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Roswell, New Mexico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

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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,...

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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.

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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

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The Lodge was our salvation after an unhappy experience at the Pier in Doolin. A young helpful man welcomed us, five seniors, and checked us with efficiency and warmth. We had a a large suite (kitchen, sitting area, 4 bedrooms, 9 beds) which gave us space and privacy. We had a great Irish breakfast and returned renewed and refreshed to...

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

Dear Matob, Thank you for your nice review and your kind comments about Kristian, he is a valued member of our team. We are glad everything was to your liking, thank you for staying with us. Take care, Deirdre & Niall O'Dwyer

New York City, New York
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Stayed in Doolin for a week and when my original reservation ran out Niall and Dierdra helped me out greatly to find a room for me! stayed in three different rooms during my stay and all three rooms were great! the hotel is in a awesome location! central to everything! the beds in all the rooms were great! I read...

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

Dear maris09, Thank you kindly for taking the time to post a review. We enjoyed your company and happy that you got plenty photo opportunities in these great surroundings. A photographers paradise for sure! Apologies for the musical beds/rooms but certain rooms are often requested by our frequent returning guests, you were a good sport to be so accomodating and...

Clinton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Very comfortable lodge. Everything was clean and efficient. Excellent check-in with a helpful man. We loved the quaint town of Doolin. The Lodge is in a great location for visiting the Cliffs of Moher and enjoying traditional Irish dining and music in the evening. We enjoyed the breakfast the next morning and strolling along the main street. Cute shops to...

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

Dear heradog, Thank you for your recent review, we are happy to hear that everything was to your satisfaction. Doolin is certainly a great location to use as a base to experience the wider Burren area and of course the nightly music sessions are fantastic. Hopefully we will see you here on another occasion! Kind Regards, Deirdre and Niall O'Dwyer

Orillia, Canada
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The Lodge is a very nice, newer facility. We found it referred to as a Bed and Breakfast but would more associate it to an Inn based on set up. That being said, it was a wonderful stay with nice, clean, spacious rooms. It definitely had the comfortable 'lodge' feel. The staff were friendly and helpful. While parking is free...

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

Dear CoesTravels, Thank you for your kind review and nice comments about your rooms and our staff. We are happy to hear that you will be recommending us! Kindest Regards, Deirdre and Niall O'Dwyer

Reviewed 20 September 2016

We stayed as a family of 6 in the Lodge and it was fantastic. Great price, great breakfast and fantastic and comfortable and clean accommodations. We booked only 1 night in our 14 day Ireland trip but wish we had stayed 10. Unfortunately we had reservations elsewhere and could not cancel without penalty. Beautiful surroundings and fantastic local pubs in...

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

Dear John B, We are so happy to hear that you and your family had a great time here, yes, you definitely need more than one day to experience all that Doolin and its surrounds have to offer! It's a great place to be raising our family. Hopefully see you next year! Kindest 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: $118 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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