The tranquil setting overlooking Clifden, matched with the dedication of the Hughes's father and son team and their attentive staff, combine to create a magical atmosphere here. Now into its 5th decade, Abbeyglen Castle has a well earned reputation, with many guests returning year after year. Well-appointed rooms and very comfortable suites are available, together with a range of relaxing lounge areas. The restaurant features a daily-changing menu of traditional and more modern dishes; many guests enjoy impromptu sessions around the piano in the bar following dinner. Treatment rooms are available.
Abbeyglen Castle Hotel was built in 1832 in the heart of Connemara by John D'Arcy of Clifden Castle. The hotel is romantically set in beautiful gardens with babbling brooks and streams, a panoramic view of Clifden and the bay with a backdrop of the Twelve Bens. Abbeyglen has a new beauty and relaxation centre (Yon-Ka) and a long list of most indoor / outdoor facilities, international cuisine, unique qualities of peace, serenity and ambience. Complimentary afternoon tea is a speciality. AA Rosette for good food and service. Well-appointed rooms and very comfortable suites are available (at a supplement), together with a range of relaxing lounge areas. Abbeyglen is an ideal base for touring Connemara.
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Located on Skye Road, Clifden in stunningly beautiful Connemara. Kylemore Abbey, Inisboffin, Marconi Museum, Alcock and Browne Museum and the Aran Islands.
I stayed here on March 1st with my wife for one night. It is a real pleasure to stay somewhere that has not been taken over by formula management. The Hughes team do a wonderful job and impart a real sense of a family run business that puts the customer first. The cost of the stay was very reasonable and included complimentary tea and scones as well as a champagne reception. The restaurant was very good and offered a wide and varied dessert menu. Breakfast the following morning was self service and the food was excellent. This was again overseen by Paul Hughes who went out of his way to present a small gift to a couple who had become engaged the night before. This is how a Hotel should be run. Most impressive. I would return without any hesitation.
4 out of 5
Had a nice time, dinner was fabulous, waiting staff excellent, ...