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“Irish hospitality 1st class.”

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Alcock & Brown Hotel
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
New Forest National Park Hampshire, United Kingdom
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“Irish hospitality 1st class.”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Perfect location in town for our 12 man cycling club. Great breakfast. Declan and Sharon, the owners ,were very accommodating with the cycle storage and a fund of knowledge of local routes. Free wifi is also a bonus. The town has excellent live music bars and loads of great restaurants. I would recommend this hotel to anyone travelling in this area.

Room Tip: Get a room at the front of the hotel to watch the world go by!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

You couldn't ask for a better location in Clifden, right on the town square, with at least a dozen pubs (with great music!) within a minute's walk. The room was large, and clean. Be advised there is no elevator, and you have to find your own paid parking on the street. My only suggestion would be that they replace the carpeting...in our room it was very worn, with a number of very noticeable (& rather unappetizing) large stains.

Stayed September 2013
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vickersbar, Owner at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Hi Maria, thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Your carpet comments are noted. The hotel is being refurbished - most carpets were changed last Spring with the others are being changed this Autumn. Regards, Declan.
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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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Thank Brian1273
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vickersbar, Owner at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review, 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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ireland
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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.

Room Tip: Away from the stairs
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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vickersbar, Owner at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review, 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 review, 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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Property: 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
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Hotel Class:3 star — Alcock & Brown Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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