Hylands Burren Hotel
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Hylands Burren Hotel

The Square Co. Clare, Ballyvaughan H91 EY00 Ireland
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4.0
#2 of 2 hotels in Ballyvaughan
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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Set in the cosy village of Ballyvaugh Co Claire, Hylands Burren Hotel boosts 32 well-appointed bedroom. The hotel has a 40 seater restaurant & snug bar.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Horseback riding
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Ironing service
Secured parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Wine / champagne
Windsurfing
Fishing
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Seating area
Iron
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian

Location

The Square Co. Clare, Ballyvaughan H91 EY00 Ireland
382Reviews2Q+A47Room tips

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Patricia G wrote a review Sept 2021
Limerick, Ireland166 contributions68 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Rooms were spotless, medium sized, excellent value for money but most importantly staffed bby the friendliest, nicest staff some of whom were quite young. Pleasant, helpful, smiling. Nothing too much trouble. Thomas was exceptionally attentive. Denise on reception was excellent
WiFi was a bit rocky but I imagine that is down to the area rather than the hotel.
No lift. My friend is recovering from a knee replacement.
No offer of help with bags
Shower curtain and tiles a bit "tired"
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Don't know enough to advise. Our rooms looked out onto carpark. Very low noise.
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Fran O wrote a review Jan 2020
45 contributions61 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here New years eve drove three and a half hours to get there went to bar for food ordered main course (chicken) 18 euro at 7pm 7.45 still no sign asked waitdress our main arrived at 8pm 1 hour waiting for a (chicken) dinner got one potato and a soup spoon of veg ordered desert eat&mess it was some mess they broke the meringue and poured sauce over it no fruit or cream we could not eat it was descusting. Called waitress told her we could not eat this she did not charge us. Checking out we told receptionist I described the food as horrific I thought we might have got a refund on our dinner becouse it was So bad no such luck.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Adrienne D wrote a review Aug 2020
Waterford, Ireland4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First impressions very favourable. David the manager was warm and welcoming. Rooms clean and beds first class. Mattresses deep and comfortable. We were a party of 4 - two couples. Everyone very happy with our break. Staff maintained social distancing and hygiene practices were very obviously observed. Food each evening was superb with fresh fish caught locally and cooked to perfection. Breakfast was booked on previous evening and served at allocated time. Good variety especially fresh fruit salad and smoked salmon. Will certainly return. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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unacox wrote a review Mar 2022
58 contributions95 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were afforded a really warm welcome at this Hotel . Private car parking is a great asset. The Hotel was very charming, beautiful little quiet sitting areas, a library of books & absolutely spotless. The lack of an Elevator proved a disadvantage & with today’s ease of installation I think an Elevator would be an essential. We opted to have a room upstairs having been given a choice…& the room was beautifully appointed & spotlessly clean. The Shower was efficient but varied from hot to cold throughout use. As we were the only Guests on the first night we had to pre-order Breakfast …& it was most disappointing. Warm food on ice cold plates accompanied by cold Toast & mediocre Coffee… not a good start. However, on our second morning there were other Guests around & a self service Buffet was available. A request for Hot plates, fat free food &Hot toast was granted , resulting in a much nicer meal with which to start the day.
We enjoyed our couple of days at Ballyvaughan & would recommend it as a lovely Hotelnin which to stay .
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BellaW wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Hyland Burren Hotel 2 nights and may I say it was more than enough. This hotel is not a luxury hotel as some other guests have imply, it is rather a modest hotel unfortunately charging the price of a 4 stars hotel in any city in Ireland. Our room was overlooking the car park (nothing wrong with that) just beside the kitchen where you could hear very loudly the fan extractor running practically all day and quite late at night. We requested another room and were giving another one on the ground floor, quite dark room but although we could still hear the extractor fan, the noise was more subtle. 150 Euros per night is a bit excessive especially when the room is beside the kitchen.

Bedrooms furniture is cheap, only one ceiling light in the bathroom and the light above the wash hand basin was flicking. Even the communal parts of the hotel (2 separate rooms side by side with sofas) are lacking in cosiness.

As for breakfast, it was nearly inedible: bacon was cremated, white pudding tasteless, poached egg not runny, not toast was on offer. Pity because the (homemade?) marmalade was good. We were supposed to have dinner but at the view of the poor breakfast we decided to cancel. If the chef is doing such a bad job on a piece of bacon, one wonder what he will do to a fish!

Apparently, the owner is not around that much. I think he should, he needs to get around his hotel a bit more and make sure things are running smoothly and his guests are well catered for.

Overall, a bad experience. Ballyvaughan is a nice, quiet, pretty seaside resort. We may come back but definitively will not stay at Hyland Burren hotel, unless the owner gets his act together and stop charging excessive price!
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Date of stay: July 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Avoid room 31 and 38. They are both located beside the kitchen in the back where the extractor...
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Ciara B wrote a review Jul 2020
3 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
On staycation and booked our first meal out since early March. We were really looking forward to it, but Hylands was so disappointing. Staff were offhand and disinterested, service was appalling. We were served 55 mins after we arrived (on time for our booking) and the room we were in was dark and poorly ventilated. Staff were wearing masks except for the female manager who did not observe social distance with us. The food was good when it arrived, but by then it was too late. Half-hearted apology for the delay from the manager as we left. They could have had our business for the entire week, but we won’t be going back - a lesson in how not to do it unfortunately. Perhaps they were having a bad day.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Farmleigh wrote a review Nov 2022
Dublin, Ireland32 contributions43 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for three nights in September and we were very impressed with the hotel. It greatly exceeded our expectations. Most of the staff are really pleasant especially the Czech girl who was serving in the breakfast room each morning...she could give lessons on how to treat guests ! Also the Ukrainian lady who checked us in was very welcoming. Our stay was very relaxing. Our room was a good size and the bathroom was well lit and had an excellent shower. Breakfast was quite substantial and served in a very pretty dining room. We ate dinner on one occasion in the restaurant and we thought it was good. There is ample parking in the hotel car park. One slight negative was that the bedroom doors would benefit from soundproofing as we could clearly hear people talking as they passed by. But the room itself was quiet and we heard no other guests through the walls.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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123 wrote a review Aug 2021
Dublin, Ireland13 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
we had a nice stay at Hylands, and will definitely return. However, i was very disappointed to see they were not taking any care of their staff or customers with all the windows closed in the breakfast room, and it was a fine day in july as well. in my experience many hotels are choosing or neglectful of ventilation issues, which, in communal areas, is a key driver of superspreading events. I could have overlooked the fact that the room was over priced at 140euros (a room that would be normally worth 80euros) had they been generous in other ways, but they charged 12extra per head for breakfast, and the breakfast was minimal - the vegetarian breakfast was the same as the full irish but with all the meat removed ie an egg (no good as im a vegan), half a tomato, a desertspoon of mushrooms, and a small terrine of baked beans, and one slice of toast.. i had to ask 3 times for an extra slice of toast which appeared after my tea was cold one am, and never materialised the next am. As i said, yes i could expect some overpricing in these covid times but the ventilation issues and the general breakfast meaness was concerning and disappointing. However, if these things were improved it is definitely and nice place to say.
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Date of stay: July 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sue wrote a review Sept 2021
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The Hotel it self was lovely, the staff were all very helpful
And friendly. Unfortunately the food had a lot to be desired, it was way over priced a steak and a very small.portion of chips for €28.50 , we asked for veg
We were told there was none and it was to come with garlic butter there was none to be had .My.husband had to return his steak as over cooked for him and then they changed it for a steak that was practically raw.
The breakfast we asked for vegetarian and got meat sausages
I feel if there was some improvement on the menu
And care taken we would come back for a stay
But with things as they are we would not return
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Terry S wrote a review Mar 2023
Hamilton, Canada21 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed a five-night stay in this lovely hotel. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The shower was powerful and hot. What made our stay really memorable was the staff who were most friendly and helpful. Special thanks to Lucie in reception for her above-average customer service. Kudos also to the kitchen staff who served up a delicious breakfast each day, the cleaning crew who kept our room neat and tidy and to the the waiters and bartenders who were courteous and efficient. It was a true team effort! Thanks to all…
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No lift so be advised there are stairs. The staff will help with the luggage.
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Answer from NJH
Newcastle, Australia37 contributions32 helpful votes
We only had a standard room and contained a double bed. I don't recall there being enough room for a third persona. You would be better off contacting the hotel.
Answer from Autoxer48
Timonium, Maryland268 contributions115 helpful votes
It seems most places can do 3 in one room, but not 4or more. I would ask the hotel your interested in if they can do it. They are all different. We had to get two rooms, because we were traveling with our two sons. There are self catering places that can handle more than 3. We stayed at two such places. Hope this helps.
Houli_9 wrote a tip Aug 2023
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom63 contributions33 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try the Monk restaurant for food as an alternative , fish restaurant by the nearby pier"
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Roxy wrote a tip Aug 2023
County Dublin, Ireland39 contributions62 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go somewhere else not Hylands."
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Navigator40449328612 wrote a tip Jul 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid. Men's room badly needing attention, which was attended to promptly when bar-staff notified."
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Anthony wrote a tip May 2023
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t go"
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Odette wrote a tip May 2023
Canada33 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking on site. No elevator so ask for a main floor. Great pub food and live music is great!"
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PRICE RANGE
€155 - €166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel hylands burren, hylands burren ballyvaughan
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty ClareThe BurrenBallyvaughan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hylands Burren Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Hylands Burren Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Burren Birds of Prey Centre (0.4 km), The Burren (7.4 km), and Poulnabrone Dolmen (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hylands Burren Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hylands Burren Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hylands Burren Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hylands Burren Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Monks Ballyvaughan, Linnane's Bar, and The Wild Atlantic Lodge.
Is Hylands Burren Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.06 km away from the centre of Ballyvaughan.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hylands Burren Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Russian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hylands Burren Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Poulnabrone Dolmen (7.4 km).
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