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Bunratty Castle Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Shannon to Limerick Road, Bunratty, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Bunratty
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Excellent Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stayed here for a night while on a tour and I was very impressed - the hotel is beautiful. The decor is stunning, as is the layout and rooms. My room was one of the best ones I had while on the tour - very large, huge comfortable bed, amazing pillows and a great view. I felt like I was a princess for a night! The front desk service was great - very kind and helpful. My only complaint was a breakfast staff... Most of them were very slow, coffee or tea took upwards of 20 minutes to initially get, and they were hard to flag down. When you did, they appeared very rushed/and or annoyed. Despite that, it was a truly wonderful stay!

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Just returned from a 3 night family stay. We were a family of 2 adults and 2 children (8 +12) and went to celebrate mine and my daughters birthday - where better to stay?! I cant believe any negative reviews on here as we encountered no problems at all and the staff were all so polite, friendly, chatty and helpful. We love our weekend breaks but nowhere have we come across such lovely service as we did here. Our room was lovely just like the pics (We had a family suite). Breakfast was fine, the usual cereals, fruits, full english. We had pre booked our evening meals too as part of a special package and evening meals were held in the little italian restaurant at the side of the hotel. Food in here was beautiful and again the ladies serving us were really lovely and helpful - They even organised a birthday cake for my daughters birthday short notice. If you dont like italian food there are other things on the menu. The chicken wings were fab and i didnt know what to expect when i ordered red thai curry in an italian restaurant. I thought i made the best thai curry in the world until I tasted this, it was out of this world. They had the basic childrens food too chicken nuggets, pizza etc & it was all really good so can highly recommend prebooking meals at this hotel. All in all a fantastic weekend and lovely location. Would definitely visit again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

Unprofessional bar staff who had to asked numerous times for various orders for bar food. The food was of appalling quality which left me sick afterwards. The outside was untidy and table etc were left dirty for long periods.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

The staff was very nice but for the price, I expected a lot more. The thermostat controls were missing from the room, there was a lot of cosmetic issues (cracks in walls, roughed up carpets), the rooms were just kind of mediocre, and the advertised music in the bar "every night" was not there. It is a great location if you need to get to the Shannon Airport early.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fallston, Maryland
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71 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We stayed at the Bunratty Castle Hotel as part of a CIE group tour and LOVED it. It is a beautiful hotel both inside & out. The rooms are spacious, well-appointed (including free wi-fi), & comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the indoor pool/spa area which was very relaxing. Note that the pool does require swimming caps so come prepared or buy one onsite at the spa reception.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Curtain torn, tiles loose in the bathroom, TV instructions AWOL, came back from dinner with lock mechanism for the door dead as a door nail, two trips to the lobby to resolve as there are no hall phones with which to call the desk. That said, it's near the airport, the room is pretty, and you'll get a great workout with the walk from the lift to your room.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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calgary
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We stayed in a very lovely room for just one night, but everything was perfect. It's a beautiful building, and the staff was courteous and accommodating. The location can't be beaten - just a short walk to grand Bunratty Castle and Folk Park as well as great shopping at the Blarney Woolen Mills Bunratty location. Kathleen's Bar was comfortable, but nothing special. Breakfast was a quite ordinary buffet, but the staff went out of their way to be helpful and even served some items right to our table. This was a pleasant surprise as service at a buffet isn't usually good. I highly recommend this hotel and wouldn't hesitate to stay there if I'm ever so fortunate as to be in the area again.

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Additional Information about Bunratty Castle Hotel

Address: Shannon to Limerick Road, Bunratty, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Bunratty
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Bunratty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bunratty Castle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 144
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