I stayed 2 nights at the Dolphin House and found it to be delightful.
Clodagh welcomes you most warmly and is happy to help with any questions or queries you may have, and to offer you a refreshing cup of tea with biscuits on the deck when you arrive!
The house itself is lovely, with gorgeous views out over the water and fantastic garden grounds. Even though it is by the road, the wonderful gardens shelter and hide the house, which makes it much less exposed and far more charming than most of the other BnBs I saw along the Skye road.
I found the location just out of Clifden to be an advantage. I had no trouble taking a taxi out to the location when I arrived with my luggage (cost about 8-10 euros) but the day was so beautiful that I decided to walk back into the city to enjoy the traditional music at night. It took about 45mins to an hour and was an absolutely lovely walk through stunning landscape and views. On my other day there I chose to walk around the headland from the house and then back along the skye road, which provided a stunning 2-3 hour walk from the dolphin house door and back again.
On the second night I ate dinner at the dolphin house and not only was the food fantastic, but as I was traveling alone it was a great chance to be able to get to know some of the other guests and chat. One of whom was a famous American, but I will protect his identity and not say who! :)
Overall my stay at the dolphin house was everything I was looking for, a lovely home, with welcoming hosts, in a gorgeous location, with fabulous views and beautiful walks, near a charming Irish village. Who could ask for more?
- Also Known As:
- Dolphin Beach House Hotel Clifden