon’s Angsana Spa. Call (0)64 6671543 or visit

The Maritime Hotel

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Kids can be kids at The Maritime Hotel in Bantry, Cork. This family-friendly hotel has everything to ensure your kids are entertained while you also can have the relaxing break you deserve.

This hotel has a fantastic selection on one and two bedroom suites ideal for family breaks. The bedrooms are joined by a spacious and comfortable living space which feature a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, sink and toaster. While TV’s in the bedrooms and the living room means no quarrelling over the remote control.

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The state-of-the-art leisure centre at The Maritime has a large swimming pool, a children’s pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and a gymnasium. They also run a great programme of kids’ clubs during the school holidays.

The Maritime Hotel is an ideal base to discover and explore the beauty of West Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way. Visit the nearby towns of Glengarriff, Baltimore and Skibbereen or go island hopping to nearby Whiddy, Sherkin, Cape Clear and Garnish. Bantry itself has a host of leisure activities on offer, including world-class golf in the Christy O’Connor-designed Bantry Bay Golf Course, water activities such as sailing, canoeing, kayaking, angling and a host of incredibly scenic walkways and cycle routes to enjoy. There is also whale and dolphin spotting and the famous Bantry Bay monthly Friday market. Call 027 54701 or visit

Over to you now. Have you stayed at any of these family friendly hotels in Cork & Killarney? Let us know in the comments box below. 

Family Friendly Hotels in Cork and Killarney

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