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Ballyseedy, Tralee, Co Kerry

What our Guests have to say.....

  • The earl of Desmond, got married here and could not fault it, everything from start to finish was amazing, from the moment we entered the hotel bedrooms spotless, staff amazing and food, this hotel is so homely, would highly recommend to stay here and eat here, you will not be any way disappointed.. And thanks to Norella for taking care of us on our special day.

    Janice & Ken

  • We had our wedding in the Earl of Desmond hotel Tralee on the 30th October this year. It was the best day ever. Our guests are still talking about the food it was just amazing. The lady that over sees the weddings Norella couldn't have done more for us she was just wonderful and made the day stress free. So if you’re in Tralee between March and November call in even just for the food but the rooms were lovely and cosy too.

    Teresa & Joe

  • Would recommend this hotel to anyone who is traveling to Tralee in Kerry.

    I am a regular there over 30 years and having said that I also had my wedding there, The hotel Staff are very friendly and professional in what they do. I have nothing bad to say about this hotel and to me it’s no longer a hotel only home from home.


  • Went on a 5 day visit with national holidays, good base for the stay, food good, service and staff very attentive and go out of their way to please you. The place is clean and the gardens well-manicured. Would recommend this hotel anytime.


  • Mark and all at reception, great with info and calling taxis. Room always clean and tidy, with fresh towels every day. Evening meal served very efficiently with as much tea and coffee as reqd. Full Irish breakfast or continental, with self-service, so as much or as little as you like. Tralee an ideal place for shopping, dining, or calling in for a drink, is only a short taxi ride away. Again thanks to all and we hope to return when we can.


  • We would return in an instant. Many thanks to all concerned, it was a great holiday, the best money we have spent in a long time.

    from TripAdvisor

  • First class hotel, staff amazing most kind and helpful, cleanliness of hotel first class, food delicious, varied and always served efficiently and piping hot. We arrived at 9-30pm on a dark wet evening, the hotel staff were fantastic within 5 mins of our arrival we were seated in the restaurant and served a first class varied 3 course evening meal, with smiles all round at that time of night from the hotel's friendly staff.

    from TripAdvisor

  • We attended a family wedding here recently and were really impressed with the hotel. The food and service were excellent and the staff and management could not have been more helpful. We stayed overnight also and the rooms were warm, comfortable and spotlessly clean could not ask for anything more.

    from TripAdvisor

  • Mervyn and I cannot thank you all enough for making Jess and Steve’s day so special. Norella Mansfield, the wedding co-ordinator was one step ahead of us at all times and ensured the smooth running of the whole day from start to finish. Her attention to detail, professionalism and warmth was incredible. The meal was superb and highly complimented by all our guests. We would without hesitation recommend The Earl of Desmond for anyone looking to have their perfect day at the perfect venue.

    Warm regards,

    Anne & Mervyn

  • We can't thank the staff enough for making our day so special. Every part of our day was absolutely perfect! Norella, you were just amazing! You made sure there was nothing for us to worry about from the start of the day till the end. We could never have imagined we would be so relaxed on our wedding day.

    Every single person we've talked to has complimented the food!

    Thanks for making our dream wedding a reality.

    Jess and Steve

  • Thank you so much for everything Norella. It felt like we were at someone else's wedding. We didn't have to think about or do anything, left everything in yer capable hands and ye came up trumps. Would recommend this hotel and staff to anyone out there getting married. Price is right, food is EXCELLENT and I do love my food, reception hall and bar is fab, honeymoon suite is exactly as it is in the pictures. Only problem was the day went way too fast.
    Thanks again.

    Mags & Ken

  • What can I say about The Earl Of Desmond, Myself and my wife Michelle would like to thank all the staff and especially Norella for the Fantastic Day and hard work, And for making our wedding day so Special , All the Guests can't stop talking about how Beautiful the hotel was.. .And the Food was flawless ... Thanks’ Ever So Much....................

    Michelle & Michael

  • We are just so happy with the standard of care giving to us all day, from the beautiful food to the amazing service by all the friendly staff and the lovely Lil such a lovely lady. We could not thank you enough. Norella you were so helpful every step of the way. You made the day run so smoothly. Earl of Desmond hotel and its fantastic staff helped make our dreams come true. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

    Jessica & Daniel

  • Hi Norella and gang I just wanted to thank ye for our amazing day, we couldn't have asked for a better day. The hotel is amazing and the room for our civil ceremony looked so lovely. Anyone I was talking to about the meal couldn't get over how nice it was. The staff were great on the day and Norella was brilliant in the whole run up to the day, I don't know how many emails passed between us but it was a lot! I was expecting to be stressed on the day but it ran so smooth and there was nothing for us to do but enjoy ourselves as everything was taken care of. Thanks again for making our day so special.

    Jess and Davy xxx

  • Had our wedding here and we were so impressed with everything. The staff couldn't do enough. Norella is a pleasure to deal with and the food was amazing! All round great place to host a wedding.

    Lisa & Keith

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