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“Family run hotel”
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Doonmore Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Inishbofin
Certificate of Excellence
Laois
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Family run hotel”
Reviewed July 23, 2009

I have been going to Inishbofin Island for the past 20 years. We always stay in the Dunnmore (Murray's) Hotel. It is a family run hotel, and you are always made feel welcome. The staff are warm & welcoming & the food is delicious.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 31, 2008

If you are the type that books your holiday according to the official Tourist Board Rating, You probably won't consider this hotel. That's where you would be so wrong. The Doonmore ( Murray's) has everything and more than any of the so called 4 star hotels that blot the streets of the world. Homely, friendly, relaxed, great service, great food, great atmosphere are not just words in this hoter, they are real. No fuss just a great experience. Go there and try it. I will be going back for more.

  • Liked — The Service, the food, the atmosphere
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank LondonUkjohn
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London
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2008

The only bad thing about this hotel is their website! My wife and I decided to try somewhere different this year and as we have always wanted to visit the west coast of Ireland, we chose to go as far west as possible. Are we glad we did, even though we ended up staying in the Doonmore more by accident than design.
The whole experience was even more wonderful as our expectations weren't that high. ( see aforementioned website!)
Who said that Ireland of the welcomes is gone? Brother and sister team, Andrew and Aileen Murray,went out of their way at every turn to make our stay a memorable one. The food is superb, the atmosphere great and we got to hear some excellent irish music in the bar at night, including hearing Andrew sing ( my wife wanted to marry him on the spot!!) This is a wonderful hotel on a truly beautiful island and if the weather is as good as it was when we stayed, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be which is why we've booked our holiday in the doonmore already for next year.

  • Liked — food, service, location, atmosphere
  • Disliked — leaving
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank walkerman10
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Warsaw, Poland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2008

I stay in the Doonmore every June bank holiday week-end. Have been going back now for the last six years. Cannot recommend it highly enough. Wonderful staff, food, booze and music. If you need a place to unwind and slow down, look no further. And you get the added benifit of a magical island to explore when not enjoying the hotel !

  • Liked — Arriving on day 1 of my annual trip !
  • Disliked — Leaving and having to say
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with friends
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6 Thank PMBinIRL
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Springfield, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2007

A very nice hotel in an "old Ireland" setting. Comfortable 30 minute ferry ride from Cleggan, and Aileen meets you at the ferry to drive you to the hotel. Hotel has rustic feel, great bar and bar food. If you get a pleasant day, rent a bike and ride around Inishbofin. Some lovely views.

  • Liked — location
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank carollover
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OZ
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 22, 2007

I enjoyed a wonderful stay in this warm, friendly hotel, set apart from many others by it's charm and welcoming atmosphere. I loved the traditional music in the pub while I was there, adding to the conception of the real Irish hotel. Overall, I was thoroughly impressed by the Doonmore Hotel.

  • Liked — The great atmosphere, and the location.
  • Disliked — Checking out!!!
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank michael1Oz
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Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2006

Really lovely setting. Very comfortable and clean rooms. Wonderful staff and great bar for day food or late night drinking. Local music gives you a real flair for the island.

  • Liked — Quiet rooms but if you wanted to be social the bar is ust around the corner
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Tips/Secrets — Bring a raincoat and your swimming costume - you never know what the weather will be like
  • Stayed July 2005, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank angellic72
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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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