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Ballyvara, Doolin, Ireland
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Ranked #11 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Doolin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I rented the entire house for a weekend away with friends. I can't recommend the house highly enough. The place is huge. We were a group of 19, we could easily have fitted 10 more and still had plenty of room. The facilities are great. The kitchen was very well equipped. There was seating for everyone in the main dinning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Such an amazing house with everything we needed in it, so peaceful there, plenty of room for everyone and so clean , was close enough to doolin too didn't have too far to venture, will definatly be back, we had the perfect weather for our visit too , didn't feel like we were in Ireland at all :)

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sde varburg israel
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

this charming spaceios estate is surrounded by green views,very large and comfortable rooms,very near to mohar cliffs,excellent breakfast.we planned to stay only one night--and due to our wonderful experience we stayed two nights.very wellcoming and warm friendly owners--becky and john.

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

We traveled to Ireland for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. We stayed at the Ballyvara house for two nights. It was a wonderful experience,the house was very comfortable. The rooms were large, very clean and looked lovely. The common room was warm and inviting. We would definitely go back.

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

My husband and 1 year old arrived at this guesthouse "on spec". It is half a mile outside Doolin, but a lovely walk if weather is good. We were very impressed with everything- friendly receptionist, who organised travel cot & bedding, rooms were huge- 4 star hotel level, with bathrobes, walk in shower (were offered option of en-suite with bath... More 

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andre10amsterdam
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

WeI stayed recently 2 nights in this "House" during our trip trough Ireland. We were the only quests. It was a bad expirience and surely noth worth the price of Euro 90 for one night. The House looks very nice and the rooms are also nice, but....... we have a lot of complaints. Our room was full of moth eggs... More 

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rflanagan, Owner at Ballyvara House, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us, as I did outline in my email response to you. I would just like to clarify a few things for readers of your review: your initial complaint to us stated various issues regarding services not available in our 'Hotel' which you also state here, although... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2009

I loved our one night here. We had a quad room that was HUGE. It was a nice treat with a spa bath, robes, good breakfast, play area for our kids and a rural setting. The staff was very helpful, had good dinner recommendations. Lots of common areas and plenty of parking. Our kids enjoyed the donkeys out front and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2009

We stayed here for one night and were the sole guests. Not sure what is going on with this place; it was certainly fine--but I'm wishing we had negotiated for a better price. At the height of the tourist season in Doolin, their business was WAY off.

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rflanagan, owner/manager at Ballyvara House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, and I am very pleased that you awarded us a 'very good' rating . I just thought I would let you know that whilst our business is certainly slower this year (as are many of my colleagues), we did have a few other rooms staying the evening that you did. We have soundproofing in our... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2009

Our group of six travelers arrived right from the airport vis the cliffs of moher and a stunning, yet rough boat cruise. We were tired, wet and cold and what a pleasure it was to arrive at Ballyvara House, the staff was warm and welcoming. We were quickly shown to our rooms so we could get situated before we left... More 

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2008

The folks at Ballyvara were extremely helpful and welcoming. When I left my wallet in a taxi, the girl at the desk called taxi companies all over Clare trying to find out which taxi company I had taken. The breakfast was close to the best thing that had ever passed my hung over lips. Americans take note: this is the... More 

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Address: Ballyvara, Doolin, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
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