I have stayed a few times at the Oakwood Arms, and to be perfectly honest, you could not have a better location to enjoy all that County Clare has to offer. From Bunratty Castle ( 10 minute drive) to the Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, the Ailwee Caves and not forgetting it is a very short distance to Shannon Airport
Truthfully, the hotel could do with updating, but it is this old world charm that I really like. The hotel has an aviation theme (being so close to Shannon Airport) with pictures & images adorning the walls.
At weekends the hotel can be very busy, which in itself, surely is a good indication of it's popularity. The hotel also caters to wedding & other events, but I have never had a disturbed nights sleep resulting
Sophie's lounge, the bar in the hotel, is a wonderful location for meeting friends or just hanging. It also has an aeronautical theme and on some nights, a small group plays traditional Irish music here. the groups playing that I have seen are usually 3 or 4 members sitting in the lounge area and playing at a decibel that in no way interrupts conversation,
The hotel has a really nice restaurant called "Pier 17", but it is closed on Sunday nights, otherwise the food served in the bar is excellent. There is also a carvery area during the lunch period
If the hotel has a few faults, it is these ...... Only a few rooms have Air Conditioning, for some strange reason the rooms I have stayed in had no 3 pin (normal Irish / UK plug type) plug sockets beside the beds but had 2 pin round plugs... meaning that I was unable to have my phone plugged in & charging overnight. On my last stay I could hear the water running in the adjacent bathroom
WiFi is provided free throughout the hotel and no matter where I went I found it had a strong & reliable signal
Having said all of the above, this hotel has one big plus that many other hotels do not have .... excellent staff. Without exception, I found everyone I dealt with to be friendly, professional, polite, knowledgeable & courteous. Front desk, Bar & Restaurant, Room service, each and every one was a credit to the hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Oakwood Hotel is newly refurbished hotel located less than 3 minutes from Shannon Airport. The hotel has 100 well appointed bedrooms with complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel and free parking for all guests. The hotel is the perfect place to stay for business close to local business district with 100MB Wifi and a warm relaxing newly designed Bar serving food and beverage all evening. The hotel is also the perfect base to explore the Wild Atlantic Way and its surroundings. The hotel is centrally located between Bunratty Castle & The Cliffs of Moher. The Wild Atlantic Way is just a 40 minute drive from the hotel. Bunratty Castle is a 5 minute drive from the hotel. Limerick and Ennis are less than 10 minutes from the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oak Wood Arms Shannon
- Hotel Oak Wood Arms