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The Quay House

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Beach Road, Clifden, Ireland
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the lovely Quay House in August 2014. I can say that no other accommodations in Ireland (as nice as they were) held a candle to The Quay House. Julia and Paddy are the most gracious of hosts. Every recommendation they made was spot on. Their breakfasts were deliciously gourmet. The rooms are charmingly decorated, clean and exceedingly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We returned to Quay House in 2015 after first going there in 2014. This time we had two visits. One where my daughter and her boyfriend joined us from NYC to celebrate her 30th birthday and the other where some fellow Canadian friends joined us. Needless to say our time there was exceptional. Beautiful rooms, fantastic breakfasts and hospitality perfect... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The Quay house was the highlight of our drive around Ireland. We stayed in castles and hotels but loved this B&B best. The hosts were terrific! How many would fix you a sandwich at 3 PM upon arrival so you would not be late to a beach pony ride? Paddy did that for us. Breakfast of Oysters Rockefeller was a... More 

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Hanover, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

My family and I stayed here the last night of a whirlwind trip along the west coast of Ireland and loved it. The interior is beautiful. It's filled with inviting corners to sit and enjoy a conversation or a book--and there are plenty of fascinating choices. The tables are artfully stacked with lavish hardcovers--art, photography, history, and more. The decor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The Quay House (pronounced key house for us Americans) was fantastic! Paddy and his wife Julia were very friendly and helpful. The house itself was spectacular, filled with items that they've collected over the years. Very quaint and felt very authentic! The rooms were more mini suites, big and spacious with fireplace (electrical), sitting group, balcony, and small kitchen. Breakfast... More 

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Cookstown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Recently (early October) we spent 2 nights in The Quay House, Clifden, selecting it from a list of B&Bs as looking to be something a bit out of the ordinary. We were not disappointed. The location is excellent, overlooking a historic fishing harbour with fishing boats coming and going just across the street and only a gentle short walk up... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The waterfront views provided a lot of fun as we watched the Atlantic tides dramatically ebb and flow. The property is large but feels intimate, and is chocked full of family and historical memories in the public areas and to a certain extent in the rooms. We staid an extra day due to a schedule change and are glad we... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This was probably our favorite hotel throughout our trip to Ireland. What an amazing place! A seven minute walk into town and right on the water, the Quay House is truly special. The building itself is beautiful and full of character. Four floors of whimsical eclecticism. All kinds of rooms downstairs where you can sit by the fire, or read... More 

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Thank Shmeeva
Galway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This is an excellent period guest house that is bursting with character. It is conveniently located a short walk from the center of Clifden. Paddy and Julia were very friendly and full of suggestions as to where to go and where to eat. All in all a great romantic location

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

A lovely guesthouse, run by a charming couple, who were always on hand to answer queries, very kind & helpful. Lovely old-fashioned, comfortable room, with views to the sea. Breakfast was served in the conservatory, by efficient, polite staff. Great Irish Breakfast! We will definitely be back!

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