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Walter Raleigh Hotel

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County Cork, Ireland
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is superb! Really nice and cosy hotel, very clean and tidy! Great staff always polite and friendly. The room was excellent too with a great front view. We had a three course dinner at the restaurant, must say all the food was fabulous :) Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Youghal!

Thank Osnofa
Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very well run by Michael Brett and his team. Nothing is a problem. Beautiful location overlooking Yough al Bay. Top quality fresh local foods served in the dining room by very friendly local staffs. Nice clean small bedrooms. Value for money a bit expensive at €135 Bed and Breakfast. Super location for walks on the beach or in the town.... More 

Thank Martin M
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I had booked 17 Rooms for friends spending a weekend in Youghal, I cannot say enough about the Hotel as everything was first class, the Staff very efficient,friendly and courteous, the rooms were excellent, would definitely stay there again, can't wait to return.

Thank Noel S
Annapolis, Maryland
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33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I have been visiting Youghal for some years now and remember the old days of this hotel and restaurant. The new owner has really taken the pride of transforming Walter Raleigh back to glory. The food is good and the staff are very professional and helpful. I have observed the owner getting right in there to help out no matter... More 

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Thank RonB021
Lisburn, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Absolutely great hotel. Decor lovely, food good and layout very satisfactory. Would definitely stay again. Staff were very welcoming and informative about the area and nothing was too much trouble. Great night in the bar with music.

Thank NSufferin
County Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Ws very impressed with the hotel and the service. this hotel has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years. The investment and effort in decor and surroundings has paid of. We we a group of 20+ and we were looked after very well. The food was very tasty and pints were flowing. All good here and would... More 

Thank fassie2015
Rye, New Hampshire
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805 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

This was my second stay at the Walter Raleigh, and I had a front view of the bay this time instead of the back parking lot. I had driven all the way from Dublin Airport after a red-eye flight with no sleep because I was anxious to get to Kinsale and Dingle. It wasn't the brightest idea -- I was... More 

Thank NHjo
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50 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

We stayed two nights in the Walter Raleigh Hotel when we were visiting Youghal for 3 days last month. The staff were friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and efficient. The place was clean and had good attention to detail from the reception area right through to the bedroom and bathroom. The hotel is in a lovely location overlooking the sea and some... More 

Thank Richard B
Manchester, Maryland
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Totally remodeled, great food and service. This hotel is centrally located between the town and the beach easy walk in either direction. View of the mouth of the harbor from the room. Breakfast "full Irish" is a must, you wont be hungry for hours

Thank JohnE725YN
1 review
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stayed in Walter Raleigh last wk end and found it to be a fantastic hotel!food,rooms and service all top class!,view amazing!,can't wait to go back,would recommend this hotel to anyone,ended up getting late check out last minute which was great,

Thank Nora R

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  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
The Walter Raleigh Hotel
The Walter Raleigh Hotel
Cuisines: Irish, European, British, Seafood, Contemporary
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Atlantic Lounge
Cuisines: Seafood
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 200 year old building, well kept to a high standard. Set on the outskirts of Youghal town, nestled perfectly on the edge of the Atlantic ocean. Beautiful sandy beaches at our front door, with miles of walk way along sandy beaches & country settings. A perfect, peaceful, relaxing setting, enjoy fishing, canoeing, boating, shopping, hunting, clay pigeon shooting, cycling, at The Walter Raleigh we have it all covered. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Walter Raleigh Hotel

Address: O'Brien's Place, Youghal, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Youghal
Price Range: ₹ 8,638 - ₹ 10,961 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Walter Raleigh Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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“Rooms at the front have a fantastic view. We had a Corner suite it was fabulous”
 of 5 bubbles noels619, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“ask for sea view. beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles NSufferin, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Front rooms have a water view”
 of 5 bubbles JohnE725YN, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Lovely sea view.”
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“Ask for a sea view. They are so obliging.”
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