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“The Epicenter of Connemara”

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Alcock & Brown Hotel
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We stayed two nights in May and enjoyed every minute in Clifden. The Hotel is just fine and deserves its high ratings. Breakfast is quite good and there's a grocery store just across the road.

We happened upon a horse sale when we arrived and walked out to have a gander, stopping on our way at the little museum. The next day we trekked along the harbor road and out to the castle (don't bother with that place), and then went to the western edge of Ireland on the Sky Road. Back in town we checked out the churches and the shops and then had a great night at Lowry's Pub where the music was simply outstanding. Most of the pubs in Clifden have music and you don't want to miss that experience.

We arrived and departed by bus and got along fine without a car. One small improvement that we could recommend for the whole of Ireland is more laundromats.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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vickersbar, Receptionist at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to send your complimentary review of hour Hotel and also of Connemara. We are glad you had such a nice experience walking around the area and in particular the local horse fair. We are pleased you enjoyed our very central location in Clifden, just a very short walk from the bus stop. Many thanks again and we hope you can stay with us again in the near future.
Aideen

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Travelled to Clifden with a friend for the Tour de Connemara cycle race and had the pleasure of staying in the Alcock and Brown. While the location is excellent, in the middle of Clifden the experience was made more pleasurable with the warmth extended by the owners, Declan and Sharon and their son, Ryan. Food in their new spacious and well appointed diningroom was first rate with the staff, attentive but not intrusive. Would highly recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a well appointed, well run, clean and well placed hotel.

Tony and Owen

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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vickersbar, Reception at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Dear Tony D,
Thank you so much for taking the time to send in a complimentary review of our hotel. We are delighted you felt the warm welcome from the family and staff. Glad you enjoyed our Gallery Restaurant and will pass on your compliments to our housekeeping staff who pride themselves with impeccable rooms.
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Aideen

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

I was at a hen party here two weeks ago and the service was second to none. We arrived and got checked in had a fabulous meal in the restaurant. The staff were so friendly and warm. We then headed out and came back to the hotel at 1am and sang the night away with our own karoke. It was an excellent night and all made possible by the hotel staff and the hotel. Def a destination for any hen party.

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Always nice to be greeted with a warm welcome on arrival at any hotel by the owner, but this friendliness extends to all staff at the Alcock & Brown. Standard, comfortable 4* accommodation. Excellent value. Great breakfast. Well run establishment. Hotel is bang smack in the centre of town so no need to worry about getting home after an evening on the town! Definitely recommend the Alcock & Brown Hotel.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

I just returned from my sisters hen party where we stayed in Alcock & Brown. From the moment I booked the rooms with Declan, there was nothing too much for him to do in helping me. The hotel is centrally located in Clifden so is within walking distance of everything. The rooms are great & spotlessly clean. We had a dinner included in our package and everyone commented on how great the meal was. The breakfast also the following morning was excellent. All staff in the hotel, especially the owners Declan & Sharon are so welcoming and cannot do enough for you. I would highly recommend Clifden as a spot to visit and while there choose Alcock & Brown for your accommodation. The hens are planning a return trip to Clifden soon and will definitely be staying here again. Thanks again to everyone in making my sisters hen night a fabulous one to remember :)

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

this is a very nice hotel. clean and nice rooms in the middle of centrum of this lovely city. a good breakfast. and very helpful and nice people working here, nice with livemusic in the bar, and a nice bar. i will get back to stay here in my next visit to clifden. once again a superstay!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

We have been to the restaurant twice and the food was great. Seafood was really good, as well as the desserts. Staff was also amazing. Everybody was very friendly and available for every needs. I really enjoyed having dinner there. Will come back for sure!!!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: The Town Square | Connemara, Clifden, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
Price Range: £64 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Alcock & Brown Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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