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The Old Imperial Hotel 27 N North Main Street, Youghal Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 09/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 6 in Youghal
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The Old Imperial Hotel is one of the oldest accommodations in the historic town of Youghal. Built in the 18th century, it was used as a stage coach stop for the Bianconi Line. Located in the heart of the town, yet only a 1 km walk from the sea front, The Old Imperial Hotel is committed to providing excellent service and value to all our guests. With a fantastic location just off the N25, each of our 18 spacious en-suite bedrooms are tastefully decorated with complimentary WIFI, and tea and coffee making facilities. All 18 of en-suite bedrooms are designed with comfort in mind. Accommodation includes a range of superior rooms, standard double rooms and twin and single rooms. In room amenities include TV, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms with free Internet access. Secure private car park for our customers.
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Anthony H wrote a review Mar 2022
County Kerry, Ireland19 contributions15 helpful votes
My family and I stopped in with friends there was 11 in total in our party from once we entered the staff were nothing but helping and accomadating to everything that we wanted but that was not the highlight of our experience it was the food starter main course and even the desserts. I would have to say compliments to the chef the food was absolutely fabulous I can not recommend any one dish because we all had deferent dishes and they were all fabulous once agin thank you to the staff
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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S O meara wrote a review Feb 2022
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The hotel entrance should be more signage to show where reception is but it's at the back well signed. The whole experience was amazing. Clean fresh and new design inside an old building. Room immaculate and all channels on TV and had spare blanket and pillows which we needed. No breakfast served in hotel but the cook offered us toast and orange juice. We got top up if coffee and teas and milk and cups for the room. It had easy access from first floor although no lift for disabled customers. Easy to go out for a smoke and also had covered dining out area . Staff friendly and you were left alone without being bothered. Front of house rooms mouser than back but we didn't mind. I will definitely be returning there. Thank you to all staff in hotel for a wonderful stay. Xxx
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Niamh wrote a review Feb 2022
Cork, Ireland246 contributions22 helpful votes
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We took a day trip down to Youghal and after a long walk we decided to head in here for some dinner. We got Chicken wings €12.50 and they were very nice and large. The Caesar salad €11.50 was delicious my Mother said. The cheese cake €6.50 It had a fudgie base and wasn't that great. The menu was very reasonably priced and The staff were very nice. We will definetly give this place another visit next time we are in Youghal.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Melinda M wrote a review Jan 2022
Waterford, Ireland7 contributions
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Myself and my husband stayed in this hotel Jan this year. Rooms was spacious, Comfortable and very clean. Also great price for Sat night. We eat in the the restaurant that day all I can say is the food was 10 out 10. Onion rings were to die for. Also the staff and owners were very nice, friendly and nothing was to much trouble. Youghal is a great little town to visit and the hotel in very central to all amenities. I would definitely recommend this hotel. They also have a place called brunch and lunch up the road. Food is fantastic there as well.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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S Fox wrote a review Oct 2021
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I had two separate bookings for this hotel (1 for a Thursday, and 1 for Friday & Saturday) for an Ironman event in Aug22. The hotel cancelled both my bookings on separate occasions over 1 month after I had booked them apparently due to overbooking, I find this hard to believe, if they had overbooked surely the hotel would have been in contact sooner. Absolutely ridiculous, I'm furious to say the least. I'm now left to find alternative accommodation, only available options are further out from the town which will mean travelling into Youghal in the v.early morning before my Ironman event.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Emma Leahy, Guest Services / Front Office at The Old Imperial Hotel
Responded 31 Oct 2021
Hi there, Thanks for getting in touch. We absolutely feel your your frustration and disappointment. Unfortunately, your booking was made through Booking.com and we have no control at all over how they handle their bookings. This is the risk that you take when booking with a third party. With any guests but particularly those taking part in Ironman, we always try to accommodate or assist with alternative accommodation. Our many previous guests can vouch for that. So while there is nothing that we can do to rectify your situation we hope that you understand that this matter is completely out of our hands.
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Michael Pierce wrote a review Oct 2021
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Went in for a meal with my dad tonight and had the special tonight fillet stake it was like trying to eat an old shoe it was very special alright for 27 euros . I'm off home now to have something to eat!!!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Emma Leahy, Guest Services / Front Office at The Old Imperial Hotel
Responded 31 Oct 2021
Hi Michael, Having checked with the team that served you, they assured me that your table was checked on 3 separate occasions and not once did you mention your distaste. Unfortunately once you leave the restaurant there is very little we can do to rectify anything. Next time try ordering your steak a little less well done.
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Paul K wrote a review Oct 2021
Cork, Ireland15 contributions14 helpful votes
Had a beefburger with chips during the day time during the past week and I have to say it was very disappointing. I received a thimble sized portion of coleslaw, about 12 chips served in a little stainless steel bucket that disguises the very small portion and a bun burger containing 2 very thin pieces of beef with lettuce and a rasher and relish. For 17 Euro this was and is really poor, poor value for money. In The local or The Anchor in nearby Dungarvan, for about 4 or 5 euro less during the day, a burger meal will beat this fare hands down for quality and size. No salad portion on the plate at all in The Imperial. I really find it difficult to understand how this portion of food is only €1.50 less than say their 12 hour slow cooked beef that comes with lots of veg and beef in a nice big bowl. In my humble opinion €17 is severely overpriced for a very average burger and chips. If they could only give more chips on the plate and say a nice mix of a salad bowl instead of the silly shiny bucket and a nice thick minced meat burger I would gladly pay €17. This is genuine feedback to a restaurant I used to visit regularly pre covid and I want to see them succeed but on this evidence I wont be rushing back. I will try it again in the future in the hope that they will either ammend their menu or their prices. The staff were great by the way, no complaints there.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Emma Leahy, Guest Services / Front Office at The Old Imperial Hotel
Responded 31 Oct 2021
Hi Paul, Thanks for getting in touch. We appreciate the feedback. Our menu is ever evolving and given the constructive feedback we have adjusted our menu/pricing and portions. I will pass on your kind comments in relation to the team - they are great, to be fair to them. Please let us know when you’re in again.
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Claire27 wrote a review Sep 2021
Ireland184 contributions164 helpful votes
This hotel is centrally located in Youghal Town. There are several parking options close by and most are free. The room has everything you need and is clean. I was delighted that it had a bath. I would recommend this hotel for an overnight stay. Youghal itself is a lovely town with a huge beach and lots of walking options. There are nice restaurants and all of the big supermarkets. I really enjoyed my overnight in Youghal.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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rachael russell wrote a review Sep 2021
County Dublin, Ireland48 contributions27 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 1 night and it was a lovely stay. Paul at check in desk was lovely. We checked in on spur of moment, we had nothing previously booked so we were lucky to get a room. Room was ready in about half an hour for us so we had a drink in the bar which is lovely. Room very cosy , and clean .Comfortable bed , great shower. It’s an old style hotel so basic but everything you need . Only downside was the toilet when flushed, and sink after water being on, made an awful noise which lasted a few minutes. I think the hotel is quiet old so the plumbing just must be very old. It was a little distracting. We had a meal that evening in the bar , great set up big area off the bar for dining. Staff very attentive and it was honestly the best food I’ve tasted in a long time. I had the Thai green curry best I have ever tasted and my husband had fish and chips , he said it was delicious. No car park but plenty of parking available across the road or just down the road from hotel. It was not a problem at all. Overall had a lovely stay and would recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Theresa D wrote a review Sep 2021
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Great staff and excellent food highly recommend this place so sorry I did not discover this hotel sooner during my stay in youghal will be back soon will definitely tell all my friends about my wonderful experience
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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US$79 - US$95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty CorkYoughal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Imperial Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Imperial Hotel?
Nearby attractions include St. Mary's Collegiate Church (0.2 km), Youghal Clock Gate Tower (0.4 km), and Moby Dick's Pub (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Imperial Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Imperial Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Imperial Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Imperial Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fantastic Flavours Ice Cream Parlour, The Red Store, and The Quays.
Is The Old Imperial Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Youghal.
Are there any historical sites close to The Old Imperial Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Round Tower (8.5 km) and Ardmore Round Tower And Cathedral (8.5 km).
Is The Old Imperial Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.