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Rathbaun Hotel
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Lisdoonvarna
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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
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“Welcoming and reasonable”
Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

We arrived in Lisdoonvarna not aware that September is matchmaking month and rooms are not easy to get on short notice. After stopping at a couple expensive hotels we stumbled upon the Rathbaun Hotel. The owner was very friendly and helpful suggesting places to see and music venues in town. The rooms were very nice- clean, comfortable, and homey. Breakfast in the morning was excellent and our waitress was exceptionally helpful and friendly. I would recommend this as a great place to stay while in the area!

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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JohnRathbaun, Owner at Rathbaun Hotel, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Thank you for staying with us. We are delighted that you had such a good time. Best wishes, Lynn and John
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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

After staying for 2 nights for the matchmaking festival in the hotel. I was horrified the way the owners treat their staff in front of guests. We were having a lovely lunch and one of the owners started shouting in front of everyone at a young girl. It was terrible to witness this type of abuse to a member of staff. The worst thing was she was most likely a student or a foreigner. This reflects badly on my country and on the Irish people in general.

We had witnessed a few occasions of the staff being treated badly and humiliated in front of customers. This is a place I would not like to go back to as we felt very uncomfortable and not welcome. Also the food there was below normal standard. As an Irish person who has travelled the country far and wide I am without doubt never coming to come back to Lisdoonvarna because of the bad experience I have had here for 3 days.

In my opinion avoid this Hotel Like !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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JohnRathbaun, Owner at Rathbaun Hotel, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
We have great staff who get great training here.
Health and safety are paramount for our customers and staff if an accident has to be avoided as in this case then I will raise my voice to avoid as serious accident.
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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

I and my 2 friends had a brilliant stay with john and lynn and all the wonderful musicians the food was excellent and the rooms spotless made 2 feel very much at home by all the staff would recommend this hotel 2 every 1 I no and hope 2 return some time in the future the people couldn't do enough for u and were a mine of information about what 2 do and see in the area really had a wonderful stay at this hotel rooms very comfortable and spotless and the music was fantastic and the gift shop was great 2 thank u very much john and lynn hope 2 c u again Gwyneth from banbridge in co. down n. Ireland

Room Tip: will stay here again food excellent good company and pleasant really feels like home thank you for m...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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JohnRathbaun, Owner at Rathbaun Hotel, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Thank you for taking time to write a review, it is appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed staying here so much.
Thank you and best wishes, Lynn and John
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Drumconrath, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We arrived to a lovely warm welcome even though we were too early for check in. Our cases were taken care of and we were shown our rooms, which were in the process of being made up. We were given directions to Doolin where we planned to spend the afternoon, and given all the information we needed. On our return in late afternoon our bags were in our rooms which were airy and comfortable. That evening there was a free session of four hours of live traditional music lasting until midnight, after which we slept very soundly. Our rooms faced the street but there was no noise to disturb us.

The staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful and I shall definitely stay here next time I am in Lisdoonvarna.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2013

We stayed in the Rathbaun Hotel, Lisdoonvarna and were really delighted with the friendly service, comfortable room and the food served to us (dinner and breakfast) was simply delicious. Our twin bedroom towards the back of the hotel was directly over the bar however the great Irish music finished at 12am and we retired to our bedroom and enjoyed a wonderful night's sleep. Our bedroom and bathroom were very clean with flat screen tv, tea making facilities with a great supply of tea bags/ coffee and biscuits should one wished to make a cuppa. We only stayed one night as we were touring around West Clare but we will return to this hotel again to experience the wonderful hospitality of Lynn and John who are very hardworking with the interest and comfort of their guests a priority.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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CARACAS
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5 reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2013

We stayed for just one night but should have stayed longer! The owners are incredible hosts, felt at home from the moment we set foot on the hotel. We arrived around 9 30 pm and found an excelent atmosphere with live tipical Irish music. I had the feeling that by the time we checked in and droped suitcases in the room and headed downstairs, the kitchen might have been closed (it was 10 30 pm by then). But Lynn treated us to a delicious dinner with smoked salmon, irish stew, cold beer and live music. They were very helpfull with sugestions as where to go and general indications.
If you plan on going to Lisdoonvarna, you would be a fool not staying at the Rathbaun !
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Edward De Veer
Venezuela

Room Tip: Our room was on top of the hall, and could clearly hear the music but it stops at 12. Besides, with...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Tredegar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Stayed at the Rathbaun Hotel for two nights, met by Sinead and the owner who made us more than welcome, taken to our room and advised what was going on locally. Told we could take a ferry to the Aran Islands and return via the Cliffs of Moher from Doolin which is 5km from Lisdoonvarna ( a great experience) Music in the lounge every night, (people from other hotels come for the music) a great place to stay and lovely people, would stay here agan.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Rathbaun Hotel
Address: Main Street, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Lisdoonvarna
Amenities:
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Lisdoonvarna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Rathbaun Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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