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The Horse & Jockey Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Thurles
Certificate of Excellence
Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
180 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good lunch and very nice environment”
Reviewed 25 April 2013

Stopped here for lunch and enjoyed the nice environment of the restaurant/bar. Enjoyed the great atmosphere at the fireplace. Nice staff, quick service and the food was more that good. This place is definitely worth to stop when you are traveling through Ireland.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Thank rmathijssen
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Tom054, Owner at The Horse & Jockey Hotel, responded to this review, 19 May 2013
Thank You for your kind review.
We are delighted you enjoyed your lunch and your comments have been passed on to the staff.
Tom
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2013 via mobile

Firstly I must stay that we didn't stay here , we (two families) stopped for a meal between Cork and Dublin. Everything about the bar food was reasonably good except for the price. We couldn't help but feel that if main courses were €2.00 to €3.00 cheaper it would be the perfect motorway stop off. It was busy while we were there and the food arrived out in intervals which was a little frustrating. However on the plus side the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was nice. If better value for money was on offer this place would deserve a good review.

Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Paul B
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Tom054, Owner at The Horse & Jockey Hotel, responded to this review, 19 May 2013
Thank you for your review,it is difficult to comment on the prices when we have no idea what you had to eat but in general we try to give good value for money which is noted by other reviewers, At least you enjoyed the food and we will keep a eye on the prices.
Tom
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Tipperary, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Have been here many times before to the spa but stayed here for a girls night away at the start of April. It was fantastic value. For 99euro pp we got 1 night b and b, dinner, spa treatment and use of spa relaxation room and leisure facilities. The staff were friendly. Dinner was excellent and top class spa. Our room was huge with comfy beds. Breakfast was buffet style which sometimes can be a bit dodgy when its left sitting for a while but not at this estabishment. The bar area was cosy with a rustic feel. Overall a really great night and day away.

Room Tip: 301 is huge
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank fishtank5
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Tom054, Owner at The Horse & Jockey Hotel, responded to this review, 19 May 2013
Thank You for your kind review,
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and thought it was good value.
Tom.
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Cavan, Ireland
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109 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Stopped off here on journey from Cork to Cavan and were pleasantly surprised by the Quality and service .This Restaurant which is part of the hotel complex serves excellent food at a reasonable price with pleasant staff and i would be happy to recommend as a stop over to all M8 users ..

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Tom054, Owner at The Horse & Jockey Hotel, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Thank You for your kind review and I am delighted you enjoyed our little oasis off the Motorway.
Tom.
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Sorry if this is misleading, we didnt actually stay here but had a lovely lunch and the atmosphere in the lobby and bar was really inviting
I had the chicken wrap and my better half had ham cheese and relish Pannini delicious
And as we where on a weekend away I had very creamy pint of Guinness
Will be looking out for this hotel on the deal pages as the spa and surrounding area looked great

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mark Q
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Tom054, Owner at The Horse & Jockey Hotel, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Thank You for your kind review and I am delighted you enjoyed your lunch and the creamy pint.
We have many offers from time to time which are all up on our web site.
Thanks Again.
Tom.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2013 via mobile

I love this hotel, and I stop there many times during the year, on my way from cork to Dublin.

Thy are always making improvements and I find it to be very comfortable place to stop to eat and take time. They have a choice of a great coffee shop, of the cosy bar.

Yesterday I went with my mother who is ceoliac, and they do cater on the menu steaks etc. however, amazingly pan fried chicken with creamy mushroom sauce is not gluten free. I'm not sure how you even make a cream sauce using flour, it's totally unnecessary , and is a sign of a chef that produces thick gloopy sauces. We then tried to order roast chicken with ham ad sage &onion stuffing, without the stuffing , that could not be done because they were all pre prepared/ bought in already with the stuffing hiding under the breast of chicken. 17 euro

But the real mystery is how they produced the gravy, thick nearly black gravy that tasted and looked like it used marmite to prepareit , it certainly wasn't real meat juices.they must be using some commercial gravy powder, I can't see how they could produce it otherwise.

Great little hotel, food usually good if not pricey, but the standards have to improve to warrant the prices. Or maybe I hit it on a bad day:)

Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Cicicurtis
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Tom054, Owner at The Horse & Jockey Hotel, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Thank you for your review and I am pleased you like our hotel even though you were unhappy with your recent visit. Our creamy mushroom sauce is made from a bechemal sauce which is common in all white sauces and is flour based.Our Irish cappoquin chickens are cooked fresh every morning and then preprepared with stuffing and ham.The chef could have removed the stuffing but was afraid that traces of bread might remain thus agrivating your mother's ailment. The gravy is a traditional receipt made from our own stock. I hope this clears up the misunderstanding and in future we will mark the menu with the (c) symbol for dishes suitable to ceoliacs.
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
98 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Arrived at the Hotel after making late booking due to leaving another hotel which was terrible. The young lady at reception was very friendly and helpful and offered us a superior room a fro same rate as standard room..very pleased indeed. The room is very large,really comfortable beds and relaxing bathroom..lovely bath to soak for a while. The heating is very good on a very cold march night. The leisure centre offers steam room/sauna and a 20 meter pool, real good swim each morning and evening, not to many kids !! Overall this is a great hotel , one that i hope to return to in the near future, The food in the bar is of a high standard, really enjoyed the chicken dinner..real home made food nothing fancy just good wholesome meal.
Staff from front of hotel to bar and breakfast staff very helpful and friendly.

Sad to leave after 2 days...will make a longer booking next time

Room Tip: Room 312 is one i would choose again. ( view not good, but sure your only sleeping in here) Always...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tom054, Owner at The Horse & Jockey Hotel, responded to this review, 10 April 2013
Thank You for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and all the facilities and staff were up to standard. Hope you will visit us again soon.
Tom.
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Property: The Horse & Jockey Hotel
Address: Thurles, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Tipperary > Thurles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Thurles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Horse & Jockey Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heartland of Co Tipperary just off the M8 Motorway at Junction 6, half way between Cork & Dublin & approximately 1 1/2 hours from all main cities. Trading continuously for over 250 years the hotel has recently been extended & our facilities now include an award winning restaurant, traditional Irish Bar, two coffee bar & in-house bakery, 67 luxurious bedrooms featuring plasma TV & Wi-Fi, superior conference centre comprising of 10 meeting rooms and a tiered auditorium for up to 200 delegates.Leisure complex includes a 21m pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, hydro-therapy area and gymnasium. Spa includes 10 treatments rooms & in-house hair-dressers Q Salon ... more   less 
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