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The Earl of Desmond Hotel
Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Tralee
Tralee, Ireland
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355 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Sunday lunch”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

Called on a Sunday for lunch. Had been some time since we last visited. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Restaurant was busy and may be reason for next comment. Staff seemed to wait until patrons were seated before table was cleaned. Would have been much better if tables were cleared and set up before being seated. Lunch was really tasty but again meat could have been better presented. Much prefer sliced meat than what seemed to have been rough cut from bone, but it was tasty Desserts were very much to our liking and coffee was as good as I have tasted in a hotel. Very good value for cost of meal. Worth a visit.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank John C
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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear John C,

Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal, and found it to be such good value. Our aim is to produce quality, tasty food at excellent prices.

I have passed your kind comments onto the team here, and they are much appreciated.

I am sorry to hear that your table wasnt cleared when you sat at it, please allow me to assure you that this is not common practice at the hotel.

We hope to welcome you back to the hotel very soon,

Kindest Regards,
Norella Mansfield.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

Visiting on a National Coach Holiday, we were pleasantly surprised at the spacious foyer, followed by a spacious, light and airy bedroom. The food was more than adequate, with a choice of meat, fish or vegetarian for the main course each day. The restaurant staff were lovely! Although full of coach parties, the Earl has turned the affair into an art form - time slots for meals, whilst slightly restrictive, meant that everyone got properly and well fed in a reasonably sort space of time with out being cramped into the dining room. The bar was large and comfortable, the entertainment good and the gardens a beautiful place for a stroll! All in all, a very pleasing experience.

Room Tip: Quieter on the side away from the road - although we did have the window wide open all night.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Fisherwoman445
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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear Fisherwoman445,

Many thanks for your recent review.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and I have passed your comments onto all the team here.

We are very lucky to have a great team with us, who constantly strive to ensure that service goes smoothly nightly, and thankfully, due to the large numbers we cater for, they do have this down to a fine art under the diligent supervision of our Restaurant Manager.

We hope to welcome you back to us again in the future,

Kindest Regards,

Norella Mansfield.
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Flint, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

We recently stayed at the Hotel on our Holiday with GB Tours. The Hotel is spacious, the interior is lovely and the rooms are lovely and bright with all the facilites that you could require. All the staff are very welcoming and friendly and nothing was to much trouble for them. The grounds and gardens in the Hotel are lovely and there is plenty of seating for both smokers and non-smokers.

Also if like myself you have a diet restriction, they will cater for your every need.

This Hotel is a great destination for a luxury stay. It is a three star luxury Hotel.

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the garden at the back are the best choice.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank gwraig66
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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear gwraig66,

Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Demsond Hotel.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much, and your kind comments have been passed onto all the team here.

We aim to ensure all our guests needs are catered for while they are here with us, and we are glad to hear that your particular requests were fulfilled.

We hope that we will be welcoming you back again soon,

Kindest Regards,

Norella Mansfield.
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Ireland
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125 reviews
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

We were passing The Earl of Desmond today so we popped in for lunch. Its been few years since we went in and we were delighted by the changes to it, it looks fabulous. We went into the Desmond Bar and had a really enjoyable lunch at very reasonable prices, The staff were all locals and very attentive and friendly. It was the calm before the storm as they were waiting for wedding guests and tourist coaches to come in and the arrangement looked wonderful. I was wishing I was one of the guests and staying there . We will return again soon. Well worth a visit,

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank VALEDIreland
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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear VALEDIreland,

Many thanks for your recent lovely review of the Earl of Desmond.

We are delighted to hear that all the changes the hotel has undergone in recent years were noticed and appreciated by you, and that you enjoyed your meal with us.

I have passed your kind comments onto the team here, who are constantly being complimented on their friendliness and efficiency.

We hope you will revisit us again soon,

Kindest Regards,
Norella Mansfield.
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cork
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58 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2014

I recently attended a friend's wedding in the Earl of Desmond and we were blown away by the standard of service we recieved. The hotel has been renovated since I last visited( years ago) and the interior is stunning. The reception room is gorgous and the over all feeling of the hotel is very welcoming. The food was outstanding and there was plenty of everything. I know the wedding party were very happy with the price they paid as the food was 5star and everyone Ive met since have said how impressed they were with the Earl of Desmond so I would have no hesitations in recommending the Earl of Desmond as a wedding venue.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank rubylass
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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear rubylass,

Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the wedding, and would have no hesitations in recommending us as a wedding venue.

The hotel has indeed undergone huge changes in recent years, and it is always lovely to hear these changes being complimented.

I have passed your kind comments onto the team here, we are very lucky to have such diligent, friendly staff with us. They always go the extra mile to ensure our guests leave here happy and satisfied.

We are proud to have such a great reputation as a wedding venue, and we hope that we will see you back here again soon.

Kindest Regards,
Norella Mansfield.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2014

my usband and i are just back from a trip to Ireland on friday 16 th may we stayed at the earl of desmond hotel it was beautiful and run very well all the staff are excellent they got you any request you asked for very immpressed with them the food was not too bad and their was always plenty of it and the rooms were clean and comfortable we would definitly go back the only problem i found was no bus route to town you need taxi or mini bus if you don t have a car but overall a great trip

Room Tip: the ground floor rooms have just been refurbished
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank joan s
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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear joan s,

Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond hotel.

We are delighted to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you for all the kind words about the staff here, all the comments and compliments from here are passed onto them and are much appreciated by them.

We hope to welcome you back to us in the future,

Kindest Regards,
Norella Mansfield.
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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 16, 2014

I stayed at The Earl of Desmond last week for 4 nights,the hotel is lovely and the staff where very organised an helpfu I was with a party of 39 and the dinning room service was excellent and good selection of meals.
I am dairy intolerant and they went out of their way to see that my dietry needs where met.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Barbara O
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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear Barbara O,

Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we have passed you kind comments onto all the team here.

We hope that your first trip to Ireland will be the first of many and we hope to welcome you back again soon,

Kindest Regards,
Norella Mansfield.
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Property: The Earl of Desmond Hotel
Address: N21 | Ballyseedy, Tralee, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Tralee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Tralee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Earl of Desmond Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 155
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