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Adare Manor
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Adare
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Wilmington Delaware
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“Elegant...yes, but....”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

I agree with other reviewers that Adare Manor is an elegant, beautiful property smack dab in the middle of great history. We stayed one night in one of the townhouses right next to the golf club. Great townhouse, plenty of room, quiet....but for 300 Euros one might expect free wifi....or at least not some cheesy outsourced website that requires entry of all personal data. Plus, only one device would work. Then breakfast....15 Euros for a modest buffet. We walked through the main manor and while elegant, the halls smelled faintly of must and mold...not to mention narrow hallways and stairs. In our bath was an unlabeled bottle of something....no way that's going on the body or hair. Looking for a pen....none to be found, even the Comfort Inn gives you a pen! The golf theme was vaguely reminiscent of Caddy Shack snobs...it could use a little Rodney. Not bad, but it could be so much better. Bring your own pen!

Room Tip: Get a townhouse...2 bedrooms, very nice, includes washer/dryer
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Think Downton Abbey - now imagine you transform it to a five star hotel and you can stay in it. This is the Adare Manor - a place where seven generations of a family lived, where kings and queens came to visit, where a part of the Irish Constitution was made. This lovely place, in Southern Ireland, provides elegance with service - you will feel as if the butler is taking care of your every need.
We had an upgraded room, that had over 750 square feet, and a lovely view of the golf course.
In the hotel are a lovely dining room, two bars - and activitys from falconry to golf.
Speaking of golf- having golfed around Ireland this course was a lot of fun. Not difficult to the eye- with a lot of green, and yet enough of a challenge to keep it interesting.
Stay at this hotel- stay for a while- you will not regret it.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a larger room- you will really enjoy it.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

You drive through a grand entrance gate at the edge of the charming little Adere town through a vast green estate and suddenly the catch a glimpse of the stunning Adere Manor. Its grandeur, style, and timeless charm will entice you and surprise you as long as you choose to stay there. I am not a golfer, but the golfing greens are impeccably maintained and must be a treat for those you can enjoy a game on them. Overall, Adere is an experience and you have to spend at least two nights (heavy on the pocket but really worth it) to really get a taste of what life would have been for its owners on this incredible property.

When you are at Adere, you will not want to spend too much time in your room. There's a lot to discover and experience on this vast property. Start with an old fashioned cocktail in the breathtaking pink lounge after you check in on a late afternoon. It will take you a few moments just to turn your head around and admire the fireplace mantel and the fineries in this room. Make sure your phone and camera are charged. You will not want to stop taking pictures! Check out the adjoining library. It's also a great place to enjoy your afternoon tea on slow day. Make sure you reserve your tea in advance.

After your first cocktail, continue your evening at the upbeat Carriage House bar and restaurant. We were a group of eight and we really enjoyed our meal and desserts. The service was excellent and the vibe was happy and full of energy.

Your next day could be for checking out the Cliffs of Moher (a full day trip) or just enjoying the castle. If you stay at the castle, start with a long walk through the property - the river, the grounds, the outskirts of the golfing greens. Have a heavy breakfast at the lovely Oak Room with a view of the gardens in the front of the castle. Take a nap, a bath, go for a swim in the lovely indoor pool, or pick up a book and read in the library. The afternoon should definitely be dedicated to the stylish tea service. You will want to spend 2-3 hours enjoying it. You can check out the town in the early evening and then return for a formal meal at the Oak Room followed by more drinks in the underground bar with great live music daily. Again, reservations are recommended for dinner. For the sporty types, there are other activities available at the castle including a swimming room and field games. The concierge and reception folks are very helpful. I also loved the vanity products in the room which are available for purchase at the hotel store and make great gifts.

Ireland is a beautiful country and Adere is the cherry on top!

Room Tip: The rooms are in two wings - the old and the new. All castle rooms are accessible through the main r...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We stayed in a villa for six nights and took day trips all over the west of Ireland from the conveniently located, beautiful town of Adare. Upon arrival, I was a bit disappointed that our villa didn't have a view of the golf course or a patio set (you can rent one for an exorbitant amount of money) and that the villas seemed to be set further away from the grounds than I thought. However, the good far outweighed the bad. We had delicious breakfasts at the carriage house and incredible afternoon tea at the manor. The ability to park near the town gate instead of driving into town was a big plus as the traffic got congested with tours passing through the town. Every single staff person was incredibly welcoming and delightful. We never once felt unwelcome ...something I was worried about because we were staying at the villas and not the manor. The villas have every possible convenience (especially for an American traveller). Plugs were a big plus! We shopped at the Centra right in town for groceries, so we didn't have to eat out for every meal. It was such a comfortable place to return to every day after exploring the sights! We also loved the Heritage Center...we were able to take a bus tour of the ring of Kerry right from there. I highly recommend staying here. We really hated to leave Adare for our three day extension in Dublin!

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

My husband and I spent only one night there, but was a highlight of our trip. We had a ground floor view of the River Maigue & the golf course. The service was outstanding. When we checked in we received a personal tour of the manor who also shared with us the history.

We decided to have both lunch and dinner at the Carriage House Restaurant over by the Golf Club. The food and service there was also very good and a causal atmosphere which we preferred since we didn't feel like having a formal dinner in the manor or spending the extra money. We did have after dinner drinks in the bar in the Manor and did get to experience breakfast in the Oak Room overlooking the formal gardens which was also very good. We played golf the next day which was very special. It is a must visit for anyone visiting near Limerick County, Ireland.

We were traveling on a rail pass and Mary at the Manor gave of the name and phone number of a driver who was able to pick us up and the train station, drive us to Adare and then come back the next day to pick us up and take us to our next hotel destination. If you need a driver, be sure to ask for Tim.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

We loved staying here! We stayed in the villas and at first worried that we got the short end of the deal when we saw the manor...but it was terrific. We had lots of room and amenities in the villa, and we enjoyed lunch at the carriage house, drinks at the manor bar, a spa treatment, and a private falconry lesson. Not to mention how convenient the walk was into town and as an overall home base for our trip. I highly recommend it and look forward to a return visit to Adare!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

The Villas at Adare Manor Resort are the best value in Ireland. We took our two grown children (ages 22 and 19) for a week's vacation at the resort. For the price of a room in the Manor, you can rent a three bedroom, four bath villa that is completely furnished. It also has a full kitchen and apartment-sized washer and dryer. Everyone has their own room and plenty of space to stretch out and have a little privacy. A few things to know: The Villas have their own manager/concierge named Albert...talk to him...he can arrange almost anything and book any activity at the resort. Activities are many - world class golf course, archery, falconry, spa and restaurants. Be sure to visit The Tackroom bar in the basement of the Manor. The Village of Adare itself is a wonderful place with lots of charming restaurants and pubs, parks, chapels, etc.

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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 
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Adare Manor Hotel And Golf Resort
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