Vaughan Lodge Hotel, Lahinch – 4 Star

Vaughan Lodge Hotel is an intimate 4 star modern designer town house hotel with a refined dining restaurant.  That’s as close a description as we can give.   Owned and operated by local 4th generation hoteliers Michael and Maria Vaughan, Daniel and Ciallann .

The hotel was built in 2005 on the edge of Lahinch village and is a low key high quality retreat complete with a superb Fine Dining Restaurant and a lovely cocktail lounge. the atmosphere is informal but the service is professional and to the highest standard.

This is the official website of Vaughan Lodge Hotel which is owned and run by Vaughan Lodge Limited. We encourage you to book directly on our site. Online services such as, Expedia, Priceline etc. take over 15% of what you pay in commission. For a small enterprise that is a lot of revenue to loose.

One of the finest Hotels in County Clare, Ireland and close to Doonbeg, Lahinch Golf Links, The Cliffs of Moher and The Burren and nearby to Bunratty castle and Shannon Airport.

 Accommodations :

Vaughan Lodge Hotel Lahinch consists of spacious rooms over 30 sq metres or approx. 320 sq ft. There are 20 rooms in total including some rooms with extra features. We have great beds and great showers – not the ” Irish Mist” that so often masquerades as a shower elsewhere! Click this link to check out the amenities in the rooms – Bedroom Amenities.

The best accommodation for our guests…

King Bed

Twin – Queen with Single
Twin – Two Double Beds

2 x Interconnecting Bedrooms


5 x Double x Double (2 x 4ft 6inch double beds)
11 x King Bed (6ft 6inch x 6ft3 inch beds)
1 x Queen adapted for the disabled (5ft x 6ft 6inch bed)
5 x Queen/Single (5ft x 6ft 3inch & 3ft 3inch x 6ft 3inch)


3 superior rooms with extra space and superior views
1 superior room with balcony to front of property


Travel Cots available at no extra charge

Accommodation at Vaughan Lodge Hotel Lahinch includes bedrooms that are spacious and comfortable with a “low key” unfussy décor. Each room has an original canvass print of a local scene shot by Michael Vaughan. Small details like reading lights that actually work, free broadband, strong showers ( as opposed to the traditional “Irish Mist” ) separate hair shower stick and some local touring suggestions are part of what brings people back to stay at Vaughan Lodge.

Fact File
  • 22 Spacious Bedrooms
  • Room area averages at 23ft x 13ft ( just over 30 sq metres )
  • Personalised Canvass Prints of Local Scenes by Michael Vaughan
  • Power Showers
  • King Koil Club Class 5 superior Beds
  • In room Safe, • Multi ChannelTV
  • Alarm Clock with Iphone Mount Hairdryer
  • Dedicated Reading Light
  • 110v supply, ( USA type connection )  USB charging port x 2
  • Hi Speed Internet connection available to all rooms. Wifi and Hard Wired RJ45
  • All rooms are non-smoking
  • Iron and Board

Vaughan Lodge Hotel Lahinch is located within a short walking distance of the main street ( A good drive and a long iron at most!). Some rooms enjoy a view of the sea but we cannot guarantee specific availability until check-in . All rooms have broadband and wireless Internet is available through most of the hotel free of charge.

Dining :

VL Restaurant at Vaughan Lodge Lahinch has a reputation for fine food and seafood, and provides the village’s premier fine dining venue. Good food and good service are the foundation of a successful restaurant. VL Restaurant, Lahinch is a special treat. We focus on the classics and present them in a modern twist. We are always trying to balance pure fine dining with popular local tastes.  John Gilmartin is the Head Chef. John has gained much experience in some of the finest kitchens in Ireland and abroad.  John continues the simple elegant approach to food, flavours and his matching of ingredients is sublime. The food is balanced and well presented. Quality ingredients are sourced locally and from afar. We let the food and its provenance do the talking!! We are blessed with a plentiful supply of fish locally from Carrigaholt. Supply often  varies from day to day but will often include Halibut, Hake, Scallops, Langoustine, Lobster, Sole, Sea Bream and other local specials each day. We are happy to make arrangements for special orders a day in advance.  Our meats are sourced from the midlands for our Hereford dry aged Fillet. Lamb from the Burren is in short supply so we often have to resource a little further away. Wonderful Duck from Cork is supplied and cooked to perfection. Take a look at our sample menu for more details.

Dress: The restaurant is smart casual in style – shorts are not normally worn but otherwise there is no stipulation.

Wines: A modest list of about 80 wines specially selected by Michael is available


  • Mc Kenna Guides of 100 Best Places to Stay and eat in Ireland in 2016
  • Mc Kennas Guide to Dining on the Wild Atlantic Way 2016
  • Georgina Campbell’s Guide to Ireland 2016
  • Bord Bia – Just Ask winner June 2014
  • Trip Advisor members voted us no1 in Lahinch for the past three years
  • Michelin Guide
  • Fodors
  • Please Note: The restaurant is open 5 nights a week. Normally Tuesday through to Saturday night

 Golf :


The Southwest coast of Ireland is a mecca for golfers worldwide, with such famous courses as Lahinch , Ballybunion, Tralee,  and Killarney within reach.

Vaughan Lodge Hotel is perfectly located in the village of Lahinch County Clare. It is located right beside the world famous Lahinch Golf Course and Doonbeg Golf Course.