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#30 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Clifden
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Finding an ideal bed and breakfast in Clifden does not have to be difficult. Welcome to The Arch B&B, a nice option for travellers like you.

The Arch B&B features baggage storage. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to street parking.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Kingstown Connemara Ponies (0.1 mi) and Clifden Castle (1.5 mi), guests of The Arch B&B can easily experience some of Clifden's most well known attractions.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the delis, including Walsh's Bakery and Coffee Shop and Connemara Hamper, all of which are a short distance from The Arch B&B.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular art galleries such as Lavelle Art Gallery and Whitethorn Gallery.

The Arch B&B puts the best of Clifden at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Paid public parking nearby
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Special diet menus
Golf course
Hiking
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Horseback riding
Windsurfing
Fishing
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Janette S wrote a review May 2022
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Stayed 2 nights in Room 10 which was quite clearly a single room with a double bed squeezed into it which meant there was barely room to walk round bed or open bathroom door. When we questioned this we were told ‘you dont pay for size of room, you pay for size of bed!’ Room was tired, only a small wardrobe with 3 hangers and no coffee/tea facilities or full length mirror. We were in Clifden for a wedding and couldn’t even see what we looked like! Curtains flimsy….i could go on! Was more like student accommodation and did not represent photos on website whatsoever! Only good thing was location
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Denise M wrote a review Oct 2021
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
Damp and dusty! No tea making facilities, although it said kettle. Yes, there was a kettle out on a table on landing? Not a cup or glass in sight, never mind a teabag! Torn carpets, biscuits under my bed…. definitely not good value. Cash payment only. If there was more than one person in room, just bring clothing for one night. Tiny wardrobe.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: I could not recommend. Awful views from rooms.
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Maurice L wrote a review Aug 2020
cork44 contributions10 helpful votes
Great location, room clean , shower ok but all a little tired and in need of a makeover. Breakfast was very good both full Irish and continental. I think the owners have just recently taken over, and the wine bar in the same building is very nice( separate review). The potential for a classy bnb is there, good luck to them in their efforts.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Catherine D wrote a review Aug 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom42 contributions5 helpful votes
Did not receieve an overly warm welcome compared to other B&B hosts. Unclear where to check in. We stood in the shop for 5 mins until a customer advised us to walk out the back.I found that this place was perhaps understaffed. I think there should be designated staff for the B&B, restaurant and the wine shop instead of staff everywhere and having guests standing in the shop or restaurant awaiting check in. We were not provided with a wifi password nor shown to our room. There was no password for the wifi in the room either, I made an educated guess and luckily got logged in. Room was dated. No kettle facilities but we were advised of this upon check in. We also had dinner in the restaurant, again, I believe they were understaffed. Whilst a couple beside us clicked their fingers to grab attention for more drink, we were sitting waiting for someone to take our order for approx 10 to 15 mins. We also had to ask for cutlery after having been given our food. We purchased a bottle of wine afterwards and asked for a bucket of ice to take to our room, we were given a bucket and no ice.. pretty pointless.. As for breakfast, whilst my partner ordered the irish breakfast and I got the continental, I had finished my breakfast by the time my partners came out. Whilst management were pleasant, I got the impression that their passion lay with the wine business as opposed to the overnight hospitality.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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emma h wrote a review Jul 2020
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Great staff. Great location. Would recommend to everyone looking for somewhere to stay in Clifden. All staff that we came across were very friendly and helpful. Room was spotless! Perfect location. Fabulous wine.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Patrick S wrote a review Jun 2019
Yeovil, United Kingdom57 contributions16 helpful votes
The Arch is well situated in the centre of Clifden. Can definitely recommend Mannions next door for food and music. The Arch is a little tired and needs a make over, but was comfortable enough. I still struggle with having to decide on what I want for breakfast the previous evening Full Irish or Continental. Both were ok. However, on the second morning, having asked for scrambled egg (apparently a boiled egg was beyond the kitchen's capability!) I found all the breakfast was cleared - if you have a cooked breakfast then you cannot have a bowl of cereal.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Patricia wrote a review Sep 2018
County Kerry, Ireland28 contributions18 helpful votes
We found this B&B by chance and we were glad we did, as Clifden seemed to be booked out. We were greeted by Carmel and she could not do enough for us, comfortable and very clean establishment. She even ironed my top for the evening for me! outside is a lovely courtyard, quirky decorated and very nice area to share a bottle of wine in the evening. Carmel provided us with wine glasses and we had a nice quite evening in the courtyard. Breakfast was good and checkout was easy. Great centre location.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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natasha h wrote a review Jul 2018
Dublin, Ireland20 contributions13 helpful votes
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I cannot recommend The Arch enough, we had a brillant few days away and Carmel the lady in charge was a brillant host. The rooms are small, however you dont go to clifden to spend all day in them. Rooms are spotless and bed very comfortable, breakfast was super and just what you needed to start the day. Clifden has some of the most stunning views i have ever seen and a must see for every age.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TyronePartridge wrote a review May 2018
Omagh, United Kingdom54 contributions36 helpful votes
Stayed in guesthouse with Carmel for the weekend of the Tour De Conamara. We arrived very late on Friday night but no problems for our host. Breakfast was super and piping hot both days. Beds very comfy and so convenient in the Main Street. We all parked our bikes in the dining room for safe keeping before the cycle, the night after in the lovely wee courtyard. GREAT B + B and will use again. Thanks Carmel.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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gotwine2015 wrote a review Nov 2017
Windsor, Canada49 contributions24 helpful votes
Located right in town, so park your car and enjoy. Comfortable and quiet. The restaurant right next door is worth a visit. Neat little shops to see as well. You can park for free in a lot nearby, and free after 6 in front of the hotel. Be sure to try the Sky Road. You will see where the name came from.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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PRICE RANGE
US$83 - US$107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayClifden
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Arch B&B
Which popular attractions are close to The Arch B&B?
Nearby attractions include O`Dalaigh Jewellers (0.1 km), Connemara Blue (0.1 km), and Clifden Bookshop (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Arch B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a golf course, and baggage storage.
Is parking available at The Arch B&B?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Arch B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Steam Coffee House, Restaurant Darcy Twelve, and Lowry's Bar.
Is The Arch B&B located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Clifden.
Are there any historical sites close to The Arch B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Marconi Station (6.7 km) and Alcock and Brown Landing Site (6.7 km).