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Ballyseede Castle

Ballyseede, Tralee Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-out
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#4 of 14 hotels in Tralee
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
A luxury 4* Castle hotel located just outside of Tralee town on its own thirty acres of woodland. A very grand Hotel with two AA rosettes and shortlisted for Country House of the Year.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Park View
Great View
Languages Spoken
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Louise G wrote a review 15 Oct
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Just home from a lovely break in Co. Kerry. Really enjoyed our stay here, the staff were very friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. Dinner in the candle lit dining room was delightful and food was great. Hotel is set in acres of farm and woodland and was so quiet and peaceful with only birdsong to be heard all round Room spacious and airy and very clean and tidy. Was a very memorable stay and we would definitely recommend it as a destination in itself, or if you are travelling in beautiful Co. Kerry and need a relaxing and restful place to stay. Louise & Gearóid
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mike K wrote a review 13 Oct
Matagorda, Texas69 contributions10 helpful votes
Fantastic.. what a romantic castle to stay in. Reasonable rate. Clean, neat and well maintained. No complaints. The staff was very helpful and very polite! Joe the lead man at the breakfast meal was exceptional! It’s close to many excursions in the area. You really should try it!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Eat at the castle… 5 star food!
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mcbIreland wrote a review 8 Oct
Ireland70 contributions65 helpful votes
Our first major disappointment happened when arrived. Having assumed that our room was in the castle, we were informed that we were in the West Wing. This is a later extension to the Castle and although the rooms are large and nicely furnished they do not compare to the Castle bedrooms. The bathroom is large with a large walk in shower and the controls are exceptionally easy to operate, however the shampoo etc are obtained from a wall dispensers, the towels white but hard. Past their sale by date and should be replaced. Not 4 star quality! Nevertheless we had a good nights sleep. For breakfast the Irish Fry was excellent and we ordered more toast, which was brought to the table, but surprisingly this basket was placed on top of the existing basket, which still had two muffins in it! Needless to say the muffins were left untouched. Unfortunately our stay in the 4 star Exclusive Irish Luxury Castle did not live up to the high standard we had looked forward to.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: If it is a room in the actual Castle you desire follow up your booking with a phone call or...
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Diana B wrote a review 8 Oct
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Our stay at the castle was spectacular. Made perfect by two of the most lovely hosts. Both Esther and Marta took excellent care of us. Their personalities are sparkling and their attention to detail is perfection. We are sad to be leaving!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RWWhite wrote a review Sep 2021
Collierville, Tennessee48 contributions42 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights as part of our exploration of the Dingle Penninsula and Ring of Kerry. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at this hotel. Our room was great, including a modernized bathroom. We tried both restaurants. I'd recommend doing the full 5 course dinner at O'Connell - a bit more expensive but it's worth it. That's not to say the other dining experience was poor, we enjoyed the outdoor dining with blankets and heaters to keep you warm as the night cooled off. The food was just a bit less impressive (but still very good). Breakfast was good - particularly the pancakes. We will be back on our next pass through the area.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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US$121 - US$286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ballyseede castle hotel tralee
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerryTralee
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ballyseede Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Ballyseede Castle?
Nearby attractions include Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre (4.3 km), Kerry County Museum (4.2 km), and Blennerville Windmill (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ballyseede Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Ballyseede Castle?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Ballyseede Castle?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ballyseede Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gally's Bar & Restaurant, Quinlans Seafood Bar, and The Pikeman Bar - The Grand Hotel.
Does Ballyseede Castle offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Ballyseede Castle?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Annagh Church (6.6 km), Chute Hall Ogham Stones (2.4 km), and Bin Ban Gallery (4.4 km).
Does Ballyseede Castle have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.