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“A very special place to enjoy beautiful views” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dolphin Beach House
Ranked #9 of 50 Clifden B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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7 reviews
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“A very special place to enjoy beautiful views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

dolphin beach house is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches and scenery of Connemara. the house is small enough to feel warm and friendly. the whole house has been beautifully decorated with careful consideration of the views overlooking the beach and out to sea. breakfast was excellent as was the tray of tea and homemade cake on arrival. the hosts can't do enough for you and you will leave feeling like you have made new friends. rooms are all beautifully appointed with sea views from most rooms. if you want to relax, enjoy wonderful views, good food in a beautiful house that feels like home you will love Dolphin beach house.

we visit Ireland regularly to stay with relatives but will definitely be going back to Dolphin Beach House. Thank you for a truly wonderful 2 days

Room Tip: the sea view rooms are definitely worth paying extra for.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Karen D
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

My wife and I loved this B&B. Very friendly hosts, great breakfast and stunning views. It was very easy to take a cab into town and getting back at night. Comfortable bed and well appointed rooms.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

What a lovely house, amazing view and such hospitable hosts. They make it feel like your home from home.. I'll be back!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2011

I was recommended to this B & B by a family member who had visited 10 years ago. He said it was a pleasant place. In every way I was totally satisfied. The innkeepers Clodagh and Dara were very friendly without being so friendly that I wanted to withdraw. The rooms were charming and comfortable. They opened onto a view of the ocean and the neighboring islands that was magnificent. We were steps away from a walk along the rocky ocean, with beautiful seascapes and pastures of grazing sheep.
The breakfast was wonderful. Everything I could have wanted while again sharing a magnificent view of the ocean from the glass walled dining room. We even had the added spectacle of seeing the dolphins, which gave our lodging it's name, pass by while we were having breakfast.
I can only recommend this place and hope that everyone has as wonderful a time sharing this space.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Bennettweber
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2011

What a wonderful find. We stayed October 6th and loved it. It was our first stay on a 10 day trip and I wanted to be out on the Coast. It did not disappoint. Our room was large, warm and very comfortable. The living area has wonderful views of the coast and very comfortable. The breakfast was outstanding and the property is just wonderful. You can walk to the ocean and around some beautiful cliffs. I hope to return soon.

Room Tip: I would choose the rooms on the ground floor. There is a very nice courtyard and in warmer weather...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank NCJustMe
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2011

My American friends and I spent 2 nights at the Dolphin Beach House recently and enjoyed it very much. We loved the peaceful location right by the ocean and the atmosphere of the house. Our rooms were both clean and comfortable with wooden floors and a general feeling of tranquillity. The breakfasts were outstanding and our hosts Clodagh and Darragh were very welcoming and helpful. We would definitely stay there again. A very special place to get away from it all.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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1 Thank MargaretP2011
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2011

i loved the location, the grounds so close to the ocean, the owner's helpfulness and kindness, the excellent breakfasts, the outstanding dinner. i would have prefered a different room. i opted for an ocean view room. my room was one of two rooms upstairs that had what i thought was a small window looking at the ocean. the room was an attic type room. some might describe it as cozy. it felt claustrophic to me. the bathroom was beautiful, very well done and very clean. the carpet in the room needs to be replaced. it is stained and looked dirty. i got to see some of the rooms on the ground floor. they have hardwood floors and great views of the ocean.i hope to return to dolphin beach house, and will request the cove room.

Room Tip: i would prefer the rooms on the ground floor that have a patio.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Thank muffin045
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Additional Information about Dolphin Beach House

Property: Dolphin Beach House
Address: Lower Sky Road, Clifden, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Clifden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Dolphin Beach House Hotel Clifden

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