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Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Tralee
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“The BEST Hotel you will find”
Reviewed 29 September 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, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 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, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 August 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, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2010

we held our wedding reception in the Ballygarry hotel on the 6th aug 2010 and i cannot say enough about how wonderful the hotel was. management and staff could not do enough to help, all guests very satisfied with the fantastic meal and service. everybody went over and above the call of duty to ensure our day went flawlessly
thanking you all so much. Annmarie

  • Stayed August 2010
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Cork
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Reviewed 23 August 2010

Ballygarry is a haven of peace and quiet with all your needs taken care of. We booked a junior suite for two nights and the room was lovely - nicely decorated, very clean and well equipped. There were three of us and I needed an extra towel and which was given to us within a few minutes of requesting it. The DVD in the room was very handy and they have a selection of DVDs at reception. My husband and son watched a DVD and I spent some time in the thermal suite with is fantastic. The outdoor tub was really relaxing and the relaxation room really lived up to its name. The changing room in the Spa is the best equipped I have seen anywhere. We had one dinner included and the food was delicious, as was the breakfast. All in all I would highly recommend Ballygarry House but it is probably most suitable for couples or singles as there isn't a lot for children to do.

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Reviewed 20 August 2010

very friendly staff, clean comfortable room, great choice in restaurant, spa treatments were excellent all in all a perfect trip...........incredible views from the outdoor hot tub

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2010

We are currently at the Ballygarry. The hotel is lovely on the inside, rooms are small and the bathrooms are nice given showers and tubs (often you don't have both). However, the double bed is actually two beds put together which is horrible if you have any back issues and forget about romance -- you fall through the cracks. The breakfast which comes with the room also varies in quality. The food on the buffet is hot and replenished often, but the staff in the restaurant clearly need a vacation or something. The service is brusque and rude, expect dishwater level coffee and burn toast -- which arrives about the time you have finished your breakfast. No special orders are accepted so if there is something you want that is unusual... go elsewhere. Small things like improving service and the quality of coffee would go a long way towards getting a good start to the day.
I would be slow to recommend this place given the exorbitant cost and what you get for the your money. BTW the hotel cost is per person which is outrageous so a room charge at 80euroes for a family of three becomes 240 euros! Caveat emptor

  • Stayed August 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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