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“Outstanding B&B” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ardmore House
Ranked #3 of 50 Clifden B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Fairfax, Virginia
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Outstanding B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

We spent 2 lovely nights here. First of all, this is the most immaculate, clean B&B I have ever been in. Our room was roomy and overlooked the meadows and ocean out in the distance. The owners are very hospitable, and Kathy made it a point to recommend places to visit, along with a local map. The breakfast was terrific. They also have a small fridge and glasses, etc for their guests use. I usually don't write reviews. In our 2 weeks in Ireland, this place deserves one! As others have noted, it is out of town and on a single lane road but don't let that deter you. In the summer, the sun doesn't set until 10 PM, so don't be afraid you will be driving in the dark. We did not come across a car coming the opposite direction either of our times on the road. The first night we were there, it rained, but cleared up around 9:15 PM, so we took their private cliff walk, and it was spectacular. The sun setting on the cliffs, and the cows in the pasture, it was gorgeous! I'm so glad we didn't miss it!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mississauga, Canada
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90 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

If not the best by itself, then for sure tied for the best! This was a great place to stay as we traveled all around the coast of Ireland. Guests were made to feel welcome in a way that was warm and genuine and truly thoughtful. Every need was thought of to make the stay memorable and comfortable. The sitting room was available for all to sit and relax as well as a computer and printer for anyone wanting to use. Unfortunately we were only there one night, but would have loved to have stayed longer. The Lower Sky Road was very narrow in parts and we wondered where we would end up, but at the end of the drive out from Clifden we were rewarded 100%. Kathy was truly a lovely host, very sincere and helpful in every way. The night we stayed the other house guests were from Germany and France and did not speak English. With the right mix of people we could imagine that the sitting room would have been a great place to sit and chat, have a glass of wine or a few beers at the end of a long day. The Cliff walk just down from the B&B was again nothing short of spectacular. The owners had made great efforts to ensure that all B&B guests could get out to the cliff safely and easily. They even provide a picnic table for those that feel inclined to sit and look out to sea. We were very impressed with the walkway and the cliff views. Together with the great Irish hospitality this is what makes Ardmore House rank #1. Oh yes, the best white pudding on the trip as well!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our second visit to Ardmore House and we were just as pleased as our first stay; lovely spotless clean room, best shower we had in Ireland; the breakfast had plenty of healthy choices.
Ardmore private walk to the cliffs and the picnic benches made our evenings perfect.
Kathy and John are always there to help and gave us lots of advice on things to do and places to visit in the area. I would highly recommend this B+B

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

This was the most scenic location of our overnight stays on our 11 day trip to Ireland, however that comes at a cost. The road to Ardmore house is, like many in Ireland, single lane and subject to livestock movement. It is also a good 15 minute drive outside of Clifden, which makes it difficult to venture into town for dinner and a pint (definitely don't have more than two). Also, were not aware that the balance of our hotel room had to be paid in CASH. We were fortunate that we had the 65 Euro on us, or a trip back into town to find an ATM would have been required.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TexasDaveYeehaw
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Portadown, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

The only problem I had with our stay at Ardmore House was that it was only for one night ! A lovely welcome from Kathy , top class accommodation, holding a well earned AA 4Star status and a stunning location. I look forward to a return visit with the walking boots in order to enjoy the cliff path walk which John and Kathy have created ( perhaps to allow their guest the opportunity to burn off the calories consumed at the Breakfast table) . A lovely and very convenient touch was the little kitchen area for the use of guests , fridge , microwave etc. and this on top of the tea and coffee making facilities in each room. John and Kathy know how to do hospitality ! Thankyou , I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Heather S
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Northwest Florida
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stayed here two nights while visiting the Clifden area. Very nice and modern room with a comfortable bed. The walk to the cliffs was a unique experience for a B & B. Also the drive from Clifden. The first time I tried it, I wasn't sure I could handle the return trip, especially with three women in the car helping me drive. By the time our trip was over, I was enjoying it,even in the dark. One of the few times I ever got to know folks walking along a road I was driving on. The hostess was a real help in arranging a horseback ride for my granddaughter in Cleggan. This B & B is Highly recommended. Plenty of secure parking, nice grounds and a country feeling.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Robert J
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

The Admore House just outside of Cliffden is the perfect destination when traveling along the west coast of Ireland. Kathy and Jon were great hosts. As soon as we arrived, Kathy showed us to our room which had a great view of the cliffs. The room was spacious, neat, and every room has its own bathroom. The breakfasts were delicious, especially the smoked salmon over scrambled eggs. The walk along the cliffs just outside the B&B were breathtaking. The road to the B&B was fairly narrow but if taken slow it's a lovely drive. If we ever venture from Canada to the west coast again, we would definitely stay at the Admore House

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Timothy M
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Property: Ardmore House
Address: Sky Road Clifden Galway | Connaught, Clifden, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Clifden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ardmore House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Approved to Failte Ireland Standard. Awarded 4 Stars by the AA. Recommended in best B&B Guide to Ireland. Free Wi-Fi available in bedrooms. Free Internet access in lounge. Ardmore House is set on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean amid rugged landscape. 5Km. West of Clifden Town, it is a small holding stretching from the upper Sky Road to the lower Sky Road and on out to the cliffs locally known as the Slopers. Here we have made a walkway for our Guests. The views from the cliffs of Clifden Bay and the Atlantic Ocean are some of the best you'll find in the Country. ... more   less 
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