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Listowel Arms Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Listowel
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Almost perfect”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

The location is perfect being right on the river and town square. The Listowel Arms has a lot of class for want of a better word, but in a very Irish way. Staff , with rare exceptions, are polite, friendly and helpful. The rooms are lovely (at least the ones I stayed in); spacious, elegant and comfortable with lovely inviting bathroom. Food is great and late breakfast is a bonus as you don;t always want to tear out of bed early. Dinner also good, either from bar or restaurant menu; had a lemon sole om salmon mousse which was beyond delicious - better than the food in many expensive London restaurants. Only a few things that could be improved. Firstly - noise from other guests : unlucky enough to be alongside a gang of early rising Americans who inexplicably slammed their doors repeatedly at 7am every morning. Also the TV in my room was basically knackered and very much in need of replacement. I would suggest to the management that they ask guests to be considerate to other guests with regard to noise, especially early morning. A notice on the back of the door perhaps? Overall - loved it : hope they keep it pretty much as it is!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Dungarvan, Ireland
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

This hotel has retained an old world charm. While it is a bit worse for wear here and there, this does not take from its warmth and relaxed feeling. The open fires in the lobby and bar are lovely and its decor has the feeling of staying in a large town house. The staff are lovely and the bar food is wholesome. The location is a bonus too as Listowel has a lovely town square. The bedrooms seem to vary in size and decor though, so it might help to check the type of room before you book. Over all it is a very pleasant place to stay.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Limerick
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

We had our wedding reception at the Listowel Arms Hotel in March, 2012 and it was a truly excellent experience. In cordinating the reception, Patrice absolutely took all stress and difficulties out of the preparations. She even helped us pick the wedding band! In travelling to the hotel from the West, the coast rood is a beaufifully scenic journey on a bright, sunny day. Personally, we wanted to have our reception in a hotel character, history and period charm. If sterile, corporate-style hotels are your thing, Listowel Arms is not for you. For us, the Listowel Arms was perfect, beautifully decorated on the "Big Day", and has a natural warmth which resonated with so many guests! We had a number of last minutes requests which were all handled coolly,calmly and without fuss. Food was fantastic and the whole occasion ran as smoothly as a Swiss clock - obviously, due in no small part to meticulous planning on the part of the hotel staff. There is a nice, elevated level to the rear of the hotel which overlooks the river, bridge and racetrack - a nice, relaxing place to enjoy a few summer drinks. I would highly recommend this hotel as a wedding venue. Huge thanks to Patrice, Kevin and all the staff for making it such an amazing day on our behalf.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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DUBLIN IRELAND
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

I stayed here with my partner last weekend, Apr 21st 2012. This was my second stay here in the last year. If you want to be transported in time to a previous era, this is the place for you.
The aura of tranquility that envelopes you as soon as you enter the foyer with its nooks and crannies, the gilted picture frames on the wall, the low reading lamps and the old fireplaces is palpable.
We were on an overnight stay with breakfast and it was thoroughly enjoyable. There is a well appointed bar serving food all day long and from what I hear, a very good restaurant, although we didn't partake of dinner. Check out the open air seating area at the rear, which looks out on the racecourse and the lovely River Feale. The rooms are very comfortable and have all the facilities one would expect.
If I had one small negative, I would say that the bar service can be a trite slow at times, but then again, you dont come to Listowel for the fast pace of living!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

We stayed in the Listowel Arms for one night when attending a wedding in April. The hotel is located right in the town square and has some parking to the back of the hotel which can be tricky to find but call the hotel and they can direct you.

The staff were amazing during our stay, they immediately approached us and offered us champagne and canapes while we waited to check in. Our room was basic enough and the decor is dated but it was clean and fresh so we had no complaints. The general rooms on the ground floor are very homely and relaxing and I would have loved to have stayed on an extra night just to enjoy the lounge and bar areas and the open fire.

Breakfast was cooked to order and was very fresh with a small selection of cerals and juices on the buffet area.

I can't stress enough how professional and friendly all staff in the Listowel Arms were and I would highly recommend a stay in this hotel if you are looking for a relaxing, tradition, Irish hotel in Kerry.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

We had our wedding reception at the Listowel Arms Hotel on Friday December 30th 2011. From the moment we first met Patrice, the wedding coordinator, we knew it was the perfect location for us and it really exceeded our expectations. The hotel was beautifully decorated, with a real festive and welcoming feel to it, and the room itself looked amazing. There is an in-house florist who makes the most beautiful floral arrangements for the tables. All our guests commented on how fabulous the food was and how it was the best meal by far they had ever had at a wedding reception. The bridal suite was also amazing and all the guests rooms were beautifully decorated in an old country house style kind of way. I would highly recommend this hotel as a wedding venue. Big thanks again to Patrice and all the staff for such an amazing day.

Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

Stayed in the Listowel Arms Hotel in October 2011 for a wedding. Everything about the hotel was of first class quality. The wedding reception & food were excellent. Our room was of an extremely high standard and the hotel staff were warm and courteous. Breakfast the following morning was very relaxed and of very good quality. Really enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Listowel Arms Hotel
Address: The Square, Listowel, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Listowel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Listowel
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Hotel Class:3 star — Listowel Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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