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The Dolphin Hotel and Restaurant Inishbofin
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Inishbofin
Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful weekend!! It started from the moment we spoke to the prop pat coyne. Pat cannot be more helpful, from picking us up at the ferry, giving us first class hospitality and service, a wonderful comfy room with great views, lovely kind and helpful staff, great great food, dropping our bags to the ferry, and not to forget a big thank you to pat for going back to the hotel from the ferry to collect my purse which I forgot in my room. This kind of service has raised the bar I'm sure for any others. The island is amazingly beautiful and you must put it on your bucket list. The mix of unspoilt tradition and beauty of this place makes it unique and as I had heard it described all weekend "magical". I cannot wait to go back. I've been to the 4 corners of this earth and inishboffin has blown me away. Again thank you pat and staff.. I will be speaking to you soon again to book another trip::))

  • Stayed: June 2014
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3  Thank StarletIreland
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dolphinhotel_13, Public Relations Manager at The Dolphin Hotel and Restaurant Inishbofin, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2014

So glad you had a wonderful time at the Dolphin, and that you enjoyed our fantastic menu. Pat does try to go that extra mile to ensure our guests get the most from their stay. Inishbofin is indeed a magical island, friendly and unspoilt.
We look forward to your return visit.

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Reviewed June 13, 2014

We're just back after spending two wonderful days in "Bofin" and the Dolphin Hotel. This was a return trip to the Dolphin for us and it was as good as the first. The hotel is only 5 minutes walk from the Ferry - that doesn't matter anyway, as Pat is always there to give the lazy ones a lift or carry the bags. The hotel is lovely , the rooms "pristene" and beds so comfortable. We had one of the garden rooms and it was lovely to sit out in the garden and take in the beautiful views oh and we heard the corncrake too!!. Thanks also to Veronica who served us lovely food and refreshed us with tea and drinks from the bar. Would highly reccomend the Dolphin

Room Tip: Garden rooms are lovely and private
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mary W
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

What a wonderful memorable experience. We stayed here for two nights. The rooms were very comfortable. The restaurant is great and Pat is a legend. Not only did he pick us up from the ferry, he checked us in, showed us to our rooms, served us dinner and poured our pints. He was back in the morning to serve us breakfast. He shared the history of the island and gave great advice on what to do and where to go. We will definitely be back and will continue to recommend. Thank you

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
1  Thank Misschico
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

Just after a wonderful 2 days in Inish Boffin where we are looked after by all the staff of the Dolphin Hotel but special thanks to Pat, the owner, who is an absolute legend when it comes to hospitality. Food was wonderful in the hotel and the location up on the hill with stunning views is perfect. Highly recommend this Island and this hotel in particular.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank mahaffy
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

Just back from a fantastic family gathering - 20 in total - at the Dolphin hotel Inishbofin. We were greeted on the pier by Pat Coyne and his family and our bags and lazy siblings brought to the hotel which is only a short walk from the ferry. The Dolphin is pristine, friendly and serves great food - be it bar food or formal dinner. The location is all you could ask for as an island oasis. We hiked and cycled, canoed and played football on the beach - some of us even had a dip in the sea (in early April!!!). No shortage of activities which Pat will kindly help organise. Later on -creamy pints at the bar. We were only there for the weekend - but could have stayed a week no problem. Great spot!

Room Tip: Rooms 1,2,3 have a great little patio area in front of them - I would book these if available
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Tiernan_14
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dolphinhotel_13, Manager at The Dolphin Hotel and Restaurant Inishbofin, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2014

Thank you for your recent review of the Dolphin Hotel. We are delighted that your party enjoyed your stay with us, and hope you enjoyed the many activities this beautiful island has to offer.
We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Stayed here recently for a short visit but I fully intend to be back for a longer one very soon. Lovely little hotel, a short walk from the pier but we didn't even have to do that as owner Pat came to collect us from the ferry.
Rooms clean, beds comfortable & staff all very helpful and friendly. I would recommend staying here to anyone looking for good value for money.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank eurolive
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

I have misgivings writing this review because part of me does not want too many people to discover Inishbofin. It is a fantastic island, which provides a memorable holiday. But I want to promote the Dolphin Hotel, whose staff do an awful lot to welcome visitors to the island, and which is a very comfortable place to stay.
The hotel is ten minutes walk from the harbour, and in a lovely setting. The rooms are not particularly fancy, but they are freshly decorated, clean and comfortable. The food in the restaurant is satisfactory to good, although if you like lobster ask Pat the owner to get you one for dinner - the chef does an excellent job in cooking and serving it. Our lobster dinner was one of the highlights of our trip. And there were many - the amazing views, the enjoyable walks all over the island, the beautiful beaches; Inishbofin is a topnotch island!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Middle Quarter, Inishbofin, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Inishbofin
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Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Inishbofin
Number of rooms: 11
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