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Luxury Accommodation on The Ring of Kerry

Located on the seafront in Waterville Village on the Wild Atlantic Way, overlooking the spectacular Ballinskelligs Bay, The Butler Arms Hotel is a property like no other. Offering an incredible 60 bedroom hotel which was established in 1884 by the Huggard family, it has been welcoming guests exploring the Ring of Kerry ever since with warm, friendly Irish hospitality. Our much-loved hotel, treasured for its homely intimate atmosphere has recently gotten new homeowners and joined the fantastic Press Up Hospitality Group, of which our warm Irish welcomes remain the same!

There have been many notable celebrities visit including Walt Disney, Charlie Chaplin, Michael Douglas, who have flocked to the area to enjoy the stunning scenery and world class golf resorts. The hotel is nestled between Hog’s Head Golf Club and Waterville Golf Links. As well as the unbeatable views, the large hotel features the spacious Charlie’s Restaurant, serving up a popular fine-dining restaurant experience as well as our cosy Fisherman’s Bar. Both of which offer a mouth watering selection of the region’s finest seafood, caught daily by local fishermen in the bountiful waters of this part of the coastline on the Wild Atlantic Way and complimented with a superb wine list.

With 36 elegantly decorated guest bedrooms, a popular fine-dining restaurant as well as cosy bars, this hotel attracts people from all over the world. It offers an exceptional warm Irish welcome to its guests, has luxurious facilities and is set in a wonderfully scenic location in the heart of Waterville in county Kerry.


The Butler Arms Hotel showcases the wonders of this unique part of Kerry on the world stage, welcoming both international and local guests. Guests and local people mingle very comfortably in the Fishermen’s bar and visitors often spend long evenings being regaled with local folklore whilst part-taking of a small tincture or two from the bar’s multifarious stockpile. The hotel is within easy reach of a host of activities and attractions but, also provides the perfect hideaway in which to relax and indulge yourself. Whether you want to explore the local countryside of Waterville or the famous Ring of Kerry, relax on the beaches, or have an action-packed sporting holiday, we will be happy to help with the arrangements.

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