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Ben View House

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#1 of 10 guest houses in Clifden
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Looking for a place to stay in Clifden? Then look no further than Ben View House, a family-friendly guest house that brings the best of Clifden to your doorstep.

You can take advantage of some of the amenities offered by Ben View House, including baggage storage. In addition, guests can enjoy free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free public parking available nearby.

Nearby landmarks such as Kingstown Connemara Ponies (0.0 mi) and Clifden Castle (1.5 mi) make Ben View House a great place to stay when visiting Clifden.

While visiting Clifden, you may want to try some oyster at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Mitchell's Restaurant, Guys Bar & Snug, or E.J. Kings.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular history museums such as Connemara Heritage and History Centre and Clifden Station House Museum.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Ben View House as you experience everything Clifden has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Street parking
Wifi
Special diet menus
Fishing
Shared lounge / TV area
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Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Erin B wrote a review 2 Apr
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Des was a wonderful host and made our family of five feel right at home! Great location - walking distance to great pubs and restaurants! Easy access to sites such as the Sky Road and Connemara National Park. We had plenty of breakfast options and the meat was delicious! Des was such a welcoming and friendly host! The two rooms we had were very comfortable. Wish our stay could have been longer!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Irishimp17 wrote a review Jan 2024
Lawrence, Kansas316 contributions120 helpful votes
This place is a wonderful B&B that has been family run for decades. I first came here about 1990, and the charm and warmth and service that I experienced then, I still experienced in 2023. All the rooms are different, and I love the myriad of halls and staircases. The breakfast is wonderful, and the hosts are amazing. I would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Barbara F wrote a review Nov 2023
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A delightful B&B in Clifden. Our room was spacious and comfortable with a small but clean ensuite with plenty of hot water. Breakfast was tasty and plentiful. The hosts were charming and we enjoyed our stay. Within walking distance to shops, pubs and restaurants. Well worth a visit!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jim C wrote a review Oct 2023
Birmingham, Alabama592 contributions163 helpful votes
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A true Irish bed and breakfast run for 97 years by the same family. What a breath of fresh air Desmond is. A true friend in a matter of minutes. He loves his work and it shows. The Irish friendship highlight of our trip and the best breakfast out of our many in Ireland. Clean and well maintained with so many antiques. Stay here for a true Irish feeling.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Immerse yourself in a true Irish bed and breakfast.
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paddywackDublin wrote a review Oct 2023
Dublin, Ireland39 contributions53 helpful votes
Comfortable and quaint accommodation run by wonderful people, nothing was too much trouble. I have travelled for work for the last 30 years and I don’t remember having a nicer breakfast. The smoked salmon and scrambled eggs were delicious!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Peter F wrote a review Sept 2023
Perth, Australia11 contributions6 helpful votes
Ben View House was beyond expectations. The warmth & friendliness of the hosts made every minute worthwhile. Breakfast was beautifully presented in the old family dining room with original crockery etc. The food was perfectly cooked. Desmond gave of his time to inform us of where to go & what to do in the area. We also left a couple of items behind, & realised when we got to Galway. These items were promptly delivered to us - we are so grateful!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Make sure you stay here when in Clifden. You won't be disappointed.
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marybutler14 wrote a review Sept 2023
Coventry, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
Great location in the centre of clifden. Des is a fantastic host very knowledgeable about the area. One of the best presented tasty breakfast ever. Nice comfortable bed. The dinning room has a variety of amazing crockery.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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LOUIS K wrote a review Sept 2023
New Orleans, Louisiana20 contributions7 helpful votes
The Ben View House was far and above the best accommodations we have had in Ireland outside of the home we were given to use. There were three beds, a spacious bathroom, and lots of electrical outlets. The coffee maker was also handy. The large and small Irish breakfast was almost spectacular in its generosity and was served with a smile. I also liked that there were tables for more than two people. Our host was super charming and his hospitality was very gratifying. When we arrived early, he helped me set up my MacBook Pro in a sitting area and stayed there until everyone was satisfied with the wifi. I was able to use the window box for my computer with no issues. the Ben View is located next to the two main streets and is close to shops, pubs, and restaurants.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Lynda Mcgrane wrote a review Aug 2023
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I was here with my sisters for one night, it was wonderful. The rooms were so comfortable and super clean. Des was so friendly, the breakfast was the best ever, and the location was perfect. This is a gem.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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debbie m wrote a review Aug 2023
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions5 helpful votes
this place was a great find spotless clean and really comfy beds. the owner was really nice and helpful. the breakfast was gorgeous it was right in the center and very quiet would definitely recommend
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Date of stay: August 2023
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€97 - €117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayClifden
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ben View House
Which popular attractions are close to Ben View House?
Nearby attractions include O`Dalaigh Jewellers (0.2 km), Connemara Blue (0.2 km), and Clifden Bookshop (0.06 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ben View House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at Ben View House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ben View House?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ben View House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lowry's Bar, Marconi's, and Steam Coffee House.
Is Ben View House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Clifden.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ben View House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Ben View House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Marconi Station (6.8 km) and Alcock and Brown Landing Site (6.8 km).