Lismore House Hotel
Richard Evans & Basil Good
Main Street, Lismore,
Telephone: +353 (0)58 72966
When Prince Charles introduced Camilla Parker Bowles as his fiancee onto the world stage, the first place he brought her was to visit was his friend the Duke of Devonshire at Lis...
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Number of rooms: 29
Double Room: €130 - €270 Suites €240 - €380
Single Room: €65 - €135
Dinner: Yes - Restaurant and Bar Food
Open: All Year save Christmas Day
Credit Cards: Yes
About The Hotel
When Prince Charles introduced Camilla Parker Bowles as his fiancee onto the world stage, the first place he brought her was to visit was his friend the Duke of Devonshire at Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford. I can’t actually say whether he took her down to the local pub for a glass of Guinness, but I do know they took in the local sights in this heritage town with its distinctly colonial feel. Lismore Castle is one of the few places that makes you stop and take in a really deep breath for it is mesmerising. Truly stunning. Lismore is also a colourful place because this too is where Adele Astaire, sister of the legendary Fred Astaire, lived for many years after she married into the aristocratic Devonshire family.
What Lismore did lack was somewhere decent to stay - if you weren’t invited to stay in the Castle of course! This has now been rectified with the revamping by the Hotel Isaacs Group of the beautiful old Lismore House Hotel at the heart of the town, making it the perfect destination for any visiting Princes, Rajahs, Hollywood stars, who come to visit His Grace, not to mention you and I!
Lismore House Hotel was built in 1797 by the then Duke of Devonshire and was Ireland’s oldest purpose built hotel. It has now been extended, restored and refurbished, brought up to date but retains the glory of it’s Georgian old world style and charm. It thoroughly reflects the heritage of Lismore Castle and it’s surrounds.
Bedrooms are deliciously comfortable, luxurious fabrics, duck down quilts, deluxe carpets, Plasma TVs, Broadband Connection, and anything you could possibly want. There is a fab new bar – The Malt – with a touch of the colonial atmosphere and, apart from a decent ball of malt at the mahogany bar counter, you can also enjoy afternoon tea or casual food both at lunch time and in the evening. There is also WIFI in this area if you can’t get away from the laptop.
The food at Lismore House Hotel is a combination of new and old country recipes with a bistro twist and an emphasis on the very best of local, seasonal produce given a new twist. Kick off maybe with a fulsome Seafood Chowder or Gravlax of Salmon with an unusal twist, marinated in Seville oranges, grain mustard and Oak Aged Whiskey, served with a horseradish cream. Think then of Pan-fried Whole Black Sole with an Almond and lemon butter or Canon of Lamb with a mustard and herb crust or a great fillet of beef on gallette potato with glazed shallots and Bearnaise sauce…..
So practice your dance steps and skip up to Lismore….you never know ….you might meet a Duke.
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