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Dolphin Beach House

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Stayed here for 3 nights and only regret was that we did not have longer. Brilliantly built to make the most of the stunning views from bedrooms, lounge and dining room.We had a superb room on the ground floor with patio doors leading to a small private seating area.Very clean and well appointed with every convenience you could wish for....

Thank majdw
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Clodagh is charming knowledgeable & provides an excellent breakfast in her dining area that provides views of the sea in most directions. Rooms are spacious & beds very comfortable. All facilities works very well & decor is very tasteful. Ask for special rate in off season of spring & fall. This is a very peaceful place & far from traffic,...

Thank walterf33
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We were super excited to stay here based on the outstanding reviews, however we were disappointed in the end. First, as others have stated it is more like a hotel than a B&B- meaning that the owners are present (as in visible in common rooms) for check in and breakfast, and that's about it. We got the sense that they...

2Thank claire g
Godalming, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Fabulous B&B in an idyllic location with beautiful views from our bedroom and the breakfast room. Clodagh looked after us very well, with good recommendations for eateries in nearby Clifden, and her breakfast was superb. Would love to come back for another visit.

Thank lazygits
New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We spent two wonderful days here. Clodagh and her brother were so welcoming and friendly. We love the secluded beach and water views we were able to explore. The breakfast area had the perfect views of the water and the breakfast pancakes were amazing. They had plenty of parking, but I must admit Sky road can be very narrow and...

Thank Rob W
Leduc, Canada
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Interesting room and house. Very welcoming and gracious. Lovely breakfast area with a gorgeous sea view. Beautiful grounds. Quiet and secluded. Unfortunately we only stayed one night we should have stayed longer.

Thank Joe A
Ballwin, Missouri
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Stayed at the Dolphin Beach House, Clifden, County Galway, Ireland in September 2015 with my wife. The property is beautifully maintained with landscaped gardens. The house is gorgeous and has great views of Clifden Bay. We stayed in the "Cove" room which is on the ground floor, was spacious, clean, and very comfortable. It had a private patio door entrance...

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 21 September 2015

This beach house was a wonderful respite for a tired traveler who needs a little quiet. Built into the hill over looking the bay the views are awesome. The breakfast room is all glass letting in lots of sunshine and views. Within walking distance of castle ruins and the shore. Owners were helpful and gracious. Family owned and managed.

1Thank Cathpenn
Paris, France
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Not far from Clifden (7 minute drive) we booked a room with a patio door to a terrace overlooking the bay. It was worth it. This B&B was more of a "hotel" than a typical B&B although the owner really made us feel at home. Interesting room layout with old suitcases as bed tables gave it an authentic feel. The...

1Thank Laurent091
Sorrento, Italy
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Delightful place but very far from the town. Location was its strongest point - the receptionist was excellent. We were very disappointed with the comfort of the bed and lack of feather pillow - but maybe that is an unreasonable criticism. It was quite good value for money and the breakfast was good. We cancelled our second night and were...

3Thank Kirkertraveller

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service

Additional Information about Dolphin Beach House

Address: Lower Sky Road, Clifden, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Price Range: €42 - €54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Dolphin Beach House Hotel Clifden
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“Worth the extra money for a water view.”
760margueritej, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A little bit outside of Clifden so plan ahead if you don't have a car”
247genevah, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a sea view”
  • Sky Road views
philtraveller, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“ask for a view of the water.”
iowatraveler560, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have stunning views, the rooms on the ground floor, however have access to the gardens”
majdw, 2 May 2016 | Read review
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