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“Great Stay at Doolin Activity Lodge”
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The Lodge, Doolin
Ranked #30 of 56 Doolin B&B and Inns
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

My friend and I just recently stayed here in Doolin and found it to be excellent. For what we paid, we received a top notch apartment with laundry, kitchen, private bedroom, large bathroom, and even a balcony overlooking the town. The entire premises was very clean and the people were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good and had a nice selection. The location was great to walk to all the Doolin attractions and great to drive around the area. We ended up spending 2 nights here and really enjoyed the comfort of this property. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

I was there with a group of 9 people on an organized walking tour, We were put in a suite of rooms with a kitchenette and sitting area. The hotel is plain, but in reasonable order. The room i was in was not as clean as I would have liked as it didn't appear to have been gone over very thoroughly since the last guests' visit.

Staff was very friendly. They found me an alarm clock for a 4:00 a.m. wake-up and didn't put a stopwatch to my 30 minutes of internet usage (at 2 euros per). The place was well-situated for pubs and restaurants and even the walk down to the pier for the Aran Islands ferry.

Breakfast was simple but good. Service was quite friendly and we were able to get in and out quickly to start each day. My one big complaint was noisy guests in the courtyard, but I can't blame the management for that. I would definitely stay here again for a casual holiday.

Room Tip: Bring earplugs.
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 30, 2012 via mobile

When we checked in, having only booked a twin room, we were given an entire apartment. We were pleasantly surprised. Granted, it was in May which is a bit off-season, and the room would only sit anyway, but this was still very pleasant. It was modern, had heated floors, full kitchen, washer n drier, separate living and dining rooms and balcony. The pubs in Doolin were a short walk away. Quiet and relaxing and breakfast in the morning was excellent.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

Our family's stay at the Doolin Activity Lodge was a great experience. Deirdre and Niall and their staff were personable and helpful. Breakfast was great with lots of choices. The rooms are clean and I loved the skylight windows. Lots of sun in the rooms. This place is designed so that you can have both the privacy of a hotel and the communal feeling of a B&B. Excellent for large groups traveling together. Also the pubs and shops are witin walking distance. We will be back.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Kelly M
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

last october my daughter and friends stayed at doolin activity lodge for one night. niall and deirdre odwyer were our hosts. we had 2 large rooms ensuite. they cater to large or small groups and are near cliffs of moher. short walk to pubs. they have wet entrance and drying room for caving, diving walking, cycling and golfing groups. breakfast was the huge irish one and we did not need to eat for hours. wish we could have stayed for longer but alas the irish countryside called. if you go you will be sure of a warm welcome. have friends that are going in june and will also be staying there

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

The B&B was great and the staff very friendly and accommodating. We had a nice apartment for the night with bedrooms and private baths. The breakfast the next day was the best of our trip, lovely view, clean rooms, would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

I organised my sisters hen last spring, and we had decided to go somewhere a little bit remote and unexpected. When we decided on Doolin, I got about trying to book the group in somewhere. I wasnt overly sure about Doolin Activity Lodge at first, it's website does not sell it AT ALL! Deirdre the owner could not have been more accomodating and helpful. The rooms were all clean and very comfortable but more than that the large apartment we also had booked was a fantastic size and was perfect for what we wanted, everything was really clean and it really was a wonderful stay. The breakfast is included in the price too and is yum! I don't like promoting it as soley a place for groups because a family would just love it here too...there are stoves/fireplaces for the colder nights, and a fully fitted kitchen, there are books and DVDs galore if the weather acts up, there are loads of fabulous restaurants in the area, loads of attractions, great music to be heard too. The rates are superb...Stay stay stay! :)

Room Tip: The largest apartment is fabulous!
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Lodge, Doolin

Address: Doolin, Doolin, Ireland (Formerly Doolin Activity Lodge)
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Doolin
Price Range: $100 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lodge, Doolin is located on the Wild Atlantic Way in the centre of Doolin village. The renowned Gus O'Connor's pub is a 3 minute walk from here where you will hear some great traditional music sessions. Doolin is an ideal base from where you can explore the vast Burren region, the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands and the neighbouring counties of Galway and Kerry. We have luxurious sea view rooms, large ground floor family rooms, wheelchair accessible rooms and private suites which are ideal for families or groups of friends travelling together. The Lodge is non smoking and we provide free parking and free WiFi throughout. Breakfast is served in our courtyard dining room and we have a varied menu catering for all tastes. We offer an on site laundry service and are happy to book any tours or trips that you wish to take during your stay as well as being on hand for any other information you require. We trust you will have an enjoyable stay with us here at The Lodge. ... more   less 
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