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“Standard Irish Fare.”
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Merriman Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kinvara
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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88 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Standard Irish Fare.”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

On a cool fall night the Merriman Hotel restaurant hit the spot with its warm decor, full beer list and tasty menu. There aren't many options in Kinvarra but the Merriman is certainly decent.

They were a bit understaffed during our visit but it was the off season. I suspect it gets busy during the summer months.

A dinner & drinks for two cost about EUR 60.

Room Tip: Choose a table near the window, especially at night. The town lights up nicely after dark.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2013

Very pleasant staff; comfortable but fairly basic room; good bar food and nice bar area; good breakfast. Easy parking and right in the center of this small town. Overall a great spot to stay as part of our driving tour of Ireland.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ireland
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106 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Dined here with visiting family. Kids did get food that they were happy with, my meal was OK but not memorable. Tried to order dessert but had to go look for the waiter, who never even bothered to come back with my order and finally had to cancel it.
Very disappointed with the service and could not recommend on that basis.

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Spent 2 nights in the Merriman, very friendly staff comfortable room good breakfast and fabulous location what more could you want?Drive down the coast road from Kinvarra to Lahinch to fall in love with this country all over again!!! Magic

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank GabbyS59
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Cavan, Ireland
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270 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2013

stayed here last week on a two night midweek break rooms are clean and comfortable staff are very nice and helpful food was also very good as was their creamy pints of guinness its a lovely place for a relaxing stay

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
Reviewed October 17, 2013

We originally booked for one night but stayed for two. The staff were really friendly and provided us with valuable advice. The rooms are spacious and clean. The hotel is self contained with bar and dining room and a reading room. Free wifi was great. Meals were just what we needed and available all day with breakfast cooked to order. Sleeping under the largest thatched roof in Ireland was a novelty but added to the country vibe. We would go back here any day.

Room Tip: I don't think you can go wrong in this hotel.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ken R
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Ithaca, New York
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stopped by chance at the end of the day to see if they had rooms available. Everyone was so nice and we were checked in promptly. Rooms were clean and spacious. We felt so comfortable that we all commented that we would have liked to stay longer! Breakfast was ok. We ate at the hotel restaurant and it was very good.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Merriman Hotel
Address: Kinvara, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Kinvara
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kinvara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Merriman Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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