We planned to stay 4 nights and ended up staying 6 nights - we felt like we had arrived at an amazing, friendly and comfortable home of a favorite aunt.. Waterloo house is an older but charming and comfortable guesthouse. PK and Patricia greet you like old friends and you get the sense they truly want your stay to be great.
We left outselves in the capable hands of PK about suggested places to visit and more importantly the best to way to get there. I know we got to see and experience much more with his help than we would have otherwise. Waterloo house was a welcoming place to come back to each day - large comfortable room and lounge filled with eclectic furnishings and lots of books. The place is spotless maintained.
Breakfast was delcious and plentiful - lots to choose from the cold buffet and menu of hot dishes. Loved the pancakes and brown bread. Patricia even gave me the recipe.
Since the property is a few minutes walk from town (10-15 minutes) its in a quiet area - off the main road. They had outdoor tables and chairs overlooking the garden for their guests to use - so relaxing.
Taking the time to chat with PK and Trish and their lovely daughters was wonderful - gives you a real feel for life in Ireland. That's why you stay in a B&B or guesthouse rather than a impersonal hotel.
Loved the Connemara area and plant to return to Waterloo House.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Romantic 19th Century Lodge with: King & Queen Beds, most rooms with 21" t.v., vcrs, tea/coffee, power showers. Large dining room with breakfast & dinner menus. Large guest lounge with open fire, small library, card & board games. Bike hire & superb 6 seater outdoor Hot Tub in elevated site. Free use of walking/hiking & touring guides of Connemara. Free private parking. Clifden Town 1km. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Joyce`s Waterloo House Hotel Clifden
- Joyce`s Waterloo House Bed And Breakfast