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Dolphin Beach House

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Reviewed 26 October 2013

My family and I just returned from a long weekend at the Dolphin Beach House. We booked for two nights but stayed for three as this place was hard to leave. This is a beautiful house in a fantastic location - great views and near enough to Clifden to enjoy town too. Clodagh looked after us with great care and...

1Thank GalleryDJ
Reviewed 23 October 2013

The area is beautiful and the house was amazing! A easy drive after our lobster dinner in Roundstone and the perfect distance to enjoy our drive to the sights the next day. Both my husband and I said next time we would want to stay 2 or 3 nights and just enjoy the relaxing cozy atmosphere here. We will try...

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1Thank Julie2269
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Our sons booked a weekend stay at Dolphin Beach House for our 25th wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful time. We had dinner at the hotel on Friday and watched the sunset over Slyne Head through the panorama of windows in the dining room while enjoying fresh homemade food and the genial company of guests from around the world. After...

1Thank Saralaw
Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 29 September 2013

I've been to the Dolphin Beach House twice, once with a friend and later booked a group of 13. It's a lovely house and hostess Cloddagh is warm and welcoming as well as exceptionally helpful with directions, details and recommendations. The rooms are truly individual gems, very spacious and with wonderful touches throughout. The location is great too; you wake...

1Thank pcurtin0
Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2013

I spent 6 nights in Dolphin Beach House and it was a true hidden gem. I immediately felt at home in the gorgeous surroundings, just like home but better. The rooms have a stunning outlook onto the coast and they are roomy and filled with interesting knick knacks. The sitting room looking out onto the sea is airy light and...

1Thank Pamela F
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 8 September 2013

We spend two weeks crisscrossing Ireland this summer and this place was the highlight of our trip in many ways. It is a truly family run place - as local as you can get - with the father making incredible, high-end handcrafted furniture, his very charming and smart as a whip daughter running the desk and house and the brother...

2Thank RockingRobin78704
Merchantville, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Dolphin Beach House in Clifden , Ireland is by far the most beautiful place we have stayed. We have visited Ireland more than six times and always go back to Clifden and the Dolphin Beach House each time. Our room has a king size bed and a large bathroom with a great shower. The view is beautiful and Clodah, our...

1Thank Bristowshannon
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 August 2013

I have just read the "Irish Idyll Review" and they are my sentiments exactly. We have just returned from a 3 month holiday to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and during our travels stayed at Dolphin Beach - it is a rare find and Clodagh is an absolute gem -wonderful sense of humour and still very professional...the location/accomodation/hospitality is superb...

1Thank nomadbobs
Sandbach, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2013

My daughter and I stayed here on a road trip around Ireland and this was one of the highlights of the trip. Getting here added quite a bit to our journey but it was more than worth it to stay in such a gorgeous place. The views from here are stunning, as is the place itself. Dolphin Beach House is...

1Thank snaphappylol
Bowral, Australia
Reviewed 27 July 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights after escaping Dublin in July 2013. Completely agree with previous reviews in saying this a great spot to explore the Connemarra region from. It was with a little trepidation on negotiating the single lane Lower Sky Road (with 2 way traffic!!) that we arrived to find a sensational view and a really nice comfortable...

2Thank GuitarmanBowral

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service

Additional Information about Dolphin Beach House

Address: Lower Sky Road, Clifden, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Price Range: $59 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Dolphin Beach House Hotel Clifden
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“Ask for a room with a sea view”
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“ask for a view of the water.”
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“All the rooms have stunning views, the rooms on the ground floor, however have access to the gardens”
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