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The Hydro Hotel
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Lisdoonvarna
Certificate of Excellence
ireland
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“excellent. Don't let negative gripes put you off'”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

My husband, Myself and our twin grand-daughters( age 5) stayed at this hotel on the August Bank Holiday weekend. We had bought a groupon at a great price. When I looked at the reviews prior to going, I was expecting a disaster of a weekend. What a surprise. We were greeted very warmly at reception and addressed by name before we even said who we were. We had a family room which was spacious, warm and clean. It had a double bed and 2 singles. All the staff we met were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Great music on in the evening. Breakfast has been reviewed as being terrible. What rubbish. There was a good choice of cereal, full irish breakfast, scrambled or poached eggs, loads of brown bread and toast, tea coffee and the children were offered hot chocolate.What more could you want? Restaurant staff were exceptionally nice, especially to the kids. All in all, a great hotel and wonderful staff. I would have no hesitation in returning to this hotel and thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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ManagementHydro, Manager at The Hydro Hotel, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we thank you for such a positive feedback on our staff, customer service, rooms and breakfast experience.

Thank you for recommendation and we would be glad to welcome you and your family back.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Stayed here one night and found the staff friendly efficient and multilingual in dealing with throngs of coach parties from. Germany and elsewhere
Food well cooked and served by cheerful waiters / waitresses

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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ManagementHydro, Manager at The Hydro Hotel, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we thank you for such a positive feedback on our staff. We have a great team of staff members who are committed to their work and we always make sure that the comments reach every department.

We are also glad that you have enjoyed our food and customer service overall.

Thank you again and we wish you all the best!

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I stayed here with my daughter, we booked it before deciding what we wanted to do with our two days in Clare. The location is very handy as you are close to the Burren and also to the Doolin/Cliffs of Moher area or Lehinch and the drive south along the coast.
It is a big old fashioned hotel. The staff were exceptionally helpful when we arrived and the bed room was large with very comfortable beds. Breakfast was somewhat limited and served not self service but there were plenty of extra helpings of coffee, toast and orange juice offered to us. All in all a good place to stop off and spend a night on your travels.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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ManagementHydro, Manager at The Hydro Hotel, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we thank you for a positive feedback regarding our hotel location, friendly staff and customer service, room quality and breakfast experience.

Thank you again for sharing your experience with us and all the best!

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Springvale
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Booked this hotel for a convenient location to see the Cliffs of Moher then zoom into Galway next day. In that regard it was on track. However thats about where the good news ends. This has been a magnificent grand hotel in years passed, and it is still a fantastic building in great condition, but sadly it doesnt have any irish charm. All the staff are efficient and polite europeans and english is not their first language, that was OK except it was hard to communicate at times. If you intend to stay here it is important to know the hotel is set up to cater for german bus tours, lots of buses We were classed as "casuals" so we were the second class passengers. We had to be squeezed into the dining room around the crowd of bus travellers and the food was prepared in bulk to a limited menu choice. Our dinner was OK but our steak was 20 euro and the bus guests steaks were 10 euro. No real problem except we all got the same meal cooked a few hours previously. Breakfast was much worse at it had been prepared much earlier and was the worst meal I have been served up in Ireland. In summary, great old charming building with good rooms. But try not to eat there you will not be welcome in the bustling and efficient eastern european run dining machine

  • Stayed July 2014
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ManagementHydro, Manager at The Hydro Hotel, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. We are glad to hear that you liked the location of our hotel which is a great base to explore the local attractions such as Cliffs of Moher, Burren, Connemara, Lahinch, Doolin, Fanore, Ballyvaughan and many more.

We welcome many groups of different nationalities to our hotel- from Germany, Austria, Ireland, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Italy and many more. We also host many individual travellers as well and we make no difference among our guests.

We have a great team of committed members working with us. We are open to everyone who is interested in working with us and we consider ourselves as an equal opportunity employer nevertheless nationality or cultural background. We have an efficient team members from all over the world; from West, South, East and Central Europe, Asia, South Africa and South America.

Thank you again for sharing your experience with us and all the best!

Kind regards,
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Bundoran, Ireland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Just spent a very enjoyable weekend in this family run hotel.. Lovely friendly staff, [they even rang us to the room to remind us that breakfast was nearly over."hurry up or ye,ll miss it" !] nice evening meal, great location in the heart of the town and near all the famous sight-seeing areas. . It was a pleasure to stay here and listen to fantastic music too.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ManagementHydro, Manager at The Hydro Hotel, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for such a positive feedback regarding our staff. We have a great team of staff members who are committed to their work and try every day to ensure the guests are happy.

We highly appreciate your positive feedback on dining experience and hotel location which is a great base to explore nearby local attractions such as Cliffs of Moher, Burren, Connemara, Lahinch, Doolin, Fanore, Ballyvaughan and many more. And we are glad that you enjoyed Skadoonvarna music festival as well!

Thank you again and all the best!

Kind regards,
Management
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

I stayed for two nights with my son,and from the moment we arrived the staff were so helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and spacious,and the en suite was modern with a walk in shower.
We had the breakfast both mornings and on the second morning we were late, but the staff made time for us which was excellent. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

Jude says thanks for the lolly Spiela

  • Stayed July 2014
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Thank David H
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ManagementHydro, Manager at The Hydro Hotel, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. We are very happy to hear that you had a nice stay with us and that our staff made your stay even more memorable. We always strive to make our guests feel welcomed and comfortable by going extra mile at any time.

Thank you kindly for your recommendation and all the best to you and to ‘always smiling’ Jude!

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Wexford, Ireland
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Although the grand entrance and reception/lounge infer a much higher rating, this hotel is only 3 star. For that you get a once grand 19th century hotel impeccable cleanliness and a friendly staff.
Our room was newly refurbished and was on the first floor over the entrance. There was(unexpectedly) wifi. a large flat screen tv, comfortable beds (one double and one single), and a smallish ensuite with walk in shower. Only draw back with the room was that the three tour buses per night were parked directly underneath our window and the engines were often left running. There was also a lot of noise from passengers, and the unloading of suitcases etc. I suppose that if we had been early risers like the mainly German passengers this wouldn't have worried us at all!
Linen was changed frequently but the towels were very thin.
We had breakfast on the three mornings and there was adequate staff in the pleasant dining room. However you could be asked up to three times for your order. Unfailingly pleasant, staff were a bit like headless chickens. Full Irish wasn't great - as noted by previous travellers the food had been waiting around for a while. However the toast was warm, golden and plentiful, and tea/coffee were faultless and replenished frequently.
We counted at least 8 different nationalities amongst the staff and they were all friendly and enjoyed a chat.
We used a Groupon for two nights here, and paid the normal rate of €75 per room for the third night.
Amazing value. Would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014
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ManagementHydro, Manager at The Hydro Hotel, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us and that we have reached your expectations regarding cleanliness of rooms and facilities, our friendly international staff and customer service overall.

We always take the guest feedback as an opportunity to continuously improve and we would like to thank you again for the constructive review and positive feedback on value for money.

Thank you again for sharing your experience with us and all the best!

Kind regards,
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Property: The Hydro Hotel
Address: Main Street, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Lisdoonvarna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Lisdoonvarna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hydro Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 110
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