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Kilronan, Province of Connacht, Ireland
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Clai Ban
Ranked #11 of 19 Inishmore B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Eugene, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed only one night but Clai Ban up the hill from the madness of the harbor felt like home. Delicious Breakfast, relaxed and personable owners, and clean comfortable rooms made this B&B a highlight of our trip. I am surprised by the negative reviews here as I believe that part of the appeal of this island is its isolation.... More

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Hurst, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved this place!!! I stayed here with my university and it was fantastic. The B&B is a very short walk from Kilronan and the ferry, we walked straight from the dock. Just beautiful little place, unbelievable views of the ocean and surrounding country side. The rooms were very nice and clean, adorable furniture and gives you a very homey... More

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claibanhouse, Owner at Clai Ban, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the views from our home and that you felt welcomed and comfortable in our bed and breakfast. We are also glad to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast and your time at Tí Joe Wattys Bar and Restaurant which is next door to us. Regards,... More

Tuam, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was spotless & tv and coffee facilities, great breakfast but the information on various sites was priceless, really recommend a stay here. Pubs & shop 2 minute walk, central to popular sites & lesser known Black Fort close by.

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claibanhouse, Owner at Clai Ban, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We welcome all feedback and in particular it is very rewarding to receive such a comment as you posted not only here but also in our visitors book. Regards, Marion and Bartley Hernon. More

Columbus Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here in early June 2014. The overall facility is nice and the room was spacious, comfortable and clean. While many B&B's have a homey feel to them, this place was fairly impersonal. It was functional and centrally located. It served as a good base from which to see the island. The facility is located a solid 15 minute walk... More

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claibanhouse, Owner at Clai Ban, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our home. We are surprised at the fact that you found the feel to be "impersonal" as the comments in the visitors book emphasised the welcoming atmosphere at Claí Bán Bed and Breakfast. Quotes during early June from the visitors book include "super friendly" , "thanks for the hospitality" and "delightful man served us breakfast". We... More

newyork
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

On a recent trip to Inis Mor we stayed at the Clai Ban B/B after recommendation from the Bord Failte and Trip Adviser sites. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed, immediately on arrival we were met with the smell of cooking all over the house. Worse was the bedrooms were grotty and the bathrooms were dirty. Bartley was most friendly but... More

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claibanhouse, Manager at Clai Ban, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our home. I deeply regret that the smell of cooking did not please you. However, we cook breakfast and home made brown bread on a daily basis and as it is a family home all family meals are cooked here also. We pride ourselves on cleanliness and regret that on this occasion the standard did not... More

Columbus, Ohio
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Barkley (or is it Bartley?) was welcoming and helpful, letting us check in early and giving us directions to the Black Fort which was a highlight of our stay on Inis Mor. Breakfast was tasty with many options (cereal, full Irish breakfast, porridge, eggs on toast - no fruit or yogurt). The twin room was big and nicely decorated with... More

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claibanhouse, Owner at Clai Ban, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to make a lovely review. I appreciate that there has been difficulty with the wifi. However, this has now been rectified as we have now installed more routers. Regards, Marion and Bartley. More

Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We spent two nights in this B&B and we had a good time. The house is lovely with en suite rooms and a very nice breakfast room. This is very well located in Kilronan and really close to the village nicest pub :) The only small annoying thing is the noise when you are in a room downstairs : you... More

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claibanhouse, Owner at Clai Ban, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. I'm glad that your stay with us was an enjoyable one. Regards, Marion and Bartley. More

Ramstein, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We came in April before Easter during the off season. We had the place to ourselves. Barkley was a very nice host and we had a good breakfast. The view from the B&B was nice of the lighthouse in the harbor. We didn't have any trouble finding it as we had printed out a map ahead of time and followed... More

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claibanhouse, Owner at Clai Ban, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our home. We always try to ensure that our rooms and bathrooms are updated on a yearly basis. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the near future. Regards, Marion and Bartley. More

Sacramento, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This is an absolutely perfect place to stay if visiting the Aran Islands. The location is perfect. Close to the ferry so there's not far to walk with luggage. It's also close to one of the liveliest pubs in town, and we found it very convenient. The view out all the windows is gorgeous. Rooms were lovely and cozy, including... More

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claibanhouse, Owner at Clai Ban, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our home. It's always very satisfying to get positive feedback. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the near future. Regards, Marion and Bartley. More

Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We booked B&B+ferry with Aran Island Ferries.. Driving instructions hasn't been clear enough so we got lost. I rang Aran Island Ferries to change the date and I've been told that cancellation fee is... 100 euros which we paid in advance for ferry and BB! Bad experience... I will never go to Aran Islands with Irish Aran Island Ferries or... More

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claibanhouse, Owner at Clai Ban, responded to this review

I regret you were unable to follow the directions to the ferry port. Unfortunately this is totally beyond our control. I would like to clarify that we did not receive €100 as this included your price for the ferry. Also we were not contacted to change the date. This is unfortunate as it would not have been a problem for... More

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Address: Kilronan, Province of Connacht, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Aran Islands > Inishmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Clai Ban Hotel Inishmore
Clai Ban Aran Islands/Inishmore, Ireland

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We are a B & B located in the centre of Kilronan. We are a 10 minute walk from the harbour and we're a stone throw away from Joe Wattys Bar & Restaurant. All of our rooms are en-suite with tea/coffee facilities and televisions. The rate is €30 - €35 per person per night sharing and €45-€70 per night single rate. ... more   less 
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