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Walter Raleigh Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Youghal
Certificate of Excellence
Bruree
1 review
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“relaxing stay at Walter Raleigh”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Booked on internet but when we arrived the booking agent had not forwarded the information to the hotel !
Receptionist was excellent ,no fuss and we were checked in without delay.
Room very comfortable with seaview and a bath which I love to soak in.
Stayed for 2 nights B and B. Food excellent and we had our evening meal at the hotel both nights.
All the staff are friendly and courteous .Thanks Pat for all your help and kindness.
We hope to return soon to chill out.
Dick and Jessie

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank beninBruree
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BarbaraWRH, Manager at Walter Raleigh Hotel, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Dear Dick & Jessie,

We really appreciate you taking the time to post this review, it was very kind of you.
Thank you very much from everyone here!

Hopefully you will return to us in the future,

Warm Wishes & Kind Regards,
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

My Wife and I had a lovely weekend at this hotel. We had a living and social voucher, we got two nights b/b with an evening meal, a bottle wine and fruit basket in the room all for €99. The room was over looking the sea. We had two great nights sleep. The evening meal was very good and also the breakfast and I know what I'm talking as I am a chef and run my own food business. The Staff at this hotel were fantastic, very helpfull and a smile to go with it. We will be staying at this hotel again.
Well done to and keep up the good work....

  • Stayed September 2012
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Thank Thebiker50
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BarbaraWRH, Manager at Walter Raleigh Hotel, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you so much from all the team here for your kind comments.

We hope so much that you return again soon,

Warm Wishes & Kind Regards,
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cork
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Just recently got married and had the reception in The Walter Raleigh Hotel. I can honestly say it was the most fantastic day ever ! The room looked amazing, food was faultless and the staff were brillant.

The day before the wedding ( which I hear is pretty stressful ), we were only in the hotel to drop down bits and pieces and sent on our way again. Barbara the manager, knew what we wanted and did all the hard work. All we had to do was show up on the day !

We had the drinks reception in the Blackwater suite, which is up stairs. There is a balcony over looking the sea and beautiful park across the road. A lovely area for pictures !

We then moved down to the Adelpi Suite down stairs. There is only one word to describe it, AMAZING. The tables had a huge glass mirror with tea lights and crystals. Every second one had a long vase with flowers or a candleabra. The chairs were covered, with a sash of our choice.

There was lovely mood lights going up the walls and music of our choice playing in the backround as we ate.

The service we received that day was second to none. Not one of our quests could find a fault and we got fantastic reviews about the salmon. THE BEST WE EVER HAD, we were told !

The bedrooms were spotless and really comfortable. A beautiful hotel.

I would 100 % reccommend this hotel to any bride and groom to be.

The 11th of August 2012 was the most fantastic day ever and we wish we could do it all over again. Thank you so much Barbara and all the staff.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank donnac0711
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BarbaraWRH, Manager at Walter Raleigh Hotel, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Dear Donna,

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, it was very kind of you to take the time to post this review.
It was our delight to take care of yourself and your guests. You and Gavin were a pleasure to work with throughout the preparations!

From all the team here, we wish you both all the best for the future,

Warm Wishes & Kind Regards,
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Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Just spent a beautiful weekend with my fiance at this hotel. The hotel is located right across the road from the beach. The room was lovely and clean the view was fabulous. The staff were so friendly and approachable. Nothing was too much trouble. We felt extremely welcome here. Plenty of options for breakfast and the food in the bar was lovely also. I cant praise this hotel enough only to say that I highly recommend you pay a visit yourself. We will definitely stay here again without question. Thank you so much for a wonderful visit

Room Tip: Our room was overlooking the beach and was very quiet at night. While it was busier in the morning a...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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BarbaraWRH, Manager at Walter Raleigh Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2012
Dear Valerie,

You are more than welcome & thank you very much for taking the time to post this delightful review.
It is so truly rewarding for us all here to read pleasant reviews like your own, it makes our job even more worthwhile.

We hope that you will return again for another visit with us,

Warm Wishes & Kind Regards
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2012

I have stayed in this hotel many times over the past six or so years, although only once since it re-opened.

I have always received top quality service, and a warm and cheerful welcome. The food is all excellent, and the view from the rooms with a view are very pleasant.

I have no doubt I will back at some point next year.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank vicky_hardwick
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BarbaraWRH, Manager at Walter Raleigh Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2012
Dear Vicky,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review.

We appreciate your kind comments and we hope that you will indeed return soon for another enjoyable stay,

Looking forward to meeting you again,

Warm Wishes & Kind Regards
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Cork
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2012

We just had a very pleasant and enjoyable stay at this hotel. we found it very welcoming, lovely friendly staff, room clean and comfortable with lovely sea view. The breakfast was cooked to order from the menu, which was just delicious. We had our dinner in the bar on one night, and again the food was simply delicious, and the service was next to none. There was entertainment in the bar on the same night being Saturday and it was extremely enjoyable with a lovely atmosphere. Having read some of the recent reviews about this hotel being shabby with a scary lift etc. we didnt have great expectations, but were pleasantly surprised. Would really reccomend this hotel, only dissapointment was the weather.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank BessieCork
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, Manager at Walter Raleigh Hotel, responded to this review, July 3, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

From all the team at the Walter Raleigh Hotel we wish to express our thanks and appreciation for your kind review.

It is always so rewarding to be acknowleged for our efforts in making your stay as pleasant as you outlined .

We hope to see you stay with us again in the near future,

Best Wishes & Kind Regards,
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

We spent the night in this hotel recently - having read the reviews on here, I was wondering what we would find. However, we were very pleasantly surprised. The hotel is in a great spot, and our room had lovely views over a park and onwards to the sea. The room was comfortable and spotlessly clean, and the breakfast was much better than one we had recently in another hotel which has more stars. I love cook-to-order breakfasts, so much better than tired food sitting over a flame or under hot lights, and there was also a very moreish fruit bread which was nice for a change. Staff were very friendly and polite. We had a good wander around, looking at the function rooms one of which has a lovely ballroom floor, and thought the bar looked like somewhere you could while away a few hours if the weather was bad.

The manager Brian mentioned in some of the reviews did not seem to be on duty, but we did meet and chat to Barbara O'Donovan, and if her professional attitude and friendly manner reflects his, it's easy to see why the hotel is so welcoming. The ethos in hotels and other hospitality places does filter down from the top, so it seems to me that the manager must be doing a good job.

I see that the hotel is on the market and hopefully if/when it is bought, the new owners will continue to work to keep it as a family friendly old style hotel - we would certainly return if we were down in that area again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Ladydriver
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, Manager at Walter Raleigh Hotel, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you kindly for your complimenting review.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so much, I will pass on your kind comments to our chefs; it is incredibly rewarding when customers acknowledge their hard work and take the time to thank them.

Management here are indeed aware of the effectiveness of leading by example and working closely with staff daily, thank you again for your generous comments relating to this.

I look forward to hopefully welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future,

Warm Wishes & Kind Regards,
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Property: Walter Raleigh Hotel
Address: O'Brien's Place, Youghal, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Youghal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Youghal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Walter Raleigh Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 200 year old building, well kept to a high standard. Set on the outskirts of Youghal town, nestled perfectly on the edge of the Atlantic ocean. Beautiful sandy beaches at our front door, with miles of walk way along sandy beaches & country settings. A perfect, peaceful, relaxing setting, enjoy fishing, canoeing, boating, shopping, hunting, clay pigeon shooting, cycling, at The Walter Raleigh we have it all covered. ... more   less 
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