The Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2021: 4 Doolin Businesses In The Top 15 B&Bs & Hotels In Ireland

The Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2021:
4 Doolin Businesses In The Top 15 B&Bs & Hotels In Ireland

The best Bed & Breakfasts, Inns and Hotels in Ireland have been revealed, as TripAdvisor announces the winners of its Travellers’ Choice Awards. We are so proud to announce that 4 Doolin businesses who are members of Doolin Tourism have made it into the Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in Ireland category, and the Top Small Hotels in Ireland category.

Travellers’ Choice Awards 2021 – Top B&Bs and Inns in Ireland:

#1 Daly’s House B&B (and #19 in the world!)
#3 Sheedy’s Doolin
#10 Doolin Inn

Travellers’ Choice Awards 2021 – Top Small Hotels in Ireland:

#15 Hotel Doolin


It’s no secret that Doolin is a hub of warm and welcoming Irish hospitality, and it’s been a wonderful couple of years for the village, in terms of national and global recognition for that. In 2019, Doolin was awarded Fáilte Ireland’s Destination Award for Excellence in Customer Service – the first and only village in Ireland to receive this award. Since then, Doolin and its local businesses have continued to deliver a warm welcome and an exceptional visitor experience, despite the trying times for the tourism industry this past year due to the pandemic.

Furthermore, at the start of 2020, Doolin was selected as one of the “Top 10 Most Welcoming Places on Earth” as part of the Traveller Review Awards 2020. Now, 4 of its local businesses have made it into the Top 25 B&Bs and Inns and the Top Small Hotels in Ireland, in the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2021. In the Top 25 B&Bs and Inns category, Daly’s House ranked #1 in Ireland, #8 in Europe and #19 in the world. Sheedy’s Doolin followed at #3 in Ireland, followed by Doolin Inn at #10 in Ireland. In the Top Small Hotels category, Hotel Doolin ranked #15 in Ireland. The new awards are a testament to the hard work and warm hospitality from the local award-winning businesses, their staff, and also the wider community of Doolin. A big congratulations to all involved!

Did you know that all Doolin Tourism accommodation members are also Fáilte Ireland approved and meet the Welcome Standard? Book direct for the best rates!


Daly’s House B&B – #1 of Top 25 B&B and Inns in Ireland

Daly's House Doolin
Daly’s House B&B, Doolin, Co. Clare


At the top of its game, Daly’s House has been awarded the title of Best B&B in Ireland in the 2021 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards and has also been ranked #8 in Europe, and #19 in the world. A family-run bed & breakfast, Daly’s House is in a peaceful location where you will be able to unwind and enjoy the beautiful garden and cosy living room while having a chat by the fire over one of their famous Bailey’s coffees. Your hosts Susan and Kate love sharing their secrets about Doolin and always strive to make sure that guests enjoy the full Doolin experience while staying with them.

Daly’s House B&B will be welcoming back guests from 2 June 2021.
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Totally overwhelmed by this Award and for the second year in a row. We just can’t believe it, Number 1 in Ireland and we want to thank all our wonderful guests who include us as part of their Doolin adventure. We wish we could thank all of you individually, we want you to know we are truly grateful for all your support. We cannot wait to open on June 2nd and make this another year to remember. Memories made to last a lifetime at Daly’s House ~ Susan & Kate Daly

As you can see from Episode 4 of our ‘Meet the Locals’ Video Mini-Series (below), Susan Daly has been welcoming visitors to Doolin for over 35 years and is joined by her daughter Kate, a trained Irish singer who often breaks out a tune or two for guests during their stay. And that’s one of the many special experiences native to Doolin, that you won’t get anywhere else in the world. That’s what visitors love about Doolin, and is one of the many reasons why Doolin has some of the best B&Bs and hotels in Ireland.


Sheedy’s Doolin Boutique B&B – #3 of Top 25 B&B and Inns in Ireland


Sheedy’s Doolin has been ranked #3 Best B&B in Ireland for 2021. Situated in the heart of Doolin on the banks of the Aille River, Sheedy’s Doolin Boutique B&B opened its doors in December 2018 by Frank and Marian Sheedy. After just one short year of opening, they were awarded “Highly Commended B&B of the year 2020” by Georgina Campbell, Irish Food & Hospitality Award. This surreal moment was shortly followed by “Ireland’s 100 Best Places to Stay 2020” from the McKenna’s Guide, and then winners of the “Irish Breakfast Award 2020” by Ireland’s Guide in 2020.

We are so delighted to accept this award along with other fantastic businesses in Doolin. It’s great to put Doolin on the map and to kick off the season with such a great achievement. We are looking forward to opening our doors on the 11th June!

Sheedy’s Doolin will be welcoming back guests from 11 June 2021.
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Doolin Inn – #10 of Top 25 B&B and Inns in Ireland


Doolin Inn has been ranked #10 Best Inn in Ireland for 2021. A multi-award-winning modern 22 bedroom 4 star country house, restaurant with bar, in the heart of Doolin. Best known for the friendliest team who provide a wonderful relaxed professional hotel atmosphere, focusing on quality, local and doing the simple things consistently to a high standard. The team along with your hosts Anthony and Deirdre look forward to welcoming you, sharing the best tips and secrets to enjoying Doolin and the Burren to the fullest.

It wouldn’t have been possible without our amazing team and our wonderful guests who supported us throughout this terrible year for tourism. This is just such wonderful news to receive and we’re so grateful and thankful to all of you, with a special thank you to our small and hardworking team who are the reason why this has been made possible – ye are the true tourism heroes and we can’t thank you enough. Here’s to better times ahead as we open on 2nd June, looking forward to a summer of welcoming back our beloved guests!

Doolin Inn will be welcoming back guests from 2 June 2021.
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Hotel Doolin – #15 of Top Small Hotels in Ireland

Hotel Doolin


Hotel Doolin has been ranked #15 Best Small Hotel in Ireland for 2021. Hotel Doolin is Ireland’s first Carbon Neutral Hotel and a leader in green hospitality in Ireland. The hotel has won numerous eco awards including Irish Medium Sized Green Organisation of the Year 2018/19 and the Green Tourism and Entertainment Award as well as being listed in the McKenna Guide 100 Best and the Irish Independent’s Fab 50 Places to Stay. Hotel Doolin’s village streetscape consists of a boutique-style hotel with 17 deluxe bedrooms, Glas Restaurant, Fitzpatrick’s Bar, Stonewall Café & Pizzeria, The Eco Wedding & Events Barn which has capacity to seat 300 people, an outdoor BBQ area, the Sibín Bar and Gardens , the Piper’s Chair Gift Shop and Gallery and a Tourist Information Bureau. Hotel Doolin is also the founder and the home of the Doolin Folkfest, Doolin Writers’ Weekend and Doolin Surfest.

Hotel Doolin will be welcoming back guests from 2 June 2021.
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2020 Choice Award Winners & Awarded Certificate of Excellence:

We’d also like to acknowledge the many other local businesses in Doolin who were awarded in the various other categories and awards in 2020, including Daly’s House (#1 Best B&B in Ireland), Sea View House (#8 Best B&B in Ireland), Emohruo B&B (#23 Best B&B in Ireland), Doolin Music House (Travellers Choice Award), The Ivy Cottage (Top 10% of restaurants worldwide), Doolin Inn (Top 10% of hotels worldwide), and more.

Be sure to explore the rest of our website to find out more information, or to plan your next visit to beautiful Doolin in County Clare. Check out ’50 Things To Do In Doolin This Summer’, for more local knowledge and hidden gems!

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