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The Old Imperial Hotel

The Old Imperial Hotel 27 N North Main Street, Youghal Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 6 hotels in Youghal
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The Old Imperial Hotel is one of the oldest accommodations in the historic town of Youghal. Built in the 18th century, it was used as a stage coach stop for the Bianconi Line. Located in the heart of the town, yet only a 1 km walk from the sea front, The Old Imperial Hotel is committed to providing excellent service and value to all our guests. With a fantastic location just off the N25, each of our 18 spacious en-suite bedrooms are tastefully decorated with complimentary WIFI, and tea and coffee making facilities. All 18 of en-suite bedrooms are designed with comfort in mind. Accommodation includes a range of superior rooms, standard double rooms and twin and single rooms. In room amenities include TV, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms with free Internet access. Secure private car park for our customers.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Horseback riding
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Michael Pierce wrote a review Oct 15
1 contribution
Went in for a meal with my dad tonight and had the special tonight fillet stake it was like trying to eat an old shoe it was very special alright for 27 euros . I'm off home now to have something to eat!!!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Paul K wrote a review Oct 10
Cork, Ireland15 contributions14 helpful votes
Had a beefburger with chips during the day time during the past week and I have to say it was very disappointing. I received a thimble sized portion of coleslaw, about 12 chips served in a little stainless steel bucket that disguises the very small portion and a bun burger containing 2 very thin pieces of beef with lettuce and a rasher and relish. For 17 Euro this was and is really poor, poor value for money. In The local or The Anchor in nearby Dungarvan, for about 4 or 5 euro less during the day, a burger meal will beat this fare hands down for quality and size. No salad portion on the plate at all in The Imperial. I really find it difficult to understand how this portion of food is only €1.50 less than say their 12 hour slow cooked beef that comes with lots of veg and beef in a nice big bowl. In my humble opinion €17 is severely overpriced for a very average burger and chips. If they could only give more chips on the plate and say a nice mix of a salad bowl instead of the silly shiny bucket and a nice thick minced meat burger I would gladly pay €17. This is genuine feedback to a restaurant I used to visit regularly pre covid and I want to see them succeed but on this evidence I wont be rushing back. I will try it again in the future in the hope that they will either ammend their menu or their prices. The staff were great by the way, no complaints there.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Claire27 wrote a review Sep 2021
Ireland170 contributions162 helpful votes
This hotel is centrally located in Youghal Town. There are several parking options close by and most are free. The room has everything you need and is clean. I was delighted that it had a bath. I would recommend this hotel for an overnight stay. Youghal itself is a lovely town with a huge beach and lots of walking options. There are nice restaurants and all of the big supermarkets. I really enjoyed my overnight in Youghal.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
rachael russell wrote a review Sep 2021
County Dublin, Ireland43 contributions27 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 1 night and it was a lovely stay. Paul at check in desk was lovely. We checked in on spur of moment, we had nothing previously booked so we were lucky to get a room. Room was ready in about half an hour for us so we had a drink in the bar which is lovely. Room very cosy , and clean .Comfortable bed , great shower. It’s an old style hotel so basic but everything you need . Only downside was the toilet when flushed, and sink after water being on, made an awful noise which lasted a few minutes. I think the hotel is quiet old so the plumbing just must be very old. It was a little distracting. We had a meal that evening in the bar , great set up big area off the bar for dining. Staff very attentive and it was honestly the best food I’ve tasted in a long time. I had the Thai green curry best I have ever tasted and my husband had fish and chips , he said it was delicious. No car park but plenty of parking available across the road or just down the road from hotel. It was not a problem at all. Overall had a lovely stay and would recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Theresa D wrote a review Sep 2021
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Great staff and excellent food highly recommend this place so sorry I did not discover this hotel sooner during my stay in youghal will be back soon will definitely tell all my friends about my wonderful experience
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
$92 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty CorkYoughal
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Imperial Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Imperial Hotel?
Nearby attractions include St. Mary's Collegiate Church (0.2 miles), Youghal Clock Gate Tower (0.2 miles), and Moby Dick's Pub (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Imperial Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Imperial Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Imperial Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Imperial Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fantastic Flavours Ice Cream Parlour, The Coachouse Bistro, and The Red Store.
Is The Old Imperial Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Youghal.
Are there any historical sites close to The Old Imperial Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Round Tower (5.3 miles) and Ardmore Round Tower And Cathedral (5.3 miles).
Is The Old Imperial Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.