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Great National Abbey Court Hotel & Spa

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here while on a business trip from work. Good night rest after a busy day and well located in Nenagh. Room was average but facilities were really good. Swimming pool and gym were a nice a touch and the atmosphere at the restaurant/ bar was really nice and welcoming.

We stayed here for 5 days over the weekend as we were attending a wedding. From the minute we walked in till the time we left, the staff could not have been more helpful. We were able to check in early as our room was ready. The room was huge with two double beds, loads of wardrobe and drawer space. Hairdryer, iron, tea/coffee making facilities, tv. The bathroom was just as big! Room cleaned every day and fresh towels when you wanted them. It did get a bit hot, but we turned the radiators off and opened the windows. We had breakfast every day and there was everything you could wish for. We also had lunch and dinner here a couple of times and my only complaint was that there was too much food!! I never got to the dessert menu as I was too full! I know that one of our party had a steak that was all sinewy but he wasn't charged for it. The wedding was at a beautiful church in Nenagh and then we came back to the Hotel for the reception. Yet again, I can't fault the staff or the food. We were offered extra meats and the wine was kept topped up. They extend the hours for breakfast the following morning to allow for a late night! The hotel is a short walk from the town and Nenagh has a castle and heritage centre, well worth a visit. The hotel has a certain charm to it, a slightly faded elegance but we loved it. We did use the swimming pool, steam room and jacuzzi, they supply towels for guests and you must wear a hat. We had to buy them at 3 euros each. 15 of our party were staying in one of the lodges and they said how spacious it was with a nice decking area outside to sit in the sun. We would be more than happy to come back and stay here again, enjoyed every moment.

Just back from tattersalls on our way home stopped at this hotel for a meal as we did last year. It was so disappointing and the attitude of the man who served us dismissive. My daughter was unable to eat or cut the steak she was served I cut it and it was full of sinew. Ours was ok but the attitude of the man who served us when I told him was oh ok stil had to pay full price. He didn't offer to bring her anything else . I would say they are not interested is passing trade. Receptionists wanted me to leave name and address with hotel but I do think offering the child something she could eat would have been a better solution. Very disappointing after a lovely evening last year going down hill.

This review is not completely the fault of Abbey Court Hotel. I rated it a 3 instead of a 2 because we got our room much in advance for 64 euros. The hotel is VERY outdated. We had a tube TV in our room and it didn't even turn on. There is no A/C so we had to open (I.e. Crack) the windows to circulate the air and cook down the room. The entire room and bathroom are circa 1980's. Very disappointing. I will sAy the staff was friendly and the bar/lounge was okay. For the record, apparently at this bar/lounge when you order anything you are expected to pay immediately. I guess "get the tab open" is like spotting a unicorn. Perhaps my biggest complaint is an epidemic when searching non-branded hotels in Ireland on the internet. The photos are beautiful and you're excited to arrive after a long day of sightseeing and traveling. Unfortunately, you are disappointed upon arrival. It's borderline criminal and absolutely false advertising on how they market their properties through staging rooms and photo shopping the exterior. If you can't stay at a brand name hotel the call the hotel and ask them about their central heating and air as well as the last time renovations were made. In the future I will be more thorough in my research vs looking at doctored photos on the internet. Shame on all of them...

We stayed here for two nights last weekend. The hotel is lovely and the leisure centre is fab. The bedrooms are nice a clean and comfy and the staff were all very friendly. We had an evening meal included with our stay and the food was fab and they didn't charge a supplement for steak which was great!! The only thing I will say is that the Restaurant lacked any atmosphere. We had been told to book as it can be busy but we were one of two couples having a meal there that night. We felt like we could hardly talk to each other as everyone would hear our convo. The décor in the restaurant could also do with an upgrade as it just seems a bit tired. There were a lot of kids around the hotel on both days and nights so just be aware of that if you are looking for a relaxing break. It didn't really affect us too much but just be aware. All in all a really nice stay but if I was staying again I wouldn't eat in the hotel.

Went for a night away for my fiancé birthday. Receptionists were very pleasant when checking in and fast. Our room was very big with a lovely view out onto the beautiful garden. The bar is great. The staff in the bar are so nice they will chat away and laugh and joke. Will definitely come back again

A very comfortable hotel full of character. Food in both bar and restaurant very good with generous portions. It was a pleasure to be served by pleasant and helpful Irish staff. As previous reviewers have mentioned the car parking is excellent and there was never any problem in finding a convenient space close to the main entrance. The star feature of this hotel is the leisure centre. We have used quite a few in Ireland and this has to be amongst the best. The jacuzzi is the biggest we have ever seen and it was hard to tear yourself away from it.The temperature of the water in both the pool and the jacuzzi was spot on. Well done to the leisure centre staff for maintaining it this way. All areas of the hotel were extremely clean and the bar, whilst busy, was never overly full. Bar staff were friendly and efficient. One small improvement would be the provision of more entertainment on weekends. We had entertainment on the Friday night which was very good but nothing on the Saturday and Sunday. This was a bit of a disappointment as pub entertainment is quite hard to find in Nenagh town. All in all, a good well run hotel providing Irish hospitality in abundance. We will definitely return when the opportunity presents itself !

I stayed here a few weeks ago as part of a week long event being held in the hotel. I was put up in one of the self catering lodges. Despite their unassuming appearance from the outside, they are well furnished inside. The bedroom was very clean and the bed comfortable. The food in the hotel bar was always good and the staff friendly. The conference facilities were top notch. My only complaint is the lack of chairs in the lodge bedrooms.

Under no circumstances should you even think of booking here if you have any type of a "different/difficult " food allergy. Having booked a week in advance and given ALL allergy information,along with ALL contact details,upon arrival,as I was being checked in to the restaurant,my details were wrong. Once corrected,to save a lot of time,the chef was brought out. What was promised at the time of booking was not delivered and my choice was extremely minimal. Even when the consultation was done,and we were waiting for our meal to start,I was then informed that what I had ordered.......with the chef.....was now unsuitable for my requirements and had to make do with the only choice left. To say I was disappointed is an understatement,to say I'm angry is undisputed. I can only say that if you have no major allergy problems or any tricky allergy's then,by all means,try here. Anything else,please give this place a miss......for your sanity!!

This is undoubtedly the best place to stay in Nenagh Town. I know it's built on the site of an old Abbey etc but the turreted entrance on a 1970's building looks kitsch to say the least. Still the place is comfortable and clean enough and as I said at the start this is the best in Nenagh

Dublin Road Nenagh Tipperary

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located within a leisurely stroll of Nenagh Castle, Great National Abbey Court Hotel & Spa is within a 15-minute drive of Lough Derg Yacht Club. This 83-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. St. Mary's Cathedral is 25.2 mi (40.6 km) from the hotel, which is in the historical district.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


All 83 individually furnished rooms provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and ironing boards. 25-inch TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also available.

Property features

Guests of Great National Abbey Court Hotel & Spa enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a children's pool. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Standard Lodge, 3 Bedrooms

Full 2 | Sleeps 6

Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 541 reviews