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Ballyseede Castle

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Ballyseede, Tralee, Ireland
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Ranked #2 of 15 hotels in Tralee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2008
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104 hotel reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2008

I stayed here in April with two kids, and really had the run of the place. This is a typical old country house hotel you can still find occasionally in Ireland. The house which is the ancestral home of the Blennerhassets still feels like an old Irish country house and is furnished in the correct way. Slightly threadbare, a bit... More

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Jacksonville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2008

Ballyseede was the highlight of our trip to Ireland. I loved it even more than the considerably more expensive Clontarf Castle. We arrived a little early and completely exhausted from travelling all day. The staff immediately accomodated us and actually moved some things around so we could get settled in a room right away. As a result we ended up... More

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2008

My fiancé and I stayed at Ballyseede Castle with a view to booking it for our wedding next year. We weren't disappointed. From the moment of arrival we experienced nothing but prompt, professional and friendly service (the fact we were looking at it as a potential wedding venue may have something to do with this but I'm not overly cynical... More

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Dayton, OH
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2008

One of our desires in Ireland was to stay at a castle/manor. This more then fit the bill. The cost compared to others was almost half the price while I loved the place. Our room was huge, high ceilings, and had the old style look to the furniture, while also keeping a modern bathroom. The layout of the spot was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2008

To quote my cheeky Irish friend and travel partner, "the road out of it!" I disagree and think the best thing about the place is the family's lovely Irish Wolfhound, Arthur. We had just spent 4 wonderful nights in Killarney and I was looking for an authentic castle experience for our last night on holiday. It was between Ballyseede and... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2008

We missed the hotel to begin with. The only sign we found was after we passed the hotel as it said “Ballyseede Hotel Previous Left”. From the outside this looked like it was going to be better than Abbeyglen; however this was far from it. We were in the lobby a good 15 minutes before someone waited on us. There... More

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Bel Air, Maryland
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12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2007

On our B&B holiday booked through Authentic Ireland, my wife and I were given the option to upgrade for a castle stay. We chose Ballyseede Castle mainly for its location, and it is hard to imagine that we could have made a better choice. As mentioned earlier, it is more of an estate house than a castle, but the large... More

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Leesburg, Va
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2007

My husband really wanted us (family of 5, 3 children) to stay in a castle at least one night on our trip to Ireland so Ballyseede worked the best in our itinerary. While Ballyseede really is a castle, it looks more like a large, old hotel. Our room was at the top of 3 flights of stairs and there did... More

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boston
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2007

First off, Ballyseede is not a castle and never was one. It is an old manor that is advertised as a castle, so if you are looking for a true Irish castle experience you will not it at Ballyseede. We arrived at Ballyseede mid-afternoon and rang the service bell, as there was no one at the desk. After a few... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2007

The Ballyseede Castle provided us with one of our favorite memories from a recent visit to Ireland. We really enjoyed the room and the breakfast (and chose to drive in to Tralee for the dinner...ask for directions to Finnigan's Downstairs restaurant next to the Ashe Town House for an amazing meal!), and the overall atmosphere was just wonderful. There is... More

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Address: Ballyseede, Tralee, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Tralee
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ballyseede Castle 2.5*
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A luxury 4* Castle hotel located just outside of Tralee town on its own thirty acres of woodland. A very grand Hotel with two AA rosettes and shortlisted for Country House of the Year. ... more   less 
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