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Ballyseede Castle

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Ballyseede, Tralee, Ireland
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Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Tralee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2009
Katiemae11 Cork
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2009

My husband and I had our wedding reception at this wonderful hotel at the end of this summer. Despite the rain it couldn't have been a better day. We had spent months and months searching for a venue that we loved and had almost given up hope when someone we knew recommended Ballyseede Castle. Being form West Cork neither of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2009

I went to the Ballyseede castle in December and the place was magical. It looked so magical in December with all of the christmas lights on. The staff are very helpful and were happy to give us a tour of the whole castle. The grounds are very well maintained and there is a lovely cozy bar with a beautiful wooden... More

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2009

A belated thank you to Ballyseede for making our wedding celebration an unforgettable, amazing experience. In fact, all of our guests (who had at least 20 of the 23 rooms available) exalted the forward-leaning, friendly and helpful staff. Three months later, every single one of our guests is still commenting on the incredible food and wine served at the reception,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2009

Castle was Ok,Beds were very hard.If you plan to stay on a Friday and Saturday night it gets a little loud due to the dining downstairs,it subsides about 1:00 a.m. Good area to stay for sightseeing,Breakfast was just Danish and cheese and cold cereal.Loved the two dogs.No Internet access unless you wanted to pay for it.I was suprised that there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2009

This hotel was amazing! It is not possible to say anything negative about Ballyseede Castle. The feeling you get walking in the door is the beginning to a fabulous stay, the decor matches the building to perfection, the staff treat each guest like royalty, the food in the restaurant could actually be served to royalty and likewise the breakfast-compliments to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2009

I don't know what other people experienced that wrote the poor reviews, but as far as I'm concerned they just wanted someone to vent too. This Castle is wonderful! I am planning on returning to Ireland again JUST FOR THIS PLACE! The Castle only has 23 rooms which means you won't have a million people trapsing in and out and... More

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Southern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2009

Driving up to this castle was great! It is very elegant and mysterious with the dark grey stone structure and vines climbing up the front of the castle. We were warmly greeted and shown to our room. The main floor is decorated as if royalty still visited, with a sitting room, entrance (including fireplace), restaurant and wonderful little pub. Our... More

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Newport Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2009

Ballyseede Castle was exactly what I wanted for my friend's birthday. The staff was very gracious and the dogs, Arthur and Einstein, were wonderful. The only drawback was the internet was only available in the downstairs lobby and you had to pay by the minute with a very slow connection. We had a wonderful dinner in the pub and breakfast... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2009

I was with my wife and her parents. It was cold and raining when we arrived, very late our first night. Nonetheless we were treated very warmly and greeted by a big friendly Irish Wolfhound named Arthur resting near the fireplace. Our rooms were large, clean, and well appointed with excellent toiletries, and luxurious feeling towels and bathrobes. The staff... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2009

Ballyseede is a beautiful hotel with amazing potential. The architecture is beautiful, the common room decor is charming, and with the right management this could be one of the best hotels in Ireland. However, the service and food were unimpressive, they play the same songs over-and-over in the bar and make it feel tired, the computer for checking email is... More

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Address: Ballyseede, Tralee, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Tralee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ballyseede Castle 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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