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The Lodge, Doolin

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Pennington, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here last week with a group of 15 hikers. Rooms were clean (we did not have daily maid service). Bathroom was functional but a little dated. We had a suite which consisted of 3 rooms, a living room and kitchen. Wifi reception was not great except in the kitchen window! :-) THAT was very nice especially in the...

Thank Colleen B
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Lodge Doolin was a nice new construction and clean set of buildings. Felt like Half inn half hostel half residences. Few guests when we were there. Room was moderate size and basic (except bathroom floor was heated!). Clean and comfortable. Common area had full kitchen and seating for social. Large parking lot and easy to walk to both village areas...

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Positives during our stay: Location in Doolin is good, walking distance to pubs and restaurants. Breakfast menu was good. Negatives: No warm welcome on arrival. Very pricey for basic rooms. Wouldn't stay here again.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I wish there were more stars! The entire staff is extremely nice and very helpful, and the room was spotless. Breakfast is a must! There's a fantastic pub and some nice shops down the road, and the locals are absolutely lovely! I will definitely be coming back and staying here!

Thank noluckjedi
Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Me and my boyfriend stayed there for one night and our room was just amazing I just loved it and heated floors were great . The only problem in this hotel is that one great man at the breakfast was serving us then cooking breakfast which wasn't so good and then we seen him fixing something in the rooms such...

Thank Andżelika M
Roswell, New Mexico
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We got into Doolin later in the evening after a long day and were so happy to find The Lodge, Doolin. The check-in with Niall was pleasant and quick and he gave us some good tips and assistance. The room was very spacious and clean with everything updated and modern. The breakfast was good and plentiful. The Lodge is also...

Thank donnaoracion
Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here 1 night while back in Doolin for a second time in 2 weeks to hear great traditional Irish music at McDermott's Pub. This place was clean and seemed fairly new- the only drawback was the complete lack of hot water. We asked for it to be turned on, but that did not happen until we were packed...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 October 2016

What an amazing experience!! I stayed here with my wife and three children for three weeks while we explored the amazing West Coast of Ireland. Without a doubt the best family holiday we have had. The Lodge was faultless - clean, comfortable and ridiculously friendly. Deirdre and Niall were the perfect hosts - full of great advice and travel tips,...

Thank jkelly876
Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Pros: Comfy beds, close to pubs and quaint shops, clean, short drive to Cliffs of Moher Cons: Regulated heat temperature (we got too hot but were told the temp was automatic), wifi only worked outside near the reception building Overall a nice stay.

Thank Shannon W
Niall and Deird... O, Owner at The Lodge, Doolin, responded to this review

Dear Shannon W, Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear that you had a nice stay with us and enjoyed our lovely village. The temperature in the apartments is controlled by the thermostats on the wall, the heat comes on/off automatically according to the temperature at which the thermostat is set. This can easily be adjusted by...

Monrovia, California
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Perfect place to base yourself for exploring the West of Ireland. Easy drive to The Burren and ferry service to the Aran Islands. It's also an easy walk to the great music pubs, and an easy stagger home. They have inexpensive laundry service and a good breakfast. The staff are great!

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Niall and Deird... O, Owner at The Lodge, Doolin, responded to this review

Dear Stivmac, Thank you for your kind review, we are happy to hear that you had a good time here and enjoyed The Lodge and facilities. Thank you for your comments on our staff, we are lucky with our team. Hope to see you in Doolin again! Kind Regards, Deirdre and Niall O'Dwyer

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lodge, Doolin is located on the Wild Atlantic Way in the centre of Doolin village. The renowned Gus O'Connor's pub is a 3 minute walk from here where you will hear some great traditional music sessions. Doolin is an ideal base from where you can explore the vast Burren region, the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands and the neighbouring counties of Galway and Kerry. We have luxurious sea view rooms, large ground floor family rooms, wheelchair accessible rooms and private suites which are ideal for families or groups of friends travelling together. The Lodge is non smoking and we provide free parking and free WiFi throughout. Breakfast is served in our courtyard dining room and we have a varied menu catering for all tastes. We offer an on site laundry service and are happy to book any tours or trips that you wish to take during your stay as well as being on hand for any other information you require. We trust you will have an enjoyable stay with us here at The Lodge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lodge, Doolin

Address: Doolin, Doolin, Ireland (Formerly Doolin Activity Lodge)
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Price Range: $138 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“Wifi only works outside and near reception”
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“the rooms vary in size and view! but for me they were all great even the ones that had limited view had plenty of light!”
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“Our room was on the second floor of the tower part. Nice room.”
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“All rooms are great. Lots of options so best to speak to them first to pick one that s best for you.”
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