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“Idyllic” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Anglers Return

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The Anglers Return
Ranked #238 of 443 County Galway B&B and Inns
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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“Idyllic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

We enjoyed three nights at Angler's return and cannot fault the hospitality shown to us by proprietor Lynn Hill. The B&B is beautifully decorated throughout and the gardens are a joy (particularly since we were 'shown around' by the lovely Bonnie). Breakfast was hearty and delicious and even our late and early starts were catered for. The room was comfortable and quiet. The local village Roundstone was the prettiest we came across on our travels through Connemara and o' Dowd's bar and restaurant served up some of the best seafood I have ever had. I would thoroughly recommend Angler's Return and hope to RETURN myself someday soon!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

A great place to stay on our first but definitely not last visit to Connemara. A very pretty spot and good location for exploring lots of other gems. The house is full of character, the garden brilliant and Lynn makes sure that you feel completely at home. Was quite happy to curl up in the stting room and read on the one rainy day we had. Walking distance to Ballynahinch Castle for a delicous meal.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

I've been here twice now and hope to be going back in the next month. The hostess is quite sweet and accommodating and makes a mean breakfast! Many of the rooms share a beautiful large bathroom that boasts a claw-foot tub. There is one room with its own bathroom if that's a problem for you. Each of the guest rooms has it's own lovely design but that stays in keeping with the Martha Stewart meets old ireland kind of feel. Perhaps that's a weird way of putting it but it's truly a delightful place. Her property is also on a garden tour of the area which goes to say that the property is quite nice around her. I like being in this spot so much so that I curled up in the living room for an entire day and read Chocolate (one of the books she had available to read from her collection).

Words really can't do this place justice and I feel I am doing a poor job giving it all the praise it deserves, but to be sure I'm surprised it's not rated higher than it is compared to all other B&B's! I can't imagine anything better.

I went back in 2002, then again last summer... I'll be sure to review again after I go this summer.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

This was my third stay at the Anglers Return and certainly won't be my last. Lynn runs a wonderful guesthouse. The house is overflowing with character and very comfortable. It was lovely to come back after a long hike to a roaring fire in the sitting room. The breakfast is excellent, made with home grown or local produce. Lynn is very helpful and knowledgeable about walking and fishing in the local area and introduced us to some lovely walks.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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156 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2010

We spent a very comfortable and very quiet night here. The Angler's Return is in a wonderful location for travelling around Connemara. The rooms were rather quaint, but very comfortable. Breakfast was good, with fresh fruit compote from the garden, though the cooked 'fry' was not memorable. The garden is wonderful.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Matac54
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Wisconsin
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2009

What a wonderful stay we had visiting The Angler's Return. Hostess, Lynn and her wiley sheep dog offered us a very comfortable, beautiful stay. The area is simply outstanding, with the nearby town of Roundstone a quiet and friendly place. We were VERY comfotable and the house and grounds were very well cared for – with a luxurious country house feel. One of the highlights of angling tour of Ireland!

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  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Anglers Return

Property: The Anglers Return
Address: Toombeola | Roundstone, Connemara, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #238 of 443 B&Bs / Inns in County Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled at the foot of Derradda Hill, overlooking the famous Ballynahinch River, The Anglers Return was built in the 1800s as a sporting lodge and is now the home of Lynn Hill and her family. The house is a wonderfully peaceful guesthouse enhanced by the log fires and beautiful gardens. Outside, the grounds are highlighted by a profusion of flowers, stone walls, beautiful river views and garden paths. Awarded as one of Bridgestone's "Top 10 Places to Get Away From it All" in 2011, The Anglers Return is a peaceful retreat to rest, relax and enjoy the west of Ireland. Roundstone, a lively picturesque fishing village, with many good restaurants, pubs, traditional irish music, craft shops and galleries, is only 7 minutes away, south-west along the coast road. With wonderful beaches, the coastal area is a delight. Recommended by "McKennas Guides, 100 Best in Ireland", "Alastair Sawday's Special Places" and "Georgina Campbell's Ireland" ... more   less 
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