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The Grand Hotel Tralee
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Tralee
Certificate of Excellence
Paignton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“This place has crept into our hearts!”
Reviewed January 20, 2009

One again we had our company christmas "do" at the Grand and they come up trumps again! We are a noisy lot, but the staff took it all in their stride and we were made to feel extremely welcome! The reception staff are always so helpful and kind (and it was so lovely to meet you at long last Ingrid!). Dick as usual made our stay welcoming and we loved your new bedrooms! If you want a hotel that is relaxed, comfortable and cosy then this is the place to stay in Tralee (its also very popular so get booked in early!)
Well done to you all and hopefully see you again in the summer!
Wendy Henry

  • Liked — The staff were great
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed December 2008
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Mount Sidney, VA
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Reviewed November 17, 2008

Dick Boyle and his staff went out of their way to make our stay at The Grand the most comfortable possible. The Restaurant had delightful and attentive service and good food and Guenuss. If you're looking for a very nice place to stay at a reasonable price while in Tralee, you can't go wrong at The Grand. Dick even went as far as to secure tee times for me and my mate at the Tralee Golf Club!
That was truly an awesome experience!

Thanks again Dick and your staff!

Pete Kesecker
Mount Sidney, Virginia

  • Liked — Staff and room
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
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Charlotte, NC
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2008

We walked into this Hotel after checking several others in the immediate vicinity. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. After checking the room, it was clearly obvious the accomodations were nicer, fresher and a much better choice than any of the other hotels in the vicinity. The beds were comfortable and firm, the bathrooms freshly updated and modern. Everything about the hotel was enjoyable. The bar/pub is outstanding, as was the food. Breakfast was great in the morning. Definitely recommend, especially for the price.

  • Liked — The Staff
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
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Plymouth,UK
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2008

My wife and I stayed for 4 nights end August 2008.We had a first floor room,modern,well thought out and very very clean.Bags carried to our room for us (no lift) but staircase very genteel.We both have some walking problems but it was fine.
There is an excellent reading room on the first floor.
Nice old world architecture has been kept downstairs.The lobby is a delight.Coal fire,wingback chairs etc.The restaurant and Pikeman bar are a delight with great food (I mean that).
We really liked it and we are fussy.The place to stay in Tralee.

The staff are superb.This is a very well managed establishment popular with locals and tourists and that says it all.

  • Liked — Old world charm/modern clean room/location and food
  • Disliked — not a thing
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Ireland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2008

when we arrived we drove around the back of the hotel looking for the car park, however there is only a lane which was quite full with cars, we double parked and left our car key with reception -they reparked our car later, we had no problem with this and we felt that the staff were very helpful, reception staff did point out they always state that limited parking only is available however the web site through which we booked claimed "public parking was possible on site" we were happy with our room which was comfortable and the bathroom had obviously been recently renovated, the hotels location is excellent being literally in the town centre, breakfast was lovely, the grand has a genuine old style glamour with great staff -all in all a lovely place to stay

  • Liked — location, staff
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank annaq
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Limerick, Ireland
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2008

I go to Tralee a lot but usually stay with family. We decided to book into the Grand for a night becuase of the great location and i had been into the pub and restaraunt part before. Here's the thing...for location it cant be beaten, very central. The rooms are spacious but not so modern. They are very 1970s. DO NOT EXPECT the radisson!!The bathroom was very nice and much more modern, must have been recently updated. They are a fine place to stay for the price but not as i say jurys/radisson style modern rooms. The bed linen and the dark wooden fixtures are old fashioned.Saying that we didnt expect a lot and had a lovely time. You can walk to all the nearby pubs and restaraunts!

Stayed April 2008
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uk
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2008

Despite some of the reviews I chose the hotel as it was reasonably close to the railway station ( i was on a rail trip round Eire) and not too pricey.

After the walk ( 5 mins ish) I was pleasantly surprised to turn into the steet to find the Hotel was on a wide avanue of lovely old buildings. On entering the glow of the fire in reception was a welcome after the chill of the air outside. After discovering my room quite fun as it is lots of different routes it was very exceptable a mixture of classic old together with an modern bathroom. After a lovely night in Tralee a good nights sleep was had followed by an excellent Irish breakfast in the hotel.

If you turn left out of the hotel there is a lovely park which was once the grounds of the building where the hotel is now located there even was a flowering rose bush - the rose of tralee?

I was there on a Monday so Tralee was slumbering but was still enjoyable with music in the pub opposite from a memeber of Riverdance apparently.

  • Liked — olde world charm with a touch of modern
  • Disliked — no view from window , well it was at the back !
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled solo
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Property: The Grand Hotel Tralee
Address: Denny Street, Tralee, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Tralee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Tralee
#5 Romantic Hotel in Tralee
#6 Family Hotel in Tralee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Grand Hotel Tralee 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of Tralee, we are the ideal location for exploring the majestic South West of Ireland. Centred between Killarney & The Dingle Peninsula, we are the perfect spot for those who wish to see it all. A renovated Victorian house which honours its rich history with added modern décor & luxuries. The Grand Hotel stands on the site of The Great Castle of Tralee. The Grand hotel occupies the liveliest kitchen in Tralee. Recognised amongst locals and visitors for its superb service & delicious display of culinary art. We offer extensive menus in The Pikeman Bar and Samuel's Restaurant. We serve from the crack of dawn (7.30am) until the faint dusk (9.30pm.): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & everything in between! Our live music weekends are hosted Friday & Saturday with various performers. Our traditional Irish music sessions deem extremely popular. ... more   less 
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