Friday, December 9, 2016

6 Awards for the Absolute Hotel Limerick in 2016

This year the Absolute Hotel Limerick have been the winner and finalist of some of Ireland’s top Hospitality awards including:

Winner 'Boutique Wedding Venue of the Year 2016' - Brides of Limerick
Winner 'Best Value Hotel 2016' - National Hospitality Awards
Finalist 'Ireland's city Hotel 2016' & 'Ireland's Business Hotel 2016' - Gold Medal Awards
Awarded 'Certificate of Excellence 2016' for the Absolute Hotel Limerick - TripAdvisor
Awarded 'Irish Hotels Federation Quality Employer 2016' - Irish Hotel Federation
Awarded 'Certificate of Excellence 2016' for the Absolute Bar & Grill - TripAdvisor

For more details on the Absolute Hotel Limerick CLICK HERE or call 061 463600

Monday, November 21, 2016

Winner Best Boutique Hotel 2016

#WINNING! We have won 'BOUTIQUE WEDDING VENUE OF THE YEAR 2016' at last nights Brides of Limerick awards #weddingsattheabsolute #limerick #awards2016 Contact us for more details on weddings 061 463610

Friday, November 11, 2016

Winners 2 years in a row!!!

The Absolute Hotel has been awarded ‘Best Value Hotel 2016’.

Judges came to the Hotel in September and did a secret evaluation of the hotel, the hotel was selected for this award due to the fact of offering great amenities for example coffee machines in the rooms, stylish, comfortable, clean rooms, great local produce & excellent staff throughout the hotel.

These awards are a stamp of approval for the team and cements the Absolute Hotel as one of the leading hotels in Limerick.  None of this is possible without a dedicated, personable yet professional team.  A team that are hardworking yet has a lot of fun and shares a mutual respect that makes the running of a hotel appear seamless, they are the heart of the Absolute Hotel. #teamabsolute 

Friday, November 4, 2016

1 month to Christmas!

We are now fully booked for our Christmas party nights in December.  Have you missed out on booking your group?  We have a one month to Christmas special offer.....

Call: 061 463 610 or email: for more details

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Absolute Hotel raising money for Limerick children

This Saturday, October 1, the Absolute hotel team is taking a stall at the Milk Market, in aid of Limerick children as part of the Live 95FM stop tour. Please show your support by donating to this worthy cause, while enjoying the delicious food on offer.
On the day for breakfast hours, 8am -11am, a crispy bacon breakfast bap will be served with relish. Later from 11.30am – 3pm, the Absolute's signature scrumptious Philly cheese steak baguettes consisting of slow roasted beef, pretzel baguette, melted cheese with garlic aioli will be on offer. This one was a fast seller and big hit at the Urban Food fest in June this year, so be sure to get yours before they're all gone.
All profits on the day will be donated to the 95FM stop tour which has raised over €70,000 for Limerick organizations CARI (children at risk in Ireland), Neo Natal Unit – University Maternity Hospital Limerick and the Children’s Ark in the University Hotel Limerick.

Make sure to get there early to enjoy the offerings and check out the Absolute Hotel Facebook page for updates.

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Absolute Hotel Limerick presents the roaring 20’s – Christmas 2016

This Christmas the Absolute Hotel Limerick are set to bring the 20’s to Limerick.  Party goers will be transported back to an era of prohibition, head pieces and the Charleston of course. 

On the night there will be 1920’s cocktails, 1920’s carol singers, a 4 course belly busting feast, special appearance by MC ‘Johnny Tight Lips’, Live band Jackie Chan AllStars, 1920’s Charleston dancers, Late night DJ -  bar extension and for the organiser a FREE bedroom on the night if they book 20 guests or more.
The dates available are 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th and the 17th of December.

The night is only €55 per person

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Friday, September 2, 2016

€50 for 2 people WINE & DINE

You don’t have to go far to find a great Limerick restaurant, because located on the first floor of the Absolute Hotel you will find the Absolute Bar & Grill.  Local produce, river views and made to order dishes are just some of the details expected when dinning.

To experience the great food and atmosphere, wine and dine for only €50 for 2 people.  The offer includes a starter and main course per person with a bottle of house wine to share.

With all that money saved why not try one of the signature desserts for only €6 extra per person choose from locally sourced ice cream, snickers consisting of peanut parfait and other hidden delights or the most popular Chocolate Jaffa Pot, mouth-watering chocolate mousse, orange jelly, brownie chunks & homemade honeycomb.

This offer is available every night in the Absolute Bar & Grill between 5.00pm – 9.30pm.
Pre booking is necessary & quoting the offer is required at booking stage.  Supplements may apply on some dishes.  This offer is only available in September 2016.  Other T&C’s may apply and subject to availability.

Can make it to dinner – don’t worry….

Lunch is served Monday to Saturday from 12.30pm-5.00pm or bring the whole family for Sunday lunch between 1.00-3.00pm, with kid’s entertainment and relaxed surroundings it is like no other you will find in Limerick City.  

Friday, August 26, 2016


The Absolute Hotel has been nominated for two top hospitality awards. It is in line to receive two Keelings Farm Fresh Gold Medal Awards. Now in the 28th year, the Gold Medal Awards are recognized as one of the leading independent awards for the Irish Hospitality Industry. Presented by Hotel and Catering Review, the awards acknowledge excellence in hospitality.

The Absolute Hotel has been short listed for two categories: Ireland’s City Hotel of the year (Public Vote) and Ireland’s Business Hotel of the year (Judges Selection).

The Absolute Hotel are calling on the people of Limerick to back them in the online vote to become Ireland’s City Hotel of the year. The Public vote is open from the 24th August and the closing date is 4th September. 

We'd be eternally grateful if you could vote for us as it a public vote and as a small hotel we need all the help we can. Follow this link  

Friday, August 19, 2016

LIMERICK you’re a lady!

If you are visiting Limerick this week what better way to get to know the city than to take part in National Heritage week.  From the 20th August to 28th August, events are been organised through - out the city and surrounding county to celebrate what makes Limerick unique.  Offering a diverse range of activities allowing the participant to be active, imaginative or taking the opportunity to appreciate Limerick’s long history.
ACTIVITIES:  Only minutes’ walk from the Absolute Hotel Limerick you can visit exhibitions in Bishop’s Palace, the Hunt Museum and Merchant’s quay.  For the more daring you can jump on a boat and sail the river Shannon and see Limerick from a truly unique perspective.  The boat will leave from the Hunt Museum which is a mere 5 minutes’ walk from the Absolute Hotel Limerick.

For more information and the event guide visit the Absolute Hotel’s facebook page

Friday, August 12, 2016


On the 13th August Imelda May will take the stage in one of Limerick’s most iconic locations – King John’s Castle. Imelda May will be the second act to play King John’s Castle after The Coronas played to a sold out audience at the end of April.
Located a mere 8 minutes’ walk from the Absolute Hotel Limerick it is the closest hotel to the gig of the summer!

Getting here:

Bus, train, automobile….

BUS & TRAIN - the Absolute is only a 13 minute walk from Colbert train station.  There is a taxi rank outside the train station that will get you to the hotel in about 7 minutes

AUTOMOBILE – if you are planning on driving to Limerick this weekend this map will get you here from all routes

CAR PARKING – the Absolute Hotel offers limited complimentary car parking facilities which is based on a first come first served basis. It is located on the right hand side before the main entrance of the hotel. A buzzer system is in place to gain access to the car park. If the car park is full Barrington’s multi-story car park is located near the hotel.  The Absolute Hotel offers validated car parking at the rate of €5.00 per night.

Food glorious food…

FOOD - before the gig make sure to fuel up in the Absolute Bar & Grill. 2 courses from €20 or 3 courses from €25. Offering the best of local produce, river view, professional but personable service…it’s in the detail at the Absolute.

COCKTAILS & CRAFT BEERS – cocktails from €8 and craft beers from €4.50 the Absolute Bar is the place to be seen and to soak up all the pre-gig atmosphere!

RESIDENTS – all the dancing & singing can build up an appetite and thirst don’t worry we have a late night resident bar and offer an all-night room service menu.

For more details call 061 463600 or email

Friday, July 15, 2016

The ROARING 20’s at the Absolute Hotel Limerick

The Absolute hotel hosted a corporate night on the 7th July 2016.  On the night guests were transported back to an era of prohibition, head pieces and the Charleston of course.
On the night there was a chance to win two return flights to New York or Boston sponsored by Aer Lingus, overnight stays in the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, spa treatment in Vanilla Browns Spa, dinner and lunch in the Absolute Bar & Grill and bottles of wine.
The night was opened when arriving guests enjoyed a signature glass of prosecco, 1920’s music and bit sized starters of ham hock terrine and shrimp gazpacho shooters.  Catriona Tierney from Limerick’s live 95fm hosted the interactive game show created by National Game Shows.  The quiz had questions from the 20’s era and modern day which could not be googled.  A break in play was completed with a local and traditional feast of Roast turkey & maple glazed ham served with sage and pistachio stuffing, roast rustic vegetables, turkey gravy and spiced cranberry sauce. Salmon Wellington leek coulis, spiced red radish, cauliflower mousseline and winter wilted chard. Chestnut & wild mushroom tatins balsamic glazed shallots, savoy cabbage roasted carrots and madeira sauce.  After the main course 1920’s meet hip hop dancers entertained the crowd prior to the quiz recommencing.
The 3rd round commenced with four tables as joint leaders.  Swopping positions throughout the course of the night finally there was a winning table.  Before the winner was announced a quick pause for dessert featuring chocolate jaffa bomb, mulled wine poached pear, iced chestnut cheesecake and Christmas pudding.
Table 1 was announced as the winners and were all in with a chance to win some top prizes.  The prizes were presented in crackers and were selected at random.  A huge pop and the winners were declared!

For more information on 1920’s Christmas party night at the Absolute Hotel Limerick call 061 463610 or stay tuned to our facebook page

Monday, July 11, 2016

Absolute Hotel Limerick behind the Limerick 2020 bid.

The Absolute Hotel Limerick will take to the streets on July 12th as part of Limerick 2020 for the biggest street party Limerick will ever see.  Chef Jim will be on hand with tasters of Limerick pulled pork pretzel baguettes topped off with homemade BBQ sauce.  On the day there will be street performers, fire eaters and so much more happening in different venues throughout the city centre.
#limerick2020 #backthebid #weareculture
For more info stay tuned to our facebook page

Friday, July 1, 2016

3rd Annual Pride Wedding Show at the Absolute Hotel Limerick

The first hotel in Ireland to host a pride wedding fair in 2012, the Absolute Hotel Limerick is the venue of choice to host the 3rd annual pride wedding show 2016.  The Absolute Hotel has partnered with Sharon McMeel of Fusion Weddings to bring to you this event.
The event will take place on the 13th of July from 6pm - 8pm, which coincides with the Limerick pride festival running from the 11th – 17th July in Limerick with the main parade through the city on the 16th July. 
On the evening there will be expert vendors including wedding planners, entertainers, florists and all you can think of to make your big day.  Admission for the event is free with a complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival, make sure to get there early so you can chat with the vendors and get your questions answered.

For more updates on the event follow the Absolute Hotel facebook page 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Absolute Hotel at Limerick’s first ‘Urban Food Fest’

For one night only, the historic Limerick Milk Market is being transformed into a street food mecca for ‘Urban Food Fest’, as producers, market traders, restaurants, and hotels come together for a unique Limerick food event.

The event on the evening of Thursday June 16th will be open to the public with free entry, and guests will purchase tokens as currency to enable them to sample taster plates from various stalls (€15 for 5 tokens).

A family friendly event, Urban Food Fest will take place in the Milk Market from 6pm until 10pm as the venue will be transformed to create a unique and festive evening atmosphere that will showcase some of the best food and drink Limerick has to offer.

Inspired by the culture of international street food, the food offering will also have an Irish twist and everything will be local from Limerick and the Absolute Hotel will showcase this through their Philly cheese pretzel baguette.  A slow roasted rib of beef in a pretzel baguette, sautéed onions and melted cheese with garlic aioli.  To finish is a very grown up lemon and blueberry trifle.  Lemon posset, crème Chantilly, blueberry and thyme jelly, citrus and shortbread biscuits.

There will be games for the kids too and entertainment for the evening will be courtesy of The Limerick Lady female-fronted event of music, poetry, and dance.

For more updates stay tuned to the Absolute Hotel Limerick facebook page
 #urbanfoodfest #bialuimní #teamabsolute

Friday, June 3, 2016

Father's day


Not to get all philosophical on you, but with Father's Day on the horizon, you might be wondering what to do to make the man in your life feel special.

With that in mind the Absolute Hotel Limerick posed the question: what is modern man?   

He still mows the lawn, right? Right, but he has a skincare regime too. He packs school lunches for the kids? Yes, but he also enjoys a good beer. He wouldn't say no to a steak, would he? Indeed, he wouldn't - but just a salad with that would be great.

So, this June 19, will your man be content with the typical gift of boxer shorts, slippers or a spanner set?  Or would he appreciate a pamper session, a night away minus the children, good hearty food and craft beer? 

Do you know a modern man?  When you walk in the door of this ultra-modern hotel, you will find the ultra-modern man.

Meet Chrystian, our much-loved head concierge.  He is 30 years old and married with three children, aged 3, 6 and 10.  What is a typical day for him? 

Chrystian and his wife both work full time and the household has a 6am start.  In this hour prior to work at 7am, Chrystian makes the kids' lunches, walks the dogs, eats breakfast and gets to the hotel.

At 3.30 in the afternoon he leaves work, collects the kids and starts homework.  Chrystian manages to fit in playing his bagpipes for half an hour and also goes to music lessons twice a week!  At 7pm his wife returns to a homemade dinner.  What a guy!

Ring any bells, ladies? These days, it seems that childcare and domestic duties are spread around more evenly and modern man is here to stay. 
But that kind of hero deserves special consideration, so give your modern man the gift he deserves this father's day. 

Book the Modern Man Package including overnight stay for two, hearty breakfast and 3 course dinner and a craft beer in the Absolute Bar & Grill, with a ‘man's world spa package’in Vanilla Browns spa and late check out.

Visit or call 061 463600

Monday, May 23, 2016

BBQ season

Preheat properly If you’re going to get a good crust on your food and that BBQ flavour, you need your BBQ to be hot before you start cooking.
Don’t poke BBQ's take time. Only turn steaks or burgers once or twice. And definitely don’t squash everything down as this forces the juices to run out and leaves the meat dry. Sausages are also best left alone – piercing the skins dries them out.
Remember food hygiene Even though BBQ's are out doors and the hunter gatherer instinct will keep in remember to keep it clean. Do not mix raw and cooked food, check temperature of your food and make sure to wash your hands.
Give it a rest Let cooked meat rest on a clean plate, cover with foil, for about 10 minutes before carving so juices can redistribute evenly.

Leave the BBQ to us.. We would be more than happy to look after the BBQ for you CLICK HERE for packages 

Friday, May 20, 2016


Another major occasion on the Limerick College of Further Education events calendar will be marked this month. 1st & 2nd  Year photography learners will exhibit a selection of their work at the College’s 16th Annual Photography Exhibition which will open at the Absolute Hotel Limerick, on Thursday 26th May at 7.30pm.

As in previous years, the photography exhibition will run at the Absolute Hotel for the entire year. Members of the public interested in purchasing any of the works can do so by contacting the relevant learners directly. Previous LCFE photography exhibitions at the venue have always been highly successful.

Commenting on this year’s showcase, Eoin McCarthy, LCFE Photography Department, said: “Staging an exhibition like this requires a huge commitment on the part of the learners and the teaching staff at the College. We are really looking forward to giving members of the public an all year opportunity to view the calibre of work produced by the  photographic learners, who only began to study photography full time in September 2015/16.”

Limerick College of Further Education is currently accepting enrolments for courses commencing September 2016. The Photography Department at LCFE currently runs two, 1-year, full time programmes. Learners who successfully complete the programmes receive QQI/FETAC Level 5 and Level 6 awards in Photography. At the end of the 2nd year, learners also receive a Higher Professional Diploma in Photography. Both programmes are designed to enable learners to develop an understanding of the variety of roles and skills undertaken throughout the photographic industry. 

Take a look at some of this years outstanding work.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Party package at the Absolute Hotel Limerick

Whatever your planned event, let us help you create a party to remember whether it is a 30th, 40th, 50th birthday, wedding after party or an anniversary.  1920’s, vintage board games or a tropical BBQ the Absolute Hotel has tips to help you enjoy the night and maximize the theme.

  1. Stick to a theme – there may be many different routes you can go with a theme but stay firm on one.
  2. Get help – we are here to help so ask as many questions as you need.
  3. Stay calm – we have a dedicated manager on hand on the night for you so you can relax and enjoy the night.
  4. Add something extra – to get your theme going add little things like chair covers or centre pieces to give your party the WOW factor.
  5. Enjoy – you may not have a chance to enjoy a similar occasion for a while so take it in and enjoy the night.
  6. View the Absolute Hotel Limerick packages by clicking the following link:

Friday, February 26, 2016

Limerick May bank holiday weekend – Riverfest 2016

This year Limerick will come alive over the May bank holiday weekend.  From the 29th April – 2nd May 2016 there are many events planned across the city. 
Friday 29th April historically kicks off with a soap box derby, where daring teams race there homemade creations.
Saturday 30th April will see the city host Ireland’s largest BBQ cook-off where foodies can try some of the best BBQ absolutely free.  There is a Continental fair of European artisan producers that will tantalize the taste buds.  All of these events are set in the famous Milk market and the Absolute Hotel Limerick is one of the closest hotels to the epicentre of these activity.  That nigh King Johns castle will rock with the Coronas playing a live gig.  The closest Hotel to the venue, the Absolute Hotel is the ideal location for dinner before, a drink after or a place to stay.
Sunday 1st May will see thousands of runners take to Limerick city streets to race in the Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run.  10km, half marathon or the full marathon runners will push themselves to complete this major task.  Located next to Barrington’s Hospital the Absolute Hotel Limerick will see runners pass its door step as they make their way to the canal bank part of the run.  Close to all the major night clubs and pubs all the tired legs will deserve a drink and craic after the race.

Book your stay via the following link and save €5