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The Earl of Desmond Hotel

N21 | Ballyseedy, Tralee, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is traveling to Tralee in Kerry. I am a regular there over 30 years and having said that I also had my wedding there , The hotel Staff are very friendly and professional in what they do. I have nothing bad to say about this hotel and to me its no longer... More 

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Kildorrery, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We had our wedding in the Earl of Desmond hotel Tralee on the 30th October this year. It was the best day ever. Our guests are still talking about the food it was just amazing. The lady that over sees the weddings Norella couldn't have done more for us she was just wonderful and made the day stress free. So... More 

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I cannot praise this hotel highly enough!. 46 of us turned up on a coach tour at 10pm at night. Within an hour, we had all been served with and eaten, a piping hot 3 course meal. For the 4 nights that we stayed here, set in the most beautiful surroundings, we would of been misled into thinking that this... More 

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

Dear Reg G, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel. We are delighted to see such a glowing testimonial of your stay here and sincere thanks for the wonderful comments about the food, the staff and the amenities here. We do hope that you will revisit us again in the future, Kind Regards, Norella Mansfield. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Stayed here for four nights on a national holidays coach trip. The hotel was lovely especially the reception area which had been recently updated. The bedroom was roomy, comfortable and clean. The breakfast was buffet style with plenty of choice and the evening meal was good for the amount they were catering for. The staff were friendly and helpful. Had... More 

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

Dear jane101842, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel. We are delighted to read that you had such an enjoyable stay with us and in particular, thanks for your kind words about the staff and the food. All comments are passed onto all the team here on a regular basis. We do hope that you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

The heading says it all really, The hotel itself is fine although the old grundig TV in the room could do with an upgrade. The rooms are clean and bed nice and comfortable. Staff were friendly and efficient and no issues there. All going well until a guest showed me a till receipt for a drink she had ordered, yes... More 

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

Dear Ken W, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel and for your kind comments regarding the staff and the rooms. We are in the process of upgrading the TV's in all the rooms and we hope to have this completed as soon as possible. With regards to the pint of Coke, this reflects the... More 

Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

The earl of Desmond, got married here and could not fault it, everything from start to finish was amazing, from the moment we entered the hotel bedrooms spotless, staff amazing and food, this hotel is so homely, would highly recommend to stay here and eat here, you will not be any way disappointed.. And thanks to norella for taking care... More 

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

Dear Janice, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel! We are delighted that ye had such an enjoyable wedding day and I will be sure to pass on your kind words and compliments to all the team here! it was an absolute pleasure to work with you and Ken to create yer perfect day and... More 

Seaside Heights, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here with a large bus tour. It seems this is a popular hotel stay for groups. There were 3 bus groups staying the 1 night we stayed. The rooms are extremely outdated. The tv is very small and it the old big box style. The hotel still uses real keys. Dinner was included and was OK but it was... More 

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

Dear Mary K, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel. We are most disappointed to read that you would go somewhere else given the choice, this is definitely not the sentiment that we would like our valued guests to leave with. We are in the process of upgrading some of our rooms but as im... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Nice little hotel in Tralee but the downside is that there is no free wifi. Breakfast was good. We only stayed one night here. A wedding was taking place and the hotel was filled with wedding guests everywhere. We had to sit around in the lobby area for wifi connection in the midst of the wedding party.

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

Dear ScubaDy, Man thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel and the kind comments about the food. We are delighted to see you were able to avail of the complimentary Guest Wifi in the bar and the lobby areas of the hotel and we do hope that although there is no wifi in the rooms that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

we stayed as part of a coach trip and must say the hotel far exceeded expectations. Quick and efficient check in, nice decor, spacious and comfortable rooms and a large inviting bar area. Especially pleasant was the conservatory dining area with view on to the pretty garden and the food was very good. The hotel had entertainment most nights which... More 

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

Dear dreamgirlSunderland, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond! We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and sincere thanks for the excellent comments. There is so much more to see in the South West, so we do hope we will see you back again some day! Kind Regards, Norella Mansfield. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Visited the Earl of Desmond for two nights to attend a wedding. Lovely hotel. Great staff. Helpful and friendly. Breakfast was hot and plentiful. Dinner at the wedding was just as good.☺☺ Just a little outside town,would have to drive or get a taxi. Very bad reception and no WiFi except in the bar.

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

Dear Clodagh T, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel. We are delighted you had such an enjoyable stay with us for the wedding and that you found the food and staff to be good, we are delighted to have such a great team here with us! With regards the reception in the area, this... More 

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