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Bunratty Castle Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

hotel location was great had a wonderful time at the creamery and the dinner at the castle

Hotel was beautiful, clean, and allowed us to check in early. In a perfect location in walking distance to Bunratty Castle, Blarney Woolen Mills, and a few bars. Loved our stay here

The hotel was lovely, as were the grounds. Just a totally nice experience.

Loved staying at this hotel. Extremely close to castle, shopping, pubs and Shannon airport. 4 minute walk to bus to Shannon Airport.

We stayed here two nights at the beginning of our trip. It's not too far from the airport. There are little shops and the Folk Park and Castle are within walking distance. We went to the Castle Banquet the 2nd night and it was wonderful!

The lobby of the hotel is lovely but it stops there. After checking in we went up to our floor and immediately were conserned. The carpet is falling apart, walls and doors and ding up and desperate need of paint. Upon entering our room you could smell old cigarette smoke. There were burns in the carpet and bathtub. And it was supposed to be non smoking. The worst though was the MOLD! There was a water leak but the wall was never repaired. It went through the bathroom and bedroom wall. The a/c unit had also leaked and cause more mold. We quickly went back down to notify the staff, who informed us they had no idea about the mold.... The second room was better and remodeled but the hall was still in poor shape. The pool and spa are very difficult to find. There is no functioning ice machines although there are still signs for it. Would not recommended this hotel, needs some serious repairs!

The hotel is in a good location for the Bunratty Castle and Park. It was clean and the staff friendly. We arrived there a little after 3 for check in and our room was not ready yet. It took about another 30 minutes.

Very attractive hotel. Wonderful staff. Very accommodating! Great restaurant. Nice setting. Comfy beds!

This hotel is what you think of when staying in Ireland. More traditional setting, with caring staff. This is where I call home when I go to Ireland, they make you feel welcome and accepted into their family! Thanks for a good stay - see ya soon!

This hotel was right across from Bunratty castle. Bunratty was my favorite experience from our entire trip! Great castle and quaint little village. The hotel was beautiful and the front desk staff was wonderful! The wifi was spotty and the staff in the dining area weren't the friendliest. It was a good experience overall!

The primary reason I booked at the Bunratty Castle Hotel was because they provided a shuttle to Limerick airport. When I checked in I was told this was not the case and they would book me a taxi. They forgot, which wasn't too important because I only had to wait about 10 minutes the next morning, but it did cost an extra $20. Luckily, I booked using Orbucks or it would have been a really expensive mistake. What they lacked in promised service, was more than made up by the hotel's location just across the street from the actual castle itself. I thoroughly enjoyed touring the castle and the strolling around the village. I was unable to take advantage of the free breakfast because of my early flight, but the food in the pub was decent (great chips).

Pretty poor showing in lots of important items. Primarily - lousy bed, cheap, hard. It was quite warm and the AC remote was missing. As they had kept putting us off about why there was no wifi, we didn't even bother to ask desk. Front desk man in morning refused to print our boarding passes for us. Hotels always do this if they don't a computer with printer. 3/4 lights in the hallway near our room were broken - only bare bulb. faucet in bathroom broken. Scratchy, unpleasant towels and sheets. Breakfast adequate. not as good as smaller hotel we stayed in in Cobh. We stayed here years ago; it was great. Big disappointment. We won't return.

We booked and paid for a deluxe room. When we got into the room the toilet didn't flush properly. We addressed the issue at the front desk. The clerk told me I must not know how to properly use the two-button system for flushing. (Mind you, we'd been in Ireland for ten days and had plenty of experience with this type of system.) She insisted it was my error. The only correction?-downgrade our room (but not the price) so the "tourist" could have a handle flush toilet and poor water pressure. The front desk treated us like transients with little courtesy. Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is a worthwhile stop but this hotel is worth passing up.

Our hotels were clean and cheery. We found the staff to be pleasant and very willing to help in any way possible.

The hotel rooms were very nice, clean, and pleasant. The only criticisms I have are regarding the pub and the breakfast. We tried to get a sandwich in the pub after we arrived and the wait was very long. They need more help during busy times. Breakfast was buffet and only offered limited choices, only scrambled eggs, not prepared any other way, no pastries etc. The elevator was also broken when we arrived.

Last night in Ireland. Location convenient to Shannon Airport for car return,check-in etc. Hotel beautiful across from Bunratty Castle. Cows grazing in pasture behind hotel.Service and staff excellent. Perfect place for last night in Ireland.

I enjoyed my stay at Bunratty. The location was great and the area around the hotel was unbelievable with a lot to do.

The Bunratty Castle Hotel provides comfortable, spacious rooms with an adequate full Irish breakfast. The pastries and fruit were excellent; the remainder was standard hotel breakfast fare. Service by the wait staff was exceptional. The in room bathroom was the largest and nicest of the five hotels we used during our visit. The hotel provides hourly courtesy pick up and delivery van service to Shannon air port, about fifteen minutes away.

Bunratty Castle Hotel was very comfortable, the room was plenty large enough for the two of us. The staff were helpful and very polite. We only snacked in the bar, but service and food were great! And, the setting, oh the setting, so calm, quiet and comfortable! And, you could walk to the oldest pub in Ireland. And, it was convenient to the airport!

My husband and I flew into Shannon. The hotel was only about a 15 minute ride if that. It is located on the grounds of the Bunratty Castle and Folkpark. The Folkpark is worth the stay right there! Amazing. We had a ball. Dirty Nelly's is also on the grounds. Had a blast there too. The hotel was extremely clean and beautifully kept. Bathrooms...top shelf! The only downfall was the breakfast, which was for free. I did not like it. But, then again I am picky...Hotel staff...great!

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Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Bunratty Castle Hotel places you next to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and within a 10-minute drive of other popular attractions like Skycourt Shopping Centre. This 144-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. The Treaty Stone is also within a 15-minute drive of this Bunratty hotel.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Kathleen Irish Pub Rest, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

All of Bunratty Castle Hotel's 144 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free newspapers, and phones. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

At Bunratty Castle Hotel, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. Free parking is available if you drive. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.

Room options

Family Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Deluxe Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Bunratty Castle Hotel

Everyone (8) Couples (10) Family (3) Other (2) Friends (1)
4
Everyone

hotel location was great had a wonderful time at the creamery and the dinner at the castle

By , from NJ on Oct 17, 2017

5

perfect location

Everyone

Hotel was beautiful, clean, and allowed us to check in early. In a perfect location in walking distance to Bunratty Castle, Blarney Woolen Mills, and a few bars. Loved our stay here

By , from NJ on Sep 20, 2017

5

loved the area!

Everyone

The hotel was lovely, as were the grounds. Just a totally nice experience.

By , from Minnesota on Sep 18, 2017

5

wonderful location

Everyone

Loved staying at this hotel. Extremely close to castle, shopping, pubs and Shannon airport. 4 minute walk to bus to Shannon Airport.

By on Jul 8, 2017

4

nice hotel in quaint town

Everyone

We stayed here two nights at the beginning of our trip. It's not too far from the airport. There are little shops and the Folk Park and Castle are within walking distance. We went to the Castle Banquet the 2nd night and it was wonderful!

By , from Colleyville, TX on Jul 7, 2017

2

needs some serious work

Everyone

The lobby of the hotel is lovely but it stops there. After checking in we went up to our floor and immediately were conserned. The carpet is falling apart, walls and doors and ding up and desperate need of paint. Upon entering our room you could smell old cigarette smoke. There were burns in the carpet and bathtub. And it was supposed to be non smoking. The worst though was the MOLD! There was a water leak but the wall was never repaired. It went through the bathroom and bedroom wall. The a/c unit had also leaked and cause more mold. We quickly went back down to notify the staff, who informed us they had no idea about the mold.... The second room was better and remodeled but the hall was still in poor shape. The pool and spa are very difficult to find. There is no functioning ice machines although there are still signs for it. Would not recommended this hotel, needs some serious repairs!

By , from CA on Jan 27, 2017

4
Everyone

The hotel is in a good location for the Bunratty Castle and Park. It was clean and the staff friendly. We arrived there a little after 3 for check in and our room was not ready yet. It took about another 30 minutes.

By , from anniston,AL on Jun 8, 2016

5

beautiful hotel

Everyone

Very attractive hotel. Wonderful staff. Very accommodating! Great restaurant. Nice setting. Comfy beds!

By , from California, USA on May 15, 2016

4

just like being at home

Couples

This hotel is what you think of when staying in Ireland. More traditional setting, with caring staff. This is where I call home when I go to Ireland, they make you feel welcome and accepted into their family! Thanks for a good stay - see ya soon!

By on Sep 28, 2015

4

beautiful location!

Couples

This hotel was right across from Bunratty castle. Bunratty was my favorite experience from our entire trip! Great castle and quaint little village. The hotel was beautiful and the front desk staff was wonderful! The wifi was spotty and the staff in the dining area weren't the friendliest. It was a good experience overall!

By on Sep 17, 2015