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The Courtyard
Ranked #1 of 23 Bunratty B&B and Inns
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Made a last minute booking here as the hotel I was booked at for 2 nights in the area was noisy and I needed somewhere quiet. The Courtyard certainly ticked all the boxes. Our hosts were friendly but unobtrusive, the room was large (1 queen, 1 single) and the bathroom well equipped. Everywhere was spotless and very quiet. Breakfast in the morning was full Irish with plenty of tea and coffee, juices, etc. The location is excellent, within walking distance of everything in Bunratty; Gallagher's restaurant is next door, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is a short walk with Durty Nellie's and across the street are a number of good quality shops. I highly recommend that you start or finish your visit to Ireland with a few days at this location. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

What a beautiful property. The couple who run it are fantastic and very accommodating. Food is great, beds are comfortable. The hotel looks like it could be a photo layout for an upscale magazine article. All in all, a great experience.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

This B & B is the best value B & B we stayed out on our 3 week trip through Ireland and Northern Ireland. The rooms are very spacious, exceptionally clean and modern, and they serve a good breakfast. It is a short walk from the Bunratty castle and Dirty Nelly's pub the two main attractions and the couple who run it are very friendly and helpful, plus parking in the grounds - what more could you ask for!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Eight of us immensely enjoyed our two nights stay at The Courtyard. The rooms were large, clean, and comfortable, decorated in exquisite style. The Hosts, Mary & Mike were charming and accommodating and their Irish breakfast were the best.
The area is also very convenient. Thank you, we will be back.

Room Tip: They are all good and well appointed. And wi-fi added bonus.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Arline R R
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

I just took a taxi from Shannon airport to Bunratty because I am attending the banquet at the castle tonite. I had no plans of where to stay; the driver mentioned this one and drove me around a bit to show me the distance. The woman that opened the door was so nice, immediately led me to my room, cute, feminine, bath/shower impecably spotless. Lovely bed linens and extra blankets. Off to a nap before the evening!

Room Tip: The only reason I didn't give it a 5 for location was me being lazy. It is actually a decent wa...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Thank parrotpati
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Had a great experience at The Courtyard. Mike and Mary were perfect hosts- friendly and accommodating. I could not have asked for more. Room was tidy, clean and rather large. The decor is somewhat "country style" and very comfortable. Will defintiely return.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

The 2 nights that we stayed at The Courtyard were the perfect start of an incredible 7-day cycling tour we had scheduled with Cycle Holidays Ireland. Since Cycle Holidays had booked all of the inns that we stayed in for the tour, I hadn't researched places to stay, but I have to say that The Courtyard, as well as every one of the inns was above and beyond our expectations. The room we occupied (#10 I think) was beautifully appointed, immaculate, and comfortable, with plenty of room to spread out our suitcases and organize our cycling gear. The inn is a short (5 minute) walk to the village and Bunratty Castle, which we could see from our window. Innkeepers Michael and Mary were charming and accommodating. The inn has a beautiful "family room" to relax inn, complete with fireplace and big comfortable couches. After a lovely breakfast (serve yourself buffet or a cooked to order complete Irish breakfast) the 17 members of our bike tour met in this room with our tour leaders (John Heagney and John Joe Conwell) to get an overview of the week ahead. Perhaps it was the warm ambiance of the room that fostered an immediate sense of fun and camaraderie. We returned to The Courtyard after a day of cycling the quaint back roads of the area, thankful for the comfortable bed and hot shower. Breakfast again the next morning with our cycling buddies and then we packed up and set off to The Burren for Day 2 of exploring western Ireland. I would recommend The Courtyard to all traveling in this part of Ireland.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Bunratty Village, Bunratty, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Bunratty
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Ranked #1 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Bunratty
Price Range: $78 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Courtyard 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bunratty Courtyard Bed & Breakfast has 11 en-suite rooms and is ideally situated in Bunratty village. Our rooms are spacious and are equipped with TVs, Wi-fi, Power Showers and Telephones. Tea and Coffee Facilities are available on request. ... more   less 
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