Brook Lane Hotel

Kenmare, Co. Kerry

A traditional Irish welcome, sumptuous rooms and good banter close to fine walks in the Ring of Kerry. Breakfast is laid-back and delicious


20 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Brook Lane still shines in its olive green wrapper, set back from the road and proclaiming itself (on a pink sign) Kenmare’s ‘first luxury hotel’. While the furnishings are new, the welcome is traditionally Irish, instantly putting you at ease. The staff make this place, and guests return for good banter and good food in the modern bistro, or the more upmarket dining room. Wherever you eat, it will be local or organic, matched by eco-friendly wines and occasionally served to a background of piano or viola tunes. Breakfast is wonderfully laid-back (you can wander down at 11 o’clock and listen to Irish radio as you eat) and delicious; porridge with whiskey, the full Irish, fresh fish every morning. Elsewhere, rooms are modern and sumptuous, with funky art, dark fabrics and duck down pillows. There’s a library stacked with books, lounges with statement wallpaper and open fires, chandeliers, mirrored lamps and beautifully hand-crafted furniture. This is a bold new place, run by a down-to-earth young couple and their lovely team; they’ll even dry your clothes on your return from the Ring of Kerry’s finest walks.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
Booking restrictions
Free parking.
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
From €10. Wine €19.50.


Nightly price
from €99
Singles €75-€150. Dinner, B&B €85-€160 per person.
19 Doubles
From €99
1 Suite for 2
From €159


Another brilliant Sawday recommendation. Staff couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. Excellent dinner. Homemade bread and tapenade. Just 10 minutes walk from town. We stayed just one night but would definitely return

Torrens, Oxford

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Una & Dermot Brennan

  • Valentia Island is a must see when staying in Kenmare
  • Our beef is 100% Irish ,Fresh Fish is Landed locally at Castletownbere ,Pork is free range rare breed from our own farm ,Lamb is from Cork and Kerry Mountains ,veg and salads from local organic Farm
  • Local farmers market every wednesday in Kenmare Town ,3 mins walk from Hotel,nibble food from local food producers ,browse through local crafts etc.
  • Ring of Beara is well worth a visit ,Kilmacalogue is a hidden gem ,Healy Pass is a twisting mountain pass with breathtaking views touring maps available from reception
  • Irish Whiskey tasting ,sample some of our best Irish whiskeys with our in house whiskey expert
  • Dont forget Kenmare is on the Coast ,so take a stroll to the Pier for great Photographs ,and watch the locals attend to their boats