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“Excellent B&B in village centre” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ballyvaughan Lodge
Ranked #3 of 17 Ballyvaughan B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Winchester, United Kingdom
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“Excellent B&B in village centre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2007

We stayed at the Ballyvaughan Lodge for 4 nights at the beginning of May. All of the top B&Bs in the Tripadvisor rankings are way out of the village (too far to walk in in safely along the very narrow roads) and we were keen to find a place right in the village for the excellent "Burren in Bloom" events.

Ballyvaughan Lodge met our requirements, being near the shops and perhaps more importantly the pubs. We were delighted with our choice. It is very smartly furnished with many interesting artworks on display. It has a large residents lounge, and a separate tv room. Pauline was keen to help with any queries about the area.

Breakfast was served in the immaculate dining room, and as well as the usual fare, nicely cooked to order, there were excellent fresh fruit compotes,real orange juice, good muesli and what appeared to be home-made jam.

Our bedroom was immaculate and included good coffee-making facilities (and tv). The bathroom was a little small, but nicely fitted. You are provided with a front door key and can come and go at any time.

We moved on to Joyces Waterloo Guesthouse in Clifden, which is the #1 Tripadvisor recommendation in Connemara.
All I can say is that Ballyvaughan Lodge was much nicer in ALL aspects.

Highly recommended and so is the series of natural history talks, walks and evening entertainments that makes up the "Burren in Bloom" month

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Property: Ballyvaughan Lodge
Address: Ballyvaughan, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Ballyvaughan
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Ballyvaughan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ballyvaughan Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are situated in the centre of Ballyvaughan village, within walking distance of restaurants, cafes, bars, local craft fairs and shops.After a days journey, park your car in our private car park, check into Ballyvaughan Lodge, meet your hosts Pauline & Gerry who serve to make your stay as memorable & comfortable as possible. Stroll down our quaint seaside village & enjoy a pint, looking over Galway Bay and watch the sun go down. Ballyvaughan Lodge has 10 bedrooms. All are en-suite. Our lounge and sun-room caters for your relaxation, whether reading about the Burren or just enjoying our gallery. On a glorious sunny day sit on our deck and take in the Burren with all its majestic beauty. ... more   less 
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