Clifden is a coastal town in the county of Galway which is said to mean “stepping stones” in Irish. It is the largest town in the region and receives many visitors and tourists every year. The history of the town is relatively modern as the town was first established in the 19th century by a man named John D'arcy. The town eventually prospered until the famine in 1845 lead many residents to immigrate to America. Marconi even established the first transatlantic wireless telegraph station here which is still a site that people can visit today. Clifden’s natural beauty if perfect for people who like to hike and see the sights, but there is also the magnificent Clifden Castle built for John D'arcy, the founder of Clifden available to visit. The Connemara heritage museum is another popular destination that showcases life in the area in an open-air concept. These are just some of the must-see attractions when you’re visiting Clifden. Book one of our selected accommodations in the region today and see this little slice of Ireland for yourself!
A large three bedroom house that’s great for large families or groups of friends. This cottage can sleep up to six people and is close to the heart of Clifden’s nightlife. For people with families, it is also close to many family-friendly activities and is also pet-friendly! There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a fully-equipped kitchen and amenities.
Charlotte's Clifden CottageClifden, County Galway, Ireland
Top guest reviewseverything was as described and newly installed wifi worked greatthe cottage was comfortable and quiet perfect for a group of tired travelersnice and cozy for a short stay up to 7 peoplecharlotte's cottage was convenient to local tourist spots and was a comfortable staya lot of rooms in house wonderful house surrounding and we found it without any troubleslovely clean and surprisingly spaciousclean bedding and stylish housewe use the vacuum to clean theme from walls and windowsnice clean and and well equipped houseclean and everything you would need for your stay
Host:charlotte was a lovely hostgreat host and lovely house would recommend thank youthanks for being such a friendly host charlottefast response from charlotte and she was helpful and forthcominghost was really very helpful and accommodative and even offered to pick us from city center bus stationRead more reviewsa great place close to clifdenthe location was also goodit is in a great location with shops close bya lovely place to stay near clifdenin short the location is excellent
Also known as the “Guest Wing” by the owners, this small apartment is located right near the water and as such, has an excellent view of the sea. It is a one bedroom apartment and is ideal people travelling solo or for couples. A short walk along the pier leads guests to their room which is in a quiet and secluded space offering a lot of privacy. The self-contained apartment is only a ten-minute walk to Clifden’s town center where the owners run a shop.
Apartment by the sea ClifdenClifden, Connemara, Galway, Ireland
Top guest reviewsquality furnishings very comfortable bed enough kitchen equipmentthe apartment is very comfortable with all the amenities that we requiredgreat view of the water from the backyard (though not from their apartment itself)appreciated the extras like breakfast supplies and treatsthe bedroom and bathroom were particularly nice and largespotlessly clean and thoughtfully decoratedspotlessly clean and decorated really nicevery clean and plenty of room for twoinside the apartment is clean comfortable and trendyleo and susan's rooms are beautiful clean and comfortable
Host:they are great hostsour hosts couldn't have been more helpful and kindleo and susan were friendly and helpful hostsas hosts they were kind friendly and so helpful wonderfully nice peoplesusan and leo were just excellent hostsRead more reviewslovely location within walking distance to towngreat location and very welcomingthe location is stunning and very convenientit is only a few minute walk to downtown and really is a perfect locationa few mins walk from the sea and perfectly tucked away just outside the town
Feel like you’re living in a fairy tale by staying in the wonderful Abbeyglen Castle! Located just minutes away from the Clifden town center, this hotel comes with a full breakfast included as well as tea and scones in the afternoon and complimentary champagne at 6. The castle is located on a beautiful hillside overlooking Clifden Bay. To the front of the castle are the spectacular gardens where guests can walk around, play a game of pitch and putt or even hit the court for a round or two of tennis. On top of all of this guests will also have access to the Piano Bar, Hot Tub, Drawing Room, Snooker and Billiards Tables, as well as the fine dining restaurant located within. Feel like royalty without the high price.
Abbeyglen Castle Hotel Economy Room 1Clifden, Galway, Ireland
Top guest reviewsthe room was comfortable and the hair dryer and wifi were added bonusesnice small room with a very comfortable bed and all amenitiesthe air b & b room is small but the overall hotel is worth the stayour bed was incredibly comfy and the breakfast was a huge and very good quality buffetbreakfast was delicious and plentiful with wonderful views from the dining roomclean and very comfortablevery clean which we appreciatedthe room is a little small but everything is very clean
Host:the reception desk staff were particularly lovelythe staff was so very helpful and welcomingthe owners are inviting and kind and the staff is warm and welcomingeveryone was nice and friendlytheir staff is wonderfully friendly and super accommodatingRead more reviewsthe location is superb as wellbeautiful grounds and walking distance to townvery cool castle in a private locationawesome castle in a great locationperfect location in a beautiful part of ireland
This is a great spot for families or groups of friends as it can sleep up to six people. The property overlooks Clifden Bay and is only a short stroll away from restaurants and shops. There is also a private garden that overlooks the bay and is perfect for a nice relaxing morning coffee or as a space for children to play outdoors. The property has quite a history as it was built around 1880 as a house for the master lighthouse keeper and as such it retains many of its original features. Cozy up by the fireplace and watch TV on a cold night or cook something up in the fully equipped kitchen.
The Lighthouse Clifden BayClifden, Galway, Ireland
Top guest reviewsfresh flowers on the table) and cleanwe had a brilliant stay breakfast outside and sitting infront of the fire space in the eveningsit was comfortable for my small dog as well with a fenced in backyard toogreat comfortable house with lots of characterthe house is charming and extremely comfortable with everything you could need for your stayclean and comfyvery clean as wellwas very clean and cozythe house is spacious and spotlessly cleanthe house was spotlessly clean and would be very nice for a family
Host:the hosts are wonderfulhost terri very helpful and attentiveshe is very helpful and great hostterri was a fantastic hostthe atmosphere and attitude of everyone is so welcoming warm and friendlyRead more reviewsperfect location in clifdenperfectly located within walking distance of the townreally great location - so close to townfabulous location cloae to townexcellent location and well equipped
This space is suitable for up to four guests to sleep, making it a great option for small families. The apartment is located just off Clifden’s main square so you’ll be really close to the best that Clifden has to offer. Everything from shops to restaurants is only a short walk away. TV is included as well as an equipped kitchen and washer/dryer.
Gannon's Penthouse ApartmentClifden, Galway, Ireland
Top guest reviewsrooms were all very comfortable with all the amenities we neededbreakfast on the rooftop patio was a great way to start the day toohuge apartment on 3rd floor but so big and all amenities it felt like homegreat cooking facilities and a lovely terrace with view of main square of clifdenwonderful spacious apartment in the centre of clifdenvery spacious spotlessly clean apartmentvery clean and comfortablespotlessly clean spacious and warmspacious clean and comfortablevery clean stylishly furnished and very quiet
Host:the host canceled this reservation 143 days before arrivalvery welcoming hostgerry was very responsive to all of our questionsgerry was a great host and highly recommend this apartmentgerry is a very responsive hostRead more reviewslocation is perfectgreat location for townexcellent location and great apartmentperfect location to explore clifdengreat location if you want to be in the downtown clifden
This rental is a luxurious 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom space perfect for small families. Located right on Clifden harbour, here you’ll be able to enjoy the peacefulness of the area but still be only a short walk away from the town square where you can find supermarkets, pubs and restaurants. Two minutes one way leads you to the hustle and bustle of the town and two minutes the other way you’ll feel like you’re in a different world. The apartment comes fully equipped with linens and kitchen supplies. Cozy up by the fire and admire the sea on the colder days or head into town when the weather is warmer.
Helen's HideawayClifden, County Galway, Ireland
Top guest reviewsthe wifi functioned with a strong signalnice view nice walks very comfortablewe had some problems with the wifi connection but helen started to take care of it asapmodern comfortable surroundings plenty of space good facilities stunning views of the estuaryapartment was spacious and comfortable with wonderful viewsa very big clean space which was beautifully maintainedhelens hideaway is clean modern bright airy and very privatethe rooms bathroom and kitchen are clean and modern with comortable bedsthe apartment was spotless and cosy thoughtfully designed and decorated with excellent tastethe apartment was very clean and comfortable and had everything one could need for a self-catering holiday
Host:helen was such a lovely hosthelen is a fantastic host with precious advicehelen is extremely helpful with great advicehelen was a brilliant and friendly host who made us feel very welcomehelen is a great host and always responded to any message i sent herRead more reviewsa super convenient locationgreat location in the heart of bustling clifdenexcellent location right beside the sea and a two minute walk to the village of clifdenthe location of the house is 2 minutes tops away from the centre of clifdenexcellent location and a fabulous apartment
The SKY Boutique Apartment is a top floor apartment with a balcony which overlooks the harbour in one direction and the rolling hills in the other. See both the ocean and the sheep from here! The space is a two-minute walk to the bus stop which can take you around the surrounding area or head to one of the amazing pubs and restaurants nearby. The living space is open concept and the furniture is made reused and recycled or built from scratch.
SKY Boutique ApartmentClifden, County Galway, Ireland
Top guest reviewsthe views from the living room were amazingthe apartment was just spectacular with the furniture and comfortstylish apartment with great view and well organizedbeautiful apartment with a stunning view and quite a spacious living roomthe apartment is spacious and with some fantastic features and the balcony has great viewsspotlessly clean and well appointedspotless apartment very clean and with a warm touchthe apartment was lovely very clean and warmthe place was very clean and had everything we neededthe apartment itself is very clean and really nice
Host:she was a great hostroxx was responsive and helpfulroxx was always very responsive and helpfulgreat place and great hostsroxx was a great host and easily contactable with any queriesRead more reviewslocation couldn’t be bettergreat location in centre of towngreat central location and well-equipped apartmentbeautiful apartment in a stunning locationso central in the town and really relaxed place
Located in a mid-century townhouse, this rental is a Bed and Breakfast that can accommodate up to 16 guests. Parking is free for people arriving by car and all rooms come with tea/coffee making facilities and free WiFi. All rooms are private and feature free amenities like shampoo and linens.
Ben View Guesthouse, Bed & B'fastClifden, Galway, Ireland
Top guest reviewscharming breakfast room and excellent irish breakfastthe room is nice with a lovable old-fashioned decoration very retrothe beds were comfortable and the room light airy and warmher dining room is incredibly charming with beautiful china silver servers etcwe felt really welcome staying at eileens bnb calm room private bathroom best breakfast we had in irelandroom was clean and comfortablerooms are spotless and very well equippedour room was spacious and spotlessly cleanrooms were vintage (we like that) but clean and pleasantroom was clean and comfortable and the breakfast was delicious
Host:desmond and eileen were very lovely hostseileen and her brother were wonderful hostseileen was a wonderful host and spoiled us with the most delicious breakfasteileen is an exceptional host who is welcoming and kindvery friendly and welcoming hospitalityRead more reviewsgreat location in the heart of clifdenit is perfectly located in the middle of the town center and close to everythingbreakfast was very delicious the location is also terrificnice location friendly welcome great breakfastlocation was perfect for being able to walk around the corner for food pubs and shopping
This is a newly renovated studio apartment located right next to the town’s square so you’ll be very close to all the shops, pubs and restaurants in the area. The space itself dates back to 1838 and has access to the back patio area where guests can enjoy the outdoors and a barbecue. Original stone steps lead to the harbour where guests can relax and after a long day head back and have a soak in the cast iron bath.
The Studio On The SquareClifden, County Galway, Ireland
Top guest reviewsthere are two comfortable chairs for sitting and small table with two chairs for eatingthe apartment was amazing the mattress was very comfortable and the back garden had beautiful viewsbeautifully decorated with a full kitchen and gorgeous terrace with sea viewsthe studio was super cosy with the stove and an electric heater as wellthe kitchen is useful with lots of countertop space plus a good two-sided sinkit was verry clean and comfyit was clean well-furnished and spaciousthe studio was spotlessly clean very cosy and spacious enoughit is well appointed and spotlessly cleanthe apartment was very clean quiet and decorated lovely
Host:great home and a lovely hostsinèad was very helpful throughout our stayshe was super helpful and responsive when we had questionsshe was very kind to usthe host was fantastic and very helpfulRead more reviewssuper location right beside supervaluperfect location on the squarethe location is absolutely fantasticsuper location the studio is perfect for a romantic break in the beautiful countryside around clifdenwonderful cosy little spot right in the heart of the town with everything in walking distance
This B&B was built recently so be sure to expect some great modern touches during your stay. The bedrooms are fit for one or two guests each and you can enjoy hanging out in the library, read a book and drink a cup of coffee. Many art pieces are on display, all from local artists. Since this is a B&B you can expect a breakfast included in the price as well as free WiFi and essentials.
The Lodge B&B Clifden 2Clifden, Galway, Ireland
Top guest reviewsthe coffee and tea in the sitting rooms were lovelythe family room was very comfortable and much larger than the images on the air b&b websitewe were greeted with coffee and cookies on arrival and an amazing made-to-order breakfast was provided the next morningthe breakfast was great there was also coffee and tea for the guests to havenice continental breakfast with optional sliced cheeses an meatseverything was clean & comfortablebig and clean roomthe lodge was clean and comfortablerooms very spacious clean and charmingour room was clean and tidy and well stocked
Host:lovely place the host is remarkablejoyce is an amazing hostthe host was helpful with going into towncathal was an amazing hostvery friendly and helpful hostRead more reviewsthe location was absolutely fantasticgreat location in the heart of clifdengreat location and cathal was helpful and friendlythe location was right in the middle of clifden and an easy walk to restaurants and pubsexcellent value for money in a great location
Clifden is a beautiful coastal town with a lot of charm. Walk along the harbour or explore the town and hit the pubs on nice days, or simply cozy up inside and sit by the fire. Whatever you do here, you’ll love it.
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