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Quality Hotel & Leisure Center Youghal
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Youghal
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Stayed in one of the holiday homes attached to the hotel, with full use of all the hotel's facilities. Had a great week, in large part because the weather was so good - and it was just outside peak season so not overrun with too many kids :)

The house was nice, clean, modern and had plenty of space.
The Hotel itself is almost right on the beach - the road up to it just finishes on the beach.
About 5 or 10 minutes drive outside Youghal, certainly not walking distance if that's what you're looking for. Although you could walk along the beach almost all the way in I'd say if you're energetic.

The staff were all very friendly and helpful in any dealings we had with them.
Foodwise, had breakfast and some pizza and both were very good.
Free access to the leisure centre was great, used the pool a few times. It's relatively shallow so no problem with the young ones, but also has a baby pool too.
Little playground out front for the toddlers.
Plenty to do in the area and within a half hours drive.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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AllenMcEnery, General Manager at Quality Hotel & Leisure Center Youghal, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2012

Hi, thanks for your review, glad that you and your family enjoyed your break and we home to see you back with us again in the future. Regards Allen Mc Enery

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Reviewed 2 September 2012

We are just back from a lovely weekend at the Quality Hotel in Youghal. The weather was fantastic and this played a big part in us enjoying our stay even more. Redbarn beach is located right beside the hotel which a huge bonus point for the hotel, you literally walk out the door of the Coast bar ,down the steps and your feet hit the sand!!

Our apartment was a little dated (tired) but very spacious with 2 bedrooms , one en-suite and the other with a full bathroom next door.The kids bedroom even had a telly and dvd player which the kids loved when they woke early in the morning! The kitchen had everything you could need for self catering. We slept very well in our room, the bed was extremely comfortable.We had a balcony to sit out on at night with a glass of wine which was nice.

The staff at the hotel were very friendly and attentive throughout our stay.The only thing to disappoint us was when we had breakfast in Lannigans bar and to be honest i wouldn't recommend it, none of us enjoyed it and left a little hungry.

The leisure centre is very good. The swimming pool was a great hit with us all, we went twice a day for over an hour a time and had great fun. There is a small playground suited to toddlers, 2 outdoor soccer areas, a kids club, kids cinema, a kids disco , so loads to do and no time to be bored!

We will definitely be back and will recommend our friends and family do the same :)

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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AllenMcEnery, General Manager at Quality Hotel & Leisure Center Youghal, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2012

Thank you for your review, the weather certainly helps in our location. I am glad that you enjoyed your break and that you found the accommodation comfortable and the leisure centre good, pity about your breakfast experience however. Anyway I am glad to hear you would recommend our hotel and that you will be back. Regards Allen Mc Enery

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Reviewed 31 August 2012

i have just returned from a 5 night stay at this hotel, we stayed in one of the holiday homes, which was amazing, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms :) full kitchen and comfy sitting room, my 4 yr old son who has autism was with us and he doesnt like doors been closed, the staff at the hotel had no problem opening the 4th bedroom in the house,which comes with and extra charge,and they didnt even charge us for it, the staff were lovely,when we got into the house there was no cot for my two yr old,i rang up to the hotel and there was somebody down within 5 mins with a cot and a high chair,the staff cannot do enough for you,i put my kids into the creche one day for and hour,the girl sinead that was working there was just brillant,when i explained my son had autism she reasured me he was in good hands and she would give him as much of a one to one as possible,they both had a great time an stayed an extra hour,then the next night sinead took him to the cinema with the kids club and looked after him..she made our holiday,i have never been to a hotel that were so understanding of autism, everything was perfect,the food was lovely,there was something on everynight,and the pool was great for the kids also they have a lovely little playground, i cannot wait to go back to this hotel again..

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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AllenMcEnery, General Manager at Quality Hotel & Leisure Center Youghal, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2012

There is only one person more pleased than myslef with your review and that is Sinead, thank you for your gracious review and for being so complimentary about our staff, we do try to go that little bit extra if we can and it is nice for it to be acknowledged. Thank you and we look forward to having you back again. Regards Allen Mc Enery

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Reviewed 30 August 2012

recently returned from staying at this hotel and found the whole experience awful. we did not get the room which i was under the impression i had booked. we ended up in an apartment. it was awful ! the smell of damp stale water when you entered was disgusting. the rooms looked clean at a quick glance however as time went on you realised they were anything but clean. bun wrappers behind the bin, i had to clean the bulb in the bedside light to read it was that dirty !( they weren't even a matching pair ) your fingers stuck on the grease on the plug sockets in the kitchen and there's at least an inch of dust and dirt on the door frames and the trims in the bathroom and the lights. the bed in the double room is only fit to be burned when i booked the room i was told that an extra bed for the 3 yr old was no problem to find that the BED was a mattress on the floor!!they dont have extra beds for the apartment. when i asked about this we were offered to move to a house if 1 was available .this i declined as i didnt hold out much hope of them being any better than the apartment. we ate in the restaurant 3 nights and found the food to be ok. nothing special but edible. breakfast was good. staff were good and pleasent

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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AllenMcEnery, General Manager at Quality Hotel & Leisure Center Youghal, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2012

We pride oursleves on our property upkeep and attention to detail but clearly we were not up to standard on your stay and for that I am truly sorry. I have followed up on your comments where appropriate with my team and we will use it to better our offering. I do have a couple of points I would like to mention, the first is the extra bed, there is no room for an extra bed and that is why we offer a camp bed, for families that require beds for more that four people we recommend the holiday homes. The beds themselves are new this season and are the proper commercial orthopedic matress on a standard 4ft 6in divan. Thank you for bringing these issue's to our attention. Regards Allen McEnery

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Reviewed 27 August 2012

Stayed here 10 th aug for a week with my wife and three kids,booked a four bed house onsite the house was cleanish but did notice a lot of dust on blinds and the curtains have seen better days but was acceptable considering they turn them around in less than an hour !! Kids enjoyed the pool even though it was overcrowded at times staff were pleasant enough, beach was filthy rubbish everywhere, bar was tired and filthy also carpet hasn't been changed in years, beer was rotten as was the food and overpriced. Overall good base to explore cork with Fota ,Cobh, and clonakilty nearby but house overpriced and will not be returning !! Save your money!!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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AllenMcEnery, General Manager at Quality Hotel & Leisure Center Youghal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2012

Thank you for your review and I am glad to hear that you were happy with the standard of your accommodation except for the high level dusting. It is not always possible to get this dusting done in July & August as we have tight deadlines with guests checking in but we will certainly review this. We do pride ourlseves however on the general presentation of our accommodation. The pool can be busy at certain times of the day but we do monitor the numbers and close it off as necessary. It is quite a large pool so it has god capacity. I am sorry you did not find the food or the beer to the required standard and that you felt the carpet was not well presented. This is a new carpet and we clean it monthly but it can still appear dirty primarily due to the level of traffic and the location, right on the beach with people coming in in their bare feet with sand etc. Regarding the price I cannot comment as I do not know how much you paid, but I do hope it was the price that you were quoted when you booked. Regards Allen Mc Enery

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Reviewed 27 August 2012

The hotel was advertised as being a 1 mile walk from Youghal by beach. However, the road distance is closer to 5 miles. Expect €10 each way in taxi from the hotel to the town. Staff were very friendly although we couldn't check in until 4.15pm! We ate once in the bar but it was over priced & the menu was mostly suited to children. In fact the whole hotel is mostly suited to children/ families. The spa was more of a leisure centre & even in there you can't get quiet time or privacy as the 'relaxation suite' has a large glass window which over looks the kids pool. The massage was gorgeous though, despite the noise coming from the pool area. The bedrooms could do with some updating in decor. TV was from the early 90's & no wifi in our room. But the beds were very comfortable. Would definitely recommend for families only but not really suitable for couples.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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AllenMcEnery, General Manager at Quality Hotel & Leisure Center Youghal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2012

Thank you for your review, yes we are a bit out of town but this is a positive for most of our guests as it makes it safer & more private as we are at the end of the road right out on the beach. Our own webiste gives the correct distance to the town. For the summer months our business is home holiday leisure and families find our location & facilities great. Glad you found the accommodation good and comfortable and that you had a relaxing massage.The quality of the broadband available to us is not great so the wifi is only availabe in the lobby, bar and deck area of the hotel. The hotel is popular in the off season for hiking, surfing and activities in general so hopefully you will try us again. Regards Allen Mc Enery

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Reviewed 24 August 2012

The rooms were spacious and clean. The leisure centre was busy and fun. Staff were friendly and helpful. The only negative i can say, it's not exactly a romantic spot, the hotel was full of children who seemed to having a ball. Plenty for them to do.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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AllenMcEnery, General Manager at Quality Hotel & Leisure Center Youghal, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2012

Thank you for your review and glad all was to a good standard. We are firmly in the home holiday leisure market for July & August however this changes in the off season and we have a good mix of business including those looking for a romantic break. Regrds Allen Mc Enery

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Additional Information about Quality Hotel & Leisure Center Youghal

Address: Redbarn Beach, Youghal, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Youghal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Youghal
Price Range: £67 - £195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Quality Hotel & Leisure Center Youghal 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Quality Hotel in Youghal is situated a stones throw from the beach and 35 minutes from Cork City. The hotel is a renowned family friendly destination and includes excellent self catering facilities, with two bedroom apartment suites and 3/4 bedroom holiday homes on offer. All guests have free use of the leisure centre facilities and the gym,and guests can also avail of a range of relaxing spa treatments. Highlights during the school holidays is Kids Camp, with 3D movies also on offer for rainy days. ... more   less 
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