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.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 1169 reviews
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Room accessibility poor
Stay Date: 04/2018, inquebecfortheweeken wrote this review.
We arrived at the Dunraven Arms today, so this is our impression after being here for a few hours. On the minus side: - One of the people in our party has fairly significant mobility problems, so we were greatly dismayed to find that out room (like … See more
We arrived at the Dunraven Arms today, so this is our impression after being here for a few hours. On the minus side: - One of the people in our party has fairly significant mobility problems, so we were greatly dismayed to find that out room (like many of the rooms in the hotel) were only reachable by climbing up and down several flights of stairs --- our room is in an attic off to one side of the hotel, and for anyone not completely physically fit, it's hell to get to and from. - Plus I've banged my head repeatedly on the annoying protruding rafters in our room. - Plus there are *no* drawers for clothing in our room. - Another group in our party is in another room (similar mobility and stairs problem). Their room faces on the main road, and is extremely noisy when the window is open. There being no forced-air ventilation system, with the room closed it is intolerably hot in the room. The noise will, we hope, die down over-night...but there's another issue, in that there is no screen in the window, and there's a wasp's nest in the ivy just outside the window, so leaving the window open lets the wasps in (and one of the people in the room is dangerously allergic to wasp stings!). On the plus side: - The staff have so far been very friendly, and as helpful as they can be (given the physical limitations of the hotel design). - The hotel has a certain old-fashioned charm...if it weren't for the physical hardship, we could just laugh off the inconvenience and discomfort, and chalk it up to "well, we're in a small town in Ireland, what did we expect, a Holiday Inn?" Fortunately we're here for only two nights; we're gritting our teeth and bearing it. But be warned, this is in no way a 5-star or 4-star property. it is an old-style, peculiar hotel, that may have deserved such a rating 50 years ago, but today is terribly overdue for a complete overhaul and interior rebuild (at least for about half the rooms). At the very least, the management should *warn* all guests whom they intend to book into the hard-to-access rooms, that they are not reachable by elevator (about half the upper-story rooms in the hotel are, in the new wing, but not those in the old, original hotel). And, specifically *ask* if there are any mobility problems before booking someone into those rooms. Heck, half the people in the hotel are seniors doing Ring of Kerry type tours, they must have had thousands of people before us making the same complaint! Collapse
Super find for the early morning traveller
Stay Date: 04/2018, reidysf wrote this review.
Twice recently I have driven to Kerry for an early morning funeral.I happened into The Dunraven Arms at about 8am looking for scones and coffee.I was treated royally! Beautiful scones and a pot of coffee.I was served by Mary who couldn’t have been mo… See more
Twice recently I have driven to Kerry for an early morning funeral.I happened into The Dunraven Arms at about 8am looking for scones and coffee.I was treated royally! Beautiful scones and a pot of coffee.I was served by Mary who couldn’t have been more helpful.They should treasure her.I will be back ( probably for the next funeral! ) .Put it on your list Collapse
Stay Date: 04/2018, MrsMDozen wrote this review.
On a recent journey through Adare we called into the Dunraven Arms Hotel for breakfast. We were walk in guest rather than hotel guests. There was a good variety of foods on offer. It was a pity that nothing was labelled, some guests were perplexed by… See more
On a recent journey through Adare we called into the Dunraven Arms Hotel for breakfast. We were walk in guest rather than hotel guests. There was a good variety of foods on offer. It was a pity that nothing was labelled, some guests were perplexed by an odd looking cheese and they thought the breaded mushroom was some kind of pudding. We ordered poached eggs, twice as the first order must have gotten lost. The stewed rhubarb was delicious but the only bowls to put it in were more suitable for soup. There were no small plates at the bread table and no dishes that you could put some jam into. The service was haphazard. The numerous staff were busy moving around refilling dishes etc, but trying to catch someone’s eye was almost impossible. We were given the bill in the middle of the meal. When I tried to pay the staff member didn’t know how to work the card machine. There was no mention of a service charge on the menu but €4.63, an odd amount was added to the charge. I would have complained on the day but it was my husband’s birthday and I didn’t want to make a fuss. Collapse
Great Irish Hotel
Stay Date: 04/2018, Sean G wrote this review.
My wife and I stayed in a Junior Suite last week in Adare and the hotel definitly checked all the boxes. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. Enjoyed all the fire places around the hotel. Breakfast was good every morning with excellent service. We … See more
My wife and I stayed in a Junior Suite last week in Adare and the hotel definitly checked all the boxes. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. Enjoyed all the fire places around the hotel. Breakfast was good every morning with excellent service. We also enjoyed plenty of night caps in the lobby bar as well. Again, great service through out the hotel including check in and check out. Very cozy and great value. Collapse
Pool/Gym closes early - needs updating
Stay Date: 03/2018, Louisa_2013 wrote this review.
Checked in for one night, we were never told on arrival the pool /gym closes at 645 PM even though I asked where the gym/pool was and this was at 3 PM . We were totally disgusted, what a waste of a night away. I have never never seen a hotel that is… See more
Checked in for one night, we were never told on arrival the pool /gym closes at 645 PM even though I asked where the gym/pool was and this was at 3 PM . We were totally disgusted, what a waste of a night away. I have never never seen a hotel that is 4 star close their gym before 9/10 PM for guests. the rooms are ok, nothing special at all about them. we were put in a suite but I wasn't impressed I thought the rooms need a refurb, Just too expensive at 200 euro for a Saturday night away. Bar food menu is very limiting, because of this we didn't eat there. Went to Collins and had a fab meal instead. Breakfast was nice. I don't think we'll be back here at these rates. Collapse
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