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Crossroads of R 479, Doolin Ireland
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#16 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Doolin
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Situated in the heart of Doolin, Co. Clare, we offer first class accommodation and exceptional cuisine in an idyllic setting overlooking the Aille river.Accredited Best Restaurant Award 2007, Michele Erdvig restaurant of the year award and RAC dining award. Highly recommended by Michelin, Frommers, Fodors, Bridgestone and Georgina Campbell. Some attractions in the area include the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands, not forgetting the traditional Irish music in the local pubs nightly.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Restaurant
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Special diet menus
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Steve R wrote a review Apr 2022
Kamloops, Canada12 contributions1 helpful vote
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I would not stay here again, we had the most terrible experience. It is VERY overpriced. The rooms are 2 star, at best. They need a full refit to be decent, or at the very least some more attentive maintenance staff. It is clear that this B&B is not well looked after, or the maintenance staff are completely inept. The beds were absolutely atrocious; it was springy, saggy and in generally poor shape. This was the absolute lowest cost mattress that could be installed. The radiators are missing the adjuster knobs, so be prepared to have your room like a sauna! They are on full open, high heat and you have no way to control them (bring an adjustable spanner/wrench)!!! We had to get staff over to shut the entire system off so that the rooms could be habitable; the heat was turned on again later and we were once again subjected to the tropical conditions. It was extremely unenjoyable. Also, be prepared to deal with staff that are ambivalent at best, downright rude at worst. We showed up an hour after allowable check in time (check in is at 5pm) and our rooms weren't ready yet! We found this out after getting our keys, unloading luggage and getting to the rooms only to find the cleaning staff in the rooms. When I went to reception, the staff said quite rudely "oh yes, your rooms aren't ready - we had full turnover last night" - like it was my fault that they are understaffed. I would have appreciated being informed ahead of time so that I didn't have to unpack luggage twice! We were offered a free drink at the pubs they own next door and told we would be called when they were ready; I'm sure you can guess that we were not called. A dinner reservation for Fitgeralds (the pub/restaurant next door) was made through reception; no surprise here that they did not inform the restaurant of our reservation. The breakfasts were ok, but the staff were once again apathetic and extremely slow. If I could give zero stars, I would. Go stay somewhere else is my recommendation. This place does not deserve your patronage given their terrible service. I've stayed in a lot of hotels, B&B's during my time in Ireland and this was by far the absolute worst experience.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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KarenMullingar wrote a review Nov 2021
Mullingar20 contributions25 helpful votes
We have just returned from a wonderful revisit with a difference. We have here twice before when it was a restaurant and guest house under Brid and John's management and really enjoyed both. The rooms were more basic then but comfortable, but the restaurant and it's views were the star of the show. Now it falls under the Hotel Doolin, just across the road. The rooms are very good hotel quality, but breakfast is across the road, within Hotel Doolin-in Fitz's Bar. Breakfast was delicious in a spacious welcoming restaurant. We also had a really lovely evening meal in Fitz's bar. The Hotel also knew from the records that we had stayed previously and left a lovely "welcome back" card and local chocolate. On checking out we received Irish brown bread. We shall be back again.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Alice O wrote a review Sep 2021
Saint Louis, Missouri59 contributions17 helpful votes
We stayed in Doolin so we could take the ferry to the smallest Aran Island then see the Cliffs of Moher from the ferry. That was great fun and what a view. Only problem we had was they say the breakfast is served across the street in Fitzpatrick's Bar. They were supposed to be open at 8am but it was shut tight. We had to go to a small shop about a block away for breakfast items because we had reservations for the ferry. I asked about it later that day and found out it isn't in the bar after all. It would have been nice if they told us that when we checked in.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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NoreenMcG2016 wrote a review Nov 2019
County Clare, Ireland5 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night, check in was not until 4 pm and check out at 11. The room was freezing, (no.3). There was mould on the ceiling and I could feel the cold breeze coming in through the windows. Very disappointing for the price, and no breakfast included.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Orla M wrote a review Jul 2019
34 contributions3 helpful votes
Ideal location for wedding guests looking for accommodation. Right across from Hotel Doolin. The accommodation itself was great. Room was spacious, beds were comfy, bathroom was clean and shower was hot and powerful. Tea and coffee was plentiful, replaced daily. The only negative was that the room itself was in need of light maintenance like a few bulbs needing replacing and the iron and ironing board, which was shared amongst the guesthouse, needs replacing/upgrading. Otherwise everything was perfect!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Petr Harry Kočí wrote a review May 2019
Prague, Czech Republic31 contributions8 helpful votes
Surprisingly nice and luxury accomodation in center of Doolin, opposite the Doolin hotel, TV, WiFi and everything that is normally expected from the hotel, and very reasonable prices. Falls under Doolin hotel as well as 3 restaurants opposite the place.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nebali67 wrote a review Apr 2019
Brooklyn, New York242 contributions68 helpful votes
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As I looked at options for where to stay, I was confused by descriptions about being both in the middle of this town but also without any neighbors (except cows); it is, indeed, the truth. Doolin is small, but very accommodating, and convenient for access to the Cliffs of Moher and more. And Cullinan's has the charm and service of a B&B (without the breakfast) with access to everything you'd want from a hotel, both in and out of Cullinan's. (The building itself has some common areas, one of which has a fireplace. In addition, the hotel across the street, that operates/owns Cullinan's, has lobby fireplace, courtyard, and is attached to a bakery/cafe and pub.) Very friendly and helpful staff, comfort, and convenience!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Inka wrote a review Feb 2019
Milan, Italy48 contributions4 helpful votes
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I stayed her only two nights in a cozy room although the bathroom was not all that nice: I new before it was small (and this did not bother me at all) but I thought it was not all that small and, at least, I thought it was all at the same level but it wasn’t: there was a little “stair” 2 cm lower than the pavement that could be dangerous if you do not se it. Anyway for one person alone is ok. I would appreciate if I could use the kettle: I had a look at it and decided not to use it because of the inside coil was full of rust and not very tempting... what a pity! At least I had a wonderful time. Bird and her husband John are really nice people! You really feel welcome and at home! Breakfast was great! A place where to come back! Thank you guys!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Aoife C wrote a review Jan 2019
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We have stayed at Culinans multiple times and every time it is our favorite stay when we visit Co. Clare. They are always so kind and helpful. I recommend everyone to stay here! I love everything about this town and the location is perfect!
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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maudyrice wrote a review Nov 2018
Carlow3 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a great night s sleep in a gorgeous room and a lovely breakfast next morning. Room was very clean and comfy. Staff were very pleasant. I would definitely recommend this B&B and hope to stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$120 - US$140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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cullinan`s guesthouse hotel doolin
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty ClareThe BurrenDoolin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cullinan's Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Cullinan's Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Clare Coastal Walk Project (0.6 km), Doolin Cave (0.6 km), and O'Connors Pub (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cullinan's Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Cullinan's Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Cullinan's Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cullinan's Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Oar Restaurant, The Ivy Cottage, and McDermott's Pub.
Is Cullinan's Guesthouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Doolin.
Are there any historical sites close to Cullinan's Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting O'Brien's Tower (6.0 km) and O'Brien's Monument (7.7 km).