Oak Wood Arms Hotel
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... they were hard to resist! I went for a red one!). Our hostess said she was born and raised on the island, but moved to Galway and raised her family. She returned two years ago to the island and said that she had survived two winters, but was thinking about leaving this winter. "There is only so much walking you can do!," she said. Padraic told us that they take the ferry once a week to go to the mainland. The ferry takes 50 minutes and then they take a coach into Galway (another ...
... before we threatened to push him off the Cliffs. Cruised through the country side in Ireland, met some french women that I communicated with, some local Irish people that I had lunch with way out in the farms and finished my tour in Cork before hitch hiking a ride back to Limerick where my hotel was booked for the night.]In short, today was a pleasant day. The people in Ireland are simply pleasant. Very happy and cheery folk. Can't believe ...
... it) because he thought it had fairie qualities!!! Hahahaha. Some other guy got mad and cut it back--but it was hearty and grew back more than ever. It's really funny: it looks like a BUSH. Too funny. John has pointed out much more important things. One thing we've seen are "forts"--again, Dennis, it's a pile of dirt in this case, but they're mounds of dirt in a circle or square that have now been overgrown. But the current day farmers don't want to disturb these "mounds" ...
What day is it? Where are we? The best part is that the answer to this question is that we are in Ireland and have been giddy and counting our blessings ever since. This trip has been in the works for years, and we know we are oh so fortunate to be able to take it! After landing in Shannon, we were easily able to pick up our luggage and settle the rental car - we are still working on an official name. It took a bit to get used to driving on the left. I drove first, and took ...
... where we just were in Doolin. On this entire island, there were homes, a shipwreck, some ruins and a few specialty shops. Later I found out that there was a larger island with cliffs and other things to learn about. I am grateful for my experience, but I was kind of frustrated that I was not able to choose what I wanted to do.
Once we were off of the boat, we immediately were asked if we wanted to be taken ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Oak Wood Arms Hotel Shannon
We stayed here on our last night in Ireland because we wanted to get up in the morning, see Bunrattly Castle, and then get to the airport for our flight home. It was a good place with good service, friendly people, and a decent pub that served plenty of Guinness and Beamish. It was a lively place at night since a tour bus dropped off a load of French tourists anxious to enjoy the pub all at once. There were plenty of people but once we got back to our room, it was quiet and comfortable. We watched some World Cup Soccer and went to bed.
Fabulous Hotel - Great Location
I can only say good things about this hotel. I have just come back from 2 nights there and it is fantastic. The staff are extremely helpful and full of Irish charm as you would expect, the food was wonderful - I had a full Irish breakfast included in my room rate and I certainly could not go hungry. I found the rooms extremely pleasant with the best shower I have ever used and lovely warm gas central heating which was much appreciated after a day in the cold mountains! I really could not fault this hotel, a great price and a great stay, I will definitely use again.
I stayed at the Oakwood Arms Hotel for two nights in February 2006 - I was pleasantly surprised.
My husband and I chose this hotel to be close to the airport. We had stayed in b&b's all week and thought this would be a real treat since they boasted of a sauna and steamroom, a hairdryer & iron w/board in the room. So I was willing to pay a little more. WELL... the hairdryer had duct tape wrapped on it and it still didn't work. The steambath was broken. You have to let the desk know 30 minutes ahead of time so they can turn it on. We did that. Then we waited an additional 45 minutes waiting for the thing to start working. It never did. The tea cups in the tea service were dirty. There was an old used tea bag sitting right in the middle of the tea and coffee. The light in one of the nightstand lamps was burned out. One of the lights in the bathroom was burned out. They would only give us one keycard... and you have to leave one in the receptacle in the room so that the lights will work. And there was a wedding taking place and the dining room was closed. You had to eat in the pub which was fine except it was so crowded with overflow from the wedding that there were hardly seats. The parking lot was so packed there was not a parking spot. And there were about 7-9 kids running up and down the hallways that were in or should have been in attendance at the wedding. Of all the places that we stayed in Ireland, this one was the worst. I guess the old saying about "the more you pay the less you get" is true in this case. And to make matters worse when I nicely told the desk clerk all the things that were wrong he nonchalantly shrugged. We will never stay there and we will make sure that all our friends know before they book there lodging in Shannon.
I'll be back!
As a frequent business traveller around the Globe, I was very impressed by the Oakwood arms. It operates to a very high standard in all areas from helpful staff to clean spacious rooms to ease of access from airport. I had a little chuckle to myself on leaving when comparing what the Oakwood offers as a three star and compared it to some of the so called four star hotels I have stayed in.
Excellent but middle of nowhere
we decided to take a short weekend break to ireland and have been to dublin several times this place is great but you need a car shannon is as big as a postage stamp 6 shops and 2 pubs however the hotel is very good restaurant is fantastic and we travelled around the area and the bunratty castle is very good
I have stayed at this hotel many times as I travel back and forth to Ireland several times a year and I love it. It is not terribly well advertised and I pretty much stumbled across it when the hotel I usually stayed at in nearby Bunratty was full. The facilities at this charming hotel are excellent and the staff are friendly and efficient. The best discovery of all turned out to be their restaurant, the Spruce Goose, which serves top class meals beautifully presented. The on-site bar also serves a great lunch. There is not a lot to do within walking distance of the hotel but it is more than worth the drive or cab fare to any of the nearby attractions. Also, the hotel is 5 minutes from the airport which makes it a very convenient place to begin or end one's visit to Ireland. It also explains the aeronautical theme throughout the premises including rooms named after aviators Amelia Earhardt and Lady Heath. I highly recommend the Oakwood Arms as a wonderful place to stay in Co. Clare.
Nicely designed, big rooms, close to airport. A bit too pricey unless you book ahead. Good atmosphere in pub. Our only frustration was that we couldn't get into the restaurant-- it was already booked full by the time we arrived-- and there are no other good restaurants nearby, just a McDonalds. The menu in our room looked good and we were looking forward to it. But alas, we ended up eating in the pub which was OK but not ideal. Tour bus groups were staying here so maybe they're partly to blame-- I know they managed to devour all the breakfast pastries and hit the road before the other guests were awake. Still, the hotel should provide for everyone, and if big groups come in, keep the restaurant opened longer and buy more pastries. That said, it was nonetheless a pleasant, comfortable hotel.
Terrible hotel! Overpriced, noisy and in very bad need of a remodel. Drive a little farther and stay someplace else. This place is a dump.
Near the Airport in Shannon
I found this hotel very nice. Refered here by my customer, it is located very close to the airport. The place has a short but intereting history. It is well decorated with local artifacts from the age of float planes that would stop on their way to and from Europe. The rooms are large, clean and the staff very nice. The breakfest was included with my room rate. It was large as you would expect an Irish one to be.
This place also has a large pub, meeting rooms and a resturant. Near by are some other pubs as well as a short walk away a small shopping center. I have stayed here now 5 times over the last 12 months with no complaints.