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Ennistymon Road, Lahinch Ireland
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#1 of 6 hotels in Lahinch
Travellers' Choice
4 star designer lodge hotel with 22 bedrooms. Situated overlooking Lahinch Golf Links and the Atlantic Ocean. Purpose built in 2005 and run by 4th generation local hotel family. Host Michael and Maria Vaughan - Seafood Restaurant ( open normallly Tuesday night to Saturday night - please check at time of booking ), Lounge, Free broadband, spacious accommodations, Drying Room, Putting Green, Free Car parking. Open March to November
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room service
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Polish
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michael f wrote a review Jun 2022
New York City, New York242 contributions127 helpful votes
Stayed 4 nights w my golf foursome in early June. Great room, clean as a whistle, very comfortable bed. Terrific breakfast included. Very fair price. My only suggestion would be to add a comfortable place to sit outside to have a smoke.
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Date of stay: June 2022
Bill W wrote a review Jun 2022
Fredericksburg, Virginia16 contributions
From the minute we walked in the lady at the front made us feel welcome! The hotel is wonderful and we had no idea how close we were to the famous Lahinch Golf Course! Would have definitely built another day in to play the course. Had a very nice made to order breakfast. Very nice quaint town and definitely walk down to Lahinch Beach. Would stay here again!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Goody1 wrote a review Jun 2022
Gig Harbor, Washington70 contributions56 helpful votes
Four of us had fish and chips and we have never been treated to fish and chips that were so good. Absolutely delicious!! We asked the server what’s their secret and he said the fish is caught locally and is very fresh. Light but wonderful batter. The only problem was the portions were so huge we couldn’t eat all of it. We probably would have split our orders two ways if we did it again. Alas, we are home from Ireland and probably will not have the opportunity. If we were back in the area we would make a beeline to Vaughan’s!!! Don’t miss.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Cynthia S wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Michael Vaughan, the proprietor, went over and beyond for our stay at his hotel. First of all, he was very helpful in celebrating my husbands 70th birthday… made a delicious, decorated cake, presented on a silver platter, with bowls of ice cream. The whole restaurant sang along! But on top of that, when the laundry service wasn’t operating, he took our clothes home and washed them him self! I mean who does that? So on top of the very nice rooms, lovely bar and food, the customer service is beyond anything I’ve ever seen! Many Thanks!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Bernie S wrote a review May 2022
Belfast, United Kingdom603 contributions253 helpful votes
We had a beautiful meal, the best of our week’s trip so far, in this Lahinch restaurant. It is situated slightly away from the beach but an easy walk in a hotel. The restaurant was well spaced and our table had a lovely view. Food and service wonderful. We started with goats cheese and calamari and then both had John Dory on a saffron risotto. Beautifully presented and tasty with friendly service. Would highly recommend
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking available but an easy walk from the town if you would like a drink.
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Vincent C wrote a review Sep 2021
County Dublin, Ireland4 contributions1 helpful vote
What can I say !! we had the two most enjoyable days in Vaughan lodge. Firstly the staff from the owner Michael (who should give master classes on the art of customer service) to Martina and Joanna joint front of house staff who were superb to Amy the breakfast waitress who couldn't be more helpful and finally to the unseen housekeeping staff who maintained our beautiful rooms to such a high standard. The food, both the breakfast and dinner, was excellent as attested to by all members of the party who have experience in dining in well known restaurants and hotels. I would highly recommend this hotel as a place to stay and of course you can experience the beautiful scenery of County Clare including The Cliffs of Moher. Jacyntha
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Date of stay: September 2021
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L3M0NS wrote a review Sep 2021
Dublin, Ireland24 contributions25 helpful votes
Vaughan’s is right up my street it’s a small family owned and operated business within a 5 minute stroll to Lahinch. From check in to check out everything was excellent. The rooms are spotless and very generous in size they have everything you could need plus more….. a clothes line in the bathroom ideal for drying my togs after a dip in the sea! Beds are so comfortable too. We had dinner one evening the menu is small but plenty of choice with a number of additional evening specials, there was something to suit everyone and ingredients were locally sourced. Everyone really enjoyed the dinner, I had scallops to start and halibut for my main both of which were cooked beautifully. Breakfast each morning was a great success items cooked fresh and a great choice from fish, omelettes and poached eggs to name a few, the homemade Brown bread was delicious, I’m still thinking about it. Our stay was so enjoyable, it’s a credit to Michael Vaughan and his team, in testing times they know what they can achieve and they do it exceptionally well.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
roisin b wrote a review Aug 2021
County Dublin, Ireland11 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed in Vaughans Lodge last week for two nights on the recommendation of a friend. The whole hotel was spotless, the bedrooms are well furnished, light & spacious with good desk space & great internet connection to work from. The bedrooms also have a great shower & some sort of modern, fiddly coffee machine in the corner It's in a great location, 3 minutes walk takes you to the centre of Lahinch & 4 to the promenade for a most lovely easy walk. Breakfast was delicious & very generous, with choices of full cooked or quality continental, it was really excellent. As we stayed on Mon & Tue understandably the restaurant was closed, ( fish deliveries don't happen on Mondays, also Chefs need time off too). In Ireland, hotel restaurants are traditionally closed on Mondays and as we were invited out on Tuesday we missed what I've heard is a delicious, wonderful experience. If we're ever back in Lahinch I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else, and I'll definitely try & make it down when the restaurant is opened. Thank you to Michael & all the lovely friendly staff for a great stay.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Edward2013 wrote a review Aug 2021
Ireland24 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed in a very comfortable room in Vaughan's Lodge, we enjoyed two excellent breakfasts, unfortunately we were unable to eat in the restaurant as it is not open on Monday nights. The other night we were invited to friends! The hotel is spotless clean and the staff were brilliant, Once again thank you for an excellent stay.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: We had a room at the back, which was very quite.
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Oakkea wrote a review Aug 2021
6 contributions4 helpful votes
Fabulous small boutique hotel with super staff. Attended a wedding here 10 years ago and returned for weekend for first time since and as expected it was again amazing. I left my watch charger in the room and upon emailing the hotel it was immediately posted to me for no charge.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$193 - US$247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vaughan Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Vaughan Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Lahinch Beach (0.2 km), Kenny Woollen Mills Shop (0.4 km), and The Celtic T Shirt Shop (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Vaughan Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Vaughan Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Vaughan Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vaughan Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kenny's Bar, Dodi, and Joe's Cafe.
Is Vaughan Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Lahinch.
Are any cleaning services offered at Vaughan Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vaughan Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Vaughan Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting O'Brien's Tower (7.4 km) and O'Brien's Monument (6.6 km).
Is Vaughan Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.