The Quay House

‘Delightful hosts’ Julia and Paddy Foyle run their harbourside B&B with ‘generosity of spirit and a genuine interest in seeing guests happy’, Guide inspectors say. More

Contact details

The Quay House
Beach Road
Clifden
Co. Galway
H71 XF76
Ireland
00 353 95 21369

Hotel information

Bedrooms

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

Open

end Mar–end Oct.

Facilities

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

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B €160.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Delightful hosts’ Julia and Paddy Foyle run their harbourside B&B with ‘generosity of spirit and a genuine interest in seeing guests happy’, Guide inspectors say. ‘We arrived to a very nice welcome tea and ready advice on touring the area.’ The B&B occupies four linked houses, including the 19th-century harbourmaster’s house. Everywhere, there’s a ‘plethora of auction finds’ to catch one’s eye. ‘The main sitting room is a great, airy space filled with vases of fresh flowers, mismatched furnishings and lamps, curio upon curio, plus rugs on the wooden floors, and stacks of magazines and books.’ Each of the individually styled bedrooms has a terrace or balcony. ‘Our spacious room had splendid views over the ever-changing harbour. There was a squashy sofa and a plump armchair by the electric fireplace; a neat table and chairs by the Juliet balcony.’ In the morning, breakfast (‘good muesli, excellent coffee, even two breakfast cakes’) is served in a ‘lovely, bright conservatory’. ‘Toby, the Foyles’ son, is an innovative cook. A well-rounded dish of eggs Benedict with a spinach–mushroom mix was properly indulgent.’

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The Quay House
Beach Road
Clifden
Co. Galway
H71 XF76

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.