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Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse
Ranked #6 of 45 Clifden B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Great Location”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

Very comfortable accommodation at the Buttermilk Lodge. It was a 5 minute walk to town. The room was very clean and comfortable and the breakfast was excellent. We would stay here again and recommend it to others.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

I have stayed at this great guesthouse 6 times since 2007, and it feels like our home in Clifden. Although it is set up like a very small hotel, with a check-in desk and all, it's much more intimate than that. Pat and Catriona O'Toole do a fine job of making you feel at home. Pat will bring you tea and some homemade sweet bread when you arrive, and you can take it in the front parlour in front of a warm turf fire. He will make dinner reservations for you in town (try Mitchell's Seafood Restaurant). Every day in the foyer you can see what the weather forecast is, and which pubs have traditional Irish music in the evening. It's a 10 minute walk or so into Clifden if you need some exercise. The rooms are dependably nicely done and clean. Upstairs there is a sitting area with a computer for guests to use. For breakfast, in addition to the traditional Irish breakfast you can also get thin crepe-like pancakes with fresh fruit, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, homemade breads, yogurt, cheeses and meats, as well as a daily special. The daily special I had when I was there was a bagel with cream cheese, smoked salmon, lemon, onions and capers. You might also get offered fish cakes or a salmon dish for breakfast. One great service they offer is laundry service for 15 euros. It's well worth it. We used to take our clothes to a laundry in Clifden that costs 3 euros less. But then we had to worry about getting back before the laundry closed, etc., if we had plans for the day. At Buttermilk Lodge you just drop your laundry bag off at the front desk and it's in your room by the time you get back. The convenience is worth the extra 3 euros. They also offer a discount in rates if you stay two days or more.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

Exceeded my expectations! Staff were very friendly and helpful. About a five minute walk from the town using the shortcut-map included in room! Room was extremely clean and had lovely touches...sewing kit, chocolate on pillow, walking maps, all toiletries you'd need even bath salts! Shower pressure wasn't great. Breakfast was delicious and very well presented. Great selection even gluten free cereals available. I will be returning for sure!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Heinola, Finland
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

Really good place to stay when doing the tour. It was possible to make a booking a short time before we came. The rooms were well done, bed comfortable and good water. The breakfast was full and plenty.
Would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

We stayed here with a group of friends recently. The location is ideal as its very near the town centre. Breakfast was perfect and plenty of variety.
I missed just a few things : Our host wasnt the friendliest of persons. Although she was correct and polite, she missed the hospitality that we would have expected from her.
Secondly, the showers have very little pressure but that could have just been our room.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

We )2 couples) spent 2 nights at Buttermilk lodge in July 2013. Arrived by car with 4 bycicles for some active weekend in Conemmara. Loved it. Clean rooms, superb breakfast, nice staff, parking for both car and bycicles,... Loved it, recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Just back home after travelling about Ireland including 2 nights in Buttermilk Lodge. Only booked it late on and was really looking for somewhere cheap, a single room, but as I was having a bit of difficulty, I decided to pay a bit more than planned and booked a double room in Buttermilk Lodge, no singles available. It was well worth this bit extra as Buttermilk Lodge is lovely, my room was better than a lot of 4 star hotels I have been in, good selection at breakfast, all lovely. Very confortable bed, nice ensuite, good toiletries etc. even a wee sewing kit. There is a corner in the guests' lounge with tea, coffee, milk, biscuits, wine glasses/other glasses, small fridge for guests. They will also provide a really good packed lunch for €5. Loads of info for guests to read including menus from restaurants. In the room was also a folder put together with walks within a 30 minute radius, showing travel details, difficulty, time etc. and what should be taken. Nice touches everywhere and everyone was very helpful. Just a short walk to main part of town, slight incline on way back, but easy walk.

Really pleased I booked this, was a nice treat, after budget b&b's. Could say best guesthose I have stayed in.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse
Address: Westport Road, Clifden, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Clifden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm,friendly home from home located just 400 meters, 5 minutes walk from the town center. Purpose built ,Spacious, quality accommodation at affordable prices, WiFi throughout the house. There is a computer with broadband internet access and a printer for guests use. Our extensive breakfast menu offers numerous choices to suit every taste ! Visit our Connemara Ponies and Black-face sheep on our farm nearby.Pat is a qualified walking guide and can help you in planning your walks in the area.Packed Lunches, early breakfasts,laundry service, drying facilities are all available.Our little extra touches ensure return visits ! ... more   less 
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