Dunraven Arms Hotel

Louis Murphy runs the show here at the Dunraven Arms. He knows what his customers want. This hotelier is a Master of the Art of Charm

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Facilities

Period Style Dining

Dunraven Arms Hotel, Co. Limerick, Irish Food, Good Food Ireland

Graceful Silver Service at The Maigue Dining Room

The Maigue is the formal dining room of The Dunraven Arms. A well proportioned room with period features, crisp white linen clad tables, sparkling silver and glass ware and a graceful silver service style. Totally in keeping with the sense of tradition at this old hunting lodge turned luxury hotel. Menus offer a choice of first courses and mains centred around local and Irish produce. You’ll be spoiled for choice. But it must be said that the speciality of the house here is the wonderful Prime Roast Rib of Irish Beef, carved in the old fashioned way from the majestic silver trolley in the centre of the dining room.

Pre-Dinner Drinks at Hunter's Bar

Dunraven's Hunter's Bar is a favourite amongst guests and visitors to this Adare based hotel. Sip on a pre-dinner cocktail before visiting The Maigue Dining Room. Decorated with Solid Oak Panelling and leather banquettes, you get that enticing and sophisticated jazz club atmosphere heightened by the accompanying live Pianist . Soup and sandwiches, along with a hot dish are served throughout the day with an extensive bar menu available in the evenings from Sunday-Thursday.

Rooms & Suites

Elegant & Luxurious Accommodation

Expect a professional and consistent service with a stay at the Dunraven Arms Hotel. Luxurious bedrooms provide a range of comfort levels. Standard bedrooms have great beds and elegant en suite bathrooms, while the twenty four junior suites and six full suites provide total grandeur with a choice of four posters, half tester canopied beds, separate sitting areas with sofas and armchairs and in some cases beautiful fireplaces.

SPA & Leisure

Relax with a Leisurely Swim or Massage

The Dunraven Arms Hotel has the whole package when it comes to leisurely breaks. Having sampled the delicious food offering, why not refresh with a leisurely swim in the hotel's heated pool to get the heart rate going. Relieve tired muscles with a massage or continue the pampering with treatments with the hotel's beauty offering.

Our Review of Dunraven Arms Hotel

Louis Murphy runs the show here at the Dunraven Arms. He knows what his customers want. This hotelier is a Master of the Art of Charm – and it shines through at all times. His team work to his own high standards to provide a consistent and professional service that always has a friendly and welcoming approach. Time spent here is a refreshing break for the weary soul and tired spirit. There’s life in this place and it’ll bring you back to life when you need it.

This old hunting lodge turned hotel is located just off the centre of Adare village, an idyllic heritage village with its Franciscan Friary Tower, Desmond Castle, built by the Normans. This is one of the oldest hotels in Ireland, established in 1792. A great base for exploring all the heritage sites of village life including the tower, castle,  Augustine Priory, the Trinitarian Abbey and The Washing Pool, where villagers washed and watered their horses. The original building was already in place when in the 1830’s, the third Earl of Dunraven bucked the trend for replacing old thatches with slate and rebuilt Adare village with larger thatched houses. Which is probably why some say this is the prettiest village in Ireland. 

Luxury bedrooms provide a range of comfort levels. Standard bedrooms have great beds and elegant en suite bathrooms, while the twenty four junior suites and six full suites provide total grandeur with a choice of four posters, half tester canopied beds, separate sitting areas with sofas and armchairs and in some cases beautiful fireplaces.

In the morning, rise to a glorious breakfast. The big buffet includes all the usual cereals, fresh fruit, yogurts, juices.  Follow this with a  hot selection which includes a  full leg of glazed roast Limerick ham served from the trolley in place of the usual rashers.  This impressive joint is carved by hand  and slices are generous. Enjoy them with all the traditonal Irish breakfast accompaniments and plenty of tea or coffee.  You’ll be ready for the exploration of all those historic sights afterwards!

Dinner time dining takes place in The Maigue dining room, a gloriously traditional space with the feel of yesteryear in style and service. See our separate review here. If you fancy a lighter bite, you can enjoy the bar menu at The Hunter Bar. 

Dunraven is hard to top for comfort levels.  It has its own leisure facilities and pool. Wedding parties and business conferences are welcomed.  Horses are also a strong theme, in keeping with the history of the old lodge. Louis and Bryan Murphy are keen huntsman who can organise hunts and other equestrian events as part of your stay.  The hotel offers a  full valet service for hunting attire, storage of riding equipment and transport. 

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