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“Overrated and overpriced!”
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Clifden Bay Lodge
Ranked #18 of 45 Clifden B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

This b&b was higly overrated and overpriced. The location is great and the view is fabulous. But the bedrooms are small, very humid and the bathroom is tiny. In addition, only some of the rooms have a view while other rooms have a view on the garage (very expensive for such a view!!).

The quality of the service and equipment is totally insufficiant for this price range and in comparison with the b&b's around.

Room Tip: Be careful: some of the bedrooms have a horrible view on the garage!!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank ndsqndq
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

The rooms and the hosts are nice, everything is clean and tidy. But it’s the location that convinced us the most. Hooked on the side of the hill, just a bit after the separation between the lower and the upper Sky drives, it gives you a full view of the long bay. You can go visit other regions during the day, knowing you will return to this beautiful and quiet haven. Frederique was very helpful with pointing interesting routes, and as soon as you choose your own destination where there’s supposed to be not much, it’s only to discover lonely gems.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

We had two wonderful days at this B&B in Clifden! The place where the house is located is a perfect dream!! Ocean view out of the room and absolutely quiet! It was excactly that, what we was looking for! Unfortunately we had to leave after 2 nights, because we were traveling through Ireland.
Breakfast was great and the owners are very very friendly and helpful!!
We would come back at every time!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Sylvia M
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

my wife and I just returned from an easter break at clifden bay lodge and had a most enjoyable time. Fantastic views over the Bay and the Atlantic are unsurpassed.Charles and Frederique are wonderful hosts combining Connemara hospitality with Gallic charm and good cuisine. All in all a great relaxing few days complimented by lovely food and wine offerings at reasonable prices.

Room Tip: ask for the sea view rooms
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank punter_13
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

Positive:
- Great location, ocean view from bedroom and dining room.
- Friendly owner. We received great daily tour tips.
- Good breakfast.

Negative:
- Owner had a dog and a cat in the lobby.

Overall: it is great location if you want to explore Connemara.

Room Tip: Choose room with en-suite and ocean view.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Thank ferencreview
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

We had a very enjoyable stay in this nice house. Lovely walks along the coast and unspoilt quiet beaches. We had the French dinner which was delicious. Hosts were friendly. We really hope to return.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank JMAS
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

Our room was terrible. It faced the rear of the house looking out at an overstocked with junk garage. The bathroom was almost unacceptable with a small room furnished extremely poorly and no telly.

Even though the host were wonderful and the breakfast terrific the room experience at 80 Euro was overpriced, stuffy and not comfortable and I would not return if the overnight price was free.

There was no hot water, it was luke-warm, in the morning for our showers.

The location view was extremely nice but the property needs much work to make this a successful operation.

Room Tip: Do not accept the rear bedroom under any circumstance.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank 724Lee
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Additional Information about Clifden Bay Lodge

Address: Lower Sky Road, Clifden, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
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Ranked #18 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Clifden
Price Range: £74 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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