The Lake Hotel wins five Irish Hotel awards

The Lake Hotel  has received five awards at the Irish Hotel awards held in The Galmont Hotel & Spa in Galway on Monday 8th April. The Irish Hotel awards celebrate the amazing commitment and dedication of the hospitality industry in Ireland to providing simply outstanding guest experiences. One of the most esteemed awards taken home by The Lake Hotel on the night was the renowned title of “Chef of the Year”, presented to Executive Chef Noel Enright in recognition for culinary excellence.


The beautiful four star, family owned hotel was also awarded Overall Country House Hotel of the Year, Munster’s Country House Hotel of the year, Romantic Hotel of the Year in Munster and Best Hotel Restaurant in Munster. Sales and Marketing Manager, Sheila O’Callaghan commented, “We are extremely proud of our team. To be recognised for excellence across so many categories is a fantastic achievement and to take two overall titles is phenomenal. These awards are a true testament to the hard work and dedication of our outstanding team.”


Executive Chef Noel Enright, Chef of the year, has led the kitchen team at The Lake Hotel for over 3 years. Noel manages the kitchen teams for The Lakeside Bistro, The Piano Lounge and The Castlelough Restaurant. Noel & his team have designed a delectable menu, using the best of locally sourced produce. The Castlelough Restaurant has received a 2 AA Rosette award for three consecutive years and has now been awarded Best Hotel Restaurant in Munster, this is due to the experience and commitment of Restaurant Manager, Anthony Barber, Chef Noel Enright and both their teams. Noel has also been a key player in the local Chef Colab, bringing local chefs together, expanding networks and building connections with like-minded, passionate, career driven chefs.


Ireland’s Country House Hotel of the year, The Lake Hotel has been in the Huggard family name for over 100 years. A long tradition of warm Irish hospitality awaits. The hotel's interior oozes old world country charm with elegant & plush interiors, open fires, serene surrounds and an Irish family welcome. Located on its own grounds, the sophisticated hotel is laced in history and full of character. The hotel is a nature lover’s paradise, with access to the famous Lakes of Killarney and an abundance of wildlife, including native deer grazing on the grounds of the hotel. The adventurous traveller can enjoy kayaking on the lakes or a hike in the surrounding landscapes. Enjoy the tranquil surroundings and a lakeside setting just 2 kms from Killarney town centre.


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