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“Excellent location for car travellers” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Aran View Country House
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Doolin
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“Excellent location for car travellers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Aran View Country House is far enough outside Doolin to be away from the tourists but not so far that dedicated walkers couldn't have a healthy 30 minute or so trip into town if they didn't mind the narrow roads with no shoulder. I drove in 5 minutes. I loved how quiet the location was, the sea view (when it wasn't misted over). It's very rural and there is a walking path near to the hotel which goes towards the sea.
Room 226 is on the 2nd floor, very quiet even though it faces the front of the house. Excellent view and not noisy at all as the hotel is back a bit from the road. Car park right in front.
Comfy bed, old-style dark furniture, carpeted, small modern bathroom kept immaculately clean. Walls are kinda thin but I am sensitive to noise and still did not find it a "problem."
There is a TV lounge and small bar where one can purchase drinks. Lovely breakfast area with cold buffet and limited hot orders which did include a full Irish.
Sharon and Teresa at the front are both warm and accommodating.
More of a hotel with b'fast than a b/b, which is what I wanted.

  • Stayed September 2016, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This family run hotel is ideally situated a ten minute walk from the McDermott and McGann pubs in Doolin. The hotel is comfortable and charming. We enjoyed views across to the Aran Islands. We used it as a base for the Cliffs of Moher, the Burran and Doolin food and drink.

  • Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Door County, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was an ok hotel bedroom, but the bathroom was down a steep ramp and it had no source of heat along with a cold draft from a skylight. Staff were nice and breakfast buffet was ok, but the French toast was awful and the tea had a very odd taste. I decided to have a drink of water and it tasted so bad, that i realized that is what made the tea taste very odd.

  • Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights and had a wonderful time. The hotel is very comfortable and the staff are excellent. This is a great location for touring the West Clare area and a great stop off for the Great Atlantic way.

This is a very good family run hotel and we would certainly recommend this hotel to the most discerning traveller also the breakfasts are great.

  • Stayed September 2016, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The room we prefer is a family room having 2 rooms separated be a short hallway which has the bathroom. One room has a queen bed and the other has twins. Both have other furnishings that reflect the older style of the house.It's homey and spacious and is great in keeping the two snorers apart! It was originally a landlord's house about 100 years ago but has been refurbished maintaining the authenticity of the era. It is family run with every family member we met being more friendly and down to earth than the next.The dining area is lovely with a view that is outstanding. Breakfasts are terrific ,thank you Martin for your superb scones unmatched in all of Ireland!

It is a very short drive from the town center which has great pubs with music and good food. The Aran Isles are a short boat ride on O'Briens ferry which provides a fun and interesting day.

We hope to return to the Aran View for as long as possible in the years ahead

  • Stayed October 2016, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Aran View Country House
Address: Coast Road | Doolin, Co. Clare, Doolin, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Doolin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — Aran View Country House 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aran View Country House Hotel, built in the georgian period, in 1736, stands on a hill on the coast road commanding one of the finest views of the wild Clare coastline. Facing the Aran View Hotel, lie the beautiful Aran Islands just seven miles from Doolin. To the North is the famous Burren landscape and exotic wild flowers. Looking South is the Doolin pier and the begining of the imposing Cliffs of Moher jutting out into the wild Atlantic Ocean. One will never tire of these views of an ever-changing landscape of greens and blues. Each room is indivudally decorated keeping the Georgian feel as much as possible. You can enjoy a relaxing drink each evening in the lounge bar, while watching some of the more amazing sunset. You can also enjoy Fresh Scones, tea/coffee in the bar each evening. We assure both new and old guest and warmest of hospitality and relaxation, during you stay at the Aran View Country House Hotel. ... more   less 
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