Tralee Hotel Wins Merit Award From CIE Tours International

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Ballygarry House Hotel.

A TRALEE hotel was among the businesses celebrating after three Gold Awards and 13 Merit Awards were presented to hotel and tourist attraction operators in the county by CIE Tours International.

Ballygarry House Hotel won a Merit Award while there were three Gold winners in the Killarney area in Cahernane House Hotel, Killeen House Hotel and Killarney Horse & Carriage Tours.

The CIE Tours International Annual Awards for Excellence, which are now in their 30th year, recognise the best hotels and tourist attractions across Ireland based on feedback from over 25,000 customers throughout the year.

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Each winner achieved a customer satisfaction rating of over 92% from CIE Tours International visitors with Gold Award Winners achieving the highest satisfaction ratings in their categories.

It was a special night for Geraldine Rosney of Killeen House Hotel who won her 29th Gold Award in the Special Dinner Feature category.  Geraldine has won the Award every year except one, since the Awards were first presented 30 years ago.

Cahernane House Hotel won the Gold Award in the Best Hotel Service & Hospitality category while Killarney Horse & Carriage Tours won a Gold Award and was named Best Tour Feature by CIE Tours visitors.

10 hotels in the county, and 3 visitor attractions each received a Merit Award of Excellence for delivering an exceptional quality experience and welcome to tourists.

The Hotel Merit Award winners were;

Killarney Plaza Hotel; Killarney Avenue Hotel; Killarney Towers Hotel; International Hotel Killarney; Great Southern, Killarney; Dingle Skellig Hotel; Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa; The Brehon , Killarney; Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa; The Dunloe Hotel and Gardens.

John B Keane’s Pub, Muckross House and Gardens and Tangney Tours Jaunting Car received Munster Visitor Attraction Merit awards.

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