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Aherne's Seafood Restaurant & Luxury Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   163 North Main St., Youghal, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Youghal
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Just back from a great bank holiday weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We had just a great weekend in Youghal. We stayed in Ahernes. It is obvious why it is in the Blue Book. Great food, great service, but most importantly a feeling of being welcomed. And we met some lovely local people there. The people of Youghal are very friendly, the way the Irish always were.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Yeppoon, Australia
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Ahernes provided quality B&B accommodation with excellent quality food. The service and attention given to us in a friendly manner with happy teasing banter with the owner was welcome. The food and bed spont on. Enjoyed our stay immensely

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cork, Ireland
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We booked this on short notice for an overnight stay with dinner and breakfast. The room was spacious and really pleasant decor. It wasn't tired looking to me ( as I had expected) but it is old world with antique furniture and fittings. The bed was huge and really comfortable. We were in a tower room over the bar but we had no issues with noise.
The food was of a very solid standard and my main course was really very good. The wine list was varied and offered good value. I was much more impressed than I had expected.
Breakfast was very pleasant with a good range of fruit on the buffet and a very pleasant full Irish breakfast. Proper coffee comes in a proper silver pot which is always a winner for me.
We had a very relaxing overnight break which was exceptional value on the package rate and we will return again

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely night in Youghal on Saturday. The welcome was warm and hospitable and we enjoyed a tasty 3 course meal. We also stayed overnight in one of the delux rooms. The room was spacious and the bed was really comfy. Unfortunately there was a bad smell coming from the bathroom and I think the decor was jaded. Also the room looked in need of a good dusting and while towels and bedclothes were immaculate,the tables were a bit on the dusty side. Breakfast was delicious with some lovely touches like freshly squeezed orange juice and proper sausages and pudding. The poached eggs were perfect and not the vinegary little bull's eyes you get in some restaurants. Thank you aherne's for w wonderful stay!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York, NY
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Arriving at Aherne’s late on Tuesday evening for our last night of a ten day tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland, we were greeted from the main road by the owner, John who personally guided us from the secure and private car parking to our spacious rooms in this warm and homely hotel.

The rooms were very clean and fully appointed, with desk (Wi-Fi included) flat-screen TV, armchair, king size bed and large bathroom. Having settled in we headed downstairs to the formal restaurant (bar dining was also available) to experience the local tasting menu for which we had read excellent reviews.

We were not disappointed, quite the opposite – after a full seven courses of delightful, fresh and locally sourced seafood, along with drink pairings including a miniature Guinness with oysters and port with the cheese course, we needed to take a brisk walk around the block to re-invigorate before returning to the cosy hotel bar for a nightcap.

The dark wood and brass bar was lightly populated with fellow guests and our hosts with whom we had the pleasure of putting the world to rights over Guinness, Murphys and Bushmills. As two Brits and a New Zealander, we were made to feel as if regulars and thoroughly enjoyed the evening as we did our entire stay.

The bed was extremely comfortable and the room perfectly dark and peaceful. After a wonderful night’s sleep, we returned downstairs, past the real open fire in the drawing room, to a delicious full Irish breakfast and a cheerful morning greeting from our friendly host. Check-out was fast and simple and on departure our only regret was not being able to stay for longer.

We highly recommend Aherne’s to other visitors whether for overnight accommodation or even if just to dine – the food really is superb and reasonably priced for the quality. A short drive from either Cork or Kinsale add Aherne’s as a MUST when you (next) visit Southern Ireland.

Room Tip: I stayed in room 7 and had a wonderfully peaceful and comfortable night
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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youghal
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

chowder is amazing full of fish,chicken stirfry best in china,used to be the chef there so comments are not bia,,,, in the least.early bird menu is great value for fish lovers. we use our fish from local fisherman so everything is so fresh when we run out of plaice we have to fillet it,thats why we call it off the menu. Fresh fish daily from local fisherman,keep it local and keep it alive.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

From the welcome by Anne to the checkout with John Aherne's is a perfect example of Irish hospitality at its best. Excellent food, beautiful rooms and an easy charm that can't be matched anywhere else. Excellent!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 163 North Main St., Youghal, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Youghal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Youghal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Aherne's Seafood Restaurant & Luxury Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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