My wife and two sons visited Ireland this past August 2008. We stayed at both the Courtyard in Galway and Marriott in Limerick among another major competing hotel chain in downtown Dublin near Stevens green. We all agreed that the Marriott in Limerick was the best hotel in Ireland from beginning to end. From the time when we first arrived in our rental car through check-in we were pleaurely escorted to our rooms. We enjoyed the access to the club floor as well as the great view of the Shannon river from our upgraded balcony room. The best of the best is the Marriott Limerick!
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