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Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Tralee
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Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

Night away with two friends. We dont get away often together so it was important to us. Ballygarry house pays great attention to detail. They really go the extra mile in this hotel. Cannot recommend highly enough. Great night away to celebrate a friends birthday which the hotel made special in as many ways as possible. Super location near the woods if you're into running or walking. Spa wonderful. Food was really really good. Thank you.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Dear Guest

I will wholeheartedly agree that there is nothing worse than really looking forward to a break & then it does not live up to your expectation. Thankfully Ballygarry House did "in as many ways as possible."

We look forward to seeing you again some time soon.
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Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here one night for a wedding we were attending at Ballyseede Castle which is only a few minutes up the road by car. The room was nice, spacious and clean. The only flaw and it's a small one is the bathroom was a little outdated. Breakfast was very good the next morning.

Stayed December 2013
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Dear Guests

Thank you for the glowing review. We get a lot of guests attending a wedding at the Castle next door who stay with us. I am delighted to hear that your stay was mostly positive.

We have an annual refurbishment scheme that ensures that none of our rooms are more than 7 years old. We are in the process of doing 18 rooms this winter so I imagine that that outdated look that you saw will be fresh & funky by the start of the season! Thank you for taking the time to let us know your thoughts.

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Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

We visited on a spa package.From check in to check out the staff are so friendly.We had a meal on Saturday night in the restaurant which was superb,Brid our waitress both Saturday evening & Sunday lunch was so friendly and professional.our spa treatments were amazing and Elaine gives the most wonderful broadening back massage.we stayed in a junior suite which was so spacious and comfortable.we will most certainly be back.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for the refreshing review, it really contributes to the job satisfaction for all of us.

Nadur Spa really gets great guest feedback & likewise with our food. Thank you very much for mentioning Brid in the restaurant & Elaine in the Spa. It will brighten up their day!

The junior suites are a real treat & guests always comment on how well appointed they are.
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Just returned from a most enjoyable week-end at Ballygarry House Hotel Tralee. A group of us went to see the Musical the Sound of Music and stayed at the Hotel. Had a most beautiful meal and such good value. Most refreshing outdoor hot tub. Hotel so clean and magnificent breakfast. We will be back.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Dear Breda

Thank you for taking a moment out of your day to review your experience of Ballygarry House. We are very fortunate that Tralee is steeped in Culture with a variety of different events for guest to come & tie in with their stay at the hotel.

Its lovely to hear you enjoyed the Hot Tub but we always say its the food that can leave a lasting memory. Thankfully it has done so in your case.
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Hi All, I live between London and Beautiful Kerry. I frequently visit BallyGarry House bar areas with my in-laws. Just to say thanks to Nuala, Reamus and Lucas for such great "Welcomes" on each and every visit. The staff go out of their way to make each evening - An occasion to Remember". Last evening (28/01/14) the steaks were simply succulent and compliments to the chef.

Thanks to all,

John. Edgar (London & Kerry)

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Dear Guest

Your comments are lovely to hear & a delight to the bar & Kitchen staff. Remus is our bar manager & started from the bottom & worked his way up. Nuala will not let you out hungry & Lukas has a lovely calming effect. Together they make up a great team & collectively have 25 years service in the Leebrook Lounge. They are great at what they do & thankfully you were on the receiving end of their excellent hospitality. That service combined with great food is what we strive to achieve daily & its great to hear you enjoyed it so much.

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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Staying at Ballygarry hotel has changed our view on going abroad for breaks. The outstanding service and facilities offered at Ballygarry are hard to match anywhere. Staff are amazing and nothing is too much trouble for them. Food was served by a very pleasant girl who epitomise's what Irish hospitality is all about. The spa treatments are just so relaxing I am still feeling the affects.
We will definitely be back in the near future and Kerry is on the summer holiday list now.....

Thanks to Ballygarry for a wonderful break.

Room Tip: Junior suite is fab.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking time out to review our hotel. I think the young lady you are referring to is Aine. A bright capable young lady with a great flair for hospitality. I will be sure to inform her of your comments. We will see you in the near future hopefully!

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Padraig McGillicuddy
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Tralee, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Celebrated an 80th birthday party recently in Ballygarry which was held in the Pavilion. The night was excellent from start to finish. The staff are efficient and friendly and the food was just perfect. I would recommend the Ballygarry for any occasion

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Owner at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Hi Suzanne

Thanks for taking a moment to review your fathers birthday. The Pavilion works a treat as a private venue & thankfully its very popular. I'll pass on your kind comments to Thys, our Hotel manager & the staff on the night.
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Additional Information about Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa

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 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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