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“Excellent B&B”
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Clai Ban
Ranked #9 of 19 Inishmore B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Tullamore, Ireland
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Excellent B&B”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Stayed in Claí Bán at the beginning of this month as part of a package with Aer Arann; the airport mini bus took us to the door. On arrival we received a warm, friendly welcome from Bartley. The B&B is extremely well kept, clean, all rooms en-suite and the dining room has a particularly unique style. The traditional full Irish breakfast is served with cereal, juice etc...all delicious. Can recommend it highly.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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claibanhouse, Owner at Clai Ban, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Claí Bán Bed and Breakfast.

We have a long association with Aer Arann and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the package. Were glad to hear that you also enjoyed the unique style of our dining room.

It is always great to get positive feedback on our rooms and food. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Regards,
Marion and Bartley.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

A fantastic B&B. A lovely welcome from the owners son who was polite, friendly and very informative, We had only booked two rooms for four people and when we asked if a fifth person could stay in the room they had no problems and were very accommodating. Immaculately clean and well kept. Rooms were lovely and spacious with a nice shower. A fantastic breakfast too! Only a ten minute walk to the ferry port and less than that to the main places in Kilronan village. The B&B was right next door to a great pub with music that was great. I would definitely go back and highly recommend staying there.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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claibanhouse, Owner at Clai Ban, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our home.

I'm delighted to hear that you met our son and that he was able to show you to your room and inform you of everything you needed to know.

The pub that you went to was Tí Joe Wattys which is right next door to us and a lot of our guests have had good nights there also.

It is important to us that our guests feel that the food and rooms are of a high standard and it gives us great pleasure to hear that you would recommend Claí Bán to other guests.

Regards,
Marion and Bartley.
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League City, Texas
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Can't say enough good things about Bartley. My buddy and I got in on the night ferry. It was dark and raining and we were on foot. My buddy called Bartley for direction and instead of us having to walk in the rain, he asked where we were and to stay put because he would be coming to pick us up in his car. Picked us up and we got to chat with him some, then he helped us up to our rooms and let us know of the pubs that were still open and where the music would be at. The hot shower felt great after the cold boat ride over. The rooms were great and I loved the décor. I'm not too sure how people are saying the rooms are "out dated." Scroll to the top and look at the pictures of the rooms. 1. You're in Ireland. 2. You're on the Aran Islands. Sorry, there wasn't a Ritz Carlton to stay at. Take the experience for what it is and for where you are at. The breakfast was awesome. I would eat an Irish breakfast every morning if I could. The bread was tasty, fresh, and warm! I can't wait to be back to the Aran Islands and I will be staying with Bart again when I return. Oh, and there is free Wifi for those who wondered. Great place to stay and the view is amazing from the rooms!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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claibanhouse, Owner at Clai Ban, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Thank you so much for the lovely review.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you recommend the breakfast and rooms.

It is also great to hear that you appreciated the lift and felt welcome in our home.

We also love the way you put your stay with us into context with what a trip to the Aran Islands is all about.

Regards,
Marion and Bartley.
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

We bought a package deal with the Aran Islands ferries. It really worth! When I opened the window, I can see the ocean. Room is warm and let me fell juet like my home.They serviced tradition Irish breakfast, it tasted really yummy!
Location is good that you can reach other place by walking.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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claibanhouse, Owner at Clai Ban, responded to this review, June 21, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our home.

We have a long relationship with Aran Island Ferries and we are glad to hear that the package deal was of value to you.

A great deal of our guests enjoy the view from their rooms and we are glad to hear you experienced the same.

We are also delighted to hear that you found the breakfast tasty and that the location was convenient for you. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Regards,
Marion and Bartley.
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

The island itself was beautiful. The B&B was okay. The host was very friendly and welcoming. The room, however, was slightly lacking. It was outdated but that was fine as I came for the sites and not to stay in my room. The issue was more the amount of dust and cobwebs in the room. Bed was okay and breakfast was good. The location was ideal and met lots of interesting people in our time on Inishmore.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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claibanhouse, Owner at Clai Ban, responded to this review, June 21, 2014
Thank you for your review titled "Great Location". We appreciate your comments and we will take them on board.

We always try to make sure that cleanliness is a priority both in our rooms and surrounding areas.

We are glad to hear that you found your host to be welcoming and that the location was convenient for you.

Regards,
Marion and Bartley.
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

I can't rate this B&B highly enough. We received a warm welcome from the host, Bartley, who showed us to our room, which was spacious, spotless and really comfortable. The property is just a stone's throw from Joe Watty's, where we had a delicious dinner, followed by a walk to the seal's colony, basking in the stunning scenery in really peaceful surroundings. After a delicious breakfast the next morning in the charming dining room, the ferry was just a short walk from the B&B too, so the location is ideal for anyone on a short stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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claibanhouse, Owner at Clai Ban, responded to this review, June 21, 2014
Thank you so much for the lovely review.

We are delighted to hear that you found our home welcoming, warm and spacious. It is also great to hear that the location was convenient for you.

Many of our guests enjoy their time at Tí Joe Wattys and it is great that you experienced the same.

We take great pride in our breakfast and dining room and it is so rewarding to hear your positive feedback.

Regards,
Marion and Bartley.
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Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

We booked this B&B as part of a deal with the ferry company. Great value for the deal as the B&B was well located to town and Ti Joe Wattys (pub) with great restaurant. Also lovely dog named Guiness greeted us upon arrival.

  • Stayed May 2013
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claibanhouse, Owner at Clai Ban, responded to this review, June 21, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our home.

We have a long association with Aran Island Ferries and it is great to hear that the package deal was of value to you.

We are delighted to hear that the location was convenient for you and that you enjoyed your evening at Tí Joe Wattys which is right next door to us.

You were lucky that Guinness met you on arrival as he can be in a lazy mood sometimes!

Regards,
Marion and Bartley.
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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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