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Ben View House
Ranked #2 of 45 Clifden B&B and Inns
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

My wife and I recently stayed at the Ben View for 2 nights as part of our tour through NW Ireland. During our 2 week-long trip we stayed exclusively in B&Bs, mostly in small villages. Our stay at the Ben View was one of the best. It is located within the main part of Clifden--so there are plenty of pubs, shops, and restaurants within easy walking distance. The room we stayed in was very nice--clean, comfortable bed and large enough to have room for our suticases, etc. Eileen was a wonderful host--she gave us great advice on places to go for a run and enjoy a beer and music at the local pubs. Breakfast was great--it was made to order every morning. Overall it was a great stay and one of the highlights of our Irish Holiday.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our night at Ben View House, from the immediate proximity to all the action in downtown Clifden to the lovely room, to the scrumptious and magnificently appointed breakfast! The fresh pancakes were especially delicious!! Eileen and Des were entirely engaging and helpful in enabling us to find our way around town. We tavelled all around the Irish countryside this trip, and Ben View was the best B&B we came across!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I arrived last saturday evening for a one night stay in Benview. Des met me in the lobby and I was made feel at home immediately. Delightful room with all that I needed. A breakfast that was scrumptous and freshly made pancakes too. It is so lovely to be made feel at home and to have someone welcome you, this is what being Irish is all about. Thank you for a lovely stay Des, you really know how to treat guests. Regards Enid

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Enid M
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Everything about our stay with Eileen and Desmond in July was first-rate and fun. The exterior and the common areas are lovely. Check-in was easy and informative. Their location is perfect for exploring Clifden and is almost next door to the bike shop where we had our rentals reserved. Our room (#8) was spacious and well-laid out and the bed was by far the most comfortable on our whole trip. Our hosts went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed or could want. We actually changed our plans to stay an extra night, we were having such a terrific time.

Room Tip: We didn't see the others but were really happy with #8. Quiet, bright and well laid out.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Ben View is a family run B&B in the town of Clifden, I can assure that here you will be given a warm fàilte (welcome).
The house dates back to the 1840's and its character and charm is beautifully maintained.
Our room was warm and cosy, perfect after a day exploring the mountains and shores of Connemara. Breakfast was hearty and prepared to a very high standard, beyond the usual B&B fare.

The proprietor, Eileen, takes huge pride in running the house which has been in her family for several generations. She was happy to sit with us after breakfast and explain her family history and tell us more about the area so that we could make the most of our short stay.
The B&B is set just off the main street in Clifden with some nice pubs offering traditional Irish music just round the corner.

We only stayed for one night but feeling as welcome and well looked after as we did we would have happily stayed a lot longer.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

We stayed in the Ben View B&B for the Aug bank-holiday weekend.
From the moment we were met by the owner, we were made feel at home, What I liked was that he knew all his guests by name.
The room was lovely and clean, as was the shower-room.
Breakfast was something else. The home-made pancakes which were served with the full breakfast are even better than mine :) with that and the home-made bread, and superior quality produce, I'd safely say it's one of the best breakfasts I've ever had I did love the silver tea/coffee post and sugar bowels.
The B&B is centrally located.
I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bernadette G
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

A really fantastic breakfast and lovely hosts, couldn't have been more helpful. Our room was a little scruffy which personally I don't mind but some might. The bathroom was fine though. Had a very comfortable night's sleep. Tea and coffee in the room was much appreciated. There is also a lounge for guests to use.

Room Tip: Room 5 (2nd floor), was quiet, a reasonable size and had a good size bathroom
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Alison H
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Address: Bridge Street, Clifden, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
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Ranked #2 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Clifden
Price Range: $93 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ben View House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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