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Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse
Ranked #6 of 45 Clifden B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Newtownards, United Kingdom
1 review
“The best place to stay in Clifden”
Reviewed May 4, 2011

This is by far one of the best B&B's we have ever stayed in. We have just returned from our second stay at Buttermilk Lodge and once again we were not let down. A warm and friendly atmosphere, tea and coffee on arrival and the best pancakes for breakfast!! A must for my partner was the free wifi connection and also the free use of a computer for guests. Lovely clean rooms with very comfy beds and a great lounge downstairs with tea and coffee available at all times. This B&B is only a 4 or 5 min walk from the town centre so location wise is perfect. We love this place so much we are already booked in next year for our honeymoon!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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OToole97, Owner at Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse, responded to this review, May 7, 2011
Sonia, Thank you for your kind comments, it has been our pleasure to welcome you and Darren for the Connemarathon each year. He certainly topped all your great achievements by proposing at the finish line this year ! We look forward to welcoming you again in 2012 on your honeymoon and for the connemarathon, good luck with all the planning etc ! Cathriona & Pat.
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Roscommon, Ireland
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Reviewed May 4, 2011

I have stayed in Buttermilk Lodge on a number of occasions and will be back again in 2011. The Lodge is conveniently located to the beautiful Sky Road which has amazing views of the Atlantic and is only a short distance from the town of clifden. Cathriona and Pat O Toole (The Owners) are most friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Amazing breakfast. I just cant say enough good things about Buttermilk Lodge.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
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OToole97, Owner at Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse, responded to this review, May 7, 2011
Thank you for your kind comments, it's always lovely to see familiar faces returning !
We look forward to seeing you again soon, Cathriona & Pat
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Reviewed May 2, 2011

We stayed at Buttermilk for two nights and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.
Great location - easy walk to Clifden, nice spacious rooms and friendly, helpful staff.
Great breakfasts with fantastic choice - as well as full Irish there is also option of smoked salmon & eggs, pancakes, waffles, porridge
etc all cooked superbly.
But it was the little touches that really made it special - ironing board & iron in room, sewing box, cotton wool, loads of local info, tea, coffee and cake when we arrived.
It is very obvious that there is real care taken over this place and it shows.
A definite hit!

  • Stayed April 2011
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed February 20, 2011

I needed a quick weekend getaway, and was horseback riding in Ballyconneelly- so Clifden was the closest town to stay in. I stayed in Buttermilk because of the reviews on TripAdvisor and every comment proved to be true! The owners- Patrick and Cathriona were so kind & warm to me (being a young traveler on my own); they also were helpful when it came to bus-schedules, choosing a restaurant, and walking directions. Breakfast was delicious...and I probably ate entirely too much! Having internet was an extra plus; my room was spacious...and the hot shower felt wonderful. The location was great- just a short, short walk from the town's center. Everyone in Clifden was quite friendly in general. Can't wait to come back in April or May ... but, regardless of the weather I had a most excellent stay and will return.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 7, 2011

Anyone visiting Ireland really must include Connemara, and Clifden is a great place to stay. Buttermilk Lodge is in a good location, and Cathriona makes every effort to make your stay comfortable, starting with tea and cookies in the parlor. She has restaurant menus for you to look at and is most helpful. Our room was large, quiet, and comfortable, and the bathroom had a tub, rather than the more common tiny showers. Breakfast was excellent.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 9, 2010

We stayed here two nights. It was just a few minutes’ walk to town, so very convenient without being right in town. Our room was on the second floor, with a nice view. It was not as large a room as I would have liked, but it was very clean with a king bed, a couple wicker chairs and a desk. The bathroom was very small, the toilet and the shower were in the bathroom, and the sink was outside in the bedroom. Also in our room was a lot of literature regarding things to do in the area, which was very appreciated.

The breakfasts were good and cooked to order. The breakfast room is decorated with cows of every shape and form, very cute.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2010

We stayed at the wonderful Buttermilk lodge during our 2 week trip to Ireland, and I'm still thinking about how amazing it was! The room we had was by far one of the best we stayed in...large, cozy, nice view, charming, clean. Their B&B is so charming and cute...with all these cow toys everywhere! The breakfast was outstanding, and the hosts super helpful. My only regret is that we could not stay longer! I miss this place and would go back again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse
Address: Westport Road, Clifden, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Clifden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm,friendly home from home located just 400 meters, 5 minutes walk from the town center. Purpose built ,Spacious, quality accommodation at affordable prices, WiFi throughout the house. There is a computer with broadband internet access and a printer for guests use. Our extensive breakfast menu offers numerous choices to suit every taste ! Visit our Connemara Ponies and Black-face sheep on our farm nearby.Pat is a qualified walking guide and can help you in planning your walks in the area.Packed Lunches, early breakfasts,laundry service, drying facilities are all available.Our little extra touches ensure return visits ! ... more   less 
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