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Ballyseede Castle
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Tralee
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Our stay at Ballyseede Castle was treat. You are welcomed by Mr. Higgins, an Irish wolfhound and his bar pal Einstein who collects stones. Yes, stones! The grounds and rooms are well kept, and the place exudes its roots! The night we stayed there was an outdoor performance of Sense and Sensibility. It welcomed the locals and guests of the hotel were invited to attend. The bar is excellent, the food served there was ample and tasty. We did not dine in the formal dining room, but enjoyed a wonderful breakfast. Well worth the stay.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Ballyseede Castle is beautiful! Our room has the most gorgeous view of the grounds! But the thing I liked most was the staff!

What a nice group of people! They were pleasant, helpful, and funny!

My favorite memory was ordering a bottle of Italian wine at dinner. The waiter asked me if I wanted the number four. When he brought the bottle to the table, he'd scratched #4 on the bottle! My sister and I laughed and laughed!

Ballyseede is a lovely castle made lovelier by its wonderful staff!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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1  Thank Samssocute
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We were there for 2 days in july 13 and felt like royal living as if we were queen and king . Amazing room , peddy canty . Nice and helpful staff , but beware of dogs if you are scared ....... Breakfast is little limited..... For vegetarian ..... Overall a great place to be.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Ankurbansaldel
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

This is a beautiful castle/private estate that has been converted into a small hotel on well-kept grounds. It is elegantly furnished, with several "parlours" where you can sit with friends and feel like you're sitting in someone's home and not a hotel. A small dog lays by the turf fire in the entry hall, and an Irish wolfhound "puppy" follows guests around and sits beside them eyeing their food longingly. He needn't have bothered. The food on my Sunday afternoon visit was dismal and overpriced. We had been told that the hotel served good food, but that was not the case. Perhaps the regular chef was ill? I had the seafood chowder, which I have sampled all over Ireland, and which was the worst (and most expensive at 8.50 euros) on this trip. It was yellow, lukewarm, and full of artificial crab legs and some off-tasting mussels. The "old" taste of the mussels was the dominant flavor in this chowder, which was obviously not freshly made. Three of us had the chowder, and all of us were disappointed. The goat cheese salad was overdressed with a heavy and tasteless mayonaise-based dressing. It had some walnuts and grapes in it and was topped with a piece of deep-fried goat cheese (7.50 euros). This might be a nice place to stay, but it is not a nice place to eat.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Made for an interesting stay as part of my trip to Ireland. There was a heat wave and the castle, no surprise, is not airconditioned. Try to avoid the "basement" lower level. Tim, the bartender, porter, waiter, guide, was wonderful and very hard working. Ate in restaurant, food is OK.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

This was a really nice place, and of course the atmosphere was very interesting! The decor of the castle has been, as much as possible, retained to resemble the way the castle looked before modern times. The service was varying - front desk and reception weren't as responsive as we'd have expected, however the bartenders were absolutely wonderful! We spent our engagement night here, and the bartenders took time to explain how the Ballyseede does weddings. They, along with the locals, were really amiable.

Our room was fairly spacious, good plumbing (which is always a plus for North American travelers), however mind the step from the tub! Breakfast was provided as buffet-menu combination that was good. The grounds were stunning!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

What a great castle experience. We stayed one night in a standard room on the lower level. The room was spacious and clean and the bed very comfy. The castle is styled in a traditional manner and the grounds look immaculate. There's even some miniature horses and donkeys in the adjoining paddock out the front. We ate at the Castle ordering dinner from the bar area and eating in one of the sitting rooms overlooking the rear of the grounds. The food was lovely and the atmosphere great. The breakfast is plentiful and the service is terrific to say the least. We had a really enjoyable stay and would go back again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ballyseede Castle

Address: Ballyseede, Tralee, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Tralee
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Tralee
Price Range: $125 - $276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ballyseede Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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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