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Bunratty Castle Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Bunratty
Cork
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16 reviews
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“Pleasant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

Stayed at the Bunratty Castle hotel for one night which was easily located a small drive away from Shannon. Durty Nelly's bar and the folk park are only a short walk away.

Room was pleasant and clean although furnishings were quite worn and AC was broken. Bar food was excellent and had a great atmosphere in the evening with the entertainment. Staff were friendly.

Wifi was accessible but unfortunately we could only pick up a weak signal in the reception and bar area. Signal was non-existent in our room.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Deirdre2011, Director of Sales at Bunratty Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 4 November 2014
Dear Tripadvisor Member

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the future.

Sincerely Regards,
The Sales Team
Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty
Co. Clare
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

This hotel has an exquisite lobby. It is simply stunning. The rooms are large and quiet and ours was actually a suite.

The surprise negative for us was some of the furniture. One sofa was so old and uncomfortable
as to prevent us from sitting in front of the TV. We wondered how a fancy place could have
such trashy furniture. As a result we could only give the hotel three stars. We wish it were othewise.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Deirdre2011, Director of Sales at Bunratty Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 4 November 2014
Dear Tripadvisor Member

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we do hope you will return to the hotel again.

Sincerely Regards,
The Sales Team
Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty
Co. Clare
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FLYING HILLS, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

We stayed here for 1 night while on a C.I.E. tour. Check in was very easy. The room was very spacious and clean. We had a heavenly king size bed, which my husband rated "the most comfortable bed in Europe". WiFi was included.
We had a chance to use the pool, which was very relaxing after a full day of travel. (You have to purchase a 5 dollar swim cap in order to use the pool).
Our check out was at 6 am and the management had a nice continental breakfast ready for us at 5 am (hot coffee, juice, fruit and cereal). We would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank ISLANDCHEZ
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Deirdre2011, Director of Sales at Bunratty Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 4 November 2014
Dear Tripadvisor Menber

I am delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay at Bunratty Castle Hotel and we truly appreciate your review and recommendation.

We all look forward to welcoming you back to visit for a longer stay with us!

Sincerely Regards,
The Sales Team
Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty
Co. Clare
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Sligo, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

I really enjoyed the stay and it is probably one of the nicest hotels around the greater Limerick area at an affordable price. Room was well appointed, complimentary wifi included and of good quality. Bar Food was excellent. Busy spot with tourists from all over the world. Hotel seems to have been renovated in recent times and, in my view, is touching on a 4-star rather than your average 3-star. I will certainly return.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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1 Thank Marcus H
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Deirdre2011, Director of Sales at Bunratty Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 4 November 2014
Dear Tripadvisor Menber

Thank you for your positive review of Bunratty Castle Hotel. We very much appreciate your feedback after your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the not too distant future.
Regards,
The Sales Team
Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty
Co. Clare
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New Albany, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

A July stay at the Bunratty Castle hotel was very comfortable and pleasant. The only reason I did not rate it excellent is that some of the furnishings in public places are quite worn.
The room had two queen beds and was clean and open. The mattress was as Goldie Locks said of baby bear's bed, "just right." The breakfast that is included in the rate was a buffet which included the makings of a "full Irish." There were also various cereals, porridge, and fruit. The buffet was kept well-stocked.
The location is very near the small shops and some good pubs. Parking is readily available in the large lot.
This is a very good place for those going to the Bunratty Folk Park and castle/

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank KentuckianaSwede
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Deirdre2011, Director of Sales at Bunratty Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 4 November 2014
Dear Tripadvisor Menber

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Bunratty Castle Hotel. We very much appreciate your feedback after your stay. I will pass on your comments to our staff members
We hope you will return to Bunratty Castle Hotel again soon

Regards,
The Sales Team
Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty
Co. Clare
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McLean, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

We expected a nicer place given the name. The first room we were shown to had no air conditioning despite our request for that. The next room was a bit shabby, as was the room our children shared. The food in the restaurant was expensive but poor quality. I've never had a tough filet mignon before that night. I actually couldn't chew it, so I just ate the sides. The Irish band that was playing in the bar was good, though, as was the Irish coffee we ordered there.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Deirdre2011, Director of Sales at Bunratty Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 24 September 2014
Dear Tripadvisor Member,

Thank you for your recent review of your stay at our Hotel. Please know that I have passed along all of your comments to our management team I also like to offer my sincere apologies that you had a negative experience. Thank you again for your review and I do hope you will allow us another opportunity to redeem ourselves.

Regards,
The Sales Team
Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty
Co. Clare
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

This was our second family holiday in the buratty castle hotel.2014 and 2012.fantastic value on rooms.obe family and one double.great bar food and lovely large comfy couches and chairs in reception areas.if i had to make any small complaint would be where breakfast was served was very warm first thing in the morning .could do with some air conditioning as hot breakfast buffet served.srill 5* from me.i will definitely be back again

  • Stayed August 2014
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2 Thank ellieholly
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Deirdre2011, Director of Sales at Bunratty Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 4 November 2014
Dear Tripadvisor Menber

Thank you for your feedback.

It is wonderful to hear you are a returning guest and had such a positive experience, and thank you for sharing your view.
Looking forward to welcoming you back to Bunratty Castle Hotel again
Regards,
The Sales Team
Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty
Co. Clare
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Property: Bunratty Castle Hotel
Address: Shannon to Limerick Road, Bunratty, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Bunratty
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Bunratty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Bunratty Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 144
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