Monday, August 17, 2009

One Pery Square

Spending the past 2 working weeks checking in & out of hotel rooms in Sydney got me thinking. OK they were adequate, & I didn't see much of them them except to sleep & shower (which was probably a blessing), but in essence they were sterile, boring & uninspiring. Unlike the splendid One Pery Square in the delightful city of Limerick in Ireland. The lovely people there openly state 'We have aimed to create a hotel with soul, real people to look after you, proper food, all housed in a glorious Georgian townhouse. No. 1 has been sensitively restored with the guest in mind and we hope that you can come and experience it for yourself.'

One Pery Square is one of a terrace of six Georgian houses built in 1830 by the Pery Square Tontine Company. It is widely regarded as being the best example of late Georgian Architecture in Limerick and probably in Ireland. Overlooking a tree-lined park, this 20-room hotel was created from two of the townhouses (one largely rebuilt) & brings luxury country-house living to the city. It was a five-year labour of love for owners Patricia and George Roberts, who have mixed period & contemporary pieces to create a stunning world-class establishment. Now this is the sort of hotel I could grow to love instantly!

Wonderful original architectural features expertly reinstated.

The drawing room is the heart of the house with a grand old original marble surround and open fire. Afternoon Tea is served from 3 to 6pm.

Then a comfortable chair & a bit of shut eye.

And just before dinner a Champers please.

Dinner in The Brasserie in the evening which has great views of the Georgian streetscape and some of Ireland's most fantastic food and wine. I'll take the degustation tasting menu with a wine flight please!

I love One Pery's intimacy & this is my favourite suite. Spacious and with great big sash windows overlooking the terrace garden or the People's Park, each bedroom is furnished with a unique bed like this beauty.

The gorgeous bathrooms are equipped with powerful hairdryers (GHD straighteners are available on request - BE STILL MY BEATING HEART!!) & L’Occitane bath products.

Fabulous roll top baths with dressing screens complete the bathroom.

This is my Plan B room - with it's stylish colours, huge floor space, lots of natural daylight & garden views.

Each bathroom has a bath butler menu for some in room pampering.

Then there's The Spa @ No. 1 which is located in the vaulted basement of the Hotel. It's been transformed into a unique Irish Spa experience offering guests a calm spa journey with a difference.

Relax and enjoy the thermal Spa, unique sound wave therapy, organic products and tailor made programmes. The thermal area includes a herbal cocoon, aroma steam, coal bunker sauna, soul pool, Irish mist showers and a Zen garden for spiritual replenishment.

Then there's The Wine Room @ No. 1 which is a retail store selling a wide selection of wines from small boutique winemakers around the world.

You can sit & enjoy some tasting time before buying & I noticed they have one of my faves, the Felton Road 2007 Block 5 Pinot Noir from N.Z. in stock. How very civilized!

So all in all, One Pery Square is my type of Hotel - a chic boutique hotel overflowing with charm & style, just wish I could transport it to the centre of Sydney.


  1. Love those baths! I want to be you when I grow up. But then, I guess there is no place like home. It all looks wonderful Millie.

  2. Wow, that absolutely stunning.....and I am sure it is accompanied by lots of Irish charm too.....perfect!

  3. What a beautiful hotel! We're planning a trip to Ireland next year so I'll slip this into Mr Brabourne's planning file. Looks like the perfect place to stay. Leigh

  4. Oh great I'm crying now .... I SO want to be there NOW! Thanks Millie!

    That looks like perfection to me, totally!

  5. This looks fantastic! I hate checking into a hotel only to be so often disappointed by the reality of a bland, tired room. (And by a room that looks nothing like the ones shown on the hotel website I can't imagine anyone being disappointed by staying here.
    Amanda xx

  6. Oh yes, bring it on. This is just what I need right now. Gorgeous.

  7. Oh... I want to go there right away.
    Everything looks so romantic and comfortable. I especially love the bathrooms.

    Have a great week

  8. What a beautiful place to stay - I'd like this chic little hotel transported to the centre of Sydney too!

  9. As it happens, my little brother-in-law lives in Ireland. Hmmm, methinks a visit is in order. If I can just convince him to marry his Irish girlfriend and organise a wedding, then a trip to One Pery Square would not be completely out of the question, would it? All in the name of family support of course! Love your work, Millie. Meredy.xo

  10. Millie, this information comes in handy we are planning a trip to Ireland late Oct early Nov. We had planned on going last fall but moved into the new house and thought it was best to stay put and work to get the house finished and settle in. Our goal is to visit mostly the southern areas of Ireland , stop at B&Bs and visit some costal towns. I'm making notes of this hotel you posted today, if you have any other info Id love if you to pass it on. These pictures are just gorgeous. Thanks Millie.... Julie in Holland..

  11. Gorgeous hotel. It is easy to create a hotel with bland rooms than it is to create one that has a personality. I know that there are a few in Sydney but not as many as there shoud be compared to London and New York where they are many.

    Leeann x

  12. If I'm every luck enough to find myself in Ireland...this looks like holiday perfection! Tracey xx

  13. I wish you could Transport it to Sydney too.I would definetly stay Gorgeous is it...hmmm just dreaming..

  14. Shall I send you my details so you can book us in Millie?.....xv

  15. Now that's what you call a hotel...don't think that I would see much of Limerick if I stayed there!!....In one of the hotels that we stayed in in Italy,the hairdryer was as strong as the soft breath of a baby!!!! Good job I took my own, as I would have been there all night, so, One Pery Square get many house points for good hairdryers......Gorgeous hotel and will remember it if I go to Limerick. XXXX

  16. Homely, elegant just a perfect place to stay.

  17. I wish Millie...I day maybe, although I think that I've left it a bit late now!!!!!

  18. The nice thing about this hotel is that it looks like a very stylish, comfortable home... and thats what you want a hotel to feel like.
    I'll come with you too!!

  19. Wow, I can't believe how beautiful it is!!!

  20. HeAvEnLy!
    my blood pressure went down just looking at the photos!!

    Welcome home, hot stuff..

  21. One word, "Sexy". Thanks for the get away, I needed one. Heidi

  22. Oooooh I LOVE this post... I want to pop into it... FABULOUS photos!!!


And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
~W.H. Auden

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