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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

I decided to spend a weekend in Shannon and Limerick to explore the beautiful western Irish countryside. I wanted a room close to the city center of Limerick as well as to the churches, monuments and train station. I selected the Railway Hotel due to its proximity to the central station. I was met at the door by a warm... More 

3 Thank Eurotraveler110
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

I was upgraded from shared bathroom to an ensuite single room when I checked in. The room was mid-size for an individual and the bathroom was clean with good hot water. I peered at the shared bathroom and it looked a little dirty. The hotel is right across the street from the bus/train station. I didn't eat at the bar/restaurant... More 

2 Thank Clint K
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

it has been a few years since i stayed in the railway hotel, and thankfully nothing has changed the staff are still friendly the food tastes lovely and the rooms are spotless my wife and i would like to thank everyone at the railway hotel for making our stay enjoyable the staff no matter how busy they are always find... More 

4 Thank billy t
1 review
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Nauseating! I don't even know where to start. The condition of this place is one above sleeping the street. The dirt, the noise, the drunks, no heat, no warm water or luke warm at best and did I mention dirt ? You want to safe money? Go sleep in your car, tent, park or stay awake. Don't go there. I... More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

My friend and I got stuck here for a night during a bus layover. Not only did it cost us €30 apiece to use the room for five hours, but the room was tiny and didn't even have electricity! It was ridiculous. You would be better off pitching a tent and camping on the sidewalk outside of this hell hole.

Thank Jamie D
New York City, New York
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59 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

What do they say, "you get what you pay for..." Even the 30euros I paid for this dump was too much. This place makes some "no-tell motels" look like luxury. I had originally asked for a 2-night stay in this fleabag, but luckily they rang me up for only one. Now I see why this place ranks last of hotels... More 

Thank richiedix
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

This place has got character. Spent two nights here. Night I arrived from Shannon and night before I departed from Shannon. Gentleman at reception warm and friendly. On second stay they upgraded my room at no additional cost. Quiet, clean and right across from bus and train station. At thirty euro per night it's a good bargain and there should... More 

4 Thank Daniel K
County Galway, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Stayed here on a Sunday Night. First room i was given had a bad smell in it. I was moved to a room with no smell, but the cleaning staff really need to be shown how to use a hoover and how to clean in general. Place has nasty looking carpets. Had the water tank above my room so had... More 

1 Thank ld1978407
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Location 'central' - not true, 10 min walk from the centre. Staff are unfriendly and rude and make you feel like you are bothering them when you are asking them something. In the breakfast room we were first given a menu with prices for breakfast though breakfast was included. Forks and glasses were dirty and the food was bad. Old... More 

Thank Emilia1707
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43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Great food and great staff! The rooms could use a little updating. The queen bed barely fit into our room (about 1 foot to spare on each side of the bed). This meant the person sleeping next to the heater got very hot while the other person was cold. A good budget option right across from the train station. Excellent... More 

5 Thank bric_0419

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Railway Hotel was originally built in 1871 as an old coaching inn, this family run hotel has developed over the years into a thriving 30-bedroom city centre hotel. Situated opposite the rail and bus station and less than five minutes walk from the centre of Limerick makes it the perfect stopping place for both businessman and tourist alike. With its warm hospitality, good food and personal attention from the Collins family and their staff, your requirements will be fulfilled to ensure each stay is as pleasant and as comfortable as the last.All rooms are tastefully furnished and have tea & coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone and multi-channel television. The Railway Bar is the perfect spot to relax in the local atmosphere whether it be for a pint of stout or a cup of coffee. Food served all day long.Private car parking to the rear of the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Railway Hotel

Address: Parnell Street, Limerick, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Limerick > Limerick
Price Range: €25 - €40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Railway Hotel Limerick
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“go for the character and stay for the home away from home feeling for four star treatment stay at a four star hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 917billyt, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
“book elsewhere and don't believe this is a good bargain....it ain't”
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  • Check out the stain on this bedspread
  • Opened top drawer to dresser to find these used rubber gloves
  • Just yer average bathroom
 of 5 bubbles richiedix, 27 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Don't Stay Here!!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles ld1978407, 17 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Only book here in handiness for the train and bus”
 of 5 bubbles Bosspat, 11 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Avoid this place for this price you can get better places.”
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  • Ceiling with Spider Nets
  • Dirty everywhere
  • Lamp side
  • Wall entrance of the toilet
 of 5 bubbles FrankCortesBcn, 23 Feb 2015 | Read review
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