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“Fabulous spot to stay away with girls, brill value & very very helpful staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Alcock & Brown Hotel
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
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sligo
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fabulous spot to stay away with girls, brill value & very very helpful staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

Stayed here recently with a large group so we booked out hotel. Got brilliant deal, rooms nice and big with a decent shower in rooms also. Had meal in hotel fri nite - catered well for large numbers and food lovely!! Any special requests were accommodated no problems - no matter what we wanted! Staff were really helpful. Lovely breakfast both mornings and also recommend the cocktails in the evening! Will defo visit again. Anyone considering a large group get together should defo stay here. Thanks guys!!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 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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2 Thank tangowhiskey09
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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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Ennis, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

We booked a package with this hotel in January for a hen party. There was 40 'hens' in total! The beauty of the package was that we actually booked out the entire hotel so it was only ourselves all weekend (the doors were not open to the public at all). We arrived Friday night to a lovely fire in the lobby and were met by the owner - it is such a cosy and quaint hotel, ideal for what we wanted! We had dinner in the hotel friday night which was lovely, the staff were very helpful and accomodating. We were able to arrive down in our pjs to breakfast both mornings as it was only ourselves - an added bonus! The breakfast was very good, made to order and very fresh - just what we needed! The hotel is so central, it is really at the heart of Clifden so no taxis were needed all weekend! I will definately be recommending this as a perfect location if you are in a big group or just want a small family run hotel to hide away in. The package itself was amazing value! I will definately return!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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3 Thank Sharon C
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Galway, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

I stayed here one night at a weekend on a business trip just before Christmas 2011. I liked the hotel and will have no hesitation about returning. It was obviously a quiet time of the year but I felt very welcome. Bar was lively.I enjoyed both dinner and breakfast. Room was a little outdated (which personally I don't mind) but the bed gave me a great night's sleep. Having experienced hotels of all classes in most parts of the world I would rate Alcock & Brown as a comfortable traditional hotel that offers excellent value for money especially off-season. The hotel is centrally located, the staff are friendly and helpful and everything is spotlessly clean.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 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 SteveSlan
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
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1 Thank w01102013
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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
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Apollo14
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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 (per night): ₹ 4,811 - ₹ 8,348
Hotel Class:3 star — Alcock & Brown Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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