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Talbot Hotel Carlow
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Carlow
Certificate of Excellence
Achill Island, Ireland
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5 reviews
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“Nice Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed in the Talbot during midterm. We found the staff excellent, the food very good and the room clean and comfortable and great value for money. I think the hotel is excellent for families with young children as the hotel offer lots of activities and are very friendly. Not quite so good though if you don't have children as they are EVERYWHERE!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Lesley M
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TalbotManager, General Manager at Talbot Hotel Carlow, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear Lesley,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us here at the Talbot Hotel Carlow.

I was delighted to note that you had an enjoyable stay and thank you for your kind words. It is true to say that we are a very family friendly hotel and during the school holidays we are always very busy with our younger guests. We have many offers available that would be more suitable to couples travelling without children and hopefully you will have an opportunity to avail of some of these in the future,

Looking forward to welcoming you back to the Talbot Hotel Carlow in the future and once again thank you for your valued custom and feedback.

Warm Regards

Ken Battigan
General Manager
Talbot Hotel Carlow
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

We arrived with the expectation from all the excellent reviews. Reception was great and very helpful. Unfortunately for us there was wedding in the hotel the same night and the noise outside in the smoking area until 4 am was crazy. Not great if you have young kids trying to sleep. I thought the staff in the restaurant were great and the food quality was good but very limited choice. In short if you have a young family ask if there is a wedding reception in the hotel during your stay. If yes..avoid

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank Declan O
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TalbotManager, General Manager at Talbot Hotel Carlow, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear Declan,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review based on your recent short stay with us at the Talbot Hotel Carlow.

I note you comments regarding the noise from the wedding and will speak to my management team with a view to ensuring this is managed better in the future.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you all back in the not too distant future.

Kind Regards

Ken Battigan
General Manager
Talbot Hotel Carlow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

Myself, my husband and three children, aged 5, 3 and 7 months stayed in the Talbot for two nights. It was mid term, and there were lots of activities for the children, including a Halloween party on Halloween night. We also used the swimming pool which is great. The staff throughout the hotel were friendly and child oriented. Many of them took the time to chat to the children. Our room was lovely, and there was plenty of room for us all, even though we had a double bed, two single beds and a cot ! We had dinner in the restaurant on both nights. The menu for grown ups isn't huge, but we enjoyed the food we got. The kids menu is good too, and isn't just the usual fare of chicken nuggets and chips. We also had lunch in the Bistro which was very tasty. Our meals and accommodation were very reasonably priced. Travelling with three children isn't easy but the Talbot made it as easy as possible !

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank JulieIreland
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TalbotManager, General Manager at Talbot Hotel Carlow, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Dear Julie,

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review of your recent family stay with us here at the Talbot Hotel Carlow.

I was delighted to read your comments and to know that you all had an enjoyable and relaxing time while here with us. I know that I can speak for all of the team here when I say that they would like to be associated with my thanks for your kind words. It is always a pleasure passing on such feedback and it really makes all our efforts worthwhile.

Hopefully you will all be able to return to the Talbot Carlow in the near future and thank you once again for your time and your feedback.

Warm Regards

Ken Battigan
General Manager
Talbot Hotel Carlow
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

I have just returned from a break in the Talbot hotel Carlow as regular visitori I can never fault the food and we always recommendIT you like fine food and nice wine. The hotel is a long walk from the station but its about €8 in a taxi the staff and very friendly and the rooms are done to a high standard.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank joanne p
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TalbotManager, General Manager at Talbot Hotel Carlow, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Dear Joanne,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of your latest stay with us here at the Talbot Hotel Carlow.

It was a pleasure looking after you and thank you for your kind words and for your loyal custom. Both are very much appreciated and we hope its not too long before you have the chance to return.

Kind Regards

Ken Battigan
General Manager
Talbot Hotel Carlow
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

Stayed there for 3nights very easy to checkin the staff were very friendly and professional the hotel decor was lovely with the bedrooms comfortable-there was a lovely view of the countryside in the restaurant-the menu changed daily which was good if you were staying for more than 1 night and the food was lovely -service was excellent-would highly recommend

  • Stayed November 2013
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Thank Marpre
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TalbotManager, General Manager at Talbot Hotel Carlow, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the time you have taken to post a review on your recent stay with us here at the Talbot Hotel Carlow.

I was delighted to read that you had such an enjoyable and relaxing time here. I know that the team here at the Talbot Carlow will be delighted to read your comments and I am sure that they too would like to thank you for your kind words.

Thank you so much again for your time in writing and we hope that we have the opportunity to look after you again soon.

Warm Regards

Ken Battigan
General Manager
Talbot Hotel Carlow
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dublin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

We are retuning guests and after being so impressed with hotel on our first vist we recommended it to friends. We had a different experience this time though. The first visit the food was amazing variety quality value for money . They have now switched to a set menu format ,variety and quality were poor .The main course the first night was in edible and nobody at the table ate there main course the braised beef was over cooked hard and cold, The desert menu has change and portions shrinked in half.We booked in July a family room and I rang a week before we arrived to confirm our booking and make sure we had family,Iwas told the hotel had a family room held for me ,when we got to our room it was a double room with a camp bed . The receptionist tried to say that was a family room but she was unaware that we had previously stayed in the hotel in a family room so we knew exactly what they we like.Also as per a previous review we were asked to take the children out of the bar as it was past 10pm this is not family friendly at all . The best thing about the hotel are the 2 young girls runng the kids club they are excellent, We sang this hotels praises the last time we came we are now singing a different tune,

  • Stayed October 2013
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Thank bookez
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TalbotManager, General Manager at Talbot Hotel Carlow, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write and post a review of your recent short stay with us at the Talbot Hotel Carlow.

It was with huge disappointment that I read your review and I would like to apologise if you felt we did not meet your expected standards. I was very surprised to note your comments in relation to the food as we have not changed the format and we continue to offer a very extensive dinner menu that changes daily. Also, I am equally surprised with your comments about the rooms as all of our rooms are identical in size and shape and each one contains a double and single bed as standard. We also have the option of a camp bed or travel cot that can be placed in the room as an addition to the double and single.

I was however delighted to note your comments about the girls in our complimentary Tiger Kids Club. Both Aoife and Louise are huge assets to have and I know that all our younger guests warm to them both. Thank you again for your time in reviewing your stay and I hope that we would have the chance to restore your faith at a future date.

Kind Regards

Ken Battigan
General Manager
Talbot Hotel Carlow
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

We went to dinner recently in the Liberty Tree and it was really great ! Aoife was very attentive and the customer service was excellent, she is so friendly and was helpful. I had the fish and my partner had the steak, all cooked to perfection. The meal from starter to dessert was a joy and the views from the restaurant are amazing What more can I say !
Thanks again Talbot Hotel and Aoife, we will be back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank VH1c
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TalbotManager, General Manager at Talbot Hotel Carlow, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of recent visit to our 4th floor Liberty Tree Restaurant at the Talbot Hotel Carlow.

It was a pleasure reading your comments and I know that Aoife will be delighted with your comments. Hopefully it won't be too long before you are back in the restaurant enjoying another great experience.

Many thanks and warm regards,

Ken Battigan
General Manager
Talbot Hotel Carlow
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Property: Talbot Hotel Carlow
Address: Portlaoise Road, Carlow, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Carlow > Carlow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Carlow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Talbot Hotel Carlow 4*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Talbot Hotel is Carlow town's only four star hotel located 5 minutes drive from the town centre with easy access to motorways and only one hour from Dublin. All 84 spacious guest rooms including two spectacular suites and well appointed interconnecting family rooms are designed, furnished and decorated with the ultimate of guest comfort and convenience in mind. A range of dining options are available at the Talbot Hotel Carlow. Corries Bar & Bistro serves delicious food throughout the day including Morning Coffee, Carvery Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Light Bites & Bistro Favorites. The 4th floor Liberty Tree Restaurant offers scenic views of the surrounding rolling countryside and is open daily for Breakfast and Dinner. The award wining Inspirit Health & Leisure Club boasts a 20m Deck Level Pool, Kids Pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Steam Room and Extensive Gym. Indigo Hair & Beauty gives guests the opportunity to relax and be pampered without leaving the hotel. A range of entertainment options are available to hotel residents including the Talbot Tiger's Kids Club at weekends & holiday periods; Live Music & Table Quiz in Corries Bar & Bistro and the DOME Family Entertainment Centre on site offering Bowling, Arcade and Kidzmania Playzone. ... more   less 
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