Abbeyglen Castle Hotel - Connemara

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Abbeyglen Castle Hotel - Connemara
Sky Road, Clifden Co Galway
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Set romantically in its own parkland valley overlooking Clifden and the sea, the crenellated Abbeyglen Hotel is family-owned and run in a uniquely hands-on style by legendary hoteliers Paul and Brian Hughes.
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pitch & Putt
  • Sauna
  • Scuba Diving (nearby)
  • Snooker
  • Tennis
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Beauty - Massage
  • Beauty - Treatments
  • Breaks - Off Season
  • Breaks - Short
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Children - Not Suitable
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms (accessible for less able)
  • Heli-Pad
  • Live Music
  • Location - Scenic
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Abbeyglen Castle Hotel - Connemara

Set romantically in its own parkland valley overlooking Clifden and the sea, the crenellated Abbeyglen Hotel is family-owned and run in a uniquely hands-on style by legendary hoteliers Paul and Brian Hughes.

It’s a place that has won a lot of friends over the years and it’s easy to see why: from the minute arriving guests meet Gilbert the parrot at reception, it’s clear that this place is different; it’s big and comfortable and laid-back - and there’s a charming generosity of spirit about the place.

Complimentary afternoon tea for residents is a particularly hospitable speciality, served in a spacious drawing room or in front of an open peat fire in the relaxing bar, where many a late night is spent.

A major building programme saw the addition of six new superior rooms, and the refurbishment of the existing bedrooms, which are all unusually spacious and have character.

Most recently, a beauty and relaxation centre has been added, and the outdoor swimming pool that was a feature in the garden at the front of the hotel for many years was  re-designed - as a fountain and sun patio.

The Abbeyglen is a truly Irish hotel of the most relaxing kind, and it makes a great base for all of the activities the area has to offer, notably walking. There's a four-mile circular historical walk from the hotel and a brochure is provided, detailing many of the beautiful local walks including some around the nearby Twelve Bens Mountains; enthusiasts should ask also about the island hopping walks.

Rooms 45 (25 superior, 20 standard, all en-suite); B&B €118/142pps low/high season, ss €30. Not suitable for children; free broadband wifi; wheelchair accessible. Lift. Room service (limited hours). No pets. Restaurant: seats 70; set D daily 7-9pm, €49; house wine €24. Garden, tennis, pitch and putt, snooker, jacuzzi, sauna, massage, treatments, walking. Fishing (sea, coarse & fly), equestrian and garden visits nearby. 12.5% s.c. Closed 6 Jan-1 Feb. Amex, Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. Helipad. abbreviations
Last Updated: 30-03-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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