Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel


Country : Ireland

County : Tipperary


Hotel Star Rating :4 Star


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Hotel Facilities

Hotel Restaurant

  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
  • Vegetarian options

Hotel Children Facilities

  • Baby sitting service on request
  • Kids activities during high season
  • Cot available on request
  • Swimming lessons (by appointment)

Hotel Bar

  • Bar food menu
  • High season entertainment
  • Fully licenced Bar
  • Sky sports available in bar
  • Live Music is a regular feature at weekends

Hotel Business Centre

  • Fax
  • Meeting rooms
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Photocopying service

Hotel Leisure Club

  • Beauty Rooms
  • Gymnasium
  • Pampering packages
  • TV equipment
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Towels available
  • Viewing area
  • Jacuzzi
  • Baby changing area
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Beauty salon
  • Spa treatments
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Hotel Meeting Rooms

  • Natural daylight
  • Internet access
  • Dedicated organiser
  • Black out facilities
  • LCD projector
  • Stationery
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • Projector / screen available
  • Refreshments available

Hotel Guest Services

  • Internet access
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • 24 hour room service
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Baby sitting on request
  • Free car parking
  • Babysitting service
  • Dry cleaning on request

Hotel Venue Entertainment

  • Wedding fair
  • Christmas parties
  • Banqueting rooms available

Things To Do In The Area

  • Visit castle
  • Paint ball
  • Lakes
  • Children play centres
  • Shopping
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Cinema
  • Bowling
  • Horse riding
  • River fishing
  • Hill walking
  • Golfing
  • Historical trails
  • Near holy shrine
  • Horse racing
  • Museums
  • Local sightseeing
  • Cycling
  • Walking trails
  • Live music venues
  • Quad biking
  • Guided tours
  • Pet farms

Health Suite

  • Towels Available
  • Beauty Rooms
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Spa treatments
  • Steam room

Hotel Information

Set in the shadow of the Galtee Mountains, this Tipperary hotel is adjacent to the renowned Tipperary Racecourse, Limerick Junction railway station and the Glen of Aherlow making Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Resort is a perfect 4* venue. The golf resort includes a superb 18 hole, 72 par Des Smyth designed championship golf course which was opened in 1993. Meals will be served in the hotel. If you book the Dinner Bed & Breakfast package the 2 course meal with tea or coffee in Junction One Bar. Please Note Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.Our Spa now offers Floatation Therapy - a unique treatment that benefits mind and body, allowing you to relax so deeply that you can meditate, ease the stress in your body and manage any pain. Advance bookings essential.

Check In From - 3:00 pm : Check Out Up To - 12:00 pm

Cancellation Description : Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.A valid credit card will be required on check in for all bookings, including pre-paid bookings and reservations being settled by cash. Reception will pre-authorise your card upon arrival for incidentals and valid photo ID corresponding with card details is also required

Travel Description : Ballykisteen is just a short walk from Limerick Junction railway station.

Area Description : There are no shortage of attractions, breathtaking scenery and wide open spaces here in the Heart of the Golden Vale. The Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Resort is ideally located close to the Glen of Aherlow with the backdrop of the Galtee Mountains and also on the border of Tipperary and Limerick so there is a great variety of outdoor activities and places of interest in the surrounding area. Guests will be spoilt for choice with the best of what both counties have to offer.

Hotel Reviews


Tony scored 3 / 5 on 21/07/2023

Some of the bar staff seemed to have little training done. They were unable to make any of the cocktails on the list or didn't seem interested nor was much effort put in to serving at the bar. The breakfast food was not hot on both mornings and I should have sent it back to be heated up. The hotel was nice but a bit disappointed with the bar and food.

Elizabeth scored 3 / 5 on 15/11/2022

Stayed for2 night break, overall the hotel was pleasant, the room was comfortable, the leisure centre was ok. There were plenty of seating areas in the lobby and on the 1st floor to relax. The hotel is badly let down by the bar and dining room in particular, with its industrial like seating, nothing to reduce the noise level which was considerable with a large hen group. The choice was poor and badly presented, i ordered a calimari starter which came as one large clump on the plate. The hot beakfast items on both mornings were cold, with inedible scrambled egg, tomatoes not cooked and bacon cold. There were plenty of staff but appeared to lack training, even the basics of clearing a table. Overall this is not at a four star rating.

Ann scored 5 / 5 on 05/11/2022

Lovely clean accommodation, excellent breakfast, lovely staff

Siobhan scored 2 / 5 on 24/10/2022

Our stay was very disappointing. no heating on in the bedroom. room was very basic no thought gone into it's suppose to be a four star hotel more like 2 star we have stayed in many hotels and was shocked at this. ridiculous bar and restaurant menu which is same menu very boring our breakfast was cold in the morning service very poor waited a half hour to be served in bar and restaurant will be not staying again.

Sandra scored 5 / 5 on 18/10/2022

Really enjoyed our stay, stayed in a junior suite, was a beautifully decorated room, hotel was spotless, pool was lovely, food delicious, staff couldn't do enough for us especially Caroline on reception, can't wait to return.

Collette scored 2 / 5 on 11/10/2022

I was very disappointed . I love this hotel but the food was very disappointing (chips were reheated and fish was dry and was coating was hard. Rooms were beautiful but cold during the night .

Ken scored 1 / 5 on 11/10/2022

Looking forward nice family break 3 rooms booked only 2 on there system ask us did we book under a different name in all fairness, waiting nearly 1 hr more also booked table 19.30 to find out no table waiting over 1.15 hr just for starters, children had not being served aswell absolute disgrace what ever going on in kitchen, we complained no satisfaction I asked other guests they also waiting not as long as us also manager only there 1 week Useless & trying blame us My daughter might have said some words being A chef could hardly blame her as we all very upset and getting distressed we never treated as bad in hotels (terribly) ken

Brid scored 5 / 5 on 04/10/2022

We had a great stay at this hotel. It is very clean and the staff are all very nice and helpful. The kids loved the pool. The food in the bar was lovely and there was great music on Saturday night

Mary scored 3 / 5 on 04/10/2022

Cleanliness, friendly staff and very obliging. Rooms very clean and the fridge was very handy. Will be back

Teresa scored 5 / 5 on 27/09/2022


June scored 3 / 5 on 26/09/2022

We had a relaxing overnight stay. Decor a bit dated, comfortable bed. Narrow bath with shower head attached to the bath taps. Breakfast average, room lacked atmosphere, coffee machine stopped working despite staff's best efforts to fix it.

Gerard scored 5 / 5 on 19/09/2022

The hotel was unreal and the food was amazing nicest food I had in a long time and we will be going back again

Kent scored 5 / 5 on 19/09/2022

Good sized rooms. Great facilities. Good breakfast. Would stay again.

Martin scored 4 / 5 on 18/09/2022

Room a bit cold, Food was excellent

Julie scored 4 / 5 on 16/09/2022

My husband and I spent 3 nights at the hotel. We really enjoyed our break. The room was very spacious and comfortable. The pool is small but was lovely and warm. I booked a massage and facial with Gloria. She was amazing. I felt so good and relaxed. Definitely recommend it. We had dinner in the bar. There's not a huge choice but the food was delicious. The service was a quite slow and the staff seemed to be all over the place which made it a bigger problem than what it should've been. Overall, I had a very enjoyable few days and I will definitely go back.

Brendan scored 4 / 5 on 13/09/2022

A lovely family hotel.The room was clean and a great size for a family of 4

Breda scored 2 / 5 on 12/09/2022

Swimming pool was excellent, clean,and warm... 10 out 10... we found our food was not to proper temperature. The menu had ran out of alot of turkey ham.. bread rolls,sea food chowder. Staff could do with bit more clean over table..slow at bar for drinks..

Nicola scored 3 / 5 on 08/09/2022

Hotel was gorgeous and staff were very friendly. We did end up being over charged when we checked in and only realised it when we got home. The deposit wasnt taking off the total cost of the stay. Also pool was broke and no running water in the room after breakfast on our day of checkout so couldn't have a shower, use the toilet or sink. Reception staff said someone was due to fix it but was still not sorted 2 hours later. Put a damper on a great night away

Sharon scored 4 / 5 on 05/09/2022

Very comfortable, enjoyable hotel experience. Friendly staff and good food .

Craig scored 4 / 5 on 04/09/2022

Great relaxing break during the week and food also was great .

Dymphna scored 3 / 5 on 03/09/2022

I feel the hotel was not up to a 4 Star Standard. While the staff were very nice there was a lack of experience. Breakfast was basic and served on a cold plate. Evening Menu okay but when meal served it was cold. Overall we were disappointed.

Marg3 scored 5 / 5 on 28/08/2022

Location rural yet close to town and fantastic. Receptionist was so welcoming and helpful. Staff great. We dined on a Thursday evening in bar but I would love like to have restaurant option. We had lovely relaxation time in leisure centre. Families made really welcome.

Ann scored 5 / 5 on 24/06/2022

This hotel is exactly what you see advertised - no false advertising here or photoshot images. Immaculately clean, big rooms, excellent selection of breakfast and hats off to the chef for great, grease-free omelettes. It is in a lovely location, has a great golf course and next to a race course . Lovely seating and bar outback. A really nice bar - the whole hotel beautifully furnished. A great reception when arrived and very helpful staff throughout our stay. ****

Eoghan scored 5 / 5 on 17/06/2022

Lovely food , great dinner great breakie , nice and friendly staff

Robert scored 5 / 5 on 30/05/2022

I found the hotel to be extremely clean and friendly, the staff were all very helpful and efficient. The food was lovely but a very small choice which stayed the same over the three days and I suspect along with most hotels now the restaurant is only open for dinner Thursday to Sunday. Overall a very pleasant and relaxing break

Margaret scored 3 / 5 on 06/05/2022

Room nice Reception staff very efficient Food nice but bar staff need training Breakfast layout needs improving Ie Cold meats cheese and fruit section Leisure centre ie gents changing room very wet and unkept

Patricia scored 3 / 5 on 18/03/2022

Lovely hotel .staff very an upgraded room .Only one chair in the room..some of the tiles loose and cracked on the bathroom floor . otherwise it was a lovely hotel.

John scored 4 / 5 on 04/02/2022

when we arrived at reception system had us down for 2 nights b&b only. After intervention from another staff member matter was resolved. i paid supplement of €10 for steak meal but did not get crispy onions which was on menu. no cups in leisure area for drinking water machine. apart from above accommodation very good as was food.

Karen scored 4 / 5 on 01/02/2022

Lovely relaxed hotel,very friendly staff Vera on reception was very helpful and the bar staff were lovely also nothing was too much trouble.We will definitely stay again.

Vitalija scored 4 / 5 on 01/02/2022

Lovely staff and great food. Will come back again.

Danielle scored 4 / 5 on 31/01/2022

Lovely hotel, clean and well kept. Staff kind & friendly. We stayed in a family room catering for 2 adults 2 children very spacious room. Only down side the double bed was quite soft for my husband and he didn't sleep well. Otherwise it was a lovely stay.

Oona scored 5 / 5 on 31/01/2022

Vera welcomed us with a smile and a chat. Really enjoyed our 3 course meal, service was excellent and friendly. Used swimming pool twice, lovely area. Will definitely be back.

Olga scored 5 / 5 on 25/01/2022

Great hotel, nice leisure centre exelent food and drinks. Rooms clean and comfortable. We spend 2 nights there staff very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this place for family breaks or getaway with friends. Live music not my style but still nice to have a pint and have opportunity to listen when someone sing a songs. Definitely back there

Damian scored 4 / 5 on 17/01/2022

I'd recommend the Ballykisteen Golf Hotel, the staff were very helpful and the food was lovely. I'd definitely go back.

Tommy scored 3 / 5 on 11/01/2022

Lovely friendly staff. Arrived for breakfast at 10.30 Sunday morning to find hot buffet almost empty and we were told it wouldn't be refilled, a bit disappointed

Niamh scored 5 / 5 on 23/11/2021

Lovely stay! Great staff very friendly

Joan scored 5 / 5 on 15/11/2021

Very friendly staff lovely food spacious bedroom and very good value for money

Aileen scored 5 / 5 on 15/11/2021

Fantastic deal with no compromise on service and quality. Staff were amazing and so helpful and attentive to all our needs. Highly recommend.

Melissa scored 5 / 5 on 12/11/2021

Lovely hotel

John scored 2 / 5 on 27/10/2021

Very poor quality food in Restaurant

John scored 2 / 5 on 22/10/2021

Lovely hotel with friendly staff and poor quality food. Our two night package included an evening meal on both nights. Attentive friendly restaurant staff but unacceptable delays in getting food. Some items of food were very poor quality (chicken wings not cooked properly, garlic potatoes inedible, poor calamari, crumble desert inedible etc.

Rachel scored 4 / 5 on 19/10/2021

Large clean comfortable family room, really comfortable beds. Had fabulous meal great menu. The hotel had entertainment on in the bar was very lively great atmosphere.

Belinda scored 5 / 5 on 19/10/2021

Spotless Hotel, Staff were so nice and helpful. The food was amazing. Had a little mishap with the meal being very late but the staff were amazing in how they handled it. 5 Stars for this hotel.

Scott scored 5 / 5 on 13/10/2021

the hotel was brillinant and the staff . we will come again for sure

Martin scored 4 / 5 on 12/10/2021

My wife and I spent last Saturday in this hotel, first class service from the time we walked in the door and exceptional value with excellent food & Entertainment, would highly recommend a visit.

Gillian scored 4 / 5 on 12/10/2021

Lovely hotel, staff were super friendly. A nice a relaxing environment

Margaret scored 4 / 5 on 12/10/2021

excellent hotel great food really friendly staff. great golf course.

Susan scored 4 / 5 on 11/10/2021

Lovely hotel very clean and friendly staff

Dermot scored 3 / 5 on 28/09/2021

Service non existent during lunchtime, had to drive to another restaurant to get lunch but service and food quality in the evenings very good, staff very nice and helpful.

Robert scored 5 / 5 on 02/07/2021

Great hotel and a great price thanks to lidl breaks ,would recommend lidl breaks to all my friends,a golf course on site which suited me and wife as we are golfers ,really enjoyed the the few days.

Noirin scored 5 / 5 on 29/06/2021

We had a lovely stay here. The hotel was so clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food and cocktails were fab. All in all a lovely break away

John scored 4 / 5 on 27/06/2021

Staff very friendly and efficient. Bedroom clean and bed comfortable. No problem in booking in again and have done for end of July.

Cormac scored 4 / 5 on 22/06/2021

Very clean and friendly hotel staff excellent and food really good

Louise scored 5 / 5 on 17/06/2021

Very good hotel, stayed with 2 small kids and everything was very convenient and staff were very helpful.

Peter scored 5 / 5 on 20/09/2020

Very pleasant and efficient staff. Reception lady was charming and helpful.

Sean scored 4 / 5 on 16/07/2020

Room excellent Food quality and presentation top class.

Keith scored 5 / 5 on 04/12/2018

Hotel is spacious and clean. Staff very helpful and very friendly - would recommend this hotel for a quiet chilled relaxing break and take advantage of a nice pool steam room and sauna with a jacuzzi that is a massage therapy in itself. ****

Karen scored 4 / 5 on 01/05/2018

Second time to stay in this hotel we loved it.staff are so friendly and chatty.serves a perfect pint of Coors ✔only downfall was the breakfast both mornings there either wasn't much left at the time we went down and food was quite cold.but other than that we had a great time

William scored 4 / 5 on 29/11/2016

My girlfriend & I stayed at the ballykisteen hotel recently and found it to be quite enjoyable ☺. The hotel was modern and the rooms were clean. The hotel staff where friendly and very helpful when needed. I would recommend others to this hotel as you get alot for the price you pay. My only bad mark against the hotel is just the location. If you don't have a car you really can't get very far. Other than that it is a great hotel.

Sinead scored 4 / 5 on 29/11/2016

A beautiful hotel with excellent service and lovely food. Well worth a visit as it is exceptional value

Am scored 5 / 5 on 11/09/2016

Quiet, spacious, away from the noise and traffic of the town. Room and food were great. Everyone was most kind and helpful.

Michael scored 3 / 5 on 26/08/2016

Nice hotel, food good and great setting on the Golf course.

Marie scored 5 / 5 on 11/04/2016

I stayed in the Ballykisteen Hotel two weeks ago with my elderly parents,The staff were excellent and my parents were given a room with a walk in shower which was near to reception Exactly what they need.The hotel has great facilities and amazing food.I couldn't fault the hotel or staff. Many thanks for a wonderful stay!

Caroline scored 4 / 5 on 31/03/2016

Was a very pleasant stay, staff were all very nice and very helpful.

John scored 3 / 5 on 30/03/2016

The hotel is in bad need of a bit of an upgrade. Shabby in a few areas. The staff were courteous,polite and friendly. guys in the pro shop were helpful and chatty. Pool, jacuzzi and leisure facilities were excellent. Overall we had a lovely time and would not hesitate in recommending the hotel to friends.

Susan scored 4 / 5 on 24/03/2016

Great hotel, staff couldn't do enough for you. We only stayed one night this time, hope to stay longer next time.

Davel scored 5 / 5 on 08/03/2016

Lovely Break, Staff were excellent and the food was great too..would recommend .Thanks

Lorraine scored 5 / 5 on 11/02/2016

This was a lovely hotel. Everything from the staff to the facilities was top notch. The meal in the restaurant was lovely and tasty. The lodges were beautifully decorated and very spacious. Majella in reservations was more than helpful as we were quite a large group and took some organising! Already we are looking into a return visit to this hotel.

Bernie scored 5 / 5 on 11/02/2016

Had a brilliant weekend. They gave us the Junior suite which was a beautiful surprise. Food and service excellent. Leisure centre lovely. Had an all over massage which was so relaxing. All staff lovely. Really relax and would recommend this hotel to everyone. Definitely going back soon.

Michael scored 5 / 5 on 13/01/2016

Excellent hotel, went above and beyond for us

Colette scored 3 / 5 on 05/11/2015

Hi my friend and I enjoyed our stay at Ballykisteen. Great staff and excellent food. Room comfortable. I would like to suggest that the leisure centre would supply larger towels as the towels were ridiculously small. Perhaps there was a shortage of towels on the day I was there as pool very busy with mid term break.

Niamh scored 4 / 5 on 28/10/2015

Excellent hotel

Deborah scored 4 / 5 on 28/09/2015

Enjoyable one night stay at this hotel, Our room was lovely, looking out on the golf course, Hotel is spotless, Staff very friendly & welcoming. We were on Dinner B&B basis , Dinner was scrumptious from starter through to desert, Breakfast also very nice with lots of choice, this was my 4th visit to this hotel and shall not be last. Highly recommend for relaxing break.

Ann scored 4 / 5 on 22/07/2015

Really enjoyed overnight stay..The Staff are very friendly and helpful..Had a lovely meal in the restaurant with plenty of everything..the only problem was that the chairs slide around on the floor and when the staff were moving a table they struck against my brother-in-law and his chair went gliding on the floor.they were all apologies to him..entertainment in bar was very good really enjoyed it..Breakfast was bit disappointing as there were loads of flies around the food which is very offputting..We stayed in Room 116 and there was a constant buzzing sound coming from somewhere - we felt it could have been the fuse box..All in all this was a great hotel and we would definately return.

Anne scored 3 / 5 on 15/04/2015

This hotel is well-placed between Tipperary and Limerick and is in an excellent location. However there are a number of small problems with the hotel. Two out of the three showers in the Ladies changing room did not work, and I remember the same problem from previous stays in Ballykisteen. The toilet in our hotel room also did not flush, so i hope this problem was quickly sorted for the next guests.

Patrick scored 5 / 5 on 21/04/2014

My wife and myself spent two nights in the Ballykisteen Hote last week and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The bedroom was so spacious, with every facility and overlooked the golf course. We had dinner in the bar both nights and the quality of the food and the service was excellent. A good base for touring around Limerick and South Tipperary. We will return again.

Jackie scored 5 / 5 on 28/01/2014

Fabulous Hotel and very friendly staff! Really enjoyed the break and such amazing value.

Reviewer53244814 scored 4 / 5 on 30/01/2012

Beautiful modern hotel, with large spotless rooms with all the neccessary mod cons. Very popular with weddings. Only downfall was the meal, food wasnt great but it may have been an off night. Would stay again if in the area.

Don scored 5 / 5 on 19/06/2011

Room was very comfortable. Food was very good with a decent menu choice. Staff were very helpful and attentive. Leisure facilities very good -particularly the golf course.

Myriam scored 5 / 5 on 28/03/2011

Very unsatisfactory - rooms unclean, carpet filthy, dirt all over the room, same with leisure facilities, steam room out of order, lockers not working, complained to manager and was not offered any compensation

T. scored 5 / 5 on 21/03/2011

The hotel was satisfactory but the meal was very disappointing. I would not give it a four star rating.

Happy scored 4 / 5 on 10/03/2011

Have recently returned from a 2 night break, had a great time, hotel was good, staff very helpful, accomodation good, overall a very plesent experience, we also had our two children aged 4 and 6 with us and were upgraded to a self catering lodge close to the hotel. would make a return visit. great value for money. 4/5

Linda scored 5 / 5 on 08/03/2011

This was a fantastic 4 star hotel and well worth the %u20AC49 each we paid for B&B with dinner. The hotel was spotless, friendly staff, the leisure centre was adequate, the food was lovely and there was entertainment in the bar on Saturday night. We got the train for a change but as there isn't much else to do if you are not playing golf then I suggest you bring your car. That way you can drive arouind this lovely part of the country, Well done lidl for geat value breaks

Mary scored 5 / 5 on 07/03/2011

stafff were lovely, hotel had very clean bedrooms, enterence could be improved and I did not likethe bar area but overall good value for money. I would give it a 3 star rating

Mary scored 4 / 5 on 21/11/2010

This was a lovely break and excellent value for money. The staff were very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed a beautiful meal. I would like to give it four stars. M W

Suzanne scored 5 / 5 on 02/11/2010

The hotel looked lovely as we pulled up to it but when we got to check in we were informed that we would be staying in a lodge and not a hotel room, and unfortunately I wasn't best pleased with this as when I book a hotel I like to stay in the hotel, now the lodges were lovely if a bit cold, but we did have to walk to and from the hotel for meals in the rain, which wasn't the best. The receptionisst did say that we should have been informed that they did not have family rooms in the hotel but we weren't so it was a bit disappointing.

Mags scored 4 / 5 on 22/10/2010

Enjoyed our stay, we booked a family room for %u20AC78 b&b when we checked in we were told it was to one of the lodges on the grounds overlooking the golf course. The lodges were lovely and it was great to have the kitchen facilities which had everything you could want. The hotel itself was nice and the pool was lovely. I would recommend this hotel and the rate we paid on the lidl website was great value.

Peppa scored 4 / 5 on 02/10/2010

Very nice hotel, nice rooms, nice staff and nice location.

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