We were very pleased with our stay at Ballyseede. The rooms were spacious and the staff cordial - especially Stella and Joe. Einstein (the dog) kept us amused with his trick of picking up the pebbles. Unfortunately, we arrived to late for dinner, but breakfast the following morning was very good.
I would definately return, but this time I would like to stay longer.
comfortable, yes. captivating? maybe not.
jlabartheon 14/08/2017 12:31
3 stars = delivered the minimum one could expect from a castle stay. not bad, just not...amazing.
we stayed for 2 nights mid-july 2017. nice 19th-century building. we had a huge ("superior") room with a nice slipper tub located on a little raised platform by the bay window. we did use it!
bathroom was modern but a bit stinky (only on our second day, and not fatally -- we suspected a plumbing issue with the room above ours).
bar is ok but gets quite stuffy the more people fill it. nothing an opened window wouldn't fix - typical (in our experience) for ireland.
overall: very nice people, great breakfast (F&B was otherwise average), laid-back vibe for a castle. we liked this place well enough but can't rave about it -- for that, read others' reviews. oh: and we encountered no ghosts.
Kathyd1966on 10/08/2017 23:57
We stayed here for a family wedding. The reception was actually in the castle. We stayed in the main castle and loved every minute. The food and the staff were amazing. The wedding was so beautiful we will go back for a weekend away one day. I loved it.
Joanne Mon 07/08/2017 10:04
Excellent location, excellent food & excellent staff. I loved the Irish wolfhounds too. What a stunning setting for a wedding or any special occasion! Put Ballyseede Castle on your "To Do" list! Romantic hideaway in beautiful Kerry. ♡☆☆☆☆☆
Slept like a queen!
Joni Won 04/08/2017 08:46
Felt like royalty from the moment we arrived. A perfect spot for relaxing conversation, a couple of drinks and great Irish breakfast. The castle animals are an added treat! Pack light, stairs involved.