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The Coastguard Station
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

We stayed here in June 2013 and would highly recommend it to anyone.
Smashing views and peace and quiet. The apartments are all kitted out so they really are like a home away from home. Once we got unpacked we were settled in in about 5 minutes it felt like home. Its a nice distance from the town and the views of the bay are spectacular. It really is a little paradise. Open fire with the Turf provided by Tommy the owner was great to have at night to provide you with a nice cosy peaceful evening after a day of touring the stunning Connemara and surrounds.
The only slight negative is there is no bath, just a power shower, which made it a bit difficult to wash the baby
I would stay here again for sure, its great value and Tommy is a perfect gentleman, he even posted me my phone back after I had left it behind. Brilliant.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

We stayed at the Coastguard Station for a few days before and after the Connemarathon. It was perfect. The location is ideal: close enough to the town and yet on a beautiful and quiet road. I highly recommend taking a drive up and down the Sky Road just for the sights!

The cottage itself was excellent. Tommy provided us with the necessities for the fire place, the kitchen was well equipped and the bedrooms were comfortable. The view at the back of the cottage over the bay was amazing.

Tommy was an excellent host and very helpful. Will definitely go back and can highly recommend a stay!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

If you are searching for a wonderful place to stay in the west of Ireland, this is the place. Whether taking in the views (after all the coastguards needed to have a good view) or enjoying a snug evening in front of an open fire, you will not be disappointed.
The restorer/owner tommy wheel an is a gentlemen and is on hand to chat and give advice on the things to do and see!!

  • Stayed September 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2010

The Coastguard Station was tastefully renovated into 8 apartments about 10 years ago by the current owner, Tommy Whalen. Our apt. had a sitting room, full kitchen , sunroom, 2 bedrooms and bath upstairs. The view is fabulous at the junction of upper and lower Sky Rd. The town of Clifden is about a ten minute drive and the Connemara area has alot to offer in the way of sightseeing, hiking, cycling, sailing. After traveling around Ireland for seven weeks, it was one of our favorite places. Tommy is a great host and is always available and helpful to answer any questions.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Coastguard Station

Property: The Coastguard Station
Address: Sky Road, Clifden, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Clifden
Number of rooms: 20

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