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The Earl of Desmond Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   N21 | Knockavinnane, Tralee, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Tralee
Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A lovely hotel friendly and welcoming on arrival lovely food served in the garden restaurant or if you prefer in the bar, entertainment most nights during the summer some lovely walks available at the back of the hotel plenty of parking available 2 lifts rooms were spotless unfortunately no fitness facilities located just a few miles out of town you can get a taxi if you wished good nights sleep guaranteed

Room Tip: Room overlooking the front or back 3rd floor 365 or 333
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear Rob741435556,

Many thanks for your recent review.

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you took advantage of the peace & tranquility while doing the walkways at the hotel.

We hope to welcome you back again in the near future,

Kindest Regards,

Norella Mansfield.
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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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Tralee, Ireland
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158 reviews 158 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Called on a Sunday for lunch. Had been some time since we last visited. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Restaurant was busy and may be reason for next comment. Staff seemed to wait until patrons were seated before table was cleaned. Would have been much better if tables were cleared and set up before being seated. Lunch was really tasty but again meat could have been better presented. Much prefer sliced meat than what seemed to have been rough cut from bone, but it was tasty Desserts were very much to our liking and coffee was as good as I have tasted in a hotel. Very good value for cost of meal. Worth a visit.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear John C,

Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal, and found it to be such good value. Our aim is to produce quality, tasty food at excellent prices.

I have passed your kind comments onto the team here, and they are much appreciated.

I am sorry to hear that your table wasnt cleared when you sat at it, please allow me to assure you that this is not common practice at the hotel.

We hope to welcome you back to the hotel very soon,

Kindest Regards,
Norella Mansfield.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Visiting on a National Coach Holiday, we were pleasantly surprised at the spacious foyer, followed by a spacious, light and airy bedroom. The food was more than adequate, with a choice of meat, fish or vegetarian for the main course each day. The restaurant staff were lovely! Although full of coach parties, the Earl has turned the affair into an art form - time slots for meals, whilst slightly restrictive, meant that everyone got properly and well fed in a reasonably sort space of time with out being cramped into the dining room. The bar was large and comfortable, the entertainment good and the gardens a beautiful place for a stroll! All in all, a very pleasing experience.

Room Tip: Quieter on the side away from the road - although we did have the window wide open all night.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear Fisherwoman445,

Many thanks for your recent review.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and I have passed your comments onto all the team here.

We are very lucky to have a great team with us, who constantly strive to ensure that service goes smoothly nightly, and thankfully, due to the large numbers we cater for, they do have this down to a fine art under the diligent supervision of our Restaurant Manager.

We hope to welcome you back to us again in the future,

Kindest Regards,

Norella Mansfield.
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Flint, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We recently stayed at the Hotel on our Holiday with GB Tours. The Hotel is spacious, the interior is lovely and the rooms are lovely and bright with all the facilites that you could require. All the staff are very welcoming and friendly and nothing was to much trouble for them. The grounds and gardens in the Hotel are lovely and there is plenty of seating for both smokers and non-smokers.

Also if like myself you have a diet restriction, they will cater for your every need.

This Hotel is a great destination for a luxury stay. It is a three star luxury Hotel.

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the garden at the back are the best choice.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear gwraig66,

Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Demsond Hotel.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much, and your kind comments have been passed onto all the team here.

We aim to ensure all our guests needs are catered for while they are here with us, and we are glad to hear that your particular requests were fulfilled.

We hope that we will be welcoming you back again soon,

Kindest Regards,

Norella Mansfield.
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Ireland
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33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We were passing The Earl of Desmond today so we popped in for lunch. Its been few years since we went in and we were delighted by the changes to it, it looks fabulous. We went into the Desmond Bar and had a really enjoyable lunch at very reasonable prices, The staff were all locals and very attentive and friendly. It was the calm before the storm as they were waiting for wedding guests and tourist coaches to come in and the arrangement looked wonderful. I was wishing I was one of the guests and staying there . We will return again soon. Well worth a visit,

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear VALEDIreland,

Many thanks for your recent lovely review of the Earl of Desmond.

We are delighted to hear that all the changes the hotel has undergone in recent years were noticed and appreciated by you, and that you enjoyed your meal with us.

I have passed your kind comments onto the team here, who are constantly being complimented on their friendliness and efficiency.

We hope you will revisit us again soon,

Kindest Regards,
Norella Mansfield.
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I recently attended a friend's wedding in the Earl of Desmond and we were blown away by the standard of service we recieved. The hotel has been renovated since I last visited( years ago) and the interior is stunning. The reception room is gorgous and the over all feeling of the hotel is very welcoming. The food was outstanding and there was plenty of everything. I know the wedding party were very happy with the price they paid as the food was 5star and everyone Ive met since have said how impressed they were with the Earl of Desmond so I would have no hesitations in recommending the Earl of Desmond as a wedding venue.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear rubylass,

Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the wedding, and would have no hesitations in recommending us as a wedding venue.

The hotel has indeed undergone huge changes in recent years, and it is always lovely to hear these changes being complimented.

I have passed your kind comments onto the team here, we are very lucky to have such diligent, friendly staff with us. They always go the extra mile to ensure our guests leave here happy and satisfied.

We are proud to have such a great reputation as a wedding venue, and we hope that we will see you back here again soon.

Kindest Regards,
Norella Mansfield.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

my usband and i are just back from a trip to Ireland on friday 16 th may we stayed at the earl of desmond hotel it was beautiful and run very well all the staff are excellent they got you any request you asked for very immpressed with them the food was not too bad and their was always plenty of it and the rooms were clean and comfortable we would definitly go back the only problem i found was no bus route to town you need taxi or mini bus if you don t have a car but overall a great trip

Room Tip: the ground floor rooms have just been refurbished
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear joan s,

Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond hotel.

We are delighted to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you for all the kind words about the staff here, all the comments and compliments from here are passed onto them and are much appreciated by them.

We hope to welcome you back to us in the future,

Kindest Regards,
Norella Mansfield.
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Address: N21 | Knockavinnane, Tralee, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Tralee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Tralee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Earl of Desmond Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 155
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