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Mountain View Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 24 Oughterard B&B and Inns
Billings, Montana
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful room, lovely location, super hosts!”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Mountain View! We had a family room--although it was not huge, it was not too small. The room was very clean and nicely decorated with very comfortable beds. Patricia is a very professional and gracious host, her cousin is very kind and funny, and her husband and son were extremely helpful when we had a flat tyre! (As an aside, if you ever have a flat tyre in the Oughterard area, Tommy Tuck is the man to see! Great, fast, friendly service.) The breakfasts were great. Our previous B&B was in the middle of a town and was noisy at night--Mountain View is a few km outside of town, so it was wonderfully quiet--we slept extremely well. As one review noted, there is not really a "mountain" view, but it is set in a lovely countryside area. Between the comfortable room, the yummy breakfasts, and the extreme kindness of the hosts, I could have stayed there much longer than our 3 nights. Bonus: The WiFi reception and speed was probably the best of all 7 places we stayed on this trip. (The only downside for us was that the nearby town of Oughterard itself is limited in its dining options, and they are all pretty expensive!) As for the Mountain View itself, it was wonderful!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Chicken, Alaska
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78 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is a lovely guesthouse,the room was lovely and spacious.we were very happy with the room.it had WiFi and nice tv. The price was reasonable and it was in a good location. The owner was very friendly and the breakfast was tasty too.overall I would recommend this as a good place to stay

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013

A nice and clean b and b, quiet, lovely host and good breakfast but a bit ordinary for us.

We expected to be in the mountains, or at least the countryside with a view of mountains but were disappointed that the location was just off the main road.

The room was a bit dark due to the windows being built into the roof and for ventilation we needed to open the window in the bathroom and leave the door open.

Breakfast was fine.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2013

PROS:
1) the hosts were very good.
2) food was good.
3) the location, although a bit out of the town has its own charm.

CONS:

1) stayed is a triple room. We felt the room was a bit small and we felt crowded. The bathroom is big though.
The room would have been nice as a double bed one.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank prohemanth
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Provo, Utah
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Did not want to stay right in Galway, so this was a great spot for a night over. Room was clean, we had a twin and queen bed. Patricia very helpful and welcoming. Breakfast was fantastic, with our choice of main meal. The views in the yard are incredible. The gift shop in the village is outstanding with a great selection at reasonable prices!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Ottawa, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2013

We found the hosts Richard and Patricia very friendly and through internet booking we were offered a very good rate for a three night stay. The room we had was clean, quiet and comfortable, but cramped for two people with luggage, and cold at night when the radiators were turned off. Our room had no special view, just the garden and parked cars.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

We drove from Spiddal via Clifden, Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey and easily found Mountain View Guesthouse. We were greeted very warmly by Patricia and Richard and enjoyed some freshly brewed coffee and home made scones. Our room was a good size and very clean and warm. Breakfast was marvellous. Patricia and Richard were excellent hosts who recommended nearby restaurants and pubs, all within easy walking distance. They also gave good advice on what to see in the area. We would definately stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Mountain View Guesthouse
Address: Aughnanure, Oughterard, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Oughterard
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Oughterard
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mountain View is a family run 4* Guesthouse set in an idyllic location at the start of Connemara and just 20 minute drive to Galway City. All our rooms are en-suite and each decorated to a very high standard. Facilities include TV, Direct dial telephone, Hair Dryer, Tea/Coffee making facilities and Free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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