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“Fantastic Three Days!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Leebrook, Tralee Co Kerry, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Tralee
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Fantastic Three Days!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I just spent 3 days at Ballygarry House and we couldn't have been more pleased with the accommodation, service and food. All the staff were very attentive and actually anticipated our needs!
Padraig had some fantastic suggestions for us to follow on our drive around the Ring of Kerry and down to Dingle.
It definitely makes a difference when the owner is on site and pitches in (with a big smile) to help the rest of the staff whenever necessary! What a great example to set!

Elie G.

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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Co. Armagh N.I.
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We recently had a 3 night break at the Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee. This was our third stay at this hotel. Once again we had a great time there. The staff throughout the hotel and in the spa are what makes this hotel our favourite destination. The friendly "welcome back" at reception on arrival from Michelle, to the service and friendliness of the restaurant and bar staff is first class. We had two dinners in our package and these were also first class in every way. We also enjoyed some treatments in the spa as well as the use of the facilities there. We are already planning on a further stay at the Ballygarry.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, yesterday
Dear Guests,

Many thanks for taking the time to review Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa. I was delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and that every visit is as good as the first!!!

We have a great team at Ballygarry House Hotel and their customer service is second to none they do their utmost to ensure that all our guests are as welcome, comfortable and happy as possible.

Once again many thanks for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Ballygarry for your next visit.


Regards
Padraig McGillicuddy
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were doing a 18 day tour of Ireland which included golf. This hotel is well situated for this with a number of great courses near by. However, what made staying at the hotel so memorable was the staff. Several of the bar staff are avid golfers and made some excellent recommendations on the local courses. We will come back for a longer stay.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, yesterday
Dear Guest,


Many thanks for reviewing Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you had the opportunity to experience the great customer service from our staff.

The staff in the bar are great for golf tips and there's nothing better than getting information from the locals!!

I do hope that you enjoyed your onward journey through Ireland and we look forward to welcoming you back to Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa in the future

Regards
Padraig McGillicuddy
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed midweek for 3 nights in sept. Couldn't fault them on anything! From the moment we arrived til the moment we left, the staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. Food was top class, breakfast cooked to order, lunch delicious, dinner was included in our break and was lovely. We also saw the bar food which looked fab too! I spent an afternoon in the spa which was easily the best spa experience ive had. I had the mum to be full body massage and facial which was heavenly! The relaxation room did what it says! Hubby used the gym which was well equipped. Tralee was an excellent base for exploring Kerry, would highly recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, yesterday
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for taking the time to review Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa. I was delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. We have a great team of Management and Staff and they really go that extra mile for our guests.

The spa is a real treat and truly is utter relaxation. We added the fitness suite during the summer and it has proved to be really popular with guests.

Once again many thanks for your review.

Regards
Padraig McGillicuddy
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at Ballygarry House Hotel where we stayed for a family wedding. The Hotel is set in the most stunning grounds and is very impressive. The staff are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The food was excellent and a very good time was had by everyone. We would love to visit again.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, yesterday
Dear Anne,

Many thanks for taking the time to review Ballygarry House Hotel. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and that the wedding day was enjoyed by all.

We have a great team of Management and Staff and they do go that extra mile to ensure all guests enjoy their experience at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa.

If you get around to it we would be delighted to welcome you back to Ballygarry House!!

Regards
Padraig McGillicuddy
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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful break at this hotel we were attending a wedding at a nearby castle but spent the weekend there and before the wedding spent the day in the wonderful SPA.

Excellent value !!

Food was great as well.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, yesterday
Dear Nicole,

Many thanks for taking the time to review Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa. I was delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. The spa is a real treat and utterly relaxing so you were well ready for the wedding!!

Once again many thanks for your review.

Regards
Padraig McGillicuddy
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Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had our wedding reception there on 13th Sept 2014. We were dealing with Thys and from start to finish he couldn't do enough for us. I was blown away by their professionalism in Balllygarry. The venue, food, gardens- Everything!

We would highly highly recommend them.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, yesterday
Dear Jenna,

Many thanks for taking the time to review Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa. I hope that married life is treating you well. I was delighted to read that your special day was thoroughly enjoyed and that it was perfect.

Thys is an asset to the hotel and is a true professional in every way, he certainly does go that extra mile to ensure everything is just perfect for our guests.

Jeanna and Andrew I thank you for the review and wish you years of happiness together.


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Padraig McGillicuddy
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Additional Information about Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa

Address: Leebrook, Tralee Co Kerry, 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 Business Hotel in Tralee
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tralee
#1 Family Hotel in Tralee
#1 Luxury 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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