Staycationing 2020 When considering somewhere to Holiday in Covid19 times, that’s Safe with Great Accommodation, Leisure Centre and always serves Good Food. Our family of 4 made the right decision for “Staycation 2020” We had the most fantastic holiday this August 2020, Two weeks in a very well appointed 3 bed town house, part of the Courtyard accommodation at the Hotel Minella in Clonmel Co. Tipperary. So much to visit and do nearby , Ormond Castle, Rock of Cashel, Mitchelstown Cave, Cahir Castle, Swiss Cottage, Fethard Horse Experience, Club Minella Leisure Centre, County Museum, The Suir Blue Tipperary Adventure and the Minella Racing Farm. The Nallen’s are fantastic hosts and left no stone unturned to ensure we enjoyed our stay, Elizabeth John Rhys and Conor always seemed to be on duty with their excellent team (special mention to Helen at reception, Ciara in Restaurant and Chef Isteven for those Cakes & Desserts ). We’ll be back...... Thank you Hotel Minella.
Michael Heather Maeve & Cameron.
Minella hotel 4 of us visited minella hotel on 11 sept we have to say what a warm greeting on arrival from front of house.Rest of staff were just as good. we had the best of food in the restaurant on 3 occasions Rooms were of the highest standard Breakfast was again faultless. Lovely touch fresh flowers from the gardens every day around tables .Upon leaving a lovely cake to bring homeThis was a lovely gem to find in Clonmel Looking foward tk going back
A gem of a hotel We stayed here in August for a week - knew nothing about it beforehand but was attracted by the location and the fact they had lodges on the grounds of the hotel. We were a party of four and found the two bed lodge perfect for our needs - one bedroom was a double and the second a twin. The living room is upstairs along with a small balcony(only fits two) which we were able to use as the weather was perfect. The kitchen had everything we needed as we did eat in twice - got delivery from local takeaways. We did also eat a number of times in the hotel and again we struck it lucky as we were able to eat outdoors - on the evening we arrived they had a live band and a bar-b-q which was a welcome treat after months of lockdown. We were very well looked after by all the staff who were all very pleasant and welcoming. The food was delicious - our first taste of restaurant food since March! There is a fabulous leisure centre which was in such good condition I did ask the owner was it recently built - it wasn't! We did have to book times for swims and the gym but none of this was a problem and all covid regulations were taken very seriously both here and throughout the hotel. We did get to talk to both John and Elizabeth - the owners and thanked them for a wonderful stay - on three occasions we went back to our lodge to discover baked goodies for us - it's the little touches that make the difference alongside a staff that couldn't do enough for you. A fabulous hotel in a gorgeous setting.
Great family break away We stayed here in the August bank holiday. Everything was 5 stars, very well organised and all the staff were very welcoming. Our room was very spacious and inviting- love that we had netflix and youtube. I requested a cot and a fridge- we did a room change and within minutes of check in.... they were brought to us. I really like that they have hand santisers in the room for you- that is a lovely little touch in these strange times. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Loved the grounds and the playground. The pool was another bonus. Everyone was social distancing and they were plenty of signs around the hotel. The way the hotel was run, you would never think they were restrictions.... and to be honest that is all you want when you are away. We will be returning, its my partners favorite hotel. Read less My mother recently celebrated her 93rd birthday at Minella. She and my family were treated like royalty. The food and service amazing. Special thanks to Katie for presenting my mum with a laminated card she made herself. Box of chocolates given to mum by Liz, the owner, much appreciated. Overall a wonderful experience. Thank you. Visited Hotel Minella late July for a short break. We arrived in the rain, warmly greeted and offered coffee delivered to our room. Great location for a walking holiday, the blueway is directly across the river, also lots of other destinations nearby.
We found the hotel staff to be very helpful in every way, and were happy to see that Covid regulations were being observed We stayed here in the August bank holiday. Everything was 5 stars, very well organised and all the staff were very welcoming. Our room was very spacious and inviting- love that we had netflix and youtube. I requested a cot and a fridge- we did a room change and within minutes of check in.... they were brought to us. I really like that they have hand santisers in the room for you- that is a lovely little touch in these strange times. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Loved the grounds and the playground. The pool was another bonus. Everyone was social distancing and they were plenty of signs around the hotel. The way the hotel was run, you would never think they were restrictions.... and to be honest that is all you want when you are away. We will be returning, its my partners favorite hotel
We stayed here in August for a week - knew nothing about it beforehand but was attracted by the location and the fact they had lodges on the grounds of the hotel. We were a party of four and found the two bed lodge perfect for our needs - one bedroom was a double and the second a twin. The living room is upstairs along with a small balcony(only fits two) which we were able to use as the weather was perfect. The kitchen had everything we needed as we did eat in twice - got delivery from local takeaways. We did also eat a number of times in the hotel and again we struck it lucky as we were able to eat outdoors - on the evening we arrived they had a live band and a bar-b-q which was a welcome treat after months of lockdown. We were very well looked after by all the staff who were all very pleasant and welcoming. The food was delicious - our first taste of restaurant food since March! There is a fabulous leisure centre which was in such good condition I did ask the owner was it recently built - it wasn't! We did have to book times for swims and the gym but none of this was a problem and all covid regulations were taken very seriously both here and throughout the hotel. We did get to talk to both John and Elizabeth - the owners and thanked them for a wonderful stay - on three occasions we went back to our lodge to discover baked goodies for us - it's the little touches that make the difference alongside a staff that couldn't do enough for you. A fabulous hotel in a gorgeous setting
Thank you for a wonderful night for my 80th birthday. Our meal was fantastic and the staff could not have been more attentive. It was great to spend the evening with friends and family in such a relaxed atmosphere. Please pass on our thanks to all involved
We all hope to return soon, John
Anon A great location, natural beauty all around. Away from hustle and bustle which I prefer. Refreshed my mind, body and soul. Food was fabulous and people just fantastic. Would certainly come back one day.
Wedding Guest I stayed here for a friend's wedding. It's a lovely place, lovely grounds and great ambiance. The staff were polite, courteous and efficient. The room was spacious and spotless. I arrived very very late (in the middle of the night). It was not a problem.
Just Perfect Just back home from a wonderful weekend in Hotel Minella with our hillwalking club. There were so many positives about our stay including the quality of the rooms, the standard of the dinners and the facilities in the leisure centre. Best of all were the friendliness of the staff, especially Liz, the coffee and cakes when we arrived back from the mountains and the excellent breakfasts. I have rarely seen so many attentive staff at a buffet breakfast ensuring that everything was kept topped up and that there were no bottlenecks. The quality of all the food was particularly good and a very nice touch was the identification of all the local Tipperary suppliers involved. Before leaving I picked up a usefull guide produced by the Tipperary Food Producers Network and hopefully will be able to source some of their products in Dublin. Liam Glen Walk Hikers
Corporate Guests Huge thanks on behalf of my MSD/Merck global colleagues for looking after us all so well! We had a fantastic Minella experience and for those who were visiting Ireland for the first time- it was a true Irish warm welcome – from reception to the restaurant to the bar staff. Thank you all!!
Dear Elizabeth, John and staff Thank you so much for everything on Saturday night, the meal, the service provided, the tables and the delicious cake was enjoyed by everyone and really appreciated.
Dear Elizabeth and John, Just a note to say how much we all enjoyed staying at the Minnella ,which is always a pleasure ,with its wonderful service and hospitality . Both the Golfing parties I came with give you their very best wishes And hope to visit again in the future . Kind regards John Doughty.
Hi All, Many thanks to Liz, John and all the staff for such a beautiful meal & evening for Noahs Christning. The food and service was excellent as always. Thanks again, Aishling, Mitch, Emily Mai & Noah Corrigan x
We had a great day and night in your lovely hotel the food and accommodation was second to none and we hope to visit again in the future. Best Regards Colm Molloy Baldonnell Singers
Hi my name is Jerry McCarthy I stayed in your hotel Saturday and Sunday night, just a quick word of thanks to you and your staff, I've stayed in a lot of hotels over the year competing in cycling events all over the country and would have to say the service and help we received from you and your staff was exceptional, your breakfast spread and dinner menu and way it was cooked and presented was at a different level, thanking you, Jerry
Hotel Minella is a gem and the professional and high level of service and attention to detail our group were shown is a tribute to all the hard work you and your brother are doing to meet the demands of an increasing discerning visitor. Thanks again for a lovely evening. All the best, Jane – Failte Ireland
Hi Elizabeth, Thank you so much again for extending another warm welcome to myself and John last Monday. It was great to be back with you after having such an amazing reception with you on December 29th. Again, we can’t thank you enough for everything you and John did for us on the day. We had the best day ever and we have nothing but the highest praise for your hotel. Thanks so much for everything, Marianne and John.
Dear Elizabeth, Just a note to say many thanks for the level of service we received at the hotel last week. I was out of the country last week and never got a chance to reply. We were very happy with both the meeting facilities and the dinner. It was a pleasure to deal with you, there was a real personal touch. Thank you too for the chocolates, there really was no need. You will be happy to know that we enjoyed them with our coffee break Friday! Best wishes, Emma
Dear John and Elizabeth, It was wonderful to have 2 nights with you at the Minella earlier this month. Your hotel holds many wonderful memories for me and my husband. Bringing a tour group in was on my bucket list. Our group of 18 and our driver enjoyed our time at the Minella. Our meals were all wonderful, especially our dinners. Elizabeth, the caps were such a nice touch. They are being sported around several states here. Lord willing, we will see you again. In the meantime, we wish you good health and prosperity. Thank you for a memorable stay. Kind regards always, Betty Sartain Nashville, TN
Dear Liz and John, I was in Clonmel for the recent bike race, Cormac, my son was staying with you as part of Tralee MW cycling team. Unfortunately I was up and down daily from Kenmare but got to enjoy an excellent bar lunch and savour the very special atmosphere in The Minella. It truly is a credit to you both, from the beautiful home-grown Hydrangeas and Sweet pea to the wonderful, engaging and enthusiastic young staff it was lovely to be there. You can be very proud of all of them, the service and the property. I had greasy oily fingers most of the time as manager/Mechanic for the team so although I saw you both I didn’t want to impose. I hope you continue to be very busy and successful as you richly deserve to be. Your standard of hotelmanship is to be admired. Kindest regards, Tony
Hi as President of the Peninsula Society I would like to thank you very much for a really wonderful few days …20th july everything was just perfect…. even down to Rose you brought the dog called Bo Bo which was the name of my late husband ( his 21st Anna is today) she also took a photo of me and Bo Bo and sent them to me which was really fantastic !!!!!!! Please will you thank her very much for doing that I was delighted. Hope to stay with you again sometime. Again many thanks, Niamh President Peninsula Society
This is a long overdue expression of gratitude for the truly wonderful stay we had at your Hotel around 28th July this year.It was a sad occasion as it was my Mother’s Funeral which brought us all back to Clonmel but you all made us so welcome and for us (myself, my brother and sister-in-law) it was so handy to stay in one of the attached cottages. Family members travelled down for the day and we were all touched by the hospitality and understanding you showed each and everyone of us. We will indeed be returning and I would not dream of staying anywhere else. Huge thanks and good wishes to you all for a happy Christmas. Kind Regards, Anne Hague and Family
A big thank you to you and John, and all the staff at Minella for last Monday’s party. The food and cake was delicious… and all the extra touches, tea and coffee for the guests, the table decorations, the fresh flowers and menu cards…. It really looked wonderful and a great evening was had by all. I really appreciate all the efforts that went into this…. A great night, in a beautiful venue which Dad thoroughly enjoyed! Best wishes, Charlotte.
I just finished my seventh trip to Ireland. We stayed in five different hotels this trip. I was on the 206 Tours – In the footsteps of St. Patrick. Your hotel should have five stars for the way travelers are treated by your staff, the meals and deserts were by far the best! The rooms were beautiful. And there are NO words to describe your gardens, even this late in the season. I can never wait to return to Ireland and I will make sure to stay with you at least two nights, if not three! Thank you for being the brightest accommodation spot on my holiday! Cheers, Wanda Tubbs – West End, North Carolina, USA
We write to thank you for your wonderful kindness to us when we visited Hotel Minella for lunch on 1st April last in order to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary. All of you whom we met, the lady who served us in the dining room, the lady at the reception desk and the lady we took to be the manager could not have been kinder to us. We want to thank the chef and kitchen staff for a magnificent meal and the beautifully inscribed cake which we brought home with us and enjoyed later in the day. Our thanks also for the box of chocolates which you so kindly presented to us on leaving. We will always remember you with such gratitude. You made our day. God bless you all. Yours sincerely, Patrick and Maeve Mooney
Hi. John & Elizabeth, Just a quick note to thank you again for a fabulous stay at our favorite hotel IN THE WORLD!! You were so kind & spoiled us so outrageously, we felt like visiting dignitaries. John, the night you got us ice cream to eat at our cottage made us so happy. By the way, it was the best ice cream EVER. Seeing your smiling faces made us feel so welcome. And your A+ staff took superior care of us. We can never thank you enough for your kindness & goodwill. With sincerest regards, Jim & Mary
Just back now from a weekend in hotel minella, and could not fault the place, excellent value for money, super service, they organised horse trekking for us as part of a deal, staff were so pleasant and helpful, especially Helen on reception and ailish(I think) who does the spa treatments, and John the owner who filled us in on spots to go for food and drink etc… Ben
Quaint, traditional, warm. Many times I have stayed here and never a regret. I’m a US traveler (business) and really appreciated the feel of this hotel. Grab a guiness and listen to the locals – extremely friendly owners and locals. There is a gym on-site and the river is worth getting up early for a walk. I will miss the shaggy sheepdog that once greeted their guests and hope to see pictures of him on my next stay! Chainleank via Tripadvisor
A delightful place to stay, nothing was too much trouble, my room was beautiful, the food was delicious, the service was excellent. Good old fashioned customer service. I was there for a family wedding a wonderful venue for a wedding reception. Maggie W via Tripadvisor
Dear Elizabeth, Many many thanks for a lovely and very special afternoon tea & your special care of our 100 year old cousin – and all of us. Beautiful cake! Your kindness and generosity is pervasive among your colleagues too. See you again soon. Monica
Hi Elizabeth, We arrived home safely despite the wind and the rain and its now back to normal. Everyone enjoyed their visit and were full of compliments about the hotel. I am so grateful to you and the staff for making us so welcomed. Regards to the boys. Illtyd
Out of this world!” – What a joy. Beautiful Hotel. Spotless in every way. You will not be dissapointed. Food is superb. Wine list brilliant. Staff are extremely attentive and friendly. A very warm welcome awaits you should you choose this lovely hotel to stay in or just for lunch or evening meal! Enjoy!!!! Wybmadiity
Many thanks for a truly fantastic getaway on Saturday night last. Your staff made our college reunion a most memorable experience. We were trilled with the little touches; the tea, cake, champagne and such friendly staff. We will spread the word about your wonderful hotel. Anne Somers
I just want to say a big thank you all in the Minella Hotel. We had a very enjoyable time, and the staff are an absolute credit. Thanks again, for making it a wonderful stay for us. Kind Regards Aine Burns
Hi, We have just returned from a short stay in your hotel in Clonmel, we would like to complement you on the high standard of service we received from each and everyone of your staff. your hotel will be our choice every time we come back to clonmel. kind regards Ann and James McCarthy
We would just like to say thank you very much for our 4 day autumn break at your wonderful hotel for the friendliness and the kindness of all the staff, for the delicious food and we appreciated the extra special touches such as the baskets of really tasty Irish apples. We look forward to seeing you all again in the Spring. A great hotel and we will most certainly recommend to anyone visiting Ireland. John and Annie Goggin
Time goes by so quickly. It’s already half a year ago since we spent our summer holidays at your picturesque hotel. Now (finally) we would like to say thank you very much for making this such a very special stay. We really enjoyed your excellent hospitality and helpfulness. Until we meet again, and for sure we will come back, we wish you, your family and of course all of your staff all the best. Happy New Year! Very warm greetings from Germany From Holger, Verena and Alexa Boehme
My husband and I stayed at your Beautiful Hotel while we were in Ireland the end of Sept. I just wanted to say what a wonderful place to stay, the food was excellent, the staff was very friendly and the room was Magnificent! Just wanted to say Thank-you for making our trip so enjoyable!! Patty Beecham