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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2007
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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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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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toronto, ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2007

The Ballyseede is absolutely a lovely place to stay. The downstairs bar is AMAZING and quite comforting. We enjoyed a quite relaxing afternoon there, looking at on the beautiful countryside, drinking whiskey and ginger ale and relaxing. It was an excellent start to our Ireland adventure and is highly recommended!

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2007

My wife and I spent a night here on our whirlwind tour of the south and west of Ireland. The castle is charming and the grounds are beautiful. Our room was spotless and well-appointed and the bathroom was recently redone. Pay as you go internet access allowed us to check in on things back home as well. Outside, the vines... More

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kingston NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2007

My daughter and I were traveling through southern Ireland, and Ballyseede was one of our stays. We loved it! We were greeted by Arthur the Irish wolfhound, who stands waist-high. Our room was beatiful with comfy beds. Heated towel bar in the bathroom! Only drawbacks, lighting wasn't adequate for reading and the TV was tiny. We ate in the restaurant... More

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Boston, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2007

For the most part we were pleased with the Ballyseede Hotel. The building itself was beautiful, and our room was large with many great amenities. However, the timing of our stay was poor. A funeral party was staying at the hotel as well. They had travelled from England for the funeral, so there were many family and friends of the... More

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Peoria, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2007

My husband and I stayed in this beautiful old castle on our first night in Ireland. It was very charming--the room (Rodger's room) was very large and nicely decorated. The bathroom was huge and the view from our room was very nice. We ate dinner in the dining room and it was marvelous. The wait staff was very attentive and... More

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Manchester, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2007

We booked Ballyseede for our honeymoon night. We wanted to stay in a castle but all the others were way too expensive. While I wouldn't say this is what I envisioned for a castle (it's more like a really nice, large estate), I couldn't be more pleased! We got in at 6am and got into Tralee around 9 am, completely... 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*
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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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