Tralee & Environs (Co. Kerry)

Accommodation & Amenities

Tralee has a surprisingly large number of hotels and guesthouses, ranging widely in style, age, quality and price. Several have well regarded restaurants,  bars and nightclubs.

The Grand Hotel Tralee***, comprising three converted townhouses on Denny St, retains its old fashioned open fires, ornate ceilings and mahogany furnishings.

The Imperial Hotel** on Denny St is a friendly family run hotel, full of traditional charm and atmosphere.

The Meadowlands Hotel**** in the Oakpark district northeast of the town centre,  is an elegant establishment set in lovely gardens, making it a popular wedding venue.

Castlemorris House in the Ballymullan district is now owned by Tony and Ciara Fields, whose B&B accommodation facilities are highly rated fur comfortable, spacious and well appointed rooms, and excellent breakfasts

Ballygarry House Hotel**** on the eastern outskirts of the town is highly rated.

Ballyseede Castle hotel**** is the most famous hotel in the area.

Glenduff House (1848) in Ballymacelligott is a friendly family run Guesthouse / pub set in attractive grounds providing B&B accommodation and holiday rental cottages.

Godleys Hotel**, founded in 1961, is a friendly, family run establishment in Fenit.

Ballyroe Heights Hotel**** north of Tralee is highly rated.

Good places to eat include Finnegan’s Cellar, Bella Bia, Brooks Restaurant, The Allegro, The Green Rooster, Ray’s Loaded Lunches, The Roast House, Tamarind Heavenly Thai, Sunshine Palace, Bombay Tandoori, Stokers Lodge, “Down the Lane” Vegetarian, An Pota Stoir and Toscana Ristorante Italiano.

Mary’ Anne’s Tearooms are very highly regarded for their “quaint and charming old world feel”. The Daily Grind Café is also well reviewed.

Good pubs include Kirby’s Brogue Inn on Rock St., Roundy’s on Brogue Maker’s Lane, O’Sullivans The Mall Tavern, An Teach Beag and Paddy Macs Pub on The Mall, Jess McCarthy’s Bar on Lower Castle St., Seán Óg’s Bar and the Abbey Inn (open 7 nights a week until 2am) on Bridge St, An Chearnóg (best pint of Guinness in town) on The Square. Most serve good food and several host regular live music sessions  in various styles.


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