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The Hydro Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hydro Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Lisdoonvarna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Beautiful Hotel, Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

The property is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The rooms were beautiful with a wonderful shower and vanity. The breakfast was delicious with excellent service. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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38 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2010

Stayed there over the weekend for the matchmaking festival, great fun. The room are old fashioned but clean. Bathroom could do with a facelift, toilet kept moving, not secured tighly to floor, shower was good, plenty of hot water and good pressure. I had booked the room online, got my confimation email and didnt think any more about it until I spoke to a friend that said she had called the hotel the day before and were told that there were no rooms available. I called the hotel to confirm my reservation and spoke to Anna who told me she could not find my reservation even though I gave her reference number and she said that there were no rooms available. Whe I tried to explain to her that I was holding my confimination letter in my hand she told me to call back later and speak to Susanne, which I did. Susanne also told me that there were no rooms available but that they usually get cancellations and not to worry as we would PROBABLY get a room but if not, that the would put us up at another hotel. She said they always overbook. I told her I didnt want another hotel and that was why I had booked that one. No where on the confirmation email did it state that we might be put up at another hotel. I was furious. To make a long story short, Susanne did call me back the following evening and confirm a room as some party had cancelled 6 rooms and she now had one available. Also I think it was way overpriced, I do realize the festival was on, but for €200 for a double room, I would expect something much nicer. Susanne was very pleasant and I realize it is hotel policy, not her fault.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

THe room itself was fine...basic but fine...no major complaints here but the food was bad. We got orange juice for starters (weird) and I got the breaded fish which was very much processed fish (lower standard than donegal catch type). The vegtables were Lidl!! I mean if a restaurant can't even make it's own food it's embarrassing!!!!! It was also extremely noisy at all times due to a huge volume of bus tours staying here. If I had known it was a hotel that catered for bus tours in such big volumes I would not have booked. On the plus side the music was good in the bar!!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hartlepool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2010

When our coach party arrived, it was later in the evening, 9.30pm, than the expected time of 5 in the afternoon. Despite this, the hotel staff greeted us with such friendliness, worked long hours to make sure we were well fed with a mouth watering meal. All week the staff bent over backwards to accommodate our every need and we really enjoyed our trip to Ireland. There was plenty of hot water all day and all night, the rooms were warm and clean and the beds were so comfortable. Some of our evenings were spent in the hotel bars, dancing and singing. One morning one of the hotel management, Will, went out of his way and drove myself and my pal to Willie Daly the matchmaker's pony treking farm where we spent a memorable morning taking in the stupendous Irish culture. Lisdoonvarna has a lot to offer the traveler looking for a relaxing but entertaining holiday, try the town hall Thurs evenings for bingo! you get a lovely welcome, and it's all for the local Cystic Fibrosis charity.

  • Stayed April 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2008

Amazingly efficient staff, very friendly and helpful.
Hotel runs like clockwork,caters for Tour groups.Service spot on , nothing too much trouble in catering for customer needs.
Public areas tastefully furnished with bar and occassional live music.
Rooms comfortable with tea/ cofee making facilities.
Situated on edge of village opposite the Spa, unfortunately the spa is under renovation until sometime in September 2008 village also famous for its annual matchmaking event, held in local pub.

  • Liked — Great Staff/ comfort
  • Stayed June 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bath UK
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2008

This is a large hotel which is mainly used by foreign coach trips. This did not put my wife or myself off, and we were looked after extremely well. The bedrooms are large and quite, and it is in an excellent location to tour The Burren.
The food is a Table D’hôte but surprisingly good. Much better than eating up the road. It is much cheaper to stay there for 3 days, ask about their current 3 day rate.
Two things did annoy me however. If you charge a drink to your room they charge an additional 20C per drink. We also made three very short telephone calls from the room all within Ireland and was charged 9 euro! After remonstrating, this was reduced to 5 euro.

  • Liked — Quiet
  • Disliked — Phone charges
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Wrexham
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2007

our 5 day stay at the hotel was very comfortable. The food was enjoyable and the staff very friendly - however when coming to pack to leave the hotel we realised an amount of jewellery and personal belongings had been taken from our room. The Police were involved, but not much help really - the incident was reported at 4pm and the police arrived at 9.45pm! So please beware when leaving anything in the hotel room. (Our belongings were hidden away in two bags in a drawer). Apart from this was an enjoyable holiday and i would definately visit the area again.

  • Liked — Friendly staff (waiting on, reception and bar)
  • Disliked — personal belongings being taken
  • Stayed October 2007
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Hydro Hotel

Address: Hydro Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Lisdoonvarna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Lisdoonvarna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hydro Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 110
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Hydro Hotel Lisdoonvarna
The Hydro Hotel Lisdoonvarna, Ireland - The Burren

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