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“Great central location in Limerick”
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Absolute Hotel
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Very impressed with the Absolute Hotel in Limerick, it is centrally located so there is a lot on your doorstep like the Hunt Museum, St John's Castle and the Milk Market. We were upgraded on arrival to a beautiful large suite overlooking the river and with a great view of the city. The space and light in this room was amazing and the design very impressive. This has to be one of the quietest hotels I have stayed in with no noise from adjoining rooms or banging doors. The bar and reception staff were very nice and helpful. We didn't eat here so I can't comment on the food but we did have breakfast in the Milk Market which was wonderful and well worth a visit on a Saturday morning to catch some of the atmosphere in this busy market. My only negative comment is the Spa doesn't seem to allow you to wander down like in other hotels - you have to ring them to see what time they are open etc (not listed anywhere that I could see in the hotel information) this was a bit off-putting so I didn't get to see it but apart from that we really enjoyed our stay at the Absolute.

Room Tip: Corner suite large, sunny and very quiet.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

The only problem with our stay at the Absolute Hotel was the duration - just one night! This was the best value-for-money hotel we encountered during our seven-night stay in Ireland that included Galway, Limerick, Killarney, Cobh, Waterford and Dublin. The standard of accommodation and the friendly professionalism of the staff were outstanding. We paid much more for far less elsewhere. As seasoned travellers we highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We spent two nights here en route to the The Cliffs of Moher, and It simply cant be beat for the price. The majority of hotel bookings turn out to be too good to be true but, this was an almost perfect experience right form the start. I chose the pamper package for my Wife which included €100's worth of Spa treatments, which had to be booked ahead, and wasn't a problem, as its clearly mentioned on the website. I could go on all day about how great everything was, but I really don't have the time right now, so Ill just mention a few highlights. 1st of the staff were very helpful, and full of info, giving us directions, and shortcuts journey ahead. The room was well laid out, decent size, overlooking the nearby river, great views. The Spa was exceptional, and staff really made us feel comfy, and very welcome, and perhaps the best of all, I personally think was the restaurant, and food served. Had the best 8oz steak ever, still remember the taste this many after, compliments to the chef. I also have to apologize for taking this long to write a review, as the team there deserve all the credit they get. Out of a possible 100% score I would give 95%, and is no doubt the highest i've ever given a hotel.Limerick has certainly shed its negative image over the years, and this hotel is a shining example of that.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights. Room was very large and had a lovely view of the river. Best things about the room: quiet, large, nice view, rain shower head in bathroom, multiple electrical charging outlets (Continental, US and Irish/British). When a couple has two IPhones, 2 IPods and one iPad. - having multiple charging outlets was a huge plus. Breakfast served downstairs in the restaurant area. Server Ciara was terrific. Garage under was nice and secure.

Room Tip: River view, upper floor
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Now Limerick isn't a "big" city & I knew this when I booked. With this I saw the reviews but didn't expect much but how I was surprised. This is a 1st class hotel, that can compete with major chains & it excels in its customer service. Front desk Michelle & Chrystian were an Absolute joy!!! This was my 1st time to Ireland & driving on the "wrong" side of the road & these 2 great people were a joy. I'm the type that "needs" to see everything & asks a ton of questions. Rather than get annoyed or bothered, they were just as excited to help. The rooms are great size, good shower & very clean. The restaurant, will surpass what you would expect from a small town hotel because nothing about the property is small town. Limerick has great people & if you venture out some great food, The Locke Bar & my favorite The Corn Store (ask for Jason the manager) are wonderful.

Again, Michelle & Chrystian thanks loads for your help, patience & general interest in helping to make for a great holiday!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This hotel offers great value, we stayed for one night, had dinner included & €50 towards a spa treatment & breakfast, all for only €125 per person.
Dinner was in the hotel restaurant, good selection even though the meal was included as part of package.
If you are booking a spa treatment, if you wish to avail of the thermal suite, you also need to book this in advance. Unfortunately we were not advised of this at the time of booking & therefore were unable to use it. This however was the only small negative of our stay!
Hotel is located close to centre of city with parking available free of charge in hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

We stayed in The Absolute because we wanted a city experience while The Boss was in town. We ordered sunshine and rock music when we booked and got those things along with a nice room and attentive staff. Since The Absolute is so central, we could walk to Thomond Park for the gig and then we easily hooked up with friends at The Locke, just a few hundred metres downstream on the river walk from the hotel. In many ways, staying at the Absolute Hotel was central to a fantastic short stay in Limerick.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Absolute Hotel

Address: Sir Harry's Mall, Limerick, Ireland
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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 Business Hotel in Limerick
#2 Family Hotel in Limerick
#2 Romantic Hotel in Limerick
Price Range: $102 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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