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Achill Sound Hotel- Ostan Gob A'Choire

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Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Achill Sound, Achill Island Ireland
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Welcome to the Achill Sound Hotel, or in the Irish language, Ostan Gob A'Choire. Peter and Loretta Connaughton, and all of the Connaughton family, assure you a famous warm welcome to the friendly and relaxed Achill Sound Hotel. The hotel is located just over the bridge from the mainland, and in the heart of Achill Sound, the main Achill village. Close to the village shops and amenities, the Achill Sound Hotel is one of the most popular hotels on Achill Island. For nearly a century we've been offering affordable accommodation, great home-cooked food from our bar/restaurant and the ideal location for exploring Achill and the surrounding areas. We are a family hotel and add a personal touch to brighten your stay from all the family and staff. Enjoy a pint in the bar, share a song or a story and feel part of the family and the village. We have a range of double, single, twin and family rooms to choose from. All rooms have TVs, and are en-suite. From here in Achill Sound you can also explore the rest of the beautiful island with its stunning Atlantic vistas, towering mountains, cliffs, unique plants and animals, intriguing and sad history, cosy pubs, safe and scenic bicycle greenway all the way from Westport, and perfect blue-flag beaches. At once windswept, barren, wild, lush, rich and beautiful. An adventure seekers dream, or a quiet Irish paradise to escape the busy world. Come visit Achill. The hotel has plenty of safe and free parking as well as storage for bicycles and packed lunches for exploring the island.
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Free parking
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
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Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
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Bottled water
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Gerard H wrote a review Sep 2021
Armagh, United Kingdom117 contributions109 helpful votes
We went on a day trip to Achill Ireland and stopped at this hotel for morning coffee. This hotel is very dated and needs a serious face lift. The coffee was from a machine and not good. The scone was stale (possibly from the day before) The bathrooms were like an outhouse and had a sign informing that they were for customers only and not a public convenience as the business was small and family owned. I would recommend avoiding
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Alex F wrote a review Aug 2021
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Thank you Peter and all his family and staff. The hospitality was above and beyond. You made us feel very welcome. The food was excellent. This was the best real food on my two week holiday trip from Wicklow to Achill. I wish I had found as many premises that care about what is served to their customers . Well done for all your efforts. My little girl loved it and our group of four easily agree it was the best ending to our staycation. I would highly recommend a visit. I would definitely return.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Tellitlikeitis wrote a review Aug 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
The place needs a serious overhaul... if the overpriced below average food doesn’t make enough money sell the place and let someone else bring it into modern times. Useless WiFi, TV’s from 1985 in each room, smell of damp everywhere...the lost goes on. Achill was scenically beautiful but the place needs about 15-20 decent places for food as it’s abysmal.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Anonymous wrote a review Aug 2020
Westport, Ireland1 contribution1 helpful vote
Shocking to see the manager wear his visor up on his forhead as he came to take the order. Only one waitress wearing a mask complete lack of customer protection. Food average. I can only say I will never return
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled
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The Thought Fox wrote a review Jul 2020
Granada, Spain3 contributions3 helpful votes
As a Mayo man who spent all his summers in Achill I was looking forward to visiting this hotel and enjoying it's hospitality, which I remember fondly from my youth. Coming from Spain, I expected a warm Irish welcome, which we got got from the charming and always helpful barman/waiter Barry, who could not have been nicer or more accommodating. He was a great source of information regarding places to see in the area but was told, in no uncertain terms, to stop interacting with the customers (for me the most pleasing thing about Irish hospitality) and to get back to 'work'. It was a shame, because he was the highlight of our experience in this hotel. The management were curt to the point of rudeness, the food was distinctly average, and we left with a bad taste in our mouths, both literally and metaphorically. Service is key to the hospitality industry in these uncertain times and I know from managing bars and restaurants over the years that you are only as good as your staff. We wont be coming back, but suggest you put time into training staff to the level of the young man who served us with curtesy and politeness, and who deserves a better working environment. I'll always come back to Achill, but it will need a big shake up for me to come to this hotel again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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alou710 wrote a review Jul 2020
Ireland77 contributions42 helpful votes
Visited the Achill Sound Hotel for a meal at very short notice and the staff were very accommodating and so friendly! We were a group of seven. The food was delicious, as were the pints of Guinness! Very good menu, plenty of variety. We felt very safe as regards social distancing with covid etc. Will definitely be back. The person who booked for our group was given a fridge magnet as a small token and it was really appreciated - it's the little things! Will definitely be returning, will be telling family and friends and would recommend to anyone visiting Achill Island!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Olivia B wrote a review Jul 2020
Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland2 contributions1 helpful vote
Had lunch here today and the food was absolutely gorgeous, very reasonably priced. Staff very friendly and couldn't do enough for us. I would highly recommend a visit to the Achill Sound Hotel for a bite to eat if your passing through Achill.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled
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ciaran1232015 wrote a review Jul 2020
County Roscommon, Ireland3 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed here several times over the years Peter and Loretta are the perfect hosts, friendly and professional, my wife and I just love this place and the service and hospitality it offers. The price is very affordable and great value for money
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Kmolp wrote a review Jul 2020
Ireland41 contributions34 helpful votes
We popped in for lunch along the greenway cycle - 1st week after covid re-openings. Lovey soup and a toastie.. the owner was a lovely friendly man! Very old school Irish hotel - took me back to my childhood.. Nearly wanted to order red lemonade and a packet of Taytos.. Would recommend for the genuine warm welcome! Lunch was good too..
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Strix Nebula wrote a review Sep 2019
10 contributions4 helpful votes
Our group of 6 stayed for two nights here and we enjoyed our stay. We ate at the restaurant and were happy with our meals. I had the roast and it was excellent. The owners were very nice and helpful. Their 12yo spaniel was a lovely dog who rested at our feet while we had a drink in the bar. The rooms were old but that not in a negative sense but rather a character thing. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled
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IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty MayoAchill IslandAchill Sound
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Frequently Asked Questions about Achill Sound Hotel- Ostan Gob A'Choire
Which popular attractions are close to Achill Sound Hotel- Ostan Gob A'Choire?
Nearby attractions include Slí Grainne Mhaol (3.2 km), McLoughlins Bar (0.1 km), and Minaun (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Achill Sound Hotel- Ostan Gob A'Choire?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Achill Sound Hotel- Ostan Gob A'Choire?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Achill Sound Hotel- Ostan Gob A'Choire?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Achill Sound Hotel- Ostan Gob A'Choire?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ted's, Lynott Pub, and Kate's Cafe.
Does Achill Sound Hotel- Ostan Gob A'Choire offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Achill Sound Hotel- Ostan Gob A'Choire?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.