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County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands Hotels

Aran View House Hotel


  • Well-located
  • Amazing views
  • Bar and restaurant on-site


  • A rather sprawling development, painted in an odd shade of pink
  • The exterior is less attractive than the interior

Updated 04/09/2014

Fodor's Review

This extensively modernized 1736 house on 100 acres of farmland offers magnificent views in nearly every direction: the Aran Islands to the west, the Cliffs of Moher to the south, and the gray limestone rocks of the Burren to the north. The interior is decorated with antique touches; some rooms have four-poster beds and all have Georgian reproduction furniture. You can savor the view from the bar or the residents' lounge. Don't miss the sunset over the Aran Islands, which can be spectacular. It's on the coast road in the Fanore direction, about a 10-minute walk north from Doolin village.

Hotel Information


Coast Rd., Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland




Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Nov.–Easter
  • 16 rooms
  • Breakfast

Updated 04/09/2014

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By jholc

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May 31, 2008

Nice Hotel, but nothing special

I recently stayed here for two nights. The room was strangely decorated, but was very clean. I liked the bathroom a lot, it was very large. The breakfast was fine. The service was fair, but the front desk was not very friendly. My main issue was not the hotel, I would not stay in Doolin again. There is nothing to do.

By DavidD

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Feb 18, 2003

What's to Recommend?

Aran View is situated a short drive - or long walk - from Doolin's much-hyped trad pubs. That gives it plenty of peace-of-mind factor, but there's little else to recommend. The accommodation is tidy enough, but it has a certain impersonal quality about it. Breakfasts, moreover, are mediocre, situated in a bland-looking dining room. Rooms, too, seem generic and uninspired. Combine this with relatively high rates and the Aran View is not good value

for money.

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By Brian

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Sep 21, 2002

Nice but not worth the money

The location is quiet but rather far from town. The rooms were small and rather sparce. Our room was not cleaned the second day until 4:30 PM. Breakfast was good but rather average. This is a nice hotel but there are better places in Doolin available for much less money.

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