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“Bunratty Wedding” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bunratty Castle Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Bunratty
Limerick
Level Contributor
3 reviews
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“Bunratty Wedding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

We celebrated our wedding in Bunratty Castle Hotel August 25th 2012. The staff were very helpful and efficient in dealing with all our requests in respect of room decoration and meal choices. All our guests were very impressed with the meal on the day. We would highly recommend the hotel for anyone considering wedding venues at the moment! :)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank PatriciaFinn
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Deirdre2011, Manager at Bunratty Castle Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Dear Tripadvisor Member,

Thanks for your recent comments, I am delighted to hear that you were happy & impressed with the level of service your recieved on holding your wedding with us here at Bunratty Castle Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel whenever you are back in the area with us.

The Management team and staff here at the hotel wish you both a long, happy & healthy life together.

Regards,
The Sales Team
Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty
Co Clare
Tel 061 478 700



We celebrated our wedding in Bunratty Castle Hotel August 25th 2012. The staff were very helpful and efficient in dealing with all our requests in respect of room decoration and meal choices. All our guests were very impressed with the meal on the day. We would highly recommend the hotel for anyone considering wedding venues at the moment! :)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

This hotel is within a short walk over to the castle where they host a medievel feast (a worthwhile visit) and beside Durty Nellies Pub. Rooms were clean and spacious. Did not have a dinner meal here but had breakfast buffet which was average. Be sure to pick up Seamus (the violinist's) CD...it is beautiful and can be purchased at the hotel or at Durty Nellies.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Karen D
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Deirdre2011, Manager at Bunratty Castle Hotel, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Tripadvisor Member,

Thank you for your comments on your recent stay with us here at Bunratty Castle Hotel, I am glad you enjoyed our location only a short walk to the Bunratty Castle, The Blarney Woolen Mills & also to the well know Durty Nellies Pub. I hope that if you are in the Bunratty area again that you would stay with us again.

Regards,

The Management Team
Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty
Co Clare
Tel 061 478 700
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Limerick, Ireland
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

We were guests at a Christening recently at the Bunratty Castle Hotel, and it was a most enjoyable day, the atmosphere was fantastic , the staff were very nice and very helpful, the food was excellent. Thanks to the management and staff for being so welcoming and for making it a very special day.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank mac1234186621
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Deirdre2011, Manager at Bunratty Castle Hotel, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Tripadvisor Member,

Thank you for your comments on your recent visit to Bunratty Castle Hotel for a family christening, I am delighted that you enjoyed the food, staff & the atmosphere. I hope that if you are planning any family events in the future that after your experience this time, you will return to us here.

Regards,
The Management Team
Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty
Co. Clare
Tel 061 478 700
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North Carolina
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148 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

We stayed here one night before meeting friends to travel for two weeks in Ireland. One night was enough. It is a nice location with very nice staff but the rooms are small, the beds are very uncomfortable and probably as old as the building. It is close to the airport so it has that going for it but it is not a place that I would recommend.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank travellover021
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Deirdre2011, Manager at Bunratty Castle Hotel, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Tripadvisor Member,

Thank you for your recent comments on your stay here at Bunratty Castle Hotel, I am sorry to hear that you found our beds uncomfortable, Our Accommodation team always ensure that our beds are checked and changed regularly. I hope that if you are in the Bunratty area again that you will visit us here at Bunratty Castle Hotel.

Regards,
The Management Team
Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty
Co. Clare
Tel 061 478 700
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Ottawa, Canada
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35 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

We stayed here recently with a bus tour around Ireland. After staying at several hotels, I give this one a thumbs up! It was a lovely spot and very near Bunratty Castle. The staff were friendly and the food was above average. We had a king size bed which was extremely comfortable and it was a great area to walk around in the evening. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Heather D
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Deirdre2011, Manager at Bunratty Castle Hotel, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Dear Tripadvisor Member,

Thanks for your recent comments on your stay here at Bunratty Castle Hotel, I am delighted that you found our staff here at the hotel so helpful, and I will be sure and pass on your lovely review to them also. I am delighted you enjoyed the food so much, we have only recently changed the menus in our Kathleens Bar & have a fantastic new menu in our Italian Restaurant Il Pomodoro. I hope that if you are in the Bunratty area again that you will stay with us in the future, and again thank you for your lovely comments.

Regards,
The Mangement Team
Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty
Co Clare
Tel 061 478 700
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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

The facility is right across the street from the Bunratty Castle and within 10 minutes of the Shannon airport. The staff was cooperative, the room was adequate. However, I am writing this review after being awakened from a sound sleep by the excrutiatingly loud fire alarm. We have had three false alarms in the last 20 minutes. The desk said it was a short circuit. Lovely.
Also no wireless in the room, lobby only. Connecting to the network requires a bizarre login using your email address and home country. A real pain with the smart phone. All the other hotels we stayed at in Ireland offered wireless internet in the room with a piece of cake to connection. We were told this was for "marketing reasons".
The small TV is very out of date (it was color - haha). Again, unlike all hotel AND B&Bs at which we stayed which had flat screens.
PS: Alarm just went off again. Are you kidding me? Guess its going to be a very long night

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Ed C
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Deirdre2011, Manager at Bunratty Castle Hotel, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Dear Tripadvisor Member,

Thanks for your comments on your recent stay at Bunratty Castle Hotel, I am sorry to hear of the experience that you had with the fire alarm, I will check this with the night Management team and pass on your feedback in relation to this going off on a few occassions on the night of your stay, I am glad that you find our Staff here of help to you, and that you enjoyed your room. I do hope that if you are in the Bunratty area again that you will pay our hotel a visit.

Regards,
The Management Team
Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty
Co Clare
Tel 061 478 700
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41 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

We had booked this hotel for one night, mainly because of its location close to Bunratty Castle. We had booked an Irish entertainment evening at the castle so the location of the hotel was perfect. We also enjoyed the shops next door.

The hotel itself looked quite nice on the outside. However, we were completely disappointed with the hotel room into which we were placed. I just read the tripadvisor review from Sept 30, 2012 and I think we are both talking about the same room It was large enough and on a corner so we had 2 windows. However, there was nothing worth looking at - one window looked out onto a cemetery, and the other onto some type of duct work. Really quite horrible.

Although the room was clean, it was clearly dated. The rug was old and the sheer curtains yellowed over time. The mattress was lumpy, the bed creaky. The tub was small and shabby looking. The amenities were poor. We were unimpressed that we could not get wireless internet in our room.

My husband, who really doesn't complain too much, felt miserable about having to stay in this hotel.

We therefore decided to check out and go elsewhere. The staff were extremely nice about this and we were not charged for our room even though we had already checked in, and unpacked. However, the professionalism of the staff could not make up for the shabbiness of the interior of this hotel.

I want to point out that we have never checked out of a hotel previously to move elsewhere. I will also mention that the other hotels we stayed at in Ireland ranged between 160 - 200 euros, so maybe the state of the room reflects the price.

We would not recommend this hotel and would not book it again.

Stayed September 2012
Helpful?
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Deirdre2011, Manager at Bunratty Castle Hotel, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Tripadvisor Member,

Thanks for your recent comments, I am sorry to hear about your recent experience here at Bunratty Castle Hotel, I have passed your comments on the the relevant members of the Management Team in the areas that you were not happy with and have asked them to look into these areas. I hope that if you are in the area again in the future that you would consider staying in our Hotel.

Regards,
The Management Team
Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty
Co Clare
Tel 061 478 700
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Property: Bunratty Castle Hotel
Address: Shannon to Limerick Road, Bunratty, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Bunratty
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Bunratty
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Hotel Class:4 star — Bunratty Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 144
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