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“Doolin Court”
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Doolin Court
Ranked #17 of 17 Speciality Lodging in Doolin
Limerick
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“Doolin Court”
Reviewed 1 September 2009

We stayed in Doolin Court this summer as a family. The houses are upmarket, clean and a great location.

The location is perfect for the Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, The Burren and golf in Lahinch.

We will definitely be back next year.

Sandra Fleming

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2009

I rented two of the houses at Doolin Court with Friends for New Years Eve in 2008/2009. We stayed for a total of around three nights and four days. First of all, the location is amazing, the surroundings are beautiful - I watched the sun rise over the hills outside my bedroom window at least twice and was amazed at how magnificent the surroundings where. There are a few great pubs and restaurants within walking distance, and several shops selling wool and craft items and such, there's also a traditional Irish music shop, an internet cafe, two bicycle hire places and some tourist ferries (at the harbour) within ten minutes walk.

If you have a car, there are lots of great tourist attractions and other towns within a short driving distance, the cliffs of Moher are about ten minutes away and the Aillwee cave is about twenty. But be warned, if you don't have some means of transport the area is quite isolated, you must be willing to take a taxi quite a distance to get to the nearest atm or supermarket.

The houses themselves have been built quite recently and are very nicely furnished. They where very clean when we arrived and they are very well appointed. Our house had a very nice fitted kitchen and dining table, several bathrooms with power showers, a washer and dryer, a television, two very nice couches and some extremely comfortable beds. Everything is of an above average standard and quite tastefully designed. You should have all of the cutlery and utensils etc. that you need if you plan to self-cater. Don't however expect the kitchen to be stocked with anything more than pepper and salt, in my experience people tend to leave certain items behind in self-catering cottages or the proprietors might give you some basics - such as teabags and sugar and such - but not here, we literally had to buy everything ourselves, so be warned.

The jury is still out on the quality of customer service, on the first night we had a problem with the electricity in one of the houses and had difficulty accessing the fusebox, when I called the number we had been given to ask if we needed a key or if it just needed to be forced open the lady on the other end wasn't particularly friendly. In the end we managed to get it open with a butter knife I believe.

On our last evening, a woman came to collect payment, personally she was pleasant enough and we had a good laugh talking to her but we where all absolutely shocked when she gave us a price for the heating and electricity (which you must pay for). We had been turning the heating on and off so as not to waste it and had spent much of our trip outside the cottage with all of the electrical items turned off and our bill for utilities was about the same as I would typically pay for my own apartment in a month or two, which is scandalous. As far as we could tell they must take a reading and then multiply it by about 10, 20 or 50, who knows. But you simply cannot use the amount of heat and electricity we paid for in the space of three days, its impossible, so that soured our experience a little bit.

Aside from this however, we had a really good time and I would almost certainly stay here again, although next time I think I would have to haggle over the utility bills. This time around I was too hungover to put up a fight.

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  • Disliked — The cost of utilities.
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 October 2008

stayed in doolin court for two weeks in sept. 08.Cottage rep, Imelda was very friendly and nothing was too much trouble for her.house very clean,warm and comfortable.will most definately be staying again and again,can't wait! elizabeth and gareth sloane,bolton england.

  • Liked — location,comfort,peace,
  • Disliked — that we had to leave
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Cork
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Reviewed 2 November 2007

These are self catering cottages in the middle of Doolin, Co. Clare. We stayed there in August this year and to say they were filthy was an understatement!!
The lady who greeted us was to say the least rude (god help any non-english speaking tourists!) and very unwelcoming.
It was such a shame as the houses are lovely but are not being managed properly

  • Liked — The house were well laid out and spacious
  • Disliked — The were very dirty
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Doolin Court

Property: Doolin Court
Address: Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 17 Speciality Lodging in Doolin
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
doolin court is located in the village of doolin and 4 miles from the cliffs of moher. it is the ideal base for exploring the burren and the aran islands. our properties are modern, semidetached, terraced homes, fully equipped and luxurious. this modern complex is suitable to all holiday makers. our homes are 2 bedroomed and sleep upto a max of 5 people ... more   less 

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