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4.8 / 5Outstanding

Score breakdown (from 45 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.9
  • Service
    4.9
  • Comfort
    4.7
  • Condition
    4.8
  • Neighborhood
    4.5
4.0 / 5Excellent
"A nice place"
Very nice! Comfy bed and clean room. Close to downtown! Hosts were nice. Definitely would recommend it.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jun 12, 2015
Debra
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good rooms - and really great breakfast"
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"
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"
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
Really nice place and easy walk to town,
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Oct 25, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great B & B in great location!"
I have nothing but superlatives to say about the Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse. We were greeted at check-in with tea, coffee and sweet bread which was very refreshing after a long day on the road. The staff was excellent, food delicious and the room was very comfortable. The location was perfect whether walking to the city centre or driving to some of the nearby sites. At the end of our stay we had to leave very early in the morning, when we returned to our room the night before leaving we found a very kind note with a generous breakfast to go for the three of us.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 15, 2013
Diana
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
fantastic ,notihg to say more .Go and enjoy...
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip May 28, 2013
A Traveler
US

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

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent"
Excellent in almost all respects. Very well equipped, tasty breakfasts, comfortable. Small TV would be only minor quibble. Walking distance to town, plenty of parking.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip May 14, 2015
Peter
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Amazing"
Perfect
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Feb 21, 2015
giuseppe
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Clean, comfortable and friendly"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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
"Great Experience"
We drove 48 miles from Galway because they had 6 reviews and a 5.0 rating. They were right. One of the best B&B's I have every stayed in. 5 star everything so I will tell you the extras: salmon on the menu for breakfast as a choice from the traditional Irish breakfast, tub and shower in our room, very helpful in having every restaurant in town's menu in the lobby, drinking glass variety in lobby. I live in Texas; I am not the owner but I would stay here again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 19, 2013
Randy
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very helpful"
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
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fantasic B&B in Clifden"
We stayed at the Buttermilk Lodge for a long weekend. It is the best B&B I have ever stayed in. The rooms are clean and very well decorated - you also feel you have a huge amount of privacy similar to any hotel. Best of all was the breakfast with a special every morning and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. With only a 5 min walk into the centre of the village it’s a perfect location. There were little details here that made the stay feel very special - chocolates on the bed, walking guides for guests and tea and coffee on tap in the sitting room. I will definitely be back here again and I couldn’t recommend it enough to anyone - couples, families, tourists. Everyone will be well impressed with this place!!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 8, 2012
Maria
IE

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

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Et unikt guesthouse."
Guesthouse med en meget rar atmosfære og en personlig stil. Tip top service fra værterne som var hjælpsomme uden at være påtrængende. Gæstebogen med hilsener fra den vide verden vidnede om at dette var et unikt sted at bo. Vi kom i snak med glade rejsende fra USA og Tyskland i den fælles pejsestue hvor der var tændt op i pejsen og med gratis the og kaffe ad libitum. Der var 5 minutters gåafstand fra Clifden med mange gode spise og musiksteder.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Jul 10, 2015
A Traveler
DK
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Personale disponibilissimo e soggiorno molto piace"
In questa struttura ci siamo davvero trovati a nostro agio. camera caratteristica, letto enorme e comodissimo. Pulizia generale ottima. Un plauso in particolare al personale disponibilissimo ed alla ottima colazione
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 3, 2015
A Traveler
IT
5.0 / 5Outstanding
B&B d'une rare qualité
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 5, 2015
laurent
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nette Atmosphäre"
Ein sehr warmherziges Hotel, das durch die Besitzer geprägt wird. Wir habe uns sehr wohl gefühlt.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip May 30, 2015
Walter
AT
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lodge accueillant et fonctionnelle."
Très beau lodge aux portes de Clifden, à 5 minutes à pied du centre-ville. Parking gratuit, wifi gratuit, très paisible, chambre bien décorée, un petit déjeuner très complet, en résumé un séjour réussi et un lodge à recommander.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip May 12, 2015
BENJAMIN
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
"חביב ונעים"
המלון בעל אופי בייתי, נקי ומסודר, אך ללא פאר וריהוט מינמלי בחדר. המלון ממוקם טוב במרחק הליכה קצרה ממרכז העיירה. השירות נעים ואדיב עם ארוחת בוקר טעימה. מומלץ
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Apr 25, 2015
Doron
IL
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Charming B&B"
Friendly welcome, good advice where to go for food and live music. Comfortable room with a nice bath. Excellent breakfast. We would love to come back to the Buttermilk Lodge!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 31, 2015
karin
NL
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Hotel muito agradável"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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
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!!!"
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
4.0 / 5Excellent
Sympathique B&B, très calme. Excellent buffet. À 5 minutes à pied du Centre de Clifden et de ces Pubs. Musique tous les soirs et excellent restaurant.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Oct 11, 2012
A Traveler
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jun 4, 2015
Lars
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends May 29, 2015
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jul 6, 2013
Sandra and John
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Apr 15, 2014
A Traveler
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Oct 5, 2013
A Traveler
DE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
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 179 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"Inventive Breakfast Specials"
07/16/15 mareng Newbury, United Kingdom
Stayed at Buttermilk Lodge for 4 nights at the end of June. Enjoyable the stay, made welcome and found clean and comfortable. Short walk into town, to give you an appetite and walk off those deserts and cream (you shouldn't have had) on the way back. Peat fire burning in the hearth if the weather is cool in the evening. One advantage to having the beverage making in the lounge was it allowed you to meet the rest of the guests and have an old fashioned talk, compare your day of sightseeing and pick up tips of places to visit next, plus discussions on putting the world to rights. There were guests from Holland, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada and the USA, Australia and England, very cosmopolitan. Though during the period of our stay there were grey sky days,but it did not dampen our enjoyment of Connemara. Would recommend the Wild Atlantic Way Sky Drives (fantastic photo opportunities), Killary Fjord boat trip, Kylemore Abbey, Roundstone. Just watch out for some of the prices in the restaurants, a little bit steep for what you are served and they are not anything special. Nothing was too much trouble to Cathriona and her husband it seemed. There was plenty of information in the rooms and in the lounge of were to dine ( with sample menus) and visit. The Lodge was well maintained and had plenty of 'off road' parking. As well as a comprehensive breakfast menu, Cathriona had a different special each day, such as fresh fruit pancakes; bagel, cream cheese and smoked salmon to name just two we sampled. Everything was freshly cooked to order and came piping hot on hot plates (something some restaurants and hotels should look into). Considering the number of guests that sat down to breakfast, the service was exceptionally efficient. When we had a continental breakfast we were spoilt for choice ( unlike hotels) with various fresh & dried fruits and different types of home made bread each morning. Well done Cathriona and Patrick keep up the good work. We recommend Buttermilk Lodge to all.
Overall Rating
"A very pleasant stay"
07/16/15 Viv77777 Luxembourg
A very nice guesthouse within walking distance of Clifden town centre. Good spacious rooms (some on ground floor). Excellent breakfast choices, including a wonderful cooked breakfast. Very reasonable rates for what is provided. I would certainly stay there again. Highly recommended.
Overall Rating
"Outstanding Irish breakfast! Attentive, efficient service."
07/14/15 Yonniton Singapore, Singapore
Had the Full Irish Breakfast, and it was the best I'd had so far. We'd already travelled halfway round Ireland, and no Full Irish was better, IMHO. Special mention for the coffee and tea, which was good and strong. Host Patrick, though a man of few words, was attentive to our needs and always available. Shy Singaporeans, we were very comfortable with the discreet hospitality provided.
Overall Rating
"excellent accommodation"
06/30/15 stephanbruehl Kirchheim b. Munchen, Germany
We arrived in Clifden with heavy rain and low clouds and were so happy to find this exceptional guesthouse. The welcome was very friendly with the offer of a cup of tea and some cake close to the fireplace in the lounge. The room was nice and clean and the breakfast in the morning just outstanding. Apart from the usual full Irish breakfast a daily special was offered. Hikers to the Connemara region can also order a packed lunch with different sandwiches. We hope to come back when the weather will be better and for sure will again stay at the Buttermilk Lodge.
Overall Rating
"Delightful and quaint."
06/16/15 Sarah M Oliveira do Hospital, Portugal
We recently stayed at the Buttermilk Lodge, and we found it very comfortable with every facility . The location is just a 5 minute walk to town, and the breakfast is to die for. Clifden has so much to see and do, we only wish we were here for a longer time. Would highly recommend anyone going to Clifden to stay here. The owner Catriona was also friendly and very helpful, and keeps the rooms spotless.
Overall Rating
"Lovely, modern lodge"
05/30/15 Danielle S Victoria, Australia
Great place to stay - the photos on booking.com don't do it justice and it was a very pleasant surprise. The rooms are spacious and modern, but it still has a very homely, country-life feel about it. The host was friendly and helpful without being overbearing. Great location with lots of parking and a nice stroll to restaurants. Breakfast was fresh cooked, quick and lots of variety. We will definitely visit again.
Overall Rating
"Strategic and very comfy"
05/29/15 Karthanis T
Located just minutes from the town center (by foot), this house is a great place to stay. Very tidy rooms and all facilities are functioning perfectly. There is a small lounge with a fireplace, offering complimentary tea and coffee to the guests, this is a very relaxing place to unwind after a day in the wilderness, have a drink and read for a while. The hosts are very attentive to their guests and are more than willing to give advice when asked about things to do or places to go. We stayed for two nights and somewhat regretted to go, but what can you do! A very pleasant stay.
Overall Rating
"Super cute, very homely! "
05/21/15 Mel_Syd_Australia Sydney, Australia
Super cute layout, it felt like I was staying at a relatives place rather than a lodge/hotel. Breakfast was included and freshly cooked per order. There was also free wifi in our room. The staff were also lovely!
Overall Rating
"Wow! Amazing service :)"
04/26/15 sazza748
Such a beautiful spot, this B&B was excellent. Tea & cake upon arrival, the landlady could not have been more hospitable. Nice clean room, comfy bed, awesome breakfast. It had it all. I will definitely visit again.
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.
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