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Alcock & Brown Hotel
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile


This hotel is clean, friendly and in a wonderful location. It is a great family run business and they all work very hard o keep there customers happy. 8 of us stayed here for a night and we had a great time, The food in the Gallery was excellent . All in all I loved this place, it had loads of charm. Thanks Declan and Sharon keep up the good work, I'll definitely be back

  • Stayed: August 2013
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vickersbar, Owner at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2013

Hi Brian, thanks for your review. Glad you all had such a good time. Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit. Declan.

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

This hotel is clean, friendly and in a wonderful location. It is a great family run business and they all work very hard o keep there customers happy. 8 of us stayed here for a night and we had a great time, The food in the Gallery was excellent . All in all I loved this place, it had loads of charm. Thanks Declan and Sharon keep up the good work, I'll definitely be back.,
Brian.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Stopped by this hotel during a girly weekend to Clifden, we had been here years ago and thought we would stop by again. The place is under new management and wow, what a job they have done to the place. The lobby is bright and welcoming and not the dark and old fashioned hotel that I remembered. The was an art exhibition with paintings in the restaurant and lobby with many from Kenneth Webb, one of my favourite artists and it was lovely being able to just walk round and enjoy them all and one of the staff even showed us round them pointing out her favourites. The hotel bar has plenty of information about the history of the flight pioneers Alcock and Brown and Declan at reception offered us directions to their original landing site, which unfortunately we didn't get round to doing on this trip, next time! We only stopped off for coffees but judging by the food that we saw being served it was definetly mouth watering and great value. We were lucky enough to have a sunny day and had our coffees out on the deck outside and happily soaked up the views of Clifden, bliss. Next visit we will defintelty be stopping off here again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Great location in the center but really a tired hotel from the 60's or 70's. Quite small and no functioning residents bar even on busy weekends. Over priced for what it was. Does not deserve to be as highly rated as it is.

I agree with the call that it is best described as an ambitious B + B.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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vickersbar, Owner at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2013

My goodness Lazyfox, what have we done to offend you. You have slated our hotel and also our restaurant online, but never once made your feelings known whilst here. Considering your comments, I must ask are you sure you were actually here ?? The hotel has been extensively renovated since 2010 with a new restaurant and 2 new bars. Only this year, we have refurbished almost all the rooms and also the foyer area. As for a residents bar, that is the one located beside the reception desk. It opens daily at 10.30am and closes when residents don't require it anymore. Even when it does close, staff will bring you a drink to enjoy in the luxurious foyer armchairs. Please do call to see us sometime and I will show you around.

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Only stayed 1 night but we had a lovely big room and an excellent breakfast.Our room was at the front of the hotel and had a great view out onto the town centre. However, the central location meant a certain amount of noise from the street later on. This did not upset us as we were late getting back to our room after a lovely evening out in Clifden.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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vickersbar, Owner at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2013

Thank you for your feedback Cathtad. Happy you had a good time here. The good news is that all our rooms are just as big, so please, send all your friends ! Best Regards, Declan.

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

I celebrated a 'significant' birthday in Clifden recently and the main event was hosted in the Alcock & Brown hotel. A lot of my friends who attended were also staying in the hotel. From the early planning stage (back in January) to the event itself, the owners Declan and Sharon, ably assisted by Paula, Bernie and others put as much effort into ensuring the night/weekend was a success, as I myself did! Despite my numbers jumping to 60+ in the last week, they did everything to accomodate the party of people who attended and we had a fantastic night. Recommendations from menu to wine to music etc.... was all forthcoming from the A&B 'team'! Apart from the terrific location of the hotel (right opposite the Square in Clifden), the staff provide a welcoming and personal service and all without exception were friendly and helpful. Friends, especially those visiting from outside Ireland and who had been travelling around Ireland before Clifden,remarked on how great the hotel staff were compared to other places they had visited. Professional, courteous but with a personal touch that goes a long way. (many of the other guests I observed during the few days appeared to be 'return guests' and I can understand why.......Thanks to the A&B team for everything!

Room Tip: I did not stay at the hotel but my friends who did were very happy with their accomodation which has...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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vickersbar, Owner at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2013

Thank you Alice. It was a great occasion and we are happy so many enjoyed it. See you again soon. Regards, Declan.

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Reviewed August 6, 2013

loved it.we arrived on a tuesday for two nights.had dinner that night the food was fab and a great price.our room was lovely and clean.enjoyed breakfast aswell.your son served us.so cute and good at it too.well done.will come back again.from audrey and pat

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Alcock & Brown Hotel

Address: The Town Square | Connemara, Clifden, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
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Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
Price Range: $83 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Alcock & Brown Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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