Where to Stay in Limerick

Hopefully I’ve written enough about Limerick now that I’ve whet your appetite to visit this 2014 City of Culture for yourself. If you find yourself in this fascinating city, you’re going to need a place to stay and I can highly recommend these two luxurious hotels.

No. 1 Pery Square Hotel

This Georgian townhouse boutique hotel charmed me right away. That was partly due to the rooms being named for Irish writers. They plan to emphasize the connection between these writers and rooms in the future by including some bits of their writings on the walls. I’ll be back for that — and for the luxurious feel of the rooms and personal touches, such as the furnishings from Limerick suppliers and doilies hand-crocheted by the mother of one of their staff. I like that.

While you’re here you’ll definitely want to dine at the Brasserie One. They use local ingredients from local suppliers to create exceptionally exquisite meals. While I was there I was treated to goats’ cheese panna cotta & beetroot tart with mixed Mesculin leafs and hazelnut dressing. That was followed by oven baked cod, roasted purple potato and yoghurt Hollandaise. Scrumptious!

Limerick Strand Hotel

This 4-Star hotel was quiet, comfortable and right in the city centre. From the window, we could look across the Shannon, and easily walked to King John’s Castle and to Curragower Bar & Restaurant where I had the best fish & chips I’ve ever eaten!


Undoubtedly, there are plenty of other places to stay in Limerick, too, but I was lucky enough to experience these two through the generosity of Failte Ireland.

Have you added Limerick, Ireland to your travel plans yet?


10 responses to “Where to Stay in Limerick

  1. Limerick will be loving you Juliann. It’s a place without the greatest of reputations really but you’ve seen enough of it now to show the opposite side of the coin. Well done.

    • Thank you, Roy. I was hoping that I’d presented a different view; an outsider’s perspective. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Limerick and hope someday to go back with my family to see what I missed!

  2. I have a friend who’s planning on visiting me next year and Ireland is one of the places we wanted to visit. Hopefully I can convince her that Limerick is a place worthy of stopping by, given her limited time schedule. It helps that it’s been named the 2014 City of Culture. πŸ™‚

  3. I wish I’d stumbled on your Ireland posts before I went there a few months ago! I stayed for a couple of nights at No. 1 Pery Square – and completely agree with you. I loved Limerick – which was a surprise to me, not having known much about it before I got there.

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