We spent our week in Ireland in B&Bs - except one night. One night we wanted to spend in a castle. Ballyseede was perfect.
There are only 23 rooms in the castle, making it feel intimate and exclusive. The rooms are gorgeous. The staff are wonderful. We were given a 3rd floor room and as there was no elevator, we were dreading dragging our suitcases up all those stairs. Never fear! Out of nowhere, two gentlemen appear, whisk our bags up the stairs - we had to hustle to keep up! - and they were gone again before we could even say thank you!
We went to the bar and grabbed a drink, took it outside to the terrace. We ate dinner in the bar. There is a formal dining room, but we were more than happy with the bar's dinner menu. Be sure to talk to Paul. He may be the nicest person we met in all of Ireland!
Breakfast the next morning was incredible. I had some of the best Eggs Benedict I've ever eaten.
Ballyseede will be on our itinerary during our next trip to Ireland - and for more than one night this time.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ballyseede Castle Hotel Tralee