The hubby and I have been fortunate enough to have stayed with Ruth, Stuart, Molly, Ella and Sparkles on several occasions. Every time we do, the experience just gets better and better!!
As many, many previous reviewers have pointed out, the standard set in all areas is exceptional. In fact, I challenge anyone to find a better B&B anywhere!!!
The breakfast dining experience is just exquisite. Ruth outdoes herself each morning with a delicious array of fresh salad, homemade muesli, marinated prunes, organic yogurt and honey, etc. and that's just the buffet. Ruth also provides a very tempting porridge with cinnamon and honey on request. I opted for maple syrup instead and it was yummy!!
Wait until you see the wonderful cooked breakfasts on offer! There is so much choice that even the most discerning will have difficulty picking just one!! I particularly recommend the pancakes, and the poached egg with homemade potato cake. I overheard a lovely couple commenting that the vegetarian option is gorgeous too!
Hillside Lodge is such a warm, inviting, calm home-from-home that you will struggle to leave! We love our stays there and really enjoy chatting with Ruth and her charming, beautifully mannered daughter, Molly. Ella and Sparkles (gorgeous cat!) ensure that any animal lovers get their animal fix, which really helps if you are missing your own much loved furry friends while travelling!
Many other reviewers have discussed the amazing decor and memorabilia but seeing is believing. Ruth and Stuart have done an outstanding job creating an interesting and informative environment which music lovers will really enjoy checking out. But fret not, you don't need to be passionate about music to be able to relax in the sumptuous surroundings provided, both in your room and in the stunning guest lounge.
If you are travelling to the Galway area you really should come to Clifden, and you definitely must stay with Ruth and family!! It will be the highlight of your holiday!!
Our only complaint...it's too difficult to leave!! :)
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