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Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Tralee
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 17, 2014

I spend a lovely weekend in the Ballygarry House Hotel last October. I could not ask for better, they facilitated all our needs. The nicest thing was having the use of the spa after returning from a hike.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2014

Dear Mary,

Many thanks for your review of Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa. It was great to read that you enjoyed your stay and I'm sure that Nádúr Spa was a great treat for tired feet after that hike.

We are very lucky with our location and there are so many lovely hiking trails to enjoy in our area. Only recently Management and Staff did a walking trail around Ballyseedy Woods which is only a stone throw away from the hotel. If your ever in the area again you should take a walk around it's magical.

Regards
Padraig McGillicuddy

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Reviewed July 16, 2014

By far the most amazing hotel we have ever stayed in .From the moment we arrived We were greated by helpfull staff and a truly magnificant location .We stayed for two nights and the food and level of service extended right through to the personal touch in the spa .The ballygarry hotel and spa deserves all the awards and credit going .we could not find one fault for the day we arrive to the minute we left .Highly recommended and we will definitely be staying again next year .

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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2014

Dear Mary,

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a fantastic review. It was a pleasure to read and I was thrilled to find that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Ballygarry House.

We have a great team of Management and Staff and they do their utmost to ensure our guests get the very best out of their stay.

We would be delighted to welcome you back to Ballygarry House Hotel maybe when Cork and Kerry are in the Munster final again!!

Regards
Padraig McGillicuddy

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Reviewed July 15, 2014

This really is a world class hotel. The welcome was incredibly warm and our room was fresh, spotless and quiet - just what we were after following a long drive. All the facilities are first class but what really makes this hotel is the friendly, helpful staff and attention to detail. Neither of us had swimming costumes but there was a selection on offer to loan free of charge so that we could enjoy the magnificent spa. Even when we had to return one of the courses at dinner, there was a personal apology from the chef and a determined effort to put things right. All these qualities are rare these days so it was a delight to discover they still exist. The Ballygarry is highly recommended and we would definitely stay again - thank you so much!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2014

Dear Gary,

Many thanks for your fantastic review on Ballygarry House. I was delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and that the staff were so attentive. Gina our Spa Manager and her staff do a superb job running the spa and always do their best to go that extra mile for Guests.


Once again many thanks for your review and I hope we can welcome you back to Ballygarry in the future.

Regards
Padraig McGillicuddy

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Reviewed July 11, 2014

I've stayed at the Ballygarry House twice this year and I have to say it is simply amazing. To say its a 'home away from home' doesn't do it justice. The service levels, the quality of the food, the friendliness of the staff and the quaintness of the hotel & surroundings are second to none. The first time I stayed their it was the 5th night in a row they had a major wedding on and yet still the quality of food, attentiveness of staff, cleanliness and overall service levels were impeccable. I would have no hesitation recommending.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2014

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay on both occasions. We have a great team here at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa and they make the hotel what it is with their attention to detail and customer service.

Once again many thanks for your review and I hope that we can welcome you back to Ballygarry House in the future.

Regards
Padriag McGillicuddy

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Reviewed July 4, 2014

You can keep all your fancy advertising, it was by chance i was sitting at work eating my lunch when a work colleague mentioned a stay they had at the Ballygary hotel Tralee and said it was fab, we arrived and greeted by lovely smiles at reception, to give you a brief insight, this was our first break since i had my stroke, we started of in Cork and although we where enjoying this break neither of us really relaxed totally due to the riggers of the last 12 months until we got to this hotel, the staff are amazing, the hotel beautiful, we ate 1 night in the restaurant which was lovely but 2 nights in the bar which i preferred, mainly as there was a bit more for me to see, the spa was fabulous again 5 star staff. its only a stone throw to Tralee. there is only a few hotels i earmark for a return visit as i like to try different places but we will be going here again. Jon from Galway

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2014

Dear Jon,

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review on Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa. I was thrilled to read it and read that you felt so comfortable and relaxed staying with us. We have a great team here and they do go above and beyond to welcome guests and make their stay as enjoyable as possible.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa.

Regards
Padraig McGillicuddy

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Reviewed July 3, 2014

Myself and 4 girlfriends stayed in Ballygarry for an overnight spa break last weekend and had a really nice time. The spa was great, I opted for the pregnancy massage which was excellent and just what I needed. The other girls all enjoyed their treatments & the relaxation room & thermal suites were lovely. We had some food from the bar which was very tasty & enjoyed sitting out in the sun to eat it. The best bit for me was dinner that night in the restaurant, the food was really superb & the service v good. It was top notch & everyone really enjoyed what they that. The superior room was v spacious, well decorated and had everything we needed. I loved the cooked to order breakfast the next morning, there was a lot to choose from which is so much better than the standard buffet you get in most hotels. I must compliment Ballygarry on their excellent staff - they are all so attentive and welcoming. I hope to have an excuse to return again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2014

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Nádúr Spa is a great treat and a great way to rewind and relax. I have passed your review onto Gina our Spa Manager Gina and her team were delighted to read your great praise for them.

We have a great team at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa and its fantastic when we hear feedback like yours.


Kind Regards
Padriag McGillicuddy

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Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stayed one night during our travels around Ireland. We would highly recommend Ballygarry House for so many reasons! First would be the service at the bar and lounge. We had such a friendly bar tender and server! They made us feel very welcomed. Second would be the cleanliness of the hotel- the main rooms, restaurant, bar area, mad our room- exceptional. In addition, our room was well-kept and up to date with beautiful furniture and decor. Third, breakfast was outstanding with a lovely buffet and a cooked to order breakfast. Service there was outstanding, too!

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2014

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your outstanding review. The bar staff will be delighted with the praise you had for them. Orla our Housekeeping Manager and her team take great care of the hotel and this really shows.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we ensure that all our guest leave the hotel ready for the day ahead!!

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Padraig McGillicuddy

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Additional Information about 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 Romantic Hotel in Tralee
#1 Family Hotel in Tralee
#2 Business Hotel in Tralee
Price Range: $122 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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