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Ballyseede Castle
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Tralee
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 3, 2013

While planning our trip through Ireland, we wanted a night or two at a "castle". Ballyseede certainly fit the description. The staff was very helpful and the hotel was excellent. Our room was large and nicely filled with furniture. The pub dinners and the breakfasts were very good, Being able to use the lounges to relax in the evenings was wonderful. The castle dogs added a warm and friendly feel to the atmosphere. We would stay at Ballyseede Castle again.

Room Tip: We stayed in a "Paddy" room on the ground floor and it was great.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

On our girls trip around Ireland, we wanted to stay at a castle. Due to our budget we reserved one room for group of 4. We got a decent price and it included a delicious breakfast. The castle is about 15 minutes from the city of Tralee in a secluded and peaceful area. We parked our car on the castle grounds and immediately you’re greeted by the miniature horses and donkeys right across the castle. Once you enter the castle, they are two friendly dogs to greet as well. The staff was friendly too and if you meet Esther in the breakfast room, please make sure to ask her sightseeing tips - she's a hilarious spark :)

The hotel old in history and charming type hotel. It met our needs for two nights as a base to explore the Dingle Peninsula. Because we were a party of 4, they gave us the Family room which was located in the basement of the castle (formerly known as the servants quarters and felt quite haunted). The room was adequate – clean and comfy beds. The castle has many sitting areas to relax, chat and even wifi the net. The bar was full of guests…most wedding guests. The grounds were quiet to stroll around as well. I recommend this hotel as a base if you desire a different type of accommodation – a castle!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

We arrived at Ballyseede while a very large wedding was in full swing! After making our way to the reception desk through the wonderfully colorfully dressed party goers in our jeans sweatshirts and sneakers we were greated by Esther. Words cannot express how wonderful she was. We know she was very busy with the hustle and bustle of the wedding but she got us signed in, took us to our rooms with some humor by informing us she knew we were coming and had the band set up for our arrival (LOL). We fould a nice little pub for dinner not far from the castle and waited for the wedding to wind down before bringing in our luggage. We were entertained by the wedding guests that partied well into the next morning. They provided us with quite a bit of entertainment from our third floor rooms. Breakfast was wonderful and Esther provided us with directions and options to get to Dingle for our day trip. We braved Conner's Pass on a gorgous day, shopped and drove the Slea Head loop. Upon returning to the Castle we made our way to the bar where we met some wonderful people and had a great bartender. We even taught him a wonderful American shot we enjoy here.
We would love to stay here again, even though it was one of the highest priced locations on our trip it was worth it. The rooms were extremely large with bathrooms to match. The grounds were beautiful and worth strolling around and still close enough to be a base for day trips. The staff was pleasant and made us feel just as important as the large wedding that was staying there. Especially Esther she runs like a well oiled machine!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Heather M
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

We booked into Ballyseede Castle Hotel for just one night in November of 2013, during the off season. It is a comfortable hotel with gracious proportions in both the public areas as well as the guest bedrooms. Country walks rewarded us with vistas of the hotel from the woods and neighboring fields. The people at Ballyseede welcomed us warmly; they attended to our needs, offering midafternoon tea and snacks. We enjoyed the five course meal in the dining room, which was very tasty and well-presented.

Room Tip: We had a beautiful room overlooking the front lawn.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

From the moment we walked in the castle door to the moment we left , we have never been made so welcome , what a place, the family owners , staff and fantastic food . The bedrooms are Huge with 4 poster beds it's like going back in time . I cannot recommend this place enough .

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

I was a guest at a wedding twice in this hotel... loved it on both occasions. Staff were v.pleasant & attentive & location it is a piece of heaven. As you drive in you take a moment & think WOW.... Venue itself may need a bit of updating.. but to be honest, you dont even really notice it eventually... Food was yummy.. drink a little bit pricey.. but overall I have to say I would recommend the place...

Room Tip: Didnt get to stay this time... as they have only limited amount & hotel was booked out.
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Was a guest at a wedding in Ballyseede two weeks ago. It was excellent. The staff were not only attentive to the wedding party but to their guests as well - which isn't always the case in other hotels. Staff were friendly and accommodating. The venue itself is BEAUTIFUL and has an incredibly professional but relaxed atmosphere. We stayed in the lodge house and not in the main castle. It is literally a 5min walk from the castle - a lovely way to start the day with a short walk to get breakfast in the main castle. Our room was quiet, spacious and beautiful. Beds so comfortable, I think I went into a mini coma! The breakfast was delicious and again the staff were very accommodating with requests. I thought it was great value for money also.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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MCTralee, Owner at Ballyseede Castle, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2013

Thank you so much for your comments. It is lovely to hear from wedding guest who have stayed. I'm delighted you enjoyed The Lodge, the new build on the avenue as you approach the castle. We love weddings and are proving a very popular choice in Kerry. As Kerry's only Castle Hotel it is growing in popularity and thank you for sharing your positive experience with us. Rory & Marnie

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Additional Information about Ballyseede Castle

Address: Ballyseede, Tralee, Ireland
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: $120 - $300 (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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