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The Grand Hotel Tralee
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Denny Street, Tralee, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #5 of 15 hotels in Tralee
New York City, New York
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“Excellent value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

We booked this place at the last minute when our night's room booking fell through. It is a lovely hotel - nice room with sufficient space for the two of us and our luggage, nice pub and an excellent breakfast. The place is in the center of town. Really good value for money.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ronkonkoma, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We went to the grand hotel for traditional pub food, as it was recommended by more than one local. However the experience was average for the two of us. I had a plate of mussels which tasted very nice and fresh, but my husband got the bangers and mash. I tasted the sausages and it had a very strange musky taste, and he said the potatoes were like instant flakes.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GrandHotelTralee, General Manager at The Grand Hotel Tralee, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you for posting your comments on Trip Advisor. We were disappointed to hear that your husband was not happy with his dining experience in this Hotel. We have passed your comments onto our Head Chef. He will investigate the matter thoroughly and you can be rest assured that the necessary steps to rectify the matter will be taken. We take great pride in the quality and service of our food. We intend to maintain the high level of quality and service that The Grand is renowned for over the years.
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Invermere, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We spent a couple of nights here and recommend this establishment because the rooms are spaciouse, beds comfortable, linen clean & of good quality. The staff were always helpful & friendly. The location is perfect for visiting the sights of Tralee. The complimentary breakfast was yummy and filling, set us up for a wonderful day of seeing the sights. The bar/restaurant service was quick & friendly and the food was very good. We highly recommend The Grand Hotel Tralee.
Rachel King & Bob Garies of Invermere, BC Canada

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter but the front ones have a fun view of Denny Street.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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GrandHotelTralee, General Manager at The Grand Hotel Tralee, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Hi, we were delighted to read your recent review on Trip Advisor. Your comments have been well received by the Head Chef and his kitchen staff. Hope to see you again sometime soon.
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Our group just can't stop talking about our extremely pleasant experience at The Grand Hotel in Tralee. Mr. Dick Boyle and his superior staff go far out of their way to ensure everyone is completely satisfied while enjoying the comforts of this fine hotel. The dining, rooms and service are outstanding and you will definitely look forward to your return. We highly recommend the warm, friendly casual experience of Pikeman Bar. This Pub features some delicious dishes especially the feature burgers along with a pint of your choice it's a can't miss. if you get the opportunity don't miss out on this gem and if you want to play golf at a super club in the area, Tralee Golf Club is your spot- one of the best in all of Ireland. Enjoy! Parker Parsons, MD

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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GrandHotelTralee, General Manager at The Grand Hotel Tralee, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Hi Parker, delighted to read your review on Trip Advisor. The management and staff in The Grand work as a team and it is a great source of satisfaction to them when they read a review such as yours. The “featured burgers” are our biggest seller, I think you have just mentioned why. Many visitors to Tralee Golf Club overnight at this Hotel and the feedback from them is that Tralee Golf Club is the number 1 Golf Club in Kerry.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

My wife, daughter and I stayed here for 1 night and I was sorry that I didnt book a few extra nights....The manager,Dick Boyle,went above and beyond the call of duty to look after us and the other staff were just as helpful too.I couldnt find car parking near the hotel and Dick sacrificed his own space just so we could park there.....!!Dinner there was very good also and always a friendly face to make sure you were ok.The hotel itself is a throwback to the splendour of a different age when hotels were built to last and has a lovely 'feel' about it.I can honestly say that the breakfast was the best I have ever had in all my years travelling and is worth a trip for that alone.Looking forward to my next trip to Tralee and buying Dick a beer....thanks all.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GrandHotelTralee, General Manager at The Grand Hotel Tralee, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Hi, thank you so much for your wonderful review on Trip Advisor. The management and staff are delighted to hear that your stay was a positive experience. We put a lot of emphasis on the quality of our breakfast which is proving to be a big hit with our visitors. We have resolved our car parking issue. Hope to see you again sometime soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here a few nights. It was walking distance from the train, and centrally located in pretty Tralee. The pub was nice, filled with locals and had 'Trad Irish Music' one night. The front desk was very helpful, the room comfortable and rather spacious, and clean. The dining room was good, full of middle aged convivial travelers. The price was reasonable. No complaints.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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GrandHotelTralee, General Manager at The Grand Hotel Tralee, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Delighted to hear that you were pleased with your recent stay at the Hotel. Our town centre location is very convenient for both locals and visitors. We would be delighted to welcome you back on your return.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

I always call in when in Tralee,either for the Rose or just visiting family. The food is good,the cafe is great for a bite and a cup of tea and the hotel itself is beautiful. The staff are always friendly and helpful and the manager,Dick,is always rushing around helping people. Stop off in Tralee if you're heading out to Dingle or if you're on a tour of the west. Enjoy the rose garden and the museum as well as the windmill at Blennerville.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GrandHotelTralee, General Manager at The Grand Hotel Tralee, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The reputation of The Grand Hotel is based on great location, great quality, service and the friendliness of its staff. A lot of our visitors enjoy the Rose Garden which is just beside the Hotel. Hope to see you sometime soon.
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Address: Denny Street, Tralee, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Tralee
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Tralee
#4 Family Hotel in Tralee
#4 Business Hotel in Tralee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Grand Hotel Tralee 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A very popular spot with both guests and locals in keeping with the ambiance of the hotel it is a traditional style pub. we offer a lively breakfast & Coffee morning our in house French pastry Chef will tempt you with his freshly baked scones Irish Brown Bread Pastries and desserts. Our bar food menu is second to none and offers a wide and extensive choice to cater all tastes. The bar is a lively place to enjoy a pint & a chat at the end of a busy day. We also have a very popular Traditional Irish Music Session every Friday night. ... more   less 
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