A sister establishment to the Stillorgan Park Hotel in Dublin, this 1960s hotel in Wexford town originally dates back to 1905 and has recently undergone major renovation, including an exterior facelift. It is well-located on the harbour-front, and also convenient to the town centre - indeed, so many activities revolve around it that many would say the Talbot is the town centre.
A warm welcome from friendly staff, plus the contented crowd that always seems to be milling around the foyer, immediately sets arriving guests at ease - and one is immediately struck by the range and quality of original paintings, which is a feature of special interest throughout the hotel.
Bedrooms are inevitably somewhat limited by the age and style of the building, but are pleasant and comfortable, with phone, TV and tea/coffee trays as standard.
The basement leisure centre is an unexpectedly characterful area, confirming the feeling that the Talbot will always spring a few surprises.