Brandon Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre

Brandon Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre

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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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For quality accommodation in Kerry with a superb location and excellent facilities and service, book a stay at the Brandon Hotel Tralee.

Hotel guest rooms include everything you'll need for a comfortable stay while you can pop down to the leisure centre for a work out in the fully-equipped air-conditioned gym. Or enjoy a dip in the 15m swimming pool, kick back in the Jacuzzi or relax in the Sauna or visit the onsite Spa.

The Brandon Hotel Conference Centre has state-of-the-art facilities for exhibitions, meetings, conferences, seminars. We also cater for Functions and Parties of all sizes from Weddings to Birthdays with a choice different sized rooms to suit any and all occasion.

The Brandon b bar is one of the most popular bars in Tralee where both locals and residents can sink into the comfortable couches and enjoy delicious bar food and of course some local Kerry wit!

We offer FREE Car Park at the back of the Hotel for our Guests.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Spa
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Prince's St, Tralee V92 PVK6 Ireland
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Shannon Airport
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles549 reviews
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Brandon Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre is often celebrated for its central location, which guests find convenient for exploring local attractions. The hotel's cleanliness and the welcoming atmosphere, marked by cultural events and warm fires, frequently receive commendations. While the rooms are considered clean and comfortable, some guests suggest they could benefit from updates and modernization. The staff's friendliness and professionalism are highlights for many visitors, though opinions on value and the quality of amenities show some variance among reviews.
Location
Central
Atmosphere
Welcoming
Rooms
Dated
Value
Affordable
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Satisfactory

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Mary wrote a review Oct 2022
Ireland70 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a return one night visit, booked based on price, location and ample free parking. Hotel is close to Tralee town centre and all staff were friendly and professional, particular call out to the lady at reception. The bedrooms with the bay windows are spacious and comfortable. The room had everything I needed including an iron albeit a room safe would have been good, particularly for overseas travellers. The bed was very comfortable and everywhere was clean. The corridors and room furniture are a little dated and there were no power sockets close to the bed to charge phones. Also, the soundproofing could be better to block out noise from the corridors. Breakfast choice was a bit limited with no cook to order options or pastries available but the quality of the buffet food was good. I did not use the bar on this occasion or the leisure centre. Overall, the hotel has good facilities and represented good value for money
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a room with a bay window
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Response from Duty Manager, General Manager at Brandon Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre
Responded Nov 4, 2022
Dear Mary, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to read such comments. I will pass on the kind comments to the staff! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Duty Manager
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Sandra C wrote a review Aug 2020
Edenderry, Ireland92 contributions6 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Brendan hotel for a short break away 4 nighys. On arrival my impression was very nice. Temperature check at reception.
Our room was on the 1st flood. The room was very comfortable. (See photos). The downfall to the room was not enough sockets. The lead of the kettle wasn't long enough so I had to boil the kettle on the floor. One major downfall our room was never cleaned in the 4 days we were their. One day we came back and our clean towels were left in a laundry bag hanging from our door. The bed wasnt even changed. This is not acceptable with whats going on. The bin in the bathroom again not emptied. No cleaning service at all. The breakfast was good you were shown to your table, asked tea/coffee and toast. Plenty to get. In the fridge were your juice, milk, yogurt and butter. The breakfast was a buffet with someone their to help you.
The hotel needs to update their keys to cards and size of thr keyring was madness way too big to be carrying around so we always left it in reception.
In total it was an enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Duty Manager, General Manager at Brandon Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre
Responded Aug 27, 2020
Thank you for your feedback in relation to your recent stay with us. Due to COVID-19 we have had to put in place new protocols/procedures in order to protect both our guests & staff safety. Staff not entering our guest rooms during your stay is just 1 of our precautions. We are glad you had an enjoyable stay in total. Regards The Brandon Hotel Management Team
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Pam wrote a review Jul 2021
Newtown Mount Kennedy, Ireland2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Staff all lovely, hotel in parts is dated. Breakfast is extremely basic for a hotel and needs improvement. No poached eggs, fruit, crossaints etc. I have stayed in other hotels where items have been wrapped individually or fruit pots given as i am not fond of a hot breakfast. No sign to say porridge available although i saw someone get this on our last morning. Only juice on display was orange juice, no water displayed. Very limited for vegetarians. Asked for nutella for daughters toast, they didnt have this. Bar food was nice and service was quick, not an extensive menu so we only dined here one night. Parking and location were good. Pool was easy to get booking, sauna jacquzzi etc were nice although lockers are needed in changing rooms as you need to leave your stuff on a bench which obviously isnt ideal. All staff were extremely helpful and friendly
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Duty Manager, General Manager at Brandon Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre
Responded Aug 18, 2021
Thank you for your review. Due to covid regulations we are limited in our buffet selection but if anything is requested we do our best to facilitate and since your review, we have taken on board some of these issues and corrected them. There are lockers available for all personal belongings in the leisure centre, we are sorry you were not aware of this. We hope to see you again soon.
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Nomad653885 wrote a review Aug 2020
6 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Last week my family and I stayed two nights in the Brandon Hotel.
We had dinner in the hotel on the first. All was very good, the staff were very much conscious of and trained on the covid 19 restrictions. There was even an automatic temperature check at the door into the bar.
The food was very good. There was only one dish which was disappointing The Chicken Kiev had too much butter and the vegetables were over cooked and too creamy.
The public areas and bedrooms were spotless. Because of Covid 19 or rooms were not serviced during pur stay, but extra towels etc were delivered to our door on the second day of our stay.
The staff were extremely friendly and the Manager could not have been more helpful.
The location of the Brandon made it easy for us to access Dingle and Killarney, as there was no sress having to drive into and out of Tralee from the hotel. Plus there was loads of car parking, which is securely placed at the back of the hotel.
Overall we had and very enjoyable and relaxing stay at the Brabdon hotel Tralee. We hope to return again soon.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Duty Manager, General Manager at Brandon Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre
Responded Aug 27, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience when staying at our hotel. We value your comments in relation to the Chicken Kiev and have rectified this now. We are glad that you got to make the most of the hotel’s great location as it’s a great base to explore all that Kerry has to offer. We hope to see you again when you are next in the area. Regards The Brandon Hotel Management Team
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Angela M wrote a review Aug 2021
Galway, Ireland8 contributions17 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Where do i start? Checked in 2 rooms one for my husband and myself and the other for my 12 and 13 year old. However the rooms were at opposite ends of the corridor even though i had rang after booking requsting nter connecting rooms but i was told there were none but we have rooms side by side. However we rang reception and advised we werent comfortable with the distance so we were moved then to much smaller rooms but accommodated so no issues. Next we then had dinner in the bar which was extremely over priced for what we got. eg. 17.95 for roast beef dinner. Nice but nothing special. My kids had soup for starters with 2 slices of brown bread each. when my son was buttering his 2nd slice i noticed the bread was very mouldy as was my daughters after checking hers. When i showed the waiter he apologised and told me he would leave a note with reception in case they got sick. On top of this the wrong drinks were brought to the table twice and when i went to the bar to ask a waiter to serve us a drink as nobody came near us to ask us if we wanted one he followed me to the table with the card machine. we paid the meal(minus the soup) a gesture from the waiter but i asked if we looked dodgy as we hadnt requsted the bill and he said that he had a few stories??. Next we almost froze in the rooms. i requsted a heater but none were available so the itchiest blankets were sent to our room instead. (My mother used to have them in tbe 80s). I have never written a negative review before as i feel the hospitality sector is such a tough game but for E654.00 for 3 nights room only the hotel needs to up its standards. There were 3 lots of people giving out to staff when i went to the ladies at one stage. This is not my style but i strongly feel i shouldnt be taken for a fool either. Positive point. The Leisure centre staff were very helpful and friendly
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Duty Manager, General Manager at Brandon Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre
Responded Aug 23, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write to us. It is with enthusiasm that we read your review as we appreciate all feedback from our valued guests. A full investigation into the circumstance of your stay were carried out. We endeavoured to honour your request for adjacent rooms with your specific bedding requirements. Due to in-house guests extending their stay we were unable to facilitate your original request, this is why we do not confirm room allocations prior to arrival. However after discussions with our reception staff on your arrival we facilitated your request with adjacent rooms. We do not supply heaters in the summer season especially during heatwave periods, however we do supply fresh fleece blankets on request. Our Bar menu is probably one of the most extensive in Ireland with a wide range of choice, competitive pricing and generous portions. The quality of our roast is second to none and all of our products are freshly delivered each day. We pride ourselves on our young friendly staff who are eager and willing to please despite how busy the hotel maybe with staycationers. It is rewarding to us that the majority of our guests are happy and content with all our facilities and services we have to offer for a 3 Star Hotel which includes a fully equipped gym, pool, sauna, Jacuzzi & steamroom along with secure parking, WiFi and town centre location at no extra cost to our guests at a competitive price. Again we thank you for your review and we will pass on your compliments to our staff.
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derek j wrote a review Apr 2023
Longford, Ireland17 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed on a Saturday 1st April. Parked our cars in a very spacious car park to rear of hotel. Three rooms a double and a two twins. Check in was very quick & efficient - staff were both courteous and helpful. Double room had both a double and a single bed. fully furnished as you would expect in a hotel room and very clean. Visited the bar in the evening which was very busy but had quite a number of staff which ensured there was no waiting for service. The bar was also where food was served from a comprehensive menu with prices being reasonable. Food was very satisfactory - six of us were served and no one had any complaints about the quality of the food. Breakfast buffet next morning was in a very large dining room which we had at 7.15 am. The normal buffet but all items were very good. Plenty of staff and no delays on the normal tea/coffee table service As we had prepaid checkout was just a matter of handing in the key.
To summarise: This is not a luxury hotel nor is at a basic hotel. It is an excellent standard hotel. Staff were plentiful at all times and were friendly, helpful and good at their job. Location is excellent - just a few minutes walk from the town centre. The entire hotel was spotless. In spite of all the above good points we did have one gripe. The rooms are NOT sound proof. We could hear movement and muffled conversation from the room next door. This did not keep us awake but nevertheless took away from what was otherwise an excellent room. The management should do something about this and if they did we would give it a 10 out of 10. I would also point out that this hotel has good some very bad reviews and we can categorically say they are totally unjustified. Go and stay and you will be very satisfied.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ed B wrote a review Aug 2021
Cork, Ireland32 contributions58 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Recently visited the Brandon hotel in Tralee for a one night stay. The pros are that the hotel has a free car park, it’s very central in the town and the staff were really really nice. We had to check out early the following morning before breakfast and the night porter opened up the breakfast room so we could have some tea, toast and cereal. We really appreciated that.

However, the hotel is so old fashioned. It stinks of must and damp from the rooms, restaurant and communal areas. The main restaurant is really dark and dated. The bedrooms were so stuffy we didn’t get a wink of sleep. Hotel is definitely on the lower end of the scale but it wasn’t priced as so.

Staff were great but I’ll give this one a pass next time I’m in Tralee.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Duty Manager, General Manager at Brandon Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre
Responded Aug 26, 2021
Thank you profusely for your lovely comments on our staff. We pride ourselves in our affable, friendly and efficient staff, our excellent cuisine and varied menu, not to mention our very well maintained facility coupled with our extremely competitive pricing with the full range of amenities. However we were very surprised at your comments on our facilities and would be anxious to receive any further information direct to sales@brandonhotel.ie so that we can investigate and rectify as soon as possible.
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Estuff1 wrote a review Jul 2023
Boston, Massachusetts47 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel was nice and clean though the furnishing are quite tired. The room had twin beds and was adequate size. They do need to add a hook or ring for a hand towel and more plugs or USB ports. The elevator was quite small and slow. Saturday morning at 11:00am (check out time) the restaurant was not serving a hot breakfast or lunch and the regular hotel breakfast had closed at 10:00am. The servers at the restaurant could not tell us any other place in town where we could get a meal. The location was excellent for us since it was right across the street from the Siamsa Tíre which was the theatre where we were attending an evening show. I would stay there again for that reason.
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Date of stay: July 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Check on meal times at attached restaurant
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Aishling H wrote a review Aug 2021
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Family of 7 including OAP couple & 2 children. We stayed for 4 nights in executive suites.
Large spacious suites, felt like home from home. Definitely worth it.
Best memory of this property is the STAFF, I have traveled a lot & by far the staff at the hotel were fantastic. Straight away from check-in, warm greeting with good banter. Staff in general could have not been better, enjoying breakfast / dinner, they always checked in to see if they could do more. Got to know my name & addressed me by name whether they saw me walking through hotel or entering the bar / restaurant. I can still envision the warm smiles on their faces.
Breakfast was good & plenty of it. My mother only eats fruit in the mornings & when I saw no fruit, I asked the question & the staff were very obliging & brought over fruit to the table.
Just to note: we then traveled on to continue our holiday in Cork staying at a higher grade hotel, the main difference that stood out to us all was the service. Even though we are at a higher grade hotel the service was not good & we all talked about the great time we had at the Brandon Hotel, cause the service was top class.
When we asked the 7yr old what was your favorite hotel on the holiday, he said the Brandon Hotel cause the service was so good.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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len4o0404 wrote a review Sep 2021
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed there with our baby in August and it was a really bad experience. We got a room overlooking the park where there was a fun fare every day until 11 pm . The noise was bad even with the windows closed and having a meal on the reastaurant terrace was even worse. We booked a meal in the restaurant and left after 1 hour waiting for our main course which they probably gave to another table. Not going back and would absolutely not recommend this place.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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C$193 - C$244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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185
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Frequently Asked Questions about Brandon Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Brandon Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre?
Nearby attractions include Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre (0.1 km), Kerry County Museum (0.3 km), and Tralee Town Park (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Brandon Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Brandon Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Brandon Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Brandon Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Quinlans Seafood Bar, The Mall Tralee., IL Pomo Doro Restaurant, and Cassidy's Restaurant Tralee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Brandon Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Brandon Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Tralee.
Are any cleaning services offered at Brandon Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Brandon Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Brandon Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wether's Well (6.1 km), Annagh Church (3.1 km), and Chute Hall Ogham Stones (5.7 km).
Is Brandon Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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