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Clayton Hotel Limerick

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Staff were very helpful, breakfast buffet amazing. Rooms smaller than I expected but clean and comfortable. Main concern is shower / bath tub. Super high to step up getting in and a big drop getting out. Even my 20 year old son commented how he almost fell. For seniors I would be very concerned and wouldn't recommend. Parking is across the street in a covered garage and worked well. They have a special rate for parking and it was reasonable. If you purchase breakfast when you check in it's cheaper than doing so later and well worth it. Staff do get a very good rating. My room wasn't ready and I was tired and grouchy but they were pleasant and helpful throughout.

My fiance and I stayed here the last night of our Ireland trip before flying out of SNN the following morning. The hotel (I believe the tallest in Ireland) was right on the river and had great views of Limerick. The hotel was clean, safe, and the staff was friendly. Nothing particularly stands out as "amazing" but it was great value.

This property is located in downtown Limerick near shopping, restaurants and pubs. It is a short drive to Shannon Airport, Bunratty Castle and other tourist attractions. The room was clean and nice and very reasonably priced. The breakfast was good but cost 10 euro additional. Parking was also additional at 7.50 Euro for overnight. This was a good place to shake-off the jet lag from our flight from JFK in New York.

Our reservation was confirmed on May 27, 2013 for a one-night stay at the Clarion. This would have been our third stay at this property during our two-week vacation. This was our last night before leaving from Shannon for New York. We arrived at 7:00 p.m. on June 12, 2013 and were told that all rooms were full. They had not heard from the person who was occupying the room they had reserved for us, but his luggage was still there. They told us that the best they could do was to put us in the nearby George Hotel and that they would add breakfast. We explained that the breakfast was not important to us because we had to leave very early for the airport. They said they would arrange for breakfast with the George's room service. The Clarion did not help us get there with our luggage. While at the George, my wife slipped and hurt herself in the very slippery bathtub. The front desk's response was to ask if we had noticed a rubber mat that was placed near the tub. They showed no concern beyond this comment. The slippery tub could be corrected at very little cost or it could be ignored and cost the George a hefty sum from a liability claim. This experience soured us on both properties, the Clarion and the George Hotel in Limerick City.

Hotel was very attractuve inside and out. The staff were great, the food was good. The only drawback was te air conditioning in our room was not very good

Ideal for our travel plans. We forgot to take a cooler with insulting and the hotel staff recovered it for us and is holding it for us

I really enjoyed visiting Limerick and the room on the water was beautiful. We stayed for 4 nights and had some minor issues. However, I would still recommend the hotel regardless of the issues. My flight arrived in Shannon at 630 am. They do not offer shuttle service, but one of the staff members gave me the number to contact a reputable cab company. However, going there we just used a taxi and it was a standard 35 Euro to the hotel. I had contacted the hotel a few days before regarding early check in. I was initially told I would be charged a full nights fee to reserve the room for early check in. Although I offered to pay half fee for 8 hours, when I called the other staff member assured me there were 69 rooms available and early check in should be no charge. When we arrived we were able to check into a less desirable room in the sense of location. Our room was on the 11th floor and we had a view of the river and a small construction sight. Since we spent most time sight seeing, it was okay with us. Our refrigerator did not work. They offered to move us and we asked if it was possible to switch out the refrigerator but it never occurred. We had to be careful getting out of the shower and my husband and I both fell in the bathroom because it was so slippery. All in all, I would recommend the hotel. It was clean and professional. The one staff member offered me so much information I felt very comfortable and relieved.

Staff was exceptional.Very helpful and kind. Food is very good. Location is a bit scary as it is in an industrial area.

The staff are wonderful. The location on the water is beautiful with views from every room. I suggest a room with the old city view. Minutes walk away from amenities. I was at a conference at the Teacher Education college and it was a mere 10 min. walk. Fitness room and pool are very good and again friendly staff. Good food in the restaurants within the hotel. Free wifi. I'd stay again for sure.

I stayed one night before moving to a conference hotel. Everyone was most gracious and the room was just fine. It was also downtown and I'd have been happy to stay there if I hadn't been attending a conference at another hotel.

The only "issue" with this hotel is the poor quality of the pillows on the bed. They are rock hard and not very comfortable. The Asian style food in the hotel's bar is excellent as is the main restaurant during weekends. The staff are extremely helpful and courteous. I will return to this hotel.

The Clarion Hotel in Limerick was a good choice for this visit because my adult sons were along and they like to go out to the pubs and clubs that are all within walking distance of this hotel. The rooms were comfortable and clean however, if you want a full or king bed it is really two twin beds pushed together so there is a ridge down the center. Most of the staff was top notch! The bar and resturant staff (with the exception of one server) were not good. They all had snotty attitudes and acted like they were doing us a favor by waiting on us. The food service is very slow but if you don't want to go out some of the choices are very tasty. The breakfast buffet was really great and the staff at breakfast were FABULOUS! The other wait staff should take a lesson from them. There is a public parking structure right acroos the drive and they give a very good rate for anyone staying at the hotel. There is also a really great french resturant right across the street that is really worth a try (The French Table) great food & really great service. There are lots of pubs and clubs within walking distance and some have afterhours (until 5am) drinking. We would recommend this hotel to friends

checkin process was somewhat slow. Internet/wifi service was horrible. Breakfast buffet could have used a little more variety for the price. Local phone call for under 1minute cost a ridiculous amount. However, all in all it was a decent hotel and trip.

The hotel was clean and had a great view of the River Shannon, however, there was a huge dump pile at the nearby dock yard which was not the most pleasant view. Also, for a 4 star hotel was expecting a flat screen TV rather than an old tube TV, and there was no alarm clock. Good location to town, only a 5-10 min walk to most of shops and main bus routes. Ladies at front desk during day shift were very helpful and friendly. Note: Breakfast is not included in the price, which it hints at on the website.

We went to Ireland to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and we had the time of our lives! The Clarion Hotel in Limerick was very centrally located for everything we did! When we arrived, we were greeted very warmly and directed to our room. There was a lovely personalized greeting on the tv screen of our room and the room, itself was very clean and inviting. Not to mention that the view was breathtaking. The restaurant was also very inviting and the food was to die for. One of the very special treats of our trip was our waiter in the Kudos Restaurant, William. He had a remarkable sense of humor and was just a joy to be around. He gave us lots of ideas as to how to spend our time and the sights that we needed to see and we pretty much checked in with him every night. Limerick is a lovely city with many fine restaurants and places to see. The hotel was also very near the rail and bus stations and that made travel very easy!

My wife and I were In Limerick to visit our granddaughter who was attending Limerick University for a semester. Although hard to find, once we found it is was a very pleasant hotel with extremely helpful staff. It was right on the Shannon river which was very nice, but unfortunately, was adjacent to a scrap metal yard thus we asked to move so we would have a view of the river and not the yard. Parking was very close and secure. Rates were reasonable if you asked for the weekly rate and told them you were staying at the hotel. We had to leave very early for the Shannon airport but even though the parking garage was closed, the hotel staff had access to the garage and opened it up so we could get our rental car out. Lastly, the hotel was in fair proximity to the shopping area, that is, about a half mile walk. Parking in the Limerick shopping area is somewhat limited. They do have nice parking garages, but depending on where you are going it could still require some walking.

Clean room a bit on the small side, comfy bed (close to US standard), friendly staff, good food.

I was there for two nights and cannot complain about anything at the hotel really, though I wish they would just make it easier to use internet in the lobby and not have to keep asking the desk clerk for passwords. There is no issue in the room so why hassle the guests in the lobby.

We were given a beautiful, very large room with a great view of the Shannon River. However, the room had only a double bed, and we were moved to smaller 3-person room on a lower floor -- with a view right over a scrap metal yard. The staff was apologetic and very helpful, but it was certainly a downgrade in accommodations -- and with no reduction in price. The common areas of the hotel are modern and beautifully designed. The view out onto the river is spectacular, but out the industrial side it's spectacularly bad.

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Hotel highlights

  • Close to St. Mary's Cathedral and The Treaty Stone
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

Located in Limerick City Centre, Clayton Hotel Limerick is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as St. Mary's Cathedral and The Treaty Stone. This 158-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a health club. It's in central Limerick and also a short walk from Frank McCourt Museum and Limerick City Gallery of Art.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Grill Bar & Restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a full breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

All 158 air-conditioned accommodations feature sitting areas. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free newspapers, and safes are also standard.


Property features

Guests staying at Clayton Hotel Limerick enjoy an indoor pool, a health club, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is available for EUR 8.50 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 5 meeting rooms, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Standard Double and Single Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Clayton Hotel Limerick

Everyone (1) Couples (9) Business (3) Family (5) Other (1)
3

caution for senior guests

Everyone

Staff were very helpful, breakfast buffet amazing. Rooms smaller than I expected but clean and comfortable. Main concern is shower / bath tub. Super high to step up getting in and a big drop getting out. Even my 20 year old son commented how he almost fell. For seniors I would be very concerned and wouldn't recommend. Parking is across the street in a covered garage and worked well. They have a special rate for parking and it was reasonable. If you purchase breakfast when you check in it's cheaper than doing so later and well worth it. Staff do get a very good rating. My room wasn't ready and I was tired and grouchy but they were pleasant and helpful throughout.

By , from LA on Oct 22, 2016

4

clean, nice hotel

Couples

My fiance and I stayed here the last night of our Ireland trip before flying out of SNN the following morning. The hotel (I believe the tallest in Ireland) was right on the river and had great views of Limerick. The hotel was clean, safe, and the staff was friendly. Nothing particularly stands out as "amazing" but it was great value.

By on Nov 21, 2014

4

nice place to shake-off the "jet lag"

Couples

This property is located in downtown Limerick near shopping, restaurants and pubs. It is a short drive to Shannon Airport, Bunratty Castle and other tourist attractions. The room was clean and nice and very reasonably priced. The breakfast was good but cost 10 euro additional. Parking was also additional at 7.50 Euro for overnight. This was a good place to shake-off the jet lag from our flight from JFK in New York.

By on Jul 1, 2013

3

no room at the inn

Couples

Our reservation was confirmed on May 27, 2013 for a one-night stay at the Clarion. This would have been our third stay at this property during our two-week vacation. This was our last night before leaving from Shannon for New York. We arrived at 7:00 p.m. on June 12, 2013 and were told that all rooms were full. They had not heard from the person who was occupying the room they had reserved for us, but his luggage was still there. They told us that the best they could do was to put us in the nearby George Hotel and that they would add breakfast. We explained that the breakfast was not important to us because we had to leave very early for the airport. They said they would arrange for breakfast with the George's room service. The Clarion did not help us get there with our luggage. While at the George, my wife slipped and hurt herself in the very slippery bathtub. The front desk's response was to ask if we had noticed a rubber mat that was placed near the tub. They showed no concern beyond this comment. The slippery tub could be corrected at very little cost or it could be ignored and cost the George a hefty sum from a liability claim. This experience soured us on both properties, the Clarion and the George Hotel in Limerick City.

By on Jul 1, 2013

4

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Couples

Hotel was very attractuve inside and out. The staff were great, the food was good. The only drawback was te air conditioning in our room was not very good

By on Jun 6, 2013

5

hotel stay

Families

Ideal for our travel plans. We forgot to take a cooler with insulting and the hotel staff recovered it for us and is holding it for us

By on Jun 2, 2013

4

great location

Couples

I really enjoyed visiting Limerick and the room on the water was beautiful. We stayed for 4 nights and had some minor issues. However, I would still recommend the hotel regardless of the issues. My flight arrived in Shannon at 630 am. They do not offer shuttle service, but one of the staff members gave me the number to contact a reputable cab company. However, going there we just used a taxi and it was a standard 35 Euro to the hotel. I had contacted the hotel a few days before regarding early check in. I was initially told I would be charged a full nights fee to reserve the room for early check in. Although I offered to pay half fee for 8 hours, when I called the other staff member assured me there were 69 rooms available and early check in should be no charge. When we arrived we were able to check into a less desirable room in the sense of location. Our room was on the 11th floor and we had a view of the river and a small construction sight. Since we spent most time sight seeing, it was okay with us. Our refrigerator did not work. They offered to move us and we asked if it was possible to switch out the refrigerator but it never occurred. We had to be careful getting out of the shower and my husband and I both fell in the bathroom because it was so slippery. All in all, I would recommend the hotel. It was clean and professional. The one staff member offered me so much information I felt very comfortable and relieved.

By on May 15, 2013

4

great staff, and hotel inside.

Families

Staff was exceptional.Very helpful and kind. Food is very good. Location is a bit scary as it is in an industrial area.

By on Apr 28, 2013

4

good experience

BusinessTravelers

The staff are wonderful. The location on the water is beautiful with views from every room. I suggest a room with the old city view. Minutes walk away from amenities. I was at a conference at the Teacher Education college and it was a mere 10 min. walk. Fitness room and pool are very good and again friendly staff. Good food in the restaurants within the hotel. Free wifi. I'd stay again for sure.

By on Jul 18, 2012

4

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Singles

I stayed one night before moving to a conference hotel. Everyone was most gracious and the room was just fine. It was also downtown and I'd have been happy to stay there if I hadn't been attending a conference at another hotel.

By on Jun 3, 2012