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1 Fisher Street Ballyvara, Doolin V95 CC79 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#15 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Doolin
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Your home in the heart of Doolin… The warmth, personal attention, and homely charm of a 4* modern country house & restaurant, combined with the professional and seamless service of a hotel – this is Doolin Inn, your home in the heart of Doolin. From a hearty healthy breakfast to set you up for the day, a delicious meal in Anthony’s, our evening restaurant, to a beautifully-appointed bedroom with everything you need, and the friendly advice of people who really know Doolin. We look forward to welcoming you to Doolin, County Clare.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Street parking
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Meeting rooms
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
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Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English
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mparker11 wrote a review 4 Aug
Urbana, Illinois379 contributions237 helpful votes
We stayed at the Doolin Inn in for two nights. The Inn is very easy to find and is centrally located in Doolin. The rooms were nice and clean. The clerks were very nice and gave us helpful hints what to see in the area and good restaurants to eat at. We would highly recommend this place to stay if you are looking for a good place to stay while visiting the Cliffs of Moher.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: No room phones, but cell service is available.
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Bernie O wrote a review 3 Aug
Brigantine, New Jersey155 contributions58 helpful votes
We spent four very relaxing days staying at the Doolin Inn. The staff were very helpful; the breakfasts were delicious and plentiful, and the location is in the center of a lot of different activities.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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J R wrote a review Jul 2022
Atlanta, Georgia10 contributions4 helpful votes
Such a perfect spot for us to start our adventures around Ireland! The location and staff of the Inn and Anthony’s Restaurant are outstanding! Thanks to everyone working there! We walked part of the Cliff Walk, took the ferry to the Aran Islands, and enjoyed the Irish Football Championship in a local pub! Brilliant!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Some rooms are upstairs without a lift. Request a lower level room, if needed. No ac, but we were...
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Ali1234567 wrote a review Jun 2022
Wicklow34 contributions34 helpful votes
We popped in here for brunch, and really enjoyed the food - a beautiful Irish fry and pancakes. The coffee was lovely too, and we were delighted to see how well the expansion of the Doolin Inn has gone. I am really reviewing though to thank the friendly waitress (a tall dark-haired woman) who met us at the door - we were drenched after running through a squall and she rushed to get us blankets to dry ourselves off! This was so thoughtful.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Irishpanda7 wrote a review Jun 2022
Dublin, Ireland19 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights at Doolin Inn. After a long drive we arrived at 4.30pm and were told that the restaurant had a private function until 7pm. Doolin is quite spread out and doesnt have many places serving food if you are in the pier end, we drove to the other end to get food(in another hotel that also had a function on but accommodated us). Room was nicely laid out, bed was or felt like a queen size and the shower had very little power in it. Walls felt like paper, could hear everything next door. Breakfast was excellent and Staff were friendly and helpful in the morning. We tried to book lunch the next day but told there was another function and tried to book lunch on our last day for the craic but told there was another private party! We felt like the great unwashed! It would have been better if told at check in or by email in advance that all these parties were booked in so to plan out a weekend. There should be an area to cater for hotel guests or even offer room menu. All in all it was an average stay but for the breakfast service.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Anthony Moloney, Owner at Doolin Inn
Responded 11 Jun 2022
Thank you for your feedback and sorry our restaurant times where limited, and if the impression was our restaurant was closed for private functions it was not. On the Thursday night our restaurant was full for reservations up until 7pm, in part due to a large group. But sadly and with great cost to our small family business we had to close for lunch / brunch for a number of days, close our new coffee doc and reduce our evening reservations, for what should have being a busy public holiday weekend. This was due to a number of our team having Covid and other illnesses. I hope you can appreciate that we take the safety of our guests and our team very seriously, and regretted having to close. I will follow up with the team to ensure our closures are communicated properly. But hopefully we will not have to repeat it. There are a number of options on our door step for lunch and dinner. 50 meters from us is the Ivy Cottage, 150m O'Connors Pub, 300m Irish Crafts, 400m Fitz's, Stone Wall Cafe, Russells, Cheese Press, 800m Mc Ganns, Mc Dermott's, Doolin Cafe, Oar Restaurant. So in addition to ourselves within a 10-15 minute walk you have ample choice. One to two weeks prior to arrival, we do send an email to reconfirm bookings and advise guests to reserve for dinner to avoid disappointment, our opening hours etc. But the closures were very unexpected and it is something we should have as part of a response if it where to happen again. I will check the showers, the system is pressurised and working, so it must be an issue with room you stayed in. Our double beds are a minimum of a 5ft queen as advertised. But we do have a number of 6ft king bed rooms also. Great to hear you enjoyed the breakfast and the team looked after you so well. They really are what make the place. Thank you for the opportunity to explain. Yours sincerely Anthony
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David C wrote a review Jun 2022
Ennis, Ireland1943 contributions397 helpful votes
We popped in here for breakfast on a recommendation from friends. The inn is right in the middle of Doolin opposite the road to the pier. There was a very good choice of breakfast items and we all had something different. The poached eggs and Avocado was yummy. The staff were all really friendly and the owner stopped by to make sure everything was ok.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Anthony Moloney, Owner at Doolin Inn
Responded 11 Jun 2022
Thank you Dave Great to hear you enjoyed Breakfast so much it really it the highlight of everyones stay. Best wishes Anthony
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John C wrote a review Jun 2022
452 contributions99 helpful votes
We spent five nights at the Doolin Inn. We could not have been more delighted. The staff was wonderful and the food exceptionally good. The desk staff took care of our every need and treated us like family. Outstanding.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 11 Jun 2022
Thank you John and delighted you enjoyed your 5 night stay so much. Really appreciate the feedback. Best wishes Anthony
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Mayo01 wrote a review May 2022
Galway, Ireland46 contributions43 helpful votes
Last weekend 6 friends shared 3 rooms at the Doolin Inn. Hotel is clean, bright and comfortable. Hotel carpark is safe, private and convenient to hotel. Our rooms had a view , comfortable beds/pillows, large tv and a table and chairs for our convenience. We had booked dinner in the hotel for one night only, as we didn't know what standard their food was. After eating a four course meal we decided to book dinner there again for the following night. All six of us thoroughly enjoyed our food. The menu was excellent and ranged from fillet steak €33, to Monkfish €27 and chicken at €19. There were many other dishes of course but they had a good variety on offer. Starters and deserts were lovely too. Our waiter on the first night was the charming, chatty and delightful Eddie. Eddie is a character who is a huge asset to the hotel. On the second evening, waitress service was provided by Sarah (?) from Hungary. She too was a charming, efficient and helpful. Breakfast on both mornings was delicious and a wonderful variety. Lovely scones, homemade muesli, fresh smoothies, eggs benedict, pancakes, full Irish fry..etc. Fabulous food. Of course we all ate too much! Boris is the dining room manager. Boris is a serious individual but if one asks him something his face breaks into a big smile and he will go out of his way to be helpful and obliging. All of the staff in the Doolin Inn, from reception down to room cleaning service were all exceptionally sunny friendly people. They were all very nice and one could see that it was genuine and not a phoney exercise for the tourists! We will return and I have no hesitation at recommending this hotel. Thank You Doolin Inn!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: No issues with noise anywhere, 2 of our rooms were upstairs and 1 was downstairs. Hotel was busy...
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Response from Anthony Moloney, Owner at Doolin Inn
Responded 11 Jun 2022
Thank you for your detailed review, it was a pleasure to meet you all and great to hear you enjoyed your stay so much. Much appreciated. Anthony
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Wobi1311 wrote a review May 2022
149 contributions24 helpful votes
Perfect one night stay. Thanks for the clean room, friendly staff, good breakfast. Car parking is next to the house and really safe. The Doolin Inn is close to the Pubs and main street. You can walk all the ways even to the Cliffs of Moher. You can go by bus too. The bus station is 200m from Hotel. We would stay there again!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 11 Jun 2022
Thank you Wobi It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. Much appreciated Anthony
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Trippigs wrote a review May 2022
Hot Springs, Arkansas10 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed three nights and enjoyed them all. The location can’t be beat and their off street parking was always available. The inclusive breakfast was very good…lots of options and well prepared. The room was clean and functional yet rather basic which was fine with us. Now the stairs are a bit cumbersome with luggage so one might request a ground floor room. Would like to return someday.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Anthony Moloney, Owner at Doolin Inn
Responded 11 Jun 2022
Thank you Caddo Delighted to read you enjoyed your stay so much. Thank you for taking the time to share it with us. Much appreciated Anthony
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PRICE RANGE
US$133 - US$211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty ClareThe BurrenDoolin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Doolin Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Doolin Inn?
Nearby attractions include Clare Coastal Walk Project (0.8 km), Doolin Cave (0.8 km), and O'Connors Pub (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Doolin Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Doolin Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Doolin Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Doolin Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Oar Restaurant, The Ivy Cottage, and McDermott's Pub.
Is Doolin Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Doolin.
Does Doolin Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Doolin Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting O'Brien's Tower (5.4 km) and O'Brien's Monument (7.1 km).
Is Doolin Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.