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Benbaun House - Large Luxury Self Catering House

Benbaun House
Benbaun House
Benbaun House
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Benbaun House
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Clifden
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12 Bedrooms, 14 Bathrooms, Sleeps 25

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WPS111
Maitland, NSW Australia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Excellent location for a large family reunion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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We have just spent a week at Benbaun house with up to 23 people staying at any one time. We had a gathering for family from many parts of the world and this house met almost all our needs.The home was clean spacious and in a great location. we were only minutes walk from the town centre with many pubs and restaurants to choose from. Even though it is located on the main road to Wesport, noise was not a problem. It is a short stroll into town.

Each room had a clean (perhaps a bit on the small side) ensuite .The showers were a bit tricky to work out for those of us not from ireland but once we got past this they were fine. There were also extra bathrooms.

The kitchen while spacious, lacked enough bench space for such a large group. We addressed this by brining in a table from another room. Items which would have made catering for a large group easier were mugs, large baking dishes, wine glasses (there were only 7), good sharp knives and another fridge (there was only one). The dining room was a great size and were we spent most of our time in the house.

While the laundry seemed well equiped only one of the washing machines and driers worked. We worked around this but it was a bit difficult. A drying rack of some sort in the boiler room would have been great, I personally used this room by hanging clothes over chairs, they dried really quickly.

My one dissapointment was the playground. The picture on the website does not reflect the actual area. The swing set is located on gravel and was quite dangerous for my young grandson. There is no large grassed area that is suitable for childern to play on.

Overall a great experience. I would recommend this guest house for a gathering such as ours and would definately come back again.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 3 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The size and location
Liked least: The kitchen
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MarkandSu...
Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic house in a great location.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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We needed a big house for our annual get together of friends as we all have an ever expanding brood of children. All in all we needed a house for 16 adults and 11 children. We thought this would be an impossible task until we found Benbaun House. This seemed to be the perfect house for our needs but you never know what a place will be like until you arrive. This house truly exceeded all our expectations. The photos on the website do not do justice to the sheer size and facilities in the house. The house was a former B&B which is now being let as a self-catering facility. We booked for a week over St. Patricks weekend. We had numerous phonecalls and emails with Brendan, the owner, before we arrived and he could not have been more helpful. He ensured everything we requested was in place before we arrived. On arrival he was there to meet us and was so friendly and welcoming. He gave us a very comprehensive tour of the house. As a former B&B everything is on a big scale. All 12 rooms are en suite, there was a huge dining room with all plates and cutlery set up for us. The kitchen had two dishwashers, which was very handy considering the size of the group. There was a toy room, fully stocked with toys, which all the children loved. The back garden has swings and slides and a barbeque, which we didn't use because of the weather. There was even a gym!! The house is located about a 3 minute walk from Clifden on the Westport road. It is in an ideal location for exploring the beautifully rugged Connemara. Clifden has numerous supermarkets and pubs. Brendan recommended Mitchell's restaurant which was gorgeous and specialises in seafood. All in all we could not have been more pleased that we chose Benbaun house for our stay. We will definitely be back again.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The facilities in the house.
Liked least: Clifden is very far away!!
Traveling group: Large Group/Tour
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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utate
Stuttgart, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Unglaubliches Haus mit tollem Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
Google Translation

Das Haus ist in einem super Zustand - gepflegt, tolle geschmackvolle Möblierung; sehr gemütlich und ansprechend. Das sprichwörtliche "warm welcome" durch den Bessitzer ist durch nichts zu toppen, das ich seither in Irland erlebt hatte: wir wurden abends gegen 22.30 Uhr mit Tee, Kaffe, frischen Sandwiches und Keksen empfangen - wir waren nass und müde (Anreise mit Motorrädern und 2 Autos) Der Besitzer war immer freundlich und erreichbar, half wo er konnte. Hinter dem Haus ist genügend Platz für Fahrzeuge; vor dem Haus kann ebenfalls geparkt werden; Grill ist vorhanden, Torf fürs abendliche Kaminfeuer wird auf Wunsch besorgt. Das Haus wurde während unseres Aufenthaltes geputzt, Handtücher und Bettwäsche getauscht - alles in Absprache mit uns, um nicht zu stören. Vom Besitzer wurde ein Prepaid-Handy gestellt, damit wir nicht teures Roaming verbraten müssen, wenn wir z.Bsp. im Restarant reservieren wollwn, time tables von Inselfähren abrufen wollen oder einen Arzt brauchen ...
Eine Arztpraxis ist im Haus nebenan, das Krankenhaus ist auch um die Ecke; Aldi + Lidl, sowie ein toller SuperValu sorgen für günstige Selbstverpflegung. Wer nicht kochen mag, kann sich in Clifden jeden Abend in einem anderen Pub mit Bar food oder in einem der tollen Restaurants verwöhnen lassen. Ausflüge in die Umgebung toll, Landschaft unbeschreiblich! Jederzeit wieder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Betreuung durch Hausbesitzer - vortrefflich!!! Geschmackvolle Einrichtung + tolle Atmosphäre des Hauses
Liked least: Midges (kleine Mücken , die nicht stechen aber nerven)
Traveling group: Freunden
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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