Called into the wonderful Tourist Centre in Clifden (thanks Jeannie!) and due to the shortage of beds in the area, pointed us in the direction of the Station House Hotel next door. We called in and the wonderful receptionist asked if we'd like to check the room out before we booked in - very good service and yes, we did book in! Double and a single bed (great as I was travelling with my mum). Very clean, functional and everything you could possibly need while touring around Ireland. The hotel was in a lovely setting around the former railway station - very nice!
The only drawback was the utter chaos at breakfast. We had to wait to be seated - not a problem at all as we hoped the din and chaos would die down. I was desperate to use my loudhailer and tell the occupants of the room to all take a deep breath and use indoor voices...!! (Yes, I work in a school.....sorry!!).
I fully appreciate it was a weekend when we stayed, but the restaurant was absolutely packed full to the brim (a number of fairly infirm guests with walking sticks/wheelchairs, prams, children running around - all in a fairly small room, full of tables/big chairs/guests carrying plates of hot food - all while the waiting staff were trying to clear the tables and bring out hot tea/coffee). It seems that everyone in Clifden had come down for breakfast at the same time. The breakfast was a very good choice - fruit, continental, pastries, hot selection etc. The food itself was very good and well recommended - it was just the ear piercing noise that was just incredible - it was similar to a noisy school dining hall - sorry!
I must say that the reception staff are exceptionally helpful and polite - a joy to deal with. Thank you.
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