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Review of The Hydro Hotel

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The Hydro Hotel
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Lisdoonvarna
Certificate of Excellence
Bath UK
Level Contributor
30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2008

This is a large hotel which is mainly used by foreign coach trips. This did not put my wife or myself off, and we were looked after extremely well. The bedrooms are large and quite, and it is in an excellent location to tour The Burren.
The food is a Table D’hôte but surprisingly good. Much better than eating up the road. It is much cheaper to stay there for 3 days, ask about their current 3 day rate.
Two things did annoy me however. If you charge a drink to your room they charge an additional 20C per drink. We also made three very short telephone calls from the room all within Ireland and was charged 9 euro! After remonstrating, this was reduced to 5 euro.

  • Liked — Quiet
  • Disliked — Phone charges
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank 7Spring
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2007

our 5 day stay at the hotel was very comfortable. The food was enjoyable and the staff very friendly - however when coming to pack to leave the hotel we realised an amount of jewellery and personal belongings had been taken from our room. The Police were involved, but not much help really - the incident was reported at 4pm and the police arrived at 9.45pm! So please beware when leaving anything in the hotel room. (Our belongings were hidden away in two bags in a drawer). Apart from this was an enjoyable holiday and i would definately visit the area again.

  • Liked — Friendly staff (waiting on, reception and bar)
  • Disliked — personal belongings being taken
  • Stayed October 2007
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank MaxineBeck
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yorkshire
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2007

My wife and i have just returned from a trip to Ireland,and our second hotel was the Hydro hotel in lisdoonvarna,where we stayed for three nights.As our coach pulled up we were hoping for a better stay than our previous hotel,the Ardmore in Dublin,see review.,but as soon as we stepped through the doors,somethging just felt better.
A smiling receptionist,welcomed us to the Hydro,handed us our keys,and pointed us in the right direction for our room,which as it was on the ground floor,was very easy to find,our cases soon followed.
The room was reaaly nice ,clean and fresh and spotless.
there was a double bed and a single,as well as a decent sized bathroom,with a good shower over a bath,plenty of nice white towels,perhaps a new toilet seat would have been nice ours looked almost as old as the hotel,but like everthing else it was clean.
Plenty of hanging space and drawers for your bits,and a kettle and tea/coffee making stuff,also a hairdryer good for the wife,my bit dries itself in no time at all.
The hotel itself is brill with old photographs as well as some unusual artwork,but it all seems to work well together.Comfy seats everywhere,the only downside for me was the number of large Tvs.I think there were three maybe four scattered about the place,although you could turn them off if you wanted to.
But for me it was the staff,they were simply put brilliant,alawys a smile and a hello,nothing was too much trouble,either in the restaurant,where the food was excellant,more than i would have expected for a three star hotel,to the bar staff and people on reception.My wife quietly mentioned that she found her pillow a liittle firm,and by the time we returned to our room later we had nine piloows in our room some softer than others.
The entertainment was a bit rubbish, but a short stroll down the road to the Rathbone hotel had some good irish entertainment.
So to sum it all up,this was a great hotel,excellent food and the best staff I have ever encountered,If you are planning a trip to this part of Ireland give the hydro a try,I find it hard to believe you wouldn't enjoy yourself.

  • Liked — staff freindliness
  • Disliked — too many tvs poor entertainment
  • Stayed July 2007
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank raymob368
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Limerick, ireland
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2007

Stayed there with my family a while back
The room was excellent with a double bed and a single.
Bathroom was quite nice as well.
Dinner was quite average with the portions being quite small. Staff were quite courteous and quite attentive.
Next morning breakfast was quite good although it was table service and for breakfast I really prefer getting your own but that is just my quirk. Coffee and toast were plentiful.
All in all would definitely go back. Thankfully we missed the disco on the Friday night which was supposed to have been loud.

  • Stayed June 2007
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank beldin
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dublin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2006

this place is brilliant! the music from 11 am till late, the service was great the only downside was the food in the restaurant (evening time only) wasnt great, the breakfast however was very good. overall i would definetely stay again.

Stayed September 2006
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1 Thank leverne
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Additional Information about The Hydro Hotel

Property: The Hydro Hotel
Address: Main Street, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Lisdoonvarna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Lisdoonvarna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hydro Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 110
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Hydro Hotel Lisdoonvarna
The Hydro Hotel Lisdoonvarna, Ireland - The Burren

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