Formerly The Clare Inn, this modern hotel overlooking the Shannon estuary was built in the grounds of Dromoland Castle in the 1960s but independently owned and operated, although it shared the golf course.
In 2012, the property was reunited with the Dromoland estate and is now a sister hotel to Dromoland Castle.
Moderately priced and with good conference and business facilities - plus golf and a leisure centre with spa for delegates' downtime - it has always been appealing to the business community, and many of the same features also make it an ideal destination for family breaks. Family rooms are available with a double bed and two or three singles and there is plenty for families to do including a Kids' Club in summer (also selected weekends off season), activities for teenagers and lots of places to visit in the area.
At the more grown up end of the scale there's a 'presidential' suite, and some deluxe rooms, which have been completely refurbished since the change of ownership.
It's good to see this well located hotel back in common ownership with Dromoland Castle and it has wide appeal.