The Quay House
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The Quay House
Beach Road
Co Galway
+ 353 95 21369
+ 353 95 21608
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Hotel Description
Built for the Harbour Master nearly 200 years ago, The Quay House has been sensitively restored and now has seven bedrooms and seven studios (all different) with full bathrooms - all but two overlook the Harbour.

Family portraits, period furniture, cosy fires and a warm Irish welcome make for a unique atmosphere of comfort and fun.

The owners, Paddy and Julia Foyle, are always on hand for advice on fishing, golfing, riding, walking, swimming, sailing, dining, etc - all close by.

The Quay House is Clifden's oldest building, dating from C1820. It was originally the Harbour Master's house but later became a Franciscan monastery, then a convent and finally a hotel owned by the Pye family. It is now run as a town house by the Foyle family, whose forebearers have been entertaining guests in Connemara for nearly a century. The Quay House stands right on the harbour, just 7 minutes walk from the town centre. All rooms are individually furnished with soome good antiques and original paintings; several have working fireplaces. All have large bathrooms with tubs and showers and there are also two ground floor rooms for wheelchair users.
Luxury Hotel Accommodation
"Next we move to Connemara, and Clifden's oldest house, which is right on the harbour, with pretty water views when the tide is in. It is superbly comfortable and run with exceptional warmth and generosity by Paddy & Julia Foyle, who are renowned for their sheer style...airy, wittily decorated and sumptuously furnished rooms include not only two wheelchair-friendly rooms, but also seven newer studio rooms, with little kitchens, and balconies overlooking the harbour. Consistently excellent service is a also feature of this fine house, and their renowned breakfasts - which include a tempting buffet as well as a delectable range of hot dishes and home bakes straight from the Aga - are served in a charming conservatory, decorated with a collection of silver domes and trailing Virginia creeper criss-crossing the room on string. The Quay House is a very worthy of two titles this year: Guesthouse of the Year and the National Winner of our Irish Breakfast Awards".