Dolphin Beach House | Bed & Breakfast in Co. Galway | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Bed & Breakfast

Dolphin Beach House - Bed & Breakfast in Co. Galway

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Lower Sky Road, Clifden, Co. Galway
Connacht, Irlanda

The Foyle Family

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+353 (0)95 21204 (landline)

What a spot! Bang on the edge of the Atlantic with views to die for and loads of activities - go fishing, hiking, riding or put your feet up

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Imagine lying in a mahogany sleigh bed watching dolphins play in the bay (if you're lucky), then walking through a magical garden to a private cove for a swim. Youthful, vibrant, Dolphin Beach is no ordinary place. Extended and modernised, the 200-year-old farmhouse lies at the windswept edge of Europe among wild fuchsia and the light of the Atlantic. Big bedrooms are full of luxurious fun and eccentric detail: Billy's fabulous handmade headboards, mosaic tiles, wooden ceilings, portholes, warm floors and patio doors that open with smooth precision onto quiet courtyards full of colourful pots or staggering views. The whole family are involved here and they will organise just about any activity you want – riding, deep-sea fishing, hikes, bikes. Barbara cooks with inspiration and fresh produce from the farm and the local area – Connemara lamb, organic veg grown in her neat-as-a-pin plot, wild salmon, fresh lobster. Savour it in the raised dining room overlooking Clifden Bay. After dinner, visit the bustling town by taxi, or lounge in your choice of two sitting rooms. Finally, let the sea lull you to sleep.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from The Foyle Family:

Puntos de interés sobre la región de
The Foyle Family:

  • Kylemore Abbey & Walled Gardens
  • Connemara National Park
  • Roundstone & Ballyconneely
  • We are along the Wild Atlantic Way
  • Inishbofin Island
Puntos de interés

Guest feedback
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"Very friendly welcome. Stunning views from the breakfast room with delicious breakfasts to set you up for the day. The Sky View road (on which the hotel is situated) is great for early morning walks prior to breakfast or cycling (latter arranged through local shops in Clifden Mannion Bike hire recommended). Our room on ground floor (peacock room) had great views of sea from our bed. Our favourite Sawdays on our recent trip to Ireland. "

John - Brighton&Hove, United Kingdom

agosto 2016
"We stayed in their Dolphin Beach Lodge just below the B&B in June and it was absolutely perfect! The location right on the water is magnificent and the house itself - which is huge- is wonderful. Every room in the house has a water view and the layout is amazing with one super king bedroom at one end with the kitchen, dining and family room in the middle and the other two bedrooms (all en suite and a second super king and one queen) at the other end. A perfect location & a perfect vacarion! We were at the B&B often and the owner, Clodagh, is nothing short of fabulous. Guests seemed so hapoy!"

Sherry - Westford, Massachusetts, United States of America

junio 2016
"Gorgeous place...wonderful rooms and decor. A bit out of the way, but if you are planning on staying in the area, I highly recommend this spot."
junio 2015
"We liked Dolphin Beach a lot. It is ideally placed for visiting places in Connemara and the rest of Galway, the rooms are very comfortable and the breakfasts are excellent. We also had dinner one night and found that very good too. "
agosto 2014
"We used our 'Time out Ireland' guide to find Dolphin Beach House. The owners also told us they were listed in Sawdays and since we have already stayed in a fantastic (Sawdays) place (Hazelphron House Cornwall) I thought I should give my pennys worth. Refreshingly gorgeous beachside B&B with beautiful rooms (I got to see 3 of them!) make this a special place to stay while you decide to stay in & get cosy between the August showers (!) or take in the cliff walk and scenery. Breakfasts are fabulous and I would recommend this place to anyone who appreciates a B&B that has more care taken in it than most. Thanks very much. Rachel"
agosto 2011

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  • 4 Doubles
  • , 3 Twin/doubles
  • , 1 Single
Precio:(i) 55 a150 por noche

Singles €80-€110.

Información de las reservas:


Dinner €43. Wine from €24.


28 October - 27 March.


Lower Sky Road, Clifden, Co. Galway

B&B 4 Double rooms
Precio: (i) 100 a 150 por noche
B&B 3 Twin/double rooms
Precio: (i) 100 a 150 por noche
B&B 1 Single room
Precio: (i) 55 a 75 por noche

The Foyle Family

Visit website

+353 (0)95 21204 (landline)