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Vaughan Lodge
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Lahinch
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, CA
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

Very nice hotel room in this small town. Perfect for visiting the Cliffs of Moher. Best breakfest we had while in Ireland. Very short walk to town for meals or great food on site. Highly recommend this property if you want a great location for a night.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank L2KLosAngeles_CA
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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review, 19 May 2013
Thank you for an appreciative review
Breakfast is a really important meal and we like to put an effort in. Mostly its me, Michael Vaughan cooking breakfast but often Christian will step in if I am away on other business. Either way we are stoked up now to continue with the efforts to make great breakfasts for our guests.
Go raibh maith agat ( Thank you in our native irish !!)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Over There
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013 via mobile

Checked in at 2.30 with the intention of heading out for the evening. The room was so comfortable we didn't leave until check out the next morning! I don't golf but if I did this is the perfect hotel. A couple of minutes walk from the village and the golf course. The service was professional and friendly. The only thing I didn't like was a photo of Bertie Ahearne in the bar. The weekend away was to try and forget about the mess this country is in. I didn't need to see the smug face of one of the chief architects of the mess to remind of it. But that's a personal gripe! :)

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank flightless
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mavaughan, Manager at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review, 10 May 2013
Thanks for the review
Our lounge has a couple of mementos of my time as a hotelier to personalise the space
Just in case anyone thinks I have a portrait of Bertie like the Pope up on the wall (lol,) I have a nice photo including myself, the bold Bertie, Ex US president George Bush and others taken in Dromoland Castle many years ago. May of my American guests enjoy it and it was a historic moment. By the way, it is not on the wall, it is inside a book case!!! Read what you will into that!!
At least it provokes some banter among guests - as you can see from this review
Im gald the overall visit was enjoyable
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Powell, Ohio
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18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

11 of us on a golf trip stayed at the Vaughan Lodge in Lahinch for two nights in July, 2012. The Lodge is the perfect size - big enough for all the amenities you expect for a larger hotel and small enough to get the focus and attention from a family owned business.

Its only a 5 minute walk to Lahinch golf club. We walked, with our clubs in tow.

Its also only a 5 minute walk into town. Lahinch is small but still has a fair share of good pubs and restaurants.

Food was excellent at Vaughan especially the breakfast (included in room). Of the 5 hotels we stayed in during our trip, Vaughan had the best spread for breakfast and the most variety.

It has a very nice bar and lounge area in the hotel and they are willing to keep it open late for the guests.

The rooms were quite large and all were en-suite. Plenty of water pressure. Wifi worked very well.

All in all, a great stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ddcta
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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review, 10 May 2013
Thank you for such positive comment
We are not entirely a golf hotel but at times golfers are in a majority
We have a small enough place to offer quality in a seasonal place where it is often hard to maintain standards due to the vagaries of the weather and location.
Our great team here at Vaughan Lodge are delighted to serve and when it is appreciated it is a great moment
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47 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2012

We stayed at Vaughan lodge for one night only in mid October.I have to say it was a great stay,staff were very friendly upon arrival and were happy to answer any questions.The room was extremely spacious,bed very comfy..only one small thing which was no tea/coffee facilities in room but nothing major to worry about.Although it was coming to the end if season in lahinch,it was very quiet around the town and hotel which was a nice change rather than hustle and bustle.Our stay was very pleasant at Vaughan Lodge and would most definitely recommend this hotel to anybody travelling down the area of lahinch..overall the hotel is excellent,friendly people,lovely rooms and will return in the future if in the area!! :-)

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Blaino316
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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review, 10 May 2013
Thank you for the kind words
It made it easier to reopen after the long winter knowing we achieved our goal when you stayed
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Chicagoland
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70 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

Our second stay at Vaughn Lodge proved to be just as good as our first visit in 2009. Clean, comfortable, quiet and walking distance to restaurants/shopping/golf, we had a most relaxing stay. If ever back to this part of Ireland, we will certainly return to Vaughn Lodge.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Beatrice189
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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review, 10 May 2013
I spoke recently to an owner who had a disaster the second time round with a revisiting guest!!
Hero to zero is not a space we like to be in as hoteliers.
It is so heartening to learn that we managed to be consistent
Thank you
Thanks to Martina, Breeda, Shane, Linda, Dorota, Dan, Paul, Kelli and the team of 2012
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259 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

the best thing about the lodge? meeting michael, the owner and the bonus of getting to meet the family....such a welcoming place, but with a quest of excellence that is achieved!!! the front desk staff (not family but working family) was so excellent!!!! after a few not so great front desk experiences on this trip this was doubly appreciated.

aside from the service and true concerned guest care, the hotel also has a great lounge, delicious breakfast, huge room, lovely tv and an 110 outlet!! loved the art and make sure to see the humorous prints in the lounge.

had heard great things about the restaurant but it was closed...boo hoooo...however we got a great recommendation to a nearby place for dinner...they always look out for you the vaughans!

make sure to wander out back and visit the donkey and garden where some of the hotel's food is grown...lovely views as well...don't miss this place!!!

Room Tip: ask for one with a view....
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lkrocks
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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review, 10 May 2013
For a minute I read the headline as meaning that you must stop visiting a friend!!
What had we done I was thinking!!!
It is such an honour to receive a mention as this
Thank you from all of us in Lahinch
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

Spent a saturday night here in late summer. Room was fine but pretty standard for this level.
The restaurant was seriously good for a relatively small hotel. Pleasant bar area as well.Overall a sense of a well run establishment with high standards of service.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DublinFussyfellow
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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review, 20 October 2012
Thanks for the kind words. Our hotel is seasonal which makes it twice as tough as a year round hotel to keep standards. It's like opening a new hotel each season. I'm glad you enjoyed the stay especially given your pen name lol!!
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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