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The Earl of Desmond Hotel

N21 | Knockavinnane, Tralee, Ireland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Limerick, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here on a spur of the moment ! There may be no extravagant amenities but the staff at this hotel are the nicest caring ever. My room was plain but lovely. Tv had all channels and althoufh it isn't a 5 star hotel it felt like i was living in luxary. Well recommended !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was here last saturday for my son's communion,The food and service was absolutely excellent, not to mention stunning gardens at the back for pictures afterwards,can't praise it highly enough,can't wait to go back there

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Saskatoon, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel must have the highest ranked terrible quality beds in Ireland. The springs in the center of the bed were almost through making it unbearable to even think of sleeping on. Extremely dirty bathroom. The sad thing is when you first enter the hotel it looks fine but warning bells go off when you walk down the halls were... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Earl of Desmond for 2 nights 11 and 12 May The hotel and room were very clean , the staff were all very helpful and cheery. On the first night we where entertained by a troupe of young musicians and dancers they where the highlight of the holiday . On the second night we were told there... More 

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a short stay at The Earl of Desmond hotel as part of a coach party. The staff were invariably cheery, and could not have been more helpful. The restaurant manageress was a lovely girl who always had a smile on her face. Food was plentiful and of a good standard. Only problem with this hotel is that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was staying on a coach trip from 7th to 11th, 4 nights. Like many hotels in the Killarney area, it was massive. However, I was astonished to find that breakfasts were the proverbial 'heart attack on a plate' unless you had Continental only, with black and white pudding, sausages, eggs, beans (who wants beans in a good hotel?) but... More 

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ireland
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6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here recently for a friends wedding. First impressions were really good with a beautiful reception area and friendly and efficient check in. I have to say every detail of the wedding from the room where the ceremony took place to the reception and the meal were fabulous and I couldn't fault it at all. Breakfast was lovely in a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a regular reviewer but I felt I had to review the above hotel given our experience. We stayed at the Earl Of Desmond for 1 night (Sun 3rd May) as we were attending a wedding in the area. The room was basic but fitted our needs. However the breakfast was the worse I have ever experienced. The bread... More 

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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sean, Thank you for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel, and we are extremely disappointed to hear that your stay fell short of your expectations. Upon receipt of this review yesterday, the General Manager Mark and I spoke to all relevant staff and heads of Department who were on duty on Monday morning. There were no... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed as a large group of 14 on a coach trip well what can i say from start to finish we had fantastic time staff were very friendly and helpful and rooms very spacious and clean meals were lovely and everything was timed to perfection. Well done

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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gillian A, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond. We were delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we have passed you kind words onto all the team here! We do hope we may welcome you back to us the next time you are in the area. Kindest Regards, Norella Mansfield. More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

People on reception very helpful rang local taxi's.Service in restaurant fast, efficient and cheerful. The Irish music and dancing show was very entertaining. Nice areas to walk around before or after large self service breakfast. The room was large and airy, and the radiator was adjustable so you could have the room at what temperature you liked. Room cleaned daily,... More 

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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Paul F, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond. We were delighted to read that you had such an enjoyable stay with us and we have passed your kind compliments onto all the team here! We do hope we may welcome you back to us the next time you are in the area. Kindest Regards,... More 

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