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Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Tralee
Certificate of Excellence
Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic stay, with only minor flaws”
Reviewed November 15, 2010

I stayed at Ballygarry House in Tralee for two nights with my husband and had a really wonderful and relaxing time. It was our second visit to Ballygarry, and we enjoyed both trips immensely. Although we didnt avail of the spa facilities this time around, we found it wonderful during our first visit. Our room this time seemed more modern, it may have been a new/refurbished wing, and it was extremely comfortable. The bathroom was fab, and extremely clean. Even though our room was facing onto the main road, I had one of the best night's sleep I had had in a long time!

I would have no hesitations in recommending this hotel. The reception staff and majority of bar and restaurant staff we encountered were wonderfully welcoming (the girl waiting on us in the restaurant looked like she'd rather be anywhere but there!) and overall it was good value for money (apart from the VERY pricey sandwiches in the bar - they could definitely do with lowering their prices. €11 for a chicken and stuffing sandwich??? Sans fries??? Recession anyone??)

Apart from the very minor flaws detailed above, you are guaranteed a really pleasant stay in Ballygarry.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 14, 2010

We had to find somewhere to stay in Tralee at very short notice, and this hotel was a very lucky find on a miserable day. The room ( a basic double) was all we could need - at least twice the size of a good London hotel with all facilities and a large, very clean bathroom. The Sunday lunch was tasty & efficiently served, and the bar areas were busy but comfortable. Without exception the staff were all friendly & helpful. Reception arranged for a local florist to deliver flowers to us at the hotel at impossibly short notice. The manager is clearly hands on and this reflects on the staff. We hope to return for a more leisurely stay.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed November 8, 2010

I couldn't recommend this hotel highly enough for a relaxing break when you just want to get away from it all.
Super helpful staff throughout the hotel, luxurious rooms and delicious food.
Extra little touches like a chocolate on your pillow in the evening and a fluffy bathrobe and slippers left out for your comfort, all add to the feeling of being pampered here during your stay.
Hotel staff made it a weekend to remember, exceptional!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Maynooth, Ireland
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Reviewed October 27, 2010

I have to say that this was one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed in. It is plush but not overstated, it is clean but not clinical, they have good customer service but not too in your face. The rooms were large, clean, warm and quiet. I loved the sitting room with the open fire.
It is very accessible to Tralee, Dingle, Killarney. If you are travelling to any of these areas, I would recommend you try this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Cork
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Reviewed September 29, 2010

My wife and I have stayed in Ballygarry on numerous occasions now and without question it is amazing. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and are a perfect blend of traditional and modern. The staff are very welcoming and helpful. The hotel itself is set in a great location, with gorgeous scenery and gardens. The many lounges around the hotel provide lovely little areas to just relax and take it easy. The spa is without question a must, literally there are no words to describe it. We got married in Ballygarry this year and cannot speak highly enough about it. We didn't have a single worry with the hotel, the food was amazing, the function room fantastic and the professionalism of the staff was of the highest calibre. If you are planning a trip to Kerry, Ballygarry is the perfect hotel to stay. If you are looking for a hotel for your wedding then look no further than Ballygarry.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed September 24, 2010

My sister and I stayed at Ballygarry House for a night in September on the 'Girls night away' package. All we wanted was a night away, with a spa treatment, good food and a good nights sleep. Ballygarry fulfulled all of these. The hotel was wonderful - small enough to be intimate, lots of Irish staff (a rarity these days) and a great spa. We checked in and were given a lovely spacious room, and headed off to the spa for the afternoon. The spa was amazing, we had use of the thermal suite (sauna, steam room and hot tub) and spent an hour there relaxing before our back massages. These were fabulous - the best I've ever had - I was so relaxed afterwards. The food in the restaurant was excellent (and plenty of it) and I had a great nights sleep too. I'd recommend the hotel to anyone. A great trip away.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 31, 2010

This hotel had very friendly, helpful staff and we enjoyed our stay here. The spa is small but lovely and the amazing views really help you relax...! Rooms were large and comfortable and the food in the bar was very good.

Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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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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