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“Pure Magic Rocks!!”
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Pure Magic Achill
Ranked #1 of 3 Dugort B&B and Inns
Brentwood, United Kingdom
1 review
“Pure Magic Rocks!!”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

We have just returned from a week's stay at Pure Magic, that is me and my 3 sons aged 20, 17 and 14. Had a most superb time , as not only was the food first rate but staff were so friendly and accommodating.
Francois gave the boys great tips on how to surf and arranged their boards and wet suits, which they loved and are now hooked.
Also, there was a great laid back atmosphere and it is a beautiful setting.
My only regret is we didn't have enough time to join in with some of the music gatherings as we were on our own huge family gathering. Ah well, there is always next year !!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Francois C, Manager at Pure Magic Achill, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Theresa,

Thank you for your review, delighted that you and the boys enjoyed our place and the surfing.. See you next year!!

Julien
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Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

I can't offer enough praise for Pure Magic guest house/lodge - the staff are incredibly accommodating and welcoming; the rooms are cheerfully decorated, clean, and comfortable; the food is superb; and, best of all, there's wonderful music and fun for people of all ages. I stayed there with two friends during the week of the Scoil Acla Music School and we laughed, ate, and sang our hearts out. I loved especially how children were encouraged to sing and play instruments in and around the restaurant. Despite the frenzy of the week, the staff were never frazzled. Francois, one of the owners, even gave us a good deal on the cost despite surprising him with a third person at the last minute. One way to tell if a place is good or not is to observe whether the staff members smile at all. Pure Magic employees never stop smiling! The whole stay was Pure Joy. In fact, that might be the only better name for it!

Room Tip: Definitely ask for an en suite room - the "Australia" room looked nice and roomy.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Francois C, Manager at Pure Magic Achill, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
We are happy because you are happy. It's true that we all had a special magic time with everyone during Scoil Acla.. See you next year!!

Julien
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Great food, in particular great fresh pizzas. Parents can relax and eat in comfort while kids play with snooker table(free!), or outside on hammock swings. Off the road, really safe. We have kids ages 2, 4 and 6, they love the freedom of the place. Also, not sure what the coffee brand is, but it is the best on the island, you get s double shot without having to ask. Top marks!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Francois C, Manager at Pure Magic Achill, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Glad to read this! We love seeing kids playing around, happy that you guys experienced a good time in our place..

Julien
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Had booked a room for 2 nights on June bank holiday weekend. On arrival it turned out that there was a misunderstanding and they hadn't booked us in for the first night. The staff quickly found us a B&B close by and we stayed the first night for free there and got breakfast in PurMagic. Overall, the staff was super helpful and friendly and we got free desserts and coffees to make up for the mistake (on top of not paying the for the B&B on first night). PurMagic has great rooms, all nicely decorated. The food is amazing and such good value for money overall! Can really recommend to stay there and definitely EAT! Great find for such a small island...

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Francois C, Manager at Pure Magic Achill, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Such an awkward moment when we found ourselves in an overbooking situation. Thank you for your understanding and sorry again for the inconvenience that must have caused you. Glad to hear that you still enjoyed your experience with us.

Best regards,

Julien
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Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Pure Magic is in one of the nicest location of Ireland. it is run from a bunch of nice French Guys.
I would imagine it is motorcycle and cyclist friendly due to the fact that it has a room to dry wetsuits and therefore could dry Bike gear too.
We only had breakfast there but I'd like to go back and try the restaurant as well.
the rooms are nice but are not posh, do not expect a 4-5 accomodation.
the place has a lot of charme.

Room Tip: we got the room facing the road, nice, we could see the sheep in the morning...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Francois C, Manager at Pure Magic Achill, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Thanks Enrico for this review, glad that you appreciated our service..

Julien
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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here after cycling the greenway, really nice place, it is a bit out when you are on a bike but not that much, staff very sound and great breakfast when we stayed, would definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Francois C, Manager at Pure Magic Achill, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Thank you for coming, hopefully we will see you again..

Julien
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Cavan, Ireland
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

We dined here on Saturday the 8th of June, the atmosphere is electric, the staff are excellent and the pizza is way up there on our Richter scale! The food was fresh, hot and quite tasty.
The views from the dining area are breathtaking and the good weather just made it a delightful experience. The staff are quite friendly and most cordial.
It was quite busy and there was a great buzz about the place. You can bring your own wine / beer and there is a fee of € 3.50 for the glass, which is very reasonable, maybe more restaurants shoud adopt this approach and there business may boom like Pure Magic!
I have no problem recomending this eatery and will be back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Francois C, Manager at Pure Magic Achill, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Thank you Paul for your review, glad you enjoyed it, inviting you to come again..

Julien
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Property: Pure Magic Achill
Address: Slievemore Road, Dugort, Achill Island, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Achill Island > Dugort
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Dugort
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique views from a traditional, charming and just refurbished stone building. 10 rooms en-suite, wine bar, pool area, restaurant. Just a Magical Place! ... more   less 
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