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Trump International Hotel & Golf Links

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4 euro Restaurants Offering Consistent Excellence Overall Deluxe Accommodation Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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Trump International Hotel & Golf Links
Doonbeg Co Clare
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Trump International Hotel (formerly The Lodge at Doonbeg) offers accommodation which is not just very luxurious - but downright gorgeous
  • Cookery Classes
  • Croquet
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Fitness Room
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf 18 hole
  • Golf nearby
  • Horse Racing nearby
  • Hunting/Shooting (nearby)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Mountain Biking nearby
  • Sauna
  • Spa (Other)
  • Steam Room
  • Surfing nearby
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Yoga
  • Banqueting
  • Beauty - Hairdressing
  • Beauty - Massage
  • Beauty - Salon
  • Beauty - Treatments
  • Breaks - Off Season
  • Breaks - Short
  • Breaks - Special Interest
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Children's Baby Sitting Arranged
  • Children's Kids Club
  • Children's Playground
  • Children's Playroom
  • Family Friendly
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms (accessible for less able)
  • Heli-Pad
  • Location - Beach on site
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Remote
  • Location - Scenic
  • Location - Waterside
  • Meeting Rooms
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Romantic Venue
  • Self Catering Also Avail
  • Shop - boutique
  • Shop - Gift
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • European Classic
  • Al Fresco
  • Attractive Views
  • Breakfast Venue
  • Character Pub
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Formal
  • Informal
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Pub Grub
  • Sunday Dining
  • Tea Rooms
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

Trump International Hotel & Golf Links

Although the Golf Club is a private club, visitors have always been welcome to both golf and accommodation when available. Whether or not you are a golfer, this is very good news because Trump International Hotel offers accommodation which is not just very luxurious - but downright gorgeous.


Located on Doughmore Bay in West Clare, the contrast between the wild landscape, the brooding sea and the classy interiors of the hotel lends a distinctly romantic tone to the resort, which is on first approach reminiscent of a baronial Scottish castle; however, as you draw closer, a cluster of more intimate buildings is revealed and, in acknowledgment of Irish tradition, all are slated-roofed and built in local stone.


With an emphasis on natural materials (they even had their own tartan designed, an understated choice in gentle country colours) and respect for the environment (de-salinated sea water is used for watering the links), the quiet elegance of the hotel may come as a surprise.


It has an Irish 'great house' feel with an American opulence - and both the hands-on GM, Joe Russell, and Front Office Manager, Martina Casey, ensure the atmosphere is always warm and service professional.


Accommodation is offered in both the main building (opulent suites with sea views and very luxurious bathrooms), the adjacent courtyard and nearby cottages; the standard is exceptionally high in all areas and the style is seriously classy.


Well-equipped kitchens and atmospheric dining areas are a feature throughout the development, giving the option of self-catering or serviced accommodation – and comfy furniture and fireplaces make this an appealing all-year destination.


And then there is the White Horses Spa, designed by the US-based Irish designer Clodagh: offering every possible kind of pampering, the design is inspired by the local environment (the walls of the fitness room, for example, feature a continuous image of the beach at Doonbeg) and non-golfers, especially, could pass many an agreeable hour here.


Rooms 76. Accommodation from about €160pps. Breakfast (if not included)  €15 pp. Special breaks offered.Children welcome (play room, playground, kids club). Room service, 24 hr. Golf (18); Spa; golf shop. 


Restaurants:


Good food is a high priority at Trump International Hotel, and there are three choices: Trumps Bar & Restaurant (formerly Darby's)  is for everybody, a great spacious pub-like bar where you can have straightforward food like fish and chips, prawn salads, and steaks.


Meals are also offered in the Members' Bar, where the ambience is elegant yet clubby, in the old-fashioned style - and fine dining is offered in Ocean View Restaurant (formerly The Long Room; see below), an intimate restaurant with its own bar, antique mirrors and a great bay window looking on to the ocean.


Originally from Poland, Executive head Chef Greg Budzyn has been on the Doonbeg team since 2008.


The style is modern classic and Greg's philosophy is to make full use of the best local foods in season. Menus offered in Ocean View Restaurant are not overlong, but they give a thoughtfully choice of very appealing dishes.


Details at this fine restaurant (such as wonderful breads) are excellent, and attentive service and an impressive wine list are both a match for the good cooking offered - as is the dining room itself, which is handsomely set up for comfort and space - and to make the most of the ocean view. A lovely place to linger over that last glass of wine.

Ocean View Restaurant Seats 70, D daily 6-9.30, à la carte; L Sun only. Trump's Bar & Restaurant, food served 8am-9.30pm daily. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 13-07-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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On N67, 16km (10 miles) north of Kilkee.

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