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Abbeyglen Castle Hotel
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
Certificate of Excellence
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very nice!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

We decided to stay here because we had no reservations anywhere. Moira was at the front desk and took our information and chatted with us a bit. She took us to our room and left. About 10 minutes later, she said she wanted to take us to a different room because she felt it was more airy there. Thank goodness she did. The next room she took us to was absolutely fabulous. I asked why she changed our rooms, she said she could tell on my face that I didn't like the first room, which was accurate. I felt like the first room was a standard hotel room with an old dresser. Our new room had a large sitting area with a fireplace, a large "canopy" bed. The bathroom was huge with two sinks, a tub, and a shower. This room surpassed my imagination. We also had complimentary champagne while we got a history on the place. Then our room rate included dinner and breakfast. For dinner, I tried lamb, which I had never tried before. It was so good! The breakfast buffet was amazing as well. I had a great time. Everyone that worked there was so nice including Aidan. Thank you Moira and Aiden, for being so gracious!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Our family of five had the pleasure of staying here for one night and had a great time. The accommodations were lush and inviting. The grounds are beautiful. The dinner was excellent and the staff and host Brian wonderful. Be sure to greet Gilbert the parrot who lives in the lobby while you are there - he might actually say "hello" if you are nice to him.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Our family came home from Australia to celebrate my husbands 80th birthday. We had dinner in Abbeyglen Castle in Clifden on Saturday. What a night! We were made feel so special by Brian. The service at the meal was first class and the food excellent. We cannot praise it enough. After the meal we went down to the bar and here a special night was made extra special again by Brian. His piano playing was amazing and our family go back to Australia with memories of Irish hospitality and entertainment at its best. Thank you Brian from all the Caseys. Night was fabulous

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

This was by far our least favorite accommodation of our trip and we stayed in 6 different hotels over 10 days. Everything about this place was a disappointment excepting the gorgeous part of Ireland where it is located. We were very impressed at first glance,but once entering the abbey( It is not a castle) we were immediately disappointed.  Reception and common areas were tired and shabby. Anyone who has travelled at all can tell you if the common areas are poor, you can get ready for a rude awakening in the rooms.  Having a family of four, we required 2 separate rooms so we had the opportunity to view more than one. Although there was great potential there, it was completely unfulfilled. The bedrooms were in dire need of some tlc and updating. There were moths and other additional flying critters all over the place. My ten year old daughter was afraid to turn out the light.  There were all of , I think , 5 channels on the television( we had a hard time getting to sleep due to uncomfortable mattresses and crawling skin).  The bathrooms utilize bog water which while not harmful is rust colored and came as a surprise.  The restaurant has fine dining prices without the fine dining to go along with it, assigns national flags to your table, and the wait staff couldn't answer most questions.  The evenings entertainment consisted of two gentlemen playing trad music who were clearly just going through the motions and our waitress dressed as a leprechaun at the end of the meal. Really.  We couldn't wait to move on the next day.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Located In a real neat town in western Ireland. Check in was prompt. Room was pretty dated. There was a huge spider web in one corner. The bed was awful, part of the mattress was broke and sagging. The room was a large two room suite, the bathroom was large and had a jetted tub.

The restaurant was great! Food was delicious, and service was second to none. The pub was fantastic as well. We had a great time listening to the entertainer and other patrons singing traditional tunes. The breakfast buffet was good the next morning.

I would stay here again, but I will certainly check the bed to make sure it was not broken.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Wodonga, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Had a great stay for 3 nights, any problems we did have were dealt with exceptionally fast, just remember you can't fix a problem if you don't know about it. The bar was great entertainment each night and the rooms were clean, beds were comfortable and the showers were hot. Meals were good and the staff friendly and very helpful, Gilbert was a lovely, he loved a scratch but be aware he is a little fickle showing everyone his love and fingers can be nibbled on. Great places to eat in town and some great characters to be met if you stay at Abbeyglen Castle Hotel or shop in the town of Clifden.

Room Tip: Any room would be god it is an experience that you get not just a room.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Wheretogofromhere
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County Cavan, Ireland
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179 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

Oh My what a fabulous idyllic hotel. we spent a beautiful weekend here and I would highly recommend it. We had a brilliant room in the Turret the bathroom was huge with a roll top bath and huge separate shower. The four poster bed was very comfy and the sitting area was lovely . Lovely views from the room. The free afternoon tea and scones was a lovely gesture as was the Champagne reception each evening with Rodger and Michael. The piano music supplied by Paul and Brian and the crack in the bar each night was great. The food was excellent and the anniversary dessert was very much appreciated thank you Brian.Lovely helpful staff.We had a massage in the treatment rooms and it was excellent. The seating area at the fountain was lovely . Fabulous location I would definitely recommend this idyllic hotel and will return.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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