This is a very big hotel which is not near Limerick city, so potential guests be warned. Check in was quick, receptionist was friendly, and we were pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to a suite at no extra chage. There’s free underground parking for residents, and also a leisure centre, including swimming pool and all that goes along with it. We didn’t get the opportunity to use it, but it looked very good. The Maldron have two ‘eateries’ – on the ground floor is the Stir Bistro, which is more like a bar than a bistro. It’s not the sort of place you’d have an intimate meal in as there’s a large screen television blaring out sports, so there are groups of people cheering on different teams, making it far too noisy to enjoy a meal. There is a restaurant on the 1st floor but it is only used as a place to serve breakfast. There is nowhere within walking distance around the vicinity of the hotel where one can have a meal so we took a taxi into Limerick City. Taxi trips cost between €6 and €8 each way. The suite we got was huge and looked out over a landscaped garden, rooms clean and bed very comfortable. It was really quiet and we had a very good night’s sleep. Had to ring reception next morning as there was no hot water in the bathroom at all. The porter came up promptly and showed us where to switch the water heater on. There should have been a notice on the back of the door to explain this without us having to ring reception. It took far longer than the ‘few minutes’ he said it would take to heat up, so we decided to have breakfast first and then come back and shower. There was a great selection of choices for breakfast but the cooked breakfast had one big fault – it wasn’t hot (like the shower), which is not acceptable. By the time we got back to our room the water had heated up, but unfortunately it went cold in the middle of the second person’s shower. This was a big suite suitable for a family, but I wouldn’t like to be trying to sort out showers for children and adults. It’s just ridiculous in this day and age that such a situation prevails in a hotel. Have to admit, we’ve never come across it before as surely an electric shower would be much cheaper to run than heating up a tank of water, which still couldn't supply enough water for two shower. We met the porter on the corridor when we were leaving and he asked us had the water heated up, so we told him what happened. He said he would have it looked into, but it was too late for us, we were heading down to check out. We mentioned it to the girl at the desk as we handed in our room cards but she didn’t seem bothered by it at all. She was helpful to us in other respects though, and check out was as quick as check in. Bed and breakfast for two of us, including a glass of wine on arrival was €47, which was a special online deal, so that in itself was very good value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located just minutes from the vibrant Limerick city with its many attractions including King Johns castle, the Hunt museum, the treaty stone and Thomond Park to name but a few.The ideal base for day trips to Bunratty Castle , the cliffs of Moher, Ballyhoura, Adare village, and Foynes flying boat museum.For shopping enthusiasts, the hotel is located minutes from the famous Crescent shopping centre and the array of high street city centre stores including Debenhams and Brown Thomas.For those visiting Limerick on business, the Hotel is perfectly located as a meeting point , with direct access onto new motorway systems to Dublin, Cork and Galway.All our bedrooms are designed with business in mind and with 12 dedicated meeting rooms the Maldron is the first choice for many business meetings.The hotel is also located within minutes of the Regional hospital, Raheen business park, Mary Immaculate college, the University of Limerick and the National Technology park.With 143 spaciously designed bedrooms we can offer many choices of accommodation including King, double, triple and family rooms catering for all your accommodation needs.Club Vitae Leisure Club with 20m swimming pool , gym , sauna , Jacuzzi , steam room Extensive dining options including Stir Bar and Restaurant ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Limerick Maldron Hotel