Achill Sound Hotel- Ostan Gob A'Choire
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Achill Sound Hotel- Ostan Gob A'Choire

Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Achill Sound, Achill Island Ireland
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#2 of 2 small hotels in Achill Sound
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Billiards
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Room features
Bottled water
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Achill Sound, Achill Island Ireland
Getting there
Car recommended
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Michael K wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Achill Sound Hotel is in a great location to explore Achill. It has a Super Value , chemist, small shop and art gallery/shop beside it.
The hotel is very moderately priced and good value for money. The room was clean and had a good shower. The breakfast was freshly cooked and the dinner menu was very tasty and inexpensive.
The staff are very friendly and the owner would talk the legs off a chair . He gave good tourist spot advice and was always polite and friendly
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bradleysabroad wrote a review Aug 2023
Doha, Qatar
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We called in for dinner, the place was quiet with only 4 other tables of diners. The menu was limited and tbh we weren’t expecting much. We ordered two roast beef dinners and two turkey and ham plus two children’s meals. It was the first time on this holiday that every single bite from every single plate was finished. This was proper potatoes, meat and veg dinners and they were really good. We followed this up with some great desserts and one of the best Irish coffees we have ever had and that says something as there have been many over the years. Prices were reasonable and kids meals were comped. There is nothing fancy here but if you just want a good honest dinner then this is your place.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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AmyLou wrote a review Jul 2020
Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 with friends
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Tellitlikeitis wrote a review Aug 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 solo
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The Thought Fox wrote a review Jul 2020
Granada, Spain
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Will McCarthy wrote a review Aug 2022
Dublin, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We called in here on a Sunday (2 adults and 2 kids) and got a lovely welcome and we're seated in a quiet area of the bar. We ordered two roast beef dinners and children's chicken nuggets and chips. Good food and drink and excellent service. I'd highly recommend this bar.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alex F wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 with family
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Gerard H wrote a review Sept 2021
Armagh, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 as a couple
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jcb wrote a review Aug 2023
United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stopped in after a long cycle ride. We ordered roast dinners and were delighted with delicious meat, lots of gravy and - unusually these days - generous, varied vegetables with plenty of spuds. Good, old fashioned, comfort food. We polished it all off, with puddings too. Owner was friendly and helpful, providing suggestions of things to do nearby. We had a contented, cosy evening and felt very well cared for. A well-run family establishment
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Relax15322632830 wrote a review Jun 2023
Costa Adeje, Spain
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed a lovely meal with very generous portions. We received a very warm welcome. It is a friendly family run hotel. Peter the owner and his family have run the hotel for generations. Peter chatted to us and he and the other staff could not have been more attentive. Very traditionally Irish.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Michael K wrote a tip Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for room at the front for sea view. Book direct for better room rate and avoid possible cancelation fee"
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Eileen L wrote a tip Aug 2022
72 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room in the front if you want a view,"
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unamcburney wrote a tip Apr 2017
Belfast, United Kingdom7 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Excellent rooms very irish just what you woild expect"
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DELLAO wrote a tip Aug 2015
Galway, Ireland40 contributions78 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms to the front of the hotel have a lovely view"
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Mary C wrote a tip Aug 2015
ireland26 contributions33 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms facing front have nice view"
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LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty MayoAchill IslandAchill Sound
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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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 Achill Sound Hotel & Connaughton's Bar.
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.
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