I have stayed at this hotel multiple times whenever I have been in Clare. It is an older hotel, but has its own unique charm. The reception staff is always very friendly, kind, and helpful. They are in the process of renovating and updating rooms, so the first time we stayed, we stayed in one of the older rooms which definitely needed updating. The other times, however, we stayed in the updated rooms which were definitely much nicer and quieter. The staff is very accommodating and ready to answer any questions or to address any concerns guests may have.
The hotel has a nice indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi in a very spacious and open area. There are several tables around the pool area where patrons can congregate and hang out together which is nice.
However, the one thing which could use improvement is the restaurant. We had a late lunch there recently, and unfortunately, for the amount that we spent, we walked away disappointed. The salad bar was nice, but the calamari we ordered was not fully cooked, and all of the entrees, with the exception of a steak, were cold and lacking in flavor. And, service was painfully slow and after waiting for far too long, we needed to walk around asking other servers to get simple things like a drink refill and steak sauce. A simple lunch which should have taken no more than an hour ended up taking 2 hours from start to finish, mostly due to waiting. I definitely do not like writing things like this, because the restaurant definitely has potential to be very nice.
- Also Known As:
- Doherty Hotel Clare