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Ardmore House
Ranked #3 of 50 Clifden B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
West Palm Beach, Florida
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“Wonderful B and B in beautiful location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

We have looked forward to visiting this area of Ireland for several years and are completely infatuated with the Connemara and our stay at Ardmore House was like the icing on the cake. It started with a very scenic view as we drove up out of Clifden to the Lower Sky Road, arriving at Ardmore House to a very warm welcome from Kathy and her husband John. The house is larger than a lot of B and Bs we have found in Ireland, exceptionally clean with well appointed rooms. Our room looked out over the fields to the bay and we could watch the sun going down, so pretty. We took a walk to the cliffs on their private walking trail and the view from there is simply amazing with the bay and all of the colorful wildflowers, boats and the islands. Very peaceful place to sit and relax after a long day on the road. Kathy and John were both very helpful with suggestions for local restaurants and attractions and the town is only a few km away. We stayed for five days and wish it could have been more, breakfast more than met our expectations with a lovely selection of both cold and warm dishes, fresh fruit, cheeses. There was little need for lunch after such a grand breakfast. We spent several evenings in Clifden enjoying fresh fish and seafood dinners followed by live traditional music in the pubs, returning to our room for a great nights rest.. Ardmore House is also only a short drive from Kylemore Abbey, the Connemara National Park, Mamean (a religious sight in the passage between two mountains) and many other beautiful parts of the Connemara. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

Absolutely beautiful home and gracious owners. Spotless and exquisite. We loved the town of Clifden and the traditional music in the pubs, the drive on Sky road, hiking in Connamara National park, and location to Kylemore Abbey. Seafood chowder at O'Dowd's in Roundstone was delicious (thank you Kathy for recommendation). Wonderful three nights to begin our journey.
Jeannine & Tom / Boston

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

Ten day road trip with my daughter and one of our B & B's included John and Kathy's place. Lovely clean room, fine bed (and sleep) and much thought put into the "Cliff Walk"...about a ten minute walk from the B & B. They have actually cleared a path all the way to the cliffs which include a lily pond with a small, adorable island in the center, a picnic bench and then on to the cliff views which are absolutely astounding. We took the walk late in the day and were alone. It was wild and wonderful seeing the waves crash against the rocks way down below.

I mistakenly left my purse in the closet and we had to drive back the following morning to get it and there it sat all alone untouched in the closet just where I had left it. I highly recommend Ardmore House and DO take the upper road to view Sky Road!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

The drive and views to Ardmore House are absolutely stunning and breathtaking. You have to be there in person to really envision the scenery that surrounds this B&B. Exceptional service from Kathy and John who are very welcoming! They even serve a delicious traditional Irish breakfast. The rooms are large and very clean. Don't forget to take a walk on the private trail......you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed May 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

Zero complaints here. Just returned from a 10-day road trip through Ireland with my mom, and this was one of the nicest B&Bs we stayed at. First thing we did was the cliff walk behind the house (a private path leads you out to some stunning cliffs; there are picnic tables and a lovely little lily pond along the way). The hosts were incredibly nice, breakfast was decent, and the room was spic-and-span and tremendously comfortable. Great hot shower, nice clean linens, everything you could hope for. The drive out is a little terrifying (the road—like so many in Ireland—is narrow and winding, with steep drop-offs and room for one car at a time in many spots), but the views are majestic. Solid all around!

Room Tip: Do the cliff walk! And take a drive up the sky road (the right side in the fork; the B&B is loca...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

Located directly on the sky road, a beautiful way through the countryside and the ocean, heading up to the sky, the Ardmore house is a very nice place to stay for visiting Connemara. Lovely hosts, nice breakfast, lovely rooms and a private little walk to the cliffs.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Walmley, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

We promised ourselves that we'd return to Ardmore House and last week we did just that. We are SO pleased we did.
How do you improve on perfection? Well, Kathy and John have done just that, taking the Ardmore experience to a whole new level. Ardmore House is no ordinary B&B. …. it’s now a mini-boutique hotel masquerading as a B&B and we just loved every moment of our four- day stay.
King size beds, the latest flat screen remote TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a tastefully decorated guest lounge with reference library and free internet access, guest microwave and refrigerator, marble hallway, palatial individual bathrooms and everything is spotlessly clean.
Outside there’s a private path with strategically placed timber seating, which leads to the magnificent cliffs overlooking Clifden Bay. We were treated to the sight of a couple of dolphins frolicking in the bay, when we got up early to watch the sun rise above the viewing point on the upper Sky Rd, the mountain that forms a backdrop to the property.
John and Kathy make it all look so effortless, but it’s clearly the result of hard work and single minded dedication. They certainly know their business. What’s more, they’re genuine, lovely people who enjoy making their guests feel at home. We really didn’t want to leave!
I feel a return trip coming on…….

Room Tip: Both the rooms we've stayed in were excellent. We had a quick look at some of the others when gu...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ardmore House
Address: Sky Road Clifden Galway | Connaught, Clifden, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Clifden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Ardmore House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Approved to Failte Ireland Standard. Awarded 4 Stars by the AA. Recommended in best B&B Guide to Ireland. Free Wi-Fi available in bedrooms. Free Internet access in lounge. Ardmore House is set on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean amid rugged landscape. 5Km. West of Clifden Town, it is a small holding stretching from the upper Sky Road to the lower Sky Road and on out to the cliffs locally known as the Slopers. Here we have made a walkway for our Guests. The views from the cliffs of Clifden Bay and the Atlantic Ocean are some of the best you'll find in the Country. ... more   less 

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