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“You will always feel welcome at Vaughan Lodge”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Vaughan Lodge

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Vaughan Lodge
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Lahinch
Certificate of Excellence
Virginia
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“You will always feel welcome at Vaughan Lodge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Stayed at Vaughan Lodge for the second time and it will always be one of our favorite places in Ireland. The proximity to Lahinch Golf Club is convenient and the ability to walk into Lahinch is very good for shopping and entertainment. There's no reason to leave Vaughan Lodge for meals...nothing compares with the high level of cuisine that you'll experience and the cozy bar is a delight. We were leaving for Shannon after playing golf and had experienced "true Irish" weather that day (slightly drowned to say the least). We had already checked out but were going back to pick up our bags. Without hesitation, the receptionist asked if we wanted to take warm showers...it was just so thoughtful but we were already dried off and ready to get on the road. True Irish hospitality at its best!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review, 4 September 2013
Thank you for writing such a kind note on Trip Advisor
We are small enough to offer an extra little service than larger hotels.
It is one of the best rewards a hotelier can experience when a guest returns and is as delighted on their return as they were when they departed.
Your tip is a good one but just to note that we do not advertise views or charge for them.
A neighbour obliterated three lovely views when they constructed a house near us so a view can be a fleeting thing.....lol
Having said that, it is always worth a request !!
Thank you again
Michael, Maria, Daniel and Ciallann
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

I stayed here with my mum for three nights and ate in the restaurant 2 nights last month.

The small hotel is very well run, rooms an excellent standard and service top class.

The bar is lovely and cosy and very welcoming. The restaurant was busy the two nights and service top class. The fish was to die for and nothing was an issue with waitress (from Cork who's name escapes me) was so perceptive as she copped I was in really pregnancy stages with nausea and suggested options suitable! Such a nice lady and so welcoming.

I would certainly stay again but I have two prices of advice for the hotel- one look at your starter options, a pregnant lady had little to choose from with lots of shell fish and fois gras! I have to add though when I asked for
Melon it was served beautifully! Secondly consider playing music in the reception area as on entry it does not reflect the warm welcome the hotel presents.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank JDowling_12
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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review, 4 September 2013
Thank you for your review and the pieces of advice for us.
The very best of luck with your pregnancy from us all
Breda served you when you stayed.
My Dad always said the best music in a hotel was the sound of happy guests in banter and the sound of the welcome from the staff. I will mull over music in the lobby.... ....maybe!
The restaurant of course is advertised as a seafood restaurant but we are always happy to accommodate other requests. We do have Soup, Goats Cheese, a Salad and a Rabbit Terrine as alternative starters and there is always Melon as a back-up.
If you have a special dietary requirement it is best to let us know in advance.
The menu is available to read each day from 1.00pm and we will even email it in advance to give guests an idea of what may be in store when they arrive.
We would love to ensure guests have as much choice as possible from our menu.
A bit of advance notice will always ensure a good result.
All in all, thank you for your business and advice - It is only a committed guest that will offer a business the benefit of their experience and we are honoured to receive any words that will assist us in delivering good hospitality and care
Michael
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Oceanside, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

Stayed at the the lodge our first night in Ireland, Right around the corner from Lahinch Golf Club.
Wonderful dinner. Incredible full Irish breakfast. The food is obviously local, and you can taste the difference! Staff was extremely friendly, and helpful. After a round of golf, the shower was like having a massage! Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review, 4 September 2013
We are glad that you enjoyed our small hotel.
Yes, you are right that the food is sourced and prepared with every care to ensure that it is to a high standards when you are ready to be served.
we hope you may come back to us again
Michael
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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

This was our 4th visit to Vaughan Lodge, and it remains one of our favorite places in Ireland. Everything about Vaughan's is excellent from its lodging, its friendliness, and most importantly, its restaurant. After a challenging day on the links it is very relaxing to come back to Vaughan's for a pint of Guinness and an exceptional dinner.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review, 30 August 2013
Thank you John
Lets hope that trip number 5 will be the best yet!!
We are grateful for your custom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Vaughan Lodge is a wonderful small hotel located within easy walking distance of the center of lovely Lahinch and within sight of the world famous Lahinch Gold Club. From the moment you walk in the door, it is obvious that you are a welcome and apppreciated guest. The staff, all the way up to Michael Vaughan, will make you feel like family. The Irish are known for their hospitality but this place is very special. The rooms are well-appointed, large, quiet and comfortable. The bar area is exceptionally beautiful. The restaurant served us what we all agreed was our best meal in all of Ireland during a visit that featured many well-known and highly rated restaurants. I have encountered comparable service only one other place in my travels (Hamanasi Resort in Belize). Do yourself a huge favor if you are in County Clare and stay at the Vaughan Lodge and EAT THERE. If it was possible to give six stars, this hotel would get that rating from me.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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mavaughan, General Manager at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review, 4 September 2013
Thank you for the recommendation
We are all thrilled to learn that we served you beyond your expectations.
It is such a reward for us to read your review
Many thanks
Michael
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Wabasha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

Michael Vauhgan, a fourth generation hotelier, and his staff, which he treats as family, present a fantastic dining and lodging experience. We had an unbelievable meal, waited on by staff that blew us away with their experience and friendliness. The rooms are extremely comfortable and spacious with the desired accommodations travelers are looking for. The library/lounge off the lobby area is comfortable and relaxing. This is highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review, 30 August 2013
Thank you James for your vote of appreciation.
We will work even harder now to keep the standards
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Pacifica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

I did not stay at the Vaughan Lodge, they were fully booked when I rolled in at 11:00pm 8th August, 2013 randomly looking for a place to sleep.

Still, I received a very warm welcome and much needed assistant from an amazing young lady attending the check-in desk by the name of Ilona. Between answering room service requests from guests, not only did Ilona take the the time to search for accommodation for me, but when every on-line search turned up no results, on a hunch she telephoned another facility a few minutes away and was able to secure a room for me, last minute, and at a reduce rate!! She then printed out directions for me to ensure I wouldn't get lost in the middle of the night.

Ilona, you are a *STAR* and Vaughan Lodge is fortunate to have you!

A personal and heart-felt Thank You to you!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review, 30 August 2013
Ylonah is a star and represents what we are about at Vaughan Lodge and what we try to achieve whether you stay with us or have some interaction with us on your visit to Lahinch.
We are lucky to have each other is how I would like to think the equation works!!

Stand out Ylonah and take a bow.... you deserve it!!
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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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