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Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse
Ranked #6 of 45 Clifden B&B and Inns
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“Absolutely wonderful”
Reviewed December 2, 2004

We just returned from a two week tour of Ireland - a beautiful country and genuinely friendly caring people. One of the highlights was our visit to Clifden and our stay at the Buttermilk Lodge. Cathriona has done an excellent job - the house, the rooms, the breakfast (wonderful buffet plus yummy fresh salmon cakes) all truly exceptional. She welcomed us in from the cold and rain with a hot pot of tea in front of a cozy peat fireplace. Buttermilk is also an easy walk to town. Cathriona recommended Lowry's Pub. We spent hours there listening to the locals singing Irish ballads and old American 60's tunes accompanied by guitar and accordion. NOT TO BE MISSED!

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Reviewed June 18, 2004

We didn't mean to stay at the Buttermilk Lodge, but are sure glad we did. We were whipped after a long day of driving in Connemara and wanted a comfortable, cheap place to crash. The Buttermilk Lodge provided the nicest bed and breakfast facilities of anywhere we stayed in Ireland. The room was sparkly clean and astonishingly comfortable. It felt like being home. If you want to stay in a first-class b+b and not break the bank, this is a great choice.

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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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