My husband and I went to Ireland's west coast for our honeymoon. We only booked the first and last nights in Ireland, and figured we'd just "wing it" for the rest of our week long trip. The first night in Ireland was booked at Roadford house (based mostly on reviews, availability, and a photo of their dog "Beans"). Apparently, it's a really good, 4 Star Restaurant (NOT a pub - those are a few doors down!) - but we booked it as a B&B for our first night in town.
The room was quiet, cozy, and very clean. The bathroom was HUGE! The bed was big and comfortable, with a view of the Cliffs of Moher when the fog burned off. The rooms have their own private entrance from the back, so you don't feel like you're walking through someone's house in the event you return from the pubs (walking distance - like everything in Doolin!) late.
Breakfast was tasty - so much so, when we went out to Inis Mor Island on our second day, we had already planned on returning to Roadford house for another night when we returned to the mainland! We wanted to try Frank's cooking for dinner, and I'm SO happy we did! I'm a vegetarian, and for those who have been to Ireland & are veg, you know all too well that there is often only 1 veg option....pasta. By day 2, I was sick of pasta.
Frank made an amazing 4 star dinner with roasted potato, seasoned mixed veggies, and a crispy something with mushroom (I can't remember what it was - I only remember it was A-MAZE-ING!). Great wine pairings, and dessert was perfect. One of the women in the B&B was celebrating her birthday, so Merriam brought her a birthday treat with shaved chocolate sticking out of it (and a candle of course!). i'm not often one for gourmet dinner, but that night, it was exactly what I wanted, and it was delivered with style, friendliness, and it tasted beyond wonderful!
Frank and Merriam were so hospitable (they offered to keep our luggage for us so it wouldn't be sitting in a car lot while we were on Inis Mor Island), gave us great tips for the rest of our trip as we traveled south, had our luggage waiting for us in the room when we called to ask if we could stay a second night, and were just so sweet. I can't recommend them more highly.
Next time you go, tell Beans that I said "hi!" :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rooms with modern clean lines - some with views over the village and towards Cliffs of Moher. Gourmet Restaurant serving modern Irish cuisine. 2 minutes walk from local pubs where traditional music is played nightly. 10 mins from Doolin ferries and 15 mins from the Cliffs of Moher tourist centre. Shops within walking distance. Hi Speed internet connection. Ample free parking. Self catering also available minimum of three nights stay. ... more less
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