It's been well and often said that a trip to Ireland is about the people. Strong, forthright, industrious, energetic, warm and fun loving too -- all characteristics that make a trip to Ireland so very worthwhile, even in the face of sometimes un-vacationlike weather!! Susan Daly and her adorable homey B&B exemplify the best of Ireland almost perfectly!
Every communication with Susan is helpful and positive, wrapped up in pure fun and joy. The thing that you find so amazing about fabulous innkeepers is that they seem to have an almost endless capacity to serve with energy, focus, a caring spirit, sensitivity, and above all, humor. Some travel folks marvel at Ireland's ancient ruins wondering why they're not officially an "Eighth Wonder," but it's many of its people that deserve that solitary esteemed nomination! From the moment we arrived at Daly's House, we were enveloped in a sincere blanket of warmth, humor and fun. Susan has a way of presenting the most normal aspects of hospitality in a manner that makes one filled with joyful anticipation of everything that is to follow, from room accommodations, to meals, and especially to sharing her town with you, as only she could -- having a rich family history in Doolin going back many generations.
A good innkeeper makes more than just a great Full Irish Breakfast, they make you feel right at home. A great one makes you feel part of the family forever, and all within just part of a day's time! Susan has this gift. It took her minutes to figure out that we were traveling with our four grown kids on our 30th wedding anniversary. No sooner did she garner this nugget of family trivia, than she had hugged all of us and filled our glasses with champagne and filled the parlor with toasts, laughs, and pearls of Irish wisdom ! But for her, it was not premeditated or contrived at all. It's just the way she is.
And by the time we said goodbye, but not farewell, to Doolin, we felt not just part of the Daly clan, but we felt like extended family of all of Doolin. And we packed into our Micro-Van laughing and crying all the way down the road toward County Kerry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our 4 star Bed and Breakfast in Doolin village has panoramic views of the Sea and the Cliffs of Moher. Daly's House is an ideal base for touring the Wild Atlantic Way, the Burren region, Doolin Cave, the Cliffs of Moher and Aran Islands. The ferry services to the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher are a 5 minute drive from our home. We are situated 100 yards from O'Connors Pub, world renowned for traditional Irish music. We are just 1 hours drive from Shannon airport and just over 3 hours drive from Dublin airport. Doolin is an idealic base to tour neighbouring counties Galway, Limerick and Kerry. Your host, Susan ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Daly`s House Hotel Doolin