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Hillside House B & B
Ranked #3 of 5 Carna B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Never mind the location has the most amazing views of the hills and sea, the house is immaculate, the proprietors, Barbara and Patrick, are very hospitable, or the breakfast is delicious, Maggie and Annie are well worth the visit. I will recommend this place to everyone back home.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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HILLSIDEHOUSECARNA, Owner at Hillside House B & B, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

Thanks alot for you kind review and for choosing Hillside House during your stay in Ireland. You will be pleased to hear that our donkeys Maggie and Annie are doing great and loving the attention!!

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

From the moment of arrival to the time of departure Hillside is a haven of 'welcome' peace and tranquility. I highly recommend Hillside B&B to anyone from anywhere who is visiting the Carna Gaeltacht area. The information on the B&B website is extremely accurate. The B&B signposts are very well located throughout the adjacent area.

As an Old Age Pensioner the purpose of my visit to Connemara was to try and improve my speaking ability of a very limited knowledge of the Irish language. My priority before travelling from Wexford, was to find a comfortable homely B&B in a quiet location where speaking Irish/English might be spoken with people who would be sympathetic to 'my cause'.

Hillside House B&B in Carna turned out to have everything I wanted and more. Native irish speakers Barbara and Padraig proved to be the perfect hosts who have the gift of making all guests feel 'at home' with their immense store of local knowledge, good humour and in my case extreme understanding. The weather during my four day stay was most inclement but this in no way detracted from the enjoyment of my stay. The rain helped me to focus on the real purpose of my visit and prepare for my nightly efforts at conversing with Barbara and Padraig in Gaelic. They are teachers and mentors par excellence and I greatly appreciated their patience.

Meeting guests from the USA and Switzerland enhanced my visit. I look forward to returning to Hillside before long. In the meantime I will watch the television programmes on TG4 and the lovely presenters with renewed interest. Go raibh maith agaibh.

Room Tip: Lovely view from front rooms.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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HILLSIDEHOUSECARNA, Owner at Hillside House B & B, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

Beidh fáilte ar ais romhat aríst a Frank am ar bith go Hillside House..we enjoyed having you stay at our home and thanks so much for posting your kind review. Beannachtaí ó Patrick agus Barbara

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Stayed here for two nights and the place was great. Room was very nice, clean and spacious for our needs with little touches to make you feel like home. Breakfast and service were excellent as well. Barbara and Patrick are very nice and friendly hosts and would love to see them again.

The location is a bit remote but it is lovely, especially waking up in the morning with a nice view of the bay. It is about one hour drive from Galway and about the same to Clifden. Plenty to see and do in the area.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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HILLSIDEHOUSECARNA, Owner at Hillside House B & B, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2013

Thanks for your kind words and lovely review - Patrick and Barbara would love to see you back at Hillside House sometime too!

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Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

Nice room, a little on the small side but fantastic views out over Kilkieran Bay and well located to stay before visiting Aran Island as only 35 minute drive from ferry terminal. Host Barbara was a lovely lady and provided a great breakfast.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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2  Thank MichieK
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HILLSIDEHOUSECARNA, Owner at Hillside House B & B, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2013

Glad you enjoyed the views and breakfast at Hillside House - hope you enjoyed your tour of Ireland and thanks for your review.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

This was the best place in terms of hospitality! Barbara was a great hostess, who made us feel like home. The house was full of guests (we met some Italian and French) but it did not interfere with our rest at all... We only noticed we had company at breakfast time! Breakfast was everything we expected and more. A true homelike experience! We stayed in spotless family room (large double bed and two single beds), only the bathroom was a bit small, but spotless! We do recommend this place to visit the Connemara area! Thanks for everything Barbara!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank ElsaRM
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

We stay for two nights and it was perfect. Barbara and Patrick are excellent hosts. It´s feel like home and we love it. Great breakfast and lovely view from our room. We slept peacefully. Connemara is wonderful and must be experienced. Nice to end the day to sit down and relax by the fireplace. Thank you Barbara for your hospitality and your wonderful smile.
Yvonne and Kjell, Sofie and Andreas from Sweden

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Tornemarks
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

the lady is really very nice and lovely :) the rooms are simple, but nice and the breakfast is ok. a nice way to spend a night in a farm house with a warm and very friendly hospitality

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank martina577
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Additional Information about Hillside House B & B

Address: Kylesalia, Kilkieran, Carna, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Carna
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Carna
Number of rooms: 4

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