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“Fabulous location , great staff , great food”

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Alcock & Brown Hotel
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
Monaghan, Monaghan, Ireland
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14 reviews
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“Fabulous location , great staff , great food”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

The only reason I don't give this hotel a 5 across the board is because the rooms are tired and in need of refurbishing , that said we coulden't have been happier . The staff were superb we ate there on the Saturday night and the food was excellent and most reasonably priced for this area . We were made most welcome and nothing was too much trouble .The location is perfect . Breakfast on the Sunday was freshly cooked to order and quite simply Superb. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel

  • Stayed July 2013
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

There's no lift so if you want to see more than the roof of the restaurant you have walk up two flights. The TV was minuscule . No binoculars were provided. The proprietor was very friendly as were the rest of the staff. The location puts you right in the middle of town. The room was comfortable and the food was good.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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vickersbar, Owner at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Hi Stephen, thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay here. Sorry about the lift, but we do always offer people assistance with bags if required. As for the TV, its a new 22 inch flat screen......don't worry, I'll probably have the binoculars ready for your next stay !!! See you then, Regards, Declan.
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Excellent place to stay...just in the heart of cliften...owner Sharon couldn't not be any friendlier...great music to spend the evening listening to after a great meal in the hotel. Great choice of food on menu.

  • Stayed July 2013
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vickersbar, Owner at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you Holiday Fever, for those kind words. Hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Sharon.
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Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

My wife and I stayed in the Alcock and Brown on Saturday the 13th July. Even after being married for +35 years the proprietor said that we were in the "Honeymoon Suite" (room 201). Declan has a sense of humour. Anyway the Hotel has recently been refurnished since our last visit and I must say to a very high standard, The only comment I might make is, air conditioning might come in useful as the temperatures during the night were about 20 degrees, although on reflection those temperatures are not the norm in Ireland.The staff as before were most friendly and helpful even though the restrauant had to cope with 60+ mouths to feed, we didn't have to wait too long. Unfortunately they did not have crispy duck this time around. My thanks to every one involved in making our fleeting stay a pleasure. Will definitely be back.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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vickersbar, Owner at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Hi Colin, thank you for your review. I'm off now to shoot the Duck, so it will be good and crispy by the time to get back !!!!! See you soon again. Regards, Declan.
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Stayed here for a night and I would recommend it.liked it 2 years ago, some good re furnish net evident. Good value and good service.
Excellent evening menu and very good breakfast.
Central location and less than a minutes walk from conneelys bar where music is great. Would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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vickersbar, Owner at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Hi Anita, hope you got home safely. Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your time here. See you again sometime. Regards, Declan.
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Venice, Florida
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Just returned after two night stay in Clifden. The hotel staff and location would be VERY hard to beat! Price was quite reasonable and the weather was (mostly) co-operative. We had a very pleasant stay and would return.
There is NO lift, if that is an issue -- It wasn't, for us. Hotel is only three (3) floors.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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vickersbar, Owner at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear Remprimo, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope to see you again. Regards, Declan.
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Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

We were met by a friendly and charming host. The service was exellent and the room was clean and cosy. The location is perfect -right in the center of town, a short walk to the best pubs. Good afternoon- and eveningsessions nearby.

  • Stayed June 2013
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vickersbar, Owner at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Hi Braathen, thank you for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your short stay with us. Hope to see you again. Regards, Declan.
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Property: Alcock & Brown Hotel
Address: The Town Square | Connemara, Clifden, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
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Hotel Class:3 star — Alcock & Brown Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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