Limerick Strand Hotel

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Limerick Ireland (2023 Updated)

Attitudes in Ireland towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people are regarded as among the most liberal in the world. Ireland is notable for its transformation from a country holding overwhelmingly conservative attitudes toward LGBT issues to one holding overwhelmingly liberal views in the space of a generation. This being the case it’s easy to find a gay friendly hotels Limerick.

Limerick is a major city in the Republic of Ireland, set in Munster province in the south of the country. Its compact old town is known for the medieval-era St. Mary’s Cathedral and St. John’s square, which is lined with Georgian townhouses. Standing along the River Shannon, the 13th-century King John’s Castle is one of the city’s most recognisable sites.

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1. Limerick Strand Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Limerick

Limerick Strand Hotel
Limerick Strand Hotel

Situated in the heart of Limerick, the 4-star award-winning Limerick Strand Hotel is next to the River Shannon. The luxurious hotel offers spacious rooms, a 20 m swimming pool, a steam room, and 2 hot tubs. Shannon Airport is a 20-minute drive away.

Featuring large king-size beds and a flat-screen LCD TV, the bright and airy bedrooms include free Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service.

Homemade Irish cuisine, made with local produce, is served in The River Restaurant or The Terrace Bar and Cafe overlooking the River Shannon. The Limerick Strand Hotel has also won an award for the quality of the breakfasts.

An award winning 4*hotel ideally located in the heart of Limerick City Centre. With stunning vistas of The River Shannon and a birds-eye view of every landmark in the historical city the Limerick Strand Hotel is the ideal venue for both business and pleasure trips.

The hotel offers a friendly, inviting atmosphere where guests feel comfortable and well taken care of. Executive Head Chef and his culinary team pride themselves in serving the finest quality of Irish and international cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce with all the food traceable and where possible with an emphasis on using locally produced products.

With incredible conference and banqueting facilities the hotel was awarded “Best Business Hotel in Ireland ,Irish Hospitality Awards, the Limerick Strand is the preferred venue for weddings, events and meetings. The Energize Health Centre boasts a 20 metre swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi. The hotel also boasts an onsite hair salon.

A modern take on a classic institution. It’s smart stylish and full of amenities including free parking, gym access, a business center and a top floor entertainment area. It’s located across the river from downtown but a short two-minute walk across the bridge to all of the shopping areas.

he Limerick Strand was certainly one of the nicest hotels we stayed in during our time in Ireland. The rate was excellent for all that it offered. Reception was welcoming and helpful. The hotel is very modern with all the amenities one could wish for, including a pool and exercise facility. We had drinks at the bar, and experienced good service. We did not have dinner in the restaurant because of the many local options nearby. The breakfast option, with a coupon included, cannot be beat for the variety and quality offered at the buffet.

Our room was large, with a big picture window looking out over the river and the city. Big modern bathroom with tub and separate shower–what luxury. Tea and coffee service in the room, plenty of storage. Very comfortable king-sized bed.

This hotel was to be a convenient overnight stay close to Shannon for our air departure the next day, but offered more than that in the end. We could have easily spent an extra night here. In fact, we really enjoyed exploring Limerick, walking along the River Shannon and visiting the King John’s castle, St Mary’s cathedral and doing a little shopping.

The city offers a wide variety of dining options, with a few very good restaurants just steps away from the hotel. Though the hotel is on the other side of the river from the center of town, a quick stroll across the bridge brings one into the hubbub of shops and restaurants. It is quiet and peaceful to walk along the river on the hotel side. I highly recommend the Limerick Strand.

The executive lounge was average – a coffee machine with no milk, and no milk in the fridge. Some fruit and pastries and that was it. At night there were a few hot items but they didn’t last long if there were a few people there. We had breakfast in the restaurant one morning. Typical super-friendly Irish service from the young lass who looked after us,.

The location is good – a short walk across the river to the centre of town, supermarkets (Tesco’s, Dunnes), shops. There is a lovely cafe upstairs in Arthur’s Quay – great food and service. We did a day tour to Cliffs of Moher (you can’t hire automatic cars in Ireland) which was great. Perfect weather so we were very lucky.

Limerick is a lovely city and the Strand Hotel is a good place to stay.

Gay Friendly Hotels Limerick
Gay Friendly Hotels Limerick

How much does a room costs at Limerick Strand Hotel ?

Prices start 145$/night for Superior King Room. The Junior Suite is  345$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Large suite with separate seating area, city views, bathrobe, slippers and king-sized bed.

Where to book online – Limerick Strand Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Limerickyou can find the best hotels deals in Limerick during Limerick Festival of Science which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Limerick on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. George Limerick Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Limerick

George Limerick Hotel
George Limerick Hotel

The George Hotel Limerick is a luxury hotel located on a corner of O’Connell Street in Limerick city centre, making it the ideal starting point for shopping, gigs/shows, sports fans or tourists visiting local attractions.

Boasting an eclectic mix of contemporary style and comfort, guests experience the perfect match of cutting edge cosmopolitan boutique hotel style along with an unparalleled standard of service, and our accommodation is sure to impress even the most discerning traveller.

The hotel also offers a unique dining experience in Da Vincenzo Authentic Italian Restaurant, where guests can enjoy various Italian dishes.

The most centrally located of Limerick hotels, The George Limerick Hotel is a luxury 4 star Limerick hotel inspired by leading boutique hotels around the world. Located in the heart of the commercial district in the centre of Limerick city, the George Limerick Hotel sets new standards in lifestyle hospitality. Our Limerick Hotel gift vouchers are the ideal gift! A luxury hotel that will not disappoint!

Boasting an eclectic mix of contemporary style and comfort, guests can experience the perfect match of cutting edge cosmopolitan boutique hotel style and an unparalleled standard of service in swish luxury hotel surroundings in the heart of Limerick City. This 4 star Limerick Hotel in Limerick City Centre offers world class luxury accommodation sure to impress even the most discerning traveller. Our central location will ensure that you have the perfect base to explore vibrant Limerick City.

The hotel is very central, it is situated in the heart of Limerick city, near restaurants and bars. It’s an ideal location for a night out in the city. The car park is around the corner from the hotel and is a little tight for space but again convenient.

The hotel itself is modern and welcoming. The staff are very polite and professional. there is also a lovely bar.

The room was spacious. The bed was large and comfortable and the bathroom was fully kitted out (shampoo, conditioner etc). We also had tea/coffee making facility and Lindt chocolates.

In the lobby there was a fully serviced vending machine for those feeling peckish!

The George is a lovely boutique hotel in the heart of the city</span>. It is easy walking distance to shopping and dining and access to the river and tourist attractions.

Our room was large with excellent amenities – although the view was into a central courtyard. Nicely appointed with a table and easy chairs, very clean and quiet.

Unfortunately we only had one night at The George, but could easily have stayed longer. The bar in the lobby was bright and offered a good selection of drinks and food.

Convenient location for walking to local attractions like St. John’s Castle. It was handy having a restaurant right in the building (Da Vincenzo) although their food was only fair. My room was quiet despite being at the front of the building, possibly because of the nasty weather as others reported hearing noise until the wee hours. A light bulb was burned out, but was immediately fixed when reported. My only issue was having to park about a block away in a structure. The price one pays for being in the heart of the city.

he hotel is in a good location, and parking is convenient in the nearby garage. The room was clean and comfortable enough, but could use a bit of an update. It’s beginning to show some wear – especially the bathroom. Counter space to put your toiletries is desperately needed there, though that may have been a side effect of it being a handicap accessible bathroom. Other reviews mentioned the noise from the pub across the street, and, yes, that was a bit insane.

I was surprised at the number of people out till all hours on a Sunday night getting plastered. We were able to shut the window though because the fan (a/c? It had a temp control but other reviews claimed to have no a/c in the rooms, so I’m not sure) kept the room cool enough despite it having been a warm day. The breakfast in the hotel restaurant was good.

We loved this hotel in Limerick city centre. It’s few minutes walk to Arthur’s Quay where we took the bus to and from Dublin. There are nice pubs across the hotel. The Locke Bar is a few minutes walk away. You can pretty much walk to many sites and sights!

Other than location, the facilities are fantastic, staff very pleasant, and a good restaurant is just on the same floor as the hotel reception. Will book here again if we visit Limerick again.

How much does a room costs at George Limerick Hotel ?

Prices start 109$/night for Double Room. The King Room is  119$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

With a king-size bed, this room features an LCD satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, and a comfortable, high quality bed. Also includes specialty teas and coffee with a French press coffee maker, a modern bathroom, and an integrated work area.

Where to book online – George Limerick Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Limerickyou can find the best hotels deals in Limerick during Limerick Festival of Science which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Limerick on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. The Savoy Hotel 5* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Limerick

The Savoy Hotel
The Savoy Hotel

The Savoy is a boutique hotel right in the centre of Limerick, between historic King John‘s Castle and the landmark that is Thomond Park. Overlooking the River Shannon, it offers 3 restaurants and luxurious bedrooms with free Wi-Fi. Limerick’s shops, museums and restaurants are only minutes away.

Air-conditioned rooms at the Savoy Limerick all have satellite TVs, bathrobes and slippers. They also include lap-top safes and executive rooms and suites have access to the 7th-floor Executive Lounge.

The Savoy Aqua and Fitness Club offers a modern gym, spa bath, and plunge pool. Beauty treatments and Thai massages are available at the spa by appointment.

Situated in Midwest Ireland, the Limerick Savoy Hotel on Henry Street is located in the centre of Limerick City close to the River Shannon. The Savoy, one of the finest hotels in Limerick, is just 12 miles from Shannon International Airport and 1 mile from the train station. Our guest rooms and suites offer luxurious bedding, high-speed Internet and a spacious work desk for the busy traveler.

This is a beautiful hotel located right in the centre of Limerick city. Multi story secure car parking attached. Our room was really top quality in every way and everything about the hotel has a 5 star feel. The decor is pristine which is obvious from the moment you enter the lobby. The hotel has a beautiful bar and the breakfast room and dining area exceptionally tasteful, with a real air of quality.

The staff were friendly and efficient from the moment we arrived and nothing was a problem. We ate lunch the first day and the selection and quality was really good. Breakfast was relaxed, in lovely surroundings and everything was served freshly cooked to order at our table.

The hotel has a beautiful restaurant attached called Hamptons which we ate in in our second night and it was really special. Unusually it doesn’t feel like a ‘hotel’ restaurant but again has a 5 star feel and ambiance with great selection and the quality of all our dishes was top notch.

We decided on this hotel as a base to explore the wild Atlantic way through Clare and it was a perfect location which we would recommend to anyone considering a nice hotel in that area.

This is a lovely hotel in the centre of limerick city.

Stayed here recently while visiting friends in the city and can heartily recommend this hotel as a place to stay.

Rooms are modern and well equipped, and the beds in particular are very comfortable with the single bed almost passing for a small double in size.

The cooked breakfast in the morning is excellent, and at weekends is available up until mid day which means no last minute dash in the morning after a few late night libations the night before!

There’s a nice little pool and jacuzzi as part of the spa in the hotel to make the stay even more comfortable.

In short, a great place to stay if you are visiting the city of Limerick.

The location of this city hotel is excellent , everything is within walking distance, the staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and some with excellent views out over the Shannon and St John’s Castle. We were lucky to be on the 8th floor and the views were awesome .

The Breakfast is on until 12 noon and it’s a joy to behold, with choices between artisan sausages ,fresh fish , smoked salmon , pancakes and even steak if that is what you want. the Buffet is extensive with lots of fresh fruit , juices and all sorts of pastries , and a centerpiece of a cooked ham that you can slice yourself, I mean what more could you ask for. If this extensive breakfast is not included in your package then its still good value at 18e a head .

The location of this hotel is excellent, plenty to do and see on foot, the parking is in Harvey’s Quay, across the street, it’s expensive but it’s convenient and safe. The rooms are large and very well equipped with in room safe , ironing board , tea and coffee making supplies , bathrobes and slippers , still and sparkling water, wi fi in all areas. Our view on the 8th floor was out over the Shannon. The Breakfast was excellent, one of the best we have had. There is an extensive buffet, including cereals, juice, fruit and nuts, cold meat and cheese. There are pastries and muffins and a cold cut of ham that you help yourself to. There are yogurts and bottles of smoothies and still and sparkling water.

The breakfast includes the nicest porridge I have had in a hotel, pancakes and fruit, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, the full Irish and sea bass was the fish of the day. I think it would be hard not be happy with the choice. The staff at breakfast were friendly and helpful and attentive. The breakfast is served till 12 noon. With our rate we had access to the Corporate lounge on the 7th floor, which was very handy for watching the rugby match and staying out of the rain.

Thank you for a lovely stay we are looking forward to returning soon.

Gay Friendly Hotels Limerick
Gay Friendly Hotels Limerick

How much does a room costs at The Savoy Hotel ?

Prices start 169$/night for Deluxe King Room. The King Room with Balcony is  204$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

The deluxe rooms have air-conditioning and feature a king size bed, free WiFi, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, tea/coffee making facilities and minibar. The en-suite bathroom comes with a bath with a shower over, bathrobes and free toiletries. Extras include a safe, ironing facilities and a desk.

Where to book online – The Savoy Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Limerickyou can find the best hotels deals in Limerick during Limerick Festival of Science which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Limerick on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.