Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Limerick
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We woke up to get an early start and ate at the breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant. The weather looked good as we packed and hit the road. We had many miles to go before the end of the day.
First we dropped in at Cong to take in a few of the locations associated with the movie, The Quiet Man. It hadn't changed very much since our …
... a lot!!
Once back at the hotel, we checked out and boarded our coach for the last little bit of travel. A short stop in the town of Adare for lunch was made. Adare has some thatched cottages right on the main street. But the pub and the cold beer called to us more than the cottages.
We arrived in Limerick and checked into our hotel which was right on the bank of the river. In fact from our room, it looked like we were ...
... down over the years which – according to the blurb - are normally only visible under the sea. We drove through part of The Burren, a special conservation area (about 250 sq km) because of its landscape and flora. There is hardly any soil – just limestone rocks – but it supports a range of plants from arctic-alpine to Mediterranean.
We also went to a place called Kilkee in Co Clare, on ...
... a good time.
Speak of fun, now the real evening began. My housemates told me I could have a going away party. I was a little bit nervous, thinking it would be a flop and nobody would show up, but au contraire! More showed up than I imagined and the night was a huge success! When I ran into people who came over the next few days, they exclaimed how “epic” my party was. I made salsa, just a regular kind with no frills, but the Irish aren’t used to ...
... session to complete my field research, then back to Ennis to interview one of the singers. To save myself from redundancy, I'm going to copy paste part of my ethnography here for you to explain a pretty cool experience:
"Richard turned the floor to the "two American girls" again, so I decided to try something different. In my few months in Ireland, I am learning that people like to hear songs from a singer's home. They often get excited when I ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Limerick
My family and i joined the Radisson lesiure complex recently. Whilst the majority of the staff are civil and pleasent I am not impressed with the manager. We have had a number of issues with his attitude which I must say is not customer friendly.
These days when gym membership is at a premium I think that those working in the services industry should remember who it is, contributes to their wages.
All you need to remember when dealing with people is " how would you like to be treated". I'm fed up of paying good money and getting attitude in return.
I think its time to move somewhere else and will be advising our friends all of whom feel the same to take their business elsewhere.
Stayed here the final night of 10 day tour with 20+ people. Accomodations were uncomfortable--too hot, no ventilation, no screens in windows so the choice was open windows and fill the room with bugs, or avoid sleeping. Not a great prep for a full day of air travel home.
I spent 2 nights in this fantastic hotel last week and it had to have been one of the most relaxing stays I had in Ireland.
I was checked in to a very large bedroom, which when you travel with the amount of luggage I do (including my wife), you need it.
We treated ourselves to a massage in their beauty salon - came out of it more relaxed than I have been in a long time.
We met up with some of our relatives in the Restaurant on the 2 nd night - had the most delicious rack of lamb, while my lovely wife had monkfish - will definately go back again.
This may even get me to try their hotels in the states.
Better then most
I enjoyed my stay there very much. Very clean up to date. Very nice staff and the pub is a great place for a beer and bite to eat if your not into fine dinning which they have... for an amarican going to ireland,this is as close as you will get to a hotel like you get here at home....
enjoy your stay Sabrina...
Stayed in the Radisson in Limerick for a weekend break.All I can say is brillant. Beautiful new hotel with very well trained friendly staff who did the hotel proud to name but a few, Bridget in Reservations, Tom in the bar, Magella at reception and duty manager Gillian. Bought my kids with me and they loved it! Leisure centre relaxing and play area for kids great idea. Food and service out of this world. Would recommend it to anyone and guys see ye all in June.
THIS is the place to stay.
This is by no means a five star hotel, but it is a great, clean place to stay. It is quiet, and there is internet service in the lobby if you need it. The rooms are quite large by UK standards. The breakfast is average (eggs, ham, toast, etc.) The thing that makes this hotel is the LOCATION! It is inbetween Shannon Airport and just about 10-15 minutes or so from Limerick. It is 5 minutes from Bunratty Castle ******DO NOT MISS THE BANQUET THEY HAVE YEAR-ROUND*********. Look at the Radisson Online for great rates. Under 100 Euro and some include breakfast. All in all, THIS is the place to stay if you are visiting Limrick (also see Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher which are a solid hour drive).
The Best Breakfast
I recently stayed at the Radisson SAS Hotel Limerick for 1 night. The design and decor impressed me immediately as it was very welcoming and lacked the formal old style hotel which is common throughout Ireland.
Room was very comfortable with colours which were easy on the eye! The highlight was the wonderful buffet breakfast which was the best I've had. Will definetly return and recommend to others.
Top notch hotel
I recently spent 2 nights in the Limerick region and happened to come upon the Radissson hotel. Fantastic facility with a nice pub, restaurant and leisure centre. It made my stay more pleasureabe as I was staying in a hotel that was not in the city but close enough to get into if I wanted to. I travelled around and did the Cliffs of moher and a night at Bunratty, all of which are accessible to the hotel as they are on the main road to these locations. Well worth staying in and i have already booked again for next year.
Restaurant service was very poor
The hotel is in a very pleasant setting (althoughthe downside of this is the distance from the city. Don't stay here if you don't have a car). The rooms were very roomy with nice decor. The breakfast buffet is one of the best I've ever seen. However the staff (with the exception of a few in the bar) were extremely unhelpful and the service was so slow we were forced to cancel our dinner order one evening and head into the city in search of sustenance!
Brillant for a special occasion
When I arrived at the hotel, i was immediately aware that this was a new and architectually designed hotel. On entering we were greeted by very nice (if not abit too formal) by it's staff. Our room was exceptionally clean with great facalities. We enjoyed a nice meal in the restauant which had a great menu, and the pub had a lovely relaxed atmosphere. The only thing i wouln't recommend would be the room service, as the breakfast was bordering on awful! Otherwise i would definetly go there again!