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The Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant

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341 Ardagh, Ballyconneely Road R, Clifden H71 X590 Ireland
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#2 of 8 hotels in Clifden
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Celebrating 40 years of welcoming guests as friends, the Ardagh is now in the third generation of the Bauvet/Berings family. Old fashioned rest, relaxation & the best food Connemara has to offer. One of the last small, family run hotels in Ireland. What was originally a quaint fishing lodge is now the 20 bedrooms of a four star establishment. The Ardagh has been lovingly restored into an unfussy, intimate hotel with individually styled guest rooms. Set on 6 acres of food and wild floral gardens offering both views of Connemara’s land and seascapes.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Boating
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Secured parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Game room
Hiking
Horseback riding
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Room service
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French, Czech, German and 2 more
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SteveMooreGCC wrote a review Sep 2022
Luzon, Philippines62 contributions13 helpful votes
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Amazing service from Arrival to departure. Lovely lounge, restaurant and bar areas with superb homely decor and touches. Breakfast was full Irish and buffet foods. Nice gardens and home grown produce complementing restaurant fairs Location over the bay is picture perfect
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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heidi f wrote a review Sep 2022
16 contributions5 helpful votes
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The Ardagh Hotel is old fashioned in the best of ways. The restaurant is sublime. The gardens are lush. The indoor seating areas are tucked away & perfect to hide away w/ a book. Treat yourself to a sea view room although there are lovely views throughout the inside + outdoors. We were coming off COVID after a family get together in Donegal. The hotel honored our privacy + I’m so glad we got to try the restaurant before leaving. We had 5 days of sun + wonderful drives to mostly empty beaches. We love Connemara + highly recommend the Ardagh Hotel🌿
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Sea view most certainly
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Anne Maree I wrote a review Sep 2022
12 contributions5 helpful votes
Could not recommend the Ardagh highly enough. It was our second time to stay there and we will absolutely be back again soon. The value for money, service and ambience is excellent. Also, the food in the restaurant is exceptional. Great location for visiting Roundstone, Dog's Bay and Clifden.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Olaf V wrote a review Sep 2022
17 contributions2 helpful votes
A great warm welcome in a lovely charming boutique hotel. The lounges in each floor are pleasent and cozy The seating areas outside are inviting offering a nice view of the bay. The family whom runs the hotel - and Bruce, the dog - are friendly, cool, knowledgeable of the area and dedicated to offer a quality experience. They make you feel at home. The spacious rooms in front offer a nice bayside view. And, icing on the cake, a 5***** cuisine and impressive wine list.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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655fuchsia wrote a review Aug 2022
Greystones, Ireland34 contributions39 helpful votes
My husband and I have just spent a wonderful weekend in the Ardagh Hotel. The moment we crossed the threshold, we were warmly welcomed by Anya who showed us to our room and presented us with some delicious ginger-bread to enjoy with our tea. Our bed was exceptionally comfortable and there was a sitting area - ideal for taking in the beautiful, tranquil view of the inlet. We ate in the restaurant both nights, preceded by aperitivi in the lounge downstairs. The food was exceptional - special mention for the lobster menu, the crab tian and the exquisite black sole on the bone. Whilst we were eating, we were enjoying the beautiful view of the sun setting on the inlet. All of the staff were excellent - discreet, well organised service, delivered with great warmth. Thank you for a wonderful stay. We are already looking forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Emily J wrote a review Aug 2022
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Unparalleled views, excellent customer service and delicious food - I can't recommend the Ardagh enough. The hotel rooms are cosy and clean and the restaurant is one of the best places to eat in the area. Thank you Serge and family for making our stay so enjoyable - we'll be back.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Geoff C wrote a review Aug 2022
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The Ardagh Hotel is beautifully situated a few minutes' drive south of the small coastal town of Clifden, with lovely views over a very attractive inlet. We stayed for 4 nights. Our room was at the rear of the hotel, with a view over the garden. The restaurant has a very good choice for the evening meal, especially of fish and other seafood, and the food is imaginitively and beautifully cooked. Although a little pricey, I doubt if it's possible to eat better in the area. Breakfast is also a great start to the day. The view from the restaurant is fantastic. This is a great location for exploring the wild scenery of Connemara.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Rooms at the front would have the great sea view.
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kcarroll wrote a review Aug 2022
Boston, Massachusetts77 contributions62 helpful votes
Outstanding in every way. The Ardagh is in a beuatiful location, but waht makes it inrecibly special is Stefan and Serg and all the staff including a most wonderful chef. Much of the veg is grown on site and is so fresh and healthy. The breakfast is perfect and a great start to the day, The rooms are impeccably clean and welcoming. Thank you for a wonderful stay,
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Fiona K wrote a review Jul 2022
Poole, United Kingdom44 contributions9 helpful votes
Amazing hotel with the most attentive staff it feels like you are staying with family. From the moment you walk through the door the stat can't do enough for you. From cake on arrival and the most comfy beds ever, you are guaranteed a wonderful stay. The restaurant is a must to try the food is excellent and I am a real foodie! I would highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Just outside town overlooking a beautiful lake but easy to get taxi into town
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JP B wrote a review Jun 2022
London, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
Spent 2 nights at this small family run hotel. The MOST relaxing hotel with superb views, wonderful staff who all went over and above. The restaurant is outstanding especially for seafood and the fact that they grow their own veg and herbs brings stunning flavours. I look forward to a return visit to this little gem just 2 miles outside Clifden.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
US$201 - US$315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ardagh hotel clifden
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayClifden
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to The Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include O`Dalaigh Jewellers (2.2 km), Sky Road (6.3 km), and Clifden Castle (3.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ardagh Restaurant, Steam Coffee House, and Restaurant Darcy Twelve.
Are pets allowed at The Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Czech, and Latvian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Marconi Station (5.2 km) and Alcock and Brown Landing Site (5.2 km).
Does The Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.