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“Exceptional B&B Cong, Ireland”
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Ryan's River Lodge
Ranked #3 of 13 Cong B&B and Inns
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We had three glorious days in Cong staying at Ryans River Lodge B&B. The moment we walked in we felt at home. Martha and her family have made this a gorgeous B&B right in the centre of the village on the River. They renovated a year ago, so everything is lovely and fresh and new. It is truly a beautiful place to stay. Our waistlines have extended somewhat as the breakfasts were scrumptious and each day, we would say, no we shan't have a cooked breakfast and in the end we would cave in as they were so delicious. The rooms are decorated beautifully, they have such a modern and quaint feel, oh and the beds were big and comfortable. We had been travelling for a couple of weeks by now and the washing was piling up. Martha was so kind to do this for us, which we were extremely grateful for. We highly highly highly recommend anybody to stay here, but stay for a couple of days as there is so much to do in the area. thank you Martha for making our stay so much better. Mandy and Mark, Australia

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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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thewestsawake, Owner at Ryan's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Dear Mandy & Mark
Thank you so much for your kind comments. It was great having you both stay. You were also great fun and a pleasure to have stay. You had great weather when you were here, well what we call "great weather" and you took in all Cong had to offer and it's surrounds. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and hope you will return again.
Kind Regards
Martha ☘️

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

We absolutely loved Ryan's River Lodge! Everything about it. It was recently remodeled and the rooms are darling and spacious. Upon arrival we were greeted by Martha. She was so kind and genuinely happy to have us. We loved our comfortable rooms overlooking the river. She gave us great suggestions on where to eat in the adorable town. She also told us how to walk through the woods to the Ashford Castle. It is a walk we will always remember. It was so beautiful. Ryan's River lodge was our favorite B&B in all of our 12 day trip around Ireland. The breakfast was also amazing. We will definitely be back to visit Martha and David and HIGHLY recommend it to all.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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thewestsawake, Owner at Ryan's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thank you Megan for your kind review. It was lovely to have you stay and we are glad you enjoyed it. Cong has so much to offer and when the weather is kind all you need is time to explore. The river walks are fabulous and we are so lucky to have these on our door step. Again thank you for all your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back again.
Martha☘️

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

The place to stay in Cong! We stayed with Martha April 25 through 29 and loved the lodge. The room was very comfortable with good space and a comfortable bed. The bathroom was recently done, small but not cramped. Martha's choices for breakfast went from full Irish to continental. Her tea is brewed correctly and very good. Martha was such a good hostess, giving us good suggestions for shopping, lunch, dinner and sites. She even rose early to give us a light breakfast on our final morning.

Room Tip: Get the room with the river view, street side. There is very little street noise at night.
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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thewestsawake, Owner at Ryan's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Brian and Diane. It was both our pleasure meeting you both and having you stay. We are glad you both enjoyed your holiday with us and touring around after. There is always tea in the pot here. You are both always welcome back anytime and we look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future. Now you know you can manage our big roads. Slán agus Beannacht. Martha.

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

It was great to be back in Ryan's River Lodge after their extensive refurbishment last year The dinning and guest sitting rooms are lovely, with comfortable soft chairs. You can relax with a book, a paper or check emails, (free wifi). between walks, a drive through the amazing scenery or a day in Galway, (good shopping ladies), which is just a short drive away, ( residents parking available). The rooms have been refurbished to a high standard with lovely fittings and completely new un-suites and guest bathroom.. In our room, (2). everything from the bed to the carpets was new, it was a joy to stay there. Although there have been changes the one area Martha hasn't changed is in the great service. The cleanliness of the bedrooms and communal areas are still immaculate and the breakfast always leaves us full-up way into the afternoon. There are yogurts to choose from, to which your own choice of fruit can be added. A good selection of cereals are on offer or if you prefer hot freshly cooked porridge. The Irish breakfast is very substantial with not a trace of grease or oil anywhere and the scrambled eggs with home smoked salmon is worth a try too. Along with the normal toast there is also home baked bread and cheese,which is really nice for a change, or you can have both, Martha likes to send you off filled up for the day. Ryan's River Lodge is a real family run B&B, (one of the boys helped with luggage), and this really shines through in everything they do, they really care and want your stay to be the best it can be and this is why we have been going back year after year. We cannot wait for our next visit inside the next few weeks hopefully, see you soon.. Kerry and Dessie Quinn, Coleraine.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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thewestsawake, Owner at Ryan's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Kerry & Dessie. Thank you guys so much for all your lovely comments. It was so lovely to have you back again. We are thrilled to have our guests back again and receive the comments on the refurbishment. We are really glad you like it and off course you had fab weather this time. Always a pleasure to have ye stay. Look forward to seeing you again in June. Lots more fishing talk I am sure. Kindest Regards Martha, David and boys.

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

We booked Ryan's River Lodge for 2 nights from 8th April 2017 as our friends were getting married on 9th at The Lodge at Ashford Castle.

Cong is approximately an hour away from Knock airport and most people hire cars to get around.

Upon arrival we were greeted by lovely Martha who checked us in and allowed us to pick which room we wanted. The rooms are very clean and comfortable with a huge king size bed and personal bathroom with electric shower. Our room had a lovely view of the river outside and it was nice to lie on the bed in the morning with the window open and listen to it.

Martha was there again in the morning to greet us for breakfast. The full Irish breakfast was amazing! there were plenty of other options to choose from also including fresh fruits, yoghurts, granola, cereals, breads, cheese, toast and the option to make up your own style cooked breakfast.

Cong is a beautiful little village, like a small version of the Lake District in England. Everywhere is within walking distance and there are some lovely little bars and restaurants to eat in. We went for a walk through the castle grounds and onto a trail of the woods which are also very beautiful. There is a nearby Equestrian Centre where you can ride horses up through the woods and also hire bikes. Unfortunately we didn't get to do this but our friends did who said it was well worth doing.

Thank you Martha and family for a delightful stay and also for giving us lifts to The Lodge at Ashford Castle. It was very much appreciated.

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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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thewestsawake, Owner at Ryan's River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you both stay and look after you.
We hope to welcome you both back again. We just might see you at a LFC match one of these days. Take care and thanks again Martha.

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Address: Riverside Lodge Riverview | Cong Village, Cong, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Cong
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Cong
Price Range: $138 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ryan's River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ryans Riverlodge B&B Cong Village, situated overlooking Cong River, we are a family run Bed and Breakfast. We offer comfortable, affordable B&B accommodation and a warm welcome awaits you from the Ryan Family. Situated next door to The Quiet Man museum, Cong Abbey and Ashford Castle is a short stroll through our beautiful woods. Ryans Riverlodge built as a hunting and fishing lodge to offer a holiday you will never forget. We also organise Fishing Holidays and Shooting / Hunting Holidays something to suit everyone. ... more   less 
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