The Quay House

‘It is impossible not to like Julia and Paddy Foyle,’ the ‘delightful hosts’ of this ‘sybaritic’ harbourside B&B on the fringes of the Wild Atlantic Way. More

Contact details

The Quay House
Beach Road
Clifden
Co. Galway
H71X F76
Ireland
00353 (0) 5213 69

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, breakfast room and public areas wheelchair accessible.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single EUR95-EUR120, double EUR155-EUR175. 1-night bookings refused bank holiday Sat.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘It is impossible not to like Julia and Paddy Foyle’, the ‘delightful hosts’ of this ‘sybaritic’ harbourside B&B on the fringes of the Wild Atlantic Way. ‘They have a genuine interest in seeing everyone who passes through their doors happy,’ writes a Guide inspector. It is not unusual to see guests pad into the ‘light-filled main sitting room’ to sit before the fire in their slippers. The ramble of interlinking properties, including a 19th-century harbourmaster’s house, is stuffed with antiques and curios – the hosts are itinerant auction hoppers – ‘yet the melee of styles and periods works’. Each individually fashioned bedroom has a terrace or balcony. ‘We spread ourselves out in a roomy, well-equipped triple with squashy seating and large bathroom. We slept like tops on very comfortable beds.’ Breakfast, ‘cheerfully served in the pleasant conservatory’, starts with a buffet of fresh fruit salad, Irish cheeses and cold cuts, a tempting ‘breakfast cake’. ‘Freshly squeezed orange juice and excellent coffee arrived at the table, followed by perfectly poached eggs, piping hot potato pancakes.’ The hosts provide driving and walking routes: ‘Julia transformed our itinerary.’

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The Quay House
Beach Road
Clifden
Co. Galway
H71X F76

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.