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The Earl of Desmond Hotel

N21 Ballyseedy, Tralee Ireland
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#11 of 14 hotels in Tralee

The Earl of Desmond Hotel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Tralee, offering a charming environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Tralee, The Earl of Desmond Hotel is located a short distance from Chute Hall Ogham Stones (1.3 mi) and St. John's Church (3.1 mi).

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, and guests can go online with free internet access offered by the hotel.

The Earl of Desmond Hotel features 24 hour front desk and baggage storage, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts free breakfast. If you are driving to Earl Desmond, free parking is available.

While visiting Tralee, you may want to try some tapas at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Mozarts Tapas.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular parks such as Tralee Town Park.

Enjoy your stay in Tralee!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Paid private parking on-site
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German
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Vagabond-Sue wrote a review Oct 2019
County Kerry, Ireland1075 contributions201 helpful votes
I had an early meeting in Tralee, and decided to stay over the night before. I was looking for a clean, quiet room, easy parking, and a bar (I know, I know). I got that and more! Yes, this caters to tour buses - so that means they unexpectedly had music on a Monday night! What fun as it was a night of country music, and the German tourists were dancing up a storm! A good time was had by all. The lobby lounge area had the wildest lighting & really neat colored sofas - my home now looks boring, let me tell you! A nice spot to sit & sip a drink and people watch. The room (1st floor) was spacious, very quiet, and spotless. There were USB Outlets & electric outlets to spare. The lights operated from bedside switches. Soap in bathroom (no shampoo) but wasn’t expecting it (many places in Ireland don’t offer those amenities now that “plastic free” is a real goal, here). Breakfast was buffet (tour buses, remember) with plenty of options. Parking lot was easy to maneuver (Tralee hotels in town often don’t have easy parking options). I would definitely stay again. The staff (front desk at night; restaurant staff in the morning) were happy and engaging. AND I would call the hotel directly- it was nighttime when I phoned and I got a better rate than B O O K I N G. Not overly fancy - but exactly what I needed. Enjoy!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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diverpaulNewcastle wrote a review Oct 2019
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom46 contributions10 helpful votes
WOW , what a fantastic hotel. we visited for 4 nights on a coach trip . I cannot praise the staff enough who run this hotel . From the reception desk to the restuarant and bar staff , they are all doing a wonderful job. The choice of food was very good and the service was exceptional. The food was always piping hot and a great choice for hot and cold breakfast . Our room was nice and clean . I WOULD HAVE NO HESITATION ON A RETURN TO THIS HOTEL. Well done to all concerned .
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Date of stay: September 2019
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maggie672015 wrote a review Oct 2019
Darlington, United Kingdom78 contributions76 helpful votes
One of the best hotels ever on a coach holiday! Modern hotel in a country setting, about 6 km. to Tralee. A pleasant walking track around the hotel by the river. Spacious rooms, lifts to upper floors. Professional staff having to cater for a constant stream of coach parties. Excellent food & menu choice. Would recommend & would stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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EnglandVoyager wrote a review Sep 2019
England96 contributions69 helpful votes
We were on a coach tour. Lovely hotel. All staff friendly and helpful. Plenty of space in lounges. Entertainment very good. Rooms are large and spacious. Fried breakfast buffet or cereal, fruit, yogurt with plenty of choice. Evening meal had three choices of starters, main and dessert. Tea and coffee. Food was very good and the service is excellent. The staff work extremely hard to serve a lot of tables and this is done with the utmost efficiency and food was always fresh and hot. A big thank you to all the staff that make this hotel so comfortable for all their guests.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Nell M wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution
Just returned from the Killarney & Ring of Kerry with Caledonian Travel.This hotel is one of the best we have stayed in.All staff were lovely & cope very well with coach parties.Food was excellent and always piping hot.Bedrooms a bit dated but very clean.Would certainly return in the future.Coach driver Danny was excellent.
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Date of stay: September 2019
US$83 - US$140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Earl of Desmond Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Earl of Desmond Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre (5.1 km), Kerry County Museum (5.0 km), and Blennerville Windmill (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Earl of Desmond Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Earl of Desmond Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Earl of Desmond Hotel?
Yes, free parking and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Earl of Desmond Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gally's Bar & Restaurant, Quinlans Seafood Bar, and The Pikeman Bar - The Grand Hotel.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Earl of Desmond Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Earl of Desmond Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Earl of Desmond Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to The Earl of Desmond Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Annagh Church (7.3 km), Chute Hall Ogham Stones (2.1 km), and Bin Ban Gallery (5.2 km).
Is The Earl of Desmond Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.