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Doonmore Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Inishbofin
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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“Already booked my next visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Just back from a fantastic weekend in Inishbofin and have already booked to bring back the family for a weekend in July.
This hotel has to be one of my favourites; staff are really friendly, nothing is a problem and I think I have put on a few kilos over the weekend - you have to try the bread and butter pudding!!!

There is really no other island like Inishbofin- I highly recommend it for a holiday.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Just back from the Inishbofin Arts Festival. The Doonmore hotel continues to impress with superb food and excellent service. Our room boasted a stunning sea view that would take your breath away. The food and service was wonderful as always. Thanks to Aileen and Andrew for their warm hospitality. Looking forward to my return visit in July.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

Another place we will be coming back to in this lovely country. Our tour of the west just kept getting better all the time. There is so much to see it might be a couple of years but we will be back. Not being a seafood fan I have never eaten crabclaws but they looked great even to me and seemed to be going down well at the tables around us in the Doonmore (or Murrays as it also seems to be called). My partner, being a big seafood fan and who has been trying to get me to be for ages, had chowder and declared it was excellent. We only stayed one night in the hotel as we were on a bit of a whistle stop tour but our room was perfectly warm and very clean, a little dated but more than adequate, and the shower was great. The hotel in general was charming and very cosy, with real fires, excellent food and really great service from all the staff we encountered. We had a lovely day walking around the west end of the island where the hotel is and where there are some lovely views, a beautiful beach and wild cliffs.The barman was telling us that you would need at least three days to get to see the whole island properly and if this was just a clever ploy to get us to come back for a longer stay it was not necessary as we intend to do that on our next trip and we will stay in this lovely hotel again.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sally N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here with group of friends. Rooms were great sizes, food was be asdutiful, rooms clean and spacious, will def be back! The craic both nights we were there was great, traditional music at its best.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank remy86
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WestMan77, Manager at Doonmore Hotel, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your taking the time to write this review. It seems you got to experience all that makes The Doonmore Hotel what it is and we are dellghted you enjoyed your stay.
I have no doubt we will see you back again.

Regards,

Andrew Murray
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

I stayed for two nights for a friends birthday. The hotel is warm, friendly and hospitable. Staff are superb they cannot do enough or be more accommodating. The rooms and hotel in general are spotlessly clean. Rooms are cosy, they are a little dated but have everything you need. Great value also. Will definitely make a return trip. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the pier.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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WestMan77, Manager at Doonmore Hotel, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you had such a lovely time in our hotel. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit., and bring your friends back with you please!

Regards,


Andrew Murray
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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

I didn't actually stay at hotel but a friend was there at the same time as I was having a holiday on the island. Made several visits to meet my friend and was struck by the friendliness of all the staff. The bar food was great and a turf fire burned, which added to the atmosphere. Inisbofin is a great place to visit. Whilst it's only a half an hour by ferry from the mainland, it's a million miles away in terms of pace and philosophy. My friend did mention that her room was very comfortable. The hotel will even pick you up and deliver you back to the ferry. Nicolas Cage was a previous visitor to the island and I noted his signature in the visitors book of the house that I stayed in.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Robert N
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Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Stayed in Doonmore last night and the night before! (March 30th and 31st). Absolutely loved the place. Gorgeous breakfast, perfect for that pre-hike perk me up! My room (room 20) was cosy, clean, comfy and warm so pretty much like my room at home! Endless hot water and perfect water pressure in the shower. I will definitely go back. Cant say enough good things about this hotel. The views from the front are stunning. Thanks for the hospitality Aileen & Andrew.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ciara_Ni_Mhurchu
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bofinIreland, Manager at Doonmore Hotel, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your review. It is a delight to us to be able to make every guest's holiday a special memory of a special place.
Our job iselatively simple, to make your stay as relaxed and enjoyable as possible and all our staff are dedicated to that ethos.
It is always a pleasure to know that we are succeeding in this aim and that you took the time to write this review to affirm this for us.

We look forward to your next stay with us.

Regards,

Andrew
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Property: Doonmore Hotel
Address: Inishbofin, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Inishbofin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Inishbofin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Murrays' Doonmore Hotel, the most westerly island hotel in Ireland, was built in 1969 and has been owned and managed by the Murray family ever since. We pride ourselves on our hands on approach to customer service so you will be dealing with a member of the family at most stages of your stay. We care about what we do because it is not just a job, it is our life. Our friendly staff are superbly trained and they know that our raison d'etre is to ensure that every customer, from a child ordering a hot chocolate to a group of adults staying for a week, deserves only the best service possible. Our hotel and bar food is famous for its freshly caught seafood and its consistently high quality and value for money. The accommodation is clean, comfortable and warm. The atmosphere is welcoming, homely and relaxed. It is no accident that we have a large percentage of repeat business stretching back to the early days. The proof of the pudding is in the eating (and we bake all our own!) So come out and visit and experience Murrays' Doonmore Hotel for yourselves. Andrew Murray ... more   less 
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