To be honest we were attracted by the price and the good reviews on here but were very satisfied with the choice we made. The ' Pilgrims Rest ' is that little bit different. Housed in a rather austere but brightly painted building within its own grounds, and ample parking. You enter through a side door and there is no reception as such but we were approached straight away and shown to our room with the minimum of fuss. It was once used to accommodate ladies visiting Mount Melleray, a Monastery situated next door but has been turned into nice little hotel with its own unique atmosphere. Many of the original features remain, dark wood surrounds and doors but lightened with modern touches with bright curtains and tiling in the bathrooms. The rooms are spacious and even on a hot day, airy, with in our case, views across the valley. We had a large ensuite bathroom with an excellent shower. I personally found the bed a bit lumpy but my wife thought it was ok. Yes it is slightly old fashioned and slightly dated with some of its decor but we found this added to its charm. The location is very quiet but there are some nice walks, including the Monastery grounds. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Full Irish breakfast with all the trimmings was filling and of a good standard, everything freshly cooked. We had an evening meal on the first night. We had not booked but this was not a problem. It was basic fare but well cooked and the food was again good quality. We were visiting relatives in a nearby village and this was an ideal base for a couple of nights. They are open for tea & coffee if you are passing
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in a beautiful part of the magnificent Irish countryside, The Pilgrim's Rest Hotel is your choice for peace, rest and retreat! Beauty, style and elegance. Our beautiful Georgian country house has been transformed into an unusual and magnificent hotel. If you are looking to relax and enjoy a more peaceful lifestyle then The Pilgrim's Rest Hotel is for you. The Pilgrim Rest Hotel near the heritage town of Lismore is surrounded by beautiful mountain views and is adjacent to the famous Mount Melleray Abbey. The Pilgrims Rest Hotel near Lismore, County Waterford is set in 2 acres of delightful gardens making it an excellent base for touring, golf, walking and fishing. All rooms en-suite. With prices of €35 Euros for a single room and €49 Euros for a double room. ... more less
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