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“Great location, nice, spacious house, nice host.”
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Ocean View
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14 reviews
Ocean View
Living Space
Dugort Beach
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Double Ground Floor
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Studio, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Dugort, Achill Island, County Mayo, Western Ireland

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Very good - based on 14 reviews
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marcosT58...
1 review
“Great location, nice, spacious house, nice host.”
Reviewed 29 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

After a warm welcome the owner showed us the house. It is spacious and well furnished. The two floors are connected by an open staircase.
On our next visit in Achill Ocean View will be the location of our choice again.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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417dee
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Break Away”
Reviewed 11 February 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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person found this review helpful

When we arrived we were greeted very warmly by the owners, they provide excellent service, the place was very tidy and clean and had everything you wanted for a nice break away from all the hustle and bustle of every day life, house was very warm and cosy (especially with the open fire).

I would very much recommend this property and would definitely stay there again next year when we head down.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Feb 2016
We are delighted to receive another positive review. The weather wasn’t great during all of December 2015 and therefore, as always, it was extremely important to ensure that the accommodation was warm and cosy at all times. The oil fired central heating plus the open fire ensures that this is accomplished. Participants in a wide range of outdoor pursuit activities are always extremely thankful for the very comfortable surroundings on their return. The instantly warm showering and drying facilities also help in this regard. The well equipped kitchen with its electric cooker, microwave oven etc ensures that warm food is quickly prepared and consumed.

Val (Ocean View, Achill Island)
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Noel F
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“A great place to recharge the batteries!”
Reviewed 22 October 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Well equipped and comfortable rental. There is an abundance of local natural amenities which would take years to explore. Actually "Ocean View" is an ideal starting point for exploring the whole of Achill Island. The area is not overly developed but is within walking distance of some excellent restaurants and pubs i.e. The Cottage Café, Mastersons, The Valley House and The Strand Hotel to mention but a few. My friends appreciated the freedom to re-arrange the open plan design on the first floor to suit individual tastes. The space dividers were ideal in this regard. Can't wait to make a return visit to the same location.

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Liked best: The location.
Liked least: Weather could have been better.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
23 Oct 2015
I?m in total agreement with this reviewer when he says that ?location? is one of ?Ocean View?s? outstanding attributes. While not in competition with the ?Ritz? Ocean View is designed to appeal to a diverse range of visitor and to make the vacation as comfortable and as enjoyable as possible. With regard to the ?open plan? design of the main sleeping area on the first floor the space dividers are used to good effect to accommodate same or mixed gender groups. All that?s required is some creativity as the single beds, in particular, are light weight and easily re-arranged. The same applies to all-age categories but elders should bear in mind that there are two short stair climbs (ten steps in total.) to be negotiated on the way to the first floor.

Val. (Manager, Ocean View)
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Tullamore, Ireland
Reviewed 9 September 2015 for a stay in July 2015

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
15 Sep 2015
This reviewer certainly has an appreciation of the spirit of the project in its totality. The surroundings contribute massively to the character and to the ambiance of the holiday home. To compliment the natural local amenities, where all types of outdoor pursuits e.g. walking, cycling swimming, surfing kite and wind surfing hill walking, rock climbing etc. can be enjoyed, the local restaurants provide cuisine to suit all tastes. In less physically demanding moments concerts at the local St. Thomas’s Church and at various other venues can be enjoyed. The cottage of the 1972 Nobel Literature Prize winner, Heinrich Boll, is just over the road, and is just one example of the many gems which one can come across when going walkabout.
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MARMALADE...
Sligo, Ireland
1 review
“Holiday home cheaply and sparsely furnished”
Reviewed 4 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Ocean View has a great location for proximity to beach. It is clean but poorly furnished. Only 1 bedside light for 3 beds upstairs,no pictures and 1 wine glass for a house that sleeps 6 !!!There is no spare bedding provided in the cupboards.The owner did supply extra on request. Also the layout is very open plan, so there is very little privacy . This is not made clear in the property description. It resembles a budget youth hostel! The upstairs sleeps 5 but in 1 open plan room.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Sep 2015
This review is extremely puzzling. The reviewer sent me the following text message on the afternoon of Tuesday Sept. 1st. when the holiday was over. Vodafone have verified the authenticity of the message which I have reproduced in its entirety below:-
“We are on our way Val. Many thanks. Great weather and a restful weekend. Key posted back thro letterbox”
Was this message written by the same person who penned this unflattering review? It may be linked to a previous booking attempt when the reviewer paid the deposit but failed to pay the balance on time. The reviewer therefore forfeited the deposit under TripAdvisor’s terms and conditions. If the reviewer was dissatisfied with TripAdvisor’s terms and conditions why rebook?
To further improve customer service I will advise all potential guests to carefully read the property description on the TripAdvisor website. I will also add designated wine glasses to the already full glass cabinet. There are already 13 bedside lights in situ so it’s difficult to see how this can be improved upon. The furniture, utility and appliance providers would certainly not agree with the use of the words “sparsely” and “cheaply” in this instance. I am, of course, very disappointed that the reviewer’s 3 day holiday experience did not live up to her expectations.
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Discernin...
Dublin
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic Ocean View Cottage Halloween Break”
Reviewed 5 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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people found this review helpful

3 intrepid walkers stayed at Ocean View cottage at Dugort, Achill Island over the Halloween break. The cottage far exceeded our expectations as it was fully equipped to meet all of our needs. The layout was excellent with good use of natural materials throughout. Stunning views and close proximity to the beach. The hot shower and open fire were a great draw after long walks each day. Very relaxing time in wonderful surroundings. All credit due to the owner of this cottage. We will certainly stay at Ocean View again.
KB

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Liked best: The facilities, design and location of Ocean View
Liked least: We liked everything
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Feb 2016
This review speaks for itself and cannot be surpassed. It encapsulates the spirit and the character of Ocean View and indeed the whole of Achill Island, which is world renown for its natural amenities both in quality and number. People who participate in a variety of challenging physical activities deserve the comforts of a well equipped modern and fit for purpose unit on their return to base. Well done to these intrepid walkers. Please come back soon …..Achill Island needs you!

Val. (Ocean View Self-catering, Achill Island)
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SRS1964
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A stunning place”
Reviewed 3 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Val met us on arrival and was very helpful. The accomodation is tidy , functional and set only a short distance from nearest beach. It has all necessary ammenities and preparing food in the kitchen with cloud topped mountains and beaches outside the window was such a pleasure. The Island itself is jaw droppingly beautiful with mountains, beaches and plenty of secluded spots available to just lie back and absorb the stunning landscape. The whole family had a wonderful time and enjoyed walking, cycling, relaxed drives around the island and dining out. The food was good in almost everyplace apart from The Strand Hotel in Dugort. It took 30mins to take our order and then an hour more for it to arrive and wasnt worth the wait. Daughter just wanted chicken nuggets but got a mixture of nuggets and scampi, myself i ordered chowder and it came lukewarm with a skin on top as if it had been reheated and contained crab sticks instead of fresh. This I am glad to say was the only negative in what was a wonderful break in a wonderful setting. .

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
15 Aug 2014
It’s always nice to learn that the visitors had such a positive holiday experience during their stay at Ocean View, Dugort, Achill Island. It really is a “stunning place" and it’s good to know that they were, for the most part, very impressed with what is generally available in the surrounding area.
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