- Overlooking the picturesque Sheen Falls, this five-star Relais & Chateaux hotel is renowned for its 2AA Rosette restaurant and luxurious rooms, suites and villas. Set on the Wild Atlantic Way, outside the town of Kenmare, Co Kerry, Sheen Falls Lodge is an unforgettable base for your Irish holiday, providing the ultimate in hospitality.
- Set on a 300 acre estate overlooking Kenmare Bay, Co Kerry, we are on the doorstep of the magical south west of Ireland, perfectly placed for exploring the world famous Ring of Kerry, Beara Peninsula and Killarney Lakes.
- Sheen Falls Lodge is not only perfectly placed for exploring the southwest, but it is also known for its piano-jazz ambience, its collection of old Irish whiskeys, and the dishes prepared with the salmon caught in the nearby river.
- 15 Miles of Salmon Fishing, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Horse Riding, Falconry, Tennis, Hill Walking, Use of the hotel bicycles, Golf nearby, water sports nearby and chocolate making nearby.
- Each room has a view to the waterfalls or Kenmare Bay. The refurbishment has focused on Irish Design and Crafts – the art in each of the rooms is by a local artist based in Kenmare. The furniture was made in West Cork, the recycling bins are hand weaved in Kilkenny and the pottery is from West Cork.
- The Falls Restaurant, Two AA rosettes, a seasonal menu of innovative dishes, and a vantage point overlooking the Sheen waterfalls and Kenmare Bay combine to make The Falls one of the finest restaurants in Kenmare.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
With 15 miles of outstanding fishing on the estate alone, you can almost feel the twitch of the line from your bedroom window. With plentiful lakes nearby too, salmon, trout and fly fishing are all possible here. Just keep an eye on Oscar the heron, says our resident instructor.
With its picturesque location and many well-known golf courses nearby, Sheen Falls Lodge is regarded as one of the best golf hotels in Ireland.
Marvel and interact with one of nature’s most majestic predators. Under instruction from an experienced falconer, our guided Hawk Walks will take you on a stroll through the estate where you can watch, handle and fly these awesome birds for yourself.
Perfect your aim, sharpen your reactions and experience the unrivalled thrill of a shoot. Your instructor will be on hand to offer advice and all of the necessary equipment to ensure you can safely enjoy this exciting sport.
Equestrian enthusiasts of all ages and abilities can take to the saddle and canter along carefully chosen river-side trails or trek through forested mountain paths – a unique opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the estate.
With intimate knowledge of the surrounding landscapes, join one of our walking guides and ramble through some of Ireland’s most rugged scenic locations. From relaxed routes on the Beara Peninsula to long-distance hikes on The Kerry Way or Wild Atlantic Way, there’s something for everyone.
Glide along Kenmare Bay and paddle amongst the reeds up the Roughty River on a guided kayak trip. This is a fun and informative excursion, with an abundance of wildlife waiting to be seen.
Get a new perspective of the stunning south west of Ireland. Designed for photographers of all levels, bring your camera along and join our seasoned photographer for an instructive and fun day excursion.
Lying 8 miles off the coast of Portmagee in South Kerry, Skellig Michael towers 714 ft above the sea and was the location for a monastic settlement from about the sixth century. The remarkably well preserved remains of this settlement draw visitors from near and far to experience the solitude and spirituality of the remote and inaccessible place, these monks called home. On the spectacular Small Skelligs 23,000 pairs of gannet nest on every available ledge making it the second largest gannet colony in the world. This Unesco World Heritage Site is set to see a huge increase in visitor numbers this year following the appearance of Skellig Michael in the new Star Wars movie and limited availability on the island means booking well in advance is essential. You can visit the island by boat or take a helicopter tour, both of which can be arranged by the hotel.
We’d also be happy to help you arrange any number of other offsite actives, including: Kayaking, Guided walking and cycling tours, Boat trips, Chocolate making.
Overlooking the picturesque Sheen Falls, this five-star Relais & Chateaux hotel is renowned for its 2AA Rosette restaurant and luxurious rooms, suites and villas. Set on the Wild Atlantic Way, outside the town of Kenmare, Co Kerry, Sheen Falls Lodge is an unforgettable base for your Irish holiday, providing the ultimate in hospitality. The Sheen Falls Lodge Estate and its history had always been connected to Salmon Fishing and Deer Hunting. A cottage on the grounds become the base for the First Earl of Kerry for the pursuit of fishing and hunting. In 1988 the property was sold to a Danish Family who took on the task of developing the then guests house into a 5 star luxury hotel. Its opened its doors to guests in April 1991 and has been a member of Relais & Chateaux since then.
Luxurious. Relaxing, Beautiful. It won’t just be our famous Irish hospitality that you will remember after a stay at Sheen Falls Lodge. It will be the unrivalled beauty of our surroundings, from heather-covered mountains to cascading waterfalls. It will be our outstanding food and drink, from salmon caught in the nearby river to our collection of whiskeys from around the world. And it will be our supremely comfortable rooms and villas, each of them spacious, tranquil and full of character. Set on a 300 acre estate overlooking Kenmare Bay, Co Kerry, we are on the doorstep of the magical south west of Ireland, perfectly placed for exploring the world famous Ring of Kerry, Beara Peninsula and Killarney Lakes. Memories are indeed made of this.
Luxurious. Relaxing. Beautiful. As one of Ireland’s leading 5 star hotels, this hallmark also extends to our supremely spacious bedrooms, some of which have open fireplaces and stunning views over either Kenmare Bay or the cascading Sheen Waterfalls.
A place where you can unwind and relax in your own calm, quiet room. Gaze out at Kenmare Bay, shimmering at high tide and drawing birdlife as the water ebbs out to sea. Or choose from the room’s selection of books, handpicked by our librarian, and settle down beside the window to read in the light of the setting sun. Each of our Classic Rooms is decorated with colours, textures and patterns inspired by the serenity of the surrounding countryside. And at 419 square feet (38 square metres), there’s generous space for a couple to stay here comfortably, or a small family of two adults and one child.
Sip a coffee and contemplate the view from one of the plush armchairs by the window; our Deluxe Rooms overlook the waterfall, where the River Sheen runs under the old stone bridge and tumbles down towards the bay. If you’re lucky you might glimpse a heron, or the rare sight of salmon leaping upstream. The room’s colour scheme takes its cues from the landscape outside, while the furniture, fabrics and furnishings are made by local craftsmen and carefully selected by our interior designers. Our Deluxe Rooms are on average 440 square feet (41 square metres), so whether you’re a couple looking for some time alone or a small family of three, you’ll have plenty of space to unwind.
Superior Deluxe Rooms
Spacious, relaxed and luxurious. Our Superior Rooms are similar to our Deluxe Rooms, but with extra space and better views of the waterfall. After a day of wandering the countryside, take some time to slow down. Perhaps settle into an easy chair and watch the water cascade beneath the bridge, or flick on the bedside lamp and curl up under the covers with a book from the room’s collection. We’ve decorated each of our rooms with pieces handmade by local artisans, from the art adorning the walls to the sumptuous seating and exquisite curtains. Our Superior Rooms are on average 505 square feet (47 square metres) and can sleep two adults with an optional extra bed for a child.
Estate Bay View Rooms
Relax in an open-plan room, with plenty of space for a family or couple planning a longer stay. On average, our Estate Rooms are 660 square feet (61 square metres). From the sitting area, ponder the changing landscape as the bay ebbs and flows, bringing seals at high tide and birdlife at low. Or sink into the soft, sumptuous couch as evening draws in and watch a film from our extensive collection. With two beds set stylishly into a wall-mounted wardrobe, our Estate Bay View Rooms can sleep two adults and up to three children, yet remain a spacious area to spend time with family, plan the day’s activities, or relax after exploring the beauty of Kenmare.
Estate Falls View Rooms
Natural light pours in through the wide windows, where you can pick a volume from the bookshelf, settle into the sofa and lose yourself between the pages. The open-plan seating area has plenty of space for the whole family to enjoy. Outside, the stone bridge spans the River Sheen, where herons ply the water as it purls around the rocks. Carefully designed interiors bring the outside in, reflecting the colours and ambience of the hotel’s natural surroundings: the heather in the gardens, the murmuring river and the oak and beech trees that envelop the estate. With extra beds available for families, and an average room size of 660 square feet (61 square metres), our Estate Falls View Rooms can accommodate up to two adults and three children, or a couple for a luxurious longer stay.
Suite Bay View
Wonderful for a romantic escape, where you can truly tune out of the wider world and find peace and quiet in one another’s company. Our Bay View Suites feature an en-suite bedroom and separate drawing room, with an entrance hall adjoining the two and comprises of 800 square feet/75 square metres of space. Both rooms overlook the beauty of Kenmare Bay, with interiors influenced by the fauna and features of the natural landscape. Sit back with a book in a sumptuous armchair, or spread out on the sofa and watch a film from our collection. If, inspired by the landscape, you wish to put pen to paper, every one of our rooms and suites has a writing desk, and all our furniture is made by skilled local craftsmen.
Suite Falls View
A wonderful suite where you’ll feel at home, whether you’re a couple looking for time alone or you’re on a family holiday. Watch the river from the window of the master bedroom, and when the sun sets let the burbling water soothe you to sleep. The sitting room also overlooks the waterfall through tall, wide windows. And the décor echoes the beauty outside, from the velvety moss blanketing the river stones, to the warm wood tones and floral flourishes. Up to three children can sleep comfortably in the sitting room and two adults in the bedroom, (from 800 square feet/74-93 square metres). You can also interconnect each of the suites with a Superior Deluxe Room, hosting up to four adults and three children or two adults and five children.
An unusual layout, a particular view, a certain ambience… each of our four Signature Suites is unique and exceptional. Whether it’s a wall of windows facing the waterfall, an open fireplace warming the room, or a balcony looking over the River Sheen, our guests fall in love with the features of their favourite suites. Our Signature Suites are mainly for couples looking for homely luxury: a place where you can unwind when exploring Kenmare’s wild beauty, exquisite cuisine and slow way of life.
Swing open the French doors from the lounge area and step out onto your own private terrace. Across the garden, patchworked with heather, is the tumbling waterfall, the riverbanks lined with ancient oaks. Sit on the terrace sunloungers and sip Champagne, listening to the burble of the water and watching for wildlife. Inside, the suite is open plan masuring 925 square feet/86 square metres– a bright and flowing space. Bespoke furnishings from local suppliers adorn the room, designed to evoke the natural beauty for which Kenmare is famed. With a king bed and discrete dressing room, the Oscars Suite is the perfect place for you and your partner to relax, luxuriate and simply spend time together.
The Falls Master Suite
Stepping into the Falls Master Suite, (1350 sq feet/125 sq m) you can sense the care and craftsmanship that have gone into its design. From the opulent architecture to the small features and flourishes, the suite is bound to charm. And with a six-seated dining table and extra bathroom, it’s a marvellous place for you to entertain company. The most striking space is the octagonal drawing room, with an oculus set into the ceiling twenty feet above. One wall is almost completely composed of wide windows, where you can watch the River Sheen roll down the waterfall, under the 18th-century stone bridge, and into Kenmare Bay. In the winter, savour a good book and a vintage brandy from your private bar, as logs from the nearby coppice crackle and flame in the fireplace.
Long, elegant dining rooms for joyful family meals. Spacious sitting rooms with elegant furniture and stunning views. Private gardens where children can play, and patios where you can sit and sip coffee, take lunch and enjoy the fresh Kenmare air. Our four-bedroom Bay Villas are ideal places for you to get together with family and friends to celebrate one another’s company. Book one villa for a party of eight or both for a gathering of up to 16. Strike out and explore the local walks through woodland and alongside the River Sheen, or venture further afield and discover the untamed beauty of south-west Ireland, from mountain ranges and historic towns to the Wild Atlantic Way.
As you approach Marianne’s Cottage, with its thatched roof and tall stone chimney, you’ll find yourself spellbound. Inside it’s just as enchanting, from the open-beam ceilings and log fires to the effortless blend of traditional charm and contemporary comfort. Sink back into the sitting-room couch with a good book in hand and a glass of wine beside you. When the night comes to a close, climb the staircase to your bedroom. Each room has a marble en-suite, where you can luxuriate in a hot bath or shower away the day’s adventures before curling up in your king-size bed. The rooms also have their own balconies, and can be converted to twin bedrooms if you’re here with family.
Little Hay Cottage
Roll through the private gate, down the meandering drive, to your own tucked-away cottage. You’ll feel as though you’ve passed into a pastoral idyll, with the thatched roof, birdsong tinkling in the trees and Kenmare Bay visible beyond the branches. An acre of private garden encircles the cottage, filled with flowering shrubs. Push open the front door and walk down the hallway into the drawing room: warm tones, traditional style and an open fire. The kitchen is truly memorable, with a bright bay window and an eye-level fire filling the room with a flickering glow. Beside the kitchen, the sun lounge opens out onto your terrace, with a rolling lawn leading down to the edge of the bay. Up the spiral staircase are your two bedrooms with marble en-suites. In the morning, enjoy the early sun and Atlantic air on your bedroom balcony, looking out over the bay.
Garden Cottage feels like it’s your own little secret. As you sit out on the terrace, watching the sunset over the bay and the suspension bridge in the distance, it’s as though you’re the only people for miles. Inside, there’s a kitchenette and a cosy lounge, which shares the terrace view of Kenmare Bay. In the evening, retire to your room and browse the books that our librarian has selected. The cottage has two bedrooms, one king and one twin, each with an en-suite bathroom. The décor throughout matches the traditional thatch-and-stone style, with touches and echoes of the natural surroundings.
Home-smoked salmon caught on the estate, seafood from Castletownbere and organic vegetables from suppliers just down the lane. Sheen Falls Lodge is home to one of the finest Kenmare restaurants; perhaps even the best restaurants in Ireland. Here, there’s a culinary feast of fresh, local produce that few can rival. Elegant and classical dining at our 2 AA Rosette restaurant, The Falls. The a la carte menu changes nightly highlighting seasonal local produce.
The Falls Restaurant
Open for dinner to both residents and non-residents, our focus at The Falls Restaurant is on creating exquisite menus using seasonal, local ingredients. Seafood plucked fresh from the North Atlantic Ocean, artisan cheeses from across Ireland and organic vegetables grown on the nearby fields and farmland: The Falls Restaurant is the place to sample the finest produce from Kenmare and the wider country. Settle down for a family dinner, or a romantic meal by candlelight, with wine pairings from one of the most extensive cellars in Ireland. Savour each bite of our traditional dishes with a modern twist, for which we’ve earned two AA Rosettes. All this with a warm and welcoming service.
The Sheen Lounge
Whether you’re stopping for lunch or dinner, morning coffee or afternoon tea, you’ll find it easy to settle in to the casual atmosphere of the Sheen Lounge. Absorb views of Kenmare Bay and the cascading waterfalls outside. Relax by the fire or find a quiet corner to enjoy the beautiful daylight that pours into the room. Here, we serve our bistro menu all day. From fresh seafood salads to Irish cheese boards, we use ingredients from local suppliers to serve delicious food for you to enjoy at your leisure.
Select your own wine from more than 10,000 bottles – over 800 labels – from 18 different countries. The cellar can also be used for private receptions, after-dinner port or whiskey tastings and for small private dinners.
Uninterrupted fine dining, tailored exactly the way you want. Private dining isn’t only for special occasions though. Family gatherings, celebratory get-togethers, or perhaps, just because you can.
The Sheen Cocktail Bar
With a comprehensive cocktail and whiskey list from the around the world, a stay at Sheen Falls Lodge wouldn’t be complete without enjoying a drink or two. Sip champagne out on the terrace in the summer months, or reflect on your day in the warm, club-like atmosphere inside.
If the Estate’s enchanting surroundings and the cascading waters of Sheen Falls haven’t worked their therapeutic magic, then a visit to Easanna Spa certainly will.
Facilities include Indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam room.
A light, serene and stylish environment awaits for your top-to-toe journey of relaxation. Wash away the day with a sauna and steam room, or simply recline around the stylish indoor heated pool. Then, why not indulge yourself with one of our wide range of holistic treatments or beauty therapies, guaranteed to leave you feeling leave feeling refreshed, revitalised and completely pampered?
Our all-weather, floodlit Savanna Tennis Court is ideally placed overlooking Kenmare Bay, offering superb views of the ebbing tide and the local wildlife as you play. With complementary court and racket hire, there are no excuses for not hitting the court.