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Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa

Leebrook, Tralee V92 W279 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
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 11/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 14 hotels in Tralee
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Ballygarry House is owned and operated by the McGillicuddy family and have been an integral part of the Tralee community for over 60 years. It has established itself as a leading Irish hotel, recently listed as the Top 10 Hotel in Ireland on TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards for 2019. The hotel's warm interior offers plenty of corners to hide away with a good book to indulge in afternoon tea, and Restaurant 58 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Lithuanian and 1 more
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Carla P wrote a review Today
Cratloe, Ireland123 contributions85 helpful votes
We stayed in the wonderful Ballygarry Suite in Ballygarry House Hotel. What can I say? It was just stunning. The interior design of this suite is just sublime. All the nice touches from the pop-up TV hidden at the end of the bed to the wonderful sitting room to the beautiful products in the bathroom( I actually did not use my own products that I had brought with me and that was a first in a hotel)to the great dyson hairdryer/ styler and all the other very nice and thoughtful touches throughout the room. We thoroughly appreciated them. Lovely bottles of still and sparkling water all through the room. Nespresso machine, coffee and tea making facilities and even a real teapot.... Not to mind the wonderful views out the windows. I would like to complement the hotel on three things: 1. The interior design of the suite and of the entire hotel 2. The staff, who are extremely helpful, I would like to single out one person, and that is Noel the Concierge. He was just outstanding. He is an absolute asset to this hotel. Helpful and professional and is able to 'hit' the right tone and approach. Thank you Noel you made our stay even more enjoyable. 3. The outside space and the superb gardens. Ballygarry House can compete with any botanical gardens. Your garden designer is outstanding. All I can say is well done Ballygarry, you are up there with the best. If you did not have a large room, there are so many wonderful public spaces throughout the hotel that you can sit and relax. The interior design of the entire hotel should be complemented. You have created a rare, chic and relaxing atmosphere throughout. Thirdly, the outside space.....that space is just phenomenal. And all throughout these expansive gardens they have created seating areas, with tables and chairs, with benches, with deckchairs. When we visited the weather was not so good, so to enjoy these outside spaces we will just have to come back, right? The review is a bit longer than intended, but it is so nice when a hotel gets it so right. We will be back.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Ciara wrote a review 1 Aug
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Excellent food, exceptional service. We were made feel so welcome. Very child friendly with a fabulous fairy trail treasure hunt. The covid protocols were all in place and we felt safe and comfortable. P Will be back soon!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Emer A wrote a review 1 Aug
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We had lunch at Ballygarry for my Dad’s 70th birthday and the food, service and staff were simply exceptional. Thys and his team continue to deliver the best customer service in Ireland with their attention to detail second to none. Our family have been coming here for 45 years, with three family weddings included and every time we come it simply gets better and better. We cannot recommend Ballygarry enough and we are already looking forward to our next trip back. 5 STARS ⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Hugh M wrote a review Jul 2021
Cork5 contributions2 helpful votes
We returned for a family break this year having enjoyed it last year. And this year was even better. The bedroom with its bunk beds was a big hit and the food as excellent as ever. The main thing is that the staff seem much more interested in pleasing and talking with guests than keeping rules or looking busy, and that was everybody from the gardener to the manager. There was a local water cut during our stay and it was managed with generosity and grace. Well done, all!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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A.F. wrote a review Jul 2021
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My husband and I have just returned from Ballygarry House Hotel where we celebrating our belated 10th wedding anniversary. Whilst I visit Nadur spa a couple of times a year, it has been years since we spent a night in the hotel. We definitely won’t leave it so ling again! We got married in the Ballygarry in April 2011. Just like our wedding date, everything about our recent stay was perfect. The staff there really are the nicest, most courteous people in the hotel industry. Everyone from management to wait staff, to Nadur Spa staff are friendly, obliging and warm. As we walked past Pádraig McGillicuddy, who was in conversation with one of his staff, my husband and I both noted how genuinely kind and respectful he appeared and in return his staff are phenomenal ambassador’s for his wonderful hotel. We stayed in Room 5 which is a signature suite and it was fabulously luxurious and relaxing. We ate in both Restaurant 58 and The Brasserie and the food was divine. Restaurant 58 was especially lovely for a long awaited night away. I adore Nadur spa. It’s the ultimate relaxation spot topping most other spa’s I have ever visited. On this occasion the spa was booked out for hands on treatments so I booked the hydrotherapy bath which I really enjoyed. The ambience in the room was chilled and soothing. I would recommend Ballygarry House hotel to anyone. It really does keep on improving and the foundation of ensuring that guests have a truly enjoyable stay remains the same.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$127 - US$208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre (3.4 km), Kerry County Museum (3.2 km), and Blennerville Windmill (5.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gally's Bar & Restaurant, Quinlans Seafood Bar, and 7Th Heaven Bistro & Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Polish, and Lithuanian.
Are there any historical sites close to Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Annagh Church (5.8 km), Chute Hall Ogham Stones (2.6 km), and Bin Ban Gallery (3.5 km).