At first glance we thought we were somewhere else - this B&B is painted in very Tuscan/Mexican colours - quite unusual for the west Irish coast! But Dolphin Beach is very good - our room was very large as was the bathroom [maybe a bit more bench space could have made things a llittle easier for our toiletries - but not a real draw back], and the view from our room was of rural and coastal lansdscapes - very relaxing and stunning, particularly if the sun was out.
The meals [breakfast and dinner] were exactly what you would expect of a high class B&B and there was all day coffee etc available. We went for a walk around the property and along the cliff tops - all very spectatular and peaceful. Our hosts were very accommodating and were available when needed.
The road from Clifden gets a bit "hairy" in spots but it is sealed and has limited local traffic. A GPS will make finding the place a little easier - most "gems" are off the beaten track anyway!
Dolphin Beach was one of four B&B;s we stayed in during our trip and was equal to the other two we considered excellent places at very reasonable prices. If peace and quiet, coupled with a great place to stay, are pre-requisistes for travellers along the west coast, this place should be considered - very recommendable!
- Also Known As:
- Dolphin Beach House Hotel Clifden