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“Beautiful, with amazing service. Perfect for families!”

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Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Tralee
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Miami
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“Beautiful, with amazing service. Perfect for families!”
Reviewed 27 March 2011

We stayed 3 nights in a family suite at Ballygarry. From the moment we checked in, everything was perfect. The staff was friendly and helpful - we felt most welcome! The restaurant, although formal, had an extensive kid's menu that my 8 year old and 4 year old found plenty to eat during our stay - and the food at Brooks Restaurant was the best I had in Ireland.

The room was comfortable, with plenty of sleeping/living space for a family of four. The staff was gracious and attentive in assisting with all our needs for the kids. I only wish I had time to use the spa area!!

I highly recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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PMcGillicuddyGM, General Manager at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 31 March 2011
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for taking the time to feedback in detail on the recent visit to Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa.

I am delighted that you chose to stay with us and pleased to read your positive comments.

I will pass your kind words on to our team who are very passionate about their service and will very much appreciate your feedback.

I am also glad to hear that our younger guests enjoyed it too and hope that you will be able to visit again and take the time to use Nádúr Spa!

Kindest regards,

Padraig McGillicuddy
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 March 2011

My partner and I stayed in a junior suite on a 3night deal with one dinner included. We called a couple of times to enquire about price/availability and then again to book and the person at the other end of the phone couldn't have been more helpful.

On our arrival we got a warm welcome and an efficient check in.

The hotel itself has a v nice "country manor" feel to it, without being pokey or shabby in any way. It feels clean even to walk down the corrider to your room. The room was very spacious, although somewhat lacking in storage space to get your things out of sight (we didn't want to live from a suitecase for 3 days). No minibar/fridge. The king size bed was comfy, the bathroom very well decorated (complete with separate shower and bath and 2 sinks) and everything worked. Our view was of the car park at the front of the hotel but you can get suites with views of the mountains behind the hotel - didn't really bother us or affect our stay. The bar food is of the same excellent quality as the hotel's dining room so don't feel like you're missing out if you just eat at the bar. Service in both the bar and the dining room was very good (save for a slightly grumpy lady on our last morning who just seemed to be having a bad day).

You can get a taxi into Tralee from the hotel for a cost of about €8 (about 5 mins). For some that might be a negative, but for those who just want a quiet weekend away it's perfect.

We used Nadur Spa (the sauna, steam, room, outdoor thermal pool etc) several times and even got treatments - a facial and a massage - on one of the days. Think you need a book the treatments about a week or two beforehand and beware that your room price does include the price of using the spa facilities (ours did).

All in all, we had a lovely experience in BG House and would happily recommend it to others, especially couples looking for a quiet weekend getaway.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 February 2011

Stayed xmas week, beautiful hotel and food was magnificent, very central for ring of kerry and other sights, could not recommend this hotel enought, my 3rd time there and booked again for Mid Term.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2010

I could live in this hotel, it is really homely and very comfortable, the staff are so helpful. Really spacious rooms well appointed, great bedding and good food. well Done!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Ireland
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Reviewed 15 November 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, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 November 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, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 8 November 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, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa
Address: Leebrook, Tralee V92 W279, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Tralee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 Family Hotel in Tralee
#1 Romantic 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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