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Waterfront Rest B&B
Ranked #19 of 45 Clifden B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Perfect Place”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

A lovely experience, great hosts who were very welcoming. Best breakfast we've had for a long time (home made scones, preserves, a perfect fruit salad, full Irish, etc). Nothing at all to criticise here, the view from the rooms is beautiful too. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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lydie a, Propriétaire at Waterfront Rest B&B, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Thanks a million, you are too kind...you make the chief so happy!!!
I wish the best
Lydie
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Waterfront Rest in June of 2014 and our stay was ok at best. We found the owner to be very nice and the breakfast was excellent (especially the scones), but we didn't have a very comfortable night's sleep.

First of all, for whatever reason, the owners burned incense at around 7pm or so which flooded the house with a strong, heavy scent that made my allergies go haywire-- I went from breathing clearly to completely congested in about two minutes. I felt like I was in some kind of hippie commune, but I couldn't open the windows because there were no screens and the legendary Connemara mosquitoes would have torn us to shreds. The bed was not very comfortable and to make matters worse, there were no sheets, only a duvet with a cover on it that was very rough-- I've not experienced anything like it before in years of traveling around Ireland. Finally, the earliest breakfast time was 8:30am, which is very late for many people who have to catch a ferry or simply want to get an early start. 8:00am is a perfectly reasonable time and this is the first B&B I've been to that refused to make breakfast before 8:30. Also, the wireless did not extend to the bedrooms and was very unreliable.

Again, the owner was very nice, but they have a bit of work to do to bring this B&B up to the standards of some of the other places I've been. Please, invest in some real sheets, buy a wireless repeater, and stop it with the incense!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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lydie a, Propriétaire at Waterfront Rest B&B, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
What can i answer you?...i am sorry for you...
You speak about the breakfast hours...it's 8.30 to 9.30...it's a good deal for a lot of travellers. The problem was not our hours but your anxiety...in this case the best way was to find a B&B just around the Aran Island Harbour... and not a B&B from one hour driving to the harbour...like that no anxiety!
What else...the duvet was not a good idea for you, but it's a good idea for a lot of travellers who have allergy. They think it's a better than a blanket... and anyway there is a blanket in each wardrobe.
What else....mythical midges...it's a mythe just for you. And if you didn't see any midges in the house it's because on the evening i burn one and only one encens...in a 400 square meter house! not sure it's too much.
I am very sorry for you
Lydie
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Paris, France
2 reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Amazing view from the cosy rooms with comfy beds. Very kind welcome from the host, who bakes the best scones I have ever tasted for breakfast. Add the delicate flower scent of the place and the wonderful silence around, you've found your perfect retreat in connemarra!
The bnb is not in town but in case you don't drive you can still cycle to it (2 bike hire shops in town,), it is on loop 2, just make sure you take the proper direction (north, left after the gas station)

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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lydie a, Propriétaire at Waterfront Rest B&B, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Thank you very much....i prepare the scones every day...so i am so happy...
I hope you have a lot of good memories, and see you a next time in Connemara.
Best wishes
Lydie
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

We loved this place. Cosy rooms, cosy beds. Lovely breakfast. The smell of baking scones in the evenings. Great location. We drove to Clifden and one night we got a taxi to and from the B&B which wasn't expensive. The only thing I would change is the power in the shower. BUT look it's a minor thing. We would stay here again and we would recommend it to friends.

Room Tip: all rooms look out over the bay so no worries!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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lydie a, Propriétaire at Waterfront Rest B&B, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Thank you so much. We try everyday to do our best and we are so happy to read this kind of review.
We wish you the best and we hope to see you a next time.
Kind regards
Lydie
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Beautiful place, well situated with a great view from the bedroom but just a few minutes drive from the town. Friendly and helpful owners. Clean and charming rooms. Very tasty Irish Breakfast. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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lydie a, Propriétaire at Waterfront Rest B&B, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Thanks a million, i am very happy to see you happy.
I wish you the best,
Kind regards
Lydie
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Great location on the sky road in Connemara, quiet area close to Clifden. Got a cozy well-equiped room facing the lake :)
Very friendly French hosts and tasty breakfast!
Nice attention from the hosts: we got a bottle of water to drink in case we would be uncertain about the dark colour of the tap water (which was ok by the way :) )
Many thanks for the lovely stay!
Will definitely recommend it!
Cindy & Corinne

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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lydie a, Propriétaire at Waterfront Rest B&B, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Thanks a million for your lovely reviews. I am very happy if you are happy!
I hope to see you a next time in Connemara.
Kind regards
Lydie
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

As we drove along the road to Waterfront B&B we were more & more excited by its location and stunning views! When we arrived, we were greeted by the wonderful aroma of baking and by our smiling, welcoming host - who told us she was just making scones for tomorrow's breakfast and was not at all put out by us arriving a little earlier than we had arranged! Wow!
We were shown to our bedroom - each bedroom looks out over the beautiful river! - and were really impressed by the decor and comfort in every detail. We felt so happy we had chosen 'Waterfront Rest'!
We would strongly recommend 'Waterfront Rest' to anybody looking to stay in that area. The hosts are so friendly, kind and welcoming, the food superb (oh those delicious scones!), rooms clean & beautifully presented. The location - so close to Clifden town & all the surrounding places of interest make it the ideal 'base' for exploring the stunning scenery of the Connemara area. We stayed 3 nights - I would have been happy to stay forever! This has to be one of the best B&Bs we have ever stayed in - more like a hotel in its quality, but with a homeliness we so appreciated!
The hosts are French, but speak English perfectly. Madame very patiently let me practice my French! Merci Madame and apologies for my mistakes!

Room Tip: All rooms face the river and surrounding hills, so all equally good!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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lydie a, Propriétaire at Waterfront Rest B&B, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Wow...i can't say anything after that except Thank you so much.
You are so kind, it was a real pleasure to meet you...and we hope to see you again in the future.
We wish you the best.
Kind regards
Lydie
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Property: Waterfront Rest B&B
Address: Derreen, 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Clifden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Notre B&B, est situe en plein coeur du Connemara sur l'Atlantic Way ( Sky Road Loop), les pieds dans l'eau, dans le baie de Streamstown. Bien que situe en pleine nature, nous ne sommes qu'a 5 minutes en voiture de Clifden, capitale du Connemara et a moins de 20 minutes du parc Nationnal et de l'Abbaye de Kylemore. Vous profiterez d'une magnifique vue sur la baie de toutes les chambres de la maison ainsi que de la salle a manger ou vous prendrez vos petits dejeuner face a l'eau. ... more   less 
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