Clifden Station House

4 Star

Galway, Clifden

Hotel description

The Clifden Station House is a modern hotel set around the old Clifden Railway Station. More than 60 years ago the last Steam Train departed from Clifden to Galway. Today the Railway Station, its Station House Platform and Engine House have been magnificently restored and transformed into The Clifden Station House & Courtyard. The hotel also has a leisure centre & indoor swimming pool.

Check In From

3:00 pm

Check Out Up To

12:00 pm

Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description

Clifden, the capital of Connemara Co. Galway, is the perfect base from which to see the many enthralling aspects of the West of Ireland. The hotel is located just off the N59, to the left, along the scenic Galway to Clifden Road, which en route takes in views of beautiful lakes, rugged landscapes and the magnificent Twelve Pin Mountain range. Clifden Station House is just 1 minute walk from the centre of Clifden Town.

Area Description

Clifden, the heart of Connemara Co. Galway,is a perfect point from which to visit the wild coast of the West of Ireland. Clifden boasts all year round charm and a truly welcoming atmosphere. Celebrate in style at many significant events

Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Weekend Entertainment
  • Fully licenced Bar
  • Sky sports available in bar
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Kids activities during high season
  • Baby sitting service on request
  • Indoor play area
  • Swimming lessons (by appointment)
  • Cot available on request
Hotel Restaurant
  • Dinner served
  • Breakfast served
Things To Do In The Area
  • Live music venues
  • Hill walking
  • Lakes
  • Boat trips
  • River fishing
  • Sea fishing
  • Walking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Concert venues
  • Surfing
  • Local sightseeing
  • Cinema
  • Museums
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Cycling
  • Go to the beach
  • Shopping
  • Golfing
  • Theatre
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Theatre for shows & plays
  • Music venue for concerts
  • Christmas parties
Hotel Guest Services
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Baby sitting on request
  • Ironing service
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Internet access
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry facility
  • Free car parking
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Projector / screen available
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • LCD projector
  • Refreshments available
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Pampering packages
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Viewing area
  • Aerobics studio
  • Beauty salon
  • Spa treatments
  • Children's pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam room

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by Bernie on Nov 5 2018 20:53

Well maintained hotel. Beautiful food and fantastic staff. I will return

by Marian on Sep 27 2017 14:15

The staff at this hotel, from the managers to the support staff, were without exception the most welcoming and obliging staff we have come across anywhere. The hotel facilities, the food and everything about the hotel were excellent. When we mentioned 1 minor glitch with regard to food, prompted by the Manager enquiring about our stay, it was dealt with in a most professional manner, with an honest apology and a free drink on the house. Will definitely go back!

by Martina McCarthy on Jul 18 2017 16:19

We were overwhelmed with the wonderful warm welcome we got from the manager of this hotel. She seemed to have time for everyone and despite being very busy she came in the dining room to make sure we were enjoying our meal. The entertainment there was wonderful two guys playing made every effort to sing any song we asked. All the staff were extremely obliging and so nice. Food was delicious. Were given a discount voucher for a return visit. Though it is a long way from us we are really looking forward to returning.

by Adrian Whelan on Jun 24 2017 12:57

Not a 5 star hotel but staff and service was 5+. From the second we arrived all four of us were made feel likely royalty. No ask was too big of the staff. From the reception to the bar staff. I've stayed in supposed better rated hotels and have not wceives such attention. Travelling with 2 2 year olds was always going to be tough but we didn't feel it once as the hotel staff always interacted with them to distract them from boredom. There's so much great things I could say about this place but I would be here forever. Thanks again for a great break. We'll be back

by Paul on Jun 22 2017 16:22

Great location in the town of Clifden with Connemara National Park and Omey Island only a 15 minute drive away. Good food both for breakfast and dinner with very helpful and knowledgable staff. Leisure facilities good. Would go back again.

by Pat on Mar 7 2017 22:17

Group of six stayed for two nights Friday and Saturday 24th and 25th February 2017 and we all enjoyed our weekend immensely. Hotel very central ,easy walking distance to all areas of Clifden All staff exceptionally friendly from reception, restaurant ,bar,cleaning staff and duty manager. Breakfast and dinner very good with great choices on both menus. Will definitely be back to stay again and delighted to recommend this hotel for its exceptional value and friendly staff Pat

by anita loftus on Apr 26 2016 16:45

had a wonderful stay at the station house, hotel was very clean and walking distance to the lively nightlife of the town. the food in the resttaurant was beautiful, and staff were very friendly and helpfull at all times. will definately be staying here again soon Anita

by Cian O'Dea on Apr 26 2016 13:27

Friendly staff and lovely location.

by Fiona McGee on Apr 26 2016 10:45

Stayed one night. Lovely Hotel. The staff couldnt do enough for us. They were helpful, chatty and great. Food was lovely, only portions of certain items could be a bit bigger. Would highly recommend this hotel

by cj on Feb 22 2016 14:35

had a flying visit to this part of Ireland, hotel is very welcomming ,friendly ,helpful and courteous.The room was clean,spacious enough,even for a camper bed....breakfast was yum,very good value. The only downer was the cool pool,very cold for this time of the year ,started to get warm as we were leaving

by Patrick Walsh on Jan 4 2016 16:46

Gorgeous hotel.. Rooms v clean & modern. Staff v helpful and kind

by Patsy on Nov 16 2015 10:52

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Bedrooms need updating - carpet, paintwork. Had lunch in the bar and it was inedible. Stew way over salted and gloopy. Open Crab sandwich was so covered in dressing I couldn't taste it. In fairness when I said this to the bar manager he refused to charge for the lunch. the leisure center was great, nice long pool, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi.

by Ray on Jul 16 2015 10:59

we had a delightful stay in beautiful Cliften . The Station house was great, lovely staff, food fantastis, and a very friendly atmosphere, We loved the Old Station house Pub and its music, Everything was just lovely, thankyou.

by reviewer98242142 on Jun 18 2015 12:40

Avery warm welcome at reception and that is how it was for my stay.Beds were most comfortable ever.Dining was very pleasent. I will be back to this hotel

by BarryM on May 17 2015 20:09

The hotel was a surprise, really nice place to stay. Staff extremely helpful, enjoyed our meal in the restaurant where the food was good. The hotel bar had a nice atmosphere & good entertainment

by GerMul on May 12 2015 09:38

Station House Hotel ticked all the boxes.Stayed 2 nights.Staff v friendly and helpful.Food in restaurant and bar very good.Location for Clifden perfect.Beaches all within a few mile.Highly recommended.Already planning a return trip.

by on Sep 30 2014 13:21

we stayed 3 nights, great staff great location but disappointed with breakfast, however staff did offer fresh poached eggs as alternative.

by Bernie on Jul 11 2014 12:11

Loved the Station House. 2 mins walk from main street. Staff couldn't have been more helpful. breakfast was excellant.Only stayed one night - will be going back for two!

by Ger on Jul 7 2014 23:06

One of the most quietest hotels I have ever stayed in! Very family orientated. Lovely comfy beds spacious rooms, nice breakfast, very pleasant staff. Swimming pool could do with a revamp. Very central location.

by Breda OLoughlin on Jul 3 2014 08:55

We had an overnight stay in the hotel last weekend---------got a great deal --------the staff were very welcoming-------the service and food was excellent------in a great location beside town centre------we will be returning.

by Brent on Jun 22 2014 10:57

I ordered two rooms. My guests are providing this review. Clean hotel. Staff adjusted to our needs - changed a twin to a double. Large choice for breakfast and enjoyable. Good location for the shops in Cliften.

by Brent on Jun 22 2014 10:52

A lovely hotel. Very clean. Staff were welcoming. Good choice for breakfast. Good location. Only small gripe was that the Internet on TV required a PhD to get it going. You have to use a combination of the keyboard and remote control before things would happen. One wrong button and you had to start from the beginning again.

by Christina Organ on Jun 17 2014 16:52

Stayed at Hotel on 6th/7th June 2014 - booked 4 rooms. (7people) No complaints at all about hotel/location/cliften - nothing to fault. Hotel was excellent, location wise, food wise, and staff were fantastic - Celebrated 50 birthday with dinner in their restauraunt (where other friends joined us). the food was fabulous, as was the service, and reasonably priced too. - All the gang went home happy. Fabulous location for touring the beautiful Connemara region - and for the nightly entertainment in clifden bars etc. Would love to be going again asap!!!!.... and would recommend it to anyone.

by brid on May 28 2014 21:47

Stayed the weekend of the tour of connemara. It was very busy and extremely noisy. Very bad insulation could hear people outside all night as we were opposite the bar. The food was nice and a good supply at breakfast. Good leisure facilities but due to lack of sleep would not return. Clifden is a lovely town with great traditional music.

by liz on May 25 2014 18:52

room was only ok not very modern but it was comfortable. Leisure centre was not great at all, I expected more, it was very dark and temperatures of pool and jacuzzi were not right.. to cold . staff were nice and friendly. food was also very nice .

by Sharon Gleeson on May 3 2014 16:09

I thoroghly enjoyed my stay at the Clifden Station House hotel. There was lots to do at night in the area, lots to see during the day. Staff were so pleasant and helpful. The food was lovely. It was incredible value for money!!

by MM on Apr 28 2014 15:32

Had a lovely few days in the Clifden House Hotel! it was very clean and comfortable and the staff were friendly and courteous. Had food in the bar on 2 days which was excellent. The only negatives were they could have had a bigger choice on the menu in the bar and you had to ask at reception to get a drink in the Library bar, but having said that I would definitely go back again.

by Grace Chambers M on Apr 25 2014 22:32

Well I stayed in the Clifden Station House Hotel what a fantastic time the family had I would certainly recommend this hotel as it was so relaxing and the most beautiful views in Ireland.Staff were very nice and helpful food was excellent and lovely people.Such a quaint village will return.

by john on Apr 25 2014 10:57

we enjoyed our stay at the hotel, staff were excellent, food was good , children enjoyed kids club and pool,

by Paul Arnold on Apr 21 2014 10:01

I highly recommend The Clifden Station House, staff very friendly, food excellent,I really enjoyed my stay there, will make a return visit and would tell my friends .Thank you to all the staff for making my stay enjoyable.

by Glash on Mar 26 2014 13:53

Good location, beds really comfortable however room v noisy could hear everything next door. Breakfast to be served from 7.30 however hot food still not ready by almost 8 am. Mentioned to reception at check out however response was will tell manager. Wouldn't stay here again.

by Joan on Mar 19 2014 13:59

We really enjoyed our stay. The staff were excellent, very helpful and friendly. Fantastic food and good service.

by jacjue on Mar 19 2014 11:08

excellent place to stay! staff friendly and very helpful ,terrific locatiion

by Garrett A J Carton on Mar 6 2014 12:27

My wife and I stayed in the hotel for two nights. The room was very comfortable and clean; our only criticism was that it was too warm for us but the radiator control was simple to adjust. The bathroom well equipped with everything that we needed. Breakfast is buffet style and excellent though we would have liked a greater selection of wholemeal breads. Dinner in the restaurant was excellent with a decent choice of dishes and they stocked a local craft beer. The staff in all departments were courteous, friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay and would be very happy to stay there again. Clifden is an excellent centre from which to tour Conamara.

by Jean Scanlon on Feb 11 2014 19:39

We really enjoyed our stay at the station house clifden . The food was absolutely fabulous . The staff were very friendly and we would certainly go again . If we were to say anything negative it would only be that we would have loved if there was a bit more craic agus ceoil as it was clifden connemara but we presume this was on account of being this particular time of year but we definitely would go again .:)

by A.Faherty on Feb 6 2014 22:26

My family and I had a thoroughly enjoyable stay in early January at The Station House Hotel! Wonderful food, attentive, warm and friendly staff, great facilities and the children's club make this a very suitable and welcoming hotel for families. A great value break! We will be back!

by colm mannion on Jan 18 2014 20:37

very nice hotel staff friendly 4 star

by Patricia on Jan 14 2014 17:18

Friendly staff. Warm and spacious bedrooms. Food excellent.

by Alex on Dec 24 2013 11:38

A beautiful hotel set in beautiful Connemara. My family room was spacious and comfortable with all I need to have a relaxing stay except a FREE internet which should be standard in such a hotel hence the 4* rating. The room service was brilliant and the staff friendly. Breakfast was superb. The hotel also has a fully equipped leisure centre and spa. We had fun!

by FAMILY 2AD&2CH on Nov 6 2013 20:30


by Lesley Cooney on Nov 6 2013 10:58

We had a very enjoyable stay in Clifden Station House. The staff were extremely friendly which I found a delight as in recent times I find that hotels lack in this department. The room was gorgeous and very warm. The pool, jacuzzi and steam room were most enjoyable. We found the other guests and locals very friendly. This was our first trip to Connemara loads to see and do we will definetely be back to the Station House and would have no hesitation recommending it. We visited Kylemore Abbey which is nearby and a must see with its beautiful walled gardens, architecture and interesting history. The onsite cinema at the station house is very convenient we enjoyed going to see Captain Philips there. I would inquiry next time about staying longer in one of the apartments as we were told that the station house do very competitive deals for a week B&B plus some evening meals so perhaps we will return at Easter as would love to go to the nearby adventure centre, the mines and fit in some hill walking / beach walks.

by patrick on Oct 21 2013 21:34

good hotel

by Dee K on Oct 6 2013 00:17

My Husband and I stayed at the Clifden Station House Hotel for 1 night midweek and would highly recommend it. From the moment we checked in until we checked out we could not find fault. The reception staff were welcoming, friendly and efficient. Our bedroom and bathroom were bright, fresh and very clean. We were on a dinner, bed and breakfast package which was really good value. We dined in the restaurant and the staff were again very friendly, efficient and made us feel welcome. The menu had a good selection and the food was well presented and delicious. We had a few drinks in the Station House Bar across from the main hotel and again there was a nice friendly atmosphere there. Buffet breakfast the next morning was well laid out with a good continental and cooked selection. We will definitely return to the Station House Hotel in the near future.

by mary on Aug 13 2013 19:57

Excellent accommodation,staff were very friendly and helpful ,lovely hotel,will stay there again.

by Frances Reilly Keenan on Aug 13 2013 19:19

Just back from lovely weekend spent at Clifden Station House Hotel.Staff were lovely and helpful. It was our first time to stay there but it wont be the last. A big thank you all around. Frances R. Just back from lovely weekend spent at Clifden Station House Hotel. The staff were lovely and very helpful from our arrival to our departure. A big thank you all around. It was our first time to stay there but it wont be the last. Frances Reilly

by jsdu on Jul 8 2013 19:00

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights, we had the most wonderful time. The food ,Staff, room and pool were all first class. We will definately be back and will also make a return visit to Griffins pub where the craic and drink is 90. We cant wait to return to Clifden where we could not find any fault.

by Marber on Jun 25 2013 23:36

Lovely stay, good value, very central.

by kathleen on Jun 2 2013 19:20

stayed for 2 nites very good hotel staff friendly nice room

by Stacey Grimes on Apr 17 2013 17:04

Great staff, so friendly and accommodating. Fantastic food, and a great value deal. Will definitely return.

by reviewer35790362 on Feb 19 2013 19:00

I was very impressed with the hotel overall. The staff were most helpful and the food was very tastie on each night of our stay. I would highly recommend the hotel.
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