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“Our second stay was even better than the first - and we didn't think it was possible!” 5 of 5 stars
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Slieve Elva Farmhouse B&B
Kilmoon, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 15 Lisdoonvarna B&B and Inns
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“Our second stay was even better than the first - and we didn't think it was possible!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We've just returned from our second stay at Slieve Elva and couldn't have been happier. Our fist visit was so warm and welcoming - with fresh baked cookies for each guest and tea and treats to welcome us in. The beds are very comfortable and the hosts are more than accommodating. When you're here, you are made to feel right at home. Their evening meals are made with locally sourced ingredients and a beautiful presentation - so tasty. Their breakfast choices are stellar and delicious. Overall, we've been more than pleased with our two stays at Slieve Elva - thanks to Mark and Kris for making us feel so comfortable. We hope to see you again soon!

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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Three of us recently stayed and thought the location was beautiful. The owners are great guys. One of them is an excellent baker and we found delicious treats on our bed which were welcome treats after a long day of travel. Wonderful breakfast. Close to Doolin and Lisdoonvarna.

Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My friends and I stayed here during Lisdoonvarna's matchmaking festival. We didn't know what to expect but when we arrived we were immediately impressed with the fresh clean and spacious room.

The location is picturesque and quiet, despite being a short distance from lisdoonvarna itself- about 2km.

The highlight of my stay was the food, Mark is a professional chef and it shows! Breakfast was delicious and beautifully arranged. I recommend either the full Irish or mushrooms on toast. We had freshly baked bread and cakes with it!

We were so impressed with breakfast I chanced my arm by asking if we could stay for dinner. 3 courses for 18 euro was a bargain as the food was once again top notch. We had a pasta appetiser, stir fried chicken salad, fish stew then a collection of deserts. The ladies sitting next to us were equally impressed.

Our hosts were very gracious and welcoming. I'll be recommending this to my friends and family!

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 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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Kris C, Eigenaar at Slieve Elva Farmhouse B&B, responded to this review, September 9, 2014
We're glad to be your hosts during this period and are very happy you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward in meeting you all again at next years edition of the matchmaking.

Kind regards
Kris & Marc
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

On a quiet lane way at the base of Slieve Elva, a great setting for one of the best b&b's we have stayed at. Warm and friendly, Marc and Kris are wonderful hosts cooking up some great treats to snack on and excellent meals. Rooms are clean and comfortable, with fantastic views in all directions. A great range of pubs, attractions and walks nearby make this a good base for exploring the countryside.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The best B&B hotel that we have visited during our 2 weeks stay in Ireland! The place is charming! Rooms are big, clean and lovely. Thank you very much to Marc and Kris for warm welcome, we fill ourselves like we are at home. Especially I advise you to have a dinner! Really the most delightful food I ever tried!

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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Lyngdal, Vest-Agder, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Love this place! First off, Marc and Kris were absolutely wonderful, kind and incredible helpful host hosts. Me and my girlfriend felt right at home the moment we arrived. The room (and the rest of the house) was clean and nice. Breakfast was very tasty, I recommend both the Irish breakfast, and the belgian pancakes, yummie!

We decided to walk the Black Head-trail in the area, Marc told us about the local fauna, and Kris offered to drive us to where the trail started, and he picked us up 7 hours later when we finished the trail. We also got to taste the three-course dinner you get to preorder, and it was wonderful! Better then a lot of food you get at fancy resturants, and to only a fraction of the price.

We only stayed for two nights, and I wish we had the time for more. The B&B is close to Doolin, the Cliffs of Moher, a lot of beautiful hiking trails, and sites of interest, so I will definetly return next time I'm heading to Ireland. This stay really enhanced my entire vacation, so I highly recommend Slieve Elva B&B.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kris C, Eigenaar at Slieve Elva Farmhouse B&B, responded to this review, August 10, 2014
Thanks for your very usefull comment. We were very glad to have you both as guest and we sure enjoyed the contact and talking. We'll be looking forward to meet you again in future at our B&B. Our firt Norwegian guests and it was a delight!
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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This B&B is a real gem, with its kind, welcoming hosts and delicious home cooking and baking. Set in a tranquil location just outside Lisdoonvarna, the house is very comfortable and spotlessly clean. I highly recommend the three-course dinner which you can pre-order: first-rate food and excellent value. I also liked the nice personal touch of a little bag of yummy home-made biscuits and a good wish that I found on my bed when I arrived. I would highly recommend Slieve Elva B&B.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kris C, Eigenaar at Slieve Elva Farmhouse B&B, responded to this review, August 10, 2014
We enjoyed your company in our B&B and were glad we could provide you with the necessary rest to escape from the hustle and rush in Galway city.
We'll be very glad to accomodate you in future when you're in need of some silence, rest, ...
We loved it that you just returned to our B&B after visiting the Aran Islands just to pick up some of our businesscards!
Thanks to bring your personality into our home.

Greetings,
Kris & Marc
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Additional Information about Slieve Elva Farmhouse B&B

Address: Kilmoon, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Lisdoonvarna
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Lisdoonvarna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Slieve Elva Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast is the perfect country getaway, situated in the heart of the Burren in County Clare. If you are looking for Bed & Breakfast accommodation in the West of Ireland, to get away from the hustle & bustle of daily life, or you need a base while you explore all that Co Clare has to offer, from The Burren, The Cliffs of Moher or the Aran Islands to Hill Walking, Pony Trekking, Cycling, Surfing, Golf or Fishing, then our B&B, near the famous match-making town of Lisdoonvarna, is the ideal country retreat.It's like stepping back to a quieter place and time. Charming accommodation, fine country cooking, fresh clean air, and rugged North Clare countryside await you. At our farmhouse you will discover the true meaning of a warm family welcome.Slieve Elva recently changed ownership, your new Belgian hosts: Kris & Ireen Claes and Marc Baeten, we look forward to welcoming you at Slieve Elva Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast very soon. ... more   less 
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