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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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County Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel was newly renovated, modern, comfortable and welcoming. As we attended this hotel for a wedding (wedding ceremony held in function room) we actually spent little time in the room we had booked (two person sharing). The function room was very nicely set up and the wedding reception in the main bar was more than adequate. Apart from the wedding... More 

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banbury
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 2 nights on coach tour. Room spacious and clean with ample hot water for shower and bath. Breakfasts were good evening meals not so good. Meat or fish served with mashed potatoe and frozen veg. Staff excellent. Probably wouldn't use this hotel if travelling independently.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night for a family wedding. As a wedding venue we found it to be excellent. The waiting staff were above and beyond during the meal and the food was excellent. The bar staff could do with some work a bit of customer service training wouldn't go a miss. Possible more bar staff too! The rooms are... More 

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

Dear hb1782, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond and your very kind words about the hotel as a wedding venue and about the waiting staff We were surprised to see that you didnt find the bar staff to be friendly, however, I have passed your review onto the Bar Manager here who will take appropriate... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice mid-range hotel. The staff was very nice and accommodating. Breakfast was ample and lots of it. The rooms we're comfortable with plenty of hot water. Nice location with a quiet feeling about it.

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

Dear BooksVa, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond. We were delighted to see you had an enjoyable stay with us and thank you for your kind words about the food and the staff. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the future! Kindest Regards, Norella Mansfield. More 

Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic stay at the Earl of Desmond Hotel for my sons wedding there. The staff were the best that i have ever came across and i have stayed at a lot of hotels. The hotel was spotless top quality and i would highly recommend the food there. Norella was absolutely amazing we could fault nothing.

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

Dear Yvonne, Sincere thanks for your wonderful reivew of the wedding! We were delighted to host such a special day for ye and we were blown away by the amazing feedback we got and are continuing to get from the wedding! It was an absolute pleasure to look after ye all in the lead up to and on the big... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spacious old room, no safe in room, phone in room, hair dryer, no WiFi in room, no aircon, TV. Kettle, tea, coffee etc. in room. Good food. Lovely gardens around the hotel to walk in, hear birds singing but otherwise not much to do.

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

Dear Doreen F, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel and for the compliments you gave on the food. We regret that there is no wifi in the bedrooms at present. We do however offer free unlimited wifi in the bar and lobby area of the hotel which we hope you were able to avail... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had our wedding reception here on the 29th May, and all I can say is well done to all the staff involved in making our special day a day we will never forget. Everything was perfect from the amazing ballroom,service and friendly staff that made our wedding weekend a time we will remember always.From rooms to breakfast,we couldn't fault... More 

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

Dear Darren & Jana, Many thanks for such a wonderful review of your wedding day! We were delighted to look after ye all and many thanks for your kind words about all the team here. We are very lucky to have such a great team of staff with us and I will be sure to pass on your compliments once... More 

West Chazy, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This hotel was part of a tour we took. The hotel was pleasant enough. Rooms were clean and spacious. Breakfast was very good, complete with eggs, meats, cereals, fruit and a variety of scones and breads. It was surprising to me the number of tours in Ireland. However, this did not impact service. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful.

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

Dear Tracey1104, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your trip here, and for your kind words about the staff and service, We are delighed to report that it is a great year for tours in Ireland, long may it continue! We do hope to see you back... More 

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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This hotel is about 4 miles outside of Tralee and so going round the town is not an option. The clientele are mainly couch tours and at the time of our visit, we were one of seven coaches, which meant that were over 250 guests staying at the hotel. As a consequence, each coach party was allocated a time for... More 

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

Dear David A, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond. We are very disappointed to read that you would not revisit us in the future and that you did not enjoy your stay here. The timings for your meal times would have been arranged directly by our restaurant manager with your guide in accordance with the... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We would love to thank everyone at the Earl of Desmond along with Norella for creating an amazing day for us. Im told weddings are stressful and I've certainly heard some stories from others who have married, however our day at the Earl of Desmond was spectacular. Drama free and not a single grey hair to be found since:) the... More 

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

Dear Angela & Padraig, Sincere thanks for such a glowing review of your wedding day! We are delighted to see that no trip to the hairdresser is needed after the day and that the lead up to and the big day itself was what it should be - a stress free experience!!! It was an absolute pleasure to look after... More 

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