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Abbeyglen Castle Hotel
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
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Hobart, Australia
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Top of my list!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Abbey Glen castle has everything you would expect of Irish hospitality. A very warm welcome in the form of a champagne reception ...yes, this is for everyone.....accompanied by a fascinating Informal talk about the area for you to get the very best of your visit. The welcome was extended by the resident "African Grey" parrot - Gilbert, who is a firm favourite of everyone. African greys are extremely intelligent and talkative.

Dinner was always perfect and not only the staff, but the owners were totally involved with making our stay a memorable one. The dining room was never nerve wrackingly quiet, but there was always a relaxing hum amongst the visitors. The clever ice breaker was that your home country's flag was put on your table so you could easily open an interesting conversation. One of the Ambassadors to Ireland was there with his entourage enjoying the relaxed hospitality of the dining room.

The suite they gave us was the most beautiful we have ever stayed in. With typical Irish weather Abbeyglen is a place you certainly don't mind sheltering in for part of your day.
Location was beautiful with several walks on the doorstep.

Totally recommended.

Room Tip: We had a ground floor suite which looked across the beautiful gardens and beyond. Perfect.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Greenwich
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

Gilbert the parrot is reason alone for visiting. Seriously, our room was beautiful and service was impeccable. Food was good. A little too much shtick with the flags on the tables. Beautiful location and Sky road is really something to be seen. One suggestion, upgrade size of soap in bathrooms a bit cheesy to have it keep falling thru the soap holder.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

If you want to experience some wonderful Irish hospitality in a beautiful Irish castle this the place. The staff are both hospitable and knowledgeable about the history of the castle and the region.
The dinner was spectacular (seafood chowder and lobster Thermidor E$35) and amazingly priced. The breakfast fresh and delightful.
The accommodation was brilliant the rooms so comfortable and the castle just spectacular.
The castle is one hour from Galway and a beautiful drive through some glorious hamlets.
thank you you created a wonderful experience for our family.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

This is a really lovely hotel for the following reasons.
The staff are knowledgeable, helpful, professional, friendly and really nice.
The accommodation was more than we expected, with warm carpets, comfortable bedding and basically what most good hotels were like 15 years ago before the character was removed.
The food is really good.
The atmosphere in the hotel is an experience.
We had a really great time at this hotel and will be going back.

Room Tip: Our room as on the ground floor and we loved it.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

My husband and I renewed our wedding vows last week and from the day I started emailing the castle making the plans, the service was remarkable. From flowers to food, the support was top notch. Bryan and Paul, are the most delightful gentlemen. Bryan has a great personality and adds so much fun to your stay by being personally involved with the guests. We never wanted for a single thing. The castle has quaint décor in the rooms and obviously is old. It's a castle. But this only adds to the charm and ambiance. Roger in the bar was funny and so endearing. All the wait staff smiled and were so engaging during dinner. We added the five course dinner to our stay and were not disappointed. I had the lobster one night for an extra 15 Euro, and enjoyed it tremendously.
We will be back next year to see Bryan, Paul and the crew. Cheers to you all! Thanks a million!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

The abbey glen is centrally located to the town of Clifden. The food was excellent and the welcome by the owner was superb. An added treat was that they have a talking parrot in the lobby. The hotel is set in a quiet location ensuring a good nights sleep. The room that I had was on the back so no good view to look at.

Room Tip: Get a room facing the front as the hotel is on a hill and overlooking Clifden. The wi fi does not re...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa, Canada
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127 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

We were booked at Abbeyglen for 2 nights. There was a bit of confusion with our reservation but they quickly clarified it and upgraded us to compensate for the error. We had a lovely room. The breakfast has a lot of good variety. The dinner was delicious. The stay includes breakfast and afternoon tea. There was one night champagne and appetizers were being served at cocktail hour. The hotel is well located and just a short walk to the center of town. It is more of a HOTEL than a castle but the staff work hard to make it a warm, happy and an engaging environment. When in Ireland it is important that you can walk home from the pub. You can not go to Ireland without experiencing the pub culture especially the music. It is wonderful.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Abbeyglen Castle Hotel
Address: Sky Road, Clifden, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Abbeyglen Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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