We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“The perfect getaway”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
Certificate of Excellence
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The perfect getaway”
Reviewed 14 September 2013

Secluded deep in the West Coast of Ireland, this was a heavenly retreat. The restaurant is a definite highlight, as is the bar and lounge area. The host is very accommodating and helpful - his recommendations for local sights and walks made the trip! The hotel is slightly dated (rural chic?) but immaculately cleaned and well maintained. Recommended as a comfortable, romantic base for exploring the Connemara National Park area, or just sipping a Jameson on the rocks by the fireplace.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Duane H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

402 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    305
    74
    13
    5
    5
See reviews for
76
240
4
5
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (114)
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Have eaten here twice and both times the food and service were excellent, but the best thing about this place is the comfort and the way they let you enjoy your meal in your own time. Great choice on menu, wonderfully flavoured food presented beautifully. Tranquil views of the bay and a lovely cozy bar to enjoy a drink beforehand and many drinks after your meal. Looking forward to my next visit.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
Helpful?
2 Thank Dominic L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
maine
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2013

What a spot- overlooking the water on a fairly quiet road just a 3 minute drive to the center of Clifden.The hotel is a small boutique hotel with an exterior done in contemporary style. The rooms have large windows- try to get a room facing the water. The hotel staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel restaurant is good, not great. There is a nice bar on the main floor.

A few small issues- the wi-fi did not work that well in the rooms; the bathroom could use some more hooks.

Room Tip: The water side! (A bit of road noise, but hardly noticeable.)
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank jack06Maine
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Myself and my partner stayed in the Ardagh hotel for a weekend and I have to say it was one of the nicest we have ever had. Obviously the surroundings and beautiful scenery make this whole area one of the most beautiful in the world and the fact we were in such a wonderful friendly and well maintained hotel with staff who couldn't do enough for us and gave us a lovely evening and fantastic meal from their restaurant on the Saturday night of our stay.The view from the hotel is magnificent and it is in close proximity to anything you would want to visit in this part of the world.
And the restaurant gives you an unrivalled selection of fantastic foods to dine on, I had the turbot and my partner had the scallops and we were both delighted with our choices although from the conversations we had with some of the other guests in the bar afterward any choice would have been a good one.

Room Tip: Go for a suite for very little extra you get a fantastic view and the rooms are so quiet you would b...
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Patrick M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Evergreen, Colorado
Level Contributor
128 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We stumbled onto this little piece of heaven when we didn’t like our accommodations in Galway and drove to Clifden. Since this was rated #1 we chose this hotel. Large rooms, we opted for a suite, nicely decorated, large comfy beds that you don’t want to leave…..

We are stingy with 5 star ratings, but this boutique hotel deserves it. If you have ever had the fantasy of running your own hotel --- this would be it. Small, friendly, beautiful rooms, nice bar, and a fantastic restaurant.

When you first pull into the parking lot you think to yourself – “This is it – this is what everyone on TA is raving about?” Well my fellow travelers don’t judge a book by its cover…and don’t judge a hotel by its exterior. Come on in and see for yourself.

The bar is downstairs and is a cross between a local pub and a living room – warm and inviting.

The restaurant – wonderful food with a fantastic view, and we did not dine any place else.

Really discover it for yourselves…..

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank SpazCat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
West of Ireland
Level Contributor
61 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2013 via mobile

We loved our stay at this wonderful gem in the west of Ireland
It has everything for a luxurious relaxing time
All facilities are very near including many walks eg try the sky road walk
Golf for enthusiasts links course at ballyconneely is famous
On a fine day there is no more beautiful place to visit

  • Stayed August 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank poilin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Offaly
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 July 2013

For a room with a view, try and request a stay in room 10. It boasts beautiful views of the water and in the evening you also get to enjoy the wonderful sunset over the connemara coastline.The hotel has a personal touch all over, from the welcome on arrival from Max & Benjamin to the fresh flowers throughout the hotel. It really is the simple things that make a beak away memorable, great hosts, delicious food and a beautiful hotel. We hope to return very soon.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank OffalyCouple
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Clifden
3.3 mi away
Connemara Sands Hotel & Spa
Connemara Sands Hotel & Spa
#1 of 1 in Ballyconneely
4.5 of 5 bubbles 242 reviews
1.5 mi away
Abbeyglen Castle Hotel
1.4 mi away
Clifden Station House
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.8 mi away
Rosleague Manor Hotel
Rosleague Manor Hotel
#1 of 1 in Letterfrack
4.5 of 5 bubbles 332 reviews
9.8 mi away
Renvyle House Hotel
Renvyle House Hotel
#1 of 1 in Renvyle
4.5 of 5 bubbles 699 reviews
13.3 mi away
Doonmore Hotel
Doonmore Hotel
#1 of 3 in Inishbofin
5.0 of 5 bubbles 512 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant

Property: Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant
Address: Ardagh, Ballyconneely Road R341, Clifden, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small comfortable family run hotel with an award winning fresh local seafood restaurant, organic homegrown produce and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Ebookers, Priceline, Odigeo, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., Hotel.de, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ardagh Hotel Clifden

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing