The Lansdowne Kenmare

One of Kenmare's most heavenly hotels
Kenmare – Ireland

The Lansdowne Kenmare

Our hotel is the very definition of ‘historic’. One of the oldest landmarks in Kenmare, it’s a true staple of the heritage town and a beautiful spot for those seeking a holiday that combines modern pleasures with classic charms. Dive into idyllic Ireland and eat and rest in a property that prizes eco-friendly values. The Lansdowne Kenmare can do it all.
Kasia Riebandt

Building: 1799

The Lansdowne Kenmare has been part of Kenmare’s history since it was first built in 1799, as the town residence of the second Earl of Shelbourne, William Perry Fitzmaurice.

At our historic hotel, we offer the finest in hospitality and stellar service from the start to end of your visit – beginning with the warmest possible welcome, and ending with a friendly goodbye. From our restaurant to your carefully prepared bedrooms, we want you to feel truly pampered here.

Our hotel is designed to be your cosy home away from home: an oasis of fine decor, the best amenities and pleasing perks that will make you want to return again and again. Totally restored in 2021, The Lansdowne Kenmare offers 28 bedrooms, a dining bar terrace, piano lounge and more for you to relax in, before heading out into beautiful Kenmare to experience its many shops, restaurants and traditional Irish pubs. Come and experience a quaint Irish break at its best.

Open: All year

Rooms: 28

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Occasions to Remember

Some of the highlights of staying at our historic hotel


Plush beds. Luxe toiletries. A contemporary coffee machine and flat screen TV. All this is in store and more when you book a room with us. Come and enjoy a sumptuous four-star stay in a historic locale that’s filled with modern comforts.


Whether you want to start the day with a light breakfast or indulge in a multi-course meal, we can accommodate you (and your stomach) at The Lansdowne Kenmare. We’re all about keeping things local, and source the bulk of our ingredients from surrounding Kenmare, Kerry and the Wild Atlantic coast, which is known as one of Ireland’s premiere gourmet hotspots.


We do as much as possible to offset our carbon footprint at The Lansdowne Kenmare. We supply most of our food locally, recycle, and are taking measures to make our property more energy-efficient so we can offer you a getaway that’s both good for your soul and the planet.


Experiences to add to your itinerary
  • Kenmare
  • The Ring of Kerry
  • The Ring of Beara
  • Ross Castle
  • Uragh Stone Circle
  • Star Outdoors Adventure Centre
  • Torc Waterfall
  • The Gap of Dunloe
  • Kenmare Golf Club
  • Waterville Golf Club
  • Killarney Golf & Fishing Club
  • Killarney National Park
  • Reenagross Park
  • Derreen Gardens
  • Kerry County Museum
  • The Kerry Bog Village
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • World Irish Dancing Championships (April)
  • Féile na Bealtaine Arts Festival (May)
  • Killarney Races (May)
  • Puck Fair (August)
  • Rose of Tralee Festival (August)
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The Lansdowne Kenmare, Main Street, Kenmare

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