The real draw to this hotel is the staff and the jovial atmosphere. The hospitality shown by the proprieter Brian (who is an accomplished piano player, as well as hotelier), his Dad Paul (in the restaurant) and the Barman Roger was like nothing I've experienced in Ireland before. All are quick-witted and have remarkable memories (we were on first name terms the second day of the trip with Brian remembering my name and where I'm from). Fine, the hotel itself is somewhat dated in terms of its decor, but that is more than adequately compensated for in terms of craic (fun!), warmth, atmosphere and service. The place is clean and certainly has its charm. The beds are very comfortable and my wife and I had the best fun in this place, where we stayed for the weekend. Guests are entertained in the bar and restaurant by talented pianists and guests are encouraged to join in the singalong... the food was delicious in the restaurant, and there was plenty of variety for breakfast. It was my birthday this weekend, and Brian arranged for a special dessert plate to be served to me, and then took a photo of me with it, and produced the photo within minutes as a memento. Will I return? Absolutely! Oh, and there's a parrot welcoming you in reception.
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- Also Known As:
- Abbeyglen Castle Clifden
- Hotel Abbeyglen Castle