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Ard na Gaoithe B&B

The Glen, Cape Clear Island, Ireland
Ard na Gaoithe B&B
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This B and B is lovely. A spotless bedroom and very high quality bedding make for a good night's sleep. Refreshments on arrival up the steep hill from the south harbour are the reviving snack for those going for further walks in the pure air. Breakfast was truly delicious and very plentiful. This stay was our third and we will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Spent one night here in early February. Eileen welcomed us like family. Good family, that is! The complementary tea and scones upon arrival were freshly baked. The room was clean and comfortable. And the breakfast next morning was one of the best I've ever had in Ireland. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Cape Clear Island is a perfect place to relax and unwind. Eileen takes care of her guestsspeaker and provides them with anything (from welcome tea to full Irish breakfas) they need. The dining room is open all day and there is a good WiFi connection. If you don't mean to climb up a really steep hill with all your luggage,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

On a recent bike trip around the Southwest, I went to Cape Clear on a whim from Schull . So last minute found a vacancy at Ard na Goithe and stayed for two nights. Just a terrific, totally relaxing really well run B and B. Friendly, spotless, bright rooms, amazingly quiet and with terrific food and friendly operators. Strongly recommend!!

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Cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I've stayed with the Leonards at Ard na Gaoithe on many an occasion and I am always met with the same friendliness and warmth, they always make time for you! I've always been made feel very welcome and I'd go so far as to call it a home from home. The rooms are clean and a quiet sleep is always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My wife and I recently spent 3 wonderful days on Clear Island. It was our first visit to this lovely island. We found the people were very friendly and helpful. We have been using B&Bs for more than 45 years and without doubt, in overall terms, Ard na Gaoithe B&B, run by the Leonard family, is amongst the top three... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I went to Cape Clear with my boyfriend and our stay at Eileen's B&B was truly delightful. The room was very clean, and it was perfect for our needs; it has a nice en-suite bathroom, and a kettle and a hair-dryer are provided into the room, which is very comfortable. Eileen's hospitality was incredible; she's such a caring person and... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Eileen Leonard's B&B is a true gem. I stay at Ard na Gaoithe each year to enjoy Cape Clear's excellent storytelling workshops. Eileen embodies Irish hospitality. She is a fantastic host, with a natural charm and care, that never becomes intrusive. The breakfast is wonderful (tip: try out the pancakes!). For those looking for a genuine experience of island life,... More 

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Cornwall, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Next time we will take more time to enjoy this lovely island. We were warmly greeted by Eileen's daughter-in-law. She showed us to our rooms, which were clean and bright, and invited us to the garden for tea. A perfect little hide away.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Just back from Cape Clear, had a fantastic time lovey food and a warm welcome. This B&B has a great location on the top of the hill with a pretty garden leading into a warm cosy homestead and a delicious breakfast that will keep you going for the walks round the island.

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