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“An average Bed and Breakfast calling itself a Hotel” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Alcock & Brown Hotel
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“An average Bed and Breakfast calling itself a Hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

Smelly damp corridors and rooms, overpowering use of those 'smelly plug-ins' . The bar was dead and without character. No menu for breakfast and the 'full Irish' would have been better if cooked by a crowd of boy scouts in an open field.

One key member of staff on duty most of the time. This person was always professional, friendly and competent. That does not make up for the lack of staff and skill behind the scenes. An amateur set up, run by amateurs. They appear to be trying to do anything to keep afloat, but unfortunately if your accommodation is described as a hotel, you expect a hotel fit for the 21st Century, and not something from the 1970's.

Total refit and new management required.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

The Alcock and Brown is a traditional Irish hotel, centrally located in Clifden, spotlessly clean room and bathroom. It is not decorated in a modern style, but for me, more important is the greeting you receive and the general friendliness of the staff.
It is good value for money and I would return.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Apollo14
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Phoenix, Arizona
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28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

Just driving thru and decided to stay in Clifden for the night. Was pleased with the room, cleanliness and amenities, friendly service and location in town was perfect. Would recommend and would stay here again if in Clifden for another overnight.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KayJay C
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Galway, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2011

My trip to Connemara was for business purpose. However, it was my stay at Alcock and Brown Hotel which made my outing memorable. Offering diverse facilities to suit the individual needs, they ensured that I had no reason to complain. It is their warm hospitality which has made them the perfect choice in my upcoming trips there.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RoxanneP_11
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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed outs stay at the hotel. The staff was more than friendly and offered, in addition to excellent service, good information and helpful tips regarding exploration of the town and surrounding area. The value was excellent, the facilities more than comfortable and, above all, everyone associated with the operation was terrifically hospitable and eager to assist. We'd recommend it without hesitation.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank John D
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Additional Information about Alcock & Brown Hotel

Property: Alcock & Brown Hotel
Address: The Town Square | Connemara, Clifden, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — Alcock & Brown Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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