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“Good location, not good value for money” 3 of 5 stars
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Clifden Bay Lodge
Lower Sky Road, Clifden, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #24 of 46 Clifden B&B and Inns
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Good location, not good value for money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Location is very good, amazing scenery however the overall standard of the rooms and breakfast is not worth €80 a night in comparison to other B and B. Rooms should be improved by adding towel hangers, hooks, small wardrobe... Sound proofing wasn't good and should be improved too. Rooms with a view on the garage should be cheaper than those with a sea view.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sao Paulo, SP
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We stayed just one night at Clifden Bay Lodge, but we felt welcome since the first moment. Costance and Charles were really nice, helping us with all the information we needed. Breakfast is yummy and room is very confortable. If you get a chance, please choose a room with sea view. It's amazing!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Paris, France
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This b&b was higly overrated and overpriced. The location is great and the view is fabulous. But the bedrooms are small, very humid and the bathroom is tiny. In addition, only some of the rooms have a view while other rooms have a view on the garage (very expensive for such a view!!).

The quality of the service and equipment is totally insufficiant for this price range and in comparison with the b&b's around.

Room Tip: Be careful: some of the bedrooms have a horrible view on the garage!!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The rooms and the hosts are nice, everything is clean and tidy. But it’s the location that convinced us the most. Hooked on the side of the hill, just a bit after the separation between the lower and the upper Sky drives, it gives you a full view of the long bay. You can go visit other regions during the day, knowing you will return to this beautiful and quiet haven. Frederique was very helpful with pointing interesting routes, and as soon as you choose your own destination where there’s supposed to be not much, it’s only to discover lonely gems.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Freiberg am Neckar, Germany
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We had two wonderful days at this B&B in Clifden! The place where the house is located is a perfect dream!! Ocean view out of the room and absolutely quiet! It was excactly that, what we was looking for! Unfortunately we had to leave after 2 nights, because we were traveling through Ireland.
Breakfast was great and the owners are very very friendly and helpful!!
We would come back at every time!!

  • Stayed May 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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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

my wife and I just returned from an easter break at clifden bay lodge and had a most enjoyable time. Fantastic views over the Bay and the Atlantic are unsurpassed.Charles and Frederique are wonderful hosts combining Connemara hospitality with Gallic charm and good cuisine. All in all a great relaxing few days complimented by lovely food and wine offerings at reasonable prices.

Room Tip: ask for the sea view rooms
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Positive:
- Great location, ocean view from bedroom and dining room.
- Friendly owner. We received great daily tour tips.
- Good breakfast.

Negative:
- Owner had a dog and a cat in the lobby.

Overall: it is great location if you want to explore Connemara.

Room Tip: Choose room with en-suite and ocean view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Lower Sky Road, Clifden, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
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Ranked #24 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Clifden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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