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“Great location”
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Clai Ban
Ranked #9 of 19 Inishmore B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

Our stay in this B&B was excellent. The owner was very friendly and able to offer advice when asked. The B&B was clean and perfect for our needs. While the location was uphill from the ferry, it is situated very close to the best and busiest pub on the island = very easy stumble home! We highly recommend this accomodation!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

This B&B, just like the island itself is a gem. The owner Bartley was very friendly, plenty of conversation and tips on what to do, but also knew when to give us some space to breath. House is lovely and very clean and we get a warm welcome from Guinness the dog.
Location is the best thing of all. 5mins from the ferry and 2 minutes from the village centre. The pub next door does decent food, but specialises in music, good Guinness (the drink) and craic.
The hairdryers aren’t great, but I’m afraid I don’t have enough hair for this to be an issue for me.
Breakfast was I’m sorry to say very limited with regards to cereals, but the cooked breakfast and home made bread was top notch.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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BÁC
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2012

This is an attractive looking B&B only five minute’s walk from the harbour and almost next door to a lively pub with good food. The B&B is clean and comfortable with modernly decorated rooms. The owner was extremely friendly and helpful without being over-bearing. The ensuite was a decent size with an electric shower which was great and there was hot water on the two evenings that we stayed. The room was a bit cold on the first evening as it was a damp, miserable day but the heating did come on. I agree with other comments about the towels. They are not old, in fact I would say, they are very new, but not absorbent so that might need to be looked at. The hair dryer also shut off every time I tried to use it so that could do with replacing. Breakfast was good quality with delicious home-made bread, though the choice of cereals was a little limited. However, the owner was very attentive and made sure we had enough of everything. Overall, a comfortable B&B in a great location. I would recommend it and would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2012

Room small but ok, just a little tired. Host friendly enough but lax on issues - hairdryer didn't work, bacon was cooked more than once (way overdone and very tough), repeatedly slow to answer emails when they answered them at all, and fibbed on how close they are to the ferry (they say 5 minutes - try 10 without luggage and failed to mention roads are partially gravel uphill so wheeled luggage a no-go). Take a horse drawn cart to the B&B - 5 euros well spent.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sussex
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Very basic accommodation, and my was it cold - the heating simply didn't work! Very close to a very nice restaurant though, and breakfast was welcoming and tasty. Can't get my head around how cold we were though!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Montgomery, Alabama
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

We wheeled our suitcases up to Clai Ban sans reservation & were welcomed and were shown to room 1. Comfortable room, excellent breakfast, great location. The bathroom was everything you need. We wandered over two driveways to Tigh Joe Watty's for dinner & music. Inishmore is absolutely lovely in April & we felt like we had it to ourselves. Truly the highlight of our trip.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2012

We stayed here for a Saturday night in April...the host Bartley and his dog Guinness made us feel very welcome. Room 3 was very spacious and nicely decorated. The bathroom was large, only issue was it had a bath, no shower. Breakfast was lovely the next morning. Bartley's sons play in a band, well worth seeing; they play a mixture of trad and rock, but also mix the two ie Kings of Leon played on the box accordian :) Would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Clai Ban

Property: Clai Ban
Address: Kilronan, Province of Connacht, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Aran Islands > Inishmore
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Inishmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Clai Ban 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a B & B located in the centre of Kilronan. We are a 10 minute walk from the harbour and we're a stone throw away from Joe Wattys Bar & Restaurant. All of our rooms are en-suite with tea/coffee facilities and televisions. The rate is €30 - €35 per person per night sharing and €45-€70 per night single rate. ... more   less 
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Clai Ban Aran Islands/Inishmore, Ireland

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