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Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
Certificate of Excellence
Wexford, Ireland
2 reviews
“Simply lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

From the first moment this hotel felt so lovely, warm, welcoming and absolutely charming. The restaurant was really good with great food and very caring staff. Situated on the edge of Connemara with beautiful bay views it was without doubt our favourite place to stay in this special part of Connemara. We will be back !

  • Stayed October 2013
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County Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

Owners and staff were very friendly and welcoming. Bar was cosy. Too remote for us. Bedroom clean and large. However, it was quiet cold and felt damp. The room felt as if the heating had not been on all year. Water dripping all night in the attic was annoying and the toilet didnt work. I felt the food was over priced. I was disappointed overall.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

My wife picked this hotel on the internet and after looking at the reviews including the highly rated restaurant, we decided to give it a go. Beforehand we had read some sparse negative reviews related to charging for guests rather than rooms, and some negative comments on the owners, so we were a bit intrigued. Needless to say, any negative comments were completely unfounded, the car-parking was excellent, we were met at reception by Monique the owner very pleasant and immediately carried our luggage and got us settled, offering movie CDs for the kids. The room was spacious and bright with a great view. The restaurant meal was unfaultable, fresh seafood all looked after by Stefan the owner, excellent wines, deserts, absolutely superb, as was the breakfast next morning. The bar has a grand piano and as I played a few songs Stefan took to the drums and we all had a good time of it. There was no problem whatsoever with checkout or the bill. The only minor criticism on our part was that the bathroom needs a bit of modernisation, a fan is definitely required as some traces of mould were gathering around the seams and the shower head was locked in one position. Other than that, really really good!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

My partner and I spent a night at The Ardagh Hotel and we enjoyed the experience very much.
The view from the restaurant window is fantastic and dinner was very good; I didn't particularly like the pepper sauce but I guess that is a matter of personal taste. The bar is nice and cosy, comfy armchairs and sofas where you can enjoy a glass of wine in front of the fireplace with good music as soundtrack. It has an "old time" look that somehow work, it reminded me a bit of the Mad Man TV series!!!
Very good place to relax and enjoy the atmosphere.
Only fault I found was the hairdryer a bit awkward to use but, beside that, really enjoyed the stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Out of the town, but who cares if you are half board (highly recommended). Lobster tank :-(( with oysters :-)). Excellent food with fantastic views across sea inlet. Good wine selection too. Multilingual staff. Rooms are nice if dated in decor.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

I stayed just for a night! this is great place where to stay and enjoy beautiful Connemara scenery! Lovely service and staff. Fresh and organic food! Will come back definately! Even in cold weather ocean is beautiful

  • Stayed September 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

A quaint and cozy hotel nestled off a windy road of Clifden. It was well worth staying away from the center of town to have some peace and quiet, but it was a quick drive into town. They provided a full Irish breakfast with very friendly staff. Very comfortable beds with a beautiful view over the water. This was my favorite place to stay during my two weeks in Ireland, we will definitely be back during our next stay on the West coast!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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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 
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