If location is everything, then
the newly expanded and rejuvenated
Bunratty Castle Hotel has a running
start. Nestled in the heart of the
much-visited village of Bunratty
just five miles from Shannon Airport,
this hotel sits on a hillside beside
the River Ratty across the street
from the famous 15th century Bunratty
Castle & Folk Park and the adjacent
landmark pub known as Durty Nellys.
It is also within easy walking distance of all of Bunratty's other
attractions, shops, and facilities.
The hotel itself is not a castle
and does not pretend to be, in spite
of its name. It is a sprawling traditional-style
two- and three-story building with
a sunny yellow façade and every
There are 80 air-conditioned guest rooms, with a full slate of modern
comforts and amenities.
The public areas, partly derived
from an 18th century Georgian manor
house, have high ceilings, dark
wood furnishings, antiques, and
The focal point is Kathleen's Irish Pub, a multi-room restaurant and
bar that presents "Irish Nights"
with music and dancing galore including