We arrived at Ballyseede while a very large wedding was in full swing! After making our way to the reception desk through the wonderfully colorfully dressed party goers in our jeans sweatshirts and sneakers we were greated by Esther. Words cannot express how wonderful she was. We know she was very busy with the hustle and bustle of the wedding but she got us signed in, took us to our rooms with some humor by informing us she knew we were coming and had the band set up for our arrival (LOL). We fould a nice little pub for dinner not far from the castle and waited for the wedding to wind down before bringing in our luggage. We were entertained by the wedding guests that partied well into the next morning. They provided us with quite a bit of entertainment from our third floor rooms. Breakfast was wonderful and Esther provided us with directions and options to get to Dingle for our day trip. We braved Conner's Pass on a gorgous day, shopped and drove the Slea Head loop. Upon returning to the Castle we made our way to the bar where we met some wonderful people and had a great bartender. We even taught him a wonderful American shot we enjoy here.
We would love to stay here again, even though it was one of the highest priced locations on our trip it was worth it. The rooms were extremely large with bathrooms to match. The grounds were beautiful and worth strolling around and still close enough to be a base for day trips. The staff was pleasant and made us feel just as important as the large wedding that was staying there. Especially Esther she runs like a well oiled machine!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A luxury 4* Castle hotel located just outside of Tralee town on its own thirty acres of woodland. A very grand Hotel with two AA rosettes and shortlisted for Country House of the Year. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ballyseede Castle Hotel Tralee