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“A great small hotel on beautiful Achill”

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Achill Cliff House Hotel
Ranked #6 of 12 Keel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ireland
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7 reviews
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“A great small hotel on beautiful Achill”
Reviewed August 7, 2011

Nice rooms, reasonable prices, friendly staff and very, very good food all added up to a great stay.

Keel is the main village on Achill and the hotel is very well situated. The breakfasts were substantial and the place was very busy but the staff made time to chat. We also had a good evening meal - locally caught seafood was fresh and well prepared and the seafood chowder was excellent.

The room was substantial with a nice view of the coast to watch the ever changing weather. Just as Eskimos reputedly have numerous words for snow, so the Achill-ites have half a dozen words for rain, including my favorite "wet rain". But while we were there the showers never lasted long and the island looks magnificent whether in full sunshine or shrouded in mountain mist.

All room facilities worked well and I would go back, both to the cliff house and the island in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ireland
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

Good room and great food during our stay; staff were very attentive and provided food off the breakfast menu for our needs! The dinners were excellent and great value, and the view from the dining room adds a lot to the experience - booking a window seat is a must! One minor issue was that you should be able to turn the radiator on whenever necessary - due to the typical Irish weather the nights were rather chilly!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed July 19, 2011

We booked this hotel on a b&b deal - 99 euro per night for both not PPS. The hotel is small and has a very small bar and restaurant.

The decor of the hotel is a little old fashioned but it is extremely clean. Our room was huge and spotlessly clean, the ensuite was great.

The staff are friendly and efficient but not intrusive, this suited us as we wanted a quiet weekend away.

The views from this hotel are spectacular and Achill is such a beautiful part of the country.

The food is exceptionable, we ate all of our meals at the hotel and everything was delicious. I would definitely recommend the restaurant.

There's plenty to do with beaches and cosy pubs nearby.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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austin
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18 reviews
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Reviewed January 27, 2011

Wonderful location and beautiful views. The water in the shower was hot, hot, hot which is always a pleasant surprise. Thank you! Food in the restaurant was among the best I've had in the 5-6 times I've visited Ireland. We would definitely return.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews
Reviewed October 27, 2010

I spent two weeks travelling all over Ireland and came across this hotel while visiting Achill. The room was spotless, modern, and very spacious. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and hospitable. Very funny to find out the owner grew up less than 1 mile from where I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. I planned on only staying one night, but ended up staying three nights. The food was outstanding and very well presented. And to top it all off, the room rate and the dinner rate was extremely reasonably priced. If you stay here, you have to stop next door at the Minaun View Pub, have a pint, and experience a true "Irish" pub atmosphere. In all honesty, this hotel was by far the most comfortable and clean place I rested my head in the two weeks I enjoyed in Ireland.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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Dublin Centre
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35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2010

We recently went for a meal in the Cliffhouse Hotel, Achill (we weren't staing in the hotel). We had reserved a table for four people and were 20 mins late. There was a good selection of food, could have given more than one vegetarian option but this is expected in Ireland. The duck was very very tasty and there was no problem in changing the side order to something else. There was a nice selection of wine but avoid the cheaper options as they weren’t very good at all.
Dessert was average. We didn’t have starters.
After one hour a very rude waitress came over and informed us that we would have to vacate the restaurant and drink our coffee (which hadn’t arrived yet) in the hallway as our table was needed for a bigger party. She was extremely rude and did not apologise for this inconvenience or explain this would be the case when we made the booking. We argued that although it had not been stated that they would require the table back, a general booking usually equates to 2 hours and that we were only there a little over an hour. She argued that we had been twenty minutes late which was irrelevant. She left and another lady came over with our bill. It was then that we point blank refused to leave the table until we were finished our coffees. We also questioned as to what would have happened if we had ordered starters! Overall, our total time for the meal was 1.5hours.
The attitude of the first waitress was totally inexcusable as is taking a booking and expecting guests to finish their meal in the hallway. Overall, a very unprofessional approach and I would definitely re-think going here again which is a shame as the food was lovely.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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Rep of Ireland
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55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 6, 2010

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderfully relaxed three days in Achill Cliff House Hotel, Keel, Achill Island, midweek in early July. The view if the rolling waves and the majestic Minaun Cliffs towering over Keel beach was well worth the extra €20 per night we paid to have a seaview room. The decor and furniture was of a very high standard throughout the hotel but the piece de resistance had to be the cuisine ; excellent local produce cooked to perfection. There is a very extensive cooked breakfast menu and an incredible a la carte each evening.This is a small hotel of only 12 rooms and a tiny bar but the standard of dining and comfort rivals many much better known and more expensive establishments. We stayed here twice before and have found that the high standard never varies. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Achill Cliff House Hotel
Address: Keel | Achill Island, Keel, Achill Island, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Achill Island > Keel
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Keel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Achill Cliff House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
3-Star family-run hotel and restaurant located in Keel, at the heart of Achill Island, Co. Mayo. We offer quality accommodation and fine dining in one of the most spectacular settings in the west of Ireland. ... more   less 
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