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“An Excellent Choice For Clifden” 5 of 5 stars
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Alcock & Brown Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Clifden Connemara, Clifden 00000, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Clifden
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“An Excellent Choice For Clifden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Just returned after two night stay in Clifden. The hotel staff and location would be VERY hard to beat! Price was quite reasonable and the weather was (mostly) co-operative. We had a very pleasant stay and would return.
There is NO lift, if that is an issue -- It wasn't, for us. Hotel is only three (3) floors.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vickersbar, Owner at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear Remprimo, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope to see you again. Regards, Declan.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

We were met by a friendly and charming host. The service was exellent and the room was clean and cosy. The location is perfect -right in the center of town, a short walk to the best pubs. Good afternoon- and eveningsessions nearby.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vickersbar, Owner at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Hi Braathen, thank you for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your short stay with us. Hope to see you again. Regards, Declan.
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Just back from a 1 night stay at this hotel.Great location for exploring Clifden and its surrounds check out the sky road great views!!
Rooms were comfortable.Its an old hotel but its clean and the staff are good.
Breakfast was cooked fresh to order in the morning,i was a bit shocked to be served by a 12 year old,who was very pleasant and good at his job,but i thought it was a lot to expect of a child just finished national school.
The hotel is a good location for local bars and restaurants

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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vickersbar, Owner at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Hi Magnumsue. Thank you for your review and happy you enjoyed your stay with us. I'm glad you found our 12 year old son to be so competent. He enjoys his few hours during the summer months and is anxious to learn under the supervision of our senior staff. It is great for him to participate in our family business. Regards, Declan.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Spent one night in this very friendly small town hotel. A little old fashion, made me think of holidays in the 70's, but I liked the quaint setting. Clifden is a nice small town in the Connemara region and a perfect place to stop and spend a couple of nights to visit the region. The room was spacious clean and comfortable and the hotel well placed in the centre of the town near pubs, shops and attractions. We had the set menu dinner in the hotel which was good and served by a very friendly and helpful Italian waitress. The staff was all extremely helpful, welcoming and friendly, and made us feel immediately at home. There is a car park just opposite the hotel in the shopping centre, but if you arrive after 6 pm there is plenty of safe parking in the street near the hotel. Lovely walk from the hotel down to the beach. The area around Clifden is enchanting, and the Sky road is not to be missed.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vickersbar, Owner at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Hi Chiara, I am happy you enjoyed your time in Clifden. Thank you for your feedback. Hopefully we will see you again. Regards, Declan.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for about 2 weeks when I was working in the area... food here is great from breakfast to dinner rooms are lovely and fresh. .The staff here are very friendly and helpful overall a great place to stay . I hope to be back in clifden soon and ill definitely be staying here

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vickersbar, Owner at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear Patrick, thank you from all staff here for this review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you soon again. Regards, Declan.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Not in the habit of writing reviews but like a similar contributor below I felt that it would do this hotel a disservice not to give it an excellnt mention. From start to finish everything was top class and the friendliness and courtesy of the staff in particular were impressive. The fresh breakfast was particularly noteworthy. The rooms were comfortable, spollessly presented and adequately equipped. Well done to all concerned.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vickersbar, Owner at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear Bearded Wonder, thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Declan.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I got a 200 euro deal for my partner & I that included 2 nights B&B and 1 evening meal and I have to admit, I wasn't expecting much. I was wrong, rooms clean, staff friendly & helpful and the best bit for me was the food. The fish chowder was AMAZING!! This really is a lovely hotel in a very beautiful part of the world. I would stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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vickersbar, Owner at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you DJ, glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again sometime. Regards, Declan.
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Address: Clifden Connemara, Clifden 00000, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Clifden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Alcock & Brown Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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