A luxury castle hotel set amid 30 acres of manicured gardens and ancient woodlands, Hotel Ballyseede Castle is an upmarket accommodation choice for visitors to the Emerald Isle’s famed Ring of Kerry. Guests might start with a visit to the Tralee Bay Wetlands, just four miles west of the hotel. Room choices range from cosy doubles to spacious superior options with numerous added amenities. Guests can also stay in hotel-style rooms in a separate lodge while still enjoying all the castle’s regal facilities. Guests can relax in several comfortable lounges, some boasting pianos or fireplaces. Additional amenities include free private parking, meeting spaces, and free public-area Wi-Fi. Breakfast is served in the Stone Room Restaurant, an airy space also used to host private functions. All-day dining and drinks come courtesy of Pappy’s Bar while the O’Connell Restaurant serves refined evening meals. Hotel Ballyseede Castle lies just over five miles from Blennerville Windmill and is a 35-minute drive from the stunning Killarney National Park.
There have been several positive comments about the castle grounds, interior and certain rooms. People who were lucky enough to get more of the main castle, upgraded rooms said they found their stays to be very comfortable and nice. Many people also enjoy
Good food and cosy bar.
The on-site restaurant has received generally positive reviews. Many people enjoyed the fare which has been said to be made from fresh and local produce. People also had positive things to say about the bar area.
Nice venue for weddings.
It would seem that this castle is a great place for weddings to take place and wedding parties to stay. Most guests staying for these events had no complaints and some even said they felt like they were treated like royalty.
Reservations may be cancelled without warning.
A few people said their reservations were cancelled without warning, even after they had received confirmation e-mails.
Guests don't have much say in room selection.
There were a few people who were very disappointed with rooms they were given in the basement – rooms they said had no charm or castle-like appeal. It has been suggested that guests check with the hotel to make sure what type of room they are ge
A couple of additional complaints.
A few people also said there were long wait times in the lobby as employees are not always on hand to assist. Some guests said that staff service was also hit or miss.