We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“It is necessary when using this hotel that one remembers that it is a 3 star hotel.”
Review of The Hydro Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
The Hydro Hotel
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Lisdoonvarna
Wexford, Ireland
Level Contributor
35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“It is necessary when using this hotel that one remembers that it is a 3 star hotel.”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Although the grand entrance and reception/lounge infer a much higher rating, this hotel is only 3 star. For that you get a once grand 19th century hotel impeccable cleanliness and a friendly staff.
Our room was newly refurbished and was on the first floor over the entrance. There was(unexpectedly) wifi. a large flat screen tv, comfortable beds (one double and one single), and a smallish ensuite with walk in shower. Only draw back with the room was that the three tour buses per night were parked directly underneath our window and the engines were often left running. There was also a lot of noise from passengers, and the unloading of suitcases etc. I suppose that if we had been early risers like the mainly German passengers this wouldn't have worried us at all!
Linen was changed frequently but the towels were very thin.
We had breakfast on the three mornings and there was adequate staff in the pleasant dining room. However you could be asked up to three times for your order. Unfailingly pleasant, staff were a bit like headless chickens. Full Irish wasn't great - as noted by previous travellers the food had been waiting around for a while. However the toast was warm, golden and plentiful, and tea/coffee were faultless and replenished frequently.
We counted at least 8 different nationalities amongst the staff and they were all friendly and enjoyed a chat.
We used a Groupon for two nights here, and paid the normal rate of €75 per room for the third night.
Amazing value. Would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Travel organiser
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ManagementHydro, Manager at The Hydro Hotel, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us and that we have reached your expectations regarding cleanliness of rooms and facilities, our friendly international staff and customer service overall.

We always take the guest feedback as an opportunity to continuously improve and we would like to thank you again for the constructive review and positive feedback on value for money.

Thank you again for sharing your experience with us and all the best!

Kind regards,
Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

230 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    90
    82
    29
    15
    14
See reviews for
35
81
16
12
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (35)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Donegal
1 review
Reviewed July 26, 2014

Staff made our stay , so friendly and made such a fuss of our children , the attention they got was unreal, Very clean Hotel and great value for money.
Don't think I've ever met nicer , friendly and helpful staff, nothing was impossible .
Only fault I had was I could hear a guest snoring in the room nxt door
Great value for money

  • Stayed July 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Mariedohety24
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ManagementHydro, Manager at The Hydro Hotel, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. We are very happy to receive such a wonderful feedback on our staff members and their customer service. We always make sure that the comments reach every department which is a great recognition for every single staff member and for the hotel.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and you are welcome to back anytime!

Kind regards,
Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
93 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Plus, good location, nice breakfast, rooms updated.

Negative, smoking location right outside windows and drifted in. This hotel clearly catered to tour buses and Germans in particular which is fine except half the staff didn't speak English and made me feel I wasn't in rural Ireland anymore .

Stayed July 2014
Helpful?
Thank Tekeforlife
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ManagementHydro, Manager at The Hydro Hotel, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. We are happy to receive a positive feedback regarding our hotel location, breakfast experience and our rooms. Because we have non-smoking rooms only, our guests can enjoy their break anywhere outside of the hotel. Our staff members come from various countries and cultural backgrounds. We are always open to give opportunities to anyone interested in working with us no matter the country of origin, sometimes in order to improve English as well.

Thank you again for your comments and you are welcome to come back to stay with us anytime!

Kind regards,
Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
92 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stayed on Sunday night 20th July on our way back to Cork from the West of Ireland. Had dinner and despite the fact there were 3 bus loads of tourists there, the service was excellent. We had bacon & cabbage ( a good old Irish dish) which was absolutely delicious and plentyful, with boiled new potatoes, fresh carrots and cabbage. we had a pot of freshly brewed coffee afterwards and total bill for the 2 of us was €27 (only €3 for the pot of coffee which I could not believe. The large bedroom consisted of a double and single bed, both very comfortable and a good size ensuite with a high pressure shower in the bath. Receptionist, "Splena" from Slovenia was very welcoming and told us of a music festival that was finishing that night in a marquee @ The Roadside Tavern, which we thoroughly enjoyed. B&B very reasonable for our stay @ €40pp. Noticed they advertised B&B for €35 at the entrance, as indeed did some other hotels in the town. Breakfast was also very good and not a buffet style but table service. Could not fault The Hydro in any way, and will definetly return. Highly recommend.

Room Tip: An established hotel on the edge of town, so away from the traffic and bars etc. but still only a ve...
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Owen O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ManagementHydro, Manager at The Hydro Hotel, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. We are very happy to hear you had a great stay with us and we thank you for a great feedback regarding our food offer, breakfast experience and rooms. We highly appreciate your comments on our staff and customer service. We always make sure that the comments reach every department which is a great recognition for every single staff member and for the hotel.

Thank you for recommendation and we are looking forward to welcome you back!

Kind regards,
Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Maynooth, Ireland
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Came here on a voucher deal and for the price paid it was good value. The room was bright and modern which was a surprise as the rest of the hotel has an old world feel to it. We had dinner in the restaurant which we really enjoyed. There's not a lot of choice on the menu but what they do they seem to do well. You won't go hungry with the generous portions. The staff were friendly and the restaurant manager was particularly nice and very informative on the best local attractions.
While the breakfast was a bit of a let down the plumbing in the hotel was the biggest problem. The noise from the showers in the neighbouring rooms was extraordinarily loud. We were woken by what I can only describe as a screeching sound from the neighbouring rooms shower.
However apart from this it was a very pleasant stay.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank peaderpluaise
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ManagementHydro, Manager at The Hydro Hotel, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. We are happy to receive a positive feedback regarding our rooms, nice dinner experience, our staff and customer service which is a great recognition for all departments. We would like to hear more about your breakfast experience and we regret we could not speak to you about it while staying with us. We would like to apologize for the plumbing maintenance we had at that time in a hotel.

Thank you again for sharing your experience with us and all the best.

Kind regards,
Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Stayed overnight here recently and found it a lovely hotel with very good staff who were friendly and helpful, rooms were good and comfortable for the price we found it very good value and really undervalued as a hotel. There was live music in the bar and indeed remained open for residents as long as you wanted, the barman was suberb at making Irish coffee. The breakfast was busy as there were coach parties there but it was good enough for what we wanted at the time, I would stay here again if in the area very good all round hotel.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank Tony M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ManagementHydro, Manager at The Hydro Hotel, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. We are very happy to hear you had a great stay with us and we thank you for a great feedback regarding our staff and customer service, clean rooms, breakfast experience and hotel location.

Thank you again and you are more than welcome to come back to stay with us again!

Kind regards,
Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
galway
Level Contributor
60 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2014

i loved the decor ...plenty to peruse ...lady at reception was attentive and friendly...there was some music some diddle i di AKA irish music...brush dancing ...overall a very pleasant stay...the food was average ... you certainly wouldn't go hungry generous portions ...perfect location ....the room was clean,warm ....what more do you want?

Room Tip: stay away from the back of the hotel there is a night club there on certain nights ...keep to the fr...
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Bridget P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ManagementHydro, Manager at The Hydro Hotel, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear such a positive feedback regarding customer service, evening live music entertainment, food and rooms. We are also glad you liked our hotel location which is in the town and a great base to explore local attractions including Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, Fanore, Lahinch and many more.

Thank you again and all the best.

Kind regards,
Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Lisdoonvarna
0.1 mi away
Sheedy's Country House Hotel
Sheedy's Country House Hotel
#1 of 7 in Lisdoonvarna
303 reviews
1.0 mi away
The Burren Castle Hotel
The Burren Castle Hotel
#2 of 7 in Lisdoonvarna
162 reviews
6.0 mi away
Falls Hotel & Spa
Falls Hotel & Spa
#1 of 1 in Ennistymon
975 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Rathbaun Hotel
Rathbaun Hotel
#4 of 7 in Lisdoonvarna
149 reviews
0.1 mi away
Imperial Hotel
Imperial Hotel
#6 of 7 in Lisdoonvarna
159 reviews
0.1 mi away
Royal Spa Hotel
Royal Spa Hotel
#5 of 7 in Lisdoonvarna
75 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Hydro Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, TripOnline SA, Booking.com and Agoda so you can book your The Hydro Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hydro Hotel Lisdoonvarna
The Hydro Hotel Lisdoonvarna, Ireland - The Burren

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing