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“bit dated but great location”
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Foyles Hotel
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 August 2010

The hotel is right in the centre of clifden which is a stunning place.
The bedrooms are a bit dated and could do with an update.
The hotel bar is very funky and isn't what you'd expect from looking at the rest of the hotel.
There was great music(more suited to youger people) the nite we were there.
The breakfast was really nice.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 July 2010

....then this hotel may appeal to you. There is absolutely no sound insulation in the hotel. You can hear a pin drop two floors up - not to mention drunken people fumbling with their keys trying to open their doors. We Stayed for one night and it was 4am before we managed to get to sleep and that was only because we wedged our ears with toilet paper! There is a bar there that had a music session going till at least 3am - had to call reception twice to ask to keep the noise down, my requests were ignored. I think this hotel would suit young groups of people who wanna party and would only be going to bed at that time anyway - but for a rmoantic getaway or a family vacation try elsewhere.

Appart from the noise factor - the hotel is really dated, the equipment in our room (phone,tv) was reminiscent of the stephen king film - the Shining . yes that old.

Smell of must throughout the place - especially the bar. lots of water dripping don the walls in the smoking area.

On a postive note - the girl at reception was very friendly and couldnt do enough to help us - good old fashioned irish hospitality.

Botton line - we will never go back.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Tinrib
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Reviewed 29 June 2010

Me and my husband have enjoyed a lovely stay in foyles hotel cliften. We are greeted at reception with a smile. Our room is lovely with big comfy beds and spacious bathrooms and clean. We look forward to our breakfast in foyles as we have inquired because they taste so good is handmade sausages and pudding from the local butcher that are to die for on the breakfast menu . This hotel is run by a local family so you are getting a true welcome when you stay and alot of local infomation and advise with where to go if needed . The marconi restaurant in the hotel is excellant the chef puts on specials depending on seasons so we are always spoilt for choice. We always look forward to dining their when we stay. The hotel has its own bar and outdoor smoking area and they have the best selection of bands playing there. Me and my husband enjoy a delightfull stay

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2010

we booked foyles provisionally as we had stayed once previously, we asked for a quite room and when we arrrived the room was at the back and very shabby and not very
attractive. after a few hours exploring clifden we came back to have a shower before going out. the hot water didnt work in the shower or bath and the the receptionist told us there was one room that had hot water!! the boiler had been broken but we were not told this on arrival and we left, very dissapointed and would not recommend

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank freya098
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Reviewed 15 June 2010

The hotel, located in the centre of town, is old and charming but in need of an extensive makeover. It is somewhat shabby and showing the signs of neglect. A slight musty smell around the place added to the general sense of antiquity. The room was basic but comfortable and clean The bathroom was also basic yet functional; the liberal use of mastic sealer here adding to the rundown feel of the place.

Despite all of this it has a charming atmosphere that is a nice alternative to the uniform and impersonal feel of a lot of modern hotels. The staff were very friendly and the breakfast was really good with an extensive choice of options.

I would definitely recommend this hotel as a base in Clifden as long as you don't mind the somewhat shabby/60's feel.

One tip would be to get a room facing away from the street. We stayed there on Saturday night and we heard the the street (and the room) can get quite noisy.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank patrick42
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Additional Information about Foyles Hotel

Address: Main St., Clifden, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Clifden
Price Range: RM388 - RM608 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Foyles Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of Connemara’s longest established hotels trading since 1836 and owned by the Foyles for nearly a century.Foyle’s Hotel is situated in the centre of Clifden and is an ideal central point for exploring Connemara.The Hotel’s old world elegance and atmosphere have been gracefully retained through recent renovations, each room being individually decorated and furnished with charm and warmth.The Foyles and their staff offer you a warm welcome and will be happy to assist you in enjoying the area. ... more   less 
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