The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

‘Tranquil air of relaxed calm’, ‘Good for the soul’, ‘An oasis of peace’. More

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Co. Limerick
00 353 69 68508

Hotel information


16. 1, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.


all year except 24–26 Dec.


library, restaurant, entrance hall, sunroom, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (terrestrial), wedding facilities, 12-acre grounds, restaurant and public rooms wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in restaurant.


all ages welcomed.


‘well-behaved’ pets welcome, in designated bedrooms (not unattended), not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


per person B&B €90–€160, D,B&B €129–€195. Set menus €48–€62.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Tranquil air of relaxed calm’, ‘Good for the soul’, ‘An oasis of peace’. We hear perennial praise for John Edward Joyce’s country house hotel. Built in 1885 by the parish priest – and for a long time home to the Mercy order of nuns – it stands in lovely grounds ‘full of colour’, with orchard and kitchen garden. In 2016 it passed seamlessly into the ownership of long-serving manager Mr Joyce, and everything is as it ever was. Bedrooms are traditional, furnished with antiques (perhaps a four-poster), and have luxury toiletries, mineral water, tea and coffee facilities on request (‘but we’d rather make it for you,’ they say). A deluxe suite opens on to the garden (ideal for dog owners). On arrival, ‘a great, friendly welcome, tea and home-baked biscuits’. In the evening, chef Angel Pirev’s four-course menus include such dishes as Ballinwillinn farm beef loin, fillet, kale, parsley root, apple wedge, jus. ‘Meal delightful, service a little stiff at first but readily became relaxed,’ a reader writes. In the morning, in the sunny breakfast room, there is soda bread, eggs from the hotel’s hens, ‘lovely cooked items’. (John Hood, HS)

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The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge
Co. Limerick

Guest comments

'In a class of its own. We were charmed by the hotel and its attentive staff. The manager has a gift for hospitality. The perfect place to unwind - beautiful gardens to wander round, spacious public rooms bedecked with flowers, lovely views. Its decor and the thoughtful, personal touches make it seem like staying as a guest in a country house. It richly deserves its reputation for fine dining; the service was efficient and seemingly effortless. The pretty little town on Adare a short drive away. But why stir when you can happily while away the hours in a shady spot in the terraced gardens or on a lounger in the full sun on the lawns? ' - Helena Shaw - July, 2018
'Great welcome: tea and biscuits and friendly. Beautiful clean areas; spacious accommodation. Meal delightful - service a little stiff at first but readily became relaxed. Breakfast again good: chatty service with cooked items lovely; not too much. ' - John Hood - June, 2017

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Tourist attractions

  • Adare Village

    One of Ireland's most picturesque villages, with several heritage centres and small museums.

  • Clonshire Equestrian Centre

    Cross-country riding across 130 acres of parkland.

  • Fishing

    Escorted day trips and tuition, with full equipment hire.

Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide