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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Killarney Road, Tralee, Ireland
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The Earl of Desmond Hotel
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Telford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here on a coach trip,food varied from poor to excellent. Sat night prawn cocktail and salmon mains was good. Mediocre for the rest of the stay. Cheesecake desserts were strange colour and texture. Dining room was awful,like eating in a canteen. Rows of tight seating. Room was good,ground floor overlooking garden.

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Tralee, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here on the 20.09.14 as a wedding guest and was pleasantly surprised! The room we were in before the meal was spacious and there was a pianist playing softly which was a beautiful touch. The meal was absolutely beautiful and I couldn't find fault with it. The rooms were basic but clean and comfortable and we had a... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All hotels in tralee were booked out the weekend before last.It was Saturday morning and i was getting anxious. I drove by this hotel and realised it wasnt on the long list within the hotel deals sites so i phoned and SURPRISE SURPRISE. ..and much to my bad fortune a vacancy! I wont bore you but suffice it to say... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an hotel that caters for coach parties so if your traveling on your own volition avoid it . Coach trips are a cheaper priced way of seeing a country and as this type of hotel the Desmond does a reasonable job . The staff are first class helpful and friendly .The food won't win any Michelin stars but... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there in June as part of a bus tour. Our room was very comfortable, lovely hotel and food was also very good. The staff are well organised for the number of tours they have staying there. Nice grounds for a walk after dinner.

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

Dear Margaret R, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond hotel. We have passed your compliments onto all the team here, including the maintenance men, who do such a great job with the upkeep of the vast grounds around the hotel, We do hope we will welcome you back again in the near future, Kindest Regards,... More

Yorkshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel generally caters for approx. 200 guests from a variety of Countries, every day. They have the timing of Restaurant turnover down to a fine tee. The food was great for the volume served and was piping hot. The drinks are expensive in the bar, cheapest wine, 20euros a bottle. Lager was poor at 5 euros a pint. Main... More

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

Dear Yorkshire Taggart, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel, and for the kind words regarding our service staff and food. The restaurant do indeed have their timing tuned finely and we have passed your compliments onto them. We have taken your comments on board and we do hope to welcome you back to us... More

Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a coach trip with National Holidays. Can't fault the hotel. Large comfortable very clean room. Tea coffee facilities replenished daily. Towels also replaced daily. Welcoming staff who couldn't do enough to make our stay as nice as possible. Only slight drawback was the crowded dining room. Staff catering for up to five coach loads of passengers at... More

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

Dear Elaine H, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel. We are delighted ot hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and have passed your kind words regarding the staff, food and rooms onto the tema here, We have had a very busy season, thankfully, and we are proud to say the staff have... More

west midlands UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had 4 nights at Earl of Desmond hotel in Tralee At times there were 4 coach loads of people staying there how the staff coped I do not know But cope they did in a very professional way could not find fault at any time during our stay The rooms are clean - well equipped there was a good... More

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

Dear col4cyn1, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay with us, and thank you for the praise you have given our Restaurant staff, all comments that are recieved here are passed onto all the team here. We do hope that we will welcome... More

Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a coach trip with National Holidays (been with them many times) to SW Ireland visiting Killarny Tralee and the Dingle peninsular.Some of the hotels used by the company that we have previously experienced have been average at the best.However this hotel surprised us with the space and cleanliness.The room ( no 145) that we were allocated had been... More

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

Dear Bill R, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond hotel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your kind comments regarding our Restaurant staff, which we have passed onto them. We hope to welcome you back to the Earl of Desmond in the future, Kind Regards,... More

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review like always is based on how much I paid for the holiday. My wife and I thought it was about time to go back over the sea to Ireland and let someone else do the driving. We booked the 5 day trip but to be honest that was a mistake, 5 days is not long enough to do... More

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

Dear ian480, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel. We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay with us, and thank you for your kind comments regarding your break. I have spoken to the Head of Housekeeping and to our maintenance team to ensure that the negative points you have raised have been... More

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Additional Information about The Earl of Desmond Hotel

Address: Killarney Road, Tralee, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Tralee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Earl of Desmond Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 55
Also Known As:
Earl Desmond Hotel Tralee
Earl Of Desmond Tralee
Earl Of Desmond Hotel

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