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Historical Traveler Reviews Patrick Punch's Hotel Limerick
Classiest hotel around
We heard from friends of ours about their wonderful experience at the patrick punchs hotel in limerick and just had to see it for ourselves. From the moment we walked in the door we felt right at home. Two receptionists greeted us so warmly and check in was extremely efficient and speedy. they couldnt do enough to help!! The room was simply amazing and the bed was so comfortable I didn't want to get up! The rooms are fully equiped and very very clean! The restaurant was outstanding and the service there was great. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced!! Then on to the bar where we spent the evening. The atmosphere was brilliant and both the staff and the locals are very friendly! We booked for one night but stayed for 3 as it was just the most perfect place you could ever book into! and we already have more bookings in place! Seriously you must experience it to believe it!!
Patric Punches Hotel
We have just returned from a long weekend in limerick 31/1/07.
There were six of us in are group (all male) and we all agreed that the punches hotel was more or less faultless.breakfast was plentyfull with a good selection,lunch was first class though we never tried the evening menu.staff very welcoming and helpfull.
Limerick town center is about 15 mins walk away with a good selection of shops and lots of bars(400 so we were told).
The people of limerick are very friendly in deed,we heard that limerick was named STAB CITY but believe me that is a load of rubish, felt safe at all times of the day and night .
Great hotel . Great place to visit..
We go on lots of weekend breaks in Europe and can truly say that this was one of the best. We could not fault anything from Friday to Sunday. In particular the hotel was excellent. The room was lovely, clean and quiet. The rest of the hotel was large enough to enjoy with a smart, public bar and the restaurant was classy with delicious, imaginative and fairly priced food. There is a good Chinese restaurant across the road if you feel like a change. There really was no need to venture out in the evening although the city centre is a couple of bus stops away.
We had a great time exploring the Dingle peninsula which was stunning!
Would stay here anytime. A great hotel in a beautiful part of the world only 20mins from Shannon airport.
Pretty good all round
My family and I (7 of us in total) had 3 nights here in Jan 2007. We found the hotel very clean, modern and the rooms were spacious. We found the restaurant very good and the pool, saunce and jacuzi an added bonus. The bar was very nice and the bar snacks were very good too. One of the rooms we had was a family room (102) which had 4 beds, we found this great with an active 4 yr old!!! The only tiny let down was that the view from 2 of our rooms wasn't great, there was a disused petrol station, bookies and fast food joint but I've been told that this is being re-developed soon.
Good With One Big BUT
I spent three nights at Patrick Punchs and found a lot to like. The Hotel is easy to find, the Staff is exceedingly courteous, parking is free and secure, and the Lemonsol Restuarant at the Hotel was wonderful - Ireland is not known for its food but this Fusion/Continental Restuarant was outstanding. The Indoor Pool and Sauna is a big plus as well. The Hotel is new and clean but - and it's a big but - the beds are mediocre and the foam pillows offer nothing but a neckache. A request for a down or feather pillow was met with a polite apology as the Hotel had none. This resulted in 3 nights of limited sleep for my Partner and I and our "Queen-sized" bed was actually 2 Twin beds shoved together. I wish I could give Patrick Punchs an unqualified recommendation but even with the great Promotional Rates going on what good is a Hotel with lousy mattresses and bad pillows? Let's hope they address these issues quickly.
Good but with reservations
Patrick Punchs Hotel is a nice place to stay - modern decor, helpful staff, comfortable rooms. Got lots going for it, as other reviewers have stated. However, while it gets the big things right it is lacking in character and does let itself down on the details. For example, in the room there was no information on local tourist attractions or even a menu for the hotel restaurant. It was a double room, but only had one armchair. At the swimming pool, no attendant, no towels, no soap in the showers, no hooks to hang your towel. Look on the hotel website and there is no map or even directions how to find the place. They can't even agree what its name is - Punch, Punchs, Punches, Punch's! (which makes internet searches a bit of a lottery). These might all sound a bit picky, but the cumulative effect of them dampened our enthusiasm for a short break in the hotel.
What a pleasant surprise!
Although a bit away (1 mile walk) from the exciting downtown of Limerick, Patrick Punch's Hotel was a fabulous stay! This place is brand new, with amazing, New York-cool decor and a happening bar and pub. Parking is free, secure, and under the building. You couldn't pick a better place!
Great Hotel, not to be missed!
Stayed here for two nights with my partner and some friends while over from the UK for the races at Limerick racecourse. Had originally booked another hotel in the area but on arrival decided that it was not up to the standards suggested on their website so instead decided to try out Patrick Punch's, the hotel was great, superbly done up, staff were so helpful and friendly, I couldn't recommend it more!
Loved Patrick Punches
This a really lovely little hotel. The staff on the front desk were really welcoming and very nice. The lobby is ultra modern and chic. More importantly the rooms are very stylish and the beds are ultra comfy. Bathrooms are probably a bit on the more basic side but the shower was good so it didn't really matter. The Breakfast buffet in the morning is seceond to none, everything you could want and more for a full Irish. The pool facility is good together with a jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. The only tiny negative is that is isn't as centrally located as I had expected, it is about a five minute drive outside the city centre, so walking wasn't an option on a cold October night! However I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.
Stroke of Luck
October 22nd 2006
We have just returned from a visit to Ireland and spent 3 nights at the new Patrick Punch's Hotel. We could quite happily have spent the whole of our visit there. The rooms were enormous and beautifully furnished, the restaurant served excellent food with choices from both Europe and Asia and the pool and leisure facilities were fantastic. The best part however was the entire staff in the hotel, who are to be congratulated on the way they treated us - absolutely first class service. The hotel is a 20 minute walk away from the city centre on a busy road and we would advise a request for a room overlooking the courtyard. We loved this place and will certainly stay again when we return to Ireland.