Lakeside Hotel & Leisure

Country: Ireland
City: Clare
Hotel Star Rating: 4 Star
Check In From: 3:00 pm
Check Out Up To: 12:00 pm

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

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.

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.

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.



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

Reviews for `Lakeside Hotel & Leisure`

Lorraine scored 4 / 5 on 18/06/2024

V enjoyable stay Leisure centre v good Rooms clean and spacious but basic.

Redmond scored 4 / 5 on 10/04/2024

Friendly and helpful staff in a lovely location. Breakfast very enjoyable. Swimming pool and facilities well maintained. Room quiet and comfortable. Ideal for a relaxing break.

Niamh scored 5 / 5 on 08/04/2024

From the moment of arrival - the receptionist was incredibly helpful, friendly. Waiting staff were really responsive and warm. The food was delicious with very reasonable portions. Although it was a busy time of year (Easter break), I left really relaxed and rejuvenated. Thanks to the staff and management team.

Dave scored 5 / 5 on 05/02/2024

The Hotel was lovely,staff were so friendly and courteous,the swimming pool was great although the steem room wasn't working but over all I would definitely go back

Marina scored 3 / 5 on 21/11/2023

Beautiful hotel,staff were so friendly,we would definitely stay again

Gerard scored 4 / 5 on 15/10/2023

Enjoyed our stay at the lakeside Hotel Lovely clean room and lovely food

Michael scored 5 / 5 on 30/08/2023

Fantastic experience

Dathaiandclann scored 4 / 5 on 22/03/2017

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

Breege scored 4 / 5 on 13/12/2016

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

Wendy scored 3 / 5 on 08/06/2016

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.

Flor scored 5 / 5 on 29/02/2016

excellent as always what more can we say

Audrey scored 4 / 5 on 24/02/2016

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.

John scored 5 / 5 on 26/01/2016

We have been on many LIDL family hotel breaks and this was probably the best one. Excellent location, top notch barfood and breakfast. The staff were very friendly and attentive . The swimming pool was really good as well.The hotel itself also has a lot of character inside and out and the bedroom/ bathroom which have obviously been renovated recently was spacious and spotlessly clean and modern. Overall top notch and would certainly return.

Gordon scored 5 / 5 on 11/11/2015

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

Peggy scored 4 / 5 on 14/10/2015

The hotel and it's grounds are lovely. The staff are very helpful and friendly, making our stay very enjoyable and relaxing. I willl certainly return.

Tina scored 4 / 5 on 16/09/2015

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.

Brendan scored 4 / 5 on 09/09/2015

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

Gordon scored 5 / 5 on 04/06/2015

Location of hotel is fantastic and just a short stroll to the pubs and attractions of Killaloe. The staff were friendly and superb to deal with both at reception and in the restaurant. We had dinner in the hotel and the choice and quality of food were great. We did not use the leisure center or gym but the pool looked lovely...... Our room was spacious and spotless with the bed being extremely comfortable and ensured a great nights sleep. Looking forward to coming back in the not too distant future

Erica scored 5 / 5 on 28/05/2015

friendly staff, lovely breakfast, lovely surroundings, great value

Breda scored 5 / 5 on 16/05/2015

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.

Bernie scored 3 / 5 on 08/05/2015

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.

Emmet scored 5 / 5 on 10/04/2015

The Lakeside is a lovely hotel, we stayed for 1 night B&B with an evening dinner. Staff were really friendly, room was nice, clean and spacious, the only thing was the bathroom was a bit dated, could do with an over hall. Evening meal was also lovely, would return to this hotel again in the future

Margaret scored 5 / 5 on 07/04/2015

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

Anon scored 5 / 5 on 26/06/2014

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.

Charlie scored 5 / 5 on 27/05/2014

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.

Margaret scored 4 / 5 on 20/05/2014

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

Patrick scored 5 / 5 on 08/05/2014

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

Martina scored 5 / 5 on 11/03/2014

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.

John scored 5 / 5 on 12/02/2014

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

Paul scored 4 / 5 on 11/02/2014

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

Geraldine scored 5 / 5 on 11/02/2014

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.

Data scored 4 / 5 on 14/01/2014

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!

Edwin scored 5 / 5 on 10/06/2013

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

Martin scored 4 / 5 on 01/06/2013

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

Sarah scored 4 / 5 on 11/02/2013

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.

Audrey scored 4 / 5 on 18/10/2012

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.

Michelle scored 5 / 5 on 15/10/2012

Excellent hotel, couldnt fault it in any way. Well done Lidl...was cheaper to book through lidl breaks than direct with hotel!

Anna scored 4 / 5 on 08/10/2012

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.

Catheille scored 3 / 5 on 04/07/2012

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.

Cliff scored 4 / 5 on 28/06/2012

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.

Noreen scored 4 / 5 on 21/06/2012

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.

Mike scored 5 / 5 on 14/06/2012

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 !!

Anne scored 4 / 5 on 09/06/2012

Stayed one night at Lakeside Hotel Really enjoyed my stay lovely hotel food fab staff lovely and friendly Lidl break good value will be back again

Les scored 4 / 5 on 07/06/2012

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

Liz scored 5 / 5 on 09/05/2012

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

Mrs scored 4 / 5 on 03/05/2012

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

Sharon scored 4 / 5 on 13/04/2012

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.

Carole scored 5 / 5 on 20/03/2012

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

Chris scored 4 / 5 on 25/01/2012

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.

Cud28 scored 4 / 5 on 09/01/2012

Lovely hotel in a beautifull setting. Have stayed before and both the lounge and leisure staff remembered us which is a nice touch, all of the staff very welcoming and obliging.. Pool with large waterslide a great bonus for the kids. Rooms basic enough but a good size. Food in restaraunt and bar very nice. Nice quiet hotel, not at all noisey. Great value for money on the Lidl breaks, will return again.

Michael scored 5 / 5 on 02/10/2011

When we arrived at the hotel, I was not impressed. The building looked old and the area around it was a bit rundown. On entering the hotel, we were met by a very helpful and upbeat receptionist who lifted my sprits. On going to our room, I expected a old fashioned room but what wwe got was a modren, bright, newly done up room. And things only got better after that. Food was great, service was great, views of the river were great. It is a true saying, Never judge a book by its cover. Thanks to the Staff at Lakeside Hotel and Lidl for a great break

Mariana scored 5 / 5 on 01/06/2011

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.

Ken scored 1 / 5 on 08/11/2010

very enjoyable stay, staff very attentive and friendly, great location. Good value through the lidl break scheme

Joe scored 4 / 5 on 02/07/2010

Lovely setting. Staff were very helpful.Food was good. Excellent value for money.

Brian scored 5 / 5 on 01/07/2010

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

J.mason scored 5 / 5 on 30/06/2010

a great hotel with great staff serving great food all in a beautiful tranquil area

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