Discover a Jewel in the Crown of Ireland: Parknasilla Resort and Spa

Iconic Luxury Hotel in the Celebrated Kingdom of Kerry Offers Golf and Spa

Discover a Jewel in the Crown of Ireland: Parknasilla Resort and SpaParknasilla Resort & Spa invites you to experience a world of unprecedented beauty in Sneem, County Kerry, Ireland surrounded by 500 acres of lush tropical vegetation, a magical and mystical setting. Welcoming guests since 1895, the hotel is situated on the water’s edge amidst islands, inlets and hidden beaches along the Wild Atlantic Way and Ring of Kerry. Parknasilla translates to field of the willows, and what a lovely image that must have created for those early travelers. After just one year, the hotel became so popular that the owners developed a purpose built hotel, which is now the main house. The classical style Manor Rooms enjoy glorious sea views and the two bedroom lodges are ideal for family and extended stays. The property has tastefully grown to fill the demands for today’s modern traveler as couples and families stream to Parknasilla. The spa is inspired by the nature that surrounds it and when combined with enriching Elemis therapies, your wellness is guaranteed. Dining in the Pygmalion Restaurant is central to your enjoyment of Parknasilla where inspired cooking and traditional style service are set against the backdrop of spectacular scenery and sunsets. The resort may be one of the country’s most iconic and cherished hotels  and now the secret is out.

Rich with over 120 years of history, many luminaries from around the world have experienced Parknasilla. From Presidents to writers, celebrities and royalty, the hotel has hosted the likes of the renowned Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, Charlie Chaplin and Charles de Gaulle. Royal Princess Grace of Monaco and Prince Rainer secreted away in the Princess Grace Suite, which reflects her understated elegance: French chandeliers, individual antiques and two balconies, making this the perfect place to treat that special someone like royalty.

After a full day of activities, your hunger may be piqued. Unwind in one of Parknasilla’s many dining options. Pygmalion Restaurant, named after the play by George Bernard Shaw, combines the culinary traditions of Ireland with a distinctly modern influence, featuring freshly caught seafood and locally grown ingredients, some from Parknasilla’s own garden. For a more casual setting, get cozy in Doolittle’s Bar (named after Pygmalion’s main character) for an array of light fare and traditional tea service. Alfresco dining (weather permitting) provides for a relaxing atmosphere, where one may savor the Atlantic breeze on the sprawling terrace. For a choice of beverage, you may wish to taste locally distilled Dingle Gin or Dungarven Ales and Stouts, or choose from The Cellar’s collection of old and new world wines from around the globe.

Offering an extensive menu of wellness therapies designed by Elemis, the leading luxury British spa and skincare brand, the full-service spa at Parknasilla also features an indoor swimming pool stretching 18 meters with panoramic sea views of Kenmare Bay. Accompanied by heated relaxation loungers, hydrotherapy foot spas, and a post-treatment relaxation space, Parknasilla holds the key to total rejuvenation.

Onsite facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa thermal suite, outdoor hot tubs, tennis courts, 12 hole golf course and miles of estate walks. In summertime kayaking, archery and guided walks are offered. The hotel’s 12 hole golf course runs alongside Kenmare Bay and is open to both resort residents and visitors alike. The region is warmed by the Atlantic current, creating surprisingly rich subtropical vegetation, and yes, even palm trees, a testament to the region’s mild weather.

Seven mapped walking trails take you through inlets and hidden beaches, with a surprise at every turn. The wee ones, and young at heart, will delight in an adventure down Parknasilla’s enchanting Fairy Trail to discover tiny houses along the wooded path. A short drive to Derrynane leads to horseback riding or surfing the wild Atlantic waves. Family-friendly water activities include fishing, motor kayaking, and boating.

Parknasilla serves as a secluded hideaway set alongside the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s first long-distance scenic driving route stretching along the Atlantic coast from Donegal to West Cork. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Skellig Michael is a short drive from the hotel. Located in close proximity to the picturesque village of Sneem, at the core of an exhilarating and mystical setting, Parknasilla Resort and Spa will remain one of your most memorable holidays.

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