Richard and the Wild Atlantic Bus delivered more than a top quality, clean and fantastically located AirBnB accommodation - they delivered a memorable experience that will last a lifetime for me and my wife. The stay started with the personalized care of leading us by the hand to the location due to a snafu with our GPS and then to be welcomed with fresh eggs, milk, scones and local jam that made for a perfect snack upon arrival. Richard took the time to show us all of the features that the Bus contained - that list is long and distinguished. He made sure we knew how to operate the fireplace so that we would be cozy. He informed us of the area and made us feel like guests of the community. Richard is a true ambassador for the area and Ireland as a whole. When we had an issue with our power converter Richard went out of his way to fix it for us. I could go on and on!! Staying on The Wild Atlantic Bus is an experience not to be missed - we will surely be back one day to continue our adventures! Thanks again Richard for who you are and what you have created for others!
Our stay on the Wild Atlantic Bus was an extraordinary visit from start to finish. Richard met us as soon as we arrived and gave us a very warm welcome. Fresh bread amongst other treats were left for us and our 3-year-old was gifted an activity book which kept her well occupied during rainy spells. The bus had all the essentials a family would require inside with the addition of an extra outdoor shower for the more adventurous! My favourite was the wood burning stove. The bus was within good distance to all outdoor pursuits we had wanted to do. A real treat for the active couple or family. Thanks Richard!
This place is outstanding! If you’re looking at the reviews, go ahead and book it! And wait till you meet Richard... great guy! Anyway, I thought I’d let my daughter write this review. This was truly an amazing experience; we couldn’t have asked for more! Absolutely beautiful interior, Richards vision is truly inspiring! Everything has been thought of to the finest of details. You can really feel the love and effort that has been put into the bus. This was such a unique experience and we are very grateful to Richard for sharing this with others. The location is ideal, waking up surrounded by nature was fantastic, before heading out to the outdoor shower (optional)! Minutes’ walk from the loch and other walking routes with fantastic scenery, or a 25min walk into the village (if you didn’t have a car like us), was lovely, everyone waves as they pass by. At no point was the bus cold. Richard was king enough to light the wood burning fire for us 2hrs prior to our arrival, what a warm welcome! This may not be the case in summer months, but we arrived at the end of October, so the weather was cooling down. There’s also central heating that’s set for the evening and morning times. This makes the bus great for throughout the year. We were sad to leave when the time came, however, Richard came and picked us up, drove us into Oughterard village, where we happily missed the next 3 busses into Galway while we had lunch and a Guinness with Richard for a few hours... outstanding!!! Get it booked... you’ll love it! Can’t wait to return, thanks for everything! Dalia & Gordon x
We couldn't recommend this more. The wild atlantic bus was absolutely fantastic and Richard was a perfect host. There are so many thoughtful touches for that extra splash of luxury and we were made so welcome. The beds are super comfortable and beautiful curtains kept the draught out, so although we were staying on a bus, we were always snug and warm. Be brave and try the outdoor shower, at first glance you think you'll be cold but it's very protected in the hut and the steam against the wood makes it smell like a sauna - all with views over the fields! Thanks again for a lovely stay.
From Richard’s warm & friendly welcome, to our “we’ll definitely see you soon!” ... our stay at the Wild Atlantic Bus was truly a unique experience. Kudos to Richard for such a well thought out and sensitive transformation of this bus. He has created an oasis while still managing to maintain plenty of authentic features ... a beautiful balance that he has passionately restored. Richard was a superb host, aware and responding to his guest’s needs whilst also respecting our privacy - the perfect balance! Richard’s attention to detail is not only present in the decor of this amazing space but also in the “little touches” throughout the bus to make your stay that extra bit special! I would highly recommend a stay at the Wild Atlantic Bus and we’ll definitely be back.
First things first, this is an amazing place to stay, if you like the idea of staying in a converted bus then you'll love it even more in the flesh. It's a clean, comfortable, stylish and liveable space with incredible finishing touches and attention to detail. Every morning you wake up there you won't be able to stifle the giggle you get because you just woke up in the coolest bus in Ireland. The inside of the bus is kitted out with everything you could need, we slept upstairs and the beds were really comfy everyone slept like logs. There's a shower and toilet on the bus but the outdoor shower is really cool, it's semi enclosed but you have a view over the neighbouring fields. The kitchen is perfect with everything you need, we mainly used the barbecue outside though as the weather was nice. There's plenty of little private spaces to break away from the group if required. It was all the little finishing touches that we really loved though, the lighting, the design, the thought that was put into it is incredible. The bus is located just outside Oughterard, near the lake, on the doorstep of beautiful Connemara but close to pretty much all the amenities you need. Richard is a gent, he left us to ourselves for our stay but got chatting to him on our last day and he's a really nice guy. So to finish, I have absolutely no reservations in recommending the wild Atlantic bus, it ticked all our boxes, it is comfortable, in a good location, and cool as feck.
Words won't do The Atlantic Bus justice but here goes. We had a wonderful stay there. The bus has been converted at such a high level. We had everything we could want and more. Comfy beds, warm shower, kitchen, BBQ, amazing views. The extra little details on-board make the bus all the more special. Richard was a great host and we are already looking forward to returning for another stay.
Where to begin... Richard has created one of the most unique stays I have ever had. His bus is absolutely amazing, from the littlest details to the cozy beds to his kindness and hospitality. Touches of home like fresh baked bread, eggs and cream in the fridge, and fresh flowers in the kitchen made it feel like I had been there forever. The bus has such a tranquil setting and it was the perfect place to rely stop and enjoy Ireland. Richard had the best local recommendations and I'm so glad I went to Connemara like he suggested. It's breathtaking there and so far from the tourist attractions! I did also head to the cliffs and made sure to leave at 6am to get there by 8am. Definitely the best plan as I had the place almost to myself for a 2 hour hike before the busses rolled in! When you stay, definitely use the outdoor shower at sunset for a spectacular view! An outdoor fire is so so dreamy. Richard, you've outdone yourself and I'm just sad that I wasn't there longer! I'll be back one day and can't wait to enjoy more of what Ireland has to offer.