Abbeyglen Castle Hotel
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The Abbeyglen Castle Hotel is a 4* establishment located amidst the Connemara countryside. The hotel is located on the Sky Road, a circular route around Clifden that provides a vantage point to some of the best scenery the Connemara region has to offer. The location provides an excellent base for other local attractions such as the Clifden Castle, an 8 minute drive away, and the Kylemore Abbey and Walled Gardens, a 33 minute drive away.
When staying in the traditionally decorated rooms at Abbeyglen Castle, you can enjoy comforts such as central heating, television and DVD player, tea/coffee making facilities and classic en suite bathrooms.
The Wellness and Relaxation Centre is on hand for those who need a little R&R and a gourmet dining experience is available from the onsite restaurant.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Rooms Number: 45
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- 24 hour front desk
- Lift to all Floors
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Room Service Not 24hr: Yes
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Trouser Press
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Cable/Satellite TV channels
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Treatment Rooms
- Tennis Free: Yes
- Name: GALWAY
- Distance: 86.1 kilometres
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Nearest Airport Name: Galway Distance: 86.1 kilometres
To view our full selection of accommodation in Co. Mayo Area, view our hotels in Co. Mayo Area page.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 1308 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Stay Date: 11/2017, Melissa R wrote this review.
We only stayed one night at this hotel but had such a great time! The staff at the hotel was so much fun. Although we were tired from a long day of sightseeing, we found ourselves in the bar until very late listening to music and socializing. The … See more
We only stayed one night at this hotel but had such a great time! The staff at the hotel was so much fun. Although we were tired from a long day of sightseeing, we found ourselves in the bar until very late listening to music and socializing. The food was quite good (we were advised to try the lamb - it was quite good!) Lovely views of the countryside! Collapse
A definite place to stay
Stay Date: 11/2017, GrWeSp wrote this review.
This place was a very interesting place to stay. The check in is smooth and Kevin takes your bags and shows you to your room. Our room had a wonderful bed, fireplace and large bathroom. We enjoyed the afternoon reception with the owner's history t… See more
This place was a very interesting place to stay. The check in is smooth and Kevin takes your bags and shows you to your room. Our room had a wonderful bed, fireplace and large bathroom. We enjoyed the afternoon reception with the owner's history talk, and the complimentary hors d'oeuvres and Proseco. We decided to have dinner in the restaurant upstairs and it was very good. The staff are very attentive, you can tell the owner keeps the standards high. After dinner we found the snooker table and enjoyed some local craft beer and a few games. The breakfast provided was also very good. Couple pointers - its a skeleton key and you have to lock your room door when you leave your room, also they tack on a service charge to your bill when you check out so be mindful of that when you are tipping during meals. There are a lot of great things to look at and read throughout the hotel, take time to enjoy it all. Collapse
Stay Date: 10/2017, fjenn wrote this review.
Without doubt the best hotel in clifden. My wife & i have stayed in most of them. Checkin was fine. Asked for room facing town on the booking form. But got room at the back instead. No big deal. Music on Saturday night was excellent. Provided by Paul… See more
Without doubt the best hotel in clifden. My wife & i have stayed in most of them. Checkin was fine. Asked for room facing town on the booking form. But got room at the back instead. No big deal. Music on Saturday night was excellent. Provided by Paul the owner on the piano. Nice sing song. Lovely atmosphere. Old world charm. Turf fires. Only gripe was from the elderly lady behind the bar on Sunday night. She called last rounds & 5 minutes later i asked for drinks & she said she asked us earlier for last round. She wasn't to happy about it. Also my wife asked her for a glass of tap water & she said that there was water in the room & refused to give it to her. I have to say that she's no addition to this lovely hotel. Have stayed here in the past & would not hesitate to stay again in the future. Collapse
A hidden gem in the west of Ireland
Stay Date: 10/2017, Ita D wrote this review.
Spent two nights at this hotel last week and couldn't have enjoyed it more. The room was amazing, a great breakfast buffet spread and the staff were really helpful and friendly. The atmosphere in this place is just brilliant, everything from the quir… See more
Spent two nights at this hotel last week and couldn't have enjoyed it more. The room was amazing, a great breakfast buffet spread and the staff were really helpful and friendly. The atmosphere in this place is just brilliant, everything from the quirky decor to the parrot in the foyer to the crackling fires about the place. If you prefer the more soul-less chains of hotels with modern decor and minimalist interior design then this place might not be for you but I absolutely loved it and can't wait to go back. Collapse
Clearly very popular with many; but not to everyone's tastes.
Stay Date: 10/2017, Obimona wrote this review.
We'd been given a gift voucher for this hotel, and had been reading reviews for quite a while before we arrived. Clearly, this is a very popular hotel with many people, and I can believe that guests would choose to visit again. I can imagine some w… See more
We'd been given a gift voucher for this hotel, and had been reading reviews for quite a while before we arrived. Clearly, this is a very popular hotel with many people, and I can believe that guests would choose to visit again. I can imagine some would be delighted with the banter and certainly no-one could accuse the proprietor of not being 'hands-on'. My review may be of some use to those who are not quite sure if the Abbeyglen is suitable for them. We'd be a bit wary of the 'champagne reception and talk on the local area', but I have to say Brian's talk was interesting and informative. The 'champagne' is, as stated in other reviews, actually prosecco. Now, there's nothing at all wrong with prosecco - it's tremendously popular, and maybe just as nice as champagne, but the fact that no-one calls it 'fizz' or 'prosecco', but always champagne, is irksome. I understand that in the USA prosecco and champagne are considered to be the same product - but not all the guests in the Abbeyglen are American. We had dinner in the Abbeyglen one night - main course and dessert, and a bottle of wine, and the food was good. The dessert buffet is a nice touch - well done for that. We'd have been content with two glasses of wine each, but it's less expensive to buy a bottle, so, cheapskates that we are, we chose the house red. At €26 it wasn't exactly cheap. It was a screwtop bottle - perfectly acceptable, and no fear of the wine being corked. But when checking out, we saw that the 12.5% service charge on the wine meant the bottle actually cost us €29.50. A bottle bought from a supermarket for under €7 would be of similar quality. I understand that it costs a lot to run a hotel what with insurance and various taxes etc, but had the bottle of house wine been say, €21 plus service charge, we'd have been left with a far better impression of the Abbeyglen. Our room was fine - not one of the fancier rooms, but No 53 was certainly acceptable. The decor of the hotel is a bit shabby, and one could say it could do with a bit of a makeover, but actually, many guests are perfectly satisfied so no need to be picky. But, if you're coming to Ireland and wanting to stay in an actual castle, you should be aware that this is not a 'real castle'. And the inside of the building will not make you feel that you're staying in a castle. The dining room - for dinner - seemed a bit cold. The addition of 4 standard lamps in the large room would make a big improvement. The quirky touch of adding a flag to the table to indicate the nationality of the guests obviously appeals to many - but we'd have preferred if this was an 'optional extra'. Ditto, our decision to decline the free photo apparently meant we weren't really playing ball. Truth is, we just like to keep ourselves to ourselves, but many people enjoy the outgoing and 'come on and join in' atmosphere in the Abbeyglen. And no doubt it's filling a niche. Breakfasts were adequate. The pancakes were a nice touch. I found the grilled tomatoes to be disappointing. They were probably the standard tomatoes sold in Ireland - vine-ripened ones have much more flavour. I'm being picky - but when a hotel is listed as 4 star, and calls itself 'luxurious', I think it's reasonable to expect a certain quality. We'd prefer to be able to pour our own beverages at breakfast (maybe that's just our personal quirk). Had we been able to do so, my husband wouldn't have had the waiter say 'are you sure you're hungry?' or something like that, when he saw the large plate of full Irish breakfast husband had taken. I don't think we were excessively greedy - and again, many guests would enjoy being teased in that way, but we'd prefer a more 'hands-off' approach. Likewise, when we left the dining room following dinner, and hadn't realised we were supposed to 'sign-out', it wasn't appealing to us to have a lady say rather loudly 'hold on, you have to let me know your table number'. I'm sure the Abbeyglen will continue to thrive, and it probably deserves to - but it wasn't really for us. Collapse
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