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Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Tipperary
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Stayed only 1 night, after a wedding reception. A superb meal with excellent service many staff serving we were on tables of 10 (a total of almost 200 guests) with no delay between the people being served. Served with almost military precision but with politeness and friendliness added As an aside, Irish venues seem to serve much better food to a large number of people than we Brits. Staying with food the breakfast was great with a large selection of FRESH fruit salad, croissants, breads, cereals, etc. The cooked food was delicious - even after a late night with plenty of drink - irresistible.
Room was large, well equipped, clean and very comfortable. Lovely view from the window, over the course and countryside. I could not get the Internet but was too occupied to bother about that.

Room Tip: Go for a 1st floor room overlooking the golf course, if you want a view. Other than that all god.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Jenkswales
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RegionalMgr, General Manager at Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Dear Jenkswales,

Thank you kindly for your lovely review of your stay with us. I am delighted you had a great stay and enjoyed the wedding. I will pass your pleasant comments to the relevant departments. A wedding is such an important occasion for many people, we like to ensure everyone is well looked after and experience a 5 star service. The fresh fruit salad is very popular and breakfast receives many compliments - thank you again for your kind words.

We all look forward to welcoming you back to Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Resort in the near future.

Best Regards,

David Lawlor
General Manager

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Stayed here recently in one of the lodges. It was very spacious with two big double ensuite rooms and a big open plan kitchen / living room. Swimming pool was pretty small but water was nice and warm. Had food in the bar which was okay but service was quite slow. Overall we had a lovely stay and being set on a golf course makes it a lovely location.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank DublinPeterw123
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RegionalMgr, General Manager at Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2013

Thanks you for your lovely comments DublinPeterz123. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back to us again in the near future.

Many thanks.
David Lawlor
General Manager

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Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

I recently had the pleasure of staying at this gorgeous hotel. Very friendly people, food lovely, especially steak! Rooms spacious, clean, bed very comfy. Will definitely stay again. The hotel is ina beautiful location and is a great base for sight seeing.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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1  Thank lblom
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RegionalMgr, General Manager at Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2013

Dear Iblom,

Thank you kindly for your lovely remarks about our hotel. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. I hope you got to do a nice bit of sightseeing also.
I look forward to welcoming you into the hotel on your next visit.

Kind regards,

David Lawlor
General Manager

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Thank you all so much for a great day!
Catherine and Grainne, you have done an amazing job with helping us out and getting everything organized for our Special Day!
It was faultless and the feedback we received from other guests was fantastic!
Thank you so much for the great service and for making sure that all went well!
We would highly recommend you for other friends for their weddings as the Value for the service we received was unreal!
To all the staff, you have been so helpful, friendly and kind!
We thank you for all your efforts!
Corinna and Mark

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank MCCK7687
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RegionalMgr, General Manager at Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2013

Dear Corinna and Mark,

Your review and kind words are much appreciated. It was our pleasure ensuring that your special day was the very best for you and your guests.
I am delighted that you all had a wonderful time.

I hope you enjoy your honeymoon and we all look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Warm regards,

David Lawlor
General Manager

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed for a 2 night family break, On arrival staff were lovely, helpful and friendly. Food was good, and food service was great. But..... we stayed in one of the lodges adjacent to the hotel, the cleaning staff here really need a P45 or a good course in cleaning. There was a cigarette butt left under the bedroom locker, very visible so why was this not picked up? Another cigarette left under the 2 seater in the sitting room, cleaner obviously couldn't be bothered to move a 2 seater. Dead flies in the bedside lamp shades. Considering we had 2 kids, both under 3, we were lucky they weren't chewing on cigarettes!. Empty glasses left on the window sill outside and just very grubby all round the lodge.

Room Tip: Avoid the lodges if possible
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank CorkTony_O
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RegionalMgr, General Manager at Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2013

Dear CorkTony_O,

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you experienced our great food, service and our pleasant and friendly staff. I apologise for the issues you experienced with the cleanliness. I can assure you we have completed a review of this and have put more procedures in place to ensure a very high standard is maintained.
I hope to welcome you back to Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Resort again in the near future.
Many thanks and kind regards,

David Lawlor
General Manager

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Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

I did not stay at the hotel - stopped in for food. Good selection and good value BUT - BUT - a blond unenthusiastic and somewhat sour lady in a manner way to prompt required our order ... due to the great selection we were not ready to order and politely asked for a few more minutes - it was obvious by her "expression" that we would now WAIT and wait we did... And wait and -yes you've guessed it - WAIT.... After about 20 min of being transparently ignored two other guests dinning were paying the bill and it was they who informed the chap behind the counter that we were still waiting.... As the sun set over the golf course our order was taken, the food arrived - average BUT not worth the wait - needless to say: tip =€0

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Sean F
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RegionalMgr, General Manager at Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2013

Hi SeanF,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It is always important to get all types of feedback. Apologies that you had this experience with us. We have a wide choice on our menu so it would indeed take some time to choose what to have.
I have spoken to the bar team and we are now taking orders faster as a result.

Thank you again and I hope you come again to us soon to experience the great offering and now faster service.

With regards,

David Lawlor
General Manager

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Reviewed April 19, 2013

I recently stayed at this hotel for a wedding. Great facilities for kids to keep them occupied at the wedding!
I was very happy with the service, room was nice a clean and breakfast was nice the following day.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Limericklass13
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RegionalMgr, General Manager at Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2013

Dear Limericklass13,

Your fine review of your stay is much appreciated. Thank you - we all look forward to welcoming you and your kids back to us again soon. Our kids club is set to begin shortly for the Summer months so it is busy busy.

Thank you kindly again for your review.

Kind regards,

David Lawlor
General Manager

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Additional Information about Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel

Address: Limerick Junction | Ballykisteen, Tipperary, Ireland (Formerly Ramada)
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Tipperary > Tipperary
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Tipperary
Price Range: $67 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the shadow of the Galtee Mountains, this Resort in Tipperary is adjacent to the renowned Tipperary Racecourse, Limerick Junction railway station and the Glen of Aherlow making Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Resort a perfect 4* Tipperary conference hotel and wedding venue. Situated in a picturesque location coupled with a contemporary finish a visit at 'Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel’, is a truly memorable experience and a popular choice of venue for any weddings in Tipperary. This hotel in Tipperary is just a half hour drive or short train journey from Limerick City, the ideal location for meetings and conferences with reputation as one of the finest Tipperary conference hotels, a great Tipperary golf resort with a modern spa Serenity Day Spa or a base for walking and other activities. ... more   less 
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