Butler Arms Hotel
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Butler Arms Hotel

#6 of 4-star Select Hotels in Kerry
Spunkane, Kerry, County Kerry, Ireland
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When you a stay at Butler Arms Hotel in Waterville, you'll be on the beach, within a 5-minute walk of Waterville Beach and The Story of Waterville Cable Station Exhibition. This upscale hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from The Atlantic Telegraph Waterville and 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Skellig Bay Golf Club.Show More
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4.3/5Very Good·Cleanliness: 4.3
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Golf CourseHorse RidingHikingMassage RoomPrivate ParkingFreeBarBilliards RoomRestaurantMeeting RoomMulti-function Room
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Landmarks: Madeleine Maria Meriwether Photography and Art Studio Gallery
Landmarks: Lq Art Gallery
Landmarks: Sea Synergy Marine Awareness Centre | Waterville Things to do


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Services & Amenities

Standard Double or Twin Room

Standard Double or Twin Room

1 Double bed or 2 Single bed
Free Wi-Fi
Sea View
Private Toilet
Hair Conditioner
Room Details
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Guest Reviews(50)

Very Good
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  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Amenities4.3
  • Location4.3
  • Service4.3
G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
May 16, 2024
Ok, so there are not many hotels in Waterville, but I’d recommend this hotel regardless. You can tell money has been spent on the rooms and general ongoing refurb. The rooms were great, and the breakfast was exquisite in the dining room overlooking the bay. Other public areas downstairs looked classical, including the library (maybe closed) and bar (definitely closed), though the adjacently owned Fisherman’s Bar was open. All in all a great stop-off when touring the area
G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
July 7, 2023
We had the bad (good?) luck of visiting the Butler Arms on a cold, windy, rainy day in July. Not the weather anyone was hoping for. However, we were able to check in to the Butler Arms and then stay safe and warm out of the weather until check out the next morning. We purchased a great dinner, warmed up in our room, and then enjoyed a lovely breakfast, which was included in our stay. All without having to go outside. Had there been better weather, we would have had a decent enough view even from the first floor. The hotel was a little musty, but that’s expected, being so close to the ocean. The ocean breeze would have remedied that if we could have kept the windows open. Our radiator had been turned off for the summer, but we were able to get it up and running quickly to warm up our room. Some of the furnishings are ready to be replaced or repaired, but everything was still cozy. Parking is in a private car park behind the hotel - could be a bit tight, but it was just fine for us. All in all, a comfortable stay!
G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
May 9, 2023
Oh gosh - where to start - I was so, so looking forward to our stay at the Butlers Arms in Waterville - we pushed the boat out and booked the most expensive room and opted for the Dine at Charlie’s option - paying just shy of 400 euro for the night. This was to be the highlight of our trip to Ireland. Check-in fine - asked about dinner, whether we needed to book a time - told it was fine, turn up when ready, as it wasn’t busy. We arrived for dinner at 8 pm and were the only guests. A table of 4 arrived shortly after. That appeared to be it for the night. Staff seemed unaware of the package we were on (3 course set menu) we were incredibly disappointed with the menu we were initially given as it appeared to be a coach party 2 course set menu. This was not what we had expected. We asked if it was possible to choose from the proper menu and pay the difference. Eventually we were told to “just choose what we wanted.” This caused me huge anxiety, as we were made to feel like we were difficult customers - to the point where I became quite tearful. Whilst the food was good - the evening had been spoilt as a result of poor customer service. We were largely ignored by the staff - save for standard satisfaction checks and collecting plates. The room - whilst very large and the bed was comfortable the curtains were thin and cream - there was a bright street light right outside the window and it was on all night - shining through so the room was light all night. In addition the fan on the bathroom did not switch off at all - thus we both had a really poor night. Breakfast was ok - no decaf tea - box apparently empty! The hotel was bought a year ago we understand. It is clearly struggling to get guests. Staff appeared to be largely inexperienced. The issues I see it - having worked extensively in hospitality, relate to poor management - lack of proper communication and investment in training. The location is fabulous and rooms/building a little tired in places. The location and hotel has massive potential. The lounges and bar areas look amazing - but were just empty when we stayed in April. I desperately hope with a good manager the place can turn around. Sadly we left very disappointed and a feeling have being ripped off. Therefore cannot recommend.
November 5, 2023
Staff is super friendly and the hotel is a lot bigger than I thought it would be. Rooms were a little older, but very clean. Location is perfect for dining (on-site is great as well), walking the boardwalk and only two minutes from the golf course. Would stay here again.
November 2, 2023
We arrived late on Friday evening after a long journey from Laois to Waterville greeted with lovely warm welcome. We stayed until Monday and have to say the staff were fantastic the rooms spacious children welcome and food excellent. The views and walks were fabulous and steeped in GAA history. Can’t wait to go back !!
B‍r‍i‍d‍i‍e‍ ‍M
October 31, 2023
We really enjoyed our stay at the Butler Arms Hotel, the room was modern and up to date and very comfortable, the view from the bedroom window was fantastic. Breakfast was very good and cooked freshly. We also enjoyed a lovely evening meal at the Fisherman's Restaurant. Staff at the hotel were friendly and made us feel very welcome.
October 13, 2023
The Butler arms hotel was an excellent stay! The parking in the back was easy and conveinant. The location next to the beach was beautiful. Our room was spacious with one of the most luxurious carpets I've ever walked on! it also had floor to ceiling windows that opened up onto a very large gorgeous balcony overlooking the ocean. Every inch of the common spaces oozed character and charm. The food was really good especially the Sole. The price seemed like a bargain and I would very much like to spend a few more days there sometime.
S‍i‍n‍e‍a‍d‍ ‍C
October 5, 2023
While the food was good, the service was the worst I have ever experienced. I had to get up from the table at least 5 times to get the attention of waiters. The forgot meals, brought incorrect items and were not nice to deal with. I wrote two emails after the experience and did not receive a response. Very poor customer service for what was an amazing spot.
September 29, 2023
We had a fabulous room (lots of space) with a fantastic view of Ballinskellings Bay. Lots of luxury touches in the room. Our dinner (and breakfast) were excellent. NO question this is an outstanding lodging.

Property Policies

Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in: After 15:00
Check-out: Before 11:00

Front desk hours: 24/7

Child Policies
Children of all ages are welcome at this property.
Children between 0 and 0 years old can stay for free if no extra bed is needed.

Cribs and Extra Beds
For all room types, cribs and extra beds can be added.
Fees for extra beds and cribs are not included in the total and must be paid at the hotel.
Children 2 years old and under
Adding crib: Free
Children 3 years old and over
€25.00 (approx. US$26.75) per person per night

StyleA la carte
Additional breakfast fees are not included in the total and need to be paid at the property.

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Property Description

  • Number of Rooms: 36
When you a stay at Butler Arms Hotel in Waterville, you'll be on the beach, within a 5-minute walk of Waterville Beach and The Story of Waterville Cable Station Exhibition. This upscale hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from The Atlantic Telegraph Waterville and 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Skellig Bay Golf Club.

Pamper yourself with onsite massages or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless internet access, babysitting (surcharge), and tour/ticket assistance.

Enjoy a meal at the restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is served daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.

Stay in one of 36 guestrooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless internet access is available. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Services & Amenities

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to stay at Butler Arms Hotel?

Prices at Butler Arms Hotel are subject to change according to dates, hotel policy, and other factors. To view prices, please search for the dates you wish to stay at the hotel.

What are the check-in and check-out times at Butler Arms Hotel?

The check-in time is after 15:00 and the check-out time is before 11:00.

Does Butler Arms Hotel provide airport transfer services?

No, the Butler Arms Hotel doesn't provide airport transfer services.

What amenities and services does Butler Arms Hotel have?

Butler Arms Hotel has the following amenities and services: Golf Course, Horse Riding, Hiking.

Does Butler Arms Hotel have a swimming pool?

No, Butler Arms Hotel doesn't have a pool.

Does Butler Arms Hotel have fitness amenities?

No, Butler Arms Hotel doesn't have fitness amenities.

Does Butler Arms Hotel provide Wi-Fi?

Yes, the hotel provides Wi-Fi.

Does Butler Arms Hotel have non-smoking rooms?

Yes, Butler Arms Hotel has non-smoking rooms. Please view the hotel listing for details.

Does Butler Arms Hotel provide breakfast?

Yes, Butler Arms Hotel provides breakfast.

Does Butler Arms Hotel have a restaurant?

Yes, guests can eat at: Restaurant.

About This Property

Average Price FromUSD275
Hotel Star Rating4