I was very fortunate to stay at the Sea View House for one night last week. I had arranged to meet a friend at The Cliffs of Moher and had googled hotels near the cliffs, and Sea View House was one of my choices. I skimmed over the first 100 reviews ( there was not a bad one in the bunch) and looked at pictures and the website and decided this would be a charming place to stay.
Niall and Darra ( the owners) were great, the house is beautiful, the view is amazing, the rooms are cozy and I LOVED the extra lights on the mirror....perfect for us southern girls that need some extra light for our make-up ;)
The peat fire was going when we arrived and smelled so inviting and welcoming, you almost don't even want to leave the house. There is a great pub in walking distance, like 3 minutes, called Gus O'Connor's. Really good food, great live music and good craic.
The breakfast is not to be missed at Sea View House. I had the French toast and I highly recommend it. The poached pears and peaches in vanilla and Niall's mom's homemade raspberry jam...I could make myself sick on it. Such a beautiful presentation and really delicious...all of it.
Darra is really sweet and you feel like she is one of your best girlfriends. You just want to stay and talk to her or go shopping with her. She's great!
I would recommend the Sea View House to anyone and I will be staying here again myself. Great value and overall an amazing experience. Oh! Great location for the Cliffs of Moher too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sea View House in Doolin is unique bed and breakfast on the Wild Atlantic Way where you can enjoy luxurious accommodation and surroundings, superb food along with natural and warm hospitality. Sea View House offers a retreat from the hustle of everyday life. Open decks, pastoral and ocean views form a setting for relaxation or lively conversations. Our Location: Our home is perched on the side of a hill in Doolin village over looking the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands. Located on the Burren Way and over looking the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands, we are right in the middle of Doolin village allowing you to stroll across the bridge to Gus O'Connor's pub where you can enjoy wonderful traditional live Irish music and great food. The spectacular coastal walking trail linking the village of Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher and on to Hags Head starts right outside Sea View House. Our Accommodation: We can offer you peaceful accommodation in one of our four spacious and elegant non-smoking guest rooms. Each stylish bedroom is finished to the highest standard and all rooms feature classic hand-made mahogany furniture. Complementary WiFi is available in our bedrooms and throughout our home. Our guest rooms are complemented by our guest lounge and large deck both where you can soak up the glorious views of the Atlantic ocean, Allie river and Doolin Village, take time to watch a passing ship or enjoy the evening sunset. Our Food: Sea View House has gained recognition for our use of locally sourced and home grown ingredients for our breakfasts. You can choose from our sumptuous breakfast buffet of home poached fruits, artisan cheese, home made yoghurt and much more before being served a low food mile dish prepared to order from our kitchen. We source as much locally as we can. Our cheese comes from the Cliffs of Moher and Buren Geopark. Our bacon comes from Galway. We grow our own tomatoes, bake all our breads, and all our eggs come from our flock of chickens. By sourcing as much of our food as possible from local producers and our gardens, we reduce the food miles (the distance that food must travel to get from farm to fork) of the food we serve. Our menu indicates the food miles of every dish we serve. Sea View House and the Enviroment: Sea View House is an Official Tourism Partner of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark. We are also member of the Burren Ecotourism Network, a network of tourism enterprises with the objective of establishing the Burren as a premier internationally-recognised sustainable tourism region ensuring the future economic and social growth and sustainable development of its communities, environment and heritage. We are a certified member of the 'Green Hospitality Programme' and Tripadvisor Gold Greenleaders. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sea View House Hotel Doolin