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“A cosy gem in an enchanting coastal village!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Merriman Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kinvara
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Dubai
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A cosy gem in an enchanting coastal village!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

The Merriman is like home from home. Its cosy and most important of all, the staff are warm and friendly, serving up good food and good service. The village of Kinvara is a gem as far as Irish Coastal Villages are concerned. Everything is on the Merriman's doorstep from the traditional pubs offering night-time entertainment of great quality music and its not just traditional. One pub will have jazz/blues, another one folk, whilst bluegrass will be playing in another one up the street. Dun Guaire Castle is within walking distance. There is a great sense of community spirit in Kinvara that makes it so welcoming for tourists, hence the reason they like to take a stop here en route to Clare or Galway. Everytime I hit Kinvara, it feels like I'm home!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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English first
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63 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

Use to be great food and service so was expecting the same this holiday , however staff on we're not welcoming or helpful
food was not the best and did mention to manager as he could have the option to improve it for our next visit ?

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Maria M
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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Our family were having a reunion in Kinvara so myself and two grandaughters booked into The Merriman for 2 nights. We got a lovely triple room that was quite spacious and very clean and comfortable. The bathroom was also good. My son and his wife and 3 children booked a family room which consisted of a big double bed, 1 single bed and two pull out beds. This room was also good if a little small. The staff were very helpful and friendly at reception and in the bar and restaurant. A high chair was provided for the baby at breakfast and when we ate in bar. The food was lovely and the breakfast very good and cooked to order in the morning. The hotel is very central to the town and near to everything. Good value for the money we paid. One small gripe - we had no phone in the room.

Room Tip: Ours overlooked the car park and was nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank patriciatogher
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

What can I say. Even before we travelled any emails, phone calls requiring information were answered. From our time of arrival to departure the staff could not do enough for us. Food and service excellent. All staff polite and friendly, very helpful when asked for more tea, coffee etc.for room.We had to check in on the web for our return flight.This was done for us and required paper work printed (2 copies just in case) with great willingness. Any requests we made (i.e. large dinner party one night) was arranged and carried out to a very high standard.I had the misfortune of being unwell one evening (nothing to do with the hotel) and the care and concern shown by Martin and his staff that evening and the next morning (when I was feeling much better) was most sincere. I thank you all on behalf of myself and my family members (20 in all) who where in Kinvara for the weekend. All in all our stay at the Merriman hotel was excellent, so good we will be returning next year.

Room Tip: If our double rooms are anything to go by then all rooms are good.We were at the front of the hotel...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Hilda O
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Galway, Ireland
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Room Tip: use a base for visiting this part of Galway
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FiacreG
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Durham, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Diana S
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Koege, Denmark
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Koegebeboer
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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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