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Banna Beach Resort

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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Tralee, Banna Beach Resort is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a refrigerator and a kitchenette.

The property also features a pool and a lounge to make your visit even more pleasant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Close to Kilmoyle Hurling Club (1.4 mi), a popular Tralee landmark, Banna Beach Resort is a great destination for tourists.

Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out some of the popular history museums, such as Blennerville Windmill, Kerry County Museum, and A Day in the Bog.

Banna Beach Resort is sure to make your visit to Tralee one worth remembering.

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Free parking
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Evening entertainment
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
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Traveler86 wrote a review Jun 2023
Limerick, Ireland567 contributions100 helpful votes
Good location for Banna beach,Pub can be lively in the evenings,A fast food diner is on site and food is good,Also a arcade is on site for kids,A small shop and also a nice size in door pool,Continued investment is always the best way,The place good to visit or stay but the facilities are quiet good but some customers might be off putting for the site.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Can be buys over the bank holidays and summer,To walk to the beach would be 15 or 20 minutes,No...
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Anne B wrote a review May 2023
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Used the pool abs gym facilities. Lovely. Caters to all people. Took my grand kinda, they enjoyed the pool and then spent another hour in thr kids play srea. Fabulous family venue. Highly recommend. I will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Tatiana Solo wrote a review Apr 2023
Dublin, Ireland33 contributions3 helpful votes
we vacationed as a family. love to stay in this hotel, rooms are clean and bright, delicious food. We are satisfied. the beach is nearby, what else is needed for happiness?Hopefully we will be back in June.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Nead N wrote a review Aug 2022
4 contributions2 helpful votes
The restaurant was beyond disappointing Fish batter was burnt and chips were very obviously reheated and luke warm, sea bass for the money paid was a disgrace veg tasted like water, pasta dish was reheated, if your used to good restaurant food do not go here the chef has no idea how to cook I would be embarrassed to serve what was served here at home let alone in a restaurant, So disappointing, Chipper on the other hand is good better off go there and not waste good money
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jackie c wrote a review Jul 2022
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions2 helpful votes
We went to banna beach resort on 22nd of July 2022 . On arrival the house looked filthy from the outside needs to be painted badly. When we opened the door the smell in the house was vile . The main bathroom had a broken toilet seat and shower was shocking hardly worked . We asked at reception for bath mats never received them . The house it’s self is outdated and patio furniture had cobwebs all over them . The week’s entertainment was shocking very little for the kids two nights out of the week was just background music when we asked the manager was there no band on he said there was supposed to be but he never turned up . Thank god for the playground as the kids would have been bored out of their heads . Absolutely nothing here for teenagers. Also two nights out of the holiday Garda van in the houses when I asked we were told houses were broken into . Swimming pool is cold and dressing rooms very outdated . No air conditioning in the gym it’s like a sauna . We paid enough money for this holiday and I am very disappointed I will not be returning ever
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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hannigan007 wrote a review Jul 2022
Cork, Ireland115 contributions173 helpful votes
Came here as a last resort and as we knew families who had been before, will definitely not be back even as a last resort again. On paper and the website the place seems fantastic however this is not the reality you experience when you stay here. They lady who checked us in was extremely nice and friendly and directed us to the house we were staying in. We arrived at 1:45 and check in is usually 2 but our house was ready. The houses look a bit shabby from the outside and the wooden patio furniture needs to be thrown out as its rotten through. Also the grass on the grounds is full of weeds. Our house was one of the ones towards the rear of the resort grounds right next to a farm so a lovely smell of cow dung greeted us every time we went outside. Supposedly the house was cleaned before our arrival but there were massive cobwebs in all the rooms, the kind that have been there for quite some time and built up a coating of dust. These houses are clearly not well maintained. Every single tap dripped in the house and the shower in the main bathroom did not work nor did the bath. The shower in the ensuite did but with absolutely no water pressure. The beds were incredibly uncomfortable and small in all the rooms so my wife and I didnt get much sleep for the week we were there. You need to bring your own towels but thankfully we knew this beforehand. Other "luxury items" such as loo rolls, bin bags and dishwasher tabs are given in extremely short supply so bring these with you also. The cutlery, delf, pots and pans have seen better days. The frying pan was buckled beyond belief and was doing 360 spins on the cooking hob every time we tried to use it. The lack of upkeep is so noticeable in the houses and its very disappointing; kitchen table leg black duct tape to cover over a split, curtain rail hanging out of one of the walls in the kids rooms, I could go on and on....As mentioned in previous rooms the pool is very disappointing also. The changing rooms are freezing and smelly and don't dare try and walk in there without flipflops as you will fall as our smallest found out day 1. The showers are chronic and I could find only one in the mens where the water worked and was warm. The pool area is freezing also and again in dire need of upkeep. A lot of the tiles are green and the paint on the room girders is flaking off. A lot of the pool facilities aren't working also, hot tub was out of action almost all week we were there, the water mushroom for kids was on twice I think and the bubble seats just didn't work. You don't need to wear a swim cap in the pool as well, which is strange considering you do in any other pool I have ever been to. There's as on site takeaway and mini mart-esque shop at the side of the main resort building also. The food in the takeaway is not good at all. Had pizza there once and I have often put better pizzas in the over at home from Dunnes, in fact I think these were the same pizzas from Dunnes! Chips and everything else were horrible also and the staff in there are not nice at all and made it seems like we were an inconvenience when we went in. The shop is the same, the staff are not nice at all. The shop closes at 10pm and I went in there one night with my son at 9:45 and 2 minutes later was asked by the girl working if we were going to buy anything at all. Again the shop and the takeaway are in bad need of maintenance and upkeep (common theme throughout the resort). The bar/restaurant was ok and the food is good for adults however for kids its like reheated fast food. The staff are shocking in there, all kids or students with no experience. The times we ate in there we were sat at a table and left to our own devices until I had to go and get someone to take our order or ask for another drink/desert or pay. No manners from the bar staff and got my order (2 drinks) wrong on numerous occasions. Some of the clientele that frequented the bar were a bit rough and I was shocked the first night to see security on the door of the bar - never have I ever seen this in a resort bar Ive stayed in before. Also heard a customer telling the manager one night that a fight had kicked off outside the bar before he ran off to calm things down. You don't want to be worried about something kicking off when you have small kids in a supposedly family friendly environment. Saw a police car in the car park of the resort a number of nights also. There was entertainment every night in the bar for kids which was really good, apart from the night a kid slapped the magician! Next to the bar there is an amusement arcade which consists mostly of claw grabber games which was good for the kids for 10 minutes but again the old chestnut of upkeep raises its head as a lot of the arcade games were broken or not working properly. Same with the kids play area behind the pool area no upkeep and our kinds only went into it once. The saving graces of the holiday were the nice weather and the resorts proximity to the amazing Banna Beach. Definitely wont be back. Theres great potential for this place to be something special however from reading back over previous reviews the issues Ive mentioned above have been going on for years now.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Catherine wrote a review Jun 2022
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I visited the Banna beach resort on June 5th 2022 for the family entertainment at 7pm. We were there ~30 minutes when a brawl broke out in the outside area. I moved my two kids onto the dance floor so the outside fight wasn't visible. Then a woman walked inside to the inner glass front area and was smashed over the head with a glass bottle and her head snacked off a table. This fight spilled onto tables and I moved my family away from the glass area towards the bar while the fight continued. It took a further 30 minutes before things came under control. Sights included a women being pulled along by a male outside the front of the bar. I have never witnessed such violence in my life. There were two families brawling, one local family front Ardfert apparently in since 2pm celebrating a christening. Another family down from Cork city for the weekend. Clearly there was more than drink being consumed. A young male bartender had his hand smashed by an ashtray when trying to calm things down, and had to be brought to hospital. The security staff were professional but clearly outnumbered, the bar staff were very young and visibly shaken. I'd like to say this was a shocking exception, but the resort is gone way down hill. Terrible shop, terrible dinner, tacky games room with nothing but prize grabbing machines and evening entertainment which only serves to distract the kids while adults fire into the booze. Needs a complete overhaul and a culture shift to attract families back. Stay well away.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Eimear_11 wrote a review Mar 2022
Dunmanway, Ireland12 contributions5 helpful votes
Stayed in hol home number 12 , couple , 3 kids and our little dog . This place was perfect for us as it’s dog friendly , has a pool , self catering with a fab bar on site . The house was clean and really cosy and warm. Lovely pool but the water was a bit cold . Bar was good value , and kids can get a roast / mash and beans etc , it’s not all junk for kids . Staff in bar were lovely as were all staff we met this weekend . We will be back
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Beach is 10 minute walk , lovely for dogs
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Niamh T wrote a review Nov 2021
cork19 contributions6 helpful votes
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We booked iin for a week, the first house they have us was filty, pictures attached, dead flies on the windows, dirty bed sheets, tooth paste on the sink, skirting board hanging off with nails exposed and very musty smell, definitely had not been recently cleaned. Very upset. Went to reception and they offered housekeeping housekeeping clean it... which would not be good enough. 2ndnhouse they offered was only 2 bed, when we paid and needed a 3 bed, 3rd house was not clean but definitely not a dirty as the 1st. And kids were getting tired so we decided to stay. We were told they were fully booked and that's all they had.... the place was a ghost town- definitely not booked out. After unpacking we went went the garden and discovered an exposed man hole big and deep enough enough swallow both our children, they'd have been killed before we'd have reached them. As this stage we just locked the door and didn't open it all week... we didn't stay the full week as the bar/restaurant was closed have the week. The whole experience was extremely disappointing, alot of money paid for a shabby house in an unkempt shabby resort. Don't waste your hard earned money or precious time. Banna beach, the beach itself is lovely bit a good 15 minute walk from the resort.. also misleading!!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mary wrote a review Sept 2021
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Location is perfect close to the beach an ideal base for travelling to other parts of kerry. My gripe would be the house . The furniture in ours was torn and tatty and patched up with tape. The oven smelled very bad needed a clean. Floors were dirty when we arrived.overall enjoyed our stay very quite at night and lovely staff. Get new furniture and clean better
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Banna Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Banna Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Banna Strand (0.1 km), Ardfert Cathedral (2.7 km), and Fenit Lighthouse (7.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Banna Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
What food & drink options are available at Banna Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Banna Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Banna Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Oyster Tavern Bar & Seafood Restaurant, Spa Seafoods, and Kate Browne's Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Banna Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Banna Beach Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Banna.
Are there any historical sites close to Banna Beach Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ardfert Cathedral (2.7 km), Ballyheigue Strand (5.7 km), and Wether's Well (5.6 km).
Is Banna Beach Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.