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Achill Cliff House Hotel
Ranked #6 of 12 Keel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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166 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Good location, relaxing stay.”
Reviewed August 24, 2011

This is a nice hotel; a great base for exploring the beautiful & scenic Island of Achill and further surrounding areas. There were plenty of parking spaces. Our hotel room was clean and comfortable; this is a lovely peaceful location for a good night’s sleep. The hotel staff / owners were very helpful for the most part, with some of the younger waitresses being a little cold and robotic. We both thought the food was ok but did not hit the mark if assessed according to prices being charged.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2011

We celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary on Aug 12th, & decided we really wanted to go back to Achill.
We chose this hotel because good food is very important to us,& the menu read well.- The food was good. Lots of choice, great fish & sea food, well-cooked & nicely presented.(Apart from the very unnecessary strawberry that was a garnish on the turbot!)
We pigged out on the fruits of the sea, & on Fri.night had a fillet steak. OMG what steaks!
Huge, succulent --cooked to perfection. Indescribably good, sauce on the side-- which was ignored because it wasn't needed!
And now, the down-side.
This is not an "Hotel". It's a guest house with a great restaurant! Our bedroom was spacious. there was a trouser press & ironing board, the lighting was good, the tea & coffee makings were hidden in a floor level drawer & only discovered the evening before we left!
There are no walk-in showers, though there are ground floor bedrooms, but it is not disabled friendly.
There is no bar , just a counter from where drinks are served to you at your table in the dining room. 4 small tables in reception (itself a tiny hallway & not attractive) was where we sat to finish of our excellent Wolf Blass Shiraz
The staff were great--nothing was too much trouble. Even when rushed off their feet, they had time to be courteous & pleasant.
By the way-- breakfast is equal in quality & quantity to the evening meals, & the breakfast waitress is a charmer!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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