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“Lunch was great” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Doolin
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Doolin, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Doolin
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“Lunch was great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

Stopped in for a very quick lunch. It was delicious! Highly recommend stopping and having something to eat. Does get crowded from when groups stop for lunch. Grab a table and enjoy you very, very large meal.

I had meatballs. It was the biggest meatball I've ever eaten.

Stayed September 2012
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Donal M, Manager at Hotel Doolin, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Dear SarahJellyBeans77,

I am pleased that you enjoyed your lunch with us. We were in fact a finalist in the Great Carvery Award 2012! I will pass your great comments on to our carvery chef.

Slan go Foil,

Donal Minihane
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We were recommended Hotel Doolin and were very pleased with this choice. It was good value at €40 pp incl. breakfast and they threw in 2 vouchers for their very own Dooliner Beer (which my husband loved). The room was spacious and comfortable. The only reason I did not give Hotel Doolin 5 out of 5 was because the shower was weak. The hotel bar called "Fitzpatricks" was fantastic. The food was more akin to restaurant food than pub grub. We ate there 2 nights in a row, and both were outstanding. I would recommend the seafood chowder and my husband would recomend both the stew and the steak. All divine! On top of this, the waitress (young girl with blonde hair) was excellent, she was chatty, friendly, efficient and professional all in one! And finally the music in the bar was superb. One traditional band played while food was being served up to 9.30 and the atmosphere was chilled and homely and we all knew the songs, then a more lively trad band came on at 10. They were also amazing. All in all, we couldn't go past this hotel again, most def comes highly recommended from us.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Donal M, Manager at Hotel Doolin, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
Dear redcava,

Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear that you would highly recommend our hotel and that you enjoyed yourselves in Fitz's Bar. Having just launched new menus the chefs will be happy to know that you enjoyed your meal on both nights, also our very own Dooliner Beer, made with 100% natural Irish ingredients, it comes with a no hangover guarantee - We Promise!!

Please do not hesitate to contact me if returning to the area.

Slan go Foil

Donal Minihane
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed Doolin and a trip to the Cliffs of Moher. The hotel was a welcome find for us. It is modern and cheerful and connected to the hotel is a Cafe, pub, tourist info office and take away shop--very convenient. The breakfast choices are very good, even pancakes for the kids. We found the steak at Fitz's Tavern for dinner delicious and music by Aun Ril Dil had us all clapping along, even the kids, we even bought their CD. The front desk staff and the breakfast staff are so nice and accommodating. It was a great experience for us and the shops in town are fun too. If Doolin is your destination stay here and have a wonderful experience.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We went there during a traditional-music festival so it was more touristy even than usual, but in the evening when the buses left, it was quite nice. Just a good experience. Excellent pizza place, of all things.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Just back from a short break at Hotel Doolin. From Reception to Bar everybody was lovely. Kids were able to get DVD player and assortment of DVDs for our room at reception, great idea. Meal in bar was top class, plus we got a pint of their beer to try out. Live music in the bar, which was full with families, couples, groups. We will be back again. Actually Doolin is a great place to unwind and relax.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Clare Island, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

This is a lovely Hotel with very good food and the traditional music in the bar at night is out of this world very best you can get. The bar tender did go missing a few times but I think they were also serving food and people outside so this was'nt a big deal its in a very scenic area of Clare over all was very good place and worth a call

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Firstly this review is long overdue but better late than never!! We had our wedding the end of April this year and we could not have expected anything more from Hotel Doolin. We had 120 people at our wedding which the function room seated comfortably. The room was decorated beautifully with chair covers/bows and centrepieces all provided complimentary of the hotel which is a nice touch. One of the important things for us leading up to the wedding was the food we would choose, we wanted to ensure our meal was one to remember which I can safely say it was. The chef and manager were more than helpful in helping us choose our menu and we could not have happier with the meal on the day. All our guests are still raving about the food and how impressed they were with it. Another talking point of the wedding was the afters food , everyone was so impressed with the Fish&Chips and the fresh pizzas that were put out for afters reception and were later brought out again in the residents bar. These were the little things that made the day all the more special and went down very well with our guests. Above all for my husband & I and indeed our guests the thing that stood out the most was the quality of the staff. Every single staff member we dealt with was an absolute pleasure, they were so friendly to all of us all the while maintaining excellent service.. Several times since our wedding we have had people comment again on the friendliness and the atmospherse at hotel Doolin and how it trumps that of other hotels. For anyone who has booked their wedding here or is thinking of doing so you will not be disappointed.. Thanks again to all the staff at hotel Doolin for making our day so special!

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Address: Doolin, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Doolin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Doolin 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Doolin is located in the heart of Doolin, traditional Irish Music and Cultural capital of Ireland. Set amidst the backdrop of the Cliffs of Moher, Clare's famous high cliffs and on the fringes of the Burren National park which is known worldwide for its unique flora and fauna, our central location allows you to explore a beautiful part of the world. Come to Hotel Doolin, where a traditional warm Irish friendly welcome awaits you. ... more   less 
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