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“Great location & lovely room”
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Absolute Hotel
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence
Munster
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great location & lovely room”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

We stayed here on New Year's Eve and were very happy with our choice of hotel. The hotel is in a great location. We were going to the NYE Concert in Limerick and the hotel was only a 5 minute walk away from the venue. The room we had was very comfortable. I liked the frosted glass bathroom door. It was different. We parked in the close by car park recommended by the Receptionist (the hotel car park was full) and it did't cost us a lot to park there overnight. We ate in the bar before going to the concert and the food was good there. The bar and foyer area outside the bar are lovely. We would definitely recommend the hotel and stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel. From outside firstly you don't realise how big it is . Going up to 5/6 floors. We checked in for one night and were having dinner too . I must say the front desk crew are refreshing . They were efficient - friendly - very warm to deal with and didn't come across the tired stressed normal front staff I meet in irish hotels. The hotel itself is stunning , modern, new with a lots of light . The bar and grill was nicely laid out and you could forget you are in a hotel with the small pub feel to it .
For those who like more intimacy there are seats located outside the bar and grill with their own space to the side . The menu was really good value at €25 for a 4 course dinner with plenty of choice 6/7 mains so I was impressed they weren't restrictive. The wine recommended was a beauty. I didn't use the spa however the many people I saw going through were obviously fond of the Spa.
Overall a lovely team, great breakfast and 12 checkout . Nicely done .

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kerry
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Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

Have just returned from a fabulous stay in the Absolute.
The hotel itself is amazing - stylish, spotless and comfortable, with friendly welcoming staff who genuinely want to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The hotel was perfect for us - a few girls in limerick for a rugby match and a spot of shopping (of course!). Would 100% recommend the Absolute as a base for a break way in Limerick and a little pampering.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2014

I stayed in the Absolute on New Years Eve.

The hotel parking was full so i had to find on street parking but this turned out to be positive as it was free!

Check-in was a breeze and the lobby area was very nicely decorated.

I had booked a superior room and I found it to be nicely decorated, huge but missing some finer touches that I would have expected for a "superior" room.

I haven't stayed in the standard rooms so I can't compare directly.

the bathroom was nice, the shower was superb.

The TV had a great selection of channels but it was a bit too small and far away from the bed (I'm nit picking now).

Breakfast was tasty but they were severely under staffed. Having asked for custom orders from the kitchen we then had to constantly chase up the servers.

I would definitely stay here again and it is definitely one of the better hotels in Limerick city.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

this is a really lovely hotel very modern extremely clean, food is fantastic staff helpful and friendly would highly recommend.my wife and i stayed here and we had a fab night only regret was we didnt stay longer.

Room Tip: parking is the only downside, there is only very small options.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Co.Kerry
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Have stayed here on several occasions , the most recent at the start of January.
Got a great internet deal so jumped at the chance to have a night out in Limerick.
Love the bedrooms at the Absolute - large , spacious and quirky details make them interesting.
We rarely spend any time in the bar even though we do like to have a drink after dinner. It lacks atmosphere and is actually quiet small so on this occasion we had dinner in a restaurant in town and sat in the lobby to have an after dinner drink when we got back to the hotel.
Breakfast is the usual buffet style - all ok but nothing very exciting. Didn't like either the sausages or pudding on offer but as I usually don't eat a full breakfast I opted instead for eggs which were cooked to order.
Our internet deal had included free movies but after checking out we noticed we had been charged for them. The fee was refunded when we pointed it out but I sometimes wonder if it's charged on purpose and left to the customer to spot the error ? My suspicious mind working overtime - maybe it's time for another night away !!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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DonnachaGM, General Manager at Absolute Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Thanks for the overall positive feedback. Fair point on the bar and when we can that area is earmarked for reformatting. Just to put your mind at rest as part of the licensing arrangement with the movie the charge must be processed but it should be adjusted off before checkout. we don't try to generate new revenue lines by that method - we're fairly straight to the point!. I hope you'll make it back at some stage.
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2014

Unfortunately I only spent one night on a business trip in this fantastic hotel. What a gem, the location, the parking, the staff, the rooms and the food in the restaurant were all first class.

However I wouldn’t like this to become too popular just in case there are no rooms left available the next time I visit Limerick….

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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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 Business Hotel in Limerick
#2 Family 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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