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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
Innishannon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Hotel ok ish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

The hotel was ok, the price a bit high for my liking. It seems to me that it becomes a bit run down, the outside needs a proper overhaul, otherwise the wood will rot away in this climate.
The wifi was very poor, we stayed at the top rate rooms which are spacious and good but there was no wifi available, which is not acceptable anymore in this day and age.
If going back to Bunratty in the future I'll try to find another lodging close by the castle.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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Toronto, Canada
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245 reviews 245 reviews
50 hotel reviews
Reviews in 101 cities Reviews in 101 cities
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
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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Blackpool
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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 71 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
38 helpful votes 38 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

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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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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