The Quay House

‘There’s no reception as such – just a warm welcome, straight into first names, and an easy smile. More

Contact details

The Quay House
Beach Road
Co. Galway
00 353 95 21369

Hotel information


16. 3 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled, 7 studios (6 with kitchenette) in annexe.


end Mar–end Oct.


2 sitting rooms, breakfast conservatory, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), small garden, fishing, sailing, golf, riding nearby.

Background music



all ages welcomed.


not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


[2016] per person B&B single €90–€120, double €70–€80.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘There’s no reception as such – just a warm welcome, straight into first names, and an easy smile.’ Guide inspectors in 2016 were ‘charmed’ by the ‘generosity of spirit’ at this ‘well-run’ B&B on the harbour’s edge. Julia and Paddy Foyle are the ‘delightful’ hosts; their son, Toby, is ‘a thoughtful cook’. The B&B is spread across four houses, including the 19th-century harbour master’s house. ‘There’s a lot to look at’: mismatched furnishings, framed pictures, giant mirrors, African hunting trophies, brass Indian lanterns. ‘Our spacious triple room, with a large bathroom (and nice smellies), had a splendid outlook over the ever-changing harbour. A squashy sofa, electric fireplace and Juliet balcony made it a lovely place to rest.’ Breakfast in the ‘bright’ conservatory is ‘a fantastic start to the day’: ‘freshly squeezed orange juice, strong coffee, Irish cheeses, a fruit salad with fragrant mint leaves; perfect poached eggs. Toby beautifully rose to the challenge of vegan cooking, with dainty soldiers of sun-dried tomato bread, delicious mushrooms on garlicky wilted spinach.’ Ask for ‘excellent advice’ about the area: ‘Julia revolutionised our itinerary.’

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The Quay House
Beach Road
Co. Galway

Guest comments

'The Foyle family clearly like people, and actively seek to accommodate their guests with generosity of spirit. The breakfast is a fantastic way to start the day. Our spacious bedroom has a splendid outlook over the harbour, and was warm and cosy. ' - Emma Grundy Haigh - May, 2016

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Tourist attractions

  • Aran Islands

    Day trips available to a Gaelic-speaking, traditional area off the west coast of Ireland.

  • Galway Oyster Festival

    A long weekend of live music, street parties in the Latin Quarter and the World Oyster Opening Championships.

  • Galway Races

    The racecourse festival is in the last week of July each year, but there are regular meets throughout the racing season.