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Grand Cayman
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We chose The Quay House because of it's seaside location. We found our Hosts Julia and Paddy the most gracious of hosts and breakfasts were fantastic and delicious. Town center is only a 2 minute drive away and the Sky Drive to Kylemore Castle/Abbey is breathtaking. We would highly recommend the Quay House.

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The only advice i got when considering booking a couple nights here was simple; book it! And so where to start? The rooms? Views? Hosts? Food? It doesn't matter. The attention to detail is so subtle and nuanced despite the overt theatre of the rooms, the hallways, basically everything. It's sort of a Playboy Mansion of The Western World! We...

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

What a treat! Friends took us to Clifden & the Quay House for my husbands big birthday. It was a joy. The rooms are all different with so many wonderful pieces, every day we noticed something new and equally wonderful. Breakfast was delicious. Paddy & Julia are wonderful hosts, welcoming and there the give advice but not intrusive and very...

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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This place was an opportune find. Hosts were wonderfully accommodating and so helpful . Food magnificent . Rooms amazing and relaxing . Would highly recommend that you must find this place when you go to Ireland !

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the Quay House for the great, quirky, Mirror Room, the fantastic bath and shower, the helpful Paddy and Julia, the pugs, the bed that is more comfortable than it looks, and the location. We got an unexpected upgrade to a quay-view room, which was a great surprise. The walk in to town was easy and the breakfast was very...

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Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We planned on two nights at this B&B but were so charms that we added a third. The breakfast was spectacular. Rooms decorated with an eclectic collection that Paddy has amassed over the years. He and Julia were terrific hosts, offering suggestions for daily outings. This place is highly recommended by us, and we would return in a heartbeat. Clifden...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We love eclectic and The Quay House fits the bill nicely. This fairly large B&B is situated right on the small tidal harbour. As soon as you walk in there's a tiger, a tiger son duck amd various other bits and pieces collected on travels and at auctions. Both hosts are very friendly. We were allocated the Napoleon Room, so-called...

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Spent three nights at The Quay House in Mid-September. The owners were friendly, easy going people. Service was great. I reserved the room on their website about three weeks ahead of the stay. Everything was in order when we arrived. They provided good restaurant recommendations and even made reservations for us. The rooms were big and nicely decorated. The place...

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Mesa, Arizona
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Husband and I made the Quay House are base stay on this our third visit to Clifden, and third stay at the Quay House. Julia, Paddy and their son, Toby, are great hosts. Rooms are big (we stayed in room #2) which had ample windows and a door to open with a balcony looking towards the bay. Large bathroom with...

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Oxfordahire
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Openly, this beautiful home is without exception the most wonderful experience we have had. Paddy and Julia were delightful and so very welcoming and exceptionally natural hosts. The location is so perfect and the rooms are fabulously opulent, spacious and attention to detail is unrivalled. The bathroom was delightful, space for your toilet bags, a chair to sit on and...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about The Quay House

Address: Beach Road, Clifden, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Price Range: €140 - €160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
The Quay House Hotel Clifden
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“Book a room facing the bay. Great to watch the fisherman come and go, plus the birds and gulls are fun to watch!”
 of 5 bubbles catladi, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Treat yourself to a front facing.......mmm”
 of 5 bubbles Frasaluk, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room have "Themes". I asked not to be given the one with the trophy animal skins!”
 of 5 bubbles Dogsleftathomeagain, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“all but 2 (I believe) have harbor views”
 of 5 bubbles rick112242, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors esp. those at the front overlooking the harbour”
 of 5 bubbles Resigned, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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