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“Experience traditional Irish hospitality at this heritage hotel on the coast of Galway. Family heirlooms and an open hearth make for a warm welcome. Upstairs, guestrooms are period themed, featuring lovely antiques, a fireplace and rich linens. A beautiful B&B, perfect for a weekend by the sea.”

“Experience traditional Irish hospitality at this heritage hotel on the coast of Galway. Family heirlooms and an open hearth make for a warm welcome. Upstairs, guestrooms are period themed, featuring lovely antiques, a fireplace and rich linens. A beautiful B&B, perfect for a weekend by the sea.”

Hotel Review

Clifden is a charming seaside town on the coast of Galway. With a sprinkling of pubs and restaurants, plus great walking routes along the coast, it makes a picturesque weekend getaway in Connemara. The Quay House, housed in the oldest building in the town and dating back to the 1850s, has had a number of incarnations, first as the Harbour Master's house and later as a Franciscan monastery. The property has been lovingly restored and adorned with an eclectic mix of antiques which reflects the sense of fun of owners Paddy and Julia Foyle. Original open fireplaces in the hotel living room welcome guests in from the windy coast with a warm embrace; this is the perfect place to curl up after a day trip fishing or a long walk. The town centre is just a seven-minute walk away, but the B&B's seafront location gives the sense of a much more secluded setting, perfect for a hideaway holiday. Upstairs, the hotel guestrooms are spread across both sides of the property, meaning a good number offer harbour views. Original period paintings and functioning fireplaces give the sense of stepping back in time, while luxury linens and comfortable pillows guarantee a good night's sleep. There is also an adapted, wheelchair accessible room available on the ground floor. With charming views, cosy interiors and great hosts, this B&B has a winning package which keeps guests coming back.
Recommended for
  • Active Holiday
  • With great opportunities for hiking, fishing and cycling in the area, this hotel makes a great option for active holidaymakers
  • Romantic Break
  • Couples love the period details and unique décor at this family-run B&B; book a harbour-view room for added romance
  • Local exploring
  • Explore the coastline and the pretty town, with easy access from this seafront bolt-hole
 

Written by HG Staff

Recommended For

  • Active Holiday
  • With great opportunities for hiking, fishing and cycling in the area, this hotel makes a great option for active holidaymakers
  • Romantic Break
  • Couples love the period details and unique décor at this family-run B&B; book a harbour-view room for added romance
  • Local exploring
  • Explore the coastline and the pretty town, with easy access from this seafront bolt-hole
  • Cycling
  • Rent bikes from the hotel and explore the coastline and the town on two wheels; a ride along the Sky Road is a must
  • Golf
  • Head to the Connemara Golf Club, an 18-hole links course. Ask the hotel to reserve ahead of time for you
  • Great walks
  • Try the Derrigimlagh/Marconi walk, a 5km trail across blanket bog over a rugged and wild landscape
  • Historic
  • The Quay House was originally built for the harbour master some 200 years ago.
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Views
  • Romantic
  • Full of character
  • Intimate
  • Charming
  • Townhouse
  • Seaviews
  • B+B
  • Boutique
  • Antiques
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Traditional
  • Opulent

Facilities

  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • No pets
  • Fireplace
  • Bicycle hire
  • Parking
  • Views
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Garden
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Rent bikes from the hotel and explore the coastline and the town on two wheels; a ride along the Sky Road is a must
  • Golf
  • Head to the Connemara Golf Club, an 18-hole links course. Ask the hotel to reserve ahead of time for you
  • Great walks
  • Try the Derrigimlagh/Marconi walk, a 5km trail across blanket bog over a rugged and wild landscape

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