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Vaughan Lodge
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Reviewed 26 July 2009

We stayed for one night and were at home immediately. The rooms are bright and very comfortable with attention to every detail you could wish for. We asked for coffee to our bedroom and were served immediately with tea and homemade shortbread(a winner!)
The food is five star and the restaurant was buzzing. All staff were efficient and friendly and advised well on social loife in Lahinch The owner /manager Michael Vaughan is attentive to all his guests and was present for both dinner and breakfast.
We will return to Lahinch and will stay at Vaughans forever.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 July 2009

If you travel frequently for work, this hotel will fit right in with what you are used to. It reminded me of a nice Crowne Plaza or Hilton-- the room was nice, modern, and clean; same with the bathroom. It was quite large too. However, like most business hotels, it was totally lacking in charm. Even the enlarged photos taken by the owner did not help. It was also totally overpriced in general (170e) and also as compared to other Ireland hotels (already fairly pricey). Since it's a perfect place from which to base a visit to the Burren, Cliffs of Moher and Doolin, they can continue to command the price. Overall, I would probably try to find a cheaper place but if the price were right here, I would stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2009

Vaughan Lodge was designed mainly to cater for the golfing fraternity that visit Lahinch and it is a little masculine in decor. We would never class oursleves as a "Business Hotel" and at 22 rooms we are a little small for that moniker. We call it a designer country town house and most people agree with that. What we are not is a twee country inn or hideaway lodge. On prices, we have 5 months with which to trade and pay off our bills and that means we cannot offer bargain basement rates. Our prices reflect the quality we offer, our great service and friendly staff and that we are family run. Most of our business is repeat guests or recommendations by guests who have stayed so I guess a lot of people do like what we have produced here in Lahinch!

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Reviewed 30 June 2009

We had booked one night at the Vaughan Lodge for my husband's birthday weekend with our small children. The welcome was very pleasant and genuine - doesn't happen too often nowadays. Our room was spotlessly clean and decorated to a high standard. With two small children, we didn't feel that the very lovely looking and quite formal restaurant was suitable. But breakfast was great - lots of choice (although the fruit selection was a little sparse and tired) My one gripe is that some parts of the hotel (outside tables and bathroom) had not been cleaned and hand towels etc. were not replaced after the evening restaurant service which meant that things looked a little 'hungover' at breakfast. But all in all a great place to stay and explore a beautiful region.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with family
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mavaughan, Owner at Vaughan Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2009

The comment on the public toilet towels not being removed and refreshed early in the morning and the two outdoor tables cleaned is accepted. We would normally attend to these matters as a routine before 7am. Any review is just a snapshot of an hotel and our standards are normally very high throughout. We obviously neglected the loos and outdoors on the early shift. Even the best places can slip up at times and we can only endeavour to redouble our efforts and continue to meet the high standards of trip advisor members in the future. Our thanks to the trip advisor members for helping us maintain standards. One comment from an owner would be that it is always helpful to hear these comments first hand in person rather than have to wait for a review to be placed.

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Reviewed 13 June 2009

Stayed only one night in May but would have been perfectly happy to stay longer had our itinerary permitted. Room quite spacious and comfortable, bathroom spotless, nice sitting area to one side. Situated at one end of the village, the hotel is walking distance to shopping/restaurants/pubs. We did not dine at the restaurant but if the breakfast is an indicator of the quality of the food, dinner would have been a delight. Front desk staff friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Beatrice189
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Reviewed 11 June 2009

My husband and I stayed a the VL for the June Bank Holiday Weekend. We chose the hotel based on the reviews here on TA. The hotel is immaculate. The toilets were the cleanest I have ever seen on my travels! The staff were very pleasant, check in took all of 5mins. We had dinner on our first evening and it was an enjoyable experience. Though our steaks that were ordered 'well done', did arrive 'medium rare' Once this was pointed out, we recieved an apology and the problem was dealt with. The hotel is in a great location, quiet and just two minutes from the centre of things, Lahinch can be a very busy noisy place, filled with stags, hens and mostly young people having fun, but its still well worth a visit. All in all the hotel is everything that the previous reviewers have said, except that maybe the Sea view from the restaurant is a slight exaggeration, there is a distant sea view, from maybe just one table and it is a very distant one! We liked VL so much, we booked it when we were leaving for my daughter and her husband, (anniversary present) for the following weekend, and they had a very enjoyable stay as well.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Anna M
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