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The Inn at Dromoland
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Kildare, Ireland
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17 reviews
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“Would never go back”
Reviewed 28 January 2011

We ended up staying there over a public holiday weekend at the beginning of May 2010 because we needed somewhere near Ennis and other than Dromoland Castle there wasn't much choice. We booked a family room for ouselves and 3 children under 6. The only positive thing I can say is that the room was spacious. Otherwise - for the price we paid - which given the date of our stay was very high it was so not worth the amount we paid. The bath didn't drain, the flow from the shower was terrible - and wasn't fixed despite several requests, the room was very tatty and tired, the pool gave me the shivers and I couldn't get the kids out quick enough terrified of what they might pick up. As it was a holiday weekend the hotel was over-run with kids racing around all day and night. I don't have a problem with day-time but I hate seeing the bars full with parents while kids and toddlers hang around the lobby and games room after midnight. I didn't expect a luxury hotel but it was worse than I expected. Maybe if I had got the room at a bargain price I would have a different attitude but we paid a lot for very little.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 January 2011

Without exception, most welcoming and helpful staff in a warm and friendly ambience, wonderful quality food and excellent service.
Fine big room, nicely furnished, warm and comfortable.
Good well-equipped leisure centre and gymnasium.
Excellent rural location with commanding views near M18 motorway interchange, set in spacious grounds with ample carparking.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 January 2011

Reminded me of going to a certain hotel in Kerry with my parents in the early 80's.The place needs a massive revamp,i suppose to some the place up in one word.....RETRO

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Inn at Dromoland
Address: Dromoland, Newmarket-on-Fergus V95 EPF5, Ireland (Formerly Clare Inn Hotel)
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Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Newmarket-on-Fergus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Newmarket-on-Fergus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Inn at Dromoland 3*
Number of rooms: 155
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on 450 acres of wooded countryside, The Inn at Dromoland features a fully equipped health & fitness club, an indoor swimming pool and newly refurbished rooms overlooking the Shannon Estuary. There is free private parking and the hotel is just 10 minutes from Shannon Airport. It is situated on the renowned Dromoland Estate and is part of the Dromoland Castle family. A range of Clare attractions are located nearby including the Dromoland Estate as well as Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Craggaunowen and Ennis town. We invite you to explore our extensive range of special offers which range from Midweek and Weekend Breaks, Family Breaks and Luxury Package Breaks.The team at The Inn at Dromoland look forward to welcoming you and ensuring you have a relaxing and enjoyable stay. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Clare Inn Hotel And Suites
Clare Hotel Newmarket-On-Fergus
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