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Hotel Doolin
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Doolin
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Reviewed May 22, 2009

myself and my boyfriend stayed in hotel doolin a monday night in may. I dont often post reviews on trip advisor but after my stay in this hotel i had to let you know about it.The staff were so welcoming and friendly and they also took our bags to our room while we had a drink in the bar.when we got to our room there was a bottle of champagne and bottle of wine waiting for us. The staff were so helpful they told us where all the sites and local bars were. The look of this hotel is modern but cozy.

The room was so clean spacious and the most comfortable bed. i actually could nt get over how clean the hotel was, it was spotless.

The food in the bar was so nice and great value. they didnt spare anything on your plate.

Also one of the top factors to this hotel is that it is bang smack in the middle of doolin and all the sites. the cliffs of moher is only a short distance away.

the locals are so friendly in doolin they would chat to you for hours if they could and the trad sessions were mighty even on a monday night.
i would recommend this hotel to everyone.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 6, 2009

Hello All,
We had a wonderful weekend stay at Hotel Doolin, the rooms were lovely and spacious . The food was excellent and the breakfast was very tasty . The location was great just a few miles from clifts of moher , and all the towns . We loved the trad music that was on in every pub. Great buzz around the place. Deirdre looked after us very well and was just so friendly and helpful. Cant wait to go back.
Noel & Maggie Coyne

Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
Thank RoisinGalway
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Reviewed April 29, 2009

This is a relatively new hotel but it certainly ticks all the boxes. It is warm and inviting and the staff are uber accomodating! Deirdre especially added a personal touch to the whole experience. The rooms were stylish and comfortable and included all necessities which was an added bonus.
The surrounding sights are a short distance from the hotel, therefore making them accessible and hassle-free. The food in the restaraunt in this hotel was lovely and resonably priced. I will definitely be back!!

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank elburko2
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Reviewed April 27, 2009

My hubbie and I stayed in Hotel Doolin for 3 nights mid-week over the Easter hols and the deal which included dinner on one of the nights was excellent value-for-money.

Upon arrival, the receptionist was friendly and welcoming. Although it was 3.30pm, our room wasn't ready. I cannot understand this common occurence in hotels when check-out is 12 noon (or earlier). Anyhow, she offered complimentary tea/coffee/cookies in the hotel bar while we waited for our room which thankfully wasn't too long after a long drive.

Hotel Doolin is lovely and ticked all the boxes. It's pub, Fitzgerald's is well laid out with an enormous screen for sports, a welcoming fire, a friendly barman, fab grub and generous portions.

Service at breakfast time was hit and miss - one morning, after a frustrating wait, we along with other diners had to 'nick' cutlery and cups from other tables after hot food was served without cutlery and coffee with saucers but without cups or spoons!

There were a few other negatives in the room; the light beige carpet was badly stained (and off-putting) in places, the extractor fan over the bath hissed constantly and when we had a shower, regardless of how we positioned the shower curtain, we soaked the bathroom floor!!

All in all though, Hotel Doolin is in an ideal location, offers good value and is the gateway to so many tourist spots

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 26, 2009

Charming hotel in the heart of Doolin. Very pleasant staff who were more than helpful & the price was excellent. The restaurant served delicious food & the rooms were spacious clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank gigibee1
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Reviewed April 19, 2009

Gorgeous modern hotel in the centre of Doolin village. Pub attached to the hotel seemed to be frequented by some 'undesirables' so we stuck to the restaurant for our evening's entertainment. Food was shocking! Microwaved from frozen & poisoned with salt. When we arrived at the restaurant it was maybe half full. When the waitress came up to us she asked if we had reservations & when we said no she almost 'tutted' at us!
Ordered room service for breakfast - asked for it to come between 9 & 930. When it hadn't arrived by 9.45 we called reception & it was delivered straight away. But it was obvious that the tray had been sitting out since 9-9.30! Food was almost cold & the fruit was fruit cocktail from a tin! Not very impressive & they still charged the extra €4pp for room service even though it was 20mins late!! Staff never apologised & I felt that even if I had complained it would've fallen on deaf ears... Unless they radically overhaul their food service then I would not be staying here again. Surrounding area is absolutely beautiful so pick a better hotel & enjoy Co Clare!

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 26, 2009

Hotel Doolin, is our favourite place in the west of clare, Food was fantastic, Atmospher was brill, and the staff were most friendly. Def advise a trip here. We will go back again in the near future.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank bloomfieldanna
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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: $115 - $196 (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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