Great Hotel in Kerry, Ireland,
August 17, 2009
KILLARNEY AVENUE HOTEL in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland
– Our Trafalgar tour included breakfast and dinner in this hotel.
For both meals, Restaurant Manager Norman reserved a
separate table for me and my husband, at Chef Khairul’s
request. The chef came to meet us, saying he was responsible
for us and wanted to ensure the best for our dining experience.
He and his staff took every precaution to avert cross-
contamination. Both meals were delightfully varied, fully
flavorful, served attractively and in complete compliance with
safe gluten-free requirements. We were told they hosted 35
Celiacs (Coeliacs) not long ago so all staff members were aware
of Celiac which requires a gluten-free diet, as well as safe food
handling and the consequences if not followed carefully. I soon
knew I was in a truly “safe” environment for my food
The Killarney Avenue Hotel was a true joy, not having to
question every ingredient or method each step of the way.
Every staff member exhibited understanding, and courteous
compliance in a friendly, professional manner. During our
dining visits, the manager came several times to our table to
assure that all things were well and the chef came to our table
to discuss how he prepared for my arrival. They made me feel
completely at home away from home. Additionally, I let them
know what a superb job they do.
Upon arrival at Killarney Avenue Hotel, I was handed a list of
what I could safely eat, items which were either on the menu
or would be prepared for me while I was their guest. They were
terrific in every aspect. They fully addressed every one of my
diet concerns, the first time, every time we dined with them.
Killarney Avenue Hotel is in the town centre and facing the
Golden Gate entrance to Killarney's National Park. Email:
Around the corner from the Killarney Avenue Hotel was
Murphy's, a safe, fresh ice cream shop to indulge in unusual
and regular flavors as a Celiac. Yummy!
One other hotel we stayed at on our tour also deserves special
recognition for their professionalism and attentiveness to my
diet requirements, and that was the Mespil Hotel in County
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. (Review posted separately.)