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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Killarney Road, Tralee, Ireland
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The Earl of Desmond Hotel
Ranked #8 of 15 hotels in Tralee
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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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west midlands UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 Bill R, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so much and thank you for your kind comments regarding our Restaurant Staff. We are very proud of the compliments that they always receive and have passed all these compliments onto them and to our... More

Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've just returned from a 5-day trip with National Holidays to County Kerry, Ireland. We've never had a bad holiday with National Holidays yet, but this trip was by far the best we've enjoyed so far. The journey was uneventful apart from the onboard entertainment on the outbound ferry between 2 different lots of big fat Irish gypsy-wedding candidates -... More

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

Dear 227Paul1979, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond hotel, and for the very kind comments about our restaurant staff. We are very proud to say that they will always go the extra mile to make sure that our guests leave happy and refreshed. We hope that when you take the extended trip back to Ireland... More

Angouleme, France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Geared towards tour groups. Staff polite and helpful, food on offer for dinner was very limited, but plentiful Hotel rooms have very tired decor, and very uncomfortable mattresses, but it was clean and very quiet. Expensive

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

Dear Krissy16250, Thank you for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel, and for your kind comments towards our staff and the food. We have taken your other comments on board and we hope that we may welcome you back to the Earl of Desmond in the future, Kindest Regards, Norella Mansfield. More

Tralee, Kerry, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my third attempt to review this hotel and the review keeps getting removed. In my opinion this is really unfair as a person needs to be well informed about where they choose to hold their wedding. I caught a tiny bit of the reply before my previous comment was removed and the response was a joke. I will... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 2 nights here on a tour. Lovely grounds and reception/lounge area but bedrooms are slightly dated Waitress service at dinner was very quick and staff pleasant. Disappointed couldn't walk into Tralee its about 3miles but hotel can organise a taxi

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

Dear Anne V, Many thanks for your recent review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you for your kind words about our Restaurant Staff, which we have passed onto the team here. We hope that you will return to us in the near future, and we look forward to welcoming you back! Kindest Regards,... More

Washington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic week we had at this wonderful hotel in the republic of Ireland. The staff were so friendly and couldn't do enough to help you. We had a lovely ground floor room overlooking the beautiful gardens. The food in the restaurant was first class, and nothing was any trouble to the waiters and waitresses. There were German people... More

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

Dear Peter R, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond. We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay with us, and we thank you for your kind compliments of our staff, who, we are proud to say, are always getting praised for their friendliness and helpfulness. We would hope that you will come back... More

Kerrville, Texas
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We for our dinner yesterday the family 5 of us we had a fab meal and staff so good even offerd more if needed we will be going back again we all had a dinner 3 adults 2 kids the kids and drinks then we all had deserts and me and my husband had tea and it all only came... More

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

Dear noree04, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond hotel. We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable experience with us, and the high standards that have been set by the hotel were met. Our chefs aim to produce quality, tasty food at affordable prices for everyone, and we are delighted to pass your compliments... More

Mullingar, Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It has been a few years since I stayed here so when I was informed I was being booked out of my tours hotel to here I was disappointed to say the least.My memory of The Earl was that of an annex to the side of the hotel were coach drivers were placed for the duration of their stay...a cold,damp... More

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

Dear paddy m, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond. We are delighted that the changes that the hotel have undergone in the past few years were noticed & appreciated by you. We have passed you kind comments onto all the team here, our staff constantly strive to achieve the highest standard of customer service and... More

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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*
Also Known As:
Earl Desmond Hotel Tralee
Earl Of Desmond Tralee
Earl Of Desmond Hotel

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