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Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 28, 2012

As a family of 4 we have just spent 2 AMAZING nights in the Ardagh Hotel.We have previosly stayed in places such as Rathsallagh in Wicklow and The Malborough Hotel Cork (both rated 4 star) and our experience in the Ardagh Hotel was far superior! Firstly our room was HUGE with an AMAZING veiw over the Connemara lakes and countryside, the hospitality provided by Stephan and Monique was friendly and personal.The atmosphere is professional yet homely and inviting with turf fires and a baby grand piano.The food is organic and locally sourced and Monique brilliantly organised food that the children enjoyed! We visited Connemara National Park and participated in a supervised walk of Diamond Hill-well worth a visit! In the Ardagh Hotel, the presence of the beautiful dog Rocky(in reception only) was a wonderful addition to our stay! We would highly recommend this hotel to any family who wished to explore Connemara and witness high quality accomadation and food.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank cazfamily_12
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

The Ardagh was one of two Clifden hotels we had chosen from reviews in Tripadvisor. We hadn't booked anything and when we arrived at the hotel we were shown a lovely, large room at a very reasonable rate. It had beautiful inlet views so we checked in for the night.
We received very friendly, helpful advice on local sights, restaurants and pubs. Clifden is only minutes away by car and there is some interesting, quality shopping in the town. The pubs and eateries in town are indeed great value for food and entertainment.
Breakfast was delicious and served in the dining room with the same picturesque views.
Things were so good that we stayed for another night and we would liked to have been able to stay for longer. The Ardagh is ideally located to tour this magical part of Ireland.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank AJW52
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

We stayed on a 2 nights B&B plus Dinner on 1 night basis in a second-floor room facing the bay The room was spacious and quiet with a sitting area and was well worth the extra. Food was excellent and the owners went out of their way to ensure that my wife ( a vegetarian who does not eat egg, fish or pasta) was well catered for. Staff were friendly and attentive. The Hotel is only a few minutes drive outside Clifden, but taxis are readily available if you are going to have a drink or two. Lovely scenic drives to Ballyconneely and beyond.

Room Tip: Go for a second-floor room facing the Bay
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Invigilator1
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

If you read a negative review of this establishment -ignore it. Stephane and his wonderful team just provide what every traveller really wants -first rate hospitality ! Slightly out of town in a wonderful setting, the craic of Clifden's musical nightlife is still available only minutes away. However we found it difficult to stir from the peat fires in the bar and dining room of an evening - that's how cosy it is.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank timthumb6
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Myself and my friends dined in the restaurant on Saturday nite....we had trouble contacting the Hotel to make a reservation but finally we got to make the reservation...We arrived at the Hotel unfortunatly the sun had gone down because the view from the hotel is really good....The Hotel has a nice feel to it....we were brought over to friends who were actually staying in the hotel and we ordered a drink my friend asked for a glass of either cabernet savingnon or chablis and we were rudly informed that that wine could not be sold per glass but sure you could buy and bottle and drink the rest at home which I thought was fairly rude and not very smart as the chances are my friend would have a few glasses anyway....so the female owner came over and took our order...and then a short time later we were shown to our table we had a gentleman looking after us I belive it is the other owner....I had the melon with ham to start and the chicken dish that was very tastie it was the last portion and my pal had to choose the duck instead thought being that the restaurant was fairly quiet it was unusual that it was the last portion left...the starter was lovelly main course very tastie and the wine was good until the waiter poured the chardonnay instead of savignon blanc..desert I had the sticky toffee pudding which was very heavy but nice...we were just finnishing our meal when we got word that the taxi had arrived and he was in a rush so we kinda had to hurry...all in all a good experience...but the location is amazing I never got to see the rooms but from the reviews they don't seem that appealing.....

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Strawberybabe
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

WE stayed here about 6 years ago the rooms have been upgraded to a very high standard and the views from the front rooms are beautiful.The reason we came back was for the restaurant and the food here must be among the finest and best in the country.You get a very warm welcome from Stefan and the rest of his staff,so if you are thinking of going to the Clifden area this is the place to stay and eat.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank hnnmrphy
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

The Ardagh Hotel was a wonderful place to stay. We stayed for two nights on our honeymoon and it was fantastic. The food was amazing, the best we had in all of Ireland. We enjoyed board games by an open real fireplace while feeling like we were at home. The owners were fantastic whether it was bringing up an ironing board or directing us to the hot spots in the town. We recomend anyone of any age to stay there as we are certainly going to make a return trip.

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Additional Information about Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant

Address: Ardagh, Ballyconneely Road R341, Clifden, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
Price Range: $117 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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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