My wife and I stayed in the Talbot Hotel for 1 night with a group of 30 something friends. The reception area was quite nice and the girl on reception was helpful. Our bedroom was adequate, I would have expected a nicer room for a 4 star hotel. The double bed seemed strangely small. I've stayed in 3 star hotels or even B&Bs and had a much nicer room. The bar was quite nice and spacious. We asked the hotel to recommend a Chinese restaurant where we could all eat. They suggested the Emerald Gardens restaurant. This was probably the worst and most over priced Chinese restaurant I've ever been to. There didn't appear to be any Chinese staff working there which was probably a bad sign. The menu was extremely limited. I don't think anyone in our party was satisfied with the meal. After visiting a few bars around the town we returned to the residents bar which was lively, good fun and stayed open until 4am. Breakfast the following morning was the standard carvery. Oh for a hotel that would wait on you for breakfast.
Save your money and stay elsewhere
This hotel has been reviewed fairly positively, but our experience there was not great. Reception was terribly understaffed (one individual at the front the entire time we were there, with guests at least three deep) and rather rude. Be very very careful when requesting a room - the pictures on their website are of the executive-level rooms, which is not at all explained on the site or by the staff. The rooms that we had (one for my husband and I and one for our kids) were TINY and the kids' bathroom had no tub, just a stand-up shower so small that you couldn't even turn around in it. The rooms were clean and warm, but just barely adequate and not at all worth the price that we paid. Beds were hard, not enough pillows, and no place to store luggage in the small space. Breakfast was okay, not great. The one real plus of the place is the pool - just beautiful, but limited hours, so again, be ware. We stayed in much better places in Ireland; I would never stay at the Talbot again - just not worth the money and lousy service.
We have just returned from a fantastic few days at The Talbot Wexford. We booked a 2 night midweek break including one dinner and a bottle of wine. Sometimes, when you book an inclusive meal, its only ok but we couldn't get over the quality of the food, the variety of the menu and the friendliness of the staff. We felt like we were so important. The hotel itself is lovely, very modern but yet cozy with a lovely warm atmosphere. The girls at reception were really helpful and welcoming. They helped us arrange a rental car at short notice which is apparently quite difficult in wexford. Would highly recommend. Fantastic Value!!
We stayed in this hotel in late January. We had a good size room towards the front of the hotel. The room was comfortable and the only complaint would be the noisy heating system, but this could be turned off.
Breakfast was good with the standard choice of cereals, juice etc and full cooked Irish breakfast.
We were on midweek deal which included meals. The food was excellent each night, with the menu changing each night. The service in the restaurant and overall in the hotel was very good. I would happily recommend this hotel !
A good choice in Wexford
We stayed after a function at Christmas in the Talbot. The meal for the function was surprisingly good, and I am a foodie! Instead of the usual Christmas fayre we were given modern choices including seabass etc.
The rooms were standard size, and had a lovely view out onto the sea at Wexford harbour. Cleanliness was very good, and the furnishings were fairly new.
We order breakfast to be delivered to our room the next morning and it was great to have it delivered at the time that we ordered it and piping hot. The breakfast was really good, fresh and hot. This hasn't always been the case when we have ordered breakfast to our rooms so we were happy.
The other great thing about the Talbot is the lounge area in the foyer where you can just sit on the comfy couches and chat or order a drink from the bar.
Okay hotel but not worth the money for me
We stayed in the Talbot for one night in March, it was an okay hotel, the room we had was a triple and it was okay, not a huge room but roomy enough.
The bathroom was lovely but the pressure in the shower was brutal, I had a shower on the Friday and waited til I got home the next day to shower because I didn't have the energy to run around the shower trying to get wet.
We all ate in the hotel before we went out and everyone else loved their food, mine wasn't great.
The residents bar stayed open til all hours which was great and when the barman closed up he told us we could go to the smoking area so we sat there and finished up our drinks.
We paid 165 for a triple room (this was a cheap rate) and IMO it wasn't worth that much money. I didn't use the gym & pool. Breakfast the next morning was a buffet and there was ample food at it, continental and fry ups and the breakfast was lovely.
Good Weekend break
Stayed here for a lovely weekend a couple of years ago on one of those 2 nights and dinner deals. The food was top notch and service very good. The bar was lively and even spotted Wexford hurling great Larry O'Gorman there (though that took some explaining to Mrs Kerrymonkey). Only quibble was our 1st night room. It was tiny. However we were happy enough as it was very clean and tastfully furnished. During the night we realised that there was some considerable HVAC equipment outside our window Air handling units etc. This kept us wide awake most of the night. Early next morning I asked reception to move us if they could. The girl was very pleasant and called me a few mins later to say we could have an executive room on the top floor which had a lovely sea view from a huge window. Result! This really made up for the previous night and shows that if you complain with reason and are nice about it most places will accommodate you.
Waterfront location in Wexford
I recently spent a midweek night at the large Talbot Hotel and was very pleased with my stay there. The room was on the front of the top floor and thus had magnificent views of the quayside & the bay. The quality and quantity of the food served in the bar for both midday lunch and the evening meal was excellent and I enjoyed a relaxing swim in the hotel's leisure centre and a refreshing drink afterwards in the hotel bar. The staff in the hotel were courteous, very friendly and efficient. The room was bright and comfortable and had tea/coffee making facilities. Double-glazed windows kept out the traffic noise and there was air-conditioning in the room though I did not use it. A safebox facility was provided at reception. Breakfast was served up until 10 am and was buffet-style.
Nice new hotel. Large rooms, clean with good facilities. Reasonble priced bars and food. On sea front. Quiet location although doesn't look it on arrival. Busy but helpful staff, could do with a few more.