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Adare Manor
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Adare
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Orange, California
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6 reviews
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“More than we could have hoped for”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

We stayed in the villas and after 3 people sharing a little room in Dublin, this was definitely a home away from home. It had 3 bd, 4 bath, an office, a large kitchen and living room and all the kitchen amenities you might need. Check in/out was easy and the villas were clean and beautiful. The service was excellent and when one of the showers didn't drain, they fixed it the next day. Also, one of the concierge workers even came to our rescue when we had car trouble at 7am. If you've ever been there, you know no one is up/open until 9am. :) We were 3 single girls and we definitely got a lot of bang for our buck. We LOVED our time here.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Sarah M, Guest Relations Manager at Adare Manor, responded to this review, 22 February 2014
Dear sarahbear1128,

Thank you Sarah for your lovely review of our luxury villas, delighted to see our staff coming to your aid and responding well to requests.

Kindest regards

Sarah
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Yellville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

On our recent driving tour of Ireland we wanted to stay at as many Castles that we could work into our schedule.

Adare Manor is situated in the lush heartlands of County Limerick, Adare Manor and Golf Resort and is one of Ireland’s most evocative and spellbinding hotels. We really enjoyed our short stay at Adare and will return on our next trip to Ireland. The hotel is spectacular and the grounds are worth a days walk.
Upon arriving and after checking in, we ventured to the Grand Bar. We were the only couple in the bar and had some well made cocktails while sitting by the huge fireplace. I could get use to a life like this.

We had dinner at the Carriage House Restaurant in a more relaxed, informal dining alternative, about 5 minutes’ walk across the grounds from the Manor. The meal did not quite come up too the surroundings, in fact my steak was not well cooked and the management removed the charge from our bill. My wife said her meal was very good.

This place is well worth the stop and if you want to see how the very wealthy once lived this is a spot you should not miss.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sarah M, Guest Relations Manager at Adare Manor, responded to this review, 22 February 2014
Dear Ozarklandman,

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. The House itself is very special and I'm thrilled to read that you found it "one of Ireland's most evocative and spellbinding hotels"...

Thank you for acknowledging your wife's very good dining experience in the Carriagehouse and I'm sorry you did not find the steak cooked well, however, thank you you for bringing it to our attention on the evening, we really appreciate the opportunity to resolve any issues there and then.

Thank you for review and recommendations and we hope to welcome you and your family back again soon.

Kindest regards

Sarah
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dublin, ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

We got home yesterday after spending an absolutely fantastic weekend in Adare Manor which was pure luxury from start to finish. We arrived on Friday afternoon with another couple for the weekend. From the drive up to the hotel and seeing the beautiful house itself I knew we were going to love it and I wasn't wrong.
Everything about Adare Manor is welcoming, most of all the fantastic staff. Every single staff member we met made us feel like old friends returning for a visit.
On check in we were shown around the hotel and told that we’d be staying in the old original part of the house which we were delighted with. The room was fantastic we loved it and had a lovely big bathroom.
Shortly after that our friends arrived and they were given the room next door, so we had a great reunion with them and as they are newlyweds, the hotel very kindly sent them up two glasses of Prosecco to make their welcome that bit more special which we all thought was a lovely touch!
We decided to go into Adare village for a look around on Friday night and we were told that there was a free shuttle bus to and from the gates of the grounds and that it’s a short walk then to the village itself. So off we went, and Edel drove us in who was so lovely, she very kindly then insisted on driving us the whole way in because the weather was so miserable which we all really appreciated!
On Saturday after a beautiful breakfast overlooking the gardens and lovely views (even in bad weather) we had arranged to do Archery and we were a bit worried that the bad weather might force us to cancel but thankfully there was a gazebo to keep us dry so we were happy we didn't have to cancel! We had great fun with the two guys who ran it and we all really enjoyed it. I don’t think the boys liked being beaten though…! :) We decided then to stay in the hotel for the day because it was so nice there and so miserable outside so we went back inside and had Afternoon Tea which was just so lovely – we sat in the library in big comfy couches and we completely indulged in the gorgeous treats brought out to us. We didn't want to leave!
The guys went off afterwards to watch the Rugby match in the golf clubhouse which left us girls free to go and relax and treat ourselves to a bath in peace and quiet which we did. We all met up again then for dinner that evening in the Oak Room restaurant.
On arrival we met one of the waiters who suggested a nice pre dinner drink so we did just that, and then he brought us out the menus so we could have a browse through them. After we moved into the restaurant we met Paul who was fantastic, we loved him. He was so friendly, chatted away and really helped make it that bit more special. The food itself was absolutely delicious, there wasn’t a scrap of anything left on any of the plates. The highlight for me was the panacotta dessert – I nearly ate the plate! We didn’t want to leave. We went back to the lounge then for another glass of wine or two and just relaxed, had another lovely chat with the barman there (unfortunately I can’t remember his name). The staff really do make you feel so welcome and you really get the impression too that it’s somewhere they all enjoy working and that really creates a great atmosphere.
On Sunday we had another gorgeous breakfast and met our new friend Paul again who we had a good laugh with. Unfortunately then it was time to pack up and check out but on checking out we met Pat at the concierge desk who again we really enjoyed chatting with, and he suggested we have a little walk around the grounds seeing as the weather had improved. He told us about the exotic trees, the pet cemetery, the little Fairy garden and it sounded so good so we put all our stuff in the car and decided to make the very most of our last hour at Adare, which like the rest of our stay, was just perfect. There aren’t enough good things to say about our weekend, we all loved it and we can’t wait to go back.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sarah M, Guest Relations Manager at Adare Manor, responded to this review, 22 February 2014
Dear Penfold_04,

Thank you so very much for your wonderful review. It is so important to us that our guests enjoy their experience. Our staff are recruited for their natural warm, kind and caring personalities and we train them in our service standards, thank you for acknowledging the excellent service experienced throughout your stay.

I'm very happy that you enjoyed your rooms in the Old House and had a memorable archery experience...well done for beating the boys !!

I'm also delighted you had the opportunity to enjoy "Afternoon Tea"... and I totally understand not wanting to leave, the Drawing room is a very special place.

Thank you for mentioning Paul in the Oakroom, I've already passed on your comments, he is thrilled, he is one of our upcoming trainee managers, a talented young man with a bright future.

I'm particularly thrilled that you had excellent dining experiences during your stay with us and thank you for mentioning them. We are very proud of the Oakroom and the Carriagehouse Restaurants and it means a great deal to us when we receive positive feedback.

I really do hope you will return to us in the near future and I look forward to meeting you personally.

Kindest regards

Sarah
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Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

We stayed in the Villas at Adare Manor . It was absolutely fantastic ! The villas are very comfortable , clean and spaceous . Fully kitchen and washer dryer were very convenient , close to town , the manor property is beautiful for a nice walk . The only thing is if you are not staying AT the Manor house itself you can't explore anywhere other then the lobby area . You are still able to book activities like archery, falconry ,golf and afternoon tea though. I have been all over Ireland many times and Adare is one of my favorite places to visit . I would highly recommend it to everyone .

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Aria1975
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Sarah M, Guest Relations Manager at Adare Manor, responded to this review, 8 February 2014
Dear Colleen1975,

Thank you so much for your lovely review and comments about our villas, unfortunately during your stay our Manor was under refurbishment, otherwise you could have enjoyed the Historical Tour which gives our guests a wonderful opportunity to see the various architectural and historical features of this wonderful house....hopefully if and when you return to us you will have the opportunity to view it in its true glory... in the meantime, may I take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us.

Kindest regards

Sarah
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Satellite Beach, Florida
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112 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

Huge 3 bedroom 3 bath villas with big kitchen, dinning area, living room with fireplace and sun room with outdoor patio area. NOT your typical United Kingdom sized rooms. The villas are two floors with two bedrooms up and one down. We spent every night back at our villas even though we had planned on staying away one or two nights during our vacation. The villa was that nice. Adare itself is very nice Irish village with local shops and pubs. We took day trips to Cong (don't miss this little gem of a village about 2 hours north where "The Quiet Man" was filmed. Ashford Castle is worth a stop too) also to Ring of Kerry, Ennis, Shannon, and we almost made it to the Blarney stone but a nice little pub called Clancy's (don't ask me where but it was on the way from Adare to Blarney) interfered. Our "Let's just stop in for a quick Guinness turned into a 5 hour experience! The locals are all so friendly. We entered as strangers but left as friends.

This trip to Adare Manor was last year. We had so much fun we are doing a repeat this June (2014). We will be the party of 6 in the mini van if you want to meet us! I recommend using Sceptre Tours to book if you are coming from US. Excellent deal and great service. Hope to see you there!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank oscottcard
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Sarah M, Guest Relations Manager at Adare Manor, responded to this review, 8 February 2014
Dear Oscottcard,

Thank you for your very complimentary review, it is very much appreciated, more so that you will be returning to us in June this year, make sure to ask for myself upon your return... I look forward to meeting you to ensure you enjoy your next stay as much as the first !

Kindest regards

Sarah
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Locust Valley, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

My husband & I have stayed at some of the best hotels in the world, but there was something truly special about being at Adare Manor. No pressure to do certain activities - we were able to just enjoy the energy coming from the rich green views surrounding us at every turn. The combination of authentic castle décor, friendly & attentive staff, delicious food and spirits, and general comfort overall wherever you are in the hotel, golf house, or grounds made it so easy for us to just relax and enjoy every minute. We started our days with a fabulous breakfast & walk around the gardens, some golf and lunch (& bloody Mary's) at the golf house. Afternoon tea (my personal highlight) looking over the magnificent gardens. so civilized....and delicious. a nap in our very comfortable [huge] room before cocktails in the bar, with Patrick (we miss you!) - the coolest bartender in town. and of course another incredible meal, dinner served by the friendliest people. It was a wonderful 3 days I'll never forget - and I can't wait to return.

Room Tip: the rooms on the front of the building have a spectacular view of the gardens. but the other 3 side...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sarah M, Guest Relations Manager at Adare Manor, responded to this review, 8 February 2014
Dear Cynthia M,

Thank you so much for your lovely and very complimentary review, I am so delighted that you enjoyed our beautiful house, grounds and gardens. I will let Patrick know that you have mentioned him and we hope that you do come back to see us again soon...

Kindest regards

Sarah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

everything about this place is fabulous! The food is great the hotel is so luxurious and completely spotless! Gardens & all surroundings are beautiful! Loved our stay! Also the bedroom was massive with gorgeous decor!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sarah M, Guest Relations Manager at Adare Manor, responded to this review, 8 February 2014
Dear Maryofarrell1012,

Thank you Mary for your "Fabulous" review, thank you particularly for mentioning the cleanliness, we are so particular about this and its great to see that it is noticed !! Its a magnificent house and deserves only the finest attention to detail...

We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back again...

Kindest regards

Sarah
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Property: Adare Manor
Address: Adare, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Limerick > Adare
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Adare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the lush heartlands of County Limerick, Adare Manor is one of Ireland's most evocative and spellbinding castle hotels. Steeped in exotic history and surrounded by medieval ruins, its 840-acre demesne is home to beautiful parklands, superb trout fishing on the river Maigue, and a renowned 18 hole championship golf course. Unique and individual accommodation, the best of contemporary Irish food in an incomparable setting, and the highest standards of modern hospitality are hallmarks of the Manor experience. Adare Manor is a 25 minute drive from Shannon International Airport. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Adare Manor Hotel And Golf Resort
Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Adare
Adare Manor Resort
Adare Manor Ireland

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