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“Delicious Breakfasts and a super comfy room” 5 of 5 stars
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Beach Road, Clifden, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #4 of 51 Clifden B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Bath, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Delicious Breakfasts and a super comfy room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I booked a three night stay at The Quay House and we were delighted! The location is magical, we had a huge room on the top floor with views of the estuary and loved watching the activity on the quay from our balcony. The bedroom was huge with a gigantic comfortable bed, the room had wooden shutters so we really enjoyed sleeping in a lovely dark quiet room...bliss! There were two low down windows + shutters which could be opened and the view could be enjoyed from the bed! Another plus was the tiny kitchen, it had a limited amount of equipment but it allowed us to prepare a simple salad one evening and to enjoy the view. Breakfast was served at a great time and extended until 10.30 - perfect for when you are on holiday. The variety of delicious food was huge - full irish fry up, fruits, stewed fruits, cereals, lemon cake, brown bread, oysters!!!! and so many other tasty treats - the best choice of Irish breakfast ever!
Paddy even dropped us up to the town to catch a bus.
Thank you Julia and Paddy we left feeling refreshed and recharged!

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Charming, clean and extremely comfortable, a lovely welcome and wonderful breakfast, although I think a little music in the breakfast room would go down well as it has a bit of an echo! The bedroom was charming and full of anitiques, although the bathroom could do with a bit of an update. Just a short walk in to the pretty town of Clifden where there are lots of pubs and restaurants, it can be a bit touristy though so hunt out the pubs with the real locals!

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We decided to move on from a not nice b&b and happened upon a gem. We arrived in Clifden to the Quay House where we couldn't have been more warmly welcomed by Paddy and Julia. In a few minutes we knew we were going to be happy, and well looked after. We weren't disappointed! The rooms were large and beautifully furnished. The bathrooms were big, well kitted out and warm. The restaurant suggestion for dinner perfect. We Had a lovely time in the lounge and felt like home. Then we slept like babies and enjoyed a fantastic breakfast! There were even fresh oysters! After breakfast, Paddy helped us plan our route and his advise was spot on. We only wished we could have spent more time there. Go and you won't be disappointed with the Quay Hpuse.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

All is right with the world when staying at Quay HouseFrom the moment we met hosts Paddy and Julia they made us feel at home and at ease. Quay House has all the polish of a top flight inn combined with a sense of warmth and relaxation that fits perfectly in the charming seaside town of Clifden. which by the way is a perfect base for exploring the Connemara. The hotel location is ideal - right on the water and a 3 minute walk into town. One more highlight, breakfast is wonderful - sublime, fresh oysters.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Absolutely delightful! We were traveling around the west coast and hadn't pre-planned our accommodation, we stopped at the Quay House hoping they had an open room and we were in luck! We were greeted by the charming owner Paddy who graciously helped us with our bags and showed us our lovely room. The next morning, Paddy's lovely wife Julia introduced herself over a wonderful breakfast and was incrediby helpful in assisting us plan the rest of our trip. On a side note, the breakfast was unbelievable - it was fresh and it was clear that much thought and consideration went into the menu. Above and beyond the standard Irish breakfast, delicious!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

This is among the finest B&Bs I've visited. The food was superb and the rooms were lovely and spacious. The whole building is fitted out in tasteful antique furnishings which were also comfortable. Village was in walking distance, which was great because we didn't have a car. The proprieters connected us with a local driver to tour Connemara and Kylemore Abbey (a must do!) Breakfast was a feast with ingredients that were obviously fresh and vibrant: mixed berries, fresh squeezed juice, creamy yogurt, cereals plus we had our choice of hot breakfast (we all had the eggs benedict; I ordered mine on brown bread--superb!) Paddy and Julia were warm and welcoming and took great care of us. We had tea by the fire both afternoons we were there. On our last morning, we had to leave before 5am so Julia packed us a delicious bag of food to take with us. Once at Shannon airport we were delighted to open our goodies: ham sandwiches on brown bread with some sort of tasty relish, hard boiled eggs, apples, bananas and lemon cake. What a hospitable send-off. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

More room (14), wider than usual, with more astonishing furniture than in any b and b I have ever been to. Is the quay house just a superlative b and b ? No, it also has the soul of a family-run business with a sense of warmth relationships and professionalism. Julia, Paddy, their children, their polish aides and their two marvelous dogs will make you feel unique and lucky. One of the best b and b breakfast I have ever tasted. 4 stars.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Quay House

Address: Beach Road, Clifden, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Clifden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
The Quay House Hotel Clifden

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