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Review of Briar Lodge

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Briar Lodge
Ranked #9 of 25 Bunratty B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Vandalia, Ohio
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

We stayed at Briar Lodge the night before flying back to the U.S.A. out of Shannon Airport. We were warmly greeted upon arrival and Trish visited with us for several minutes before recommending shopping and places to eat. She also showed us how to use the shower. The en-suite room was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed a hot shower the next morning and our last delishious full Irish breakfast. She also gave us excellent directions to the airport.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Briar Lodge was the final B&B I stayed in during my ten day trip and it was lovely. Beautiful location and loved my room and how comfortable I felt. Trish is fantastic. She helped me plan some activities and chatted with me when I just wanted to hang out at the house. I was traveling alone and she made me feel like family.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tiana H
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Finlayson, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

Stayed at Briar Lodge June 2014 with 7 other family members. Trish was an absolute sweetheart! Home was immaculate, with nice sized rooms and very comfortable. It was one of my favorite places we stayed during our time in Ireland. Enjoyed the home cooked food and friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend staying here and would definitely stay again if I ever make it back to Ireland!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Deb O
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Coral Springs, Florida
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132 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

This B&B was our last stay before flying out the next am. The hostess greeted us at the door and was very friendly. She helped us make plans for the day (what to see, places for dinner, a pub with some good music). The B&B was beautiful and very comfortable (the bed was the most comfortable of the 5 accommodations we stayed in while in Ireland). She made sure we knew how to use the showers (each b&b had different showers and believe me getting scalded at 8am was not fun!!) and she knew our flight was departing early so she had a grab and go breakfast ready for us (6am) of scones, cereal, juices and fruits. She was a lovely hostess with a beautifully clean place and I would recommend everyone to visit while in County Clare.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MrsHinton
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Miami, Florida
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44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

We loved our stay at the Briar Lodge, Trish is an amazing hostess! she took care of every detail and always was there for any help. If you want to stay someplace wonderful near the Shannon Airport (either upon arrival or departure) THIS is the place. The facilities are great, the place is kept impecable decorated in good taste, bed is good, space is good, breakfast was amazing! Very close to the Bunratty Casttle and the Durty Nells Pub. Best way to start our honeymoon in Ireland!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Damaris C
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

My husband and I based ourselves at Briar's Lodge for 3 nights while exploring County Clare, County Limerick and part of County Kerry.
Everything was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was delicious with a range of choices. Briar's Lodge is set in a quiet location, off the beaten track but not far from anything. Hostess, Trish goes the extra mile to ensure a wonderful stay. We felt very welcome and would not hesitate to stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wendyb678
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Cincinnati
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

My wife & I found Trish, the owner of Briar Lodge, very welcoming & helpful. Room was small but very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was excellent! A little hard to find (especially at night) so I would advise to get good directions from hostess or to get GPS coordinates (not just the address). Location was excellent - very close to Bunraty Castle. Great value.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David P
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Additional Information about Briar Lodge

Property: Briar Lodge
Address: Hill Road, Bunratty, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Bunratty
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Bunratty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dormer style bungalow situated 1.5 km from Bunratty village. Quiet Cul-de-Sac. Comfortable friendly home. Ideal base for touring Clare. Tea/Coffee in all rooms. Wireless Broadband. Guest Lounge and Breakfast Menu. Recommended by Lonely Planet and Brendan Vacations. Prices: Bed and Breakfast per person sharing: 35 euro Single rate: 45-50 euro ... more   less 

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