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“Beyond expectations” 5 of 5 stars
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Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Westport Road, Clifden, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #14 of 46 Clifden B&B and Inns
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“Beyond expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2005

We had a short holiday some time ago touring Ireland and came across this wonderful Guesthouse where we received exemplary service from the owner, fantastic tea/coffee and home made cake on arrival, not only guidance as to where to go/eat, but bookings willingly offered and made. Breakfast was really amazing, such a selection not normally available at 5* Hotels, exceptionally presented too. Rooms spacious, delightful lounge not that we spent much time in it ... will definitely visit again when we next go to Ireland.

Have told numerous friends about it, but this is an opportunity to tell the world!

Such a pleasure to get away from the usual run of the mill hotels where you are a number and could be in any Country, or the B & B where they want you out of the place 'as soon as you are ready'!

Get fantastic treatment, feel individual - go to Buttermilk Lodge

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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2005

just returned from our third visit to Buttermilk Lodge, Clifden after a perfect stay with Cathriona and Patrick. Home from home with all those little extras which add up to luxury. Cathriona has thought of everything, she has such high standards It is the best B & B in Ireland. We can really recommend the superb breakfast with so much choice - and the home baking, eleven out of 10!!!!
Cant wait to go back again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2005

We (1 Irish person, 4 German people) were more than delighted with our 3 night stay in Buttermilk Lodge last week.
This really has to be one of the friendliest and comfortable B&B's in Ireland, we felt at home straight away, especially as we sat in front of the turf fire, with our freshly made tea and porter cake, served by the host. The breakfasts are really amazing, compliments to the hostess and staff, the Irish breakfast that you get is 'massive' and the food offered really is amazing, with a selection to suit all tastes, very generous portions being the rule.
The rooms we had were big, bright, airy and comfortable. The B&B is about 5 mins walk into town, in a peaceful, pleasant area of Clifden. We were very impressed and I would like to thank our hosts for the great impression (as I was travelling with 4 German people, showing them Ireland) you give of Ireland.
We can recommend this B&b without any hesitation and would definitely stay there again

  • Stayed May 2005
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2004

We just returned from a two week tour of Ireland - a beautiful country and genuinely friendly caring people. One of the highlights was our visit to Clifden and our stay at the Buttermilk Lodge. Cathriona has done an excellent job - the house, the rooms, the breakfast (wonderful buffet plus yummy fresh salmon cakes) all truly exceptional. She welcomed us in from the cold and rain with a hot pot of tea in front of a cozy peat fireplace. Buttermilk is also an easy walk to town. Cathriona recommended Lowry's Pub. We spent hours there listening to the locals singing Irish ballads and old American 60's tunes accompanied by guitar and accordion. NOT TO BE MISSED!

  • Stayed November 2004
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2004

We didn't mean to stay at the Buttermilk Lodge, but are sure glad we did. We were whipped after a long day of driving in Connemara and wanted a comfortable, cheap place to crash. The Buttermilk Lodge provided the nicest bed and breakfast facilities of anywhere we stayed in Ireland. The room was sparkly clean and astonishingly comfortable. It felt like being home. If you want to stay in a first-class b+b and not break the bank, this is a great choice.

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Address: Westport Road, Clifden, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
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Ranked #14 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Clifden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm, friendly home from home located just 400 metres, 5 mins walk from Clifden centre. Spacious, quality accommodation at affordable prices, WiFi throughout the house. There is a computer with broadband internet access and a printer for guests use. Our extensive breakfast menu offers numerous choices to suit every taste ! Visit our Connemara Ponies and Blackface sheep on our farm nearby.Pat is a qualified walking guide and can help you in planning your walks in the area.Packed Lunches, early breakfasts,laundry service, drying facilities are all available.It's our little extras that ensure return visits ! ... more   less 
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