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Vaughan Lodge
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Lahinch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 August 2011

Friendly, helpfull, no-nonsense help at the reception. A lot of attention to details. Great sense of humor. Cozy, relax and classic bar. Make reservation in advance if you want to dine there, it gets filled quickly on week ends.
Wouls go back there anytime.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

Spent 2 nights at the Vaughan Lodge and really enjoyed it. Staff were friendly, multi-tasking and smiling. Very clean and modern rooms. Although the hotel is small, the rooms are not.
Easy walk into Lahinch and a great location from which to explore Clare.
When checking out we highlight that one of the hot breakfast charges was not on the bill but the receptionist (who had also helped serve breakfast) said 'sure it was only a sausage and two rashers, that doesn't count'. Not a big price difference, but part of the big service difference that this hotel offers. Thank you.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 August 2011

Stayed here for a couple of nights mid-week. Really good quality boutique-style location - a lot of effort has been put in to the rooms, the restaurant and the bar area. From the outside it does however look a little bleak - perhaps more could be done to soften the rough edges of the front entrance/carpark area to make it match the fine finish of the interior?

Overall, the service and attention to detail was great - some really warm and friendly staff (special mention to Breda in the restaurant in the evening who provided great service and a most charming personality), some a little colder but 100% professional in how they work and there is obvious and reflected pride in their work in the Lodge.

Rooms are modern and well appointed - the location is slightly removed from the centre of town (a 5 minute walk at most) but it benefits from being that little bit quieter at night time.

Top of the bill - the food!! Really excellent at breakfast and especially at dinner time - we really loved it and would highly recommend the restaurant to those who stay in the Lodge or who are elsewhere in Lahinch. It is not a cheap eat but the execution of the food was excellent on both nights we ate in the restaurant.

We wish all the staff in Vaughn Lodge good luck for the future - I think that this is the higher-budget place to stay in Lahinch and I hope that you get the recognition, guests and business that all your good efforts deserve.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

Sayed here with my wife and daughter as part of a mini tour of Ireland. Lots good about this hotel but would highlight the food and the staff as worthy of very high praise. Nothing was too much trouble for reception and restaurant staff - they definitely went the extra mile to look after us. The restaurant food was the best we had the whole holiday - and we ate in some very good restaurants! We had dinner here on one night and that was probably worth the trip on its own.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

Granted this is not a high rise, citified property but the hotel lives up to every possible need along with the friendliest staff, a working owner Michael who is so kind and giving to his clientele and rooms that are spacious, beautifully appointed and clean. The Chef is complimented as well for producing outstanding fares for breakfast and dinner alike....their desserts are knock out good. This was the only property that we stayed in that was not rated a five star hotel....it is rated as a four star, but for our family, Vaughan Lodge is the perfect ten!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

I stayed here with some friends and we found it Better to book online than with Hotel Direct as there are some great deals online. We arrived and were greeted by the Receptionist Martina who was very nice and friendly. We were thrilled with our room as there were 3 of us and they had 3 single beds.. It was missing tea and Coffee which would have been handy but thats only very minor and they were easy to get from the Bar. This Hotel was a Very very short walk from the town. We were giving some great ideas of things to do the next day by Paul the Night Porter/Barman who was very friendly and chatty. Breakfast was Lovely both mornings and even tho we were slightly late arriving down on the second morning we were greeted with a smile. If and when i go to Lahinch again i will 100% be staying in this hotel. It was friendly, Quite, Spacious and the staff were all very helpful..

Room Tip: There didnt seem to be a Room Service menu but when we asked we got some Sandwiches so make sure and...
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 August 2011

Stayed in vaughans lodge for 2 nights and it was just perfect. Booked it through booking.com and got a great price for a triple room b&b. The room was lovely - spacious, clean and had a great shower. The breakfast is great with loads of variety. The staff were very helpful and pleasant, especially the barman Paul. We had a few drinks after coming from dinner downtown and Paul was very friendly and gave us great advice in things to see and do in the area. My only complaint is that there was no tea and coffee making facility in the room. But that's it, Vaughan lodge was great value and the perfect place to relax in lahinch.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Additional Information about Vaughan Lodge

Address: Ennistymon Road, Lahinch, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Lahinch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Lahinch
Price Range: £114 - £188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vaughan Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 star designer lodge hotel with 22 bedrooms. Situated overlooking Lahinch Golf Links and the Atlantic Ocean. Purpose built in 2005 and run by 4th generation local hotel family. Host Michael and Maria Vaughan - Seafood Restaurant ( open normallly Tuesday night to Saturday night - please check at time of booking ), Lounge, Free broadband, spacious accommodations, Drying Room, Putting Green, Free Car parking. Open March to November ... more   less 
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