Welcome to the Imperial Hotel
The Imperial Hotel is a superior three star hotel located in the historic spa town of Lisdoonvarna. The Imperial is a local hub that becomes a hive of activity during September when the area comes alive for the world renowned Matchmaking Festival.
Each Harvest season, Lisdoonvarna becomes home to the biggest Matchmaking Festival internationally. 60,000 singletons descend on the village every year and the place comes alive with music and dance. It’s a great time to experience the town as the atmosphere is always electric.
The Imperial Hotel boasts 100 ensuite rooms that are guaranteed to meet the needs of any traveller. There are satellite TVs in every room, with tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary toiletries. The spacious lobby is a great place to relax and the hotel also features two cosy lounge areas.
The Imperial restaurant offers both Irish and international cuisine and is popular with locals and visitors alike. You can also enjoy a full Irish breakfast every morning to start your adventure off in the right way. And all the outdoor exploring that you’ll undoubtedly do in Clare will definitely help you to work up an appetite.
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’. Several couples who have met at the Matchmaking Festival have gotten married, so there’s a good chance that you’ll find love in Lisdoonvarna too, which is as good a reason as any to visit us.
The Imperial Hotel is located only 7 km from Doolin and just 15 minutes’ drive from Lahinch Beach, you can give surfing a go in this popular surf resort and learn a new skill at the local surf schools. The Imperial Hotel is also located less than 1 hours’ drive from Shannon International Airport.
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This stunning countryside has an abundance of things to see and do. And our hotels offer the perfect relaxing atmosphere for when you’re not exploring. Liking what you’re seeing in the Banner County? You can stay in our with us in the Imperial by booking in here.