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“V nice place to stay in Lahinch” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Vaughan Lodge
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Lahinch
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“V nice place to stay in Lahinch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Stayed here for only one night as part of a ( very) large party. The rooms were very good , and very clean. The hotel is close to the middle of Lahinch, the beach and golf. The food in the restaurant was great. The team in Vaughan Lodge was great and very accommodating, I would find it really hard to believe there is a better place to stay in Lahinch.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank BWD4
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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review, 27 June 2014
The reviewer did not reply to our query on whatever the issue was with the room or sleep quality. The group in question affected other guests sleep quality on their visit. Gentle Trip Advisor reader - we do not have large groups stay with us much for reasons of quality and wishing not to be a conveyor belt hotel lol
I am disappointed we did not score higher on two issues here but you will hopefully look at our record elsewhere to garner your overall view of our small select hotel.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

Traveling through Ireland in April I stayed in many different places but the stand out was the Vaughn Lodge. Nestled in a small village, it is perfect in every way. Food and wine is outstanding, rooms impeccably furnished and sparkly clean with no amenity forgotten. But it is the people who make it a five-star hotel. From the minute we walked in, a little soggy and tired we were welcome. Had a heater in my room in a minute and my coat was whisked away to a dryer. At dinner we were greeted by the owner who even took the time to help with a cranky camera.
Wish they were closer to New York. I would make an annual pilgrimage to the Holy Grail of Hotels.

Stayed April 2014
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1 Thank Claudia S
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mavaughan, Manager at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Thank you for a lovely review
It is the small things that make for a good stay and we are always hoping to provide a little extra something that might make the difference.
Clearly it has with your stay and we are honoured to be considered a Holy Grail!! lol
It might be a bit of hyperbole but we are taking a small bow anyway!!!
Michael
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SF Bay area
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We spent just 1 night but will stay longer the next time. Great location,lovely view of the coast.The rooms were nicely furnished and dinner was incredible. But…Michael,the owner,was a special addition to our visit.His friendliness and personality made us feel like we were staying at a friends home. Jack

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank jnptrvlwl
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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Hi Jack
Thanks for your kind words
The essence of hospitality is offering a home from home
we are glad you feel that way about our home here in Lahinch
Thank you!!!
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Zurich, Switzerland
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

The hotel was great, small and cozy, nothing fancy. They gave us a room nearby the restaurant that is great when you travel with a 1 year old baby. The staff is super friendly.
The highlight is the restaurant for sure, the food was incredible. The location is also quite good, 5 minutes walking distance to the town center.

Stayed April 2014
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1 Thank Pilillata
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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Thank you for sharing your experiences with us.
We love to have children stay - they are our future
See you again we hope
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Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

The Vaughan Lodge, more of a small hotel, was our favorite place to stay on a golf trip to the west of Ireland. They have a very nice bar - not a pub - off the lobby (in which we watched american football on a Sunday night). The restaurant is supposed to be quite good, but it was closed the nights we stayed. Breakfast was very nice. The rooms were comfortable, and the property is attractive and fairly new. You’re in easy walking distance of church, restaurants, shopping, and pubs, and the Lahinch Golf Course is a few blocks away. You're also a short trip from the Cliffs of Moher. We'd definitely stay here again!

Oh, and take a road trip to Ennistymon and go to Eugene's Bar. It was our top choice on the trip.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank KansanRover
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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Thank you for the recommendation.
We are sorry the restaurant was closed when you visited.
We can just about manage the five nights of fine dining being in such a small village.
The population is not big enough to support 7 nights or an extended season.

You are so right about Eugene's in Ennistymon - he shares our passion for standards and he has such a cute bar. We like to sneak off there for a beverage every so often too !!!
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Ireland
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155 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

Just back from my 2nd visit to Vaughan Lodge..and this is a short review just to say that the standards and quality remain as high as ever. Food was exquisite, customer service was second to none and i cant wait to return again next year.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Helpful?
3 Thank Pixie067
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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Thank you for the vote of confidence
After the third visit you become "family" and we invite you to give us a hand when you visit ....!!
Only joking -
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

Vaughan Lodge is a short walk to Lahinch, an extremely beautiful and challenging golf course.
The rooms were great, the bar area was warm and inviting and the staff were most delightful.
We could walk to golf, and downtown to the pubs and restaurants on the main drag.
Breakfast was a typical great Irish feast!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Bazirgan
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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
I am glad you enjoyed the trip and your stay with us.
In October we are getting tired at the end of a long season so I am always worried we will run out of steam. Clearly we had some reserve in the tank last year.
We are all taking supplements to ensure our bubbly friendliness is sustained through out 2014.
Thank you for visiting
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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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