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Bed and Breakfast near Dromoland Castle

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Bed and Breakfast near Dromoland Castle

My family is having a small reunion at Dromoland Castle, and I would like to arrange my lodging ahead of time. I've been to Dromoland Castle before and found that it was out of my price range for the length of time needed. I loved the Bed and Breakfast accomodation in people's homes, however. Is there a specific/good one near Dromoland Castle? How can I contact them?

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1. Re: Bed and Breakfast near Dromoland Castle

I dont know of the B&Bs around Dromland, but the Clare Inn is right next to Dromoland Castle and might suit your price range.

http://www.clareinnhotel.com/

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2. Re: Bed and Breakfast near Dromoland Castle

The Clare Inn is the hotel industry at its worst (although as WWT mentions, it is quite close), and please sift through reviews carefully!

If you want to stay somewhere close without the need to be sanitized after check out have a look at:

http://www.cahergal.com/

http://www.ardsollusfarm.com/

They are both quality properties.

Alternatively, Bunratty and Shannon have good quality B&Bs.

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3. Re: Bed and Breakfast near Dromoland Castle

hi ,u have strong opinion on clare inn ,how many times have you stayed there? ever needed to be sanitized? are all the reviews bad .

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4. Re: Bed and Breakfast near Dromoland Castle

Yes, I have been offering my honest (rarely strong...only in exceptional circumstances) opinion here on TA for some time, which I hope is of use to the OP. (I thought that was the poiny of TA)

Please feel free to offer you own:)

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5. Re: Bed and Breakfast near Dromoland Castle

hello ,just wondering since ur from shannon? whether u have stayed at clare inn? and you didnt answer my questions -so dont know if oyu are giving personal opinion or just repeating what you have read /heard?.Thanks

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6. Re: Bed and Breakfast near Dromoland Castle

I'm sorry; I really make a point of limiting personal information on this forum.

Please bear in mind OP that I do not give opinions without considerable background info - and as TA has ranked it as the second worst 'reviewed' hotel in county Clare, I guess I'm not the only person with this opinion.

Edited: 13 July 2010, 20:33
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8. Re: Bed and Breakfast near Dromoland Castle

I have been to the property several times and have been in the rooms and stand by my opinion . I have further additional experience which I am not prepared to share.

My opinion is not a personal attack on the Clare Inn or the Lynch Group, and I have no association with the recent scandal associated with that group.

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10. Re: Bed and Breakfast near Dromoland Castle

Yes - regretably, I have been there too often for personal reasons.

I had a look again at the reviews for the Clare Inn:

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g212532-d968134…

65% of people write that their experience was poor / terrible, despite some recent glowing reports from 1 time contributors.

I had a look at its sister hotel in Ennis to see if there was a trend:

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g186597-d295585…

58% of people had a poor / terrible experience, despite some recent glowing reports from 1 time contributors.

They are the two worst ranked hotels in County Clare.

Then there's Limerick:

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g186621-d213117…

68% of people have had a poor / terible experience there....it is the worst ranked hotel in Limerick.

I know that the group has experienced problems:

irishtimes.com/newspaper/…1224251764097.html

...which might explain some short cuts, and OP - apologies for going off topic here, I won't post on this thread again!

Edited: 14 July 2010, 11:51