My wife and I stayed at the Ardagh Hotel for 6 nights at the end of August 2012. We were welcomed by Sydney who immediately made us feel at home, and helped carry our cases upstairs. We booked a suite on the 2nd floor with sea view. For the small difference in price, go for a sea view room. The king size bed was huge ... and comfortable.
The sea view from the room and from the restaurant is simply amazing - almost hypnotizing.
We dined twice in the restaurant, which is very comfortable with good sized tables and excellent service (thanks Cynthia ! ;-) ) and the food is well cooked and nicely presented. We went for the 39.50 € set menu, a price which is fair in view of the quality, setting and service.
There is a very comfortable large bar/lounge on the ground floor with grand piano and real fire. Very cosy.
Wifi speed is about 11 Mb/s but the signal is weak in the rooms. In the longe areas it is strong. The wifi is free.
There is ample car parking space in front of the hotel. The drive back into town takes about 10 minutes, though (as has been previously mentioned on Tripadvisor) the road is rather narrow and not well suited for pedestrians.
Stéphane and Monique, the owners, go out of their way to make your stay pleasant. Stéphane also has a great sense of humour and is a very interesting person to talk to. He recommended local drives and walks which we very much enjoyed.
Looking for an excuse to go back as soon as the opportunity arises!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small comfortable family run hotel with an award winning fresh local seafood restaurant, organic homegrown produce and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ardagh Hotel Clifden