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Limerick, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Doonmore Hotel in Inishbofin is family owned and run for the past 47 years .We love the Doonmore and the Murray family . It's a typical Island Hotel blending the old with the new . The welcome the food and the rooms are just perfect .We just love it

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Laois
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never fails to disappoint. Such a friendly and comfortable spot. Fabulous bar food, the best. My family have been staying with the Murrays for nearly 40 years on and off and there is no where else we would go or get a welcome like it. Highly recommend a stay at the Doonmore Hotel. You wont be disappointed.

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small hotel, very well run by the same family since it opened. Great staff, accommodation, food, bar, and a superb location. When the weather is kind, Ireland is the best place to holiday in the world. This is the best place to holiday in Ireland.

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Doonmore1, Manager at Doonmore Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 355barryp, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We are very happy that our parents opened this hotel in 1969 that we still own and manage it. It is hard to beat a family run business, although there are a lot less that there once was and that is why I always support them... More 

Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stay on Inisbofin. Andrew collects you on the pier straight off the ferry. Breakfast is superb - beautiful brown bread and full Irish cooked to order. The bar serves great pub grub - crab open sandwich in particular. Views are spectacular.

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Doonmore1, Manager at Doonmore Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sweetpots, Thank you so much for your lovely review. There is nothing like a good breakfast to start your day off, and our homemade brown bread goes really well with any of our cooked to order breakfasts. You are all set up for a few hours rambling around this beautiful island before coming back for some delicious lunch, and... More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are comfortable, the food tasty, the staff both friendly and attentive. The attached pub is everything you'd hoped for : You know everyone quite well by the end of the evening. The island itself is a wild wonder of a place. You feel as if you've been elsewhere by the time you return home.

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Doonmore1, Manager at Doonmore Hotel, responded to this review

Dear nelson540, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us on the beautiful island of Inishbofin. I love your line 'You feel as if you've been elsewhere by the time you return home'. It is a place apart without doubt. We love when our guests get stuck into the real'wild wonder of a place ' that is Bofin, getting to... More 

Gorey
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful time as always with the Murray family in the Doonmore hotel.Excellent food and fabulous atmosphere. We all relaxed and had a fantastic fine. Children are still talking about those pancakes. Thank you!

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Doonmore1, Manager at Doonmore Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rosemariegriffith, Thank you so much for your review. This is the second review from your family and I'm delighted that you all enjoyed yourselves so much. It always delights us to see families coming back to us, introducing a new generation to the wonders of Inishbofin and the memories of holidays at the Doonmore, continuing a long family tradition.... More 

Galway, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a wonderful family reunion at the Doonmore hotel - ages 3 to 70+ had a lovely time - the adults appreciated the excellent food and coffee, the comfortable beds and the relaxed atmosphere; the older children loved the independence of eating on their own in the porch area. Thanks to Andrew and all the staff. We will be back.

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Doonmore1, Manager at Doonmore Hotel, responded to this review

Dear josephine_griffith, Your lovely review is very much appreciated, thank you. We love to host family reunion groups here, it is brilliant to see how several different generations love their time here, something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of their age. One of the great things for the younger members is indeed the sense of freedom, of independence, that modern... More 

Bilbao
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

We took a day trip to Inishbofin 10 days ago. One of our party was unwell and the staff at this hotel were incredibly kind to her, for which many thanks indeed. The rest of us enjoyed a splendid meal in the bar; the French chef even came out and explained the menu to us. Can't recommend it highly enough.... More 

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Doonmore1, Manager at Doonmore Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MrsRoot32, I remember your group and your friend who was a little unwell on your day trip to our lovely island. It was absolutely no problem to look after her while the rest of group went for a hike. While it was a little different in your friend's case, many people like to relax at our hotel while the... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Doonmore Hotel was wonderful! Claen, tidy, comfortable, homely and welcoming. Family run the service was personal and friendly. The evening meal, which was not included in our package, was so good we ate there fpr the four nights we stayed. Great value for money. Terrific experience, we'll be back!

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Doonmore1, Manager at Doonmore Hotel, responded to this review

Dear clarek717, Thank you so much for your thoroughly affirming review. It is such a pleasure to have first time guests come to stay with us and to know that they enjoyed their stay so much they can't wait to come back. to want to come back. That is the foundation on which our business was built and the reason... More 

Cherry Plain, New York
1 review
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were there at the end of the season. It showed the wear of a year and climate. Bofin is an Island with wind and rain interspersed with some sun. That said, the food was great, the staff very friendly, the rooms clean, and the beds wonderful after a day of hiking the Island. And the company in theba r... More 

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Doonmore1, Manager at Doonmore Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jnicholasadams, Thank you for your lovely review at the end of our 47th season in business. It was a long busy year but a thoroughly enjoyable one. Here's my take on your third sentence.......Inishbofin is an island where we get better weather than the mainland 90 % of the time, where you sometimes get wind and rain interspersed with... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Murrays' Doonmore Hotel, the most westerly island hotel in Ireland, was built in 1969 and has been owned and managed by the Murray family ever since. We pride ourselves on our hands on approach to customer service so you will be dealing with a member of the family at most stages of your stay. We care about what we do because it is not just a job, it is our life. Our friendly staff are superbly trained and they know that our raison d'etre is to ensure that every customer, from a child ordering a hot chocolate to a group of adults staying for a week, deserves only the best service possible. Our hotel and bar food is famous for its freshly caught seafood and its consistently high quality and value for money. The accommodation is clean, comfortable and warm. The atmosphere is welcoming, homely and relaxed. It is no accident that we have a large percentage of repeat business stretching back to the early days. The proof of the pudding is in the eating (and we bake all our own!) So come out and visit and experience Murrays' Doonmore Hotel for yourselves. Andrew Murray ... more   less 

Additional Information about Doonmore Hotel

Address: Inishbofin, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Inishbofin
Price Range: $137 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“I should add that we didn't stay here, we just had a pub lunch”
 of 5 bubbles MrsRoot32, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“found room very comfortable. ”
 of 5 bubbles siobhanhennessy, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We were in the new wing and it was just lovely. ”
 of 5 bubbles YMHGalway, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“ Ask for a sea view.........it is magic. Though to be honest all the rooms are lovely. ”
 of 5 bubbles ruthmacn, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We liked the rooms in the back part as when we put the children to bed we say directly outside and read books and had a glass of wine normally in other hotels you have to sit in the room this was a nice set uo”
 of 5 bubbles MarieG311, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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