The Grand Foyer & Coffee Rooms
Afternoon Tea in our Victorian Grand Foyer
After warming yourself by the open fire in our entrance hall, ease into a soft velvet sofa and enjoy afternoon tea. Light streams through tall windows and leaded glass in this grand, spacious pillared foyer, making it one of the most beautiful rooms in Ireland. Choose from the main foyer, or any of the distinctive coffee rooms and lounges surrounding. High Tea has been served in these rooms since Victorian times, where you can enjoy Morning Coffee & Homemade Scones or Traditional, Chocolate or Champagne Afternoon Tea. The effortless service and soothing atmosphere of these rooms create a calm oasis in the bustle of Killarney town. The pillared entrance and ivy-clad facade of this classic Victorian landmark hotel still conveys a sense of occasion, a relaxing treat to be enjoyed in the opulent surroundings.
One of the most innovative features of the original design of this hotel was a very large Coffee Room, as noted in the 1856 edition of Irish Guide. This was a communal area where guests could meet and chat, flanked on each side by two drawing rooms - one for men, and one for ladies.