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“Wonderful Easter Break for whole family” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful Easter Break for whole family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Just home from a wonderful Easter Break in Bunratty. Fantastic value, wonderful friendly staff and super facilities. The spa is a must - I had the most amazing massage and facial. Food was lovely and plentiful. Lots to do in the area, or a great place to just kick back and relax. As we were there for three nights, we did both. A real hit with the whole family.

As part of our package we had entry to the Folk Park which was enormous fun, and dinner in the hotel - very tasty. We also had dinner in Gallagher's Seafood restaurant up the road which was a very special evening.

The staff could not have been nicer. The room was spacious. A couple of signs of wear and tear but no more than to be expected in a busy hotel. Spotlessly clean, made up every day to high standard.

We paid extra for a spa treatment package each. Amazing place, wonderfully relaxing. Still feeling the benefit. Again, exceptional value.

We'll have to go back. I wish I could go right now.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Deirdre2011, Director of Sales at Bunratty Castle Hotel, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
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Thank you for choosing to stay at Bunratty Castle Hotel, & taking the time to write this review. We are delighted to hear you & your family had such a wonderful stay at Bunratty.
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Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty
Co Clare
Tel 061 478 700
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Stayed overnight last week. This is an old hotel which is part of its charm. Rooms are clean, nicely furnished. Irish breakfast is the same as every other Irish breakfast. (Eggs, sausage, bacon, cereals, juices, coffee, tea.) Short walk to Bunratty Castle and local shops. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Deirdre2011, Director of Sales at Bunratty Castle Hotel, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Dear Tripadvisor Member,
Thank you for choosing to stay at Bunratty Castle Hotel, & taking the time to write this review. Looking forward to greeting you again to Bunratty Castle hotel
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Sales & Marketing Dept,
Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty
Co Clare
Tel 061 478 700
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This was recommended to me by a local customer and was well-worth the extra kilometres to get to and from each day.

Beautiful building, free WiFi and great breakfast.

A two minute walk got me to the Bunratty Castle and another minute or two to the excellent Galagher's restaurant.

I will be staying here again.

Room Tip: A/C control panel didn't work for my colleague and his second room had no WiFi on the 4th floor.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Deirdre2011, Director of Sales at Bunratty Castle Hotel, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Dear Tripadvisor Member,
Thank you for choosing to stay at Bunratty Castle Hotel, & taking the time to write this review.
Regards,
Sales & Marketing Dept,
Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty
Co Clare
Tel 061 478 700
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We ended our tour of Ireland at the Bunratty Castle Hotel because of its proximity to the Shannon Airport. It was especially good to have a large room on the last night of our trip so that we could conveniently re-pack after a week of touring. Very clean, attractive, and comfortable hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dear Tripadvisor Member,
Thank you for choosing to stay at Bunratty Castle Hotel, & taking the time to write this review we are delighted you stayed at Bunratty Castle Hotel on your last night of your trip.

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Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty
Co Clare
Tel 061 478 700
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Bunratty Castle Hotel is a beautiful place to visit. The grounds are spacious and you can walk about the area. The Castle is nearby and convenient for either a visit to the grounds or to participate in the nightly medieval banquet. There is also a Blarney Mills store nearby. Behind the hotel are the beautiful ruins of an old church. The hotel staff is nice and the breakfast was very good. Housekeeping is also very good and the room and bath were spotlessly clean. The free wifi was strong and worked very well. The beds were comfortable and the room was absolutely quiet; no outside or inside noises! Also, there is plenty of parking. I would choose this location again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Deirdre2011, Director of Sales at Bunratty Castle Hotel, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Dear Tripadvisor Member,
Thank you for choosing to stay at Bunratty Castle Hotel, & taking the time to write this positive review.
We look forward to welcoming you again to Bunratty Castle Hotel.
Regards,
Sales & Marketing Dept,
Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty
Co Clare
Tel 061 478 700
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I visited here recently while passing through. I was just getting a snack to keep me going on my journey. I ordered a toasted sandwich and chips. It was 3 euros extra for the chips. When it arrived I was a bit surprised at the lack of chips, so much so that I counted them! A grand total of 11 chips! 11 miserable undercooked chips for €3!

And the wilted salad accompanying it was warm!

However I must say that the sandwich was perfect, no easy single cheese in sight! Real cheese and beautiful ham.

Really should address the rip off for an accompaniment!

Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Deirdre2011, Director of Sales at Bunratty Castle Hotel, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Dear Tripadvisor Member,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Apologises to hear you have had an unenjoyable experience in our hotel. I have brought this to the attention of our Food & Beverage Manager & he has dealt with this accordingly.
We hope you will return again.
Regards,
Sales & Marketing Dept,
Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty
Co Clare
Tel 061 478 700
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

The hotel was great. Nice size rooms. Free WIFI. Near blarney mills and the castle. Can walk back after visiting Durty Nellys. Clean classy and the staff was friendly. Would defiantly stay there again. Loved it!!!!!

Stayed March 2014
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Dear Tripadvisor Member,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Bunratty Castle Hotel. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at Bunratty Castle Hotel and our local amenities. Looking forward to welcoming you again to Bunratty Castle Hotel.
Regards,
Sales & Marketing Dept,
Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty
Co Clare
Tel 061 478 700
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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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