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“Lovely stay in the rain and fog”
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Teach Cruachan
Ranked #5 of 27 Achill Island B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Had a lovely stay on the Achill Island even though it was wet and foggy. Our room at Teach Cruachan was cosy and comfortable. The breakfast room is lovely with great views and breakfast was wonderful, I had the best French toast ever! Roisin is a very welcoming hostess.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Keelwest, Owner at Teach Cruachan, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2013

Robyn, thanks so much for your comments. Pity you got the only rainy day in Achill this year (ha ha). Hope you make it back to Ireland again soon. Best wishes from Roisin and Michael.

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Reviewed 12 June 2013

I have been going to Achill for over 40 years and during the last 10 years or so have stayed in Teach Cruachain, run by Michael and Roisin Lavelle. It would be very difficult to find a more welcoming, friendly and accommodating couple. The breakfasts are always varied and excellent - even fresh fish when available! The living and sleeping areas are very comfortable.

Achill itself is a fantastic holiday location. It has something for everyone. If you are into painting or photography the surrounding scenery is SPECTACULAR. There are plenty of beaches for swimming - Keem, Keel, Dugort and others. There is wind surfing, kitesurfing and canoeing on the lake in Keel. There are some fantastic scenic drives - the Atlantic Drive, the Minaun Cliffs, to name but two. Cycling is very popular - bikes can be hired from Michael Lavelle! There is also a nine hole Golf Course. And, when you want to relax in the evening, there is a very good selection of bars and restaurants.

Now you know why I go back so often!

Martin Foley, Co. Wicklow.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Keelwest, Owner at Teach Cruachan, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2013

Martin a chara, thanks very much for your kind words! We look forward to seeing you and the rest of the gang again in August. Here's hoping the weather is good to you this year...so far so good :)
Roisin and Michael Anthony

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Reviewed 5 May 2013

lovely host and a fantastic location. Breakfast very filling and hostess could not be more helpful. view from the breakfast room is spectacular. Get a room with seaside view if possible and go to Keem Beach its a piece of paradise.

Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Keelwest, Owner at Teach Cruachan, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2013

Thank you for your kind words, and we're delighted you enjoyed your visit to Achill Island. You're right about Keem Bay...it is a little bit of heaven and we're so lucky to have it nearby.

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Reviewed 23 March 2013

Just returned from a 5 day stay a Teach Cruachan, had an excellent time. Room was very clean, warm and a great comfy bed. Breakfasts were fantastic, served in a room overlooking the sea, and always more tea and toast on offer, not that any more could be eaten after that breakfast! Roisin and Michael made us feel so welcome, more like family than visitors. Would happily recommend staying here, and we will definately be back.
Dom & Kate

Room Tip: sea or hill views are available - really can't go wrong with either!
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Keelwest, Owner at Teach Cruachan, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2013

Kate and Dom, it was a pleasure meeting you over the St Patrick's weekend. It's just a pity the weather wasn't great on the day, but the mostly dry weather on the other days hopefully made up for it. We look forward to welcoming you again to Teach Cruachán :) Kind regards, Roisin and Michael

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Reviewed 11 March 2013

I stayed at Teach Cruachan and we got a Cead Mile failte welcome when we arrived. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The place was immaculate, warm and welcoming. The breakfast was marvellous. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we will be back again later on in the year.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Keelwest, Owner at Teach Cruachan, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2013

Hi Dolores, thank you so much for your lovely comments! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to Achill, and we hope to see you again soon :)

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Reviewed 5 March 2013

Just back from Achill Island and I can honestly say that Teach Cruachan is one of the best B&B's I have ever stayed in. I could not find fault in either cleanliness, comfort or quality of the breakfast. The friendliness of the hosts was excellent and they made us feel very much at home. The separate guest lounge was great and self service beverages were readily available with a variety to suit all tastes. I look forward to returning and would recommend this house and the hosts Michael and Roisin to anyone planning a trip to Achill. My only complaint was that I couldn't take the bed home with me..................!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 3, a spacious double with sea views
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Keelwest, Owner at Teach Cruachan, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2013

Hi Josephine, thanks a million for being our first guests of 2013! We're delighted you enjoyed your stay in Teach Cruachán, and we look forward to welcoming you back again when the days are longer and all the local eateries are open every night :) In the meantime, don't work too hard!

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Reviewed 23 February 2013 via mobile

During our one week stay during the Kite Surf Pro World Championship Event last year we could not have felt any more welcome and at home! If it was the bagpipe welcome, the amazing Irish breakfasts or the evenings in front of the turf fired fires.. We enjoyed every bit of it! Thanks so, so much again for everything!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Keelwest, Owner at Teach Cruachan, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2013

Kristin and Sky, thanks so much for your kind comments. It was a pleasure having you stay in Teach Cruachán. Good luck with the 2013 KSP Tour.

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Address: Keel West | Dooagh, Achill Island, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Achill Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Achill Island
Price Range: £72 - £141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Teach Cruachan 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Teach Cruachan Bed & Breakfast overlooks Dooagh Bay, where pods of dolphins and basking sharks often visit. You are welcome to make yourselves entirely at home in our home on beautiful Achill Island.Free wifi Internet, free tea/coffee/herbal infusions, cocoa, etc, 24/7. Comfortable ensuite rooms with TV, clock radio, private bathroom. Local produce used in our varied breakfast menu, including fresh fish when available.Guided tours and passenger transport in our own 16-seat minibus, and bicycle and accessory hire available.Céad Míle Failte isteach. ... more   less 
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