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Dolphin Beach House
Ranked #10 of 45 Clifden B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Scotland
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
41 hotel reviews
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“A perfect situation”
Reviewed 11 March 2005

The drive up the Sky Road is stunning, the scenery is wonderful but you do begin to wonder if you will ever arrive! (Dont worry it seems much shorter when you do it the second and third time!) The girls, Clodagh and Sinead, are great hosts, from the welcome tray of tea to the use of the binoculars to see if the dolphins were in the bay (they weren't!) The breakfasts were great and the homebaked soda bread the perfect start to the day. The views from the cliffs are spectacular and the night sky on a clear night is something we will always remember. We loved our time in Connemara and when we get a chance to go back we will certainly stay at the Dolphin Beach House. The bathrooms are lovely and the rooms are peaceful and comfortable. Take a good book and relax - we did.

  • Stayed January 2005
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Reviewed 2 October 2004

It is the best place to stay in the west, the foyle girls were fab. Shinaid gave us great route notes for a hillwalking one day and set us up for horse riding on a wonderfull beach the next. The food was outstanding all home made simple and fresh the best we had in Ireland this trip thanks again Shinead. the sky rd area is so beautful we had to drag ourselves away from here, we even got to take one off the chocolate labs. for a walk "whisper". Its great as there staying open for the winter and hope to be back late jan to sit in front of those turfs fires and watch the waves break over the cliffs great place for storm watching. Thanks again for everything its great to see young blood going into the business and all the best with your first winter staying open great move girls. : )

  • Stayed January 2005
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 15 September 2004

We recently spent 2 nights, at Dolphin Beach with a couple of Australian friends.

The location and facilities were beautiful but what made it truly lovely was our hosts.

Clodagh and Sinaid were warm and welcoming, they went the extra mile to offer us a cup of tea, tell us about the local area, book a local masseur and make a dinner booking for us. Great Hostesses.

A charming few days.

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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2004

We did not know when booking this place what a treasure it is. After staying our planned 2 nights, we stayed a third. The hospitality is unmatched anywhere in Ireland. The warm inviting peat fire, the excluded beach, the immaculate but comfortable rooms, the gracious and wonderful hostesses make this place a little piece of heaven.

  • Stayed June 2004, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 October 2003

Comfortable, clean, well presented service.,and spacious roomsGreat location with easy beach access, pleasant walking area.Easy drive into Clifden for shopping and evening meals.Dolphins aplenty, sporting in the bay whilst we breakfasted.

  • Stayed October 2003
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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 October 2003

Our family of 6 adults just returned from three wonderful nights at Dolphin Beach House. We were surprised that it was even better than we imagined. We were greeted by dolphins on the spectacular drive to the house, and enjoyed the remote location, the beautiful views, excellent walks, wonderful hospitality and food. Thank you Clodagh, Mrs. Foyle, and Billy. We will be back!

  • Stayed October 2003
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Reviewed 5 September 2003

It's expensive, not just compared to a hotel, but also for what you don't get - they were mean with complimentary products and the breakfast must be the smallest in Galway.

We were upset that the sandy cove turned out to be a rocky cove and the peacocks, dolphins and chickens mentioned in write-ups were absent during our week there.

Our room was a bit gloomy and didn't have a bath, although the bed was a good size and comfortable.

The guest house is also 3.5 miles out of Clifden, so you're at the mercy of local taxis in the evening.

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Additional Information about Dolphin Beach House

Property: Dolphin Beach House
Address: Lower Sky Road, Clifden, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Clifden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Dolphin Beach House Hotel Clifden

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