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The Old Imperial Hotel
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Youghal
Certificate of Excellence
Canberra, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

We stumbled upon this Hotel as cork was in grid lock and we are so happy we left Cork.From the time we entered the hotel we loved it,from the art work to the room with king size bed ,and the great food served in their restaurant. We found out that the waiter serving our drinks and food was in fact Mark the Co owner. All we can say is go their and experience true hospitality, Mark and his team could show many so called 5 star establishments how to do things right. Lucky Youghal and Ireland.Thanks from 2 traveling Aussies

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mark G, Owner at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Dear bfg62
Cork's loss was indeed our gain! Thank you very much for your upbeat review. Your words are greatly appreciated by the whole team here. Delighted that you enjoyed your short stay with us and hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday here in Ireland.
Best wishes
Mark Golden
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Stayed here recently for the first time. All the staff I interacted with we're brilliant. Our room was on the second floor and was spotless the decor was really impressive. The food was first class and good value for money. I visit Youghal a few times a year and in the words of Arnold from the movie. I'll Be Back!

Room Tip: Look for room number 2 on the second floor! it faces the courtyard so there is no traffic noise.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mark G, Owner at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Dear Youghal817
Thank you for your kind words. Its nice for the whole team to hear such positive thoughts. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Best wishes
Mark Golden
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Cork
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

My wife & I stayed at the Old Imperial Hotel Youghal for two nights B & B . We concur with all the positive reviews listed . . Staff were all friendly and helpful . Rooms were comfortable & spotless . Breakfast was delicious . We also had an evening meal on our first day and it was top notch delicious and very reasonably priced ,.if you're looking for a small hotel in Youghal that gives you a genuine 'home from home' feeling look no further than The Old Imperial Hotel. As Arnold said 'We'll be back '

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mark G, Owner at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Dear noel_keena
Thank you for your very kind review. I am glad that we were able to provide the whole package to yourselves. We hope to see you again should you be in the area.
Best wishes
Mark Golden
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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Situated bang in the middle of historic Youghal The Old Imperial is the perfect spot for a break in East Cork. Staff are warm, friendly, most helpful and the food is truly wonderful - and most creatively presented. And the best part is that it's fantastic value for money which is so important at the moment. There's tons to see in Youghal even on a bitter cold Spring day!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mark G, Owner at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, April 13, 2013
Dear May S
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and service with ourselves and more importantly that you enjoyed your excursions around the town.
We hope to see you again in the future.
Best wishes
Mark Golden
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Cork
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Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 1 night. Really enjoyed my time there. Welcome & check in second to none -thanks to mark, the owner / manager. The room was lovely, very comfortable. We had drinks in the bar near the roaring fire, we ate also in the bar. The food was divine. We had breakfast also, the best breakfast ever! I had an omelette & my other half had a salmon / egg dish. Still raving about it. I wld highly recommend this hotel for accommodation & for food - great staff - great value for money. I wld def stay again.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Neets76
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Mark G, Owner at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, April 13, 2013
Dear Neets76
Thank you very much for your kind words. We are all very glad that we made your stay an enjoyable one and we look forward to seeing you again in the future should you be in the area.
Best wishes
Mark Golden
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Dublin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 844 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Very friendly. Quiet. Central. Off-street parking.
Comfortable Bed. Excellent room facilities: free WiFi, tea-making facilities, hair-dryer, iron & board and good quality toiletries. Spotlessly clean.
Excellent restaurant, wide choice, quality dishes - really tasty (try the Smokies starter - delicious!). And the Murphy's was great!
Great breakfast - I had the haddock & poached eggs which was fantastic - but, there is a wide choice to suit everyone.
Fortified by a fine breakfast we did the self-guided walking tour of the town (there's an App). Youghal is steeped in history, the Collegiate Church alone is worth a detour. Youghal may not be on the main tourist trail, but the combination of this fine hotel and the town's history make it well worth a visit.
We had a lovely stay & would highly recommend.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mark G, Owner at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, April 13, 2013
Dear pgbDublin
Thank you for your very kind review of our hotel and indeed the town of Youghal. I am delighted that you enjoyed the whole package and it is comments like yours, that make this job worthwhile.
We hope to welcome you again in the future.
Best wishes
Mark Golden
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

We stayed in the Imperial Hotel last Saturday night,were really surprised by the high standard of both accommodation and food,,staff and management were very polite and efficient,.we were amazed at how busy the dining room was but not surprised as the food was delicious and well presented,a hotel with a good atmosphere.We had seen the Tv programme and glad to say it exceeded our expectations,will be back.Josie

Room Tip: very spacious and quiet room at back,second floor
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mark G, Owner at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear Josie H
Thank you for your uplifting words, it's nice to hear that we made your stay with us an enjoyable one. The kitchen team thank your for your positive words also. We look forward to seeing you again in the future should you be in the area.
Best wishes
Mark Golden
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Property: The Old Imperial Hotel
Address: The Old Imperial Hotel 27 N North Main Street, Youghal, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Youghal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Youghal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Imperial Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Imperial Hotel is one of the oldest accommodations in the historic town of Youghal. Built in the 18th century, it was used as a stage coach stop for the Bianconi Line. Located in the heart of the town, yet only a 1 km walk from the sea front, The Old Imperial Hotel is committed to providing excellent service and value to all our guests. With a fantastic location just off the N25, each of our newly refurbished 18 spacious en-suite bedrooms are tastefully decorated with complimentary WIFI, and tea and coffee making facilities. All 18 of our newly refurbished en-suite bedrooms are designed with comfort in mind. Accommodation includes a range of superior rooms, large family rooms which can accommodate up to 2 adults and 3 children, standard double rooms and twin and single rooms. In room amenities include TV, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms with free Internet access. Breakfast is served daily from 7:30am - 10am each morning. Full a la carte menu available daily from 11:30am including daily specials. Secure private car park for our customers. ... more   less 
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