Victoria House Hotel
This property in Killarney makes a cozy home base for excursions to the Ring of Kerry's scenic mountains and lakes. Cut short a sudden hunger pang with freshly baked scones served at the Ivy Room Bar, or head to Victoria's restaurant, which sources its ingredients from Killarney outfits. Children love bestowing hugs on pot-bellied pigs and puppies at the nearby pet farm; for parents, a championship list of golf courses are within a 45-minute drive. Don't count on a reliable Internet connection.