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Alcock & Brown Hotel

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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Arrived on sat 13th for one night, and what a wonderful family run hotel. great room friendly staff but the food was exceptional. On saturday night we both had steaks that would melt in your mouth. The chef here has a lot of talent and serves great food. Well done to all at the alcock and brown. We will be...

vickersbar, Receptionist at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you had a good stay with us and, especially, that you enjoyed our food. We will pass compliments on to our Chef. Many thanks and we look forward to welcoming you soon again. Regards, Aideen

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Arrived in Clifden on Saturday evening and after checking in had the problem of finding a meal on Saturday night. Found our way to the Alcock and Brown Hotel Bar and had a lovely meal for our family of five. No reservation, no bother. Would recommend.

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vickersbar, Receptionist at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your "Good Food" review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed dinner with us on Saturday night. We hope you come back to visit us soon. Regards, Aideen

Dublin, Ohio
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We spent a few days here. This hotel doesn't pretend to be anything but what it is. In short, a fine, clean family-run hotel. Fantastic staff, wholesome breakfast and accommodation, while basic, ticked all our requirements. It's located right in the heart of Clifden town. Yes there is no car park and if you want to leave your car, you...

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vickersbar, Receptionist at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review

We are really pleased that we ticked all the boxes for you! Thank you for your kind review. Just to let you know - Free 24 hour parking is available just a short walk from the hotel. We hope to welcome you back here in the near future. KInd regards. Aideen

Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Had really enjoyable stay on August 2nd and 3rd. Staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast really great with plenty options. Will be back and stay in this hotel. Only problem is parking but can usually get space in and around hotel. Parking meter from 11.30 amto 6.30 pm.

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vickersbar, Receptionist at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate the kind words and we were happy to welcome you to the hotel. I understand the parking problem, Clifden is such a busy time in August, but thankfully the rest of the year parking is manageable. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Angela

Balloch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Well appointed hotel in centre of Clifden. Very warm welcome from this family run hotel. The owners and staff could not do enough for us. Spacious room ,spotlessly clean,great shower and large comfy bed. Food was excellent. Breakfast was a delight and main meals delicious and plentiful. Would definitely recommend.

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vickersbar, Receptionist at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, We always appreciate such good feedback so thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review. We are happy you had a good time while you stayed here and we would be happy to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Angela

Congleton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here two nights with our son and his family could not fault the hotel clean,good location,food was 1st class good breakfast, and the staff professional. Been to the area a few times next holiday we're heading for this hotel.Thank to all for a very enjoyable stay.

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vickersbar, Reception at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for your compliments on our breakfast and our staff. We will have the red carpet ready for your return. Regards, Adeen

Portlaoise, Ireland
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I just stayed at this hotel with a large group of people whom I was travelling with, and I have to say that the staff are absolutely fantastic and helpful. In particular, the housekeeping ladies (Mairead and Rioní) who went out of their way to help me with planning and sorting things out for my trip. I will most definitely...

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vickersbar, Reception at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your most complimentary review. We are so glad you were impressed with our staff, especially our ladies in Housekeeping. We look forward to your next visit! Regards, Aideen

Farnborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The Alcock & Brown Hotel is right in the heart of Clifden at the road intersection and our top floor room had enormous windows looking all the way down the streets in every direction - a real feature when staying in one of these rooms. However, it could have done with a lift to get to the room and I...

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vickersbar, Front Office Manager at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rickbon, Thank you for your detailed review. Sorry about charging corkage, but I think its best to let Guests know in advance. Our wine in the Hotel is of very good quality and gets great reviews.....and at an average of €20 per bottle it is very well priced. The Free Wi-Fi system in the Hotel is good but unfortunately...

Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We found that our second stay at the Alcock and Brown Hotel was just as fabulous as our first stay in 2013. Take: a great view of town overlooking the square, mix it with the hotel's close proximity to pubs/live music, and you'll have a great stay in Clifden. Since we are from the States, this town was a very...

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vickersbar, Reception at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review

We are happy that you enjoyed your second visit to our hotel and were remembered by Declan and Sharon. We look forward to welcoming you for your third visit in the near future. You will be guaranteed a welcome! Regards, Aideen

rineyville, Kentucky, USA
Reviewed 7 July 2016

My family and I recently toured our way around Ireland and we ended up staying at the Alcock & Brown Hotel for 2 nights. What a great find this family run hotel is! The staff are extremely courteous and helpful. We had an excellent dinner at the restaurant and we were treated to some fantastic, traditional Irish music in the...

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vickersbar, Reception at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed our hotel, especially the dinner in our restaurant and music in the bar. Glad you enjoyed walking around the circle of the town from our central location on the Square. Hope to see you soon again! Aideen

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Additional Information about Alcock & Brown Hotel

Address: The Town Square | Connemara, Clifden, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Price Range: $95 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Alcock & Brown Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Ask for a corner room overlooking the street, as the middle ones only look onto the backside of the hotel entrance roof.”
 of 5 bubbles MacPow, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“higher floors better view”
 of 5 bubbles robertbowman1, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I didn't spot any elevator, so if you have a lot of baggage, it might be best to choose a room on the lower floor.”
 of 5 bubbles darrylgriffith93, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Town views from the panoramic front rooms are terrific”
 of 5 bubbles rickbon, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Our room had a lovely room over the village of Clifden!”
 of 5 bubbles joekarigabby, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
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