Luxury Accommodation on The Ring of Kerry

One of the region’s top hotels, the Butler Arms in Waterville is run by the Huggard family. Originally opened in March 1884, the Butler Arms Hotel was purchased by Martin & Mary Huggard in 1915 and has since been in the Huggard family for four generations. It is currently run by Paula & Louise Huggard who’s prowess and professionalism makes this hotel a class apart and one of the most sought after in Kerry.

It is one of Ireland’s best known family-run hotels and is treasured for its homely intimate atmosphere. From the moment you arrive you will bask in the warmest of Irish welcomes from the Huggard family.

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 Arm Hotel serves world class food in the hotel restaurant, the Chaplin Sun Lounge and the public Fishermen’s bar. Winner of many awards for excellent cuisine, there is a varied menu on offer. The hotel specialises in a variety of fresh seafood & local meats, all of which are complemented with a superb wine list. All of the seafood on the menu is caught daily by local fishermen in the bountiful waters of this part of the coastline on the Wild Atlantic Way.

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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