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“Perfect Stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ben View House
Ranked #1 of 50 Clifden B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cork, Ireland
1 review
“Perfect Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

We stayed there for one night. Everything was really perfect. Nice room, Free Wifi but overall the kindness of the hotelier. We also really enjoyed the breakfast, Irish or pancakes.....
A good address to go and have a night.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Frédéric M
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

I stayed at Ben VIew House one night last week. I really enjoyed my stay there. The room was very clean, comfortable and pretty. It was bigger than some of the rooms in the catsle hotel and it looked as pretty as the one there. I loved the pancake breakfast with a lot of fruit and maple syrop!! I heard that the owner is 4th generation of the founder of the hotel, but I truly appreciate the current owner's hard work to keep its quality so high. I had an awesome time which made me warm in very quiet and cold Clifden!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Pinapple2014
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Canberra, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

We arrived with out a booking and Eileen and Desmond went out of their way to make us feel so welcome. We were there in mid winter and the Ben View was warm and full of charm. Breakfast was a fabulous spread and the pancakes were delicious. Thanks for the tip on driving out via the Sky road for absolutely magic views of the area. Desmond and Eileen have a contageous enthusiasm and cheerifulness that added to the overall experience. Lovely...

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kerrie J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

Eileen at the Ben view was very welcoming and helpful, she made us all feel right at home. The room was great and the food was delicious. Perfect location in a beautiful town. Highly recommend. Regards Tony, Lyndal and Georgia.

  • Stayed January 2014
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1 Thank Georgiabice
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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

Clifden is a beautiful town and the Ben View House is a lovely place to stay! We arrived in town without reservations and Eileen was so welcoming and charming. The room was very nice comparing to many other places we stayed while touring Ireland. Very clean, warm, and quiet keeping an antiquated feel without being outdated. After a great night out enjoying some tremendous music, drinks and food (helped again by our ever-accommodating host), we awoke to a lovely, well prepared breakfast and a nice chat with Eileen who gave us a few more pointers for the road. We can't recommend this place and these people enough!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Persuit
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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

The location is prefect as you are right in the center of the town. The first impression as you step in is one of comfortable charm and old family elegance. The rooms are very nice with above average bedding. The real treat is Desmond and Eileen the owners, they are the best and you can tell they enjoy their profession as Innkeepers. Thank You Both you enriched our experience.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank phil l
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Verona, Veneto, Italy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

This cosy B&B was the best of all the B&B's we went to during our stay in Connemara. Fantastic located in the centre however very relaxed and clean, with an amazing breakfast room and much attention to detail… Thank you Eileen! Hope to be back one day.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tatiana K
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Property: Ben View House
Address: Bridge Street, Clifden, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
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Ranked #1 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Clifden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ben View House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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