There are a handful of brilliant hotels in Clifden in Galway that’ll suit those of you looking to make this corner of the county your base for an adventure.
There are heaps of things to do in Clifden, after all, so placing yourself at the centre of the action just makes life that bit easier .
Some, like Foyle’s Hotel, are located smack bang in the centre of the village while others, like Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, are a short ramble away.
Below, you’ll find everything from hotels in Clifden where you’ll be treated to a night away with a difference, to central Clifden hotels that make the perfect base for your Galway Road Trip.
Our favourite hotels in Clifden in Galway
Now, before we dive on in, I just want to clarify that the guide below is in no particular order, with the exception of spot one, two and three.
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1. Clifden Station House Hotel
The Clifden Station House Hotel is one of the most popular hotels in Clifden. It offers a variety of accommodation options ranging from family rooms to catering apartments with fully-equipped kitchens and spacious living areas.
Go for a dip in the swimming pool, enjoy beauty treatments at the Renew Spa, or work out in the state-of-the-art fitness centre.
The on-site Carriage Restaurant and Signal Bar offer both local and international cuisine. This popular hotel in Clifden is an ideal base for exploring nearby attractions like Connemara National Park, Inishbofin, Omey Island, the Sky Road and Killary Fjord.
2. Connemara Sands Hotel & Spa
Staying at Connemara Sands Hotel & Spa comes with a heftyish price tag, but it’s definitely worth splashing out on, as this is one of the standout hotels in Clifden.
From the lovely organic Seaweed Spa and the fabulous on-site restaurant with world-class chefs to 21 nicely decorated guest rooms with luxury beds and bath linen, this family-owned and operated boutique hotel has it all.
There’s a reason this is widely regarded as one of the best spa hotels in Galway! Well worth kicking-back in for a night or three.
3. Foyles Hotel Clifden
Located in the heart of the village, Foyle’s Hotel in Clifden is a perfect place to stay for adventurous travellers who wish to enjoy leisure activities like hiking and cycling and explore County Galway’s diverse landscape.
The hotel has recently been redesigned and boasts 25 nicely furnished en-suite rooms. In case you get hungry, visit the on-site Marconi Restaurant that focuses on a variety of seafood delicacies such as sea trout and Irish salmon.
In the evening, chill in the patio garden or enjoy a few pints at the hotel’s pub that hosts live music entertainment.
Hotels in Clifden in Connemara with great reviews
OK, now that we’ve got our favourite Clifden hotels out of the way, it’s time to see what other brilliant hotels in Clifden are on offer.
There are three more which have racked up rave reviews online and that are located either in Clifden village or a short spin away.
1. Abbeyglen Castle Hotel Clifden
Next up is one of the more unique hotels in Clifden in Galway. I’m talking, of course, about the much loved Abbeyglen Castle Hotel (one of favourite hotels in Galway).
With magnificent views of Clifden and the Twelve Bens mountains, Abbeyglen Castle Hotel is well-known for its beautiful gardens, award-winning cuisine, and impeccable guest reviews.
The rooms are spacious and full of character. The new wellness and relaxation centre is a great place to unwind and enjoy a variety of treatments, while the on-site AA Rosette restaurant offers mouth-watering International and local cuisine.
Although there are several popular castle hotels in Galway, the Abbeyglen holds its own against many of them!
2. Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant
Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant is located on the edge of Ardbear bay and just a 5-minute car ride from the centre of Clifden.
This family-owned and managed 20 bedroom boutique hotel features well-furnished and individually decorated rooms with spectacular bay and garden views.
Try the locally caught seafood at the award-winning Ardagh Restaurant that also offers an excellent and extensive wine list.
Attractions like Connemara National Park, Connemara Golf Links, Kylemore Abbey and Derrigimlagh Bog are easily reachable. Hotel staff is always more than happy to arrange activities like sea angling and horse riding.
3. Alcock & Brown Hotel
Located in the centre of Clifden town, Alcock & Brown Hotel is a perfect base for exploring Connemara and at the same time offers easy access to the town’s shops, restaurants, and boutiques.
This boutique-style property has been recently refurbished and features a range of facilities including the Cosy Bar, Gallery Restaurant, and a function room.
Thanks to its location, you can easily wander into the many bars and restaurants in Clifden without having to worry about getting a taxi.
Have you stayed in any hotels in Clifden in Galway?
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