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Monaghan
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We called into this hotel while on our holidays and had a lovely relaxed meal, with four kids in tow relaxing and dinner time generally don't go together!!! But the Alcock and Brown hotel is a great place to eat, realx and enjoy the lovely food and great service.

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vickersbar, Reception at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review

Hi RoddyMonaghan, Thank you so much for reviewing our restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your dinner at the Gallery Restaurant. It was our pleasure to have you and your children here. We pride ourselves on being a family run hotel and families are always welcome any time. We have just introduced our new Little Pilots Menu especially...

County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Poor hotel generally. Unfriendly welcome apart from 1 person who served us breakfast. Phone not working in room. Only 1 key for 3 people. Luke warm weak shower. Dated and tired. No lift. No help with bags. Clifden came across as a town who just didn't need your business - unfriendly, superior, clipped attitude in the many pubs and restaurants...

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5Thank Julie W
vickersbar, Owner at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Julie, thanks for your views. It just looks like you had a bad time here in general. Clifden can be a wonderful place with lots of great pubs and restaurants to visit and be entertained in. We all have our "off " days, but for every pub, restaurant and hotel you visited to have an "off" day at the...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 August 2015

I visited this hotel recently with a hen party and although the location was great and the accommodation was adequate, the staff were quite unhelfpul and a little hostile to our admittedly 'spirited' group . Two of our party were unable to attend due to family emergencies but we were still charged in full for them. Dinner was part of...

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vickersbar, Owner at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review

Hi stokesy2014 and thank you for your review. I remember your group quite well - many of you told me personally that you had a great time so I am a little surprised by your comments. However I do recall that the noise level during dinner reached extreme levels. So much so that 4 guests arrived for their table, only...

Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I just stayed in this hotel and I had a really pleasant stay. The hotel is right smack bang in the middle of the town so you can easily find your way back after a few pints. The staff were very pleasant and the price was very reasonable. I would definitely come back again.

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vickersbar, Reception at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Aisling n, We are so pleased that you found us "perfecto" and that you liked our central location! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back here in the near future. Aideen

Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch with my sister-in-laws. Nice room with view of the town square. Comfortable chairs. Delicious pot of tea. Club sandwich with wonderful Irish ham. Indian themed chicken sandwich that was delicately and perfectly seasoned. Delectable, locally caught crab sandwich. All breads were excellent. A very good place to have lunch!

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vickersbar, Reception at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review

Hi "Joan" at Jet P, Thank you so much for taking the time to review lunch at our Coffee House with your sisters in law. We are so pleased you enjoyed our gourmet sandwiches prepared with freshly baked bread. Many people say that both our Coffee House and Gallery Restaurant have the best view in town. A great location to...

Tipperary, Ireland
Reviewed 19 July 2015

We stayed here with our family on our tour of the west of Ireland, the hotel is dated in appearance, not the most pleasing looking establishment in clifden, in saying that we were willing to overlook this aspect as its located is just fantastic, right in the centre of town.. and the staff were nice, if you do stay here...

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vickersbar, Reception at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. So pleased you were impressed with our friendly staff. While the hotel is not new, all public areas including foyer, coffee house and restaurant have recently been completely refurbished. All rooms have also been redecorated. We have been getting many compliments, particularly on the new decor of our Coffee House and Gallery Restaurant. We are...

Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Can't fault the hotel. We stayed for one night and had a great family room on the top floor at the front with a view of the centre of Cliften. The hotel itself reminds me of an old style continental hotel. Price wise was very competitive.

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vickersbar, Reception at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review

We are pleased you and your family liked your room overlooking the Square. Many say we have the best view in town overlooking the centre. Thank you for taking the time to review. Regards, Aideen

Killin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Lovely hotel grand food,comfortable rooms and the staff are brilliant.The food was really good, a great choice including wonderful seafood.I cannot speak highly enough of the staff and hotel.The hotel is in the centre of town and is so handily placed for everything. A great stay. Thanks to all at Alcock & Brown.

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vickersbar, Reception at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and in particular that you were impressed with our fresh seafood on the menu. Our Chef gets many compliments for the menu in our Gallery Restaurant. Many thanks and regards, Aideen

Reviewed 11 July 2015

Just returned from a trip with a group of friends after celebrating a 50th birthday at the Alcock and Brown. The food was excellent, staff extremely friendly and accommodating and the beds really comfy...lovely nights stay!

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vickersbar, Reception at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. So glad you had a good time for the 50th birthday celebration.We enjoyed having your group of ladies. Hope to welcome you back here very soon. Regards, Aideen

Cavan, Ireland
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Recently returned to the Alcock and Brown when over in the Clifden area on holidays with friends. We had the pleasure of having dinner on one of the evenings which proved to be a wonderful experience. Both Sharon and Declan provide a warm welcome and serve up some of the finest food on the Western seaboard.

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vickersbar, Reception at Alcock & Brown Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Tony D, We are so pleased that you enjoyed Dinner in the Gallery Restaurant. Our chefs get lots of accolades for dinner served here each evening. Sharon and Declan will be happy that you felt so welcome here and look forward to welcoming you here soon again. Regards, Aideen

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Additional Information about Alcock & Brown Hotel

Address: The Town Square | Connemara, Clifden, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Price Range: $92 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Alcock & Brown Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Ask for a corner room overlooking the street, as the middle ones only look onto the backside of the hotel entrance roof.”
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“I didn't spot any elevator, so if you have a lot of baggage, it might be best to choose a room on the lower floor.”
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