About Us

The Imperial Hotel is 3-Star Superior Hotel located in the Heart of Lisdoonvarna in North Clare, Ireland’s Historic Spa Town, world famous for it’s music and the home of the annual matchmaking festival every September.
 
The 3 star Imperial Hotel offers a unique blend of friendly service and warm hospitality. The bright and airy reception area is an ideal place to relax, along with two cosy lounge areas.
 
Our restaurant is popular with locals and visitors and offers Irish as well as international cuisine. A traditional cooked breakfast is available every morning.
 
The world famous Matchmaker Bar is located in the hotel and during the festival you will find the third generation matchmaker, Willie Daly making matches in his “office” in the bar. Live bands and music attract all ages from 18 to 80 for the dancing and the ‘craic’.
 
Lisdoonvarna is only 7 km from Doolin and just 15 minutes’ drive from Lahinch Beach, popular with surfers. The Imperial Hotel is less than 1 hours’ drive from Shannon International Airport.
 
“With 100 en-suite rooms in the heart of Lisdoonvarna it is the ideal choice for relaxing and unwinding while exploring all Co. Clare has to offer.”
 
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Your Ideal Sightseeing Base
Ideally located to explore The Burren, Cliffs of Moher and the beautiful beaches of Lahinch and Fanore. Walking, cycling, golfing, fishing are all on your doorstep.
Music & Dancing is in our Blood
The Imperial Hotel standing tall in the heart of Lisdoonvarna, is a haven for live music and dancing. Join locals and visitors for live sessions and festivals.
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The Matchmaking Festival
The Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival is one of Ireland’s oldest and longest traditional festivals which attracts singles from all over the world looking for love and a bit of ‘craic’, every September. Nowhere else in Ireland, will you find music and dancing for a whole month, non-stop from 11am in the morning to the wee hours of the night. For more information go to www.matchmakerireland.com

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