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Vaughan Lodge

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ennistymon Road, Lahinch, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Vaughan lodge in Lahrich County Clare we booked it on line before we left Australia and stayed there for 2 nights we wish we could have stayed longer - this hotel was one of the best we had stayed in our travels around Ireland - right in the heart of two great Golf courses All the staff at Vaughan Lodge... More

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mavaughan, General Manager at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review

We are all so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Emily is indeed a great asset to our team and she brightens up every morning she contributes to guest service. I really am blessed to have a wonderful team of committed service people who really do like to help others get full enjoyment from their visit to Lahinch. Thank you for... More

North Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In same group as Eric B. In June 2014 and agree with his assessment. The best lodging we had in two weeks touring Ireland. You can't go wrong staying here. Short walk to town, golf course even closer....quiet but convenient location, clean modern rooms, great food, Nice lounge .....personable, friendly staff.

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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I am not certain what has brought the average score down on this review but our hotel is more suited to smaller groups and couples than larger groups who sometimes expect something different to what we offer. We are glad you enjoyed your visit nonetheless More

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed with a 16 person group for 2 days. Michael the owner was great even accomodating an earlier than usual breakfast for our early check out. Roy the night manager will keep you entertained with his stories. Just a great experience.

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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review You certainly did enjoy yourselves when you visited More

Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Vaughan Lodge on the last night of a wonderful trip of the Kerry/Clare coastline.We booked this hotel on the strength of the reviews on this site, and once again got exactly what we expected and nothing less.The hotel itself looks and feels newly built and our room was very much to our liking,with a balcony overlooking... More

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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for a thoughtful review. prices are above average alright but then we aim to deliver on service value. The real difficulty in matching an average in a very seasonal location as ours is that it becomes uneconomic and standards will soon slip if the price point does not allow for re-investment. Hopefully our guests will be as agreeable... More

Livonia, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here just one night to play Lahinch. We arrived early and they accommodated us with an early check in. The room was spacious by European standards. The hotel appears to be family owned and operated. Every staff member we encountered treated us like they had a stake in the hotel and wanted our experience to be outstanding, They... More

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mavaughan, Manager at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review

As my sister is in the habit of saying .... "Nice things happen to nice people" and clearly you deserved to be treated as one of our own family which is what we try to achieve. There is one exception to that though .... we would not ask you to help us clean up later lol! Hospitality and service should... More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here with a large group of friends for a weekend. Michael, the owner, and all of the staff gave us a wonderful stay. Nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were spacious, the bathrooms were spotless, the beds were perfect. We had a beautiful meal on the Saturday night. Everyone was delighted with the food and the wine... More

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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review

The aforementioned Michael thanks the reviewer profusely for your wonderful words!! I am not too sure that perfection is ever achieved but hopefully the friendly nature of the team and some bonhomie will give the overall satisfaction our guests deserve. We enjoyed being in your service for the visit and will be delighted on your return More

Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

A great hotel experience. Charming and professional atmosphere combined in one wonderful place. Great location, room, food, service. We stayed in May 2014 - wish our plans would allow us to stay longer. We will definitely return

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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Judi We would be delighted to have you return again too. The Canadian Flag will be up next time too if you let us know of your arrival!!! It is really heartening to have this feed back as everyone here works so hard to make things as nice as possible for our wonderful guests. Until the next time ...... More

Dublin, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Stayed here for only one night as part of a ( very) large party. The rooms were very good , and very clean. The hotel is close to the middle of Lahinch, the beach and golf. The food in the restaurant was great. The team in Vaughan Lodge was great and very accommodating, I would find it really hard to... More

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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review

The reviewer did not reply to our query on whatever the issue was with the room or sleep quality. The group in question affected other guests sleep quality on their visit. Gentle Trip Advisor reader - we do not have large groups stay with us much for reasons of quality and wishing not to be a conveyor belt hotel lol... More

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Traveling through Ireland in April I stayed in many different places but the stand out was the Vaughn Lodge. Nestled in a small village, it is perfect in every way. Food and wine is outstanding, rooms impeccably furnished and sparkly clean with no amenity forgotten. But it is the people who make it a five-star hotel. From the minute we... More

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mavaughan, Manager at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review It is the small things that make for a good stay and we are always hoping to provide a little extra something that might make the difference. Clearly it has with your stay and we are honoured to be considered a Holy Grail!! lol It might be a bit of hyperbole but we are... More

SF Bay area
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We spent just 1 night but will stay longer the next time. Great location,lovely view of the coast.The rooms were nicely furnished and dinner was incredible. But…Michael,the owner,was a special addition to our visit.His friendliness and personality made us feel like we were staying at a friends home. Jack

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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jack Thanks for your kind words The essence of hospitality is offering a home from home we are glad you feel that way about our home here in Lahinch Thank you!!! More

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Address: Ennistymon Road, Lahinch, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Lahinch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Vaughan Lodge 4*
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4 star designer lodge hotel with 22 bedrooms. Situated overlooking Lahinch Golf Links and the Atlantic Ocean. Purpose built in 2005 and run by 4th generation local hotel family. Host Michael and Maria Vaughan - Seafood Restaurant ( open normallly Tuesday night to Saturday night - please check at time of booking ), Lounge, Free broadband, spacious accommodations, Drying Room, Putting Green, Free Car parking. Open March to November ... more   less 
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