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“Overpriced, Underfurnised.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Hunter's Lodge

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Hunter's Lodge
The Square, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland   |  
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1 review
“Overpriced, Underfurnised.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2007

A real disappointment. Paper thin mattresses, broken showers, and a hair dryer that must be shared by several rooms, all in sparsely furnished rooms (our party used three). Unfortunately, road crews started work right outside our windows at 7 AM each morning. The staff was friendly (as is everyone in Ireland), but seemed to accept the condition with no ambition to upgrade, or even buy another hairdryer.

Conveniently located in the center of this small village, so you can walk everywhere. Also, Newmarket on Fergus is a good base from which to tour the Cliffs of Mohr and the Galway coast, and then fly out the next day.

Suggest an alternative place to stay: The Fergus Lodge, also in Newmarket on Fergus, and a bed and breakfast. Also, considerably cheaper than the Hunter's Lodge.

Stayed May 2007
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2006

This was a friendly place, but was not what I expected based on its Fodor's review. The room was sparsely furnished. Real beds (not a 3-inch mattress on a frame) would have been nice and added considerably to the comfort. Shower was poor and there was no hairdryer. (The lone hairdryer left in the common area was taken by another guest and not returned.) Food was OK - just so-so pub grub but nothing to get crazy over. Although they say much of the traffic has been eliminated with the bypass, if you were there during a warm time of year when the windows needed to be open (no AC), it would probabaly be quite noisy. It was, however, in a great location to get to Shannon airport.

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2004

My wife and I and our friends have stayed at the Lodge many times in the past ten years. It's the best place to stay anytime your are in that area. You will find an excellent pub, friendly staff, and great food at a reasonable price. The rooms are clean and beautifullly decorated. All you have to do is walk downstairs to the pub and restaurant

One added feature is that the main road to Ennis no longer goes by the Lodge, so the traffic noise is cut by 90%. It is now a very quiet place to stay.

Another feature is that it is less than 15 minutes to Shannon with no traffic on the backroad.

If the Lodge is booked and you stay at a local B&B, do yourself a favor and have your main meal at the Lodge. You won't regret it. Slainte

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2004

Stayed at Hunters Lodge upon arriving from Shannon airport. If you're not pressed for time on your journey, this is the perfect place to relax for a couple of days and shake off your jetlag. You have all the sights of County Clare within a short distance, and can retire to Hunters Lodge each night, without having to worry about hunting down good food or a good pint. I've had that most common of Irish pub appetizers, garlic mushrooms, dozens of times, but have never had better than those served to me with my pint at Hunters Lodge. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. Should definitely be your first or last stop when arriving/departing from Shannon. (Why would you arrive/depart from anywhere else?)

  • Stayed September 2003
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2004

Great place. Stayed there on the last night before flying out of Shannon. Very friendly. Good for a first or last night. Late night food nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2002

Stayed there upon arrival in Shannon. The friendliest hosts you can imagine. Great pub with tasty food. Perfect first night stayover before a trip to the Cliffs of Moher. We are planning our next trip to Ireland and we will definetely stay at Hunter's Lodge again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2002

If you are leaving from or flying into Shannon Airport, or if you are just passing through the area, you can absolutely do no better than the Hunter's Lodge B&B, Pub and restaurant. My family and I give them our very highest unequivocal recommendation. The owners Kathleen and Robert will do all in their power to ensure your comfort and happiness. This place may be the highlight of your trip.

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Additional Information about Hunter's Lodge

Address: The Square, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Newmarket-on-Fergus
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Newmarket-on-Fergus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Hunters Hotel Newmarket On Fergus
Hunter's Lodge Ireland/Newmarket-On-Fergus

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