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“A little slice of heaven” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gray's Guest House
Ranked #3 of 3 Dugort B&B and Inns
ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A little slice of heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2010

This has got to be the purest, most wonderful Irish experience you can ask for in accommodation terms. The warmest of welcomes, in a cosy small hotel. The staff go out of their way to ensure you enjoy everything. The area is stunning, with the backdrop of sliabh mor mountain and the sea. It is old fashioned, in the sense that it is how you fondly remember your childhood holidays, but the accommodation is spotlessly clean, beautifully presented. The food is sensational. Baked alaska! All in all, a Must see for anyone looking for paradise.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank johnny168
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2009

We've been going to Grays for many years, and even after we built a holiday home nearby, we still love to pop in for a meal, or a cup of tea and home baked cakes in the famous guest lounge.
It's not fake hospitality carried out according to some sort of formula. It's been there since perhaps the 1860's and has it's own traditions. Guests sit in the lounge before dinner & chat about their day painting or sightseeing. Then the gong is sounded and guests go to the dining room for a 5 course meal. The style of food is 'farmhouse meets good hotel' -good quality, unpretentious, in generous portions! The cutlery is heavy silver, generations old, and the tables and chairs are handmade in teak by a local cabinetmaker. Later in the evening a supper of homemade cakes and tea is served in the guest lounge. There might be some piano played, people might sing, but mostly you chat with other guests - or admire the collection of local paintings that old friends have left there over the years, why not, it's the civilized thing to do!
Grays offer rooms in the main house (some but not all ensuite).
The also own houses on their row and around the village where you can stay. Although you wouldn't know it, you could be in the old post office or police station!
There's a sun lounge, a games room, and a couple of reading rooms where the fires are always kept lit.
They host poetry readings (as part of Achill Festival) and art lessons through the summer season in their old school hall.

Grays' accommodation is very much guest house rather than hotel, so although it is kept very clean and fastidiously painted, the sleeping accommodation would ideally need to be refurbished at some stage. However when it is, I hope the work is very much a restoration rather than a revolution - Grays is a gem of social history - if you want to experience part of Ireland's soul, visit a while.
And don't forget, the mountain and the beach which are both beautiful and worth climbing, walking or running. You can also hire horses, rod fish from a local boat & surf nearby.

  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Gray's Guest House
Address: Dugort, Achill Island, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Achill Island > Dugort
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Dugort
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Gray's Guest House Achill Island/Dugort

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