I stayed here for several weeks, and I also stayed at the over-priced Inishbofin hotel on the other side of the island. Mrs. Murray baked us fresh bread, and she was so warm, accommodating and empathetic to our various requests. The food is not only the best on the island (try the seafood chowder!), but it is also the most affordable. Additionally, this place has the best rates for an overnight stay. It is clean, and there is an old world charm to the place with lots of history in the Ancient West Quarter. We enjoyed some of the greatest names in traditional music nearly every day and night in the pub, and the dancing was just spectacular. The local patrons are the warmest, salt of the earth kind of folks. I cannot recommend this place enough. The cook is spectacular, and the waitresses are all deserving of as big of a tip as you can afford to leave. Going forward, this will be the only place we stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Murrays' Doonmore Hotel, the most westerly island hotel off the coast of Europe, was built in 1969 and has been owned and managed by the Murray family ever since. We pride ourselves on our hands on approach to customer service so you will be dealing with a member of the family at most stages of your stay. This is not a boutique hotel, so if that is what you seek then perhaps The Doonmore Hotel is not for you. Unless, that is, you are prepared to give us the opportunity to change your mind and show you the value of genuine hospitality and the personal touch of an owner managed hotel. We care about what we do because it is not just a job, it is our life. Our staff are superb also and they know that our raison d'etre is to ensure that every customer, from a child ordering a bag of crisps to a group of adults staying for a week, deserve only the best service possible. Our hotel and bar food is famous for its consistently high quality and value for money. The accommodation is clean, comfortable and warm even if a few rooms are slightly old fashioned. The atmosphere is welcoming, homely and relaxed. It is no accident that we have a large percentage of repeat business stretching back to the early days. The proof of the pudding is in the eating (and we bake all our own!) So come out and visit and experience Murrays' Doonmore Hotel for yourselves. Aileen & Andrew Murray ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Doonmore Hotel Inishbofin