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“Our 5-star wedding due to a wonderful hotel & staff”
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Hotel Doolin
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Doolin
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Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

We had our wedding (ceremony & reception) at Hotel Doolin on Friday. The most special day of our lives was made all the more special by Donal Minihane, Johanna, Gretta, Sarah & every other member of staff with whom we interacted during our 3 night stay. The little touches that were put in place by the hotel were simply lovely like personalised decorations in the garden, a 3 tier "wedding cake" made out of towels on our bed and other touches too numerous to mention. The wedding ceremony was held in the totally transformed restaurant & the function room was beautifully decorated. The meal was delicious. All our wedding guests were very impressed & those that stayed were full of praise for the wonderful staff. One friend said to me at breakfast on this, our final morning, that the staff were the best hotel staff she had ever met in any Irish hotel - we fully concur. Thank you Donal & your treasure of a team for making our wedding day the very special & memorable day we had dreamed of. Clare & Bruce

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Donal M, General Manager at Hotel Doolin, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2013

Dear ClaremcDublin,

Thank you for you recent review and congratulations to you both. I am delighted that you felt myself and the team helped to make your wedding day so special and memorable.
The staff will be very pleased to read your wonderful comments about them, they work very hard to deliver exceptional customer service so it is nice for them to get a mention!

Best of luck to you both for the future and please do not hesitate to contact me personally when returning to Doolin dminihane@hoteldoolin.ie

Slan go foill
Donal Minihane

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Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Lovely stay in this hotel during one of the fabulous sunny spells we had earlier this summer.
Rooms were nice & spacious. Our room faced out to a garden courtyard area which was filled with flowers & colour. Breakfast was amazing, cooked to order & delicious. We also had dinner here in the restaurant & it was very good.
One thing I'll say is that we actually passed the hotel twice before we found it as it looks like a number of smaller buildings(shop fronts) & we noticed the pub, Fitzpatrick's, which is at one end but not the hotel on the other. All of the other buildings can be accessed through the hotel.
Fitzpatrick's is a great bar, with lots of interesting craft beers & a bar menu. They had good music on both of the nights we stayed.
We did the Cliffs of Moher cruise, booked through the hotel, & I'd highly recommend it!
Would love to stay here again, especially if I knew we would get the same fab weather.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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1  Thank SharonaT
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Donal M, General Manager at Hotel Doolin, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2013

Dear SharonaT

Thank you for your recent review and for tagging us as a 'beautiful, friendly hotel'. It is great that you enjoyed your stay, with a nice and sapcious room and amazing breakfast.
If only we had the good weather all of the time!

Please do not hesitate to contact me personally when returning to Doolin dminihane@hoteldoolin.ie

Slan go foill
Donal Minihane

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Friendly and professional staff with comfortable and spacious rooms. AMAZING dinner with beautiful presentation. Within walking distance of fun pubs and shops....and a fun find....an old church and cemetery.
Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
1  Thank C S
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Donal M, General Manager at Hotel Doolin, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2013

Dear C S,

Thank you for your recent review. It is good to see that you found our staff friendly and professional and enjoyed an amazing meal during your stay.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if returning to the hotel dminihane@hoteldoolin.ie

Slan go foill
Donal Minihane

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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We had an amazing experience here with excellent rooms and most importantly top notch service. The room alone was clean, well equipped with robes, slippers and great bedding. To top that off they did everything to go above and beyond for service...helped us find someone to repair a tire not only giving directions but personally calling, printing our tickets for the next day, welcoming our kids with great hospitality, outstanding breakfast, and all in all great! Also cupcakes the kids loved and complimentary beers. Only draw back was limited wireless access but hey we were on vacation so we should relax anyhow. I would not hesitate to stay here again and hope to on our next adventure.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Trinity4_13
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Donal M, General Manager at Hotel Doolin, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2013

Dear Trinity4_13

Thank you for your recent review on our property. I am delighted that you had such an amazing experience with top notch rooms and excellent service. Unfortunately the wifi signal was not strong enough however the system has been upgraded since to give full access to all of the rooms.
I am pleased that the staff went above and beyond to help with your car and welcome your kiddies too!

Please do not hesitate to contact me if returning to the hotel dminihane@hoteldoolin.ie

Slan go foill
Donal Minihane

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Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

In the midst of ALL the surrounding b&b's this hotel is a gem! On arrival we were greeted by the lovely Johanna who personally showed us to our room and couldn't have been more helpful. We were impressed by the room and the home made cup cakes awaiting us! Breakfast was delicious every morning with a waitress personally taking your hot breakfast order. We throughly enjoyed Fitz's bar and restaurant. We shared the 'trawler' fish dish and it was beautiful! Afterwards we were treated to some local entertainment by jimmy mac- an all round talent. This hotel is located within a long walk or quick drive to all the local attractions in the area. However the walk would be amazing in nice weather.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Donal M, General Manager at Hotel Doolin, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2013

Dear MWJM,

Thank you for your recent review. It is great to see the staff getting a mention as they work hard to deliver exceptional customer service, I will make sure to pass on your comments to Johanna. It is nice to see that you enjoyed the trawler our selection of seafood for 2 in Fitz's Bar, this was newly added to our menu this season so your feedback is very welcome.

Please do not hesitate to contact me personally if returning to the hotel dminihane@hoteldoolin.ie

Slan go foill
Donal Minihane

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Hotel Doolin is located about an 800 M walk to the little village. Then another km to the pier for the sightseeing boats for the Arans Islands and the Cliffs of Mohr, which are visible from Doolin. Modern hotel with nicely appointed rooms, comfortable beds, and an urn with raspberry mohitos to greet you in the lobby in the evening. Disadvantages were no AC (although the room blew out quickly with the windows open wide) and the the WiFi signal did not reach even half way down the hallway and I had to sit in the lobby to do my browsing--with a mohito next to me. Good breakfast included in the morning. Had dinner at Fitz's pub located at the end of the hotel/shop complex which was new on the outside but made to look old in the pub. Used gift certificate from hotel for local brew to go with dinner, both were excellent. Good overall experience.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank ProfBAM
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Donal M, General Manager at Hotel Doolin, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2013

Dear ProfBAM,

Thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your arrival drink, one of the extra little touches that we provide for our guests. It is unfortunate that the wifi was not working for you, thank you for bringing this to our attention and I can assure you that it has been fixed since.
Overall it is nice to see that you had a good experience in the hotel and an excellent meal in Fitz's Bar.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if returning to the area dminihane@hoteldoolin.ie

Slan go foill
Donal Minihane

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Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Went with friends and were presently surprised. Lovely clean exterior, good food, particularly good breakfast. Definitely will be back to stay here next year again.

Beds very comfortable. Shower was powerful and all round amenities were spot on...

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank Houyb
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Donal M, General Manager at Hotel Doolin, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2013

Dear Houyb,

Thank you for your review of Hotel Doolin. I am pleased that you were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed good food during your stay.

Please do not hesitate to contact me when returning dminihane@hoteldoolin.ie

Slan go foill
Donal Minihane

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Address: Doolin, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Doolin
Price Range: $112 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Doolin 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Doolin is located in the heart of Doolin, traditional Irish Music and Cultural capital of Ireland. Set amidst the backdrop of the Cliffs of Moher, Clare's famous high cliffs and on the fringes of the Burren National park which is known worldwide for its unique flora and fauna, our central location allows you to explore a beautiful part of the world. Come to Hotel Doolin, where a traditional warm Irish friendly welcome awaits you. ... more   less 
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