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Dunaree
Ranked #4 of 23 Bunratty B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Altamont, New York
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Stay here if you can”
Reviewed 19 September 2011

This is a gorgeous B&B very convenient to the airport or Bunratty Castle area.Penny is a very organized hostess and very accomodating. It's and easy ride to the airport.Great restaurants, shopping and pubs just up the road.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

This has to be my favorite B & B. Penny was so gracious and friendly. You can only imagine the surpise to us all, when seven of us showed up a day early for our reservation. (Thanks to me, the great booking guru.) Fortunatly Penny was able to accommodate us and we had a good laugh. She even confirmed our reservation at the Medieval Banquet to make certain that was correct. What a beautiful home with such lovely gardens, absolutely breathtaking.
The breakfast was outstanding and the rooms spacious, quiet and clean. Very convenient to the airport and Bunratty with lots of lovely restaurants in the area. We highly recommend Dunaree and would love to stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Waterville, Maine
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Reviewed 8 September 2011

From picking us up at the Bunratty bus stop until dropping us off at the bus station, our stay at Dunaree was just what the doctor ordered after 6 strenuous days of biking around Clare. Breakfasts were wonderful, amenities were great, the house was quiet and relaxing, and the suggestions for things to do were nice. We were well looked after and Penny was certainly attentive to our needs. Location was convenient to all attractions in the area, and since we were on foot this turned out to be particularly useful.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 September 2011

My fiance and I found Dunaree through trip advisor and the high ratings are very well deserved. The home is beautiful and has lovely flowers everywhere and we could walk to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park easily. Great location and very comfortable, clean, and beautiful room. The breakfast was also fantastic - we had had so many eggs throughout our trip to Ireland that we both chose the french toast. Great choice - both of us decided it was the best breakfast we had all trip! Highly recommend and looking forward to returning in the future.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

Penny O'Connor, the owner, is a wonderful hostess. She was very accommodating, setting us up with an early breakfast, since our flight left at 9:00 in the morning. The house is and garden are beautiful, the room was very comfortable, and there is WiFi in the house, which was helpful in keeping family apprised of changes in our travel plans.

Dunaree is just down the road from Bunratty Castle and, although others have commented that they walked to the Castle and Folk Park, be aware that the road is narrow and the locals drive fast. It didn't seem like a safe place to be walking, especially at night, as there is no shoulder on the road and limited line of sight.

It took us only about 15 minutes (maybe less) to get to Shannon Airport from Dunaree, which was very appealing for an early flight.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

We stayed here for just one night, our last night in Ireland. The owner, Penny, was very warm and friendly and made all of us feel quite welcome. She even checked on us during the evening to see if we were comfortable and making sure everything was fine. There wasn't a TV in our room, but I didn't even notice the absence of it. Beds were comfortable. Her gardens were lovely and there was a very nice view of the countryside from the front of the house. Breakfast in the morning was very good and I had terrific pancakes.

Dunaree is within walking distance of Bunratty Caste although I would not recommend walking at night since the road is quite dark. It only took me about 15 minutes to drive to Shannon airport so it is a great location for that last night in Ireland.

I highly recommend staying here when in the Shannon area.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

This B and B was one of the nicest we stayed in during our visit to Western Ireland. It was comfortable and so close to the Bunratty Castle that we were able to walk from the BB to the pubs within 15 minutes. The proprietors were wonderfully nice and flexible with our request for breakfast (by the way, delicious!)

It was also close to the Shannon Airport which made traveling back to the US the next day very easy.

We would absolutely stay here again

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Dunaree

Property: Dunaree
Address: Low Rd., Bunratty, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Bunratty
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Bunratty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Dunaree 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bunratty Dunaree is a traditional style residence, custom designed to provide a high standard of accommodation and comfort in a non smoking home for all visitors. Located on the Low Road, close to Bunratty Castle it is operated by the O’Connor family. Built on the eastern slope of Bunratty Hill close to the famous castle, it has panoramic views over the Owenagarney River and beyond to the hills of Cratloe. A warm friendly welcome awaits all guests. Dunaree is renowned for its fresh tasty breakfasts and now has free wifi throughout. The interior has a spacious relaxing lay-out and is decorated with a relaxing blend of modern and antique furnishings, complemented by an interesting collection of original artworks, prints and antique maps. ... more   less 
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