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Portfinn Lodge
Ranked #2 of 6 Leenane B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 24, 2010

Just had dinner at the restaurant, did not see the bedrooms.
When we (4) arrived the brown bread was on the table, it tasted ok (choice of bread would be good). Our order was taken promptly & the wine was excellent. One of my friends asked for no lemon on the fish but when it arrived, there was lemon on the plate.....no apology for that. When my rack of lamb arrived there were only 3 chops (a bit on the small side) veg portions were also on the small side.
Did not have dessert. paid 193euro for 4 starters & main courses & 2 bottles of wine.
I was expecting a wow meal after seeing this restaurant on "At your Service" on RTE but I left very disapointed.
The location is fantastic.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with friends
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ODalyConnemara, Owner at Portfinn Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2010

Dear Moycullen1
We at Portfinn Lodge and Fjord restaurant are very concerned to hear that your experience here was not up to what you expected. Our property has been in the family for two generations and we take great pride in our property and service. We strive to ensure that every guest receives an experience above and beyond their expectations.
We at Portfinn operate a waste control system in order to help the environment and food costs. I apologize that the veg with your meal was a little on the small side, the simple remedy for situation was to ask for more, which we would have accommodated.
Part of our philosophy is not only providing guests with the best possible product, but also in the best possible way. This commitment to service and hospitality that means so much to me as your host, because I want you to always feel reassured that you will always leave Portfinn with a smile and a good memory.
Feel free to pop in any time when you are in the area, and being nearby, I hope you will
Oran Daly.

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Reviewed April 7, 2010

My cousin and I stayed here for the Easter break. There is room for improvement eg the lounge could be made more comfortable and the rooms are quite basic but the location is good for travelling around this incredible area, the view of the Harbour is perfect, genuine local pubs in the village, the staff are really friendly and - best of all - the food is excellent (the son is a chef recently returned from NYC) - delicious and good value with a short but spot on wine list - we ate delicious scallops in garlic butter, mussels with thai curry sauce, steaks with fresh pepper sauce etc all washed done with delicious French wines!

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 7, 2008

We stayed in the Portfinn Guesthouse for one night. (We had previously had a good meal there when staying elsewhere in Leenane a few years ago, so thought we would stay at Portfinn itself on this visit.
On arrival, there was no indication of whether to approach the accommodation from the side door or the front restaurant door.
When we did get access we were shown to our room with no information as to what time breakfast was available, or whether it was in the main restaurant or elsewhere. Customer care seemed to be lacking somewhat.
Our room had a lovely view of Killary harbour, and they had thoughtfully put an electric radiator in the room to warm it, but - there were no tea and coffee making facilities or television in the room, it was very basic.
On exploration, there was a residents lounge with a television, which, next morning ,my husband discovered picked up only two channels - badly. (the local pub had a television working perfectly, so it was not a local reception problem). The magazines in the residents lounge were all german, (not sure what was going on there?!)
The food was very good, although quite expensive and my steak was of the size to have fed us both for several days!

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 11, 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 27, 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Portfinn Lodge

Address: Clifden Road, Leenane, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Leenane
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Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Leenane
Price Range: $68 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Portfinn Lodge Guesthouse is located in the picturesque village of Leenane, Co. Galway, overlooking the majestic Killary Harbour - Ireland's only fjord, in the heart of Connemara. The fjord is the only Irish entry in Steve Davy's "Unforgettable Places to see before you Die". We are located on the N59, which itself is rated by AA International as "one of the top ten drives in the world."Portfinn's guesthouse accommodation boasts 11 comfortable en suite rooms with spectacular views of either Killary Harbour or the Maumturk mountains. Located in the heart of Leenane Village, Portfinn Lodge is an ideal base for touring Connemara and the surrounding areas. ... more   less 
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