Clifden Station House Hotel
Galway Road, Clifden, Connemara, Ireland
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a night in Clifden
We also spent a night in Clifden, in the Station House Hotel. Many years ago it was a railway station.
detailed list of rates for every period of the year:
http://www.stationhousehotel.com/booking.htm 78 bedrooms, restaurant, bar, gym, children´s playroom, etc
photo: jungle of road signs in Clifden - I'm sure you know where to go now, right? :P
Great hotel, great locatoin
We stayed at the Station House hotel for 2 nights. While we have been to Connemara before we had never stayed in this hotel. We were delighted with the Station House. The receptionist on arrival was extremely friendly and accomodated our party in adjoining rooms. The room itself was nice and very clean. We used the leisure centre - lovely pool, Jazucci, sauna and gym. The high point for us was dinner on our second night when we ate in the hotel restaurant - the food was fantastic and the service was excellent.
The location of the hotel couldn't be better. In addition to the shops in the hotel complex, you are less then 2 minutes walk to the town of Clifden with all its shops, bars and restaurants.
The only low point for us was the service in the bar. The staff were not very helpful - we had a 15 month old with us and a baby chair was not made available.
Overall, an excellent hotel in a great location. For those who haven't been there is no place on earth like Connemara.........
Modern hotel - service lacking
Just returned from a midweek 3 night 2 dinner break Tuesday to Thursday in the Station House Hotel in Clifden. The hotel is a new modern building in the heart of Clifden, the room was bright and had a single and a double bed, both had feather mattress toppers, which made for a very comfortable nights sleep. The room was not huge and there was only one chair so breakfast in the room would have been a bit diffucult. The bathroom was adequate, a plus point was that the shower curtain actualy kept water off the floor. We had two meals in the hotel and both suffered from service problems, a steak ordered well done was served rare, the steak cost an extra €4.50. On this evening the retaurant manager was not to be seen. On the second occasion theservice was much better; the restaurant manager was around, but several tables around us had to wait a long time for their main course and were heard to be unimpressed. This hotel is fine, plesant sourroundings and comfortable rooms but not overly spacious, the restaurant service needs a little tweaking. The lifts in the mornings are very busy and you may have to walk down stairs rather than wait. We were charged for an extra dinner which we didn't have but this was quickly changed on departure. Not a poor hotel but attention to detail in the restaurant needs to improve. It was good value for money working out at 453.00 for 3 nights or 75.50 per night per person.
The stay in the hotel was great. The food, rooms, bars were very good and were of a high standard. The courtesy and attention of the hotel staff was v. good however there were some areas of management of services that needs to be improved i.e invoicing of services and bookings/invoicing of spa treatments. Not withstanding this we will return. Great location.
not bad at all
Our first night of a 2 week tour of Ireland brought us to Clifden Station House. The rooms were fine, clean and the beds very comfortable. My only 2 suggestions are: 1. Make sure to ask for a room that faces the front of the hotel. Our room faced the back of the hotel and the main road. Since the only "air conditioning" was the window, (which had a nice breeze) it was a bit noisy. and 2: The water was discolored however they said it was normal for the area and perfectly safe to drink, but we opted for bottled instead.
Beautiful little town
When we booked this hotel we did not realize how far out of Galway City!! We thought we would never get there!
It was a beautiful town and a nice hotel. We love the Children's playroom.
It is located near Kylemore Abbey, which made it worth the long drive out and back!
We stayed here in August 2006, there was a large family group so we actually had 5 rooms in total.
The rooms we had were large and especially the room which was given for the couple who had two young girls with them, this was giantic. My room which I was in by myself had a large double bed and a single bed. The rooms were kept spotlessly clean, they were bright and airy with decent size windows that you could open if you like to have fresh air.
As part of our package deal we had one nights meal included in the hotel restaurant and I could not fault the food. Everyone of us were happy with the choice available and the food we ordered.
So much so that all bar 2 of us had our meal in the hotel again the second night.
There are two bars in the hotel, one large one that you access across the courtyard and a smaller residence bar with the main building. There is live music in the main bar most nights .
The hotel was extremely child friendly.
There was also a good choice for breakfast, including freshly made pancakes.
The only issue we had was when we were leaving, the hotel somehow got the individual room bills muddled, and it took a good half an hour to get them straightened out. But we did so in the end.
It didn't turn us off as some of us are planning to return back in November for a weeked and make us of the special offer voucher for returning guests (f€115 for 2 nights B&B and 1 evening meal) they gave us when we were leaving.
Nice town...nice hotel
This was a very nice hotel. The room was super clean as was the bathroom. The furnishings seemed fairly new and modern. The breakfast was the now standard Irish breakfast buffet found at most hotels in Ireland. Only drawback was that there were rowdy guests who were coming back into their rooms at 3:30 AM or thereabouts and going back and forth banging doors. This was on a Friday and Saturday night. Maybe mid-week stays might take care of this. Otherwise a nice place to stay.
no kids entertainment
We wanted an Easter break away with our children aged 14 and 5 yrs old. We searched the internet under family holidays and came across this hotel. We thought we struck gold. We travelled from Dublin at 8.30am and arrived at the hotel at 1.50pm exhausted. Our room was not ready. We got to our room at 2.45pm. Nice clean spacious room. We got a programme for the childrens club. It said 5pm kids tea. They went down for that and it was not on. when we checked in we made reservations for the restaurant, when we went down the receptionist never made them. We got a little embarassed as they had to make up a table to cater for 5 people. The programme for the kids club said film 6 till 9pm. They went down at 8pm to look at what was on and it was over. The near by Spar made a fortune from us as there was no shop in the hotel itself. Now saying that it was a lovely hotel and the food was lovely and the two very attentive waiters Alam and Javir ( i hope I have his name right)were great but reception let it down big time. I felt I was disturbing them when I asked a question and when I asked about the kids programme they told me to find out myself in the Leisure centre. I don't think we will return again as its not ideal entertainment for children only the pool but if you are a couple looking for a relaxing weekend you will enjoy it.
Nice hotel situated just before town centre. We only stayed one night and didn't get a chance to use the swimming pool but it looked nice and clean.
Reception staff helpful,breakfast staff pleasant, good food.
The town was quiet, off season, but plenty of eating houses, I'd recommend 'Off the Square' where staff and meal were very welcoming on a cold evening!
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Address: Galway Road, Clifden, Connemara, Ireland