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“Lovely Place” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Foyles Hotel
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
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afro20
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Foyle's is a really nice family hotel right in the centre of Clifden town. The first thing we noticed on coming in was a huge roaring fire in the fireplace and a sleeping labrador (who was gentle and happy to be petted by adults and children alike). This really is a family run hotel, its properly old fachioned with vintage mismatched carpets and wallpaper and huge old furniture. The rooms even have old fashioned keys!

We had a family room and a double. The family was huge! Two interconnecting rooms with a double bed and two singles (would have actually done us all) and the double was lovely. The put both rooms beside each other which was handy too.

We had dinner in the restaurant which was expensive but worth it, there was a great atmosphere with a band playing downstairs for guests.

Breakfast was lovely, continental and cooked available, they even took the care to make sure a cold plate was brought to my little brother so he wouldn't burn himself!

Couldn't reccomend it enough!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

The personal nature of the greeting, the smell of delicious food that greets you in reception...I really enjoyed my stay. The staff were lovely. The food...I CANNOT RATE IT BETTER!! Great value for money & lovely & clean. As a commercial traveller, I stay in a lot of small hotels & this one did not disappoint!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

Have stayed a few times now and have always found it to be a good friendly old style hotel. Rooms are not modern but have always been clean. Breakfast is always excellent, an experience like having it at home only to a standard that you could never meet

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Iwanewint
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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

My Partner and I spent two nights here in Feb 2013. On arrival I was greeted with a bizarre smell in the reception area. I had anticapted that it would be nicer. I was disappointed that this Hotel has no parking facilities available. On the street parking cost a euro an hour which is quite steep.
The place may state that its like steeping back in time all well and good but it really needs a lick of paint. The hall down to the rooms smells like bins and is not very pleasing to the eye. Overall a big disappointment. Our room was not much better. Lack of toiletrees was poor thank god we brought our own. Anything I touched in the room was falling apart. The Handles fell off the dresser, the bedside lights did not work. It was disappointing considering how much the room cost. We went to the bar for a drink and it was manky the mirrors around the place were disgusting. The Barman was not overfriendly either. I would not come back here again

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

What brings us back to Foyles year after year is undoubtedly the friendly and homely atmosphere, coupled with the quaint charm of a well run family hotel,in a great central location.
The staff could not be more helpful and the food is always top class.
Rooms are not your 'modern',standard (boring),,hotel room but each one(that we have stayed in), is clean,comfortable, warm and simply nice.
I suggest you give it a try and Im sure, like us, you will return.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cufrank
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

Stayed there for one night last weekend - turned up at the door and we got one of the last rooms. Great service from everyone including the receptionist, the barman and the breakfast staff. Rate very reasonable too and the place is clean and well run and has loads of character. Add to that its location in downtown Clifden and what more can you look for? I suppose an off street car park would be good but apart form this I really recommend the hotel and look forward to staying there again.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michael B
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Bray,Co.Wicklow
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Hi Everybody.
We spent two nights there recently october bank holiday weekend(2 adults and 2 kids)It was lovely real olde World.The staff were lovely from Margaret in reception(There 45 years-before you say it I 'm sure she went home sometime) to the young lady who is due her first child in January.We had a lovely family suite - spotless.We dined in the restaurant the first night the menu
was gorgeous and service top notch.Breakfast on both mornings was great.Nothing was too much.It is a family business that has been there a long time and going on our experience it is in safe hands for the future.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joe K
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Property: Foyles Hotel
Address: Main St., Clifden, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Foyles Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of Connemara’s longest established hotels trading since 1836 and owned by the Foyles for nearly a century.Foyle’s Hotel is situated in the centre of Clifden and is an ideal central point for exploring Connemara.The Hotel’s old world elegance and atmosphere have been gracefully retained through recent renovations, each room being individually decorated and furnished with charm and warmth.The Foyles and their staff offer you a warm welcome and will be happy to assist you in enjoying the area. ... more   less 
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