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“Lovely Irish Welcome” 5 of 5 stars
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Ben View House
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Bridge Street, Clifden, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #6 of 45 Clifden B&B and Inns
Chandler, Arizona
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“Lovely Irish Welcome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Clifden and Benview made a wonderful place to stay. Desmond and Eileen are 3rd generation owners. The B&B was started by their grandparents in 1928. They were so welcoming to us, with no reservation. The moment I saw the beautiful Victorian breakfast room, I knew we would stay there. Our room was lovely, complete with special touches like red geranium window boxes. Desmond helped us find some local cousins and recommended a few local pubs that were very friendly. He also suggested the sea view drive, which was beautiful.

Go visit Mannion's Pub and talk to Paul, the 3rd generation owner. Also visit Doogle, the bar tender at Lowry's for some real Irish charm.

  • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed in the Ben View for one night only. Great location, Eileen was so lovely and friendly. Breakfast was very enjoyable. The room was very clean, loved the shower head and also the beautiful embroidered fresh white sheets on the bed. When next in Clifden will stay there again. Edwina & Warren from Australia

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Happened upon this gem in clifden. Eileen was so accomodating to our teenager my husband and I. The rooms were very well appointed and very clean. Loved the rain shower head. Thankyou Eileen for a wonderful stay. Kerry Bob and Emily from seattle

  • Stayed June 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Get location walking distance to shops etc. The rooms very clean and spacious, The staff very friendly and informative . The food freshly cook and prompt service. Well done Eileen / staff working well with the community

Room Tip: The room facing the street good view
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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 June 17, 2013

We stayed in Ben View as part of a group of Horseback riders for three nights The Inn is updating and the rooms are charming. We were in # 7 with a new shower and bath, clean and spacious-- all you need. I understand that not all of the rooms are as spacious, but did not really check on them. The location worried us as it was a on a main street, but the traffic ceased after dark and the nights were lovely and quiet. And we could walk the whole town. Clifden is a fun town!
People rave about the pancakes and they are very good. But I will rave about the local smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. They are served separately and the salmon is some of the best I have had. Many choices are nice at a B and B.
But the real find is the Inn Keeper. I had a stiff back and asked for a hot water bottle, It came boiling hot. We asked about printing out boarding passes for Ryan Air She came through. She also checked twice on the taxi that was needed. And I think she knew that some of the apples might have been for the horses.
Inn Keepers could take lessons from Eileen.

Room Tip: Loved Room 7
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

After researching a good few places to stay we came across Ben View House and were taken in by the good location and reasonable rates - we were sold on the option of pancakes for breakfast, all in all a real treat!

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Perfect service ! Good breakfast (full Irish or more if you want) ! Good advices if you need it ! Close from city centre ! Confortable room ! Like I said...everything perfect ! Near from the Connemara National park !

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Address: Bridge Street, Clifden, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
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Ranked #6 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Clifden
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Hotel Class:3 star — Ben View House 3*

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