Stayed here from 8th to 10th November on a Dealrush deal. €99 for 2 people for 2 nights B+B with a 3 course meal included.
Check-in was quick and efficient despite arriving at 11pm on Friday night. Room was big, roomy and fully equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, a plasma tv with internet. Although free on-demand movies was advertised this wasn't working the weekend I stayed. The room was toasty warm and spotlessly clean. Although the bathroom was a little dated it was fully functional and everything in working order.
The hotel has an aeronautical with vintage RAF uniforms and old ads for airlines and aeroplanes lining the corridors, interesting stuff for those with a love for all things aeronautical! Breakfast was served in the restaurant - a full Irish buffet with everything you could ask for all hot and cooked perfectly.
The dinner that was included was the real surprise of this stay. The restaurant was beautifully presented, the staff were efficient and polite and the food - amazing. I had the goats cheese starter followed by hog duo and my other half went for the barbary duck and apple tart dessert. I can honestly say I've been to restaurants that would charge the €99 just for this dinner and not present as good a meal as Pier 17 restaurant did. Both the hog and the duck were quality meat cuts, cooked to perfection and plentiful in size.
Following the meal we retired to the bar for a couple of after-dinner drinks, again staff were efficient and polite, the drinks were really reasonably priced and on the Saturday night that we were present a trad group played excellently in the bar for the enjoyment of patrons.
The hotel's location is perfect for anyone staying over for a flight from Shannon airport. It's a few minute's drive from Bunratty castle, Ennis, Ennistimon, the Ailwee caves and within 30 minute's drive of Lahinch, Doolin, Lisdoonvarna etc etc.
Just to point out I have no affiliation whatsoever with this hotel or Dealrush, just wanted to compliment the Oakwood on an excellent weekend at a simply amazing price. In my opinion, during a difficult economic time, any business like this that's really giving it everything to keep going deserves to have their hard work publicised.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Oakwood Hotel is newly refurbished hotel located less than 3 minutes from Shannon Airport. The hotel has 100 well appointed bedrooms with complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel and free parking for all guests. The hotel is the perfect place to stay for business close to local business district with 100MB Wifi and a warm relaxing newly designed Bar serving food and beverage all evening. The hotel is also the perfect base to explore the Wild Atlantic Way and its surroundings. The hotel is centrally located between Bunratty Castle & The Cliffs of Moher. The Wild Atlantic Way is just a 40 minute drive from the hotel. Bunratty Castle is a 5 minute drive from the hotel. Limerick and Ennis are less than 10 minutes from the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oak Wood Arms Shannon
- Hotel Oak Wood Arms