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“Swimming with a dolphin” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bru Radharc Na Mara Hostel

Bru Radharc Na Mara Hostel
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Bru Radharc Na Mara Hostel
Lewes, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Swimming with a dolphin”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

There were just three of us in the hostel when we stayed so everything ran like clockwork. The DIY breakfast that we were provided with was fine and the lady running Bru Radharc Na Mara was friendly and helpful. Our stay on the island included an evening of great folk music in the nearby hotel and a close encounter with a dolphin just 20 feet from the beach. Everyone told us that Inishere was the best of the three Aran islands and they were right, we had a great time.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank John L
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

Highly recommended. Three of us stayed for a weekend in the B&B section of the hostel. The rooms were very clean and comfortable and the Irish breakfast superb.

Even better than all that, our hostess was welcoming, helpful and extremely patient - she had no problem speaking Irish with us (two of us are Irish speakers). We felt we were staying with a friend rather than in a hotel and you can't put a price on that.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

The rooms are spacious and spotless, the staff are friendly and helpful (even when their patience is tested - we were there for a stag weekend), the cornflakes and toast are free and plentiful, the view is spectacular and the Guinness in the pub next door is savage.

That's a hell of a lot for €20 per night, in fairness.

Room Tip: The five-bed rooms realistically fit four. The four-beds are grand.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

we stayed for one night,and I love the irish breakfast!The room is comfortable even there is water districted for night because the weather is so hot recenlty,and the people there are nice.and it is near the pier,so it's very convenient

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Angel H
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Bruhostelaran, Manager at Bru Radharc Na Mara Hostel, responded to this review, 23 July 2013
Hi Angel H,
Thank you for posting a review following your recent stay with us. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Kind Regards,
Marcella Sharry
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Mallow, Ireland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

I have just returned from a glorious stay on Inis Óirr where I stayed at this lovely hostel. This was my second time to stay here and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. On this trip I had my great niece with me and on a previous visit I stayed in this hostel with a friend.

The hostel is situated just minutes from the pier which makes it very convenient. Visitors are warmly welcomed by Maura, the owner, a native of beautiful Inis Óirr. She seems to be available day and night...I haven't figured out when she sleeps!!! The hostel is clean and comfortable and very affordable. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room and an extremely comfortable sitting room. Family rooms are also available but I believe these fill up very fast so advance booking is advisable.

From this lovely hostel you can easily explore the beautiful island and fill your lungs with clean fresh air. There are lots of walks...not for the fainthearted as there are some steep climbs!!! Bicycles are also available for hire and of course the ultimate way to see the island, in my humble opinion, is to take a pony and trap ride around the island. I was SO surprised when I went to pay for this trip and was told "children go free". I haven't heard that phrase in a long time.

The beach is clean and safe and a fun place for kids. There is also a lovely playground for kids. Then at night for the adults there is an abundance of wonderful music and kids are welcome too.

To sum up I would say..."Forget 'abroad' and holiday on this lovely little piece of ireland.

Room Tip: Call Maura and discuss your personal needs.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank niftyfifty47
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Bruhostelaran, Family member at Bru Radharc Na Mara Hostel, responded to this review, 23 July 2013
Thank you for posting a review following your recent stay with us at Brú Radharc na Mara. We are delighted that you and your grand-niece enjoyed your stay with us.
Particularly as a regular customer we thank you for your business and look forward to seeing you back at the hostel soon again.
Kind Regards,
Marcella Sharry
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Atlanta, Georgia
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124 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights on a pilgrimage to Ireland. It was right on the ocean with an amazing view. The beds were clean and comfortable and the bathrooms were also. There is a small room for relaxing and watching tv and it is right next to a good pub. The location couldn't be better.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Galway
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41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013 via mobile

Recently stayed here with a large hen party. Basic but Clean rooms, very accommodating staff. So friendly and helpful. Kitchen was very well equipped. Had tea n toast in the morning just what we needed.

Would recommend this hostel while basic it's the staff/family that make this special.. They even came down to the ferry after us with a phone charger which was left behind!!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TheStacks
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Property: Bru Radharc Na Mara Hostel
Address: West Village, Province of Connacht, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Aran Islands > Inisheer
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Inisheer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bru Radharc na Mara Hostel is located on Inishere, the smallest and most beautiful of the Aran Islands. It is located on the waters edge overlooking Galway Bay, away from the bustle of city life..in a world of stunning scenery with panoramic views of neighbouring islands, the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren. It offers en-suite private (double/twin)rooms, family rooms and 4/6 bed dormitories. Facilities include a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, dining area, common room with open fire, Irish/Continental breakfast available, Credit cards accepted. ... more   less 
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Bru Radharc Na Mara Hostel Aran Islands, Ireland - Inisheer

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