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“Amazing family holiday!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Old Imperial Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   27 North Main Street, Youghal, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Youghal
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Amazing family holiday!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

My family and I stayed at this hotel whilst we were visiting family in Youghal, and we could not speak highly enough of our experience here. Mark and all the staff were absolutely amazing! We were made to feel so welcome and the service throughout our stay was 5 star! The rooms are clean, comfortable and we were even given an extra bed in the family size room to accomodate our two children. The location is also perfect, with everything in town walking distance. The food was absolutely impeccable! The Irish Breakfast is like nothing I have ever had before, it was absolutely delicious! We also ate dinner at the restaraunt every night and really appreciated Mark and the team being so accomodating to us, as we were a large group. Thankyou Mark and the team from all of our family, you made our experience in Youghal unfortgettable and we hope to stay with you again soon!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Mark G, Owner at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Dear Lou_f81
Thank you for your very heart warming review which every member of the team appreciated. It was our pleasure being of service to yourselves and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again in the future.
Warm wishes
Mark Golden
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I just returned from an extremely enjoyable weekend break with friends at this hotel. Ideally positioned in centre of town. The owners should be very proud of their staff. Would be hard to beat the service and obvious commitment they give. Food is excellent, even if the dinner portions are a bit on the generous size (not much of a complaint!) Would highly recommend a stay here. Keep up the good work. We will be back and recommend you to others.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mark G, Owner at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear bmfitz,
Thank you for you very kind words of encouragement. We are very lucky here to have such a wonderful team in place who are as upbeat and reliable as possible and it is nice for them to be recognized for their commitment from our customers. Thank you again for your upbeat review and we look forward to playing host again sometime in the future.
Warm wishes
Mark Golden
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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

A group of us popped in here for a meal on our way through youghal. Received a lovley welcome from the receptionist. We decided to eat in the restaurant. The food was amazing , especially the desserts ! The staff were friendly and service was quick. I would have no problem in eating here again if passing through youghal

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Mark G, Owner at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear Helen F,
Thank you for your kind words relating to your dining experience here at the hotel. Your positive words go a long way, and we hope to welcome you again should you be in the area.
Best wishes
Mark Golden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Staying at the Old Imperial Hotel in Youghal was a superb experience. Having been to this hotel many times over the years I was very impressed on this visit with the newly re-furbished bedrooms and restaurant, whilst keeping the character of the old building.
The dinner menu was modern and very appealing and the food was delicious. The Irish breakfast was the best I have ever had.
We had the warmest welcome and service throughout the stay and I would highly recommend this hotel.
Thank you Mark and Mark for a very enjoyable stay in Youghal.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Mark G, Owner at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear Denise T
Thank you for your very kind words relating to your stay with ourselves. Your positive words of encouragement ensure we keep working at our product to ensure our patrons have an enjoyable stay. Thank you again and we look forward to playing host again should you be in the area.
Warm wishes
Mark Golden
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Cork
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Well im not normally short of a few words, but i was speechless on Wednesday the 11th of September as my now husband and I had our Wedding Reception in the function room up stairs. It was out of this world. From the Red Carpet Champagne reception on arrival to the absolutely stunning layout in the function room thanks to Mark and his amazing team. We then proceeded onto our 3 course mouth watering menu which covered absolutely every dietary requirement and even the children couldn't finish what they got.The menu was just amazing... They even organized it so we could have our first dance together. There was no stone left unturned for our special day. And I honestly believe that this was a lot to do with where we held our reception. Stephen and I and all our family and guests would like to thank Mark and Mark and all the staff at The Old Imperial Hotel for everything. And anyone trying to find somewhere to go for a special occasion you need look no further. Thanx xxx See you soon

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Mark G, Owner at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear LuckyMrs
Thank you for your very kind words regarding your wedding reception. It was an absolute pleasure for all of the team here to play host to yourselves on your special day and we are glad that you had a memorable experience and may I take the chance to wish the both of you all the best with your married life together.
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Mark Golden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Everything about my recent stay at this Hotel from booking to departing was super efficient and a very pleasant experience, with fabulous staff.
The staff really are the best thing about this Hotel, they are so helpful and pleasant. The Hotel is Ideally located in the main street of Youghal and easy to find - thank you to Mark for the easy to follow email instructions. Safe and free Car park provided at the rear of the Hotel.
The bedroom was lovely, compact but very tastefully decorated (a la Francis Brennan's favourite purple and green colours! He's quite right - it does give the room a rich and luxurious feel). The room also has iron&board, along with tea/coffee making facilities. 2 complimentary bottles of water - nice touch...
Very comfortable bed, crisp clean bed linen. One touch I liked is that the room (though compact) still had an armchair, which was nice to sit in and watch TV or read rather than sitting on the bed.
Good sized bathroom (not midget sized as alot often are) with good hot shower in the morning. Both bath & shower in room. Another nice touch - double quantity of toiletries provided in the bathroom. Again, alot of hotels only provide enough for 1 person.
The food in the restaurant is terrific - as other reviews all atest to. Great selection on the menu and very large portions. My starter was so filling, couldn't finish the main course. Lovely Yawl Smoky with Haddock for starter, local dish - very nice with great burger for mains. Fabulous chips - not so much a chip and 1/4 potato - lovely and chunky and fluffy in the centre...
Breakfast the next morning was really good, cooked to order.
Big thank you again to Mark and Ciara (on Reception) - lovely people to meet and deal with.
Only 1 small thing which I mentioned on check out was that my bedroom was next door to stairs and the door banged alot during the night....The receptionist was sympathetic..
Very good value for €55 B+B - go and stay - you won't be disappointed.
I would definitely return if in the area again...

Room Tip: Not beside the stairs, but the Hotel has probably rectified the problem. Just need to stop the door...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mark G, Owner at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear Marzi_1711
Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of you stay with us. Your kind words go a long way with the team here and your kind words for the kitchen's efforts are greatly appreciated. Your comment relating to the door next to your room has been taken on board and we had the adjusted the spring hinge tension to ensure people are not awoken unnecessarily.
Thank you again for your kind words and we hope to welcome you again.
Best wishes
Mark Golden
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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Just stayed one night in Youghal with the folks at the Old Imperial Hotel - on our way from Dublin to Doonbeg. The rooms are perfectly decorated, the beds *super* comfortable - the bathrooms are large and very clean.

The pub/restaurant on the first floor has the most interesting menu we came across during our travels (outside of Dublin proper). The food and atmosphere was the best. Highly recommend. We will be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Mark G, Owner at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear Casamarino,
Thank you for your very upbeat review of your stay with ourselves. We greatly appreciate the kind words. The kitchen team especially appreciate the positive words. We look forward to playing host again should you be in the area.
Best wishes
Mark Golden
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Address: 27 North Main Street, Youghal, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Youghal
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Youghal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Imperial Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a Small family Friendly Hotel situated in Youghal town centre, customer care and comfort is our priority- Our en suite bedrooms are luxuriously furnished with king size beds, TV, trouser press plus iron, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities. - All rooms with Free Internet access. Rates include full irish or continental breakfast from 7:30am - 10am each morning - Full a la carte menu available daily from 11:30am including daily specials and also set dinner menu available daily from 6pm in the bar and bistro. Private car park for our customers. Youghal is a historic seaside town on the South East coast of Ireland. It is 35 miles from Cork Airport on the N25 which runs from Rosslare Harbour to Killarney and approx. 80 miles from Shannon Airport. 150 approx from Dublin Airport. ... more   less 
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