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The Earl of Desmond Hotel

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

was alone on a Caledonian Bus Tour. 45 people all told, the Earl Of Desmond was our base. a lot larger than I thought it would be, but, it was a very good hotel. Friendly and efficient staff. It's only small drawback, it's as they say, in the middle of nowhere.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hotel. The food is very nice and you get a 3 course meal every evening and a buffet breakfast. The staff are all very friendly and will do anything for you. The rooms are cleaned daily and fresh towels, the rooms are very clean and tea and coffee are provided. It was a great base for our trip around...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just back home after 5 day tour to Co.Kerry and Killarney based in Earl of Desmond hotel. Fabulous hotel with really great staff. Would highly recommend this tour and hotel. We will be back again😊😊😊 Sadly I fractured my foot while out but staff were great and provided ice and a wheel chair.

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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tabby2409, I hope you are feeling better! Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel. We are delighted to see that you had such a good stay with us despite your injury and we do hope we will welcome you back again in the future! Kind Regards, Norella Mansfield, Assistant Manager.

Limerick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked lunch for my family and I in the hotels restaurant for Mothers Day. I would just like to say all the staff were amazing from the receptionist who took my booking through to the staff in the dining room. They were attentive and very forthcoming. Also to the staff in the kitchen the food was amazing. Thank you...

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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review

Dear AnotherLimerickGuy, Sincere thanks for such a glowing review of your dining experience at the Earl of Desmond. We pride ourselves on having such a friendly team with us here in the hotel and we are delighted to see such positive comments about them, which we will be sure to pass onto all departments! We do hope we may see...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed here on 4 night trip for st Patrick's day. Hotel was nicely furnished and very clean our rooms were excellent. Food was very good reasonable choices very friendly and helpful staff. Only slight problem is that it is about 4 miles fron Tralee centre and on a busy road with no pavements so we did feel a bit confined...

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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MargaretP, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel and the kind compliments you gave the staff and amenities. We are delighted to see that you had such a good stay with us and we do hope we will welcome you back again in the future! Kind Regards, Norella Mansfield, Assistant Manager.

Whitegate, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Stayed here for a few nights while we did a trip round the Killarney perninsula and to Dingle. Food was fine with plenty of choice, rooms very clean and spacious, staff very attentative. Would recommend for a stop over and very within budget.

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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 725jane725, Many thanks for your recent review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel. We are delighted to see that you had such a good stay with us and we do hope we will welcome you back again in the future, there is so much more to see in the Southwest of Ireland! Kind Regards, Norella Mansfield, Assistant Manager.

Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2016

My mother and myself stayed at this hotel on the 22/8/16 we were on a coach holiday. We arrived at the hotel quite late after a very long journey we received our room keys and were given clear instructions to our room. Our room was very nice and clean we had a walk in shower which we had asked for...

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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Vickyw789, Many thanks for your recent, detailed review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel and for all the kind compliments within. We will be sure to pass them onto all the relevant departments! We are delighted to see that you had such a good stay with us and we do hope we will welcome you back again in the...

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Based at the hotel for 4 days with National Holidays. Enjoyed every minuit of the stay. Nice room Nice cosy bed . and yes I got WiFi .! All the staff happy smiling friendly Irish locals. The best breakfast selection ever ! 3 course dinner perfect. Would I go back again? Just started booking now!

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NorellaMansfield, Manager at The Earl of Desmond Hotel, responded to this review

Dear swaterman2016, Many thanks for your recent glowing review of the Earl of Desmond Hotel and we are delighted to see you had such an enjoyable stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you back to us again very soon! Kind Regards, Norella Mansfield, Assistant Manager.

Reviewed 30 October 2016

We stayed at this Hotel at the end of August for 4 days on a coach trip run by Caledonia Travel and it was the most disappointing holiday we have ever encountered. The accomodation we were allocated was an utter disgrace, mildew all round ceiling, paper patched up on walls, furniture falling apart and a constant clicking noise at night...

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Lovely food. Friendly staff and a very nice room made our 5 day coach trip really.. enjoyable. The scenery around this area is fabulous.We had a lovely day in Killarney and can recommend visiting the National Park there

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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Additional Information about The Earl of Desmond Hotel

Address: N21 | Ballyseedy, Tralee, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Tralee
Price Range: $145 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Earl of Desmond Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 155
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Also Known As:
Earl Desmond Hotel Tralee
Earl Of Desmond Tralee
Earl Of Desmond Hotel
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#7 Family Hotel in Tralee
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“We had 1double and 1 single bed in our room on 3rd floor but lift. Corridor to lift was slightly long but fine.”
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“Don't have a room at the front of hotel very brightly lit hotel entrance BLACK out curtains needed”
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“Odd numbered rooms face rear/woodland - even face front/road (but all party said lovely!!)”
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“request a room facing the rear of the hotel if you are a light sleeper”
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