Cullinan's Guesthouse
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Cullinan's Guesthouse

No plug socket available to use the kettle. Perched dangerously high. Can't understand the placement of items in this room at all. Bonkers.
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4.5
#12 of 50 B&Bs in Doolin
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Restaurant
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Special diet menus
Sun terrace
Room features
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Great View

Location

Crossroads of R 479, Doolin Ireland
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 67 out of 100
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Shannon Airport
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flyinmom wrote a review Aug 2006
Toronto, Ontario4,227 contributions72 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family of 4 (a teen and a tween) referred by another family. Without question Doolin, and this guesthouse, were the highlight of our 3 week trip to Great Britain. This location is superb for Cliffs of Mohr, for Aran Islands, but most especially for tooling around The Burren (an amazing area of Ireland). Our hosts were delightful and helpful, food excellent. Dinner was expensive, but deservedly so; as fine a meal as I've eaten anywhere in the world. We specifically asked for the family room, but it was a bit tight. Unless your kids are small, I would suggest in future to go to the newer accommodation and splurge on the extra room (the rooms on their website are in the newer addition). We'd go back in a heartbeat!
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Date of stay: July 2006
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roger23 wrote a review Sept 2005
6 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a lovely guesthouse with very nice rooms and an AWESOME restaurant. It has a great location right in the heart of Doolin. The owners'are a true Renassiance couple. They have a lovely B&B, James is the chef, and Carol runs the B&B. Their home is next door to the guesthouse so we didn't get to see the kids. Carol and James are also accomplished musicians and we bought their CD on our last day there. It is wonderful. I don't understand the negative comments about Carol. She is not over the top , bubbly friendly..she has a very sweet, hardworking , modest air about her that I guess could be interpreted as reserved. She was very, very nice and helpful to us. My boyfriend and I are the bubbly types and we drew her out in conversaton over our two night stay. We really enjoyed talking to her! We were very impressed by their whole lifestyle and the many talents that they possessed! We LOVED it and highly recommend both the guesthouse and the restaurant for dinner.
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Date of stay: September 2005
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Joyful1 wrote a review Sept 2005
Fredericksburg, Virginia97 contributions57 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose Cullinans Guesthouse for our first night in Ireland because of its proximity to the Cliffs of Moher, to Shannon Airport, and its location in Doolin (home of traditional Irish Music). We were absolutely delighted with our room (a corner unit with both the view and the music of the rippling river outside the window), its amenities, and the graciousness of our hosts. We chose to eat dinner there, and the food was fantastic. Breakfast the next morning was available from a menu, and it was cooked to order.
Carol was very willing to accomodate our request for an early arrival, and she and her staff were most understanding of our jet lag, our status as first time (and first day) visitors to Ireland.
There prices compared most favorably as well to other guesthouses in which we stayed in subsequent days.
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Escape897 wrote a review Sept 2005
Billericay, Essex, England1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I have just returned from spending 3 nights at Cullinans
and we had an excellent time, the food was first class, rooms very clean and staff were very friendly. I also found Carol to be very helpful and pleasant.
This guesthouse is both ideally situated for touring Co.Clare and surrounding counties and also for visiting the lively and entertaining pubs nearby.
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Date of stay: August 2005
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gigglestars wrote a review Aug 2018
Tucson, Arizona137 contributions13 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here at last minute and it met our needs just fine with a clean bed and quiet quarters within walking distance to some great pubs with live music. It was also about a 15 minute drive to the Cliffs of Moher. The next morning it was a quick drive to the ferries to the Aran Islands. We had been spoilt the days ahead, at the lovely Pax House in Dingle so it’s probably not entirely fair to rate Cullinans after that boutique experience but I think the place could be a touch cleaner, and the food a bit better. It was lacking in a few areas. The new owner is very nice, genuinely warm and enthusiastic, and it would certainly fit the bill for a stay close to top attractions, it’s a bit overpriced but they may be due to the high demand in the Doolin area.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Mary O wrote a review Jul 2018
Cork, Ireland3 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I stayed here for 1 night last week. We stayed in a ground floor room with an adjoining terrace. The room was really spacious and comfy. We made use of the suntrapped terrace. The B&B is situated at the crossroads so it's central to all the amenities. The breakfast was really delicous and the dining area was so bright and airy with a really pleasant view. The staff were so pleasant and helpful, it made our experience even better.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Janice P wrote a review Apr 2018
Ocean City, New Jersey1,181 contribution93 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are looking for a place to stay in Doolin, look no further! I looked into several different accommodations and I'm so glad we chose Cullinans.

This is everything that a guesthouse should be. A warm welcome, pristinely clean and well kept. Inviting public spaces. Spacious rooms and bathrooms. Comfortable beds. And the breakfast is one of the best we have had at an Inn. Made to order. Lovely dining room.

A great value at €40 per person.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Catherine D wrote a review Sept 2017
Oakland, California92 contributions85 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited Doolin on my drive along the Wild Atlantic Way. It is very close to the Cliffs of Moher and is known for its music. But the real gem is Cullinan's. Carol could not have been more welcoming. And the food was outstanding! A comfortable room with all the amenities steps from a rushing river was beautiful and relaxing. Breakfast was very good. Lots of good coffee. But dinner -- monkfish wrapped in proscuito, beautifully presented - just scrumptious. No wonder this lovely restaurant and guesthouse is mentioned in Michelin. I have already recommended it to my foodie cousins in Cork.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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George V wrote a review Jul 2017
Temple Terrace, Florida243 contributions61 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Yesterday, on June 15, 2017, we checked into the Cullinan's Guest House located in Doolin, Ireland. Upon arrival, we were met by a very wonderful lady by the name of Carol, who we found out later was one of the owners of the property. After she greeted us, Carol immediately took us to our room and explained all of the things we needed to know. We were pleasantly surprised when we found out we had a corner room with double wide windows overlooking the nearby creek. Upon opening the windows it was a wonderful sound of the running water that would put us to sleep at night.

Wi-Fi is also available on this property and connection was very easy. Upon logging in with our password and testing the system, we are discovered that the system had a 35 megabit download speed. The room was very well appointed and all the fixtures were modern and updated. Our only concern was the the size of the shower. For individuals who are large in statue, you might contact the owner or manager before booking this place to insure it will meet your needs.. As for us, the 24-26" wide opening worked fine for us. Having said that, the shower was wonderful with plenty of pressure and nice and hot....

Fou us, The question of how hotel for Solie meets our needs his song of been one question-would we come back again? Answer is-absolutely yes.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Elle Teas wrote a review Jun 2017
Lyon, France18 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely delightful. The rooms were lovely and the food was even better! The room was large and full of light. Perfect location to visit the Cliffs of Moher. The trail head is only a 10 minute walk. The seafood restaurant was our one of our best meals in Ireland. Excellently run!
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Date of stay: June 2017
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suzymorphew asked a question Mar 2017
Springfield, Illinois
Are all the rooms with an ensuite?
Answer from Mary B
Frisco,TX20 contributions
Yes, all suites have a private bath
Answer from deedeetee
Norfolk, Virginia132 contributions122 helpful votes
This question should have been posted by email directly to Cullinans.
Debora Bianco asked a question Jan 2018
Forte Dei Marmi, Italy43 contributions31 helpful votes
il prezzo di una doppia a notte? per prenotare dobbiamo contattare la struttura? grazie
Nini wrote a tip Feb 2024
Maynooth, Kildare, Ireland18 contributions10 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check in is across the road at Hotel Doolin. Bring an extension cable and a sense of humour. "
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COTourista wrote a tip Oct 2023
Littleton, Colorado47 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking super easy, guesthouse does have stairs, easy walking to the rest of the village."
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Alice O wrote a tip Sept 2021
Saint Louis, Missouri59 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are first floor rooms if you need them"
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Catherine D wrote a tip Sept 2017
Oakland, California92 contributions85 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask to see the river room. Definitely make a reservation for dinner"
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97joconnor wrote a tip Sept 2017
Centennial, Colorado3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"rooms 1 or 8"
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PRICE RANGE
€152 - €159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
cullinan`s guesthouse hotel doolin
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty ClareThe BurrenDoolin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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