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“A familiar face” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Absolute Hotel
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence
Castlebar, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A familiar face”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

I travel a lot on business and it is so lovely to visit a hotel where they remember that you have been there before and give you a nice warm welcome. I arrived tired to the Absolute Hotel after a long journey, the staff at reception were just delightful, they remembered that I had visited the hotel before many times and welcomed me back like an old friend! My room was lovely, spacious and luxurious, spotlessly clean. I also attended a BNI breakfast meeting, the meeting room was great, the breakfast choices were extensive! Well worth a visit

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sandra H
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

Took a night off and headed for the Absolute on the recommendation of a friend and it was a very welcome break!. Staff were very friendly, helpful and accommodating and I will certainly make a return visit. I took a suite and it was very spacious, well laid out and comfortable, def. worth the slight extra cost. Location is excellent, just a short walk to the city centre, onsite parking available although not obvious on arrival!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank C B
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Limerick, Ireland
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232 reviews
54 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Three of us had Sunday lunch in the Absolute Hotel restaurant.
The food was very good, the service was great (the waitress Lorraine was wonderful!) and the ambiance (overlooking Abbey river) was most satisfactory.
I would recommend the Absolute for good eating.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank noelglee
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Newcastle
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

Stopped here through work for 3 nights. Hotel food ok but glad I wasn't paying! For food try The Oyster House on Georges Quay they do great steaks. On the Saturday night they had a function on and my room was on the 2nd floor and I could here them till 1am not good. Breakfast on Fri,Sun ok Think the chef must have phoned in sick on the Saturday.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Harry R
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DonnachaGM, General Manager at Absolute Hotel, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Sorry we only delivered 2/3. That clearly is not good enough and you have some fair comments. We really try to be careful on room allocations at weekends but I can see that our function disturbed you. I’ll take the feedback on the breakfast but any further clarification would be welcome so I might follow up

Kind regards
Donnacha Hurley
General Manager
Donnacha@absolutehotel.com
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kilkenny
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

just back from weekend in absolute hotel in limerick had a great experience from the time we arrived all staff from reception to bar and restraurant couldnt b more helpful. rooms were fab and spotless. food was wery tasty,very well presented and reasonably priced.location was 10 minutes walk to city centre. when in limerick again we will definitely stay here

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank halod
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cork
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28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

I organised a reunion of old friends and about 30 of us stayed in this hotel. Facilities are excellent. Free secure underground parking, excellent reception staff, modern clean rooms. The group enjoyed themselves so much we never left the hotel bar to explore Friday night in limerick! We had great grub in comfortable surroundings and were not being overcharged for our drinks! Reservation staff were also very helpful during organisation part of the reunion! Great hotel, will be back!!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CorkBale
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Chicago
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

We just returned from a great trip to Ireland. We stayed in four hotels and found this to be our least enjoyable. The room was stark & modern, fine, but nothing great. The location was too far from the heart of the city and overall, the hotel didn't have a great feel to it.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank mkd1673
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DonnachaGM, General Manager at Absolute Hotel, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thanks for the feedback but I am disappointed we only delivered ok for you. That is never our intention but we understand sometimes in a hotel not everything clicks so to say for a guest. I hope that at least all the team you encountered were friendly and that we delivered good service.
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Donnacha Hurley
General Manager
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Additional Information about Absolute Hotel

Property: Absolute Hotel
Address: Sir Harry's Mall, Limerick, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Limerick > Limerick
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Limerick
#2 Romantic Hotel in Limerick
#2 Best Value Hotel in Limerick
#2 Family Hotel in Limerick
#2 Business Hotel in Limerick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Absolute Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great rooms, gre­at food and friendly service in a really stunning hotel situated on a bend on the Abbey River in Limerick City.­ Here in the Medieval Quarter of Limerick we are only minutes walk away from King Johns Castle and the Hunt Museum, not to mention the amazing Milk Market with its artisan producers. The Absolute Hotel Limerick is the perfect base from which to get the best out of the city­ be it business or pleasure. ... more   less 
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