Welcome to Dunraven Arms Hotel, your Adare “home away from home.” Dunraven Arms Hotel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.
For those interested in checking out Old Franciscan Friary (1.0 mi) while visiting Adare, Dunraven Arms is a short distance away.
Dunraven Arms is a romantic hotel offering a flat screen TV in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.
The hotel features a concierge, room service, and baggage storage. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and a lounge, which have made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Adare. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.
While visiting Adare, you may want to try some shrimp at one of the nearby restaurants, such as The Blue Door.
There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular parks such as Adare Park.
Dunraven Arms Hotel puts the best of Adare at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
We chose here as our pre-paid staycation destination for a couple of nights, somewhere that looked easygoing and accessible for my 74yr old mum. The room was really lovely, quiet, comfortable and everything you would expect from a hotel of this vintage and stature. The quality of the food used in the various dishes couldn’t be faulted. Provisions for COVID restrictions were excellent, cleaning staff as well as waiting staff visible in their efforts to ensure guidelines were adhered to. That said, we did encounter a few issues worth mentioning. Check in – we arrived earlier than we planned with very little traffic on the journey, and had a lovely check-in at 12pm without unloading any luggage. We were careful to ask when might be a good time to come back and check when the room would be ready (non-committal!) and were given a guideline of 1pm. No problem so far. When we returned at 1pm, the room didn’t appear to be ready at which point we were intercepted by one of the management team who followed us into the bar to advise ‘that’s why we say check-in isn’t until 3:30pm’ An official welcome with a smack! We had provided our number already and were told to expect a call. We left the hotel and were chastened enough not to approach again. By 3:30pm we had received no call, collected the key from a new receptionist who had no idea why that was. No handover note. No reason. Nothing. Dinner that evening – we asked whether we should order some side dishes to compliment the main. Were told not to worry, it comes with accompaniments. Only that some of them were missing from the plate! We were told that it was an error in the kitchen and the veg. was brought out after the rest of dinner had been consumed ( announced by a harried waiter – here’s your ‘extra order ’ – no mention that it was missing off the plate to begin with) We could hear similar apologies on behalf of ‘the kitchen’ to the table next to us also so maybe we were just unlucky that particular night. Breakfast – had the misfortune after the previous night to be assigned to one of the waiting staff whose expression was disconnected and completely glazed-over - clearly on auto-pilot. Brought us to the top end of an empty area and landed a basket of breads on the table, including white toast burnt black on the underside. For fear of being petty and after the previous night’s experience said nothing as we don’t eat white toast anyway. Asked for some brown toast half-way through and the basket was taken back into the kitchen and returned to us with two triangles of brown toast on top of the cold visibly-burnt stuff ! By contrast, the waitress the following morning (Sophie) could not have been more engaged and attentive. Access to the pool was handled well (max 6 per COVID restrictions) and with enthusiasm by pool staff – although with little visible supervision of the pool occupants. Check out – another missed opportunity. Conversation starts with whether €50 deposit taken on check-in should be used to cover additional fees incurred. Would you like a receipt ? Here’s a €50 voucher towards a future stay here or at an affiliate hotel. Thanks & goodbye. At the very least it’s not too much to ask whether you enjoyed your stay and if everything was ok. That’s it. We seemed to attract the scorn of one of the more animated management team on check- in that put us on the back-foot. Overall, we had a lovely time at the hotel and whilst we would be happy to return again someday, the impression we were left with was that no-one would care less. We’re acutely aware that the hotel doesn’t appear to respond to any online feedback – but are 100% sure they read it. Maybe the focus was elsewhere during our stay and a contributing factor to the veil of detachment that coloured our experience. Recent recruitment for an Assistant Manager, a FT receptionist and a Chef de Partie required the ideal candidate for the AM’s job to’ be heavily involved in shaping the Dunraven culture’ in the pursuit of ‘the delivery of exceptional guest experience’ Clearly they know what’s required. The experience they’re looking to achieve is what the guests evaluate. Like any one showing up to the dance-hall for a special occasion, it’s nice to be asked.…
Myself and my husband stayed last week for our anniversary, we were upgraded to a suite because we mentioned the celebration and there was a really nice touch of some mini desserts left in the room. We had a fabulous spacious room with a four poster bed which was a lovely bit of luxury for our night away. We had dinner in the hotel which was amazing and breakfast was fabulous too with lots of choice. We felt they had taken every possible precaution possible in relation to covid and we felt very safe there.
a lovely family run hotel excellent rooms ,excellent food, friendly well trained staff and spotlessly clean . we stayed 2 nights at the Dunraven on our staycation journey and we liked it so much we stayed another 2 nights on the way back.i would like to thank all the staff for making our visit so pleasant and especially Sinead who looked after us in the restaurant at breakfast and dinner full marks to you.I have to compliment the management on their Covid 19 safety charter policy it made us feel very safe ,well done.A tip pay a little extra for the superior rooms you wont be disappointed.
We visited here on Aug 12and 13 Everything was top class..even the weather ..and a certain politician dined in the dining room!! The hotel had a failte Ireland approval..and the young staff were well trained and helpful in every way .enjoyed a lovely swim and breakfast was great. Well Done
We came back to The Dunraven again this September as a family treat, drawn back after the wonderful wedding of our son and his wife a few years ago. We truly didn't want to leave this time either. Even in these strange times, the Dunraven continues to offer a warm and professional welcome with palatial rooms that are quietly luxurious without being flashy. We ate in the bar the first night and I opted for the vegan cauliflower and aubergine chermoula. It was delicious. The other half chose pan fried whiting which was melt in the mouth tasty. Following night all four of us ate in style in the Mague Restaurant. The tables were spacious and nicely set apart from each other, service was friendly and professional and adhering carefully and without any fuss to all current health regulatory requirements. All four at the table couldn't resist opting for the roast rib of beef main course. Served up as ordered, from rare to well done, none of us has eaten finer roast rib of beef either at home or abroad. And I don't say that lightly! It was utterly delicious. Thanks and well done to Hugh Murphy and all the Dunraven team for continuing to offer such classy food and accommodation.…