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Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Leebrook, Tralee V92 W279, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Tralee
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have stayed many times and it always comes up to high standards. The hotel is just wonderful. It is not a huge hotel, which is one of the reasons we love to stay here. The staff are very friendly and the food is fantastic. Well done Ballygarry House Hotel

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank MariaPinner
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear Maria,

Many thanks for your lovely review. It's great to see people return to the hotel time and time again. We always try to ensure that our returning guests enjoy themselves as much as their first visit.


We have a great team of management and staff here at Ballygarry House and I can truthfully say that they always go the extra mile for our guests.

Regards
Padraig McGillicuddy
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Cork, Ireland
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed at Ballygarry house for one night recently and found it a wonderful experience.
We had dinner in the hotel and it was very very good.The grounds were a joy to explore.
The bedroom was beautiful and spotless.
The spa is well worth a visit.
The staff were welcoming and very helpfull.
Highly recommended

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank jose074
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear Jose,

Many thanks for your review. It was a delight to read as you really enjoyed every aspect of the hotel our staff will be delighted with the feedback. The gardens are great for exploring especially with family and with Ballyseedy Woods on our doorstep what more could you want for exploring!!

Regards
Padraig McGillicuddy
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Wicklow, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I stayed for 2 nights last week with my wife & two small children. We were made so welcome by the great staff and this continued throughout our stay. We had dinner in the restaurant which was fantastic! Location wise it was perfect, just on the outskirts of Tralee. I would absolutely recommend this hotel as a family base for a few days discovering Kerry. Very relaxing indeed... even with two small kids! Only thing this place is missing is a swimming pool. Apart from that it's faultless. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank glenio
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your review on Ballygarry House. I was delighted to hear that you had such a great welcome from staff. We have a great team of Management and Staff and alot of our team have young families themselves so I suppose they know what a guest needs when it come to the little ones.

Our location is a great base for exploring Kerry and there's lots to do in and around Tralee for families.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa and I would recommend a little walk around Ballyseedy Woods with the children they will love it.

Regards
Padraig McGillicuddy
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Kerry Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I visit this spa every month and enjoy 3 treatments, lunch and relaxation facilities as part of the FLO package. A wonderful way to spend a few hours. Beautiful decor, spotless, very welcoming, great staff, stunning views, amazing treatments - especially hydrotherapy bath, delicious food and great value. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank 907margie1
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear Margie,

Many thanks for your great review. Nádúr Spa is a great way to relax and unwind and a real treat. Gina and her team do a great job and they will be delighted to hear your feedback.

Many thanks for all your custom and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Regards
Padraig McGillicuddy
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars 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
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank MaryGY280OZ
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 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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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars 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
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Mary C
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank 398Gary
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 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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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 Romantic Hotel in Tralee
#1 Family Hotel in Tralee
#1 Luxury 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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