Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Absolute Hotel Goes For Gold…

The Absolute Hotel is calling on the people of Limerick to back it in the online vote to become “Ireland's Favourite Place to Stay”.   
The nominations are in for the Gold Medal Awards 2017 and the city hotel is vying for the judges' favour in the 'Four Star Hotel of the year' and ‘Business Hotel of the year' categories.
But there is a new category this year called the People's Choice Award and that's where you come in.
Members of the public are invited to vote for their favourite place to stay online in a poll that remains open until Wednesday 30th August.
To register your vote simply click here for visit the Absolute Hotel Facebook page for more details.
Now in its 29th year, the Gold Medal Awards is recognised as the leading independent awards programme for the Irish hospitality industry.

Judged by industry experts, the Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards recognise and reward excellence in hospitality across the island of Ireland. 

Friday, March 31, 2017

BBQ in the Absolute Hotel Limerick

The Absolute Hotel Limerick is where you should host your summer BBQ in Limerick city. An outside semi covered terrace, plenty of seating along with locally sourced and homemade food. Sit back relax and watch the chef smokin’ the BBQ while you relax with a cold drink overlooking the Abbey River. 

Team building, work party or a family gathering there is no better way to mingle and enjoy the night then with a BBQ at the Absolute Hotel Limerick. The Absolute Hotel have options for large and smaller groups and private options. Giant connect four, buzz off or carnival games there are multiple of options to keep the party group entertained and add a competitive edge!

Packages starting from €12.95 per person including the ‘finger licking’ grilled 8oz burger served in a brioche bun with bacon, cheese and chipotle mayonnaise. Every package includes all of the following salad selection including German potato salad, char grilled vegetable cous cous, Asian slaw, Springfield organic greens and tomato salad. 
For details on BBQ options at the Absolute Hotel Limerick contact the events manager on 061-463610 /

For more deals follow this link

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Absolute Hotel names Limerick’s best mom

THE Absolute Hotel used social media to ask the public to nominate their mother to win the best mom in Limerick contest.  The winners story spoke of a selfless Mom who will go to any lenghts to provide for her children and who dedicates her time to local charities working with local kids.  Her motto for her kids been "IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF YOUR HALF WAY THERE".  Michelle has won a 3 course meal in the Absolute Hotel along with a pampering session in Vanilla Browns Spa.  Don’t forget to book your Mother’s day lunch on the 26th March call 061 463600.

For more details follow this link

The winner pictured in the Absolute Hotel: Michelle Jackson receiving her prize from Karen Doolan of the Absolute Hotel and Olivia Cunningham from Vanilla Browns Spa along with kids Katie, Molli-Ann and Sean Patrick.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Absolutely the best for meetings

Finalist in the Gold Medal Awards  'Ireland's Business Hotel of the Year 2016', the Absolute Hotel will impress when it comes to meetings, conferences and special events.
Floor to ceiling windows let natural light flow in – something that has been shown to boast creativity and keep people calm in meetings! The meetings and event manager is on hand to meet all the demands and details of your exact specifications. 
On the day of your meeting there is firstly complimentary limited car parking at the hotel or discounted car parking rates in Barrington’s car park just 3 minutes’ walk to the hotel. Easy access to meeting rooms and a dedicated duty manager to meet you upon arrival.  You could start your day with a freshly brewed coffee or tea and one of the most delicious freshly baked scone.  Complimentary WIFI and built in audio and visual equipment are available in each meeting room.
If you decide to have a mid-morning break why not choose freshly baked giant cookies along with smoothie shots or freshly brewed tea and coffee.  Self-controlled air-conditioning means you are in control of the room and attendees.  A quick stop for lunch over gourmet sandwiches in the river facing Absolute Bar & Grill is a great way to get pumped for the afternoon session.

Contact the Absolute Hotel on 061 463610 or email
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Mix it up this pancake Tuesday at the Absolute Hotel

This pancake Tuesday the Absolute Hotel wants you to get involved. 
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, but this pancake Tuesday you can expect to enjoy your own pancake creation.
Choose a Savoury or sweet pancake along with the toppings of your choosing.  From Limerick ham on a savoury pancake or a classic sweet pancake with lemon and sugar the choice is yours.
Pancakes are available between 12.30pm – 5.00pm with lunch service and are priced from €5 per person.  061 463600

Friday, February 10, 2017


This year the Absolute Hotel would like to welcome you to the exclusive wedding afternoon.  this will take place on Sunday 26th February 2017 between 2.00pm - 4.00pm.

On the day you will have the opportunity to view the ‘Boutique wedding venue of the year 2016’ as quoted by Brides of Limerick.  Canapés & cocktails will be a plenty, onsite wedding coordinator to speak you through your day.

Admission to this event is free.  There is also complementary car parking available.

As this is an exclusive event you are required to register.  CLICK HERE to register or call 061 463610 / email

Friday, January 20, 2017

Locally sourced ingredients at the Absolute Bar & Grill Limerick

Jim Kordon is the head chef of the award winning Absolute Hotel.  Located on the first floor of the Absolute Hotel Limerick you will find the Absolute Bar & Grill.  Local produce, river views, good value and made to order dishes are just some of the details expected when dinning in this popular Limerick city restaurant.
As head chef, Jim’s mission is to ‘create locally sourced food that is not pretentious and food that complements the smart surroundings of the Absolute Bar & Grill, a place where people leave happy and have every intention of coming back’.

Recently revamping its midweek lunch menu, this new menu, back-boned by locally-sourced produce has been Jim’s main focus over the past weeks, he says. ‘It is a menu that will suit friends meeting for a light bite and a catch-up, something you can grab on a lunch break in a hurry or a place to escape the city centre without going too far, enjoying a meal with good service and a nice atmosphere and look at nothing but trees and river, just a moment to move away from the chaos’. 
Having spent some of his career in areas such as West Cork and Clare, Jim is passionate about supporting and using local ingredients.  ‘We have fresh, traceable, top quality produce on our doorstep’ he explains while plating up one of the newest additions to the midweek lunch menu, Steak Sandwich with grilled medallions of beef.  ‘The beef comes from Noel O’Connor’s farm.  He is a fifth generation family butcher from Limerick so quality is assured’.  ‘Choosing great ingredients is key to producing fresh, seasonal and enjoyable food’ Jim explains.
Elaborating on this, Jim says ‘If I take this Steak sandwich that has 4 main elements to the dish including caramelized onions and peppery rocket leaves, which I source all the fruit & vegetables for the hotel from Limerick fruit & veg and Béarnaise sauce which is made in house, I know I can be proud to serve these dishes knowing all the ingredients are fresh, traceable and locally produced’.
Below is the recipe of the ‘Absolute Steak sandwich’ but if you prefer to get it freshly prepared by Chef Jim on full view then it is served from 12.30pm – 5.00pm Monday – Saturday. 
Book a table 061 463600
Ingredients – Serves 1
·         1 Chargrilled slice of ciabatta bread
·         100g onions from Limerick Fruit & Veg
·         130g Trimmed, rolled, seasoned & grilled rump of beef from Noel O’Connor’s butchers.
·         50g fresh rocket from Limerick Fruit & Veg
·         Homemade Béarnaise sauce (makes 1 bottle)
-          300g butter
-          4 tbsp. white wine vinegar
-          2 shallots, chopped
-          3 tbsp. chopped fresh tarragon
-          salt and freshly ground black pepper
-          4 free-range egg yolks
-          1 tsp lemon juice
·         Homemade Béarnaise sauce 
-          Clarify the butter by melting it in a small, heavy-based saucepan over a low heat.
-          Pour the vinegar into a saucepan. Add the shallots, chopped tarragon
-          Add salt, to taste
-          Lightly beat egg yolks with one teaspoon of water.  Stir the egg yolk mixture into the cooled vinegar, then add the lemon juice.
-          Pour the mixture into a bowl suspended over a pan of simmering water (do not allow base of the bowl to touch the water). Whisk constantly until the sauce has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon and has increased in volume.
-          Remove the bowl from the heat and slowly pour in the clarified butter in a steady stream, whisking continuously, until the mixture is thick and smooth.

·         Cut beef in 3 medallions, grill to your liking
·         Caramelized onions -
·         Lightly toast ciabatta on chargrill
·         Spoon the caramelized onions onto the chargrilled ciabatta bread and then top with the beef.
·         Dress rocket leave with balsamic vinaigrette
·         Drizzle over Béarnaise sauce
·         Enjoy!

Friday, January 13, 2017

4 reasons to choose Limerick as your Hen Party destination

The venue is booked for the wedding day and the dresses are ready.  You are the go to girl to rant at, cry with, get excited with, count on and most of all you embark on the wedding planning with the bride…. Now though it is the biggest task you will embark on, the HEN PARTY.  When it comes to planning a hen party you will touch on a lot of professions; from accounting, event management, sales along with people management. 
However you can reduce stress levels by picking the right destination…. LIMERICK!

Home to the Treaty Stone, Munster rugby and the river Shannon these are the top 4 reasons to book Limerick as the destination of choice.

1     Accessible – Limerick is easy to get to whether by car, bus or train.  Limerick is only a 60 minute drive from Cork and 90 minutes from Dublin.  Don’t worry when you reach the Absolute Hotel Limerick there is complimentary limited car parking on site or only €5 overnight rate for a multi storey car park close by.  If you are arriving by bus or limo there is a set down area outside the hotel so there is no long distance to travel from vehicle to the reception area.
Train & Bus – Limerick Colbert train and bus station is well connected to the rest of Ireland.  Colbert station is only a 15 minute walk to the Absolute Hotel but there is a taxi rank at the main entrance of the train station and it is only about a 6 minute drive to the Absolute Hotel Limerick.

       Absolute Hotel Limerick – Here at the Absolute Hotel Limerick we can take care of breakfast, dinner, cocktails and accommodation.  There are 1 or 2 night packages to choose from.  1 night package starts from €82.00 per person sharing a triple room and two night package €142.00 per person sharing a triple room.  All the hen party packages include:
-          Bride-To-Be stays free with 20 paying guests
-          1 or 2 night’s accommodation & full Irish breakfast each morning
-          Cosmopolitan drinks reception on one night of your stay
-          3 course meal in the Absolute Bar & Grill on one night
-          Late check out of 1pm
-          Upgrade for the bride-to-be
-          15% off Vanilla Browns spa & hair salon
To view hen party packages follow the link or call 061 463600

          Activities – Limerick famously has the river Shannon running through the city and as a result there are some fantastic water sports to enjoy.  ‘Get West’ is the one stop shop for kayaking, zorbing, river tubing and if water is not your thing then there are plenty of land sports to choose from.
Top tips when you are taking part in activities:
-          Swimming togs
-          Old pair of runners
-          Sun cream (mmm?)
-          Warm clothes for afterwards
-          Plastic bag for wet clothes
-          Personal medication
-          Snacks & drink

          Nightlife – The Absolute Hotel is walking distance (even in heels) to some of the best pubs & clubs in Limerick. The famous Locke Bar is a great place to start with traditional music a plenty every night.  The famous Icon or (‘DIcon’ as it is known locally) is where you will find most of Limerick revellers ending up on a night out. Newly opened House is another popular night spot for Limerick natives.  The Absolute Hotel’s reservations team will be happy to direct you to the best place when booking a hen party package.

Call 061 463600 or email

Follow this link to view the hen party package