The 2 bedroom Lodges are located within the 500 acres of Parknasilla Resort beside the main house. They are contained in a quiet sun drenched courtyard. The lodges are beautifully designed and include a large open living area which is ideal for relaxation after a busy day of activities or a rejuvenating day at the spa.
Some of the lodges have the living areas upstairs and the sleeping areas downstairs and the others have their living areas downstairs and the bedrooms upstairs! Each bedroom has its own en suite bath and shower.
The name Parknasilla comes from the Irish, Pairc na Saileac, meaning the 'Field of the Willow Trees'. Today Parknasilla Spa is one of Ireland's finest resort hotels, encompassing 500 acres of onsite facilities. Parknasilla has a rich heritage dating back to 1692, attracting such literary luminaries as George Bernard Shaw to its beautiful location. This Kerry resort promises exceptional standards of service within plush surroundings and a warm Irish welcome for all guests. Guestrooms comprise of standard rooms, superior rooms and luxurious suites with views over the Kerry countryside. Guests can dine in style in one of Ireland’s finest epicurean centers, the exquisite 'Pygmalion Restaurant' or relax and unwind in one of the fine bars or sun drenched lounge areas, whilst enjoying the wonderful views.
The 500-acre estate at Parknasilla Hotel has been used to provide guests with a wide range of on-site facilities. With its balmy sub tropical vegetation, mountainous backdrop and tranquil waters it is a magnificent setting for outdoor activities. Parknasilla is a true resort, offering miles of walks, tennis, a private golf course, archery and clay pigeon shooting. With a beautifully designed spa with large open windows overlooking the sea and plush landscape you will be truly lost in relaxation at Parknasilla Resort.
We understand that family time is precious but also sometimes stressful! At Parknasilla Resort we want children and adults to enjoy every moment together.
Enjoy family meal times with picnics during the day and tasty meals in the evening. Explore the huge grounds, splash in the sea, introduce your children to sub tropical vegetation and exciting plants and wildlife, take a bike for an exhilarating cycle or just allow your children to run, jump and play in the green grass.
Parknasilla offers babysitting services and children's entertainment. We offer FREE kids activities from 6pm to 8pm. (subject to availability)
RESTAURANT & BAR
Parknasilla Resort is home to one of the finest dining experiences in Ireland, the Pygmalion Restaurant. The freshly and expertly prepared food is complemented by the warm surrounds of the Victorian dining room and the wide bay window overlooking the splendor of Kenmare Bay and the Kerry landscape. Breakfast beside in the restaurant is a true delight and a perfect start to the day. In the evenings the sophisticated menus always include fish fresh from the sea and the international wine list will please the most discerning guests.
Lunch: No formal lunch is available in the restaurant but an extensive lounge menu serving delicious hot and cold platters, hearty soups and light salads is available in the sun lounge from 12 noon to 6pm
Children under the age of 7 years are welcome to dine with adults up to 7.45pm.
Dinner: 7pm to 9pm a la Carte dinner menus are available. Dress Code for dinner is smart casual.
Guests can enjoy an aperitif in The Doolittle Bar. The bar is beautifully finished with dark wood, crimson and green furnishings and a large log fire to create an intimate relaxing setting. Enjoy the views over the ocean from the adjoining terrace
13 treatment rooms will house the very best in luxurious comfort – oversized treatment couches, individual large walk in showers, each room having its own specific featured interior design to ensure repeat guests will never tire of their sumptuous surroundings. A dedicated relaxation room with fully glazed windows allows guests to relax after their treatments while enjoying natural daylight and a landscaped aspect.
Specialised spa treatments and products from Elemis will cover all requirements from the most luxurious pampering treatments and essential oils to a specialised men’s range as well as results-driven treatments.
A large, open spa reception and dedicated retail area, separate pre-treatment waiting lounge, fully equipped luxurious male and female changing areas and a large leisure pool allow guests the perfect journey from the minute they enter the spa with specific aroma essences in every area to entice and treat all the five senses.
A dedicated manicure, pedicure and hair bar offer the perfect finishing touches for the spa guest and indeed the local residents.
Spa guests will be able to enjoy the ultimate heat experiences in an absolutely beautiful Thermal Spa incorporating an eclectic mix of wet and dry, warm, hot and cold cabins and equipments, all created individually for the Spa at Parknasilla by Thermal specialists Hydrotherm. The whole Thermal Spa faces a South Easterly aspect with full glazing to perfectly combine the inside space with the outside landscape. While all guests in this area can enjoy a breathtaking view of the outside, very specifically two different relaxation areas and the glazed wall herb sauna face directly to private woodlands, parkland, Kenmare Bay and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. Two outdoor hot tubs compliment this offering, allowing guests both hydro and thermal experiences in one.
The interior design throughout is chosen to enhance and compliment the natural beauty of the surroundings in every way, carefully reflecting its colours, textures, shadow, light and entire essence. Natural stone, marble, hand blown glass, different coloured hard woods and sumptuously deep carpet will all combine to offer a journey of luxury but most importantly, the ability for the spa guests to achieve ultimate and deep relaxation.
Children are welcome to use the swimming pool from 10 am to 6 pm. Children are not allowed access to the spa areas.
Guests of the Woodland Villas are treated as Hotel residents and can use all the facilities of the Hotel during their stay (EXCEPT on selected dates where the Hotel and/or Leisure Centre are closed to residents - please view dates below).
PARKNASILLA GOLF COURSE
Parknasilla Golf Course is a 12-hole course, set beside the ruins of Derryquin Castle, the original castle on the Parknasilla estate; it is just a few hundred metres from the hotel. The course has spectacular views of Kenmare Bay and the rich subtropical vegetation of the area provides a colourful backdrop to the manicured fairways.
Playing this course is a must if you are in Kerry, all of the holes are eminently playable by higher handicap golfers. The twelve-hole course has a par of 69 (18 holes) with one par five and two par threes. A clever mix of open and tight fairways gives the golfer an opportunity to open the shoulders safely at some holes while doing so at one's peril on others.
The sand based greens provide true putting surfaces all year round. The most memorable holes at Parknasilla's new course are the eleventh and twelfth. A ball over shooting the green finds the saltwater of the Atlantic Ocean. The twelfth is spectacularly placed in Kenmare Bay, between the large pines that skirt both sides of the fairway.
Golf Clubs and other equipment are available for hire.
* €25.00 per day for hotel residents
* €80.00 per week for residents
* €35.00 per day for non-residents
For Tee Time booking please phone +353 64 6645122
ACTIVITIES & WALKS
Perhaps the best way to feel rejuvenated at Parknasilla Resort is to take to the great outdoors! Within the 500 acre estate at Parknasilla there is amble opportunity with the many marked walks and guided walks along the coast and through woodland. Clay pigeon shooting, golfing, archery or take to the water for a cruise or a spot of fishing. This truly is a hotel like no other in Ireland.
There is an abundance of outdoor activities on offer at Parknasilla Resort to suit all tastes and energy levels!
Free use of 2 all weather floodlit courts
Traditional French game of boules, equipment available free of charge
Private 12 hole Golf Course, €20 to residents.
Suitable for all ages, tuition is provided for beginners. €15 per person per session
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Tuition provided, beginners are welcome. Adults only. €30 for 35 shots
Deep sea fishing, river fishing and lake fishing are all available. Arrangements can be made with reception
The grounds at Parknasilla Resort take in one of Ireland’s most spectacular and scenic peninsulas. Set walks throughout the grounds with directional signage, taking in private islands and Derryquinn Castle ruins. Maps of the walks are provided by the hotel. A number of walks have been mapped out within the grounds for guests use, all tracks are clearly marked, generally gravelled and afford walks of character and charm to suit a wide variety of tastes and levels of activity. The routes are arranged so that one has the option of either a short walk of 30 minutes, or a longer version extending from 1.5 hours to 2.5 hours. For most routes strong walking shoes and rainproof gear should be adequate. The hotel has a stock of walking boots and rainwear for guests use.
Guided walks of the locality take place a few times each week. The shorter trail lasts about two hours. The day long walk along the Kerry Way is a must for walking enthusiasts; Chief Sherpa Kevin Larkin leads the trek and provides walkers with a history of all of the places visited and some local folklore.