Looking for the best hotels in Tralee? Tralee is a great city in Ireland’s most beautiful county. This Kerry city has a lot to offer – from beautiful views and vista’s to a great festival dedicated to the Tralee rose. Tralee is also one of the most important railway stations in the area, making Tralee a city most people pass through on their way to Dingle and the Ring of Kerry. If you are looking to stay in Tralee, I have put together a list of the best hotels in Tralee!
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The Ashe Hotel
The Tralee Ashe Hotel is a 4 star hotel that is known for its strategically located position within the heart of Tralee which is near many points of interests such as the Town Centre, Tralee Bay Wetlands, Nature Reserve, and the Samsa Tire National Folk Theatre. Another main highlight of this beautiful hotel is its pub called Gastro Pub which provides exquisite Irish food using the freshest of locally grown ingredients. The rooms also have a luxurious atmosphere coupled with a friendly staff that will make your stay even more relaxing. Don’t forget to check out the restaurant called Alfie’s Lounge as well, the food there is incredible and is perfect for a breakfast to start your day or a delicious dinner to satisfy your hunger.
Ballygarry House Hotel and Nadur Spa Tralee
A luxurious and comfortable hotel located in the suburbs of Tralee, Ballygarry House & Nádúr Spa is located near several popular landmarks such as the Ratarab Church, Ballymacelligott Church, Manor West Retail Park, and the Chute Hall Ogham Stones. The Hotel itself provides free breakfast at a wonderful Garden View and the restaurant called the Brooks Restaurant that serves authentic Irish Cuisine available breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. You can obviously also order room service if you want to! One of the hotel’s main appeals however is its full-service spa at the Nádúr Spa which includes deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and Thai massages. This service is perfect for those weary travellers wanting to kick back and soothe their bodies for the next day.
The Manor West Hotel and Leisure Club
The Manor West Hotel & Leisure Club is a classic family-run hotel that provides comfortable and luxurious rooms for an affordable price. A great aspect of this Tralee hotel is its lovely spa treatments and free use of an 18-metre pool within the hotel, a perfect activity for families wanting to spend time at the hotel. The Manor West Hotel is a great base for exploring Tralee and Kerry. This wonderful hotel is located near the award-winning Manor West Retail Park and close to multiple shopping centres. Other nearby attractions includes The Keries Golf Club, the Kerry Regional Museum, Tralee Workhouse, and Ratarab Church. The hotel has two exceptional restaurants which offer international and fine-dining cuisines. Be sure to check out the leisure facilities such as the steam room, sauna, and hot tubs for a bit of much needed rejuvenation!
Ballyseede Castle Tralee
A hotel that is considered a historical landmark itself, the Ballyseede Castle has a history dating back to the 1590s and is one of the rare castle hotels in Ireland. The hotel is one of the more popular hotels in Tralee and is located within the centre of Kerry and what was once a castle has been transformed into a vintage, classic, and luxurious hotel. The rooms itself make you feel like you have travelled back in time, and has an elegant theme to it. The interior design of the hotel is adorned with traditional ornaments and an elegant theme filled with fire places, authentic details, and classic furniture. This Tralee hotel is perfect for those wanting to enjoy a cup of tea and relax at a hotel that’ll make you feel like you’re living in the past!
Located in the center of Tralee within beautiful gardens and near the subway station, this Tralee hotel can act as a home base when you go out exploring the Kingdom of Kerry, Killarney and Dingle. The 4 star hotel is located within a few miles of the beach, the Kerry Regional Museum, and walking distance to the Town Centre. The rooms revolve around a family-run theme which offers comfort and friendliness, giving you a homey atmosphere. Be sure to check out the restaurant which offers an outstanding menu full of Irish and international cuisine, all complimented by the cosy atmosphere of the hotel.
The Rose Hotel
The Rose Hotel offers wonderful rooms with views of the Slieve Mish Mountains and is strategically located near many points of interests such as the Kerry Regional Museum, the Siamsa Tire Theatre, Tralee Courthouse, Holy Cross Church, Fels Point Hotel, and the town centre. The hotel is, in other words, known for its excellent location. One of the popular aspects of this hotel is the delicious restaurants located near the hotel such as, The Station House, Tamarind Modern Asian Cuisine, and Lana Tralee Asian Street Food. Looking for relaxation after a long day? Visit the Rose Hotel’s Serenity Spa that features Elemis therapies, steam rooms, and saunas. All in all, The Rose Hotel provides great rooms with cleanliness and comfort ensured, and is a great hotel whether you are looking to find a base to come home to after travelling, or to enjoy the hotel itself.
Ballyroe Heights Hotel
Beautiful, stunning, natural, and fresh are all words that can describe this hotel. Located within 2.4 acres of gardens and greenery, just visiting this hotel will give you wonderful memories about how beautiful it is. All rooms have views of the Sliabh Mish Mountains and the Tralee Bay, adding to the beautiful scenery this hotel provides. It is also strategically located near Ballyroe Heights if you are looking to explore the Ring of Kerry and Dingle. All rooms are furnished in a contemporary style which sports walnut wood furnishings and leather. Looking to satisfy your appetite? The Palace Bar and Bistro provides wonderful food overlooking the vast greenery, making Ballyroe Heights perfect for couples and families alike.
Glen Fort House Bed and Breakfast
A great location for those looking to spend time at the Ballbunion Tralee Gold Course due to its close location, this hotel is also quite secluded where guests can enjoy some peace and quiet. The hotel is also located close to the water park which is perfect for kids and adults alike. In terms of location, due to its seclusion to the main roads, it is at least 2 kilometres away from the nearest point of interest which is the Siamsa tire Theatre. However, if you are looking for valuable a great place to enjoy your day for relaxation, this place will bring you a great peace of mind. Take some time to bask in the air, nature, and comfort this hotel provides, and you will leave feeling refreshed!
One of Dingle’s oldest hotels, Tralee Benners Hotel is known for its expression of Dingle providing a unique experience located near the peninsula. The Tralee Benners Hotel is one of the most popular hotels in the area and offers wonderful rooms that feature antique furniture and large bathrooms. If you were to describe Benners, one would say it is a classic hotel with a vintage atmosphere and charm. It is also located upon the breath-taking Dingle Peninsula where guests can bask in the beautiful views it provides. Make sure to visit Mrs Benner’s Bar where you can enjoy delicious food such as the Eggs Benedict, cinnamon French toast, and wonderful cocktails at the bar area, all while being accompanied by a cosy log fire.
The Grand Hotel
If you’re looking to stay in Tralee, do consider The Tralee Grand Hotel as it it’s a wonderful family-friendly hotel that expresses Tralee’s appeal within your room. The hotel provides open fires, classic mahogany furnishings, and a cosy atmosphere. Location wise, it is just a 2 minute from Siamsa Theatre. It is also adjacent to the Tralee Courthouse and Holy Cross Church, which makes The Grand Hotel a wonderful place for tourists. Tourists and locals alike are always looking for good food, and the Samuel’s Restaurant is a wonderful place to try out modern cuisine that is accompanied by live Irish music on the weekends.
Brandon Hotel Tralee
A strategically located hotel situated at the heart of Tralee. This Tralee hotel offers walking distance to the town centre which makes it a perfect hotel for those wanting to explore Tralee. Great for those wanting to do some shopping and bask themselves in the ambience of Tralee whether it is in the day or night. The hotel itself has opened since 1966, and since then it has provide guests with comfort and elegance, giving guests a friendly atmosphere that welcomes them warmly. The rates for the Tralee hotel are quite reasonable for its quality, and facilities such as a 15 meter swimming pool are also available.
Lieze Neven is a globetrotting travel writer and expat currently based in Nepal. With a passion for exploration, she has lived in Dubai, the UK, and Belgium, alongside her international teacher husband. Her parents live in France and she tries to visit Paris at least once a year. Together, they travel the world looking for the best hotels, experiences and food locations have to offer!