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Review of Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa

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Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Tralee
Certificate of Excellence
Clogheen, Ireland
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36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful stay i had here in this lovely place. Location is perfect as it is in a quiet area & not too far from the town.
My first comment is how well the flower beds looked & how tidy the parking area was kept. The staff were so nice & helpful & you could see it was a happy working environment. The rooms are top class & food is fab. The only downfall was that i wasn't staying longer.Well done to all involved..I'll be back..

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Thank willfmoore
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for taking the time to review our hotel. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our maintenance team will be delighted to hear your comment on the flower beds, they can be a tedious at times!!

Our team have a great and very genuine approach to service and we are very lucky with the team we have.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Ballygarry House.

Regards
Padraig McGillicuddy
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
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  • Value
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London, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
121 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

It's a rare thing to stay at a hotel and instantly feel at home. But this hotel manages it. A pleasant combination of upscale and homely the hotel makes up for it's slightly less central location by... Well by making you feel you didn't really need to be in the centre.

A homely bar, restaurant of quality an obliging, friendly staff all add up to a relaxing stay...

Oh an generous five euro surcharge for breakfast in your room... A treat...

Recommended.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Squaremeal
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

I was delighted to hear you felt so welcome and at home in Ballygarry House. We try our best to make everyone as comfortable and relaxed as possible and our team are very genuine in their welcome and care of guests.

John our head chef will be delighted to hear you enjoyed the food and didn't go further than the restaurant! It's real compliment.

Regards
Padraig McGillicuddy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

Had a wonderful stay at the Ballygarry with my mum and children last week. A superb hotel with great staff, all very friendly and well mannered. They had so much time for myself and my children...will definitely be going back next year.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Katieire
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thanks you for your lovely review. I 'm delighted to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay. I have to admit that the staff are great with children and go out of their way to help.

We'd be delighted to welcome you back to Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa for your next visit.

Regards
Padraig McGillicuddy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for one night over the Easter holidays. It was fabulous. The room was big and comfortable, with bottled water and magazines. The thermal suite, hot tub and relaxation room were amazing. Dinner in the restaurant was also lovely. There was a lovely atmosphere here and the staff were great. I can't wait to return!

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank molzo
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your lovely review. We have a great team of staff and they really do make the difference.

The extras in the room are a great plus and access to the thermal suite and outdoor tub a real treat.

I'll be sure to pass your review onto staff.

Regards
Padraig McGillicuddy
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Tralee, Ireland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

Recently had a spa day here in nadur spa for my birthday all I can say PURE BLISS! loved every minute of the day here had been last year for my birthday as well and just had to come back. Staff were just so nice to each of us and even though it was busy we were told to take our time with everything and stay as long as we wanted in the relaxation suite after all our treatments. We then had lunch in brooks restaurant which was just amazing also could not fault the food one bit. Our waitress brid I think her name was she was just so lovely, Will be back again next year :)

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Stefanie L
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for taking the timne to review Nadur Spa. I think you hit the nail on the head pure bliss is a great description. Gina our spa manager and her team work very hard to ensure that all our guests have a great experience.

Brooks is an additional treat after the spa and Brid is a fantastic member of the team to have on board.

We look forward to welcoming you back next year, you'll be another year wiser!!

Regards
Padraig McGillicuddy
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

Decided to head off for a few days to relax. BallyGarry has everything you need from a wonderful spa to beautiful grounds surrounding it. Their restaurant Brooks which I dined in both nights produced some great local produce (great lamb dish-excellent value). Service in the most part was excellent. Below par service in the bar area at lunchtime. Nice junior suite with everything you need. No noise and away from the main road which is a plus. The perfect venue for a wedding I'd imagine, very well run hotel with excellent staff.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank YoungDublinFoodie2
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thanks for reviewing our property. I was delighted to hear you enjoyed your break. We try to make everyone feel as relaxed, comfortable and welcome as possible.

Nadur Spa is a real treat and the outdoor tub a must!!

John our head chef sources as much local produce as possible ...it definitely makes a difference. Apologies for lunch service, this is not the norm and I will be sure to keep an eye out for this.

Regards
Padraig McGillicuddy
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Brighton
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77 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

I've just returned from another amazing stay at The Ballygarry Hotel with my Mum, daughter and sisters. I can't rate this wonderful hotel highly enough.
During our stay one of our party collapsed in the bar (nothing to do with alcohol consumption!). The bar staff and front-of-house manager were fantastic ..... thank you all very much. It was very much appreciated.
We have stayed many, many times in the past and the bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean.
We will be back!
P.S. The scrambled eggs still need attention but that won't stop us from staying with you again.

Room Tip: All the rooms I have stayed in are large and beautifully furnished with tasteful and restful decor...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank BrightonSally
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Firstly I would like to thank you for returning to Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa and secondly for taking the time to write a review.

I was delighted to hear that you all enjoyed your stay. It was unfortunate that that one of your party felt unwell but we are lucky in that we have a great team of management and staff that are experienced enough to deal with any situation in a calm manner.

I'll be sure to make chef aware of the scrambled eggs.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Ballygarry House Hotel in the future.

Regards
Padraig McGillicuddy
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Additional Information about Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa

Property: Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa
Address: Leebrook, Tralee V92 W279, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Tralee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Tralee
#1 Family Hotel in Tralee
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tralee
#2 Business Hotel in Tralee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Named in the top 10 of hotels in Ireland on TripAdvisor, the 4 star Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee Co. Kerry has been in the same family for over 50 years & owner Padraig McGillicuddy knows how to make you feel at home. The hotel's warm interior offers plenty of corners to hide away with a good book to indulge in afternoon tea, and Brooks restaurant serves modern Irish cuisine using the best of local Kerry produce. The Brasserie at Ballygarry House offers casual dining daily from 12.30. This Kerry Hotel provides visitors with the perfect base to explore Kerry and The Wild Atlantic Way with plenty of attractions and activities nearby. No visit to Ballygarry Hotel Tralee is complete without a visit to Nadur Spa which offers traditional Irish Seaweed Soaks as well as hot tub, thermal suite & rejuvenating mud wraps. ... more   less 
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