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Foyles Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Main St., Clifden, Ireland
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Ranked #6 of 7 hotels in Clifden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Wicklow, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very reasonably priced 1-night stay, we arriv3d on spec and were given a spacious, comfortable room at the front of the hotel on 2nd floor. Lovely crisp, white bedlinen, huge bathroom, relaxing pale grey decor. (There is no elevator so this room may not have been suitable had we been elderly.) Unfortunately there was no availability for a 2nd night,... More

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our step-back-in-time overnight stay at Foyles. Right in the centre of the town, great welcome and huge rooms. Lovely staff and delicious breakfast. Would recommend the hotel to anyone wishing to enjoy an old-style hotel.

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Hong Kong
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here two nights with my family and it was great. I had been to Clifden before and stayed at another hotel that was terrible, so I was a bit anxious about Foyles. However, it turned out to be great! The rooms were large and clean and the bed was pretty comfortable. The decor is a bit old and... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a great family break at this hotel.The hotel is dated but the quality of service provided by every member of staff here more than compensates for this. Food in the Marconi restaurant is top class. The breakfast is very nice and served hot to your table as distinct from the Buffet type provided in most... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

No wifi in room No parking Poor shower Clean room Nice interior Excellent restaurant - Marconi's Unhelpful staff- very matter of fact which isn't helpful when you don't know the area... Overheard staff talking about residents "drinking to much" and "not going to residents bar". Really annoyed me. Would I go back to hotel? No. Defiantly return to restaurant.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My wife and I stayed for one night at Foyle's when we attended a wedding nearby. The check in was friendly and quick. The breakfast was also better than average with a very good Irish fry. However the room was very dated and in need of a facelift. The TV was very dated, bathroom looked at least 20 years old.... More

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Dunfanaghy, Ireland
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69 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A nice old. friendly hotel but in need of a 'facelift'. If you have heavy suitcases there are no elevators. However it was clean and comfortable and the breakfast was excellent. The rooms are also comfortable but the furnishings are old and fixtures are not always intact! It is central and as such has a great location.

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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It is a very lovely hotel with it's historical lobby. Breakfast was super. Location is great. Rooms are very clean and spacey. We stayed in a room with street view. It was a little noisy, but it did not bother much. Hotel personnel is perfect.. We enjoyed this hotel and the area before heading to our beautiful Connemara sky drive..

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The hotel is a lovely old-fashioned (in the best possible way) hotel with an amazing Irish breakfast and a nice room with a surprisingly big and very comfortable bed. The staff are very friendly and helpful. There is also a lovely cosy bar where you could stay for the evening no problem. The price we paid was excellent seeing as... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I stayed at Foyles Hotel with a group of (mainly) seniors in May 2014, including on a Friday and Saturday night. I had been a bit worried beforehand about the possibility of noise on those evenings, given that the hotel is situated in the heart of small town. I need not have worried. We were not disturbed by noise and... More

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Address: Main St., Clifden, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
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Hotel Class:3 star — Foyles Hotel 3*
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One of Connemara’s longest established hotels trading since 1836 and owned by the Foyles for nearly a century.Foyle’s Hotel is situated in the centre of Clifden and is an ideal central point for exploring Connemara.The Hotel’s old world elegance and atmosphere have been gracefully retained through recent renovations, each room being individually decorated and furnished with charm and warmth.The Foyles and their staff offer you a warm welcome and will be happy to assist you in enjoying the area. ... more   less 
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