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“Wonderful place !”
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Hillside Lodge
Ranked #4 of 45 Clifden B&B and Inns
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“Wonderful place !”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

We enjoyed our stay in Ireland and in Hillside Lodge. We stayed 6 nights and everything was absolutely perfect : the house is charming and well decorated, the room was large and clean and the Ruth´s homemade muesli was unforgettable. Délicious breakfast !
We thank Ruth and Stuart for their kindness and their efficiency. We will come back !

Patricia & Luc from Belgium

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Stayed there for one night, while travelling in Connemara with my parents and my partner. This was a lovely place, very clean, beautifully decorated with really amazing music memorabilia (it's like a rock museum). Ruth and Stuart were very welcoming as were their dog and cat. It's close to Clifden and also close to the sky road.
Breakfast was top class. Prices very reasonable. Will be back whenever I'm in Clifden again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Cody, Wyoming
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

We were just going to stay two nights, but decided to stay two more in Clifden. The Hillside Lodge is a wonderful, nice large room, good shower and a copy of Keith Richard's "Life" as reading. Breakfasts were especially tasty. Love this place and we will be back!!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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College Station, Texas
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

We stayed for two days while touring through Connemara. The house very nice and the rooms were clean and nicely decorated. Stuart works in the music industry so there were lots of great Irish rock memorabilia decorating the hallway. They had a copy of McCarthy's Bar on the bed stand which made for some humorous reading in the evening. Ruth was helpful giving us good recommendations for dinner and drinks in Clifden. Breakfast was very tasty and the service was top notch. The pancakes were very good with lemon syrup. Their dog Ella is very nice and is more than happy to go on a walk with you.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Tastefully decorated rooms. Relaxing enviroment both in- and outdoors. Close to all attractions in Connemara. The owners are service minded and the breakfast is very good.
Spend evening with dinner in Clifden and then go back to enjoy a cup of tea and a interesting book in the sofa at the B&B.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Zurich
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Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Hillside Lodge for the third year in a row.
It's because of the beautiful location, the house itself, the furniture and, of course, because of the hosts.
This year, we had the Deluxe room with private TV-Lounge (satellite-Tv). And a very nice shower in the bathroom.
As always, Ruth keeps the house very clean and everything has its place.
Breakfastmenu has lots of choices and the pancakes are so yummie!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

There was a messup with our booking. We had booked through their website at about 9am the last available room (a twin) for the same day, and when we arrived about 5pm we were suroprised to see the sign "vacancies" and to be shown into a double room. Wehen pointing out that we had booked a twin, but only because doubles were no longer available, we were assured that both options were available and kept the double.
One hour later however the couple who had booked the last double - and for whom we had been mistaken - arrived and the mixup came out. Well. This other couple were our friends, travelling separately, we had arranged to meet there and they had booked before us... so, we were 2 Italian couples with similar names, I can understand they confused us and as we were among friends the room swap was no problem at all. But it did bother me that the B&B hat not taken notice of our booking at all and if anyone had enquired before our arrivl we would have found no available room (despite confirmation e-mail and all).
That was a shame because for the rest the B&B is really pretty, in a lovely position, recently and stylishly decorated, breakfast is particularily good (a lovely buffet of fresh fruit and cereals and yogurts, and several choices of cooked breakfast, all yummy) and staff is very friendly.
Our room anyway was also not great. Pretty and with a lovely view but quite small and lacking furniture: beside the bed we only had one chair, some hooks on the wall and a shelf with very little free space beside kettle and cups.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hillside Lodge

Property: Hillside Lodge
Address: Sky Road, Clifden, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Amenities:
Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Clifden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hillside Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stylish Bed and Breakfast located on the scenic Sky Road, five minutes from Clifden town. ... more   less 
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