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The Earl of Desmond Hotel

N21 | Ballyseedy, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally getting to write this review!!!! We had our wedding here at the beautiful earl of Desmond on the 2nd of May 2015. We can not speak highly enough of this venue and their staff. Norella is the wedding planner and from the day we travelled down to view the hotel and pay our deposit she literally became our friend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel no complaints, food was wonderful and the staff were very polite and friendly :) would definitely return to this hotel again. Rooms where very spacious and beds were comfy slept the best I have ever slept in a hotel. Food was always well presented and always hot which was part of a set menu and was different daily.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

arrived at 11 pm due to ferry time changes with blue pigeon travel nottm they had laid on a 3 course meal for 46 members all hot and fresh bar still open for a nite cap breakfast self service with a wide selection hot or continental evening meals were plentyfull only complaint same soup served every evening. rooms very clean... More 

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County Westmeath, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

just back from 3 nite stay with my husband and 3 kids at the earl of desmond ,reception area beautiful very clean and bright .we had a room on the 4th floor a bit away from everything .room was spacious with 1 double and 3 singles still plenty of room to move about .would have liked more pillows as we... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

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

Dear jeanieBanbury, Many thanks fo your recent review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel and for your kind compliments of our staff. We were disappointed to read you didnt enjoy the evening meals. The tables are checked nightly by either myself or the Restaurant Manager on duty, had we been made aware of your dissatisfaction, we would have endeavoured to... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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