The Grand Hotel in Tramore Co Waterford, reputedly the oldest continually trading hotel in the country, has been put up for sale with an asking price of €550,000.
The hotel’s owners, Tom and Anna Treacy, are retiring having run the Grand since 1984, according to the Irish Examiner. Des Purcell of Purcell Properties guides the 81-bedroomed hotel at €550,000, noting it needs investment.
Records show the original hotel opened for business in 1795 and has been continuously trading as a hotel since then.
“The Grand Hotel, in Tramore, has been a landmark in the hospitality industry in the south-east, trading for the last 219 years,” says Mr Purcell.
“Very few hotels in the country can boast that. It should help to generate lively interest for the forthcoming sale."
The dining now seats 90, with function facilities for 250 guests, and there are four bars and a basic catering kitchen.
“It’s acknowledged in the hotel industry, generally, that The Grand offers very considerable potential for further development and expansion, and the guide price of €550,000 reflects this,” says Mr Purcell.