Sheedy’s

Expertly tended rose gardens in front of this ‘wonderfully well-run small hotel’ gaze out towards the windswept Burren countryside. More

Contact details

Sheedy’s
Lisdoonvarna
Co. Clare
Ireland
00353 (0) 5707 4026

Hotel information

Bedrooms

11. Some on ground floor.

Open

Easter-Sept, closed Mon/Tues in Apr, restaurant closed Sun evening July-Sept.

Facilities

sitting room/library, sun lounge, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 1/2 -acre garden, restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

'easy listening' at breakfast, light jazz at dinner.

Children

over-11s welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B EUR139-EUR180, D,B&B EUR220-EUR280. A la carte EUR48. 1-night bookings refused weekends in Sept.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Expertly tended rose gardens front this ‘wonderfully well-run small hotel’, gazing out towards the windswept Burren countryside. The ‘inimitable’ Martina and John Sheedy are the fourth generation at the helm. ‘The pair are gifted hosts through and through,’ say Guide inspectors in 2018, ‘and they expect nothing less from their well-trained staff.’ Bedrooms are ‘cocooning’: ‘There was no noise; we slept so well on twin beds with crisp white bedlinen and sink-into pillows. The blissful bath had plenty of spaces for a wine glass.’ Each room has many thoughtful extras (home-made biscuits, a proper repair kit, bathrobes, fine toiletries). Diners eat by firelight in the atmospheric bar or restaurant. The chef/patron has long supported a sustainable, go-local ethos. (‘We stopped by the local smokehouse after discovering it supplied my delicious smoked salmon starter.’) His French-inflected Irish dishes included ‘delicious crab risotto, a succulent vegan chickpea-roast vegetable ragout; divine, creamy coconut sorbet’. Breakfast has all the standards (porridge, a full Irish, ‘lovely sausages and mushrooms’), plus ‘something a little different’, perhaps fluffy pancakes, bagels with St Tola goat’s cheese.

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Sheedy’s
Lisdoonvarna
Co. Clare

Guest comments

'Well maintained, well run. Martina is a gifted hostess through and through, personal, attentive in every respect, training her staff to be equally so. The food was excellent., served in generous portions and using local ingredients. ' - EH - May, 2018
'Still an excellent hotel. The combination of Martina’s welcome and John’s cooking is formidable. We like the tea and home-made biscuits offered on checking in; the spacious bedroom; the feeling of well-being that descends as you sit in the conservatory with a pre-dinner drink; the magic John works with quality ingredients; the attempt to offer something a little different at the buffet-free breakfast. Portions are generous. ' - Andrew Wardrop - July, 2014

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Tourist attractions

  • Cliffs of Moher

    A stunning series of cliffs on the Atlantic coast.

  • The Burren

    A national park, with diverse flora and fauna, along with celtic crosses and ring forts.

  • Aran Islands

    Day trips available to a Gaelic-speaking, traditional area off the west coast of Ireland.