Travel Blogs from Lahinch
... we spent the night in Cork, but this was purely to break the journey. We stayed at a hotel outside of the town so cannot really comment on the place. It was merely a means to an end.
Next morning we drove to Lahinch. This is a really (I mean really!) small town. It probably only consists of three streets and on this day we were met with atrocious weather – howling gale force winds, sleet and freezing temperatures. The beautiful, old Atlantic Hotel in the ...
... bar maid girls were up on the bar with bottles of spirits pouring it into your mouth. Sounds like it could be a cool thing but it was just gross. The attraction to this place for us was that you pay 2 Euro to get in and then it is E2 for every drink you buy then after. So buying a bottle of Bulmers is E2 or buying a vodka orange, E2. Pretty cheap really for a club but still. Actually mentioning vodka oranges I just want to explain one ...
paula-saw the flying boats and very nice they were, very informative Then went for a drive along the cliffs of Moher just beautiful. Staying in Salthill again tonight. Very tired.
Paula-this is added on later on 20 june, That was the day i dropped like a star on the bed and Shelley made ME a cup of tea. We went to the Cliffs of Moher they were spectacularly beautiful, We walked up to ...
... a little too, to be honest). Plus, running is pretty cool when you can turn a corner and go somewhere you have never been before….doesn’t happen that much at home! Went on a Dunnes run with Sarah and Mette for some groceries for the week. It seems like I am always going for groceries, but since most students walk to the grocery store, it is rare for them to get more than six or seven items at a time. Had another fun game night across the hall, Clue and spoons once ...
... that everything worked out with the other guests. Our view is like a postcard.
We found the little restaurant that looked like a yellow house with a swingset in front. Scott and Bekah our tour consultants gave this five stars and we would heartily agree. Great food and very friendly local people working here. Everything is made from scratch with local food.
We also finally got a picture of a thatched roof cottage. Paula is ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Vaughan Lodge Lahinch
If your use to staying in 5 star rated hotels with their associated amenities , but thought you might have to compromise on a golf trip to small town in Ireland, look no further than the Vaughan Lodge. The place has class. The rooms are stylishly decorated and as fresh as any top International chain. The exterior was nice and fit well into the local architecture. They have a guest sitting area with a Flat screen TV and a fully stocked bar, not only can you enjoy a Guiness, but you can also select a fine single malt Irish whiskey.
Me, my son & my two brothers spent two nights at Vaughan Lodge & totally enjoyed the wonderful Irish hospitality of Maria & Michael, the excellent food & the high-quality facility. After 18 holes on the Lahinch Old Course you are able to "hang out" in a comfortable , almost posh, lounge watching a large-screen plasma TV while sipping on a cold Guinness. I highly recommend staying at Vaughan Lodge. You'll love it.
Classy Spot in Lahinch
Stayed in Vaughan lodge for two nights and what a treat....the service is so personal and friendly. The food is outstanding, it is not often one has a meal that is good value for money this is value with panache....The accomadation is very smart and breakfast was lovely....looking forward to returning..
The Vaughan Lodge was a wonderful hotel in Lahinch, Ireland. We stayed at the lodge for 3 days/nights. My husband and I travel frequently. There are a few things which are important to us...We had a wonderful bed to sleep in, exceptional water pressure in the shower (very important after walking/playing 18 holes of golf or touring in a car all day...), in addition the restaurant has a top notch menu. The hotel shares contemporary style and Irish charm. The combination is refreshing.
My golfing partner and I recently stayed 3 nights at the Vaughn Lodge in Lahinch. I would highly recommend it for all staying in the area. Not only is the building new and well appointed, combining the charm and feel of a country house with the conveniences one comes to expect, but it overlooks the clubhouse of the famous Lahinch links course.
Vaughan Lodge was recommended to us after we chose not to stay in our original accommodation and what a great place, from the first phone call to checking out - superb. Great rooms, very well appointed with great style and thought. We loved every minute of our stay enjoying the excellent cuisine, superb wine, stimulating and entertaining company provided by Michael and Maria.
Enjoy this hotel, it is in a diffrent class because it's owners are and they make it happen.
We stayed at Vaughan Lodge for 1 week at the end of August. We found it to be classy and extremely comfortable. We really enjoyed the food. The decor is a tasteful mix of modern and old fashioned styles and our room, which gave us a view of the first tee at Lahinch Golfcourse, really appealed to us. The owners, Michael and Maria, are a charming young couple who made our stay most enjoyable. We look forward to going back already...
My husband and I and 2 other couples recently returned from our annual golfing trip to Lahinch. We've been going to Lahinch for the last 5 years, as my husband is an overseas member of the Lahinch Golf Club. The Vaughan Lodge was recommended by a friend who had just returned from Lahinch. Well, we certainly were pleased with the recommendation! The Vaughan Lodge recently opened (June 2005) and it is a fabulous place. The bedrooms/baths are everything the international traveler would wish for. We so much enjoyed the oversized rooms with the king size beds as well as the wonderful showers in the bathrooms.
We arrived, and had trouble even finding the hotel. The signs were painted on rocks, with cars blocking them. It didn't help matters that the hotel's brochure places the lodge in an open fileld, rather than its actual site with B&B's on either side.
Be careful about the room rates, since the woman at the front desk originally quoted us a price 50% higher than we had been told over the phone that morning. To be fair, one of the owners resolved that issue for us.
The rooms were modern, ad nicely appointed. We were told that the high-speed Internet access should be up an running soon. You might want to ask about that before arrival.
Ssh don't tell everyone!
Stayed at Vaughan Lodge this weekend. Consider myself reasonable well travelled and a bit of a foodie!
The rooms were beautifully modern and spacious. But the highlight of the stay was dinner in the Restaurant. Everything we had from the four course menu using fresh Irish ingredients was cooked to perfection. One of the best meals I have ever had. But please don't tell everyone or they will put their prices up and it will be impossible to get a reservation!