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.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aran View Country House, 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 Country House, 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 glass of wine, while watching some of the more amazing sunset. You can also enjoy Fresh Scones, tea/coffee in the lounge each afternoon. We assure both new and old guest and warmest of hospitality and relaxation, during you stay at the Aran View Country House. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aran View Hotel
- Aran View Doolin