Hyland's Burren Hotel

Main St., Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland

A turf fire greets you in the lobby of this unpretentious coaching inn, in the heart of the Burren, which dates from the early 18th century and has become a cheerful, welcoming spot with a reputation for friendliness and good entertainment. The much-expanded village-center hotel has guest rooms that vary in size and shape but all have modern pine furniture and color-coordinated drapes and spreads. Ask for a room overlooking the Burren, and check out the amazingly clear night sky. There's a spacious residents' lounge on the first floor, with an outdoor deck, for further stargazing. The bar hosts live music most nights from June to mid-September, and on Sundays the rest of the year. Ask about special midweek rates.

PROS

  • central location
  • bar and restaurant on-site
  • pleasant staff

CONS

  • won't win any style contests
  • bar and restaurant very busy July and August

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 065-707–7037

HOTEL DETAILS

30 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–late Mar. Breakfast

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