Dunraven Arms Hotel
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- Bar & Restaurant
- 20 minute drive to Limerick
- Indoor swimming pool
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Dating back before the time of the Norman Conquest this story book village owes its appearance to the 3rd Earl of Dunraven who, in the 1830s when other landlords were furiously replacing thatch with slate went against the trend and rebuilt Adare with larger thatched houses.
Adare is the ideal base to explore many wonderful sights and famous landmarks. You could take a daytrip to include Bunratty Castle, the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher – we will even provide a picnic lunch. Head south towards Blarney Castle and Cork city and harbour. Spend the day in Killarney and the wonderful Muckross Park and still be back in time for supper.
Stay in the local area and visit the Hunt Museum, King John’s Castle and the University Concert Hall. The Dunraven Arms is also one of the most luxurious hotels near Thomond Park just a 20 minute drive away ideal for attending events.
There is a host of activities for all in Adare, local attractions in the area include, Limerick Racecourse, Fishing, Adare Heritage Centre, Curraghchase Forest Park, Bunratty Castle, The Hunt Museum and Foynes Flying Boat Museum.
To view our full selection of accommodation in Limerick Area, view our hotels in Limerick Area page.
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Great accommodations in a great town.
Stay Date: 08/2017, Chris O wrote this review.
The breakfasts in the mornings were wonderful! Probably the highlight of our stay at the Dunraven Arms Hotel. Adare is a beautiful town and it was a pleasure to stay at your hotel. The hotel is beautiful and the staff was very friendly. Thank you for… See more
The breakfasts in the mornings were wonderful! Probably the highlight of our stay at the Dunraven Arms Hotel. Adare is a beautiful town and it was a pleasure to stay at your hotel. The hotel is beautiful and the staff was very friendly. Thank you for such a wonderful stay! Collapse
Dated rooms, poor service
Stay Date: 08/2017, James H wrote this review.
Stayed here two nights at the end of a 10 day Ireland vacation, and it was the only hotel that was disappointing. The exterior of the hotel is beautiful and has fabulous curb appeal. However, the room we were given was very dated and in need of refu… See more
Stayed here two nights at the end of a 10 day Ireland vacation, and it was the only hotel that was disappointing. The exterior of the hotel is beautiful and has fabulous curb appeal. However, the room we were given was very dated and in need of refurbishment. The furniture in the room looks like something you can buy at any garage sale. I have attached a couple of pictures of the vanity and desk. The desk has a drawer that did not open more than a couple of inches. The vanity top looks completely worn. The carpet is very old, has large seams and many stains (see photos). It was also the only hotel room on the trip without any kind of in room coffee or tea. On the plus size, the room was extremely large, especially by European standards. The town of Adare is quaint, but small and there is not much to do unless you golf. There are some nice golf courses nearby. Limerick is close, but also not much to do there. I would recommend skipping this area unless you want some down time on your vacation. The service here was also lacking. We stayed on a Friday and Saturday night, and the hotel hosted a very large wedding (300 guests) on Friday when we arrived, and a smaller wedding on Saturday. We absolutely enjoyed seeing the wedding party and guests, giving us a close view of Irish wedding culture (the ladies wear lovely hats when attending weddings). However, apparently the weddings were stretching the staff thin. Upon check in, the clerk seemed very distracted and rushed. The next night, we went to the hotel bar to have a drink and small bite to eat. We were not very hungry, so just wanted a snack. We were given a menu, and one of the items was a lamb burger with fries. I asked for just a side of fries, as I just wanted something small. The waitress informed us the bar was only offering a limited menu this night because the wedding had them too busy, and we could not deviate at all from the menu. She would not sell me a side of fries, even though they were clearly preparing fries to serve with the burger. I was not asking them to make something that was not on the menu. Apparently I had to buy the entire burger plate to get some fries. Amazing bad service from a so called luxury hotel. They have a book in the room titled "Small Luxury Hotels of the World" in which the Dunraven Arms is featured. I have stayed in other hotels in that book, and this hotel is not in the same league as those. If this hotel was less expensive and not advertised as a luxury hotel, I would rate it higher. But for the standard they claim to set, two stars is the best I can do. This hotel has great potential and would benefit from an interior refurbishment. They need to replace the carpet and furnishings, and maybe retrain the staff on luxury hotel standards. Collapse
Stay Date: 07/2017, Kestrel27 wrote this review.
We stayed here during our honeymoon for 3 nights. First, the bad: The hotel was old and a little outdated to us, but as we're Americans our idea of "old" is a bit different than Europe. There was no air conditioning, and we just happened to stay du… See more
We stayed here during our honeymoon for 3 nights. First, the bad: The hotel was old and a little outdated to us, but as we're Americans our idea of "old" is a bit different than Europe. There was no air conditioning, and we just happened to stay during some of the hotter days. Also no screens in the windows. Once again, this is mostly a cultural difference, so I can't fault them too much. Now the good: The room was huge! It was nice to have some space to spread out and relax after spending the day exploring the area. The bed was incredibly comfy. The service was great- they were super helpful in getting our bags to our room, bringing us ice, and anything else we requested. The location was convenient since it was so close to the Shannon Airport and relatively close to the Cliffs of Moher and local castles. (We did take a trip down to the Ring of Kerry one day while we were there- that's not completely recommended, as it was a lot of driving, but it was doable.) All in all, we would give 4.5/5 if we could. Collapse
Stay Date: 07/2017, OcarrollA wrote this review.
We stayed at the Dunraven Arms in July for a family reunion. It was a fantastic weekend. The hotel staff were so lovely especially the manager Fiona in the run up to the weekend. There were weddings on both days but we didn't really notice as we took… See more
We stayed at the Dunraven Arms in July for a family reunion. It was a fantastic weekend. The hotel staff were so lovely especially the manager Fiona in the run up to the weekend. There were weddings on both days but we didn't really notice as we took over one of the lounges further down which had access out to the lawn where the kids played. We had lovely babysitters who allowed us out to a nice restaurant across from the hotel! The breakfast in the hotel is so lovely too and we also ate in the conservatory for dinner. There is so much to do in the area. I really recommend this hotel. Thanks for a great weekend! Collapse
Beautiful Hotel and Location
Stay Date: 06/2017, MandeepTwomey wrote this review.
The Dunraven Arms Hotel is a beautiful hotel with lovely large rooms and nice restaurant. The bed was very comfortable and large. The room came with a sofa and desk and the room size was lovey and large. Breakfast was excellent with a great sele… See more
The Dunraven Arms Hotel is a beautiful hotel with lovely large rooms and nice restaurant. The bed was very comfortable and large. The room came with a sofa and desk and the room size was lovey and large. Breakfast was excellent with a great selection of choice. The staff were very help and friendly. There is a gym and swimming pool on sight and is very well equipped. Adare is a small town and hotel is wonderfully placed near the pubs and restaurants. Collapse
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