I had a hard time finding lodging in Doolin because of the bank holiday weekend, but Rita had three rooms available for us (3 couples traveling together).
She asked us to tell her when we were going to arrive, and since we were driving all the way from Dublin that day, I told her a bit later, like 8 pm. No problems with that...until we didn't leave the Dublin area until after 7 pm. We called and said that we would be later than expected, and that was still not a problem. I was feeling bad, because I knew that this was a B&B, not a hotel with staff paid to stay up all night for wayward travelers. We finally arrived about 12:45, and were met by Rita's husband. He was extremely cordial, especially for being kept up for half the night.
We got settled in to 3 ground floor rooms. The beds were comfortable, and the rooms were very spacious. The bathroom was the largest I had on my entire trip, and extremely clean.
Breakfast the next morning was quite good. There was a selection of cereals; toast, tea, fresh fruit, coffee, yoghurt were brought to the table by Rita's quiet son.
We discovered that there was a nice sitting room just off the main entrance, and a stairwell to the rooms upstairs.
Rita offered to drive us to the ferry pier when we asked her about the distance for walking it, even though we had our own car. She gave us tips on the surrounding countryside, and commiserated with us over our friends leaving before 7 am to go golfing.
Overall, the grounds were nicely laid out, parking was easy in the drive, the building was quiet. We were in walking distance (between 5-10 minutes) to the Pier for the Aran Island ferries. We were very close to Fisherstreet, and O'Conner's pub and the shops there.
I highly recommend the Pairc Lodge, and would stay there again without hesitation.
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