Quality Hotel Youghal

3 Star

Cork, Youghal

Hotel description

The Quality Hotel & Leisure Centre, Youghal is located on the coastline of East County Cork alongside Red Barn Beach in Youghal. It is approximately a 30-minute drive from Cork City, Ireland's second largest city. This hotel enjoys a spectacular location. It located alongside one of Ireland's most beautiful  beaches.All our family rooms are en-suite and will have all the usual modern hotel room facilities and will have 1 double bed, single bed and fold out child bed. Family rooms will sleep a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children. Children up to the age of 10 years are included in this room rate on a room only basis only when sharing with 2 adults in a family room. All children’s meals are charged as taken at the hotel.

Check In From

3:00 pm

Check Out Up To

12:00 am

Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description

Travelling from Cork City on the N25, direction Waterford and Rosslare, take the 1st exit left for Youghal and travel under the bypass towards Youghal for approx 0.5km. Take a right turn onto the R633 for Ballymacoda. Travel on this road for approx 1km. until you see the sign for the Quality Hotel & Resort. Turn immediately left and continue for 0.5km until you arrive at Redbarn Beach the Hotel.Travelling from Waterford or Wexford on N25, in the direction of Cork City, take the Youghal Bypass Road. Travel half way until along this road until and leave it when you see a sign for Youghal Town. Travel approx 0.40km until you see a right turn with a sign for The Strand. Take this right turn and travel to the end of this road. Take a Right Turn at this T Junction and continue for 1KM. Take a Left Turn onto the R633 for Ballymacoda. Travel for 1km until you see the sign for the Quality Hotel & Resort.

Area Description

A renowned family centre with miles of blue flag beaches and a celebrated past reflected in its historic buildings...Youghal, a scenic walled port with an undiscovered past, is situated at the mouth of the majestic river Blackwater. It is a region steeped in history, for it was here that Canon Law was first inscribed.

Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Weekend Entertainment
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Cot available on request
  • Kids activities at weekends & school holidays
  • Kids activities during high season
  • Baby sitting service on request
  • Movie time
  • Outdoor playground
  • Childrens activity camps
  • Creche secure & supervised
Hotel Restaurant
  • Early bird menu
  • Lunch served
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
  • Vegetarian options
Things To Do In The Area
  • Pet farms
  • Visit castle
  • Cinema
  • Guided tours
  • Cycling
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Amusment arcades
  • Golfing
  • Go to the beach
  • Boat trips
  • Hill walking
  • Comedy clubs
  • Walking trails
  • River fishing
  • Children play centres
  • Historical trails
  • Horse riding
  • Night clubs
  • Local sightseeing
  • Surfing
  • Sea fishing
  • Shopping
  • Museums
  • Bowling
Hotel Guest Services
  • Wireless internet in areas
  • Free car parking
  • Baby sitting on request
  • Internet access
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Internet access
  • Natural daylight
  • Dedicated organiser
  • Black out facilities
  • Stationery
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Swimwear to buy
  • Steam room
  • Pampering packages
  • Sauna
  • Towels available
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Baby changing area
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Beauty salon
  • Spa treatments
  • Jacuzzi
  • Children's pool
Hotel Business Centre
  • Fax
  • Meeting rooms

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by Pradeep Pai on Oct 9 2019 13:54

Location is nice, food is average and rooms are kind of OK. I think booking the sea view apartments would bring in a better experience as the view from there is awesome. Staff is friendly. Leisure center is fine. Only sad part was that movie night was cancelled on one of the nights without prior intimation. Also the kids activity was cancelled due to no many kids which is understandable.

by Guest ireland on Sep 3 2019 10:49

Cold water in swimming pool ,poor dinner,great deserts,nice location and entertiment for kids

by ash on Apr 27 2017 08:05

We were a family with 2 children. we stayed for 3 nights over the easter hols. we really enjoyed this hotel. The kids club and movie nights went down a treat. we had a nice meal in the restaurant, beautiful views. the room was adequate. the ladies in reception and in restaurant were very nice and always helpful. nice swimming pool area. I felt they just need a little more choice on the bar food menu overall we had a lovely stay and got a fab deal through this website.

by AMSK on Oct 25 2016 12:05

Had a lovely stay in The Quality Hotel, Youghal. The two girls in the Reception were very friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome (Sandra and Sarah). We had a lovely big room with a Jacuzzi which was a great plus for us. Eileen in the restaurant was also very friendly. The location of the hotel is perfect - right on the beach. The breakfast was OK. We didn't have dinner there. We got a great deal on this hotel and will definitely be back.

by Sandra Maloney on Oct 12 2016 21:11

enjoyed our stay In the quality hotel, while the room was very comfortable and the view spectacular, I was disappointed with the bathroom overall, the shower didn't work properly, the was insufficient towels, no hand towel.. it didn't make a huge difference to our stay as everything else was great, the food in the restaurant was top class..

by John Kelly on Sep 6 2016 13:02


by mary on Apr 26 2016 12:42

Great Location other than that very basic. Staff in reception not great and didn't really know what they were doing. Accomodation was basic at best food very basic also, breakfast presentation left a lot to be desired. Standards here are very low. Great views though. Wouldn't go back.

by Stuart on Apr 19 2016 16:26

Great location, friendly staff, great facilities. Room ok, in need of a little care and attention, especially the bathroom. Overall a great base for a holiday to explore the surrounding areas. Food excellent in bar but with a limited choice, breakfast was average at best. Good nightly entertainment.

by Margaret Sheedy on Apr 6 2016 11:23

Hi, we had a nice stay at the hotel, but we had a few concerns. We ate at the hotel bar on arrival and my toasted sandwich was cold and had to be returned. The chips they served were the most horrible chips we have ever seen and the few we got in the basket for the price of them. Even the kids didn't like them. The night we ate in the restaurant we asked if they had the same chips as were served in the bar and the lady said yes, why and we told her they weren't nice. She said we should mention this to the Manager as he won't listen to them, but we didn't. We had to ask on both nights for the heating to be switched on in our room as it was cold. Regards Mag.

by Liz on Mar 31 2016 13:25

We stayed here for Easter weekend Saturday and Sunday . Reception was lovely, very friendly, nice check in and quick. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apt, which was basic and clean but grand. The fridge door however was broken and in general the kitchen area was a bit grubby. Our 5 year old went to kids club while we went to dinner and my husband checked on him afterwards and he met him coming out the second door into the hallway, with no one watching him so we would be concerned on security . We didn't send him the second night. They didn't make it interesting and wasn't popular film. Food was nice, but nothing major. we went for food elsewhere the second night and was fabulous. The staff in breakfast / dinner area were very friendly and nice but very some seemed untrained and nervous. The area for breakfast was very slapdash and untidy, plus the food by 10.50 when we got our breakfast was cold. Nice place, this was out third time there, but they need to sharpen up their game on the basics to get the customers back.

by Siobhan Allen on Nov 1 2015 10:46

Fantastic hotel. Very family orientated. Brilliant service and excellent facilities. I booked a family room but got what I can only describe as a suite. Huge. So delighted as with 2 kids u need space. Dinner was included one night in our deal. Excellent value. Great kids club also. I'll definitely be back

by Ann O'Leary on Aug 9 2015 19:03

Stayed here last week for 2 nights and we had an amazing time, ,hotel staff were all lovely and even though I left it late to look for an extra spare bed for one of the kids, the reception staff went out of their way to supply one... the food was fab,, entertainment in the bar every night , games room, kids club, even a little shop near the car park for any little bits needed for the apartment.. I love the appartments too and the fact that you are literally 'on the beach' and a swimming pool and gym as well, made our holiday absolutely perfect,, thanks to everyone at the hotel.. we will be back.. Ann and family in Kerry.

by Anne on Jul 15 2015 12:35

Superb staff, fantastic kids facilities, spacious room. Unbeatable value for money.

by Rosey on Jul 14 2015 13:58

Was excellent. But beds were really bad. In need of upgrade

by Louise on Jul 10 2015 00:38

Great staff, great food and great atmosphere. We'll be back!

by Amanda on Jun 28 2015 16:44

We have just returned from a three nights stay in this hotel. We were given a two bedroom apartment eventhough I only booked a family room. This arangement worked very well for us. We have two children, 16 and 11 year old so the extra space was great. Location was good for the beach, a little further than we thought for Youghal town (5 kilometers). The hotels faclities were very good. My husband loved the gym, he has never been to a hotel with better gym equipment. The one complaint we had was no wifi. We were told everyday it was broken. Not great when you have teenagers. Food was good. Staff were ok,helpful most of the time but there seem to be abit of confusion with some of the senior members of the breakfast staff.

by Seamy on May 27 2015 14:54

Myself and my family had a great time the hotel and staff were excellent. I will be booking again before the end of the summer. lots to do for the kids in the hotel. If you jumped you'd land on the beach what more can you ask for.

by shauna strong on May 6 2015 11:53

our one night stay at the quality hotel was a disgrace. before leaving for the hotel I rang to see what time we could check in as my baby needed a nap around lunch time I was told we could check in around 12. so we arrived at 12.30 to our room not being ready told to go wait in the bar until 1 and went back at 1 to be told room wouldnt be ready until 3pm. 3pm still no room ready! room finally ready at 3,30. baby is wrecked tired. was a horrible day so I couldn't even bring him for a walk in his buggy to get him to sleep. went up to room and requested a cot before arrival and I mentioned it twice while waiting for room from 12 to 3.30, when we went into room there was no cot, rang reception 10 minutes later the cot came up, foreign girl put it together I put my child in it and he fell to the ground because the cot was broke!!! I asked the lady that put the cot together to get me a fuvet for the cot as it was rock hard she came back with sheets to me I said I asked for pillows she said ''I speak no english'. then at 4.55pm a lovely irish girl came up and gave me a new cot and a duvet and apologised for the other lady giving me a broken cot which made my child fall through. my baby was very tired and contrary at this stage and we couldn't even go down for dinner in the bar. we were all in the room then from 5pm until the next morning. we left the hotel at 9am the following morning and we will never return back to this hotel!!

by Ann Murray on Apr 30 2015 08:42

Had a lovely two night stay in the Quality Hotel. Location is excellent and it was lovely to have breakfast and then be able to walk on the beach. Apartment was really nice except for a strange smell which was ok once we opened the windows. The most impressive element in the Quality Hotel is the staff. They are fabulous - friendly, obliging. Nothing is too much trouble for them - Gold Stars to all. A. Murray

by ruaaine on Sep 17 2014 16:24

We arrived at the hotel & were pleasantly surprised at the Fabulous seafront location it is on the beach , all the amenities were good bar no wifi except in the hall or bar area. beautiful patio area overlooking the sea.Apart for an extremely annoying sound of either a boiler or generator humming all night & day in our room it was a great good value hotel staff helpful & curteous

by michael on Sep 17 2014 06:40

Had a great time

by Johanna on Sep 16 2014 21:02

Excellent hotel for children, great staff, food & actitives. Will be back.

by customer on Aug 27 2014 06:20

Enjoyed our stay.. Staff were great.

by Raveen Roopun on Aug 24 2014 18:13

Quality Hotel Youghal was my best holiday break after a long time. It was beyond my expectations. The friendliness of the staff; the warmth welcoming; the tidiness of the room and above all the food, a selection of items for breakfast and a choices of lunch and tea menu. The view from the restaurant was spectacular. I have recommended the hotel to many of my friends and absolutely I am coming to the hotel again and spend more days this time.

by Ann O'Leary on Aug 11 2014 20:56

brilliant holiday, lovely staff, everything we needed for our children, beach , play area , swimming pool and even bouncy castles and bubble games... totally recommend this hotel..

by Una Vaughan on Jul 27 2014 21:03

A most enjoyable, relaxing and affordable holiday. Our hotel room was nice, clean and had everything we needed. The bar and restaurant food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Above all, the staff surpassed their call of duty - They were friendly, accommodating and each and every staff member was very good at their job.

by x on Jul 13 2014 17:12

Great location, very friendly and helpful staff, lovely food.

by Carol on Jul 11 2014 14:59

July 10th Great location right on the beach with lovely views. Great for anyone who has a family ideal for them. Breakfeast was great but needs to expand on the dinner menu. I have been there before and will go back again.

by jenjoe on Jul 1 2014 11:27

A great location for anyone with kids. The hotel right on the beach. There was also swimming pool in the hotel.The rooms were clean and pretty much sound proof. The staff could not have been more helpful or friendly. Will definitely be back to stay.

by vincento on Jun 30 2014 12:55

Picked this hotel at random for spur of the moment overnight break and what a pleasant surprise awaited us.The hotel is situated right on the beach with great facilities.accommodation is comfortable and the food is good and all delivered by pleasant and attentive staff.Will certainly be back

by Ryno on Jun 21 2014 11:15

Clean room, friendly staff and comprehensive breakfast choice, perfect for short stays or family breaks with the beach on the hotel's door step. Would recommend staying as long as you are aware where the hotel is located in relation to Youghal Town Centre.

by catherine on Jun 10 2014 17:31

enjoyable stay. breakfast lovely and fresh served up to us. good music in bar. lovely area

by Peadar on May 30 2014 18:45

Just a wonderful location for anyone with kids. Hotel right on the beach with a swimming pool and gym facilities right at the hotel. Along with the kids clubs its just a great setup. The apartments are great, giving the parents some space in the evening when the kids are asleep. The staff could not have been more helpful or friendly. We will be back again next year, this time for a weeks stay.

by John Hunt on May 21 2014 14:57

Great location,right on the beach and great facilities for kids.Upgraded to a two bed apartment at no extra charge.We had a great weekend.Staff very friendly and helpful.5th time there and will definately go back.

by Cfourie on May 14 2014 17:31

Really happy stay at the hotel. Lovely friendly staff. Great location. Would highly recommend, and will definitely go back.

by conor joyce on May 14 2014 16:33

We arrived early at the hotel got a great room with a sea view even tho hotel was very busy Never told hotel that we had our 18mth old boy with us and they immediately sorted us with a cot The new french girl on reception is in training and she is very good at what she does The breakfast was perfect great selection of hot and cold foods and breakfast staff very accomdating Dinner was great but menu needs to expand a little more all fresh tho Swimming pool very clean and ideal for familys Hotel in great location nice beach and close to fota island and trabolgan Over all great stay and will be back Conor Mayo

by Lindy Lou on Apr 29 2014 13:17

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The restaurant staff were especially professional and friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Our kids were (6 and 2) were fussed over; and it was a family friendly environment. Entertainment for the kids was provided in a cinema room. Our 6 year old caught the 7pm movie, however we did not check the movie at 9 pm was for over 12's so I would check that in the future, that was totally our error. The room was spacious, and had a tv/dvd player combi if you needed to wind down the kids in the room! The mattress could have been better, but after a day on the beach, fresh air and well fed it really didn't matter to us and the kids, but may be annoying for someone else. Breakfast was delicious with continental and hot buffet, I couldn't fault the restaurant. Check out was smooth and quick. I would return to this hotel again and would recommend to friends.

by John Murphy on Apr 20 2014 21:36

Room clean and comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful. Meals were tasty and well presented. A very relaxing few days. J.Murphy.

by mary collins on Apr 19 2014 14:33

as usual the quality hotel youghal was excellent. Accomadation spotless, Food excellent,leisure center facilities brillant,and right on the beach and of course the staff very helpfull and obliging.Have being taking breaks here for years and must say quality and service has never lowered its standards and not forgetting value for money.would highly recommend,brillant for families.

by Pat Kinsella on Apr 9 2014 15:11

Very Comfortable stay Staff very friendly and helpful

by aisling on Feb 23 2014 11:15

I cannot say that I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The hotel was freezing, and I don't just mean the foyet and communal areas. The room was so cold, it was hard to tell if the sheets were damp or not. I have never experienced this (ever) in any hotel I've ever stayed in. Usually hotels are too warm! I do believe that the hotel had been closed during the winter and was not long open, but we had booked in advance, so therefore they knew of our arrival. When we explained at reception, we were told there was a problem with the heating, but the thing was, the heating was actually on in the room! It was only by the time we were leaving that the room had started to warm up! We were given one of these blow heaters for the room and were told many times that we were the only ones that complained. This annoyed me, as not everyone is willing to speak up! As well as that, there seemed to be only four members of staff. The cleaning lady was also a recepionist and the two people running the bar were also cooking the dinner. The food was way below standard and we had to wait so long (because of lack of staff) which isn't an easy thing to do with two small kids! Over all, the leisure centre was where we spent most of our time (and was excellent, and clean). But when you go on holiday to a hotel, you don't expect to have to sleep in your clothes with your two kids in the bed, just to keep warm!

by DCOC on Feb 20 2014 19:33

Two night break at mid-term - nice hotel in great location - leisure centre great and films on for kids in the evening allowing the adults to eat. Can walk into Youghal along beach in about 45 min. Very pleasant stay - we enjoyed it.

by jennt cotter on Feb 19 2014 10:29

very happy ,staff very nice could not do enough for you

by RESTORE UR FLOOR on Jan 5 2014 11:59

Very happy. Stayed in 2 bedroom apartment next to hotel. Clean well equipped, friendly staff. Good facilities. Good food at fair prices in restaurant. Would love to stay there again.

by michelle on Dec 3 2013 22:35

reception, room, food was lovely. the pool staff i thought could keep an eye on the pool users instead of being on the internet looking up m&m direct & you tube.

by Eric Dunlea on Oct 29 2013 17:47

The hotel in all was fantastic just stayed the one night with two young kids,as we booked a family room it was a great room with plenty of space and kiddies cartoon's!! Bar,restaurant and reception staff were very friendly. The view's from the restaurant were fab in the evening. I'll recommend staying here!!

by Joanne on Sep 9 2013 18:46

We stayed in the quality hotel in youghal for a few nights for our daughters first birthday, and we had a ball. The staff were very friendly, the location of the hotel is perfact as right on the beach, the room was clean and we couldnt hear any noise from the bar etc at night so our daughter slept very soundly. Perfect spot for a family holiday and we will def be making a return visit!!

by Butterflyhaven Reiki on Sep 3 2013 16:01

myself and my wife stayed over night in the hotel... it is perfect for families and staff are lovely too... food was gorgeous ..rooms very comfortable and clean... will return with our family real soon

by marie on Aug 30 2013 11:40

lovely hotel.great location-overlooking the beach.Rooms large and we were lucky enough to have a balcony.Kids loved it-great spa and pool

by Denis on Aug 13 2013 14:10

We stayed just one night in August while touring around Co Cork. The real bonus of staying here is the location which gives immediate access to a fantastic stretch of beach and also to the surrounding area. Good value hotel and would stay here again - maybe longer next time to sample the leisure centre as well.
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