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“Great escape”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Merriman Hotel

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Merriman Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kinvara
Certificate of Excellence
Galway, Ireland
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great escape”
Reviewed 25 July 2013

We took a chance to stay in this hotel and was it worth it.From reception right to the Manager the staff could not do any more for us.The hotel was clean and fresh.Manager made time to chat a few words to all customers while we stayed in hotel.Staff from what I could see were always alert to the needs of all customers even when busy.They were also had a great great knowledge of what was going on in the area.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Durham, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2013

This hotel seems geared to serving large coach trips, which must be demanding but that does not excuse the lack of attention to other guests, especially at breakfast. On our last morning ,the dining room staff were eventually tracked down talking around the desk at reception. Since my husband is an insulin dependent diabetic (which they knew), this could have had serious consequences had he needed food urgently. Our room was comfortable but small and I missed having any access to any UK news on tv or radio.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Koege, Denmark
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2013

The so far, best meal we have had in Irland. The Catch of the day, was smoked White fish with a wonderful homemade wite wine sauce even my children adored.
Great place, and really friendly staff. Only thing is that the music starts 22.30 which is really late for a Sunday.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Koegebeboer
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Karis, Finland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 July 2013

'Visited the Merriman Hotel for some dinner while staying a few days in Kinvara recently.
I was with friends from Finland who along with myself were extremely hungry after a long days travelling to and from the Aran islands.
We weren't disappointed! The food was great and excellent value. The staff were friendly and well-informed on special dietary requests. The location was great and the eating space was large and comfortable.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Alan H
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oxford uk
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2013

on arrival at this hotel looked great with its thatched roof, from the outside inside nice but dated needs refurb,room ok clean comfy bed,kettle yuk,rooms not ready on arrival of the coach party.
dinner was lump it or like it ,staff seemed try to clear us out for a big birthday party,not much to say,breakfast came,toast on table 10 minutes before we were,sat down with corn flakes and had full irish stuffed in your faces which upset most of us, staff were unmoved when people said they did not want it and had no choice ,then the main man came and sorted a few things out,but all at top speed,we went out in the village for the morning came back and had a great carvery,same staff happy faces and wanted to please you,i dont think i will return

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Portsmouth
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2013

Hotel fine. Staff pleasant. Travelling with Shearings, breakfast rushed and different needs not really catered for. Toast on table before breakfast now cold. Try to give you a full breakfast before you have finished cereal. Informed by a member of staff you get what you pay for. At over £1000 per person hotel should negotiate better with Shearings. Hotel noisy until early hours of the Sunday morning.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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160 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2013

This hotel has a thatched roof and seems to have been refurbished. The staff were attentive and helpful and the bar food good. The only minor annoyance was that wifi is only available in the public areas.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Phil T
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Martin K, General Manager at Merriman Hotel, responded to this review, 6 July 2013
Dear Phil T,

I would like to say a big thank you for taking your time to write a comment on Tripadvisor for the Merriman Hotel. My apologies for the WiFi the internet keeps going up and down every day.
We are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed your stay in general and will look forward welcoming you back to the Merriman Hotel.

Kind Regards
Martin K.
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Property: Merriman Hotel
Address: Kinvara, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Kinvara
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kinvara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Merriman Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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