The standard of Doolin hotels and guest-houses has risen over the past few years as well-traveled visitors have come to expect service, comfort and modern amenities in their lodgings. The 3 and 4 star hotels in Doolin listed below are a selection of the best the area has to offer.
The Tir Gan Ean hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel that has been a remarkable addition to the area. The Celtic styled exterior is matched inside by funky decor and plasma screens. The 12 guest rooms are large and contemporary in design and it is clear no expense was spared on fittings, under floor heating, etc.
The friendly staff make this a most personable place to stay and the hotel breakfast is not to be missed for its menu of culinary treats (scrambled egg with Burren smokehouse salmon and home-made banana bread to name just two).
The old darling of Doolin has got to be the country manor style Aran View House Hotel. The beautiful building and manicured perfectly reflect the picturesque views out to the Aran Islands (visible from all west facing rooms).
The 19 guest rooms have kept their traditional furnishings, without being tatty or worn, and the restaurant makes great use of the seafood (landed daily at Doolin harbor) and local produce on its menu of culinary delights. As if that wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t enough the hotel bar plays host in summer to musicians playing traditional Irish music (something the town is famous for).
Finally, in the heart of town lies the Ballyvara Guest House. This hotel can cater to all manner of group types and sizes with its range of twin, double, family, luxury suites and studio guest rooms. All rooms are kitted out with power showers and modern amenities while some even sport spa/Jacuzzi baths.
Any visitor to Doolin Ireland will love to explore the attractions along the coast. Any of the hotels in Doolin listed above would make a great base from which to start your exploring and also enjoy the great food that the area is famous for.