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River Island Hotel

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Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe
Bar (on property)

Overview of River Island Hotel

River Island Hotel

3.0 star property

8.2/10 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
Lower Main Street, Castleisland, Kerry

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCastleIsland River Walk2 min walk
  • Popular LocationCrag Cave3 min drive
  • Popular LocationGlanshearoon Hill5 min drive
  • AirportKillarney (KIR-Kerry)7 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Castleisland, River Island Hotel is in a rural area and near the airport. CastleIsland River Walk and Tralee Pitch & Putt Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Killarney National Park and Crag Cave. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Irish Shooting Sports or Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. Break out the clubs and hit the links with a golf course and golf lessons nearby, or seek out an adventure with horse riding and mountain climbing.

What's nearby

  • CastleIsland River Walk - 2 min walk
  • Crag Cave - 3 min drive
  • Glanshearoon Hill - 5 min drive
  • Irish Shooting Sports - 14 min drive
  • Scotia's Glen - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Farranfore Station - 7 min drive
  • Killarney (KIR-Kerry) - 7 min drive


  • Kerry Airport Bar & Restaurant - 7 min drive
  • The Country Market Restaurant - 1 min walk
  • O'Riada's - 5 min drive
  • Browne's - 1 min walk
  • Sherwoods Bar & Restaurant - 7 min drive

About this property

River Island Hotel

3-star hotel in a rural location
Dry cleaning/laundry services, a bar and a restaurant are just a few of the amenities provided at River Island Hotel. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Concierge services, smoke-free property and a lift
  • Free newspapers, a 24-hour front desk and laundry services
  • Wedding services, a front desk safe and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak well of the helpful staff
Room features
All 51 rooms include comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, in addition to thoughtful touches such as free WiFi and safes.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and free toiletries
  • Cable channels, free tea bags/instant coffee and electric kettles



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Sliabh Luachra
  • Cons Irish Bar
  • Shanowen Bar


  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible (may have limits)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding


  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead


  • TV/satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 20 December and 27 December.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

National rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 3 stars.

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Is River Island Hotel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 1 Apr 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 2 Apr 2023 start from €89.01, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

What time is check-in at River Island Hotel?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at River Island Hotel?

Checkout is at noon.

Where is River Island Hotel located?

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from CastleIsland River Walk and within 3 miles (5 km) of Crag Cave and Glanshearoon Hill. Ballyseedy Memorial and Ballymacelligott Church are also within 9 miles (15 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at River Island Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, River Island Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to River Island Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.



Very good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 43 out of 92 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 47%
Rating 8 - Good. 30 out of 92 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 33%
Rating 6 - Okay. 10 out of 92 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 11%
Rating 4 - Poor. 7 out of 92 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 8%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 2 out of 92 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 2%




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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was excellent I can't fault this and the town was brilliant
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

8/10 Good

James Declan

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

2/10 Terrible


Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
the building is gorgeous but the rooms were so uncomfortable and on the main road so its very loud.

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
River Island Hotel
Absolutely wonderful hotel smack dab on Main Street. The hotel has an old charm. The restaurant at the hotel is also top notch! I highly recommend eating there after a long day. Staff was extraordinary, willing to help you with any questions or concerns.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

4/10 Poor


Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Not as advertised
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

8/10 Good


Good value.
Comfortable, reasonably priced, shopping and sandwich shops close by.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Located in a beautiful and peaceful town. Serene atmosphere and friendly. A place to relax and rest from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Colm's River Island Experience
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Everyone on staff was very friendly and helpful.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2022