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“Ballygarry House Hotel - Fantastic hotel, with great staff.” 5 of 5 stars
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Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Leebrook, Tralee, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Tralee
Co. Armagh N.I.
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“Ballygarry House Hotel - Fantastic hotel, with great staff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We recently had a 3 night break at the Ballgarry House Hotel, in Tralee, at the beginning of October.
We had a great stay and loved the hotel. Our superior room was excellent and worth the extra charge.
All of the staff are very professional,helpful and friendly and are an asset to the hotel.
The food was fantastic, and the inclusive meal we enjoyed was one of the best we have had.
We both had a massage in the spa, which was very relaxing, and the spa itself is excellent.
This was our second stay at the Ballygarry, and we cant wait to return very soon.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your wonderful review, your kind words are a delight to read.

Our Head Chef John O Sullivan will delighted with your comments about the fantastic food you enjoyed.

Thank yo again and looking forward to your next visit.

Best Wishes,

Padriag McGillicuddy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

I have been to this hotel on a number of occasions involving weddings, parties, stayovers and spa treatments. I have to say this place is one of my favourite hotel and spa in Ireland. Everytime I go here I feel at home and the staff are so nice and helpful. Rooms are clean and warm spa is spotless. I would highly recommend this hotel for some quaility time.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.

Kindest regards,
Padraig McGillicuddy
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Sadly I was only in Ballygarry House for one night on a business trip. But what a find. It's worth choosing Tralee as a place to visit just to stay here. Although the hotel is a little outside the town centre. The warmth of the staff demonstrates that genuine Irish warmth and hospitality. The hotel is wonderfully comfortable in a country house style. Really comfortable bed and a great nights sleep. Free excellent strength Wi-FI. Perfectly cooked delicious poached eggs and the nicest fruit scone I have had in my life. I booked directly with the hotel and got a great rate €69 for a single What a find.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

It is great to read your excellent review, and thank you very much for the glowing reference and excellent feedback.

Hopefully the next time you visit will be for pleasure and you can enjoy some of the rest of our facilities.

Best Wishes,

Padraig McGillicuddy
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We were in Tralee for just one night and were delighted to spend the evening at the gracious Balygarry Hotel. Lots of old world character and service by a team who really care. The facility was older but very well cared for and with updated bedrooms and bathrooms that offered all the comfort one could ask for.

Really pleasant stay.

Thanks.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind words, your review is a delight to read, with such great feedback.

I do hope you get the chance to return to us in the future.

Regards,

Padraig McGillicuddy
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

My parents booked a room,dinner and breakfast package for our 21st wedding anniversary. We had access to thermal suite at the Nadur Spa. From arrival to leaving I can only describe our stay as excellent. The staff were friendly,welcoming and polite. All our needs were catered for to the highest standards. The room was superb and spotless. We ate at at The Brooks Restaurant and the food and service was excellent and in particular there was a range of gluten free options that was an added bonus. Breakfast was equally to a high standard and we had the same waitress Aine at breakfast as we had at our evening meal. Her style and interaction can only be described as excellent,she was helpful,friendly and assisted with choices on the menu that had a wide range of very tasty dishes. The staff obviously knew that it was our wedding anniversary and the added touches meant alot to us and added to our enjoyment. The ambience and atmosphere at Ballygarry Hse is superb and in my opinion requires no change as we were made to feel welcome and special during our time at the hotel. I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone visiting Kerry or wanting a break for a special occasion. Equally do visit the restaurant where the food is of the highest standard with excellent service. The thermal suite was an enjoyable experience and the booked treatment was very good. Staff at the Spa were equally friendly and helpful and again I would recommend a visit here.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Gracie,

I am delighted to hear that your 21st Wedding anniversary was such a memorable one. We always try and go that extra bit for our guests.

All the staff and especially Aine will be delighted to read you kind words, thank you very much.

Best Wishes,

Padraig McGillicuddy
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Kildare, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Had a very nice stay - I was there on business, many thanks to the staff! They were friendly and helpful. The food was good and the hotel itself is extremly nice, with free Wifi, I can't say anything negative. I didn't get to try the pool or Jacuzzi, which is a shame - next time!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay. It is great to read that you had no negatives with your stay, and as you said hopefully the next time your stay will be for pleasure and more than an overnight stay.

Thanks again,

Padraig McGillicuddy
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Delmar, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

First time in Ireland and this was a great way to recuperate from jet lag. Very comfortable room and exceptional dinner in hotel restaurant. Felt pampered by very attentive staff. The grounds and interior ambience were superb!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Rose,

It is great to read that you enjoyed your stay so much. Thank you for taking the time to post a review and i am delighted you enjoyed your experience here. Your kind words will be passed onto the team here for them to read.

We hope you get the chance to return to us again in the future.

Kind Regards,

Padraig McGillicuddy
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Additional Information about Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa

Address: Leebrook, Tralee, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Tralee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tralee
#1 Luxury Hotel in Tralee
#1 Family Hotel in Tralee
#1 Business Hotel in Tralee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4 star Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee Co. Kerry has been in the same family for over 50 years & owner Padraig McGillicuddy knows how to make you feel at home. The hotel's warm interior offers plenty of corners to hide away with a good book to indulge in afternoon tea, and Brooks restaurant serves modern Irish cuisine using the best of local Kerry produce This Kerry Hotel provides visitors with the perfect base to explore Kerry with plenty of attractions and activities nearby. No visit to Ballygarry Hotel Tralee is complete without a visit to Nadur Spa which offers traditional Irish Seaweed Soaks as well as hot tub, thermal suite & rejuvenating mud wraps. ... more   less 
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