Butler Arms Hotel

Waterville is home to one of the region's top family-run hotels, the Butler Arms Hotel. Run by local Waterville hotel family, the Huggards (5th generation of hoteliers!), both Paula and Louise bring their highly professional style to this property, making it one of the most renowned hotels in Waterville.

With 36 elegantly decorated guest rooms, a popular fine dining Kerry restaurant and welcoming bar - this Waterville hotel attracts guests from around the world with its uniquely warm Irish welcome, luxurious facilities and wonderfully scenic location in the heart of Waterville.

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Butler Arms Hotel Waterville: Family-run & 4 Star Luxury! Originally opened in March of 1884 the Butler Arms Hotel was purchased by Martin & Mary Huggard in 1915 and is one of Ireland's best-known family-run hotels, is treasured for its air of luxury combined with a homely, intimate atmosphere. From the moment you arrive, you will bask in the warmest of Irish welcomes from the Huggard Family, who have run the Butler Arms for four generations.

Guests become friends at the Butler Arms and the local people of Waterville mingle comfortably with visitors in the hotel's public bar. Winners of many awards for excellent cuisine, the restaurant offers a varied menu, specialising in a variety of fresh seafood & local meats complemented by an excellent wine list. All of the seafood on our menu is caught daily by local fishermen in the bountiful waters of the unpolluted south-west coast. This Waterville hotel is within easy reach of a host of activities and attractions, yet provides the perfect hideaway in which to relax and indulge yourself. Whether you want to explore the local countryside of Waterville or Kerry, relax on the beaches, or have an action-packed sporting holiday, we will be happy to help with the arrangements.

The Fishermen’s Bar

The Fishermen’s bar is known locally for serving top class Guinness and we have recently introduced our very own Huggard Pale Ale which is brewed by the Huggard Family in Killarney and is derived from an original recipe that was used here in the Fishermen’s Bar by our Great Grand Father Martin Huggard. Superb bar food is served daily in the Fishermen’s Bar from 12-3pm and in the evenings from 6-9.30pm

Recently refurnished Fishermen’s Bar offers old world charm and in a relaxing and comfortable environment, which is enjoyed by locals and visitors. With its entrance onto the main street it is individual to the hotel but still offers the same great service and food. The Fishermen’s bar is a Fishermen’s delighted adored with Fishing memorabilia which have been gathered over the years of rich fishing tradition in the Butler Arms and Fishermen’s Bar.

The Fishermen’s bar is known local for serving top class Guinness and re have recently introduced our very Huggard Pale Ale which is brewed by the Huggard Family in Killarney and his derived from an originally recipe that was used here in the Fishermen’s Bar by our Great Grand Father Martin Huggard.

Superb bar food is served daily is the Fishermen’s Bar from 12-3pm and in the evenings from 6-9.30pm. Signature dishes includes Butler Arms Seafood Pie, Roast Rump of Lamb, Quinlan's Award Winning Open Smoked Salmon Sandwich and Daly's Seafood Sizzling Crab Claws.

 The Butler Arms Cafe

The Butler Arms Café open its doors in 2007 and since then has been going from strength to strength, with his own private entrance onto the main street, it offers a peaceful atmosphere to enjoy our freshly brewed Illy coffee and our home baked treats.

Baked cakes and scones are baked freshly every day by our resident Pastry Chef Dee Fitzgerald, a selection of homemade soups and chowder and made to order.

Homemade Scones

Freshly Brewed Tea/Coffee

Carrot Cake

Dining in Waterville at the Chaplin Lounge

The Charlie Chaplin Conservatory offers our guests, locals and visitors to the area a more relaxed dining experience. Diners can enjoy spectacular views over Ballinskellig's Bay while surrounded by very special memorabilia of Charlie Chaplin and his family's visits to the Butler Arms Hotel in the 50's and 60's. The Chaplin Conservatory is open daily for diners for lunch from 12-3pm and evenings from 6pm-9.30pm. We cater for individuals, as well as groups of up to 25 people.