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“Fabulous Hotel”
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Doonmore Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Inishbofin
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“Fabulous Hotel”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Stayed in the Doonmore Hotel at one of the busiest times of the year and had an amazing time. Inishbofin is stunning, the hotel was lovely and staff and service were excellent, I really couldn't fault this place. They were handing out sunblock to customers & us when we arrived! The food was lovely, portions were huge, brown bread and desserts were to die for. We had great craic in the bar and the whole vibe is laid back relaxation. Andrew & Donna were truly wonderful hosts. We are already planning our return visit planning to stay longer and bring more people. Looking forward to next year

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Our 11yr old labelled the Doonmore the best hotel in the world after our one night stay there. The decor is quaint, very comfortable and homey. We all enjoyed the food, both dinner and breakfast. We stayed in a family room that was large and spacious and all five us were very comfortable. Our only complaint was that we hadn't booked for more than one night.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Drogheda, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We stayed here for the August bank holiday weekend, probably the busiest weekend of the year. The service & food in this hotel are second to none, even at this very busy weekend they couldn't do enough for us. This together with the setting makes this an absolute must place to visit & stay. Food is also excellent!

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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New York
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

We loved the atmosphere at the Doonmore. Yes, as others have said, Andrew is the embodiment of the warmth and personal attention given there. The pub, with its music and food, is great. We met the wonderful fiddler Bernadette NicGabhann playing there and were able to hear her again in the Catskill Mts of NY when we got home! The island itself is beautiful and a walker's paradise.
Definitely hoping for a return trip in the near future.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Galway, Ireland
1 review
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Amazing place, the crab claws to die for, fabulous music, excellent staff and an experience in itself, felt at home from the minute we walked in the door. Wished we could have stayed longer....next year! Thanks Andrew for your wonderful hospitality.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Sebastian de la Gomera, Spain
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

We stayed one night Dinner plus B&B courtesy of Connemara Safaris. Very comfortable accommodation....our room was in an annex out the back. Only slight criticism was that the bedroom & ensuite bathroom were a bit small but adequate and well equipped with plenty of towels, shampoo, soap, kettle with tea/coffee facilities. Flatscreen TV which was nice to have although we didn't find much time to use it (came in from our walking and immediately retired to the lovely bar for pints of excellent Guinness before a gourmet dinner after which we simply fell into bed!)
Service in the bar, the restaurant and at reception was very friendly and quite efficient in a laid-back sort of way.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Maynooth, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Its good old fashioned hospitality - lots of Irish people like me still want - this kind of experience is superb. And probably unique in Ireland today. What is more personal service than when the owner (owners son ) is there to meet you off the boat , greet you and take your luggage and check you in and make sure you get a good meal in the busy bar in the late evening. Any problems you encounter they will sort it out - I had none. That's what I call service done with a good heart.
Long live that kind of experience.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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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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