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Pairc Lodge B & B
Ranked #25 of 53 Doolin B&B and Inns
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McGee Crossroads, North Carolina, United States
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“Absolutely Lovely!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

We spent our first two nights here. The room was beautifully decorated, spacious and provided a fantastic view. Breakfast was delicious and the dining area was cozy with a window view of the pretty garden area. The house was exceptionally clean and well kept. Rita was warm, welcoming, and very kind. She keeps her home to the highest standards.

It took a few minutes to figure out the hot water scheme and the pressure was a little low but enough to wash my very long hair....just not in a hurry :) Of course, you shouldn't be in a hurry in Ireland anyway! I would highly recommend Pairc Lodge B&B.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

We moved between B&Bs in Doolin, and this was by far the worst. Rita simply wasn't nice and gave us a very bad vibe throughout our stay. The room was spacious and clean, however the shower was awful - we had to wait for 20 minutes (!!!) for hot water to arrive, with practically no water pressure (took me forever to wash my hair). When we gently said a word to Rita in the morning (after paying and thanking her) she said that we must have used it wrong (come on...). Furthermore, that was the only B&B we stayed at in ireland with nowhere to prepare tea. Overall, we left with a bad feeling. We recommend staying somewhere else - there are so many lovely B&Bs in Doolin who will be glad to to have you and even welcome you with a smile.

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

Pairc Lodge is a great place to stay in Doolin, very comfortable and stylishly appointed, especially considering the excellent price point. Rita's house is beautiful, spotless and decorated in contemporary style. Our bedroom had a very large window, providing lots of light, yet was super thick; you would never have known there was a street in front of the lodge. Pairc is just a block or two of the small town of Doolin, minutes from the local pub and shops. Yet it is quiet, set amidst houses and yards, and across the street from bluffs looking out to hillsides and ocean. There is lots of good walking to be had, and a quick 2 minute drive will take you to the pier, where you can catch a ferry to the Aran Islands.

Rita is a friendly and courteous house, not as extroverted as some of our other hosts in Ireland, but happy to help when asked. As a same-sex couple, we are never exactly sure what to expect when traveling abroad. Rita showed us three different rooms to choose from, one with a twin bed and two with a double bed. We certainly wouldn't have mind if she asked more directly, but that was a polite enough way to make sure we had the accommodations we wanted, and we appreciated that she didn't automatically direct us to two twin beds.

The breakfast room is beautiful and light-filled, looking out onto a patio with lovely flowers.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2011

This is a wonderful B&bB in a gorgeous part of the country Its our second trip here and the place goes from strength to strength. The place is so clean you could eat off the floor! Rita is a great host - hard to find now adays...we will be back.

Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2010

We chanced upon this B&B - it's about the last one on the road to the Aran Island ferries from Doolin. We cosidered it a key Find of our trip.
The owners treated us like cousins, and we had a great chat with them one evening. We enjoyed the huge and sunny living room and conservatory available for guests' use, and also enjoyed the location that was away fromt he commercial bustle of Lisdenvarna) and yet allowed short walk to local Doolin pubs (trad irish music) and local shops. Just a picturesque stroll (or short drive) to Aran Island Ferries, where we took the Inisheer Island trip that came back beneatht he Cliffs of Moher, and can highly recommend that). When I subsequwntly discovered I had left behind my rain jacket, Rita (owner of the B&B) kindly posted it to my cousin in Dublin - definitely a host to remember.
If I was returning tho the area, I'd defintiely tsay there again, but I'd book first (they have a webiste) , as they have only about 5 guest rooms.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Michigan, USA
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2010

Rita and Patrick's place is just up the street from O'Conner's Pub, you can walk downtown (which is a small town in Doolin). It is quiet and very comfortable. I had my 83 year old mother with me and we were treated just like family. They wouldn't let us take our luggage to the room (they got it there for us), they made us tea when we arrived and told us to relax. Breakfast was amazing. I love how they serve it HOT. (also choices of cereal, etc. if you wanted) The family is very personable and friendly but our privacy was always preserved. The bus stop is just down the road and they were helpful in letting us know what the schedule was (also of the ferries to the Aran Islands and the Cliff of Moher sights). We made a return trip to Doolin to stay at the Pairc Lodge knowing it was so good, before we headed for Shannon the next day to fly back to the states.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2010

A group of 6 of us were traveling in Western Ireland and decided to stay in Doolin due to it's great access to the area both by ground and ferry. Ended up at the Pairc Lodge B&B, where we were kindly received by Rita, the hostess.
The place is conveniently located near some popular pubs, and at a short walk to the ferry, yet well isolated from noise and traffic. The house is spacious, clean an airy, well lit, key in rainy weather. The furniture and decoration are lovely and cozy yet very classy and uncluttered. The living and reading rooms are quite nice and we spend quite a few hours having fun there. We used 3 rooms total and all of them were large, neat, well furnished, clean and equipped. The beds are comfortable, large and nicely equipped with large fluffy pillows and comforters. The owners living space is well separated from the guests and there is a lovely, large and modern kitchen in between, where a wonderful breakfast is prepared. Rita actually went to the market and got salmon for us after discovering we liked it with our eggs in the morning.

Every time we needed anything, the Rita or Pat were ready to hep, and this included wine glasses one evening, antiseptic cream for blisters I got hiking in The Burren, information on places to go or things to do. We extended our stay two times and there was absolutely no fuss or trouble about fickleness.

So I would recommend this place to anyone as a great place to relax an have a good time.
They take only cash, a wise thing nowadays. We found our shower drain upstairs was a bit slow, and a window handle was a bit lose, but anything out of place was quickly fixed.

I read with dismay a previously posted slightly critical comment. We found no evidence of scantily clad Easter European ladies in the place. Rita's helper, a Eastern European girl, was properly dresses at all times. The family dog was mostly in the backyard and bothered no one. What one person considers "nudity", another thinks is Summer attire, get a life! If a person want an impersonal, steril experience, interacting with no one, go to a large hotel and stay away from B&Bs.

Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Pairc Lodge B & B
Address: Doolin, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
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Ranked #25 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Doolin
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Number of rooms: 6
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