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Absolute Hotel Limerick

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

As far as options in Limerick, this hotel probably is the best option. The city itself appears to have hit harder times. The security gates were down on storefronts, not many people walking the streets, lots of graffiti and security cameras. Unfortunately, it didn't have a "safe" feeling to be walking around the town. To add to that, you can see this hotel takes security pretty seriously to protect its guests. Cars are parked in an on-site garage, only accessible through remote request to the hotel desk to have the gate and security door raised. If that carpark is full, the hotel directs guests to another secured garage with similar restricted access. No cars are left outside unprotected which tells me break-ins are an issue in the area. Once in the hotel, the elevators do not operate without a valid room key. Every floor has security cameras in the hallways. That is a ton of security for a hotel, almost like a Vegas casino. We were there during some pretty hot weather (84F/29C) and the air conditioning in the rooms struggled to keep up with cooling at those temps. We managed to keep the room cool by leaving one of the keycards in the energy-saver panel designed to make sure the A/C and lights are only on when the room is occupied. After several hours, the room cooled from way too hot to somewhat warm. If you did not do this, the room would be hot for hours while you try to go to sleep. The room itself was fine. Basic furnishings and a nice bathroom. Given the overall environment in Limerick, it was a relief that the rooms were as nice as they were. The restaurant bar was OK. Decent bar-food. I was surprised that several of their taps of the local beer were kicked, but they did have bottles of the beer as well. The breakfast buffet was OK with plenty of selection. It was not overly crowded at breakfast and there was plenty of seating. The reception did not handle our check-in that well. We arrived around Noon and were advised rooms would be ready at 3:00, the standard check-in time. (no issue with that) The rooms were not ready at 3:00. Things happen so even that would be OK as long as reception understands they have now impacted their customer and need to make them whole. How about a round of drinks in the bar? An upgrade on the room? I wasn't there at check-in or I would have insisted on some compensation. If we wait three hours for rooms, they better be ready on time or we deserve something in return for our inconvenience. The bright spot was the server in the bar-restaurant who served our group for lunch, dinner and breakfast the next day. Extremely pleasant, accommodating and friendly. Really hustled and worked with a great attitude. Always a pleasure to meet people like that.

Had a one night stay. When we enquired before visit about cost of upgrading to a suite we were given one complimentary! Suite was fabulous. Staff were very friendly. Food was great. Only disappointing thing was we were just there for 1 night. Would definitely recommend.

Absolute Hotel is very stylish and sophisticated. We stayed in a mid-range twin room on the fourth floor. The beds were very comfortable. Extra pillows were in the closet. There was an iron, safe, Nespresso machine, two bottles of still water and a hairdryer. The shower was a wet-room with large round shower head, toilet and sink. All sparkling clean and beautifully presented. The reception area, restaurant, lounges and public toilets were also really well tended and stylish. We checked in quite late at night. The reception staff member was friendly enough, but seemed under pressure and commented that he was supposed to have finished work already and he was not overly interested in chatting about local amenities or advising about them but really just wanted to get us on our way. That was fine. It was quite late. The reception staff member the next morning was much more accommodating, even noticed that I was looking at a map on my tablet and offered a map of the area. The breakfast was nice. Full continental breakfast and cooked breakfast with additional options cooked to order. There was a huge selection of dried fruits and seeds available at the cereal station, there is a make it yourself pancake machine, fresh fruits, yogurts, juices, water, pastries, sausages, bacon, scrambled eggs, toaster, etc. French toast, fried eggs and poached eggs available from the kitchen. It was a good selection. I'd have loved something like potato cakes or hasbrowns, and baked beans, but I can't fault them for it!

Absolute Hotel was an absolute saviour after an early departure from a bad stay nearby in Bunratty. I wish we had more time to stay at the Absolute Hotel... the room and staff were great, even better than advertised. Entrance is through the garage.. convenient access with luggage. I had a suite as it was only a little bit more expensive than a regular room, but the space difference was significant. The room had a lounge area, dining table, separate sleeping area and a bistro table on the balcony overlooking the river. Such a peaceful place. Decor was modern and fresh.... it felt brand new. Free internet. The bathroom had separate shower and bathtub, and double sinks. It was well appointed with thick, fluffy towels and Elemis soaps and shampoo. Smelled great. We ate both dinner and breakfast in the hotel restaurant... had the same server, Magdalena, who went above and beyond to ensure we were accommodated with vegan options. Food and drinks, delicious. The hotel is walking distance to the castle and the medieval section in one direction, and restaurants and shopping in the other. The Absolute Hotel should be the first choice if anywhere within the region. We were so happy to find the Absolute for our last night in Ireland.

We stayed here for two nights in late May. The Absolute Hotel (AH) sits alongside the Shannon river. It is easy to walk into town or to use the walking path that runs along the river. Our room was large and the bed was comfortable. There was a small balcony but no furniture to sit on. The hotel is bright and modern. There is a spa, which I did not use. The breakfast included in our rate was good, especially the brown irish soda bread. The service was good. The desk staff was very helpful with suggestions of things we might do during our two days in Limerick and gave good directions about how to use public transit to get to those places.I would definitely stay here again.

This hotel has really done their homework and deserves the Kudos! The staff are friendly and made us feel welcome throughout our weekend stay. The bedroom was modern and spacious and the decor reflected that, we didn't get a great view from the bedroom window although we didn't request it before arrival. The rooms are clean and comfortable. We sat out on the terrace during the afternoon and had the good fortune to see a boat take a trip down the Shannon. We couldn't find any fault with the breakfast, there was a good variety on offer and the staff were very helpful. We had a drink in the bar in the evening and we found it very nice, we will definitely be choosing the Absolute Hotel when we visit Limerick again!

We stayed in the Absolute Hotel for 4 nights as our base while taking day trips throughout western Ireland. The staff was excellent and most helpful with recommendations. The hotel is within walking distance to many of the sites in Limerick as well as several good restaurants that they recommended to us. The free on-site parking was a plus, as well. Would highly recommend!

A most enjoyable evening, we have been here many times but from reception staff to Gerry, restaurant Manager who made our eating experience very enjoyable we have nothing but praise for all. It's very comfortable and relaxing.

Trendy place within walking distance of all Limerick has to offer. Our initial room reeked of bugspray, opening windows didn't help, so we were moved to another with no fuss at all. Rooms are spacious, clean & the bed very comfortable. Definitive plus is the coffeemaker in the room, proper coffee, not that freeze dried stuff. The restaurant serves fresh & tasty food, we took the €50 for 2 meal deal with a bottle of wine included. The deck at the riverside is the perfect spot for reading the Sunday papers & enjoying a quiet pint. Parking is free & secure in the underground car park. Would definitely stay again.

My wife and I stayed at the Absolute Hotel as part of our week-long trip to Ireland and we enjoyed it. The check-in experience was super-easy. We showed up a little bit earlier than check in and the front desk staff "registered" us and took our luggage so we could explore the area a little bit. Everyone during check-in was very polite and friendly; as you'd expect in Ireland. The room is very nice. it was spacious, had a separate bathroom with a stand-in shower, toilet, and very nice bathroom amenities. There was plenty of hot water and the towels were fluffy. The bed in the room was also comfortable and we liked that the room had a station where you could plug multiple devices from different countries (Europe, US, Asia). it was obvious to us that this hotel tends to cater to western travelers. It was comparable to a Marriott-type hotel for those familiar with that brand. I also noticed that there quite a few people traveling on business that stayed at this hotel. Breakfast in the morning was very good. It cost 10 Euro per person if you don't have it as part of your hotel package. We did not and found the price to be on par with what you might get at most hotels in Ireland. They had breakfast meats, cheeses, pastries, coffee, juice, "pudding", and they would also happily make an omelet or custom order eggs as you'd like them. The hotel is located a quick walk to St. John's castle and has its own private parking garage. It's also located nearby the milk market if you happen to visit on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. We did a tour of the Cliffs of Moher and our tour group (Barratt) was quite familiar with the hotel, so it has the name recognition you'd hope for. Overall, we were pleased with the stay. It's not the hotel you want to stay at if you want to truly "experience" Ireland. I'd recommend a B&B somewhere in the area. but if you're looking for what you'd expect from a western-style hotel, this will do well. The hotel cost us around 165 Euro/Night. So a little bit on the expensive side, but we were pleased.

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Limerick City Centre, Absolute Hotel Limerick is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as King John's Castle and Hunt Museum. This 4-star hotel has 99 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Thomond Park is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from this centrally located Limerick hotel.


Enjoy a bite to eat at Absolute Bar and Grill, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All 99 air-conditioned rooms feature espresso makers, free newspapers, and free bottled water. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Laptop-compatible safes and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Absolute Hotel Limerick enjoy free WiFi in public areas, 8 meeting rooms, and a computer station. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include express check-in, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Classic Twin Room

Twin 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Twin Triple Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4


King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2099 reviews