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Abbeyglen Castle Hotel
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
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“Absolutely loved it!”
Reviewed 18 February 2011

Abbeyglen Castle is just the most charming, warm, delightful possible place to stay. Not only are the proprietors friendly and wonderful, the food is great, and the rooms are lovely! We originally booked the night at a downtown hotel, went to Abbeyglen for dinner, and before I knew it, my husband had made us a reservation for the next two nights. We left the downtown hotel that evening! We had a wonderful view of the front of the castle, a beautiful rooom with a fireplace, a great bed, and a huge soaking tub. The pub had nightly musicians, and Paul brought an American flag to our dinner table each night as we dined on delicious food. It was a true treat in everyway, and I would highly recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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AbbeyglenCastleHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 29 May 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review Abbeyglen on tripasdvisor.
We appreciate your very kind words describing Abbeyglen as "most charming, warm, delightful possible place to stay".
Thank you also for recommending others to stay with us.
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Reviewed 12 February 2011

A night with the Hughes family around Brian's piano is an unforgettable experience. If you're not in the mood for partying with complete strangers who become your new best friends then this isn't the place for you.

Rooms are fine, the food is great but the people make this one of our favourite places in all of Ireland

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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AbbeyglenCastleHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 29 May 2011
Thank you for your very kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed the entertainment provided by Brian Hughes.
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 February 2011

We just love this hotel. It's a pleasure to stay at hotel that has it all. Great food, wonderful staff & rooms.The treatment rooms are wonderful also.
Its Brian & Paul & their wonderful staff who make it so.
It's a unique hotel it has it all, you can chill out, expect wonderful food and service and then at night the piano bar has to be experienced you will be hard pressed to find such fun in any other hotel!
We spent Christmas here this year and will be back again it was wonderful

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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AbbeyglenCastleHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 29 May 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review Abbeyglen on tripadvisor.

Thank you also for your very kind comments "great food, wonderful staff and rooms".

It was lovely to hear that you enjoyed spending Christmas with us in Abbeyglen.

We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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Reviewed 21 January 2011

Stayed at the end of October and had a brilliant time. The owners and staff made us welcome from the moment we arrived until we left. Make sure you stay up for the party at night fantastic. We would definitely go back (hopefully soon)

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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AbbeyglenCastleHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 29 May 2011
Thank you for your kind words.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Abbeyglen in the future.
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San Clemente, California
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Reviewed 27 December 2010

I stayed at the Abbeyglen Castle Hotel in November while I was touring Ireland solo. This was one of the (4) Castles that I stayed in during my trip and BY FAR my favorite. I was a little apprehensive at first arriving at dark in the rain, but I was quickly welcomed by Paul & Brian, the castles proprieters who made me (the lone traveling girl from California) feel as though I was home!

There was great food & service, warm smiles, the rooms were inviting (I had a great view above the helicopter pad overlooking the town), and the other guests were very cordial. We laughed, sang & drank our hearts away during my stay, and I even met a few new friends along the way at the castle (including Paul & Brian...very humble hosts! Oh and Gilbert, the guard bird).

All in all a great spot to unwind and enjoy the quaint town of Clifden. I would definately recommend the Abbeyglen to my friends and family.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 25 December 2010

This is a rare gem! Great fun with piano bar, good food, and friendly staff.

  • Stayed November 2010
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Thank AuseClare
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Straffan, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2010

The staff were wonderful, friendly and helpful. We are newlyweds who had our honeymoon cancelled due to the airtravel nightmare and the Abbeyglen were kind to give us a room last minute. We were given a complimentary upgrade to a suite and were even left a bottle of champagne in our room complete with congratulatory card from the hotel owners. This, plus the complimentary afternoon tea was also a nice extra. This personalised service continued to be a feature of our stay, being greeted as 'the bride and groom' everywhere we went and we were also phoned an hour before dinner to join other guests in a complimentary champagne reception! The food was also very tasty and there was certainly lots of it. All in all, we felt it was very good value.

On the other hand, I could imagine guests expecting a sombre, elegant and luxurious castle could be disappointed - it is a quirky place with live music every evening complete with ageing decor and furniture and did not give the impression of being a real castle. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to foreign guests looking for a fun, Irish experience, but would hesitate to recommend it to those looking for a tranquil and historical stay as it may not be what you expect.

All that said, go check it out and I guarantee you will certainly never forget your stay at the Abbeyglen!

  • Stayed December 2010, 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
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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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