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“A wonderful place to stay and relax” 5 of 5 stars
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Hillside House B & B
Kylesalia, Kilkieran, Carna, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Carna B&B and Inns
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“A wonderful place to stay and relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We have stayed in this B&B for two days and it was wonderful. The place has a wonderfull view on the sea. The breakfast was very good and you can choose from a big variety from Irish to continental breakfast. The owner Barbara gave us good recommendations for two nice hiking tours in the surrounding of the B&B. The pub in Kilkieran has good food and is nearby of the B&B.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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HILLSIDEHOUSECARNA, Owner at Hillside House B & B, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thanks so much for posting a lovely review and we are glad you enjoyed the views of the sea and the breakfasts at Hillside House. It was nice to have time to explore the local area and you are welcome back to Connemara some time in the future.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We went to Barbara's place thanks to one of our guide and it was the best advice ever !
This place is so lovely and warmful that we decided to stay a couple days instead of just one night.
Barbara and her husband make you feel part of their own family, the rooms are very cosy and the breakfast so delicious !
To finish, the price is quite good.
Go there, you won't regret it !

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HILLSIDEHOUSECARNA, Owner at Hillside House B & B, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
It was so nice to welcome you to our family home for a couple of nights. Let's hope the weather is better next time for horse riding and walking up Mordán mountain!! Many thanks for posting a great review.
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Vasteras, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We spent 4 days at family Maddens Hillside House; it was like coming home – the hosts were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was delicious and always fresh prepared. The house was in “good shape”, our room was well equipped with nice furniture’s, free WIFI worked well; every day new towels! Hillside House is located on a hill in a quite area; from our room we had a wonderful view over the bay; from the balcony you can enjoy the beautiful garden. We enjoyed our stay very much and would like to say thank you to the hosts Barbara and Patrick!! Last but not least it was fun to try to guess Patricks riddles, he loved to ask.

  • Stayed July 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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HILLSIDEHOUSECARNA, Owner at Hillside House B & B, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thanks so much for choosing Hillside House as your base to tour Connemara, We enjoyed making you feel at home in our family home. Your kind review is greatly appreciated.
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Endwell, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Barbara and Patrick are very kind and welcoming, very willing to advise or share conversation. They take great pride in their home/B&B and it shows. If your looking for a comfortable, tranquil setting with some of the best scenery in Ireland, you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HILLSIDEHOUSECARNA, Owner at Hillside House B & B, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
We were delighted to meet both of you during your special trip for your anniversary celebrations this year..thanks so much for posting a review and for choosing to stay at Hillside House..you are welcome back any time..!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We had a memorable stay. Both Barbara and Patrick were gracious, friendly and excellent hosts. They own a beautiful B&B with awesome views. The rooms are immaculate, spacious and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our chats with them and especially appreciated Patrick's thought provoking riddles and problem solving challenges. They are a charming couple and very hospitable. The breakfast was excellent and plentiful. Our travelling experience throughout Ireland was made more enjoyable having met this great couple. I strongly recommend staying a the The Hillside House B&B.

Humberto and Tamara, New York

  • Stayed July 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 Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HILLSIDEHOUSECARNA, Owner at Hillside House B & B, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Glad you enjoyed your stay, the view and of course the challenging riddles! Patrick really enjoyed the chats too! Thanks so much for posting such a lovely review and all the best to you both.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Never mind the location has the most amazing views of the hills and sea, the house is immaculate, the proprietors, Barbara and Patrick, are very hospitable, or the breakfast is delicious, Maggie and Annie are well worth the visit. I will recommend this place to everyone back home.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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HILLSIDEHOUSECARNA, Owner at Hillside House B & B, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Thanks alot for you kind review and for choosing Hillside House during your stay in Ireland. You will be pleased to hear that our donkeys Maggie and Annie are doing great and loving the attention!!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

From the moment of arrival to the time of departure Hillside is a haven of 'welcome' peace and tranquility. I highly recommend Hillside B&B to anyone from anywhere who is visiting the Carna Gaeltacht area. The information on the B&B website is extremely accurate. The B&B signposts are very well located throughout the adjacent area.

As an Old Age Pensioner the purpose of my visit to Connemara was to try and improve my speaking ability of a very limited knowledge of the Irish language. My priority before travelling from Wexford, was to find a comfortable homely B&B in a quiet location where speaking Irish/English might be spoken with people who would be sympathetic to 'my cause'.

Hillside House B&B in Carna turned out to have everything I wanted and more. Native irish speakers Barbara and Padraig proved to be the perfect hosts who have the gift of making all guests feel 'at home' with their immense store of local knowledge, good humour and in my case extreme understanding. The weather during my four day stay was most inclement but this in no way detracted from the enjoyment of my stay. The rain helped me to focus on the real purpose of my visit and prepare for my nightly efforts at conversing with Barbara and Padraig in Gaelic. They are teachers and mentors par excellence and I greatly appreciated their patience.

Meeting guests from the USA and Switzerland enhanced my visit. I look forward to returning to Hillside before long. In the meantime I will watch the television programmes on TG4 and the lovely presenters with renewed interest. Go raibh maith agaibh.

Room Tip: Lovely view from front rooms.
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  • Stayed June 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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HILLSIDEHOUSECARNA, Owner at Hillside House B & B, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Beidh fáilte ar ais romhat aríst a Frank am ar bith go Hillside House..we enjoyed having you stay at our home and thanks so much for posting your kind review. Beannachtaí ó Patrick agus Barbara
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Additional Information about Hillside House B & B

Address: Kylesalia, Kilkieran, Carna, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Carna
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Carna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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