Good Hotel Guide Review
Once a youth hostel, this hotel at the corner of a late Georgian terrace has definitely waved away any thoughts of backpackers’ basics, swapping them for boutique chic. 'Just the job for a city-break hotel', with 'sensible prices and a handy car park', it overlooks the People’s Park, with its Victorian bandstand and towering Rice Monument. It is filled with period pieces, chandeliers and elegant decor, with a spa in the vaulted basement, and a small kitchen garden. Four glamorous bedrooms in the main house are named after former Pery Square residents, each with original features, a handmade brass-and-gilt bed, a roll-top copper bath and monsoon shower. Three have park views; three overlook the kitchen garden and dining terrace. A converted rates office links the original townhouse to a new extension, where smart, contemporary rooms have super-king or king-size bed and monsoon shower. All have Voya organic toiletries, robes, slippers, room service. Meals are served in the first-floor Sash restaurant on Friday and Saturday evening, where dishes might include Atlantic cod, clams, consommé, samphire and sorrel. It's a little less formal in the Long Room, or you can eat alfresco in the garden. Two-course seasonal dinners are served midweek in the Long Room and in Sash at weekends. (Peter Davies)
Georgian Quarter, 1 Pery Square
00 353 61 402402
21. 2 suitable for disabled.
all year except 24–26 Dec.
lift, lounge/bar, drawing room, restaurant, private dining room, in-room TV, wedding facilities, small kitchen garden, terrace, basement spa, car park (free), public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet on floor above, reached via lift.
in restaurant and lounge.
all ages welcomed, extra bed €65.
1 dog-friendly bedroom (€25 a night).
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from €246, singles from €166. À la carte €69.
'Hike and Spa' Package Two Night Special Offer
Hike and Spa On The Wild Atlantic Way. Stay 2 nights with breakfast each morning club style, a “ Two Course Seasonal Dinner served midweek in our Long Room and weekends at Sash” plus a back neck and shoulder Massage each and a No.1 picnic lunch. Visit No.1 Pery Square Hotel in the heart of a progressively growing Wild Atlantic Gateway City. Visit King Johns Castle on the historical Shannon river. Stroll the “Sli Na Slainte” Walk and listen to the powerful 10,000 year old river as you travail the three bridges. Visit the Medieval quarter with help from the front desk, concierge and listen to information, before visiting the famous Georgian Quarter, a short stones throw from the even more historical and famous Peoples Park. The Great Ballyhoura Mountain range, which touches four counties is just a 45 minute drive away. Stay 2 nights in the individually named club style bedrooms, named after laureate award winning and irish literatures finest wordsmiths. Which room will you get? Enjoy a made to order breakfast each morning, and be carefully looked after by the hotel’s attentive staff in the dining room area. Inclusive of this rare offer is a “ Two Course Seasonal Dinner served midweek in our Long Room and weekends at Sash” . After hikes, climbs and sightseeing, which can be mentally tiring, have a back neck and shoulder massage each in the Heritage Spa. The hotel has also added a specialised picnic to take on your way while exploring around the edges of “The Wild Atlantic Way”. Two Night Accommodation stay in the uniquely named bedrooms. Full a la Carte breakfast. Personal Concierge help and advice for journey. “ Two Course Seasonal Dinner served midweek in our Long Room and weekends at Sash” . Complimentary WIFI. Back Neck and Shoulder Massage. No.1 Picnic Lunch. The rate is €389.00 per person and is for a 2 nights stay. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.