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The Old Imperial Hotel

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A group of 17 athletes went for dinner on Friday 19th May - Kate and Paul could not have been more accommodating to us. They were both extremely helpful and efficient - the food was top class with not one complaint - we will most definitely return - very reasonably priced in lovely surroundings. Thank you for a most enjoyable...

1Thank Aine M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A really nice Hotel with friendly helpful staff. I stayed here for one night whilst traveling to Cork. Youghal is a great place with a warm welcome for the visitor. I arrived too late for the kitchen to cook food after 21:00. The Manager was most accommodating by making some realy nice sandwiches which were ready for me when I...

Thank Patrick G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 2 nights with friends,lovely cosy room,we had food both evenings which was gr8,couldn't fault,reasonably priced served piping hot Nd staff friendly Nd efficient.Had a couple of issues first night in which I won't mention as they were rectified promptly Nd v apologetic so for that reason I won't mention.night life was gr8 Nd d hotel is very central.Thanks to...

Thank Rachel T
Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten dinner in here a year ago and it was gorgeous. So decided to have breakfast here today. The waitress was pleasant. They didnt have a vegetarian option on the menu. I asked could I have a veggie option. She was accommodating and said no problem. When my food came out. The scrambled eggs were inedible. I sent them...

2Thank elisa r
TeamImperial, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Elisa r, I am beyond disappointed to hear of your experience with us yesterday morning. Rest assured the kitchen team were reprimanded this morning. As you see from all our previous excellent reviews this is certainly not how we treat our customers. Please accept my sincerest apologies. On this occasion we dropped the ball. If you would like to take...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great restaurant this is. Went for Easter Sunday Dinner. The staff where extremely profesional with outstanding customer service attention to detail backed up by what is clearly a passionate caring set of Chef/s and Kitchen staff. I can not say how delighted I was with the meal the wine and the service well and truly worth visiting and...

Thank Don Richard C
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fab food, very welcoming & friendly staff. Very child friendly. The set menu was amazing value & the steaks were just to die for! All round we had a great evening, never had to ask for anything! Great owners & chatted away to us all eve.

Thank Suzy O
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Stayed at the Old Imperial Hotel for 1 night on a room only basis as wanted an early start in the morning. The hotel has great positive reviews mostly down to bar and food services which unfortunately we didnt experience. The room(4) was disappointing with a view of a roof with skylights is never the best. The hotel also suffers...

Thank JohnR2106
TeamImperial, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Hi JohnR2106, Thanks for your review. It was such a shame you didn't enjoy your brief visit to Youghal. The town itself has experienced a tough few years with businesses closing however that tide is turning and there are brighter and better days ahead for the town. North Main Street is bustling at the moment with businesses, in fact a...

Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

My BF and I stayed at this hotel for one night. We arrived late and we're starving. The kitchen was closed but the kind men running the front desk and bar offered to make us soup and sandwiches. We have never experienced such hospitality. Thank you so much! We really enjoyed our stay in Youghal.

Thank Marcixo
Reviewed April 3, 2017

Chose the hotel having walked up and down the main Street. The menu looked interesting, not instant or pre prepared. We chose the blade of beef and the chowder. Great choice! Great portions , Great service.

Thank Douglas P
Reviewed March 22, 2017

Lovely hotel with friendly helpful staff. Really cosy old style bar with open fire and amazing food in the restaurant. Both dinner and breakfast was amazing. Was really busy with locals having food which was a great sign. Would highly recommend for a visit

Thank IrelandKaa
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 newly refurbished 18 spacious en-suite bedrooms are tastefully decorated with complimentary WIFI, and tea and coffee making facilities. All 18 of our newly refurbished en-suite bedrooms are designed with comfort in mind. Accommodation includes a range of superior rooms, large family rooms which can accommodate up to 2 adults and 3 children, 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. Breakfast is served daily from 7:30am - 10am each morning. Full a la carte menu available daily from 11:30am including daily specials. Secure private car park for our customers. ... more   less 

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Address: The Old Imperial Hotel 27 N North Main Street, Youghal, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Youghal
Price Range: $94 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Imperial Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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“We always request room 2, The Mc Carthy suite, well worth the reasonable up grade”
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“Rooms at the back are quieter, as the hotel is situation on the main street.”
mazbriz, Nov 6, 2016 | Read review
“There are no lifts, so be prepared to carry luggage up one to two levels.”
mcrexon, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“Room number 3 at the rear has a lovely view of the Collegiate gardens.”
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