Glamping in Killarney
A couple of weeks ago, Eoghan and I were lucky enough to return to “Killarney Glamping at the Grove” for the second time. We went for 2 nights and were absolutely delighted to be upgraded to the “Luxury Lodges”. Killarney Glamping is a unique and relaxing couples experience in Kerry, and if you need some proof, keep reading.
Also, if you want to take a better look at the original romantic glamping suites, check out my review of our previous stay: Glamping at the Grove Killarney.
Messing round with light trails because, why not!
The Original Lodges
We really enjoyed our stay in the last lodges, so much so, that when I saw the Luxury ones I thought, they could hardly top the original glamping suites. The original suites consist of a tent with bed, beautiful shabby chic furniture and a cosy gas heater. There is a toilet through a door and the kitchen is just to the side of the tent in your own private hut. The shower is also just to the side.
I posted a similar picture on my Instagram, check it out!
Now, I still would never pass up the chance to stay in those, but I was so impressed by the luxury suites. Luxury really is the priority here. When you arrive and open the double doors to your suite, the first thing you see is the large king size bed. I have to tell you now – it is thee most comfy bed you’ll ever sleep in. I had the best sleep OF. MY. LIFE. I could keep going on about it but we’ll continue on wards!
These suites have central heating and a beautiful wooden kitchen with fridge, induction hob and a breakfast bar. It was amazing and is my absolute kitchen goals. It was great to be able to go to the supermarket and get all that we needed for our stay due to the great kitchen facilities. Whether you’re travelling on a budget or prefer healthy home cooked food, this kitchen is perfect.
As well as the toilet. the shower is inside this suite. Initially I didn’t think having the shower inside would make much difference to me. I didn’t mind walking a few meters to the shower. Now though, I realise how wrong I was! Firstly, the other guests didn’t have to see me scuttling across the grounds in my towel this time. But, it was so nice to be able to roll out of bed and not have to go out in the rain, or cold to get to the shower- cuz chances are in Ireland it’s going to be one of the two, if not both!
All in all the lodges are amazing. They come with their own board games and funky lights outside. You also have a heat lamp and deck chairs to sit out in the evenings. The only thing I missed was the gas fire. I am a cold creature. Although it didn’t bother Eoghan at all, I found that the central heating just didn’t heat up quite as much as the gas heater. This didn’t effect our stay in a big way. The gas heater was just more cosy and increased (if possible) the romantic vibes.
For our stay this time, we made the most of the fire pit. We didn’t get a chance to use last time. Eoghan went mad and lit a massive fire. Through the wind decided to blow in whatever direction we stood, it was great. To be sat outside with a few beers and a roaring fire beside us, with the sounds of the trees and river beside – sure ya can’t get much better!
Killarney glamping truly is a unique and relaxing experience. Both times we have not wanted to leave. The suites have everything you need for a more-than-comfortable stay and the great kitchen facilities, mean you can make the most of staying there rather than having to go out for food. It is the perfect base for outdoorsy couples wanting to explore Killarney and the rest of Kerry. We were able to see the National Park, Ross castle, some of the ring of Kerry, and all the way out to Valentia island. We also got to stop off at Dingle on our way home. We’ve been twice and would definitely go again.
To see the photos from the entire trip – see below:
Why not check out my review of our first stay at Killarney Glamping:
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