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The Old Imperial Hotel
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Youghal
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cork
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Great food and great service”
Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Had my 50th birthday dinner there last night with my family great food great service as always my boys love the food one the ribs the other the chocolate torte thanks a lot will be there a lot over summer

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Mark G, Owner at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Dear george p
Thank you very much for your kind review. We're glad that you had an enjoyable birthday with ourselves and we look forward to looking after all of you you again soon.
Kind regards
Mark Golden
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Cork
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Went on a day trip to Youghal today (26th March, 2014) as weather was lovely and sunny.

Having had a long walk on the beach we were looking forward to
finding a nice place to eat.

We discovered the The Coachhouse Bistro at the Old Imperial Hotel, located on the main street.

Staff were friendly and efficient.

The service was excellent. We had just sat down when a nice friendly
waitress came over with menus and took our order within minutes.

There was a great variety of food and we opted to have paninis, a great
choice, The presentation was great and they were served with salad and the most divine wedges we ever tasted. As we were eating the waitress asked if everything was ok and everything was absolutely brilliant. I think it is a great sign of an establishment when the waitress checks if things are ok for you while eating rather than when you are finished!

There was a lovely atmosphere here. It seems a lot of locals dine here too which is usually a very good sign.

A nice outdoor area was in use too. There was plenty of parking to the rear of the hotel.

I would highly recommend this establishment for dining.

A great experience and will be returning again soon.

Can't comment on sleep quality , rooms or other facilities as we didn't stay here. We were just on a day trip to Youghal.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Corkmist
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Mark G, Owner at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Dear Corkmist
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the coachouse. We all appreciate the kind words especially the kitchen team who are the unseen backbone of the business. Our policy has always been to check on our guests whilst they are here because its the only way to make sure standards don't slip and if there is anything we can improve. We hope to see you again in the future.
Warm wishes
Mark Golden
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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Had an enjoyable night here recently. Location is great, right on main street, above lovely bar and right next to bus stop. The welcome was warm and genuine, yet professional. The lobby and corridors were clean, modern and fresh and the whole hotel was obviously looked after well.
Bedroom was a standard size but was clean and modern with powerful shower and flatscreen TV on the wall. Choice of channels was a little limited however. It was also very warm with no sign of air-conditioning but there were two big windows that we opened for some fresh air.
The biggest asset we found this hotel had however was the girl who seemed to live on the desk - Anna. She really went above and beyond our expectations to find a present that we had mislaid in the room, running up and down the stairs and following us up the street to say she had found it.
If we do return to Youghal we will definitely be looking to stay at this hotel and maybe even have breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank dr0ginexile
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Mark G, Owner at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Dear dr0ginexile
Thank you for your review of your stay with ourselves. We appreciate the kind words and thank you for mentioning Anna by name, she is indeed an asset to have, and does her utmost at all times to ensure our guests are well looked after. Thank you again and we hope to see you in the future should you be in the area.
Kind regards
Mark Golden
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Milford, Ohio
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2014

We weren't sure what this hotel was going to be like with it being in the middle of town on the Main Street. It turns out, we had a very pleasant overnight stay. Our room was comfortable and looked out the back of the hotel with a view of the old town wall and tower. After walking around town looking for a good place to eat, we wound up back at the hotel and the staff was able to squeeze us in at the last minute (they normally require reservations, with it being a Friday night).

Our meals were very good. I had the Supreme of Irish Chicken with Wild Mushroom sauce, which was to die for, and my husband had the Sirloin Steak. Service was pleasant and the wait for food was reasonable. The proprietor was there in the evening and again at breakfast, and we had a very pleasant conversation with him

Our room had a comfortable king sized bed and the room was nice once we got the situation with the radiator sorted out. The staff was very apologetic, but it wasn't a huge deal (just cold until we got it turned on correctly). Shower had good pressure and decent temperature.

All in all, I'd return for a stay. It was nice to be able to just walk around town, visit the pubs, and walk back to the hotel. The only negative of this hotel is there is no lift, so plan accordingly with the luggage. Thankfully, we were only 1 floor up.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank vmalott
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Mark G, Owner at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, 10 March 2014
Dear vmalott
Thank you for your detailed review which we appreciate. I do indeed remember speaking with both of you after breakfast and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in the country, and am glad that Anna sorted your radiator issue promptly. The building unfortunately at the does not have a lift but any of the lads on duty are happy to assist with luggage and do so frequently.
We would be delighted to have you stay again should you be in the area in the future.
Warm wishes
Mark Golden
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Nottingham England
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

You are made to feel welcome from the moment you enter. The manager / owner is there, pouring coffees, taking orders and getting stuck in with the serving staff. All of the staff are excellent, and a real asset to the business. Many of the customers were regulars and spoken to by the staff like they were family members.

The food is absolutely superb, a super selection and perfectly cooked.

I can see why people would return here on a regular basis; I would go as far as describing the restaurant in the Old Imperial as the best run restaurant I have ever seen. I will be returning at the earliest opportunity.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank PerfectlyNormal
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Mark G, Owner at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
Dear PerfectlyNormal,
Your very positive review is greatly appreciated by all of us here at the hotel. Yes I do Muck in all the time as I'm not going to ask someone else to do what I am not willing to do myself. Your praise is high and I can assure you we have days where things don't always flow the way we want but we do our best. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you in the future.
Best wishes
Mark Golden
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Dublin Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014

Stayed at The Old Imperial Hotel Saturday 18th Jan. 2014. This hotel was def. value for money - situated on the main street of Youghal about 20 mins. walk from the beach. The room was spotless and cosy. The staff without exception excellent from Check in/out bar staff and restaurant staff. Had the pleasure of dining in the restaurant on Saturday night - must say the food could not be faulted - we were a large group and all thought the same. Well done to the guys who own this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Anne T
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Mark G, Owner at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
Dear Anne T,
Thank you for your very kind and positive review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and it is especially nice that you viewed all the crew here as helpful. Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Warm wishes
Mark Golden
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Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

A very reasonable hotel. Ate in the bar three nights running. Food was excellent, as was the service. You will not leave this place hungry. Rooms are comfortable. Breakfast was freshly cooked. Conveniently located in the centre of town. A good atmosphere in the bar.

Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Thank BumpyBut
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Mark G, Owner at The Old Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
Dear BumpyBut,
Thank you for your positive review which the crew here appreciate. Its nice to read that you were pleased with all aspects of the hotel and your words only encourage the team members to work towards improving standards here. We hope to see you again in the future.
Warm wishes
Mark Golden
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Property: The Old Imperial Hotel
Address: The Old Imperial Hotel 27 N North Main Street, Youghal, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Youghal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Youghal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Imperial Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Imperial Hotel is one of the oldest accommodations in the historic town of Youghal. Built in the 18th century, it was used as a stage coach stop for the Bianconi Line. Located in the heart of the town, yet only a 1 km walk from the sea front, The Old Imperial Hotel is committed to providing excellent service and value to all our guests. With a fantastic location just off the N25, each of our newly refurbished 18 spacious en-suite bedrooms are tastefully decorated with complimentary WIFI, and tea and coffee making facilities. All 18 of our newly refurbished en-suite bedrooms are designed with comfort in mind. Accommodation includes a range of superior rooms, large family rooms which can accommodate up to 2 adults and 3 children, standard double rooms and twin and single rooms. In room amenities include TV, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms with free Internet access. Breakfast is served daily from 7:30am - 10am each morning. Full a la carte menu available daily from 11:30am including daily specials. Secure private car park for our customers. ... more   less 
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