Aside from its appeal as a golfing destination, the seaside town of Kilkee is the traditional family holiday destination par excellence - many regulars would say there is nowhere else to be during the long Irish summer holidays.
Many visitors find a real 'sense of Clare' at Ann and Martin Haugh's long established family-run hotel, which is very well located in the centre of Kilkee, overlooking the bay and just a few yards from the beach.
Child and pet-friendly, with clean simple accommodation including two family rooms, this is not a smart or fashionable place to stay - it's a "nice old fashioned hotel" with a great sense of hospitality, and the rooms have recently been upgraded. With a welcoming fire in the reception area and extremely friendly and helpful staff, the overall feeling is one of traditional welcome and comfort.
And you should eat well too: generous, wholesome food based on local ingredients (seafood from nearby Carrigaholt, Burren lamb) is served in the both the bars and restaurant - this warm and friendly hotel is just the place for a relaxed family holiday.