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Shamrock Inn Hotel
2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Main Street, Lahinch, Ireland   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #10 of 20 Lahinch B&B and Inns
meath
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25 hotel reviews
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“great lunch.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Dropped in to the shamrock inn for lunch while visiting lahinch, food and friendly service excellent. The place was comfortable and spotless,the shamrock inn is a must for food when in lahinch. I don't think you will be disappointed here.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Myself and my partner walked into the Shamrock Inn for dinner on a Saturday evening. The hotel has a nice, cosy bar and well we expected a typical good Irish pub dinner. But we were very much mistaken. The menu was fantastic, a good variation of fresh fish, steaks, chicken and pasta. There is something for everyone in the starters and mains. Our food was simply brilliant, it was so tasty it was one of the meals you didn't want to end. It helped that the staff were very friendly and attentive but even if this food was served in a cave in the arctic I would still give it 5 stars. For desert we got a beautiful ice cream with pieces of brown bread, which to our surprise, worked very well. The prices were very reasonable and I just wish we had another night in Lahinch to go back for more.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Ohakune, New Zealand
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

Real homely feel, great meal and nice atmosphere. Friendly staff. The room reeked of smoke which was a negative. Easy walk to water front. Enjoyed the stay. I saw that some of the rooms are very small but we were fortunate to have a large room.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cork
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I stayed in this hotel in Jan 2012. When we entered hotel the bar/restaurant looked lovely so we decided to inquire about a room for the night. The bar man who sorted our booking was helpful but told us they were having trouble with the heating after we had paid but assured us that it would be fixed very shortly.

We went to the room and it was absolutely freezing, you could feel the cold air come at you as you entered the room as the hallways were quite warm. We requested heater for the room which we left on while we went out for dinner but it did not heat up the room much. the hotel heating did come on but seamed to go off soon afterwards at about 11.

The bathroom was of a very poor standard. It was not properly cleaned, the shower tray filled with water (it took 20 mins to empty before the next person could shower), the tiles on the floor were cracked with pieces missing and it was tiny. Showering was difficult in the small space (I have never seen such a small shower tray) and there is very little water from the shower. (This saves the room from flooding with the blocked drain however)

The bed was very uncomfortable, you can actually feel the springs and you fall into the middle of it.

The location in the town is excellent and there is plenty of parking around the nearby streets.

When we were checking out we were going to raise some of the issues with the staff but despite ringing the bell and waiting for sometime no one came so we ended up leaving the key on the desk.

We were told the room would be 80 euro including breakfast. We asked for a price without breakfast and he gave us it for 60. (Breakfast is 9euro) Overall it was very poor value for money.

Room Tip: Stayed in Room 11- Avoid this!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Fantastic Breakfast, Good hearty Irish Food.
Warm Friendly staff .
Good Bar with a band playing.
Clean rooms and bathrooms. Hot showers.
This is not 5 Star, but for a surfing weekend or a bed for the night it is fine.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lisa G, Manager at Shamrock Inn Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Shamrock Inn Hotel in the not too distant future.

Declan
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

i thought the food was well prepared. I thought the staff were very nice and the atmosphere was good. I was with a large group of friends and i would come back any time. and if you in Clare, call in. (Eamon)
The staff were friendly to us. The portions were big, they couldn't be any bigger!! We had the best day and I would go back again. I would recommend it to anybody. (Tina)

The staff were great there. The food was wonderful, we had home-made soup with home-made bread too, it was very tasty. The dessert was also lovely. I had the profiteroles with chocolate sauce, it was delcious! I would tell anybody to try this place out. It is a lovely place to eat and I would go back again. (Andrea)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lisa G, Manager at Shamrock Inn Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I will certainly pass on your kind words to our chef and all the staff members. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you once again to the Shamrock Inn Hotel in the future.
Declan
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Templeogue, Dublin
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We called in here by chance and found the bar man very friendly so we stayed and had a pint. We came back that evening and had a lovely meal. The meal was good and we also had a glass of wine. As it was only 10 mins walk from the Lehinch Lodge we could walk to it.

Room Tip: We did not stay in this hotel we only had a meal and a few drinks.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lisa G, Manager at Shamrock Inn Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you for your kind words and we are delighted that you enjoyed your meal at the Shamrock Inn Hotel. I will certainly pass on your kind comments to all concerned and we look forward to welcoming you to the Shamrock Inn Hotel in the future.

Declan
Manager
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Additional Information about Shamrock Inn Hotel

Address: Main Street, Lahinch, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Lahinch
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Lahinch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Shamrock Inn Hotel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Shamrock Inn Hotel offers a unique blend of warm hospitality and friendly service. Located in the heart of Lahinch, all our rooms are tastefully decorated. Our Restaurant is renowned for its warm and intimate atmosphere offering a choice of excellent cuisine, catering for all tastes. Delicious home-cooked bar food is served daily and by night the bar comes to life with the sound of music. Ideal base for site seeing the beautiful West Coast of Clare, Golfing in the Links Championship Course or just strolling the mile long beach. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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