15 Of Best Hotels In Tralee For A Break In 2021

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Photo left via Grand Hotel Tralee. Photo right via The Rose Hotel Tralee on Facebook

If you’re in search of the best hotels in Tralee in Kerry, you’ve landed in the right place.

The county town of Kerry is perfectly located in the Bay area, an ideal base to explore the south west coast.

There’s also plenty of things to do in Tralee to keep you occupied during your stay! 

In the guide below, you’ll discover the best hotels Tralee has to offer, from the fabulous Ballyseede Castle to the charming Ashe Hotel.

Our favourite hotels in Tralee

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Photos via Tralee Benners Hotel on Booking.com

Section one of our guide to the best hotels in Tralee is packed with our favourite Tralee hotels, like the brilliant Manor West and Ashe Hotel, to name a few.

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1. Ballyseede Castle

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Photos via Ballyseede Castle Hotel on Facebook

First up is hands-down the most unique of the many hotels Tralee has to offer. I’m talking, of course, about Ballyseede.

This family-run accommodation is widely regarded as one of the best castle hotels Ireland has to offer, and it dates as far back as the 1590s, situated in 30 acres of luscious woodland.

There are 39 elegant rooms located over three floors, with some of the rooms boasting a four-poster bed.

There are two restaurants onsite, the 2-star AA Rosette O Connell serving up Irish cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients and the Stone Room restaurant that’s great for breakfast or brunch.

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2. Meadowlands Hotel (one of the most overlooked Tralee hotels)

Meadowlands Hotel
Photos via Meadowlands Hotel on Facebook

You’ll often hear the 4-star, family-run Meadowlands Hotel referred to as one of the best hotels in Kerry, and for good reason.

It was purchased by the Ó Mathúna Family from Dingle who rebuilt and refurbished the building, emerging as the Meadowlands Hotel back in June 1998.

The hotel is surrounded in stunning manicured gardens and is only 1km from Tralee Town centre, an excellent base for exploring many of the best places to visit in Kerry

There are 58 traditionally furnished rooms and there is also the Johnny Frank’s Bar where you can listen to traditional music by a cosy fireplace or read a book from their library.

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3. Manor West Hotel & Leisure Club

Manor West Hotel tralee
Photos via Manor West Hotel & Leisure Club on Facebook

If you’re in search of hotels in Tralee with a swimming pool, the Manor West Hotel is a solid option (it’s also close to some of the best restaurants in Tralee).

This family-run hotel serves as either a great romantic escape or for a family holiday. The modern and spacious guest rooms come with a mini fridge, flat screen TV, hairdryer, complimentary toiletries and anything else you could need.

For kids, there is a play pool and a play room called the Den and movie nights too! If you are in need of some last minute shopping or just fancy stretching the legs, the hotel is conveniently next to the Manor West Retail Park and shopping centre.

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4. The Ashe Hotel

Ashe Hotel
Photos via The Ashe Hotel on Booking.com

The Ashe is one of the quirkier hotels Tralee has to offer, as you can tell from a quick glance at the photo above. 

Located in the town centre of Tralee, this contemporary hotel has a speciality gastro bar that is a popular hotspot among locals for lunch, brunch, drinks and freshly roasted coffee.

The charming en-suite rooms boast top-class comfort, the beds piled with crisp white linen and enough space to practice every yoga pose. The rooms also come with a big flat screen TV, aromatic soaps & shampoos, tea/coffee making facilities and a bathtub big enough to search for Atlantis.

The stylish onsite bar is ideal if you are looking for a wee bit of craft, they also have a good selection of cocktails if you fancy being fancy.

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Tralee hotels located in the centre of town with great reviews

Rose Hotel
Photos via The Rose Hotel on Facebook

The second section of our guide to the best hotels in Tralee is packed with hotels that are 1, located in the centre of town and 2, boast great reviews.

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1. Tralee Benners Hotel

Tralee Benners Hotel
Photos via Tralee Benners Hotel on Booking.com

Right in the heart of the Tralee, this historic family-run hotel has been welcoming guests for over 200 years, and with good reason.

Meals prepared in the restaurant are made from locally produced ingredients and there is an excellent selection of Irish whiskeys to sample.

The hotel has 43 classically designed spacious rooms that come with a flat screen TV, coffee/tea making facilities, hairdryer and anything else you might need.

The hotel also comes with a cosy courtyard, a great hidden gem to hide out in when the sun is out or if you just fancy a nice spot to read.

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2. Grand Hotel Tralee

Grand Hotel Tralee
Photos via Grand Hotel Tralee on Facebook

This fabulous hotel is well-established, considered the most central of all the Tralee hotels so should be easy to find. The Grand Hotel has been restored to its former architectural beauty while also including the best of modern boutique style.

The rooms are spacious and decorated with warm, inviting colours, making it feel like home. All rooms are also en-suite, come with tea/coffee making facilities, flat screen TV, hairdryer, pillow menu, complimentary toiletries and many other little goodies.

Each room is big enough to accommodate a children’s rollaway bed or crib. One of the biggest draws to the hotel is their lively Pikeman Bar where there is traditional Irish music every Friday. 

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3. The Rose Hotel

Rose Hotel
Photos via The Rose Hotel on Facebook

This 4-star hotel is located on Dan Spring Road, about a 10 minute walk to the town centre, 15 minute drive to Kerry airport and is also set against the backdrop of the stunning Slieve Mish Mountains.

The hotel has 161 spacious rooms, some of which offer incredible views of the countryside and the Slieve Mish Mountains.

Guests can also expect LCD TV, Air Con, Tea/coffee making facilities, Mini fridge and safes in all of the rooms. The onsite restaurant serves up an eclectic mix of traditional Irish and international cuisine. End the evening right with a nice tipple at Dott’s Bar. 

If you’re in search of Tralee hotels with an on-site spa, this place should tickle your fancy as it’s home to the award-winning Serenity Spa.           

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4. Brandon Hotel Conference & Leisure Centre

Brandon Hotel
Photos via Brandon Hotel on Booking.com

The Brandon Hotel is centrally located and offers a range of state-of-the-art facilities for the entrepreneurs out there who need to do a little work while on holiday.

When you are not zooming, there is a 15m swimming pool to unwind in or the jacuzzi or make use of the gym for a good workout to release some tension.

The rooms are elegant, spacious and offer tea/coffee making facilities, flat screen TV, hairdryer, complimentary toiletries and are all en-suite too!

The onsite restaurants are popular among locals as well as guests, great for lunch, dinner or just a wee bite. 

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Hotels in Tralee that come highly recommended

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Photos via Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa on Booking.com

The final section of our guide to the best hotels Tralee has to offer is packed with more (I know…) hotels in Tralee that have excellent reviews.

As you’ve probably gathered by now, there’s a seemingly endless number of hotels in Tralee. The more surprising thing is that the vast majority of them has such good reviews!

1. Ballyroe Heights Hotel

Ballyroe Heights Hotel
Photos via Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Facebook

This award winning 3-star hotel is set in 6 ½ acres of sloping gardens and a magical backdrop of Slieve Mish Mountains and Tralee Bay.

The hotel has won Most Picturesque Venue in Kerry and Ballroom of the Year 2019 in the Brides of Kerry Wedding Industry Awards.                     

Located 4km from the Town Centre, this scenic hotel is located at the Gateway to the Dingle Peninsula, so it’s a fantastic base for exploring.

The spacious rooms are designed with minimal themes and come with tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary toiletries and ultra-comfortable beds with crisp cotton linen. Some of the rooms also come with a private balcony, offering a lovely view of the mountains to wake up to.

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2. Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa

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Photos via Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa on Booking.com

Next up is the 4 star Ballygarry House, a place that could, in our opinion, go toe-to-toe with some of the finest 5 star hotels in Kerry.

While this family-run 4 star hotel has been over for 60 years, the Ballygarry House’s history dates as far back as the 18th century as a family country home.

The rooms are considered the most luxurious in all of Ireland, designed to the highest standards and finished detail with antique furnishings and luxury toiletries.

The onsite restaurant has got all the Irish Cuisine classics, using the best of the best locally produced ingredients from Kerry. The onsite spa offers guests the chance to experience Irish seaweed soaks as well as rejuvenating mud wraps or the hot tub with a glass of bubbly.

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3. Imperial Hotel

Imperial Hotel
Photos via Imperial Hotel on Booking.com

This family-run hotel is the smallest in Tralee with only 27 rooms but each one is beautifully designed and cosy.

All rooms are en-suite and come with a TV, direct dial telephone and complimentary tea/coffee.

The hotel is simple yet authentic, staff will make sure you are happy from to finish and the restaurant rustles up some of the best fish you never had.

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FAQs about the best hotels in Tralee

We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from the cheapest hotels in Tralee to which is best to explore the county from.

In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.

What are the fanciest hotels in Tralee?

  • Ballyseede Castle
  • Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa
  • Ballyroe Heights Hotel
  • The Rose Hotel

What Tralee hotels have a swimming pool?

  • Ballygarry House
  • Brandon Hotel
  • Manor West Hotel & Leisure Club

Originally from County Tyrone, Johnny's yearning for new experiences and cultures has taken from Bundoran to Bangkok and everywhere in between!

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