The Quay House

Clifden, Co. Galway

There’s personality aplenty at this family-run B&B ‘stuffed with antiques and curios’ in a former Georgian harbourmaster’s house and three of its neighbours, overlooking Owenglin estuary. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

There’s personality aplenty at this family-run B&B ‘stuffed with antiques and curios’ in a former Georgian harbourmaster’s house and three of its neighbours, overlooking Owenglin estuary. You will find clocks, working and broken, here a Buddha, there a Cupid, portraits in gilt frames, bovine horns, antlers, ‘family photos everywhere’. The family in question are the Foyles: Julia and Paddy, who make warm, outgoing hosts, while son Toby runs sister property Blue Quay Rooms. Elegant bedrooms with gilt-framed mirrors and sometimes a four-poster or half-tester have a harbour view, perhaps a Juliet balcony or terrace. ‘It’s all very homely and casual without being sloppy’; housekeeping is rigorous. ‘After we left, my wife and I discovered we had both gone round our large and very comfortable room trying to find dust, and couldn’t,’ writes a reader this year. Everyone has a tale of some little extra kindness; Julia is a fount of local knowledge while the breakfasts are first rate. ‘Large top-class resort hotels can do a bigger spread, but there was ample choice and everything was outstandingly good. We intend to go back.’ (Richard Hall)

Hotel details

Address

Beach Road
Clifden
Co. Galway
H71X F76
Ireland

Telephone

00 353 95 21369

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, 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

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single €100–€120, double €170–€185. 1-night bookings may be refused bank holiday weekends.

Special offers

10% discount voucher

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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