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4.8 / 5Outstanding

Score breakdown (from 30 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.8
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    4.8
  • Comfort
    4.7
  • Condition
    4.7
  • Neighborhood
    4.4
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good rooms - and really great breakfast"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
This B&B was another nice stop on our trip. Plenty of signs to make it easier to find - the room was smaller than some, but room enough for us and our luggage and backpacks. Comfortable bed, quiet area, and decent bathroom/shower. The standout here was the breakfast. A very nice assortment for the self-serve area of juices, breads, yogurt, and cereals. The additional cook-to-order course really added to the meal. This could easily be your main course and just supplement the rest of the day. We would definitely stay here again if in the area.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Jun 24, 2014
WileEC
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Pleasant and Roomy"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
A very nice B&B with nothing special to offer (like views or architecture) except outstanding service and a great breakfast. The manager was sweet, they had free WiFi and a PC with printer, and an awesome breakfast. The setting is much nicer than the wintery picture at hotels.com
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip May 31, 2014
Ross
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Totally satisfied"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Catherine and Patrick left nothing to wish for at their B&B. Patrick welcomed our group of six with tea and cake. Our room was very comfortable. We were impressed with the washcloths in the room along with cotton balls, q tips and a sewing kit. The breakfast offered a. Menue for every appetite. Irish breakfast was made to everyone's request. Would enjoy returning.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Apr 28, 2014
James Smith
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Really nice place and easy walk to town,
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Oct 25, 2013
A Traveler
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Amazing"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Perfect
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Feb 21, 2015
giuseppe
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Clean, comfortable and friendly"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
I found the Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse to be a very clean, comfortable and well run guesthouse. The staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was top class. I had only reason to stay for one night so I can only base my comments on a short stay. That said, I couldn't find fault with this B&B and for that reason I would stay there again and recommend it to others too.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Aug 30, 2014
Passerby
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Comfortable, welcoming near to centre of Clifden"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Easy to find and ideally located. Just under 10 min walk to the centre (slightly uphill on way back) where there is a good selection of restaurants and bars. Very welcoming with tea and cake on arrival, together with local information, latest 'what's on brochure' and menus for local eateries. Very clean and comfortable, and an excellent cooked to order breakfast with plenty of choice. Tea and coffee available in the guests lounge. Deserves its three star rating and would definitely stay there again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 5, 2014
Viv
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good location for exploring the Connemara region"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Very enjoyable - countryside is beautiful and the village of Clifden is unique.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 2, 2014
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Friendly run guesthouse"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Our stay was very enjoyable with a warm welcome upon arrival. There was a collection of menus from all local restaurants and all information you could ask for. The room was very clean, bed comfortable and plenty of parking space for all visitors. I’d greatly recommend this guesthouse.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip May 31, 2014
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"LOVELY HOTEL"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Cozy, friendly, helpful. GREAT LOCATION, SHORT WALK INTO VILLAGE
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 14, 2014
NICKY
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Breakfast"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay from the lovely greeting onwards.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Oct 7, 2013
Joe
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfect"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
I booked this accommodation based on guests reviews and they were spot-on. A definite 5/5 rating.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 8, 2013
KB
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"beautifully appointed family run B&B"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Welcoming and helpful host . Rooms beautifully decorated and of a high standard in both design and cleanliness. Great breakfast which was beautifully presented .
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 29, 2013
Cheryl
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"clean and comfortable"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Staff friendly and helpful. Lots of information about local eateries etc
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 27, 2013
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Tour of conemarra"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Excellent hotel Would stay again Great menu for breakfast
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip May 24, 2013
Oisin
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"well-oiled machine"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Warm & cosy. A la carte breakfast scrummy. Tea & coffee making facilities appreciated, plus fruit cake! Wide selection of local history books greatly enhanced our understanding & appreciation of the area. Attentive & helpful hosts but not intrusive. Great place to stay but shame about the weather!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip May 17, 2013
kenju
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very helpful"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Easy to find, room clean and comfortable. Staff very helpful in advising me where to eat in Clifden and how to find the places they recommended. Easy walk into town - coming back is uphill! Asked for a bacon sandwich (which wasn't on the breakfast menu) and received a fab sarnie. Visitor lounge is a nice touch and they provide glasses and a corkscrew so you can bring your own wine back, which is thoughtful. Downsides? Not many - the TV was so high up it was impossible for me to switch on but I wasn't there to watch TV, so not an issue. Didn't spot the specials board for the breakfast until I was on my way out, which was a shame. I'd definitely be happy to stay there again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Oct 13, 2012
Louise
GB

The following reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Hotel muito agradável"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Atendeu a todas as expectativas. Mais nada a comentar
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 6, 2014
daniel
BR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very cosy little hotel"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
The hotel is a small family hotel with friendly service, good breakfast and reasonable prices. Rooms are cosy and the beds very good. At night there was absolute silence until in the morning the birds begun to sing. Wireless internet connection was fast and operated without problems. There is a short (5 min.) walk down to the city centre.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends Apr 12, 2014
Hannele
FI
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Desyuno variado y de calidad"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Todo muy bien. El desayuno variado, de calidad y casero. Recomendable.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Mar 17, 2014
Felix
ES
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fantasti sted i hyggelig by med gode restauranter"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Fine værelser, gode senge og super morgenmad
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 25, 2013
R & B
DK
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Très accueillant"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Des hôtes très sympathiques et accueillants, présents tout en étant discrets. Petit-déjeuner fait maison, conseil lors de visites,...
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Jul 1, 2013
A Traveler
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Service impeccable"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
LES HÖTES SONT CHARMANTS, L'HOTEL EST BIEN SITUE ET TRES CONFORTABLE.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night family trip Jun 10, 2013
A Traveler
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Excellente adresse, bonne réception, hôtel qui fournit un peu plus que ce qu'on atend..
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip May 19, 2013
A Traveler
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Super!!!"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
One of the best B&B I have stay on ever. Will come back!!!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Mar 14, 2013
Agneta
NO
2.0 / 5Fair
"Clifdon & Sky Road"
  • Cleanliness
    1.0
  • Service
    1.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    1.0
  • Neighborhood
    2.0
Ruhige Lage, in der Nähe der Küste. Nächster Ort zu Fuß erreichbar! Zimmer sehr schön aber eng! Typisches B&B. Frühstück sehr lecker und reichhaltig!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 3, 2012
Uwe & Silvie
DE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Très bon accueil, au calme, près du village"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Excellent accueil, chambre propre et au calme, petit déjeuner copieux
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 3, 2012
Villlalon
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jul 6, 2013
Sandra and John
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Oct 5, 2013
A Traveler
DE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Aug 2, 2013
A Traveler
CH

TripAdvisor reviews for Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse

Overall rating:Based on 168 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"What a B&B should be!"
04/14/15 Bill L Bangor, Co Down
Stayed last weekend for two nights at Buttermilk Lodge. Welcomed by Cathriona on arrival and taken to our rooms. We were then invited downstairs work a welcoming cuppa plus cake. The house is a short easy walk into Clifden but may be a little harder if walking back after a few pints of the "black stuff" and a good feed in the many restaurants/pubs in the town center! Would certainly recommend the Buttermilk Lodge to Clifden visitors.
Overall Rating
"Very hospitable"
01/15/15 Jane F
We were served tea and cake upon arrival, our ground floor room was very clean and nicely decorated, and it's an easy walk into town. There's a nice little parlor where you can play chess, make tea, read up on town events, etc. Not only do the hosts supply booklets about walking trails, restaurants, and Connemara heritage, they are willing to help you book reservations/order food. Cathriona actually drove us into town to pick up pizza one night and gave us the great recommendation to catch the bus to Connemara National Park. The breakfast had both cold options and a variety of hot foods, including a daily special! Great b&b!
Overall Rating
"Nice B&B in Clifden"
11/02/14 Steve H Denver, Colorado
Short walk to town center...hosts were warm and friendly, including when we saw them downtown in one of the many pubs...rooms were well appointed and beds comfortable...breakfasts were very good and they even "delivered" to our room when we overslept after long day of travel (okay also long nite in the local pubs)...lovely grounds on property...very quiet...would stay there again, without question.
Overall Rating
"Wonderful breakfast!"
10/26/14 racheldaisy2014 Wenatchee, Washington
Buttermilk Lodge is about a 10 minute walk from the center of Clifden, and very near the Sky Road as well. The rooms are very comfortable and nicely decorated, and there is a sitting area downstairs with couches where guests can relax in front of a peat fire. While we did not receive quite as warm a welcome here as in other bed and breakfasts that we stayed at, I think the owners may have just been especially busy during our time there. Buttermilk Lodge definitely had the nicest and most extensive breakfast which we encountered on our entire trip, with many options to choose from. The Sky Road, the shops and restaurants in Clifden, Kylemore Abbey and the National Park are all very close by, as well. We really enjoyed our time there!
Overall Rating
"Even without a booking!!!!!"
09/24/14 Sue627 Portlaoise, Ireland
This is the second time in the last 3 months that my husband and I have stayed here and will definitely bring our Scottish friends the next time they are over. Cathriona and Patrick made us very welcome and, considering we hadn't booked this time as we just went on the spur of the moment, looked after us really well. Cathriona especially has huge knowledge of the area and regaled us with some great anecdotes. The breakfast is to die for - just about everything anyone could wish for with a different 'special' every day. The rooms are spotlessly clean and the bed is extremely comfortable. I recommend Buttermilk Lodge very highly for anyone, whether they be old or young, walkers or talkers, doers or take-it-easyers.
Overall Rating
"Lovely stay "
09/21/14 xserena88x Dublin, Ireland
Warm welcome, room was spotless and so comfortable. Breakfast was lovely with a great selection of food. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again and would recommend this guesthouse to anyone as a great place to stay in clifden.
Overall Rating
"All you could want and more"
09/03/14 jillhrm essex, uk
We stayed here for three nights and found it to be a B and B of a very high standard. The range of choices for breakfast for amazing, you need to be there for a few days to sample more than one. There are so many "little extras" here, which make your stay special - homemade cake and tea on arrival, free wi-fi, use of lounge with fridge, sample menus from local bars and restaurants (really useful on a rainy evening when you don't want to trail around looking for the right place to eat) and a host who is more than willing to dry out walkers' wet socks! Useful tip: if you come by bus, the driver will drop you off outside Buttermilk Lodge to save you walking from town.
Overall Rating
"Nice B and B just outside town"
08/31/14 JuliaHope New York City, New York
This is a nice B and B, just outside town (5 minute walk). The owners LOVE cows, and have porcelain cows EVERYWHERE - of every sort: toast racks, spoon rests, wind chimes, wall ornaments, little statutes - there are so many cows, there is always something to look at. The rooms are nice enough; could be a little cleaner. Very excellent breakfast. Owners are quite knowledgeable and helpful, if you ask them.
Overall Rating
"Cows! Cows everywhere! :)"
08/30/14 Marcela L Fort Belvoir, Virginia
My husband and I spent a wonderful night at the whimsical Buttermilk Lodge in Clifden, Co. Galway. In keeping with its name, the charming B&B has decorative cow figurines and cow artwork everywhere. Our hosts, the O'Tooles, were very welcoming, inviting us to a cup of coffee or tea upon arrival. The B&B is warm, inviting, and very well kept. We had a double room which was spacious and comfortable. The lodge is a short wall from the town's Main Street, but still away enough to give it a country feel. Highly recommended!
Overall Rating
"Charming B&B in Clifden"
08/23/14 Stephanie G Worcester, Massachusetts
This was an excellent place to stay with such welcoming hosts. The breakfast was superb, the location very convenient. There was so much to do near by. I will most definitely return to Buttermilk Lodge.
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