The Lodge at Doonbeg County Clare, Ireland
Doonbeg encapsulates an extraordinary experience where no two visits are the same, ensuring you’ll want to come back again and again.
Service at The Lodge at Doonbeg is famously discreet – a tradition which has prevailed since The Lodge first opened its door in 2006. The team at Doonbeg are trained to the highest standards and pride themselves in eliminating problems before they arise. The foundation of this is based on faultless preparation and customer understanding.
Each guest is welcomed to The Lodge at Doonbeg with a “Doonbeg Hug”. The “Doonbeg Hug” begins with the guest services team who warmly yet casually, escort guests to their room and continues throughout the guests visit, in every encounter with a member of staff, from the soothingly knowledgeable therapists in White Horse Spa to the effortlessly efficient concierge team who will handle any request, from a chopper charter to a celebratory gift, with the utmost discretion.
Each team member will do whatever is necessary to ensure guests leave Doonbeg with fond memories and felling like they have received a “Doonbeg Hug”.
With every small detail carefully considered, the standard of accommodation at Doonbeg is unprecedented, offering a distinct departure from generic hotel offerings and creating a new benchmark for the discerning guest.
All of the accommodations – each one different from the next – are meticulously designed with hand-selected antiques and reclaimed woods, beams, specially imported from the US. Every room and suite enjoys its own individual personality and style, each tailored to fit modern demands for comfort, in an understated, yet luxurious manner, making it one of the most unique 5 star hotels Ireland has to offer.
Award-winning chef Wade Murphy, has applied his culinary style and influence to the dining experience at Doonbe g – from gastronomic favourites at the informal Darby’s Pub to more creative international dishes in the Long Room guests are spoilt for choice. Each dish is masterfully created using the finest local ingredients to create a culinary masterpiece which is sure to tickle your taste buds. The prevailing dining ethos at Doonbeg is -to deliver exceptional food but we don’t believe in excess formality, instead allowing the guest to relax and truly enjoy the dining experience at Doonbeg.
Named after the white foamy crowns of the rolling Atlantic waves, the White Horses spa was designed by internationally renowned Irish-born designer Clodagh and opened in 2006. Inspired by the natural environment of Co. Clare, regenerative treatments using local natural salts, seaweeds, algae, and herbal extracts recall the ancient wisdom of ritual healing. Guests can enjoy body scrubs, Thai and Swedish Massage, Basalt Stone Massage, Sea Spirulina and Mud Body Wraps, Aromatherapy and Reflexology. The recent addition of Tranquility Hairy & Nail salon has proved very popular with guests who like to take some time being papered.
Recreation is a distinct pleasure at Doonbeg with a variety of activities to choose from, including the world renowned Doonbeg Golf Course which is onsite. The course was officially opened in 2002, and was immediately designated as Golf Digest’s “Best New International Course.”
Maybe the last true links course to be built in either Ireland or England, Doonbeg golf course in Clare is ideally situated between two of Ireland’s other top ranked courses, Ballybunion and Lahinch, making it one of the best golf destinations in Ireland.
There is a wealth of other activities on site including fishing, bicycle trips, a stunning mile long beach where surfing and wind surfing are popular.
On Doonbeg’s doorstep lies an extensive array of activates from horseback riding to rock climbing, deep sea fishing to dolphin watching. Some of Ireland’s most popular attractions- The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Ailwee Cave & The Aran Islands are located close to the Lodge at Doonbeg. Guest who visit love to get out and experience what west Clare has to offer and with so much to see and do, there is never a moment where you will wonder what there is to do!
No matter what your reason for visiting The Lodge at Doonbeg, rest assured it will be one which you will treasure for a long time to come.