Fodor's Expert Review Absolute Hotel

Sir Harry's Mall, Island Rd., Limerick City, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Conveniently located on a riverbend in Limerick's medieval center, this boat-shape hotel, marked by its pronounced architecture and design, is a great base for city sightseeing, dining, and shopping. Built in 2007, the hotel features a dramatically big reception area, while the bar and restaurant both have floor-to-ceiling windows and terraces beside the rushing Abbey River. Staff seem delighted to be working here, and service is exceptionally prompt and friendly. The informal ABG (Absolute Bar and Grill) is a firm favorite with shoppers and business people, and serves lunch until 5 pm. Rooms are spacious, uncluttered, and contemporary, with a soothing color scheme, some exposed brick, and large windows.

PROS

  • museums and bars within 100 yards
  • short walk to shopping area
  • reasonably priced food and drink

CONS

  • secure private parking is limited (€5 for nearby public parking)
  • not easy to find

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
BusinessViews
Lively
Central
Casual Chic
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 061-463–600

HOTEL DETAILS

99 rooms

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