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Reviewed July 31, 2008

We have just spent 3 days at the Vaughan and our experience was fantastic.
We chose this hotel from the many Tripadvisor reviews.
Accomodation was spacious and modern, service was excellent, food was of the highest quality.
Michael, the owner was always available and provided us with a specially created tour guide booklet which made touring very simple. His knowledge of the area and willingness to help was an outstanding feature.
One night we used the hotel restaurant and the standard was very good. Michael even helped us find 2 restauarants to spend our other evenings.
He also provides a cab service from one of his contacts which we found very usefull and reasonably priced.
Overall a great vacation - shame about the weather.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 11, 2008

As one of the other reviewers noted, this is a great way to start your vacation in Ireland. After a long flight from Atlanta to Shannon, via London/Gatwick, the Vaughn Lodge was a great start. It was an easy drive from Shannon Airport to Lahinch on good roads (rare in Ireland). This was more of a small luxury boutique hotel than a lodge. The staff was helpful and friendly. The rooms were large and well appointed. The beds were comfortable. We were pleasantly surprised at the wonderful restaurant and comfortable pub in the hotel. The food at the restaurant is not to be missed, so be sure to eat dinner there after your day of sight seeing. The location is almost a good as the accomodations. The hotel is a 2 minute drive into the town of Lahinch, a quaint little beachside village. You can even get surf lessons if you want to don a wetsuit. (Be sure to eat at Kenny's Pub one night). The must-see Cliffs of Mohr is a pleasant 15 minute drive up the road. Our only complaint was that we only stayed 2 days and wished we could have stayed more.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with family
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1  Thank Zzdoc
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Reviewed June 2, 2008

We wisely chose the Vaughan Lodge Hotel to stay our first night in Ireland, after flying into Shannon. it is an easy trip from the airport to Lahinch - the roads wide and well marked - a rarity in Ireland and a good way to get used to driving on the wrong side of the road. My husband and his buddies dropped their bags and immediately took off for Lahinch Golf Course - one of the best in Ireland. The ladies took the beautiful coastal road and went sightseeing at the Cliffs of Mohr - just a short jaunt down the road. After an amazing drive through the Burren (exploring neolithic ruins), we returned to the Vaughan House. Our rooms were wonderful, with comfortable beds, nice linens and luxury bathrooms. We had made dinner reservations in the dining room and were glad we did. We were in Ireland for 2 weeks, traveling all around and staying in some Castle Hotels and upscale places, but I have to say the lamb dinner I had at the Vaughan House was the best of my whole trip. The food was truly outstanding, as was the breakfast in the morning. The next day we were sorry to leave, but the Vaughan Lodge is well situated and we were able to drive south and then take the ferry across the bay to make our way towards Tralee and Kerry, saving lots of driving. I would recommend the Vaughan House as an ideal location to explore the interesting area around the Cliffs of Mohr and Burren, and also for golfers or gourmets. The building is new, but built with lots of character and charm.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with friends
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1  Thank rrayner
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Reviewed April 8, 2008

Vaughan Lodge hotel is excellent! We stayed for a weekend after the hotel had re-opened for the '08 season and found all aspects of the service to be of fantastic quality. The owner met us outside and immediately made us feel welcome, our room was just as pictured on their website with many lovely touches and an enormous bed! We dined in the restaurant on one night and found both the food and the service of our French waitress to be excellent. Vaughan Lodge also has a very cosy bar with open fire and lovely armchairs you can sink into. Breakfast was extensive and very tasty, again with impeccable service. The entire hotel is completely spotless and beautifully decorated with views out over Liscannor bay from all of the front rooms. The hotel is a short stroll from the beach and Lahinch village, which was has a lively pub scene. We left at the end of our stay completely relaxed and with a feeling of having been well looked after.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 31, 2008

We just completed a 9-day vacation in Ireland (our first trip) and the highlight by far was Lahinch and the Vaughan Lodge. No one in our party of 7 wanted to leave when it was time to go. The attentiveness of the staff, and Michael Vaughan in particular, was above and beyond what we could have imagined or hoped for. For example, Michael made it his personal responsibility to find my sister's lost luggage and have it delivered to the hotel. The service was just outstanding. The hotel itself is beautifully appointed inside and the bar and restaurant are lovely. The food is of NYC-quality. The suggested tours were great to follow, and Michael gave us many restaurant and sightseeing suggestions that we loved. If you go to Lahinch (and I highly recommend that you do!), you must stay at the Vaughan Lodge! We are already planning our next trip there and wouldn't stay anywhere else. Ask for a room with a view of the ocean. My sister had a room with a balcony.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled with family
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