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Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Tralee
Certificate of Excellence
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“Good for big functions !”
Reviewed July 27, 2006

We stayed for 4 nights in the new wing, facing the back garden. Lovely large well-equipped ground floor room, fresh milk for tea at our request. The food & service were excellent, all staff friendly and attentive, but beware -- the hotel is popular with large coach parties who eat their meals in the sole dining-room. Breakfast is served from 7-30 to 10-00 but because the tour parties have a different (and more limited) selection, the full buffet is not produced until after 9-00. You may order from the menu card but this is not the same as choosing your own. The parties can be VERY noisy and turning up the background music only serves to increase the shouting between tables. This is especially unpleasant for the evening meal - hardly the relaxing ambience that the hotel proudly boasts. The wedding parties have a separate banqueting suite but spill out into the gardens (which are inviting) This wears a bit thin at 2am when they are still singing outside the window ! The hotel would be much improved by having another dining area - they seem to be able to cope admirably with large numbers and at no time was service to ourselves impaired. On this point alone we would not return unless we were well out of the holiday season.

  • Liked — Good food and service
  • Disliked — noisy tour parties.
  • Tips/Secrets — find somewhere else if you want a quiet hotel
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 4, 2006

Satyed there last Thursday for a wedding in the hotel, and it was superb! The weather was fantastic and the landscaped gardens were magical! There's no denying it's not the cheapest place to stay in Tralee but after our night in the 'Grand Hotel' we definately missed the luxury, professional and personal approach of Ballygarry House!

The rooms are magnificant, clean, spacious, well furnished and practical! The bar food was yummy on arrival and the wedding reception with Jazz band in the gardens was a treat!

The Spa is fantastic but make sure you know what you're paying for the hotle prices don't always include access to the outdoor hot tub etc. and entry is €30 pp.

Alll in all a fantastic stay and I'll be beooking another weekend away!

  • Stayed May 2006
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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
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 (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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