Lakeside Hotel & Leisure

3 Star

Clare, Killaloe

Hotel description

The Lakeside Hotel is situated in a stunning location on the banks of the river Shannon proudly overlooking the twin towns of Ballina & Killaloe Co. Clare with its famous 13 arch bridge and 13th century cathedral

Check In From

3:00 pm

Check Out Up To

12:00 pm

Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description

After entereing Ballina, pass Goosers Pub and the Church and at roundabout take first exit to left and then take next right turn at Mollys bar, after traffic lights and before bridge crossing the Shannon River. The hotel is located 500m on left had side of Road.

Area Description

St. Flannans Cathedral, The early monastery on this site at the southern end of Lough Derg was founded by St. Fachnan, and he was followed as Abbot by St. Flannan who died around 639. The Cathedral was founded about 1185 by Donal Mor OBrien. The Cathedral incorporates some of the finest examples of Hiberno-Romanesque architecture.

Hotel Business Centre
  • Fax
  • Meeting rooms
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Photocopying service
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Fully licenced Bar
  • Sky sports available in bar
Hotel Restaurant
  • Lunch served
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
  • Vegetarian options
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Cot available on request
  • Baby sitting service on request
  • Swimming lessons (by appointment)
  • Creche secure & supervised
Things To Do In The Area
  • Guided tours
  • River fishing
  • Live music venues
  • Horse riding
  • Boat trips
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Walking trails
  • Lakes
  • Historical trails
  • Local sightseeing
  • Sea fishing
  • Shopping
  • Hill walking
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Wedding fair
  • Christmas parties
  • Banqueting rooms available
Hotel Guest Services
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Baby sitting on request
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Internet access
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Dry cleaning
  • Babysitting service
  • Laundry facility
  • Free car parking
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Projector / screen available
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • LCD projector
  • Stationery
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Swimwear to buy
  • Plunge pool
  • TV equipment
  • Children's pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Steam room
  • Towels available
  • Sauna
  • Viewing area
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Baby changing area
  • Aerobics studio
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fully equipped gym

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by dathaiandclann on Mar 22 2017 14:18

We stayed 1 night as a family break room met our expectations and was comfortable for a family of 2+2 food standard was above 3 start standard and compliments to the kitchen team pool and leisure was enjoyable parking - free on site hotel staff were friendly and efficient will stay again

by Breege on Dec 13 2016 17:18

Beautiful setting. Staff friendly and helpful. Lovely room overlooking the lake. Food excellent. Will return.

by Wendy on Jun 8 2016 08:55

The setting is absolutely stunning, food was great, room was a little dated but clean and functional. The fire alarm went off four times during the night so we didn't get much sleep.

by Flor Crowley on Feb 29 2016 11:06

excellent as always what more can we say

by Audrey Deegan on Feb 24 2016 10:50

I have never stayed in such a friendly hotel. The staff were all wonderful and made our weekend. As for the food it was lovely we got so much we couldn't eat it all, even the breakfast had a brilliant choice there was everything you could want. We will definitely go back.

by Gordon Butler on Nov 11 2015 19:07

Fourth time staying here. What brings us back apart from the location is the superb staff. Check in was a breeze . We had dinner in the hotel and the quality and choice of the food was fab. Again the staff in the restaurant were great, very friendly and attentive. The location of the hotel is out of this world, we had a great view of the lake from our room. All the attractions of Killaloe are in walking distance. We will return. Gordon and Muriel

by Tina O' brien-Wynne on Sep 16 2015 17:11

I Just returned from a night there, booked it based on the previous reviews. They all seemed too good to be true but.....they were true! This is the first review I've ever bothered to write but I just couldn't let this go. The staff were brilliant, pleasant, friendly and non FAKE!!!! I booked a single room ( yeh I wanted ME time) and was given a huge family room to roam in, it was great, and great value for money. The breakfast was lovely with everything labelled, and a great range of food. The pool/sauna etc were great and the particular man on reception/ pool attendant was SUPER nice, couldn't do enough for me. He gave me a swimming cap, without the usual hassle, even offered me the euro coin for the locker. While it's a lovely spot in a great location, the staff make the place, I'll be back soon with the family. Highly recommend it.

by Brendan on Sep 9 2015 11:57

I couldn't praise this gem of a hotel enough. We were very late arriving, 8:45: the restaurant was due to close around then but it stayed open to ensure we got an order in before it closed. The good was top class along with breakfast. A great choice of foods for breakfast. The setting of the hotel is amazing. My only regret is I bad to rush off the next morning. I wil spread the word of this hotel and I will be back again! Brendan

by erica on May 28 2015 13:24

friendly staff, lovely breakfast, lovely surroundings, great value

by Breda Logan on May 16 2015 15:13

Wonderful Hotel, friendly helpful staff and in brilliant location. The food was terrific. The memory of sitting, looking out at the lake and watching the crows roosting while eating great food is a memory that will last a long time.

by Bernie on May 8 2015 20:29

Hotel staff very friendly. Leisure centre great-swimming pool perfect for swimmers and children. The food in restaurant and bar was superb and the portion sizes very large. The only down side to the hotel is there is no lift so a little inconvenient with a buggy.

by Margaret OConnor on Apr 7 2015 14:52

The Staff were excellent, friendly and very helpful. The food was very good and the room was very comfortable i will book this hotel again

by Anon on Jun 26 2014 15:12

I don't normally write reviews but I had to make the exception to compliment this hotel on it's exceptional facilities, service and value for money we had the pleasure of experiencing last weekend when we stayed at the Lakeside Hotel. This hotel has it all, from luxurious bedrooms to manicured gardens, top class pool facilities including an exhilarating splash slide, crèche drop in facilities for kids, great food, delicious breakfast, relaxed atmosphere and most notably extremely kid friendly. I can't rate this hotel high enough for a short break away with young children. I can't wait to go back and I am recommending a stay here to all of my friends and family. The fine weather certainly allowed us to appreciate the meticulously kept gardens along the water front. Beautiful scenic location with great facilities within walking distance.

by Charlie on May 27 2014 09:49

Stayed here 2 weeks ago for our wedding anniversary, got a great welcome and special attention for the occasion. Room was perfect and food was gorgeous.We were very impressed with the breakfast layout and selection. Special thanks to Eoin and Sinead for there attention, we will be back with two small people who are looking forward to the Leisure Centre.

by Margaret on May 20 2014 16:15

May 2014.We really enjoyed our stay in the Lakeside Hotel.Lovely lake view room.Staff really friendly & helpful. Would stay again Margaret

by Patrick Edmonds on May 8 2014 11:37

My wife and myself had a lovely few days in Killaloe. The hotel was excellent, a great choice. The bedroom was spacious with beautiful views overlooking the River Shannon and Killaloe. The staff could not do enough for you and the food was first class. We will definitely return

by Martina Walsh on Mar 11 2014 16:54

Martina & James from Galway, we stayed at the Lakeside Hotel in early march, the service was helpful & friendly, food excellent, and the room spacious and warm, we had a lovely weekend and we would highly recommend this hotel.

by John Hannon on Feb 12 2014 10:22

Excellent room with view of Shannon, great food, and fantastic staff. Highly recommend. John Hannon

by Paul Flanagan on Feb 11 2014 21:34

Hotel was very good staff excellent really enjoyed our stay will be back Paul

by Geraldine Purcell on Feb 11 2014 13:54

Spent last Saturday night in The Lakeside Hotel with extended family as it was my father's 93rd birthday. There were more than 30 people including 9 small children. The first person we met was Sinead at reception who is wonderful, kind and friendly. All the rooms were very clean and comfortable and warm. Personally I love the little reading light attached to the bedside lamp - not to be found in most hotels, but so handy if one person wants to read while the other is asleep! The dinner was really good and catered for all our needs including 4 coeliacs. It was all served very efficiently. At the end of the meal they produced a really beautiful birthday cake with candles for the birthday "Dad, Grandad and Greatgrandad"! Thanks to all who made the celebration a very happy event. We will definitely be returning - hopefully before the next birthday.

by data on Jan 14 2014 11:18

Stayed here with my husband & 2 kids, we really enjoyed ourselves hotel was lovely & cosy. Rooms were clean and comfortable & spacious . Food in the restaurant was excellent, staff very nice & helpful especially Leisure centre staff. Only problem was pool was extremely cold, we could only stay in for 10 mins with our youngest (1 Year old!) Aside from that I would definitely recommend it as a family friendly hotel!

by Edwin Hynes on Jun 10 2013 15:16

We stayed at the Lakeside Hotel in Early June 2013..It was a delightful experience. The weather was great ,setting idyllic and there are fine walking trails.We had a lovely room overlooking the Shannon and staff were very friendly and helpful. Hotel and area highly recommended

by Martin O' Reilly on Jun 1 2013 17:49

Spent 3 days here, bed and breakfast. Staff were most welcoming , and all through our stay were very friendly and helpful. Hotel benefits greatly by it's location, and access to Shannon river and Lough Derg. Hotel was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast menu offered plenty of choice, bar food was excellent. Leisure facilities were very good. Lovely walks, nearby. Am looking forward to a return visit. Martin

by Sarah on Feb 11 2013 21:43

I had an enjoyable and relaxing stay at the Lakeside. Breakfast was plentiful if a little lack lustre. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Leisure facilities good, if a little over run with children and locker rooms wet and a bit dirty. Location is wonderful and I plan to make a return visit, this time with my children as it seems very family friendly. Refurbished rooms were very warm and comfortable. Overall a pleasant place to stay.

by audrey on Oct 18 2012 21:00

Just stayed 1 night in the lakeside. Its a lovely hotel in a lovely area. Very nice leisure centre. Food was lovely. We ate in the bar which a had much more extensive menu than restaurant. Just 2 complaints; our room was cold and had to ask about turning on heat, which is unusual because most hotel rooms are too hot ! Secondly (a very small one but) had to ring down to get some one up to turn on the tv, turns out there was a switch, much like an immersion switch on the opposite side of the room that had to be turned on for tv to work, not exactly rocket science but whats wrong with the simple button on the wall socket !!! Would definatly go back.

by anna on Oct 8 2012 13:42

just back from a fantastic week at the lakeside @ drink was top notch.staff were extremely nice @ helpfull regarding places to go for nights out .and if your into fishing well your just spoilt for choice..plenty of very friendly pubs in the town and lovely places to eat .one of the nicest parts of the country we have been to .and we will definitely be back.

by catheille on Jul 4 2012 08:53

Had a lovely 3 day break in Lakeside, thank you, staff were very helpful and friendly. The Hotel was very clean and food good. Great views from hotel.

by cliff on Jun 28 2012 14:58

We stayed there for two nights b&b + one evening meal. The staff were great, very friendly and made you feel very welcome. Our breakfasts and eveing meal couldn't be faulted. Excellent quality food all around. Well kept gardens and peaceful walks nearby. A lovely three days. Would certainly recommend and hope to visit again soon.

by Noreen O'Brien on Jun 21 2012 10:24

Very friendly and helpful staff the minute we entered the hotel which is an absolute must in my book. We were early so room was a half hour wait and were asked if we wanted to use the leisure pool we could. The room was very spacious but if I was going again wouldn't get ground floor as a little noisy. Breakfast was delicious as was the dinners and again staff always friendly. Pool and changing room was perfect and my two year old really enjoyed it. All in all I could not say enough about the Lakeside. I would recommend it and I myself would go back.

by mike hudson on Jun 14 2012 11:18

Very friendly staff, lovely room with views across river to Killaloe. Hotel in lovely setting and its leisure centre is very well equipped, and the pool caters for all ages and abilities, our 7 year old daughter had a ball !!

by LES on Jun 7 2012 16:31

We stayed overnight in the lakeside hotel last weekend .Our stay was comfortable and was made all the more enjoyable by the hotel staff. From the reception to the dining staff and also the staff on the leisure centre = all were friendly and more then helpful - thank you to you all

by Liz on May 9 2012 10:08

The hotel was very nice and staff were so friendly, helpful and a great team work between them all. A great family hotel which was great for us and there was a cot in the room for us. The food was just so fab and the morning breakfast was so enjoyable. So loved it and our stay. Would go back again a real gem

by mrs mc on May 3 2012 09:44

The staff could not be nicer in this hotel, food is really lovely great choice for breakfast and dinner, hotel is a little modest but perfectly clean, leisure centre pool very nice but changing room a little cramped but we could have showers in room so not really an issue, would def go back

by Sharon Corcoran, on Apr 13 2012 18:58

Myself and a friend stayed at the Lakeside hotel on the Easter bank holiday, and had a lovely time, helpful staff great views over the lake and the meal in the evening was very good. It is a hotel we would go back to and recommend to others.

by Carole on Mar 20 2012 11:24

We went to the Lakeside hotel for our parents 40th wedding anniversary it was a wonderful weekend. We had 2 family rooms and 3 double rooms they were all clean and comfortable. The kids had a ball at the swimming pool we spent hours there. The food was excellent. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. We will all go back there again in the future and would recommend it to anyone. It was a home away from home

by Chris Mamo on Jan 25 2012 12:38

A lovely homely and welcoming hotel. The staff are very accommodating and pleasant. Hotel is clean and spacious. Breakfast is sumptuous but not wasteful. Restaurant and O'Hara's Menu is varied and of very high calibre with realistic prices. The use of the leisure centre is an added bonus and staff are friendly and helpful. Changing facilities are cramped and not very family friendly. The pool could be better maintained and my hunch is that the water quality is not the best. The children love the slide as it offers hours of fun. All in all - this is a great hotel with a lovely location and we plan to go back and take friends with us. Highly recommended.

by Mariana & Ricardo on Jun 1 2011 09:12

Very good deal. The Hotel is very nice, but the view is very beautiful and unique! The food is excellent - the best Irish breakfast we had in Ireland. The staff ...very professional and nice.

by Joe Carroll on Jul 2 2010 19:20

<p>Lovely setting. Staff were very helpful.Food was good. Excellent value for money.</p>

by Brian Kelly on Jul 1 2010 13:32

<p>Beautifully situated hotel. Lovely staff. Nice airy rooms, great food. Slide in the swimming pool is a great bonus. All good</p>

by j.mason on Jun 30 2010 17:41

<p>a great hotel with great staff serving great food all in a beautiful tranquil area</p>
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