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Rathbaun Hotel

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Main Street, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Lisdoonvarna
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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County Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A few friends and I travelled to the Rathbaun hotel on account of tales of decent live music, and the locals had many good things to say about it. I approached the hotel feeling content about the experience I was going to have. We were greeted with a friendly welcome by who was presumably the manager of the hotel. Shortly... More 

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Rising Sun, Maryland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our extended family had four rooms in this family run hotel. The rooms were very nice and clean, great value and nice staff. I would recommend to others. Plus they have good music. The Irish breakfast was excellent.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel does not disappoint in the entertainment and food and bar category. Saw a great traditional music band downstairs and the seafood chowder was the best I had on the whole vacation. The room was very basic and could use a little updating. Firm bed, which I like, nice bathroom with great shower.

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Melbourne,Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have read some poor reviews of this hotel since arriving back home, however this was not our experience. The young staff are super friendly and enthusiastic, the rooms clean and comfy and the live music in the bar was great fun. We ate in the restaurant and had a delicious meal. Breakfast next morning was very nice and just... More 

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JohnRathbaun, Owner at Rathbaun Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay here. Best wishes, Lynn and John More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The worst hotel experience I've ever had...we were greeted by the owner at reception who upon hearing glasses clinking in my shoulder bag gave me a dressing down that bringing in our own alcohol was not tolerated completely undertandable I wouldn't dream of it...when I pointed out that the bottles were empty as we had taken our rubbish with us... More 

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JohnRathbaun, Owner at Rathbaun Hotel, responded to this review

This is not a correct review. You have so many facts and figures wrong, as proved by other reviews. More 

Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We was here for night time of music and traditional Irish pub surroundings. Everything is good,,very good. Young people make beautiful music and very friendly workers. Best night of our time in this village.

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Kilkenny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

As brief as it was I really enjoyed my stay at Rathbaun Hotel. From my first contact on the phone to book the room to leaving the next day I was struck by the helpfulness and genuine friendliness of the staff. The rooms, and indeed the entire building, is kept in spectacular condition and is spotlessly clean. The breakfast, included... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

This family owned /run Hotel was recommended by other Bikers. Lynne the owner and hubby John were very welcoming and made sure our motorbikes were well cared for! Comfortable, clean rooms , warm smiles , exceptionally helpful staff , good food and 4 hours non stop traditional music each night, made for a wonderful two day break .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Room was spotlessly clean, bottled water, tea,coffee and biscuits, comfortable bed, fluffy towels, and this is rated only as a 2 star hotel? Very warm welcome, amazing friendly staff, lovely food, yummy breakfast, great music. If you are not lucky enough to get accommodation here. I would highly recommend that you should stop in for the food and Music.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lisdoonvarna is ideally placed if you wish to explore this stunning part of Ireland, the 'Burren', Doolin with its ferries to the Aran islands and the cliffs of Moher are all within a short drive. When we arrived at the Rathbaun we were made to feel at home right from the start with the warmest of welcomes and all the... More 

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