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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#2 of 21 Speciality lodging in Westport
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Clare Island stands guard at the entrance to Clew Bay, off Ireland’s western Atlantic coast. For almost two centuries, the island’s lighthouse has been a nautical landmark perched high on the craggy cliffs, watching over Achill, Westport and beyond. Once a safe haven for sailors, this heritage property now offers accommodation and sanctuary of a different kind. Room rate includes bed, breakfast and dinner.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
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Ocean view
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Natasha R wrote a review Oct 2020
Blessington16 contributions7 helpful votes
Thanks to the amazing team for a fabulous weekend in this unique setting. The 4 course evening meals were delicious. Excellent quality. Breakfast could be improved and maybe more variety. Overall the staff here couldn't have been nicer and they did everything to make our stay so nice. We stayed in the sauna room and got the best room in the place. It was super and we were so blessed with the weather to be able to sit out on the Saturday afternoon after a few hours walking and enjoy a drink in this amazing setting. Thanks girls
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Roie McCann, Other at Clare Island Lighthouse
Responded 5 Oct 2020
Hi Natasha, many thanks for your lovely helpful review. Looks like this was our last weekend, who would have thought it. It was great to finish with such fab weather and fab guests.
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Jorg1412 wrote a review Oct 2020
Courtown, Ireland32 contributions11 helpful votes
We stayed at the Lighthouse for 2 nights and had a fabulous time. We stayed in that cottage with the sauna and had fantastic view. We also enjoyed great company and 2 delicious dinners. This place is worth every cent you spend. We can highly recommend a stay at the lighthouse. What an experience!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Roie McCann, Other at Clare Island Lighthouse
Responded 5 Oct 2020
Many thanks Jorg and delighted you enjoyed the whole lighthouse and island experience so much. Our season has just been cut even shorter so lucky you came when you did !
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June wrote a review Sep 2020
Cork, Ireland11 contributions
Cork Amazing experience from beginning to end. Quality of accommodation and food scores 100%. The welcome from Roie, Catriona, Ann and the rest of the staff was warm and welcoming. Ann cooks a mean duck🥰. It was akin to staying in someone's home. The various walks around the Island were not too strenuous. Definitely a place to return to.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Roie Cann, General Manager at Clare Island Lighthouse
Responded 29 Sep 2020
Thanks so much June, we look forward to your return visit.
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Ciara wrote a review Aug 2020
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I booked the lighthouse last June for my Mum's 60th Birthday. We just got back and I cant speak highly enough of the experience we had. Firstly due to restrictions our initial dates had to to postponed and Roie was always so prompt in her responses and offered solutions whenever difficulties arose. When we got there we were welcomed by warm smiling faces and were shown to each of our rooms. We had the Tower Room , Achille View and the Sauna suite booked. Each room was immaculately finished with warm touches from the island. They were beautifully decorated and had some of the most breath taking views. We then were treated to pre dinner drinks in the main lounge, where we got to meet other patrons of the lighthouse. here cordial conversation was struck up and all of a sudden you felt like you were having drinks with friends. The food was divine , each course exquisitely presented and the Chef Ann going above and beyond to make my mum a birthday cake which was enjoyed by all. Every member of staff was friendly, personable and delivered what can only be described a first class experience with warm smile. I can not recommend this experience enough for couples, family or even companions. Thank you to all of the Clare Light House Team.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Sauna Suite provided a luxury private Sauna with a beautiful view of the sea
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Response from Roie McCann, Other at Clare Island Lighthouse
Responded 25 Aug 2020
Delighted your lighthouse birthday adventure was enjoyed by all. We totally enjoyed having you and look forward to a replay !
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mccullagh18 wrote a review Aug 2020
Dublin, Ireland44 contributions8 helpful votes
My husband and I were lucky enough to stay here for a weekend in August. Its truest magical. I loved everything about it. Roie, Cathriona and the team were really lovely. We stayed in Cliff corner and the views from outside the door were truly breathtaking, like having your own Cliffs of Moher from the balcony. It is stunning. We had great weather and there was lots to do during the day. We climber Knockmor (v steep in parts) but well worth it. We hired bikes and did some cycling. And we swam in the cove. An experience not to be missed. This is an amazing place and one not to be missed. The food was also fantastic. And the team very accommodating.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Roie Cann, General Manager at Clare Island Lighthouse
Responded 18 Aug 2020
Really happy you enjoyed our little piece of heaven
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clare Island Lighthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Clare Island Lighthouse?
Nearby attractions include The Abbey (3.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Clare Island Lighthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Clare Island Lighthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Does Clare Island Lighthouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.