Clarion Hotel Limerick
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Our final stop in Ireland: Limerick! After another bus ride, we arrived at our last destination. A quick stop at the tourist office and at our hotel and we were off the explore the city (this had clearly become our routine.)
Wanting to have a slow relaxing day, we didn't have too much on the agenda. First up, St. Mary's Cathedral. A little disappointing since most of it was under renovation, but still nice. From there, ...
... Blarney House manor and an enchanted witch and fairy playground. Along the way we marveled at the "natural" waterfalls and prehistoric stone circles, as well as made friends with a horse and donkey. I also took a blind walk up and down some wishing steps, much to Ryan's and Rufio's amusement. We ended our self-guided tour with a crawl through the caves beneath the castle. When we had enough fairy tale charm for one afternoon we rejoined Kerin, who was nursing a Colm-induced headache, and ...
... You" by Cee Lo Green. The singer had tons of energy and even did justice to "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele...while crowd surfing. We danced into the morning and I went back to the bed and breakfast, sure to avoid the ROUS's, and excited to see what the next day had in store...
In keeping with today's theme, my salutation will be a little different...
"As you wish,"
... of scrub. † †Many dairy herds, but none larger than 80 to 100 head. Many new roads in the last few years ... during Ireland's period of prosperity. Many new houses, but also many that hadn't been completed, and lots that had been completed but not sold. Always lots of tractors on the roads, even through the towns. When we arrived many of us piled into "jaunting cars" ie horse and carts for a trip around ...
... bright spot was when the innkeeper explained that it was the peacock on premises that did all the midnight screaming.
"Was something wrong?"
"No, he's been doing that for 10 years."
Ummm, how about a WARNING to your guests? "Pay no attention to the screaming peacock."!!!???
While Dave polished off the remains of everyone's breakfast (one of the benefits of being the only one in the family who doesn't lose an appetitie in the face ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Clarion Hotel Limerick
Hotel is excellent value for money. The rooms are fantastic, nice an roomy and so is the bathroom. Everything is nice and new and the upgrade package for an extra EUR40 is great value. My parents were given a free upgrade as well which was a great surprise. Room service was very quick and breakfast the next morning was lovely. Would recommend anyone to stay here if travelling to Limerick.
My friend & I recently stayed at the Clarion for one nite. Arrived from the US on the early morning flight so we hoped to check into the hotel earlier. The room that we booked (1 Double & 1 Twin Bed) wasn't ready and wouldn't be for several hours but being tired from the flight we decided to take the room that was available which had 1 Double bed. Good thing we were only staying for one nite because our 3 pieces of luggage took up any free space that there was in this tiny room. I know hotel rooms in Europe are much smaller than those in the US but this room was small. The view from our window was of this huge garbage dump & the Shannon River. The hotel was noisy and you could here all the doors slamming when other guests left/came back to their room. The did have a computer in the lobby with free internet access which was a nice perk. Location was good and within walking distance to the main road. Conveniently located near Dolan's pub which we went to for a nite of drinking & live music. Didn't get to eat the breakfast that was included in our room rate because our train left early in the morning and breakfast didn't start on Saturday until later. Would stay there again but book the Double& Single Bed configuration because that room would be much bigger than the one we had. Hotel staff was nice and helpful.
Very Affordable Luxury
I stayed at The Clarion for 4 nights in August. The room was modern in design and very comfortable, lovely Egyptian cotton duvets - no feather pillows though which you'd expect from a 4* hotel. The bar food is Asian fusion and fab, the restaurant was disappointing - everything was smothered in butter and sweet peppers - not for those of you with an educated palet. I would highly recommend The Clarion and stay there again, very cheap compared to a London 4*, my room was only about £60 a night. Avoid the restaurant though, there a far better places to eat in Limerick.
I stayed in the Clarion for 2 nights and it was absolutely terrific. Luxurious rooms. friendly staff and wonderful food and drink. What more could you ask for in a hotel.
Beautiful hotel. Very large, clean rooms. My family very much enjoyed our stay here. Somewhat pricey, but a very nice stay. The waterfront area is still being renovated next to the hotel so the view is just OK on that side, but when it is complete, this will be an outstanding place to stay.
Clarion lived up to recommendation
The Clarion is fab! It's apparantly the tallest hotel in Ireland!!! We weren't sure where to stay, as limerick has loads of chain hotels, but our guide from tourlimerick recommended it before we left home, and it was worth every penny. It's situated over looking the estuary and seems to be quite a new hotel.There a great traditional irish music pub called 'Dolan's' just 2 minutes walk away. It's also a good place for a big irish breakfast if you fancy a change. Some of the scenes and places in the book Angels Ashes are with walking distance of the hotel.
All in all,a good area to stay in.
Fabulous for all!
My husband regularly stays at the Clarion when he works in Limerick. We took our children (aged 10, 6 and 2) with us when for a week recently. The hotel (mostly full of business people) coped fabulously with our children and we were welcomed very warmly indeed. Although the restaurant is truly fabulous, if you're only staying for one night eat in the bar, the Oriental cuisine is spectacular and you can order bits and pieces when the mood takes you. The bar is lively (but not too noisy) and this is a great way to people watch, or sit and have a good chat.
The swimming pool is great too! Not what I'd call big, but big enough and you can't beat the view (it's on the first floor!)
Fantastic hotel. I stayed here in September 03. The rooms are a luxury, just as the other review stated it is like a 5 star! The hotel was very busy when we got there and the restaurant was booked out so we had to eat in the Kudos Bar, the food here was delicious and very reasonable. I will definately stay here again!
Like staying in the five star hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff. We booked the room just 5 hours before we arrive. The room is big and clean. They also provided extra bed for my 3 yrs old daughter free of charge, with view to the river. Buffet breakfast is wonderful with lots of choices of hot/cold meal and the view from the restaurant is fantastic. We will be staying there again if we visiting Limerick.