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“Only average. Needs a facelift”
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Foyles Hotel
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
Certificate of Excellence
Galway
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90 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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“Only average. Needs a facelift”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

My wife and I stayed for one night at Foyle's when we attended a wedding nearby. The check in was friendly and quick. The breakfast was also better than average with a very good Irish fry. However the room was very dated and in need of a facelift. The TV was very dated, bathroom looked at least 20 years old. Although I should mention it was very clean. Disappointing although price was reasonable.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dunfanaghy, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

A nice old. friendly hotel but in need of a 'facelift'. If you have heavy suitcases there are no elevators. However it was clean and comfortable and the breakfast was excellent. The rooms are also comfortable but the furnishings are old and fixtures are not always intact! It is central and as such has a great location.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

It is a very lovely hotel with it's historical lobby. Breakfast was super. Location is great. Rooms are very clean and spacey. We stayed in a room with street view. It was a little noisy, but it did not bother much. Hotel personnel is perfect.. We enjoyed this hotel and the area before heading to our beautiful Connemara sky drive..

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

The hotel is a lovely old-fashioned (in the best possible way) hotel with an amazing Irish breakfast and a nice room with a surprisingly big and very comfortable bed. The staff are very friendly and helpful. There is also a lovely cosy bar where you could stay for the evening no problem. The price we paid was excellent seeing as it was coming up to high-season. There are a couple of small negatives: You should be helped with your suitcases to your room on arrival. The key is given to you and you are told 'your room is on the first/second floor'. This is very common in Irish hotels but it doesn't make it right. It's much nicer if the receptionist/concierge accompanies you to your room and shows you the bathroom, coffee/tea etc.
The showers are a bit weak, especially for those of us who like a power shower (which is pretty much everyone these days!)

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

I stayed at Foyles Hotel with a group of (mainly) seniors in May 2014, including on a Friday and Saturday night. I had been a bit worried beforehand about the possibility of noise on those evenings, given that the hotel is situated in the heart of small town. I need not have worried. We were not disturbed by noise and could not have been more pleased with our stay. The hotel retains the character of an old fashioned country hotel, is family run and completely unspoilt. The location is very convenient, both for evening strolls in the town and for exploring the best North Connemara has to offer. The staff were helpful, friendly and efficient, and the service was second to none. I strongly recommend this hotel, whether you are organising a group or travelling as an individual.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

booked a triple room for a Sunday night , lovely guy on checking in , didn't expect much with booking a triple but room 205 was great , huge 1 single and a double and then other side had 2 singles ! spotlessly clean.
late down for dinner in Marconi restaurant but the nice guy managed to fit us in and we had a fabulous meal , really great food and staff.Mularkeys bar downstairs is realy good, great barman and a lovely relaxed place with great smoking area for the diehards.Breakfast was really good , great choices and a beautiful little courtyard to sit outside in the sunshine. was a reallly nice stay will definitely be back.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Satellite Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

After our drive from the Cliffs of Mohre it was so nice to arrive at Foyles Hotel. We were a party of six.. 2 families. This hotel has family rooms available. We stayed in 115 and my brother in 201. Our room was quite large! 3 twin beds and one double in a nicely divided room. The bath was large also with a very nice shower/tub. Very reasonable too. Price included a full traditional Irish breakfast (kippers too). Very comfortable beds and quiet room. I was a little nervous about noise because the pub had music that night. but didn't hear a thing. Hotel is located on the main square and easy walking distance to everything. Some reviews mention 200 year old... don't worry about it. Very up to date hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Foyles Hotel
Address: Main St., Clifden, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Foyles Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of Connemara’s longest established hotels trading since 1836 and owned by the Foyles for nearly a century.Foyle’s Hotel is situated in the centre of Clifden and is an ideal central point for exploring Connemara.The Hotel’s old world elegance and atmosphere have been gracefully retained through recent renovations, each room being individually decorated and furnished with charm and warmth.The Foyles and their staff offer you a warm welcome and will be happy to assist you in enjoying the area. ... more   less 
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