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“Made a great base fot the Kerry Trip”
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Brandon Hotel
Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in Tralee
Oshawa Ontario
1 review
“Made a great base fot the Kerry Trip”
Reviewed October 1, 2007

I just came home from Tralee and l must say the Brandon Hotel has the fastest service l have ever seen in any hotel. The staff were a plus for making our first time to Ireland a real treat. We only planned a night and stayed 4. We found it convienent to all areas. We were treated with a real relaxed enviroment. The room had a beautiful washroom, view of the countryside. we ordred our free breakfast to our room in the mornings and it arrived prompt and piping hot. We didnt use facilities as our stay was for sightseeing but l think the property has no problems.
I could see a few areas that we walked by and they all looked suffiicient. Free Parking included is unusual. The town is fun to drive around in our car and we never had to worry about not finding our hotel. Right in the perfect Area. Our reception was great and we felt very welcomed in Ireland by the staff. I would say Not a problem was had and is great value. Thanks Brandon Hotel for the hospitality The breakawayonline.ca girls

  • Liked — Service Room Location
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
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Thank breakawayonline
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Cork, Ireland
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71 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2007

The Brandon could do with a huge input of money to update it. It is quite dilapidated.
The parking at the rear is free for guests. The reception is fair with good local tourist information.
The room was very old with a key, and an even bigger keyring, to access it (quite unusual these days!). The room was dark - even though our room was to the front of the building. The duvet (over bed cover) looked like it could do with a wash. The carpet was shabby. The general appearance of the room was outdated. The bathroom was no better and the bath could have done with being replaced. The shower curtain was in need of replacement. No tea/coffee making facilities provided.
We arrived at approximately 4pm and I thought the windows must have been open due to the noise levels - but the windows were shut! This was only the afternoon! At 3am - it felt like we were sleeping on the street due to the noise level! The noise at 3am was unbelievable. There seems to be a nightclub across the street further up and the noise was unbearable.

We left the following morning feeling as if we:
(a) needed sleep
(b) needed a proper wash
(c) needed a break
NOT what you expect from a weekend break.
I would advice people to avoid this hotel. There are 10 times nicer B and B's in Tralee and also other hotels to choose from.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Noise, needs to be cleaned and updated
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lival
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Excellent gym, bar, car-parking. The room we stayed in was dated and smelled it, the mattress was clearly older than the tv and the bed had some serious roll-together issues which resulted in a ropey first night's sleep. They swapped the mattress for one which sagged across-ways instead of longways which was marginally better.

The 3DBB mid-week deal for 179 euro is good value, though I don't think i'd pay 35 euro for the dinner if it wasn't included.

  • Liked — Leisure facilities
  • Disliked — Crap bed
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled on business
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Dublin
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2007

I was on a hen party for the weekend just gone and we stayed in the Brandon Hotel. There were 37 girls. The hotel was nice, the reception area was inviting and there was a big bar. We got amazing value for money. For a total cost of €100 per head we got two nights bed and breakfast and one dinner. We were late back both nights and the residents bar stayed open until about 4am. There was a lovely porter called Sean who was very obliging at the early hour making us chicken sanwiches and allowing us to order breakfast in bed. The rooms were average, clean. Overall this was brilliant value for money above all.

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with friends
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2 Thank AoifeMN
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Essex
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2007

Please do not worry if you have booked to stay at Brandon Hotel and are now reading the reviews and thinking. What have I done????
It is what I did and can tell you I need not worry.
The hotel is going through a slow refurb at the moment. We booked 3 rooms (1 had already been refurbished and the others hadn't. The refurbed room was absolutely lovely and had a coffee facilites, lovely decor and new bathroom. The rooms that had not been refurbed were not the most desirable but adequate and comfotable. (These do not come with coffee facilities.

The staff was very friendly and helped you at any time of the day, including 3 in the morning.

Hotel has a large car park that you can use for free and a leisure centre that is also free to guests.

Overall very impressed with the hotel and would just advise to ask for a refuebished room if you can.

  • Liked — The Location
  • Disliked — Currently having a refurb
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with friends
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Thank EssexT
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longford
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2007

We booked into the Brandon after checking their web site and expected a pleasant stay in comfortable rooms. 4 other members of our extended family also booked in for 3 days. (total people 15). We were greeted by an unfriendly and unhelpful receptionist, our room was not ready and the phones were not working. Paint was falling off the side of the bath, the carpets were filthy in the bedrooms as were the ones in the corridors and lifts. We have a two year son whom upon arriving in the room stood on his bed and opened his window we were on the first floor and no keys could be found to lock the windows. We checked out immediatley as did all other family members. The photographs on their web site is very misleading. I will never stay there again.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — everything
  • Tips/Secrets — do not go there
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled with family
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4 Thank model
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UK
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2006

Stayed here in December 06.
To be fair there was extensive refurbishment works ongoing.
The downside was that this work was a few years too late. The furniture was decidely tired. This was unfortunate as I was more tired and the bed sagged.
There was no tea/coffee, hairdryer or legible buttons on the remote.
The refurbishment efforts restarted at 9 am so get up early!

On the plus it was clean.
Breakfast buffet was OK but dinner was very good.
Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Gym was top notch.

  • Liked — food Gym
  • Disliked — Bed
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled on business
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2 Thank sprouty_uk
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Additional Information about Brandon Hotel

Property: Brandon Hotel
Address: Princes Street, Tralee, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Tralee
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in Tralee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Brandon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 185
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whatever the occasion, the Brandon Hotel Conference & Leisure Centre Tralee offers you a warm and friendly welcome in the heart of Tralee. Only minutes walk from Tralee town centre, it is the perfect location to relax after doing a spot of shopping, taking in the sights of Kerry or sampling the nightlife in Tralee. The Brandon Hotel encapsulates timeless elegance with comfort,and the names has long since been synonymous with quality since it opened in 1966. Guests enjoy an outstanding service, a charming and friendly atmosphere and traditionally furnished surroundings, not to mention state-of-the-art leisure facilities and a purpose-built conference centre. ... more   less 
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