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“Irish Island Welcome”
Review of Doonmore Hotel

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Doonmore Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Inishbofin
Certificate of Excellence
Castlebaldwin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Irish Island Welcome”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

The Inishbofin island welcome, embraces all the visitors to Ireland's western isle, a warm Failte welcome, always present there from the moment you step on board the modern ferry until you depart.
The Doonmore Hotel was again our stay for a family holiday visit, a week's visit to again enjoy the Murray family traditional hospitality,great food and good accomodation and wonderful Inishbofin atmosphere.
Our visiting family group of twenty plus, spaning 3 generations, who all enjoyed their island visit and had great Inishbofin holiday,they experienced the great welcome and wonderful accomodation in the Inishbofin Hostel, the lovely Emerald Cottage, the Inishbofin Hotel.
The good pub fare and traditional music in Murrays and Day's and the weekly Music Night in the Dolphin Inn provided great evening entertainment.
Family members enjoyed great scenic walking routes, well promoted with good sinage and illistrated walking maps.
Swiming, horse trecking, walking, cycling and boating were the popular sports for the younger members of our visiting clan.
Inishbofin is fortunate to have ambassodors like Andrew Murray at the Doonmore, Ciaran Day at the Hostel and the ladies at the community centre to lead this great Inishbofin island of the welcomes. We will all be back again next year.

Regards and many thanks.

Sean Horkan, Turlough, Castlebar.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Foxford, Ireland
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Had a lovely relaxing break with the kids in the doonmore hotel. Kids had a great time and did not want to leave. Lots to explore around the island. The hotel had a tv room where the kids/family could enjoy a DVD after a day of exploring.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Inishbofin is an incredible place made all the more special by the people that live there. Murray's is the embodiment of this, it's a fantastic place, with delicious food and an incredibly personal service. Hotel, restaurant and bar staff couldn't be more friendly and helpful. From getting picked up off the pier to the world class music sessions in the bar, the atmosphere and warnth you experience in Murray's is a reason to visit time and again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Having heard about Inishbofin by word of mouth, we luckily stumbled upon Murrays, a relaxing and welcoming place in a beautiful location...lovely food, Guinness, and great music...we will definitely be back next year. After just a two night stay we felt like locals, thanks to the warmth of Andrew and his team. It is a hidden gem....so don't tell anyone!!

  • Stayed July 2014
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Galway
1 review
Reviewed 9 July 2014

This is a fantastic family friendly hotel with a great bar and lovely staff. Food is really top quality. Wonderful setting. Great atmosphere and top class music in the bar. Very comfortable and safe place for children. Would really recommend it and have booked for next year already.

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Mullingar, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Stayed with Andrew and his wonderful staff for two nights.... We have two small children and our needs were met at every available point...the atmosphere was so relaxing , would highly recommend Doonmore Hotel ... Inishboffin is a very special and unspoiled haven x

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Ireland
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

The food in the Doonmore and the hospitality are excellent and really good quality and value for money and the apple pie is fabulous. The music and the bar man from Kerry are also fantastic. We were not staying here but visited while staying in another hotel and we really enjoyed the atmosphere and food in this bar. Thanks to Andrew Murray who gave us a lift back to our hotel late night after a very enjoyable nights entertainment.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Doonmore Hotel
Address: Inishbofin, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Inishbofin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Inishbofin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Murrays' Doonmore Hotel, the most westerly island hotel in Ireland, was built in 1969 and has been owned and managed by the Murray family ever since. We pride ourselves on our hands on approach to customer service so you will be dealing with a member of the family at most stages of your stay. We care about what we do because it is not just a job, it is our life. Our friendly staff are superbly trained and they know that our raison d'etre is to ensure that every customer, from a child ordering a hot chocolate to a group of adults staying for a week, deserves only the best service possible. Our hotel and bar food is famous for its freshly caught seafood and its consistently high quality and value for money. The accommodation is clean, comfortable and warm. The atmosphere is welcoming, homely and relaxed. It is no accident that we have a large percentage of repeat business stretching back to the early days. The proof of the pudding is in the eating (and we bake all our own!) So come out and visit and experience Murrays' Doonmore Hotel for yourselves. Andrew Murray ... more   less 
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