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Durkin's Bar, Restaurant & Accomodation
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

We had a weekend stay and found the staff to be very welcoming and courteous throughout our stay. The food was superb and the accommodation was of a good standard. The location was also great - right in the middle of town. I would strongly recommend Durkin's if you need to stay in Ballaghadereen.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank drmools
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2011

We spoke to Andrew Durkin (the owner) about our requirement (6 nights accommodation) some months before our trip, he was very helpful in telling us of the current offers. The room we received was enormous, modern, clean and well equipped, all the staff were helpful and friendly.
Being in the town centre, the view from our room was not important but the quiteness was, we were not let down once.
The meals (breakfast, dinner, and bar lunches) were excellent, piping hot with prompt friendly service.
The bar was a pleasant place to enjoy a drink and the friendly banter of the locals, particularly after chatting with them making the purpose of our visit (family history) known to them and the local library. As a result, a number of local people came to see us, helping to add to our family history knowledge and to illustrate the old ways and places through photographs and documents.
If there is a weakness, it is the lack of signage (to the dining room and around the accommodation), this problem is soon overcome by the helpfulness of the staff.
We have no hesitation in recommending this hotel for anyone that wants to enjoy Ireland and its people and a good place to stay. What it is not, is a cold, swish top market Dublin Hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Mike1234_10
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Doha, Qatar
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2010

We stayed at Durkin's during the town's traditional music festival held during the first week of July. Andrew was our point of contact during the planning of our trip, and he was efficient both on the phone and in e-mails with handling are room reservation and explaining options for getting to Durkin's (e.g., how to rent a car and bus service to ballaghaderreen).

We were warmly greeted upon our arrival, and a room matching our request was presented to us. The generously sized family room held comfortable beds with good linen and cozy duvets. The room was very clean, with good lighting and ventilation. I would only improve on the room's refrigerator (which needed to keep at a cooler temperature) and would request a few extra towels (in addition to those already daily replaced) be left in the bathroom each morning.

The food in the downstairs restaurant is tasty, and very satisfying. It's Irish fare and suits the climate well with a nice daily soup on offer, and main dishes whose ingredients are locally grown/raised.

Lastly, I emphasize that the staff is friendly, helpful, and hardworking. It was a pleasure to spend the week at Durkin's.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank gulfexpat
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London
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2010

I was visiting some friends in the area for the weekend and stayed in Durkin's. All the staff were really friendly and helpful. We also ate down in the restaurant and found everything good. It's only about 20minutes from Knock airport so very handy to get to and from.I would recommend the place to friends as a good base to go exploring the west of Ireland.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank paul55london
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2010

I recently stayed at Durkins for a week during my sons Wedding in Ballagh. We travelled from Chicago witha group of about 38 and the service provided to our group was remarkable. The rooms were very clean and comfortable and even had free wi-fi. The best part of the stay though was the impressive service we received from all the staff but especially from Andrew and Colin the propriators. They treated us royally and knew everyone by name by the second day. The breakfasts were really good. We had the Wedding Reception also at Durkins and the food was fabulous. I am in the restaurant business in the states and I was very impressed with everything during the visit but especially the service provided to our group. I will visit again soon and wouldnt think of staying anywhere else but Durkins.

  • Stayed June 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank ChicagoJohn39
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Dublin
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2010

Stayed in Durkin's for one night.. Was travelling from Dublin to Ballina for a wedding and wanted to break the journey.. Arrived late and looked after reasonably well by the girl behind the bar. Checked us into our room for which we had to pay in advance. I'd say they have had some people that refused to pay after staying a night.
Went up into room.. Light didn't work.. Just kept flickering..
Went into loo.. Hadn't been flushed.. Never mind cleaned..
No windows in the room.. Just one velux roof light.. Blind didn't work on roof light so the room was bright at 5.30am.. It wouldn't open either so room was like a sauna..
Walls were like paper so everytime anybody sneezed in the other room it was like they were in the bed beside us..
Telly wouldn't work. Found cable connection hanging from wall.. Plugged it in and then it worked.. Wouldn't switch off with remote control..
Breakfast was OK the following morning.. Wasn't asked how my stay was so just left disappointed..

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank DublinCathal
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Additional Information about Durkin's Bar, Restaurant & Accomodation

Property: Durkin's Bar, Restaurant & Accomodation
Address: The Square, Ballaghaderreen, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Roscommon > Ballaghaderreen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Ballaghaderree...
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Durkin’s, located in the heart of Ballaghaderreen on the main N5 road between the West of Ireland and Dublin, offers top class food and accommodation. We have separate bar & lounge, private dining room (seating 60 people), 2 private function rooms and 23 en suite bedrooms (15 standard and 8 deluxe). We have a private car park at the rear and free WiFi is available throughout the building. The premises are disabled friendly with a lift to the upper floors. Ireland West Airport Knock: Durkin’s of Ballaghaderreen is only 15 minutes drive from Ireland West Airport Knock. ... more   less 
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