lovely hotel clean room fantastic beautiful view of the river. ate in little restaurant the french table just up from hotel a definite must.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
Checkin was a doddle, fast and efficient.
We had purchased 2 nights B&B, including Irish breakfasts and 1 evening dinner.
Dinner was in the bar/lounge area and we were given the set menu. A huge choice of starters, mains and sweets.
it was a really hard choice to make but in the end I opted for the Crispy suckling pork belly with a lovely soya ginger glaze sauce, followed by home made steak burger with chunky chips then cheesecake. My wife chose the Veg spring rolls with sweet chilli sauce, then breast of chicken with a creamy cajun sauce and then ice cream basket and fruits.
Both of us enjoyed every part of the meal, it was perfect in every way.
Internet - although its free wifi throughout the hotel and wired in the rooms, we were both using our iPads and iPhones to connect. The signal was extremely weak in the room but my wife's iPad 1 picked up a signal, whilst my iPad 2 nor iPhone 4 could not get a signal.
As the hotel uses wifi repeaters on each floor, theoretically, you don't need security keys. That would be great if you could get a signal.
In the reception and lobby area you get free wifi BUT you need to get the secruity codes daily from reception. The downside is that every time you let the iPad go into sleep mode, you had to rekey the user ID and password. This was a real pain and easily avoidable if the hotel configures its wifi differently.
Bedrooms - very large room with a great view over the Shannon river. Bathroom was large and had a large bath tub and decent shower. The bed was gigantic and don't know how to describe it. Comfy duvet and comfy bed - so we got a good sleep.
Tea and coffee making facility in the room, iron, AC/heater, work desk and the room had plenty of electric sockets in easy reach and accessible. There was a fridge in the room but it was empty!!
Wired internet connection at the workdesk. There were 2 arm chairs and a table. The only downside of the room was the TV was very old and would probably have been very advanced back in the early 90s.
Breakfast - breakfast was served in the Sinergie restaurant. And again a great view of the Shannon River from the restaurant. Lots of windows made it bright and airy.
Buffet was really excellent and you could order any 'specials' you might like e.g. salmon and scrambled eggs, Benedict or any type of omelet and poached or fried.
Buffet included bacon, sausage, black & white puddings, beans, scrambled eggs, potato hash-brown type thing. Lots of different breads and a proper working automatic toaster. Danish and croissants along with cold starters such as hams, sausage, cheeses, fruit etc.
Coffee was the proper stuff - fresh, strong and very tasty.
Alcoholic drinks was expensive at the bar and I heard a few Irish visitors ask the barman to confirm the price they had just paid.
Parking - we offloaded the cases at the hotel entrance and then after depositing them in the room, took the car to a nearby multi storey car park, less than 1 minute from the hotel. Cost is 7.50 a day and you can get a card from the hotel if you plan to use the car park a lot during the day.
Thank you for your wonderful and detailed review on our hotel. I am delighted to hear that you really enjoyed your experience at the Clarion Hotel Limerick. We are currently working on the 2 area’s that you have highlighted in your review, we will have 100mb free wifi throughout the hotel within the next 2 weeks and we are also in the process of buying new flat screen tv’s for all our 158 bedrooms, this should be completed by June 12. We are always reinvesting in our product to ensure that we are continuing to meet the expectations of our customers. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Ivan Tuohy General Manager
Stayed one night for work.Room large and quiet .Great reiver view but windows small and high up you have to stand to see out properly,strange for a newish hotel.Room well equipped.One of the 3 beds had a slightly dipped matteress but there were 2 more.The front desk was very helpful.Breakfast was good.Fresh fruit nice room.Dinner slightly strange bar like room oriental food Limerick style but edible.Certainly a lot better than the Maldron and less noisey than the George.
Thank you for your review and for recommending us ahead of some of our competitors. We offer Thai food in our Kudos bar area however we do also have a European menu that is available 7 days a week. I am delighted that you enjoyed your short stay with us and I look forward to welcoming you back.
When first booked in, found room a bit small for me and my companion. I was kindly moved to another bigger room, and was satisfied with the room size. Great view of the city, central, and the reception and bar staff were very helpfull. Although I was not overawed by the hotel, it is in the top half of hotels in the city
Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am however disappointed with your comment “above average”. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional comments. Looking forward to welcoming you back.
just back from a lovely break in a very nice city with lots of shops for the girls and plenty of pubs for the boys,but down to brass tacks,this is a lovely hotel,beginning with the check in,this girl was so good,nothing was any trouble this or that ,no problem,great start,this continued with all of the staff we met,bar,restaurent,the lady who serviced our room and what a room[no 603] it was a BIG,beautiful bed,you know the ones you cannot get out of in the morning ,then a lovely breakfast,it put two old-timers in great form for the day
we will be back
Thank you for your review and for sharing your wonderful comments to the traveling public. Limerick is a great city with over 50 things to see and do, just check out our website. We work hard to ensure that all our staff are friendly and welcoming and that as you say, nothing is ever any trouble. I look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Ivan Tuohy General Manager
Stayed at this hotel as a second option and wish we hadnt.The lit up photos and images look grand in the pictures yet arriving at this property is a different experience.This is definitely not a four star and its situation leaves a lot to be desired. Lovely views from reasonably sized yet not spacious bedroom overlooking the river and lovely restaurant and food but there is that something missing .
You arrive down a narrow road adjacent to a massive eyesore of a scrapyard and realise there is no free or indeed available parking., we had two cars so that was a pain.The entrance area of the hotel is a little tatty and all the shops and units opposite closed down and the balconies of the flats above a real eyesore in places.
Upon entering the hotel around 4pm there was an overwhelming smell of chlorine and apart from the lovely reastaurant a seeming lack of space,care and attention . Went into the Kudos bar where there was an argument going on about service and the poor quality of the food. Many of the tables had dishes and cups/glasses , food bits on the floor and in the carpet and there was only one poor girll rushed off her feet to do all the serving and clearing,yet staff and chefs tooing and frooing across the area..After a bit of negotiation we were allowed to sit by the window with a lovely view of the river as the argument went on and ended ith the staff member just shrugging their shoulders and the customers exiting disatisfied.
The childrens play area was large but an utter mess and tipped everywhere an eyesore if you want a relaxing drink and time.
The good point is that it is so close to the heart of the city and all its amenities and walkable.
A shame that our experience of the hotel environs and Kudos Bar area on the ground floor area was so out of keeping with the rest of the hotel.A 3 star rating would be more realistic and the ambience, atmosphere, service and staffing of the Kudos area needs improving.Would we return? On this showing probably not.
Thank you for your review. I am very disappointed to read that you wished that you had stayed else where. This is certainly not the norm at my hotel and I would urge you to contact me directly to discuss your experience with me. We are the only hotel in Limerick to be located right on the river Shannon. Thank you for highlighting our lovely views and great food. As our hotel is located on the river, it is also close to the working Limerick Port Area which is full of history as it dates back to the 3rd century and it is even reported that St. Patrick visited this area in the 5th century. In days gone by, the Vikings passed our hotel on a daily basis. I believe that the history and culture of the area out ways the working dock as it is today. We always tell our customers about our car parking arrangements and as a city centre hotel, it is common practice not to have your own car park. The multi story is adjacent to us and is open 24 hrs and is safe and secure. In general I receive great feedback from all our customers. Again I am very disappointed to hear of your experience and I look forward to hearing from you directly. Kind regards, Ivan Tuohy, General Manager, Clarion Hotel Limerick