Bed & Breakfast at The Quay House
The Quay House
Restored Harbour Master’s house overlooking the harbour in Clifden with 15 bedrooms.
I traveled throughout Ireland for over a week and stayed at 5 different hotels and by far the Quay House was the best! The hospitality was fantastic! Julia, Patrick and their boys went above and beyond to make our stay so wonderful.
There is nothing better than to be welcomed by Paddy, the owner, and be shown to the Napoléon room “because I am French”. The whole place is full of antiques and charm, full of storytelling and fun. And the breakfast in the conservatory a delight.
Paddy and Julia were excellent hosts and made us feel very welcome. Our room was very clean, spacious and eccentrically beautiful. The bed was very comfortable, and we had one of our best night’s sleep in a long time. This is a hidden gem of Connemara.
Built for the Harbour Master nearly 200 years ago, The Quay House is Clifden’s oldest building. It has also been used as a Franciscan monastery, then a convent and finally a hotel owned by the Pye family. Now providing town house accommodation in Clifden, it is run by the Foyle family, whose forebears have been entertaining guests in Connemara for nearly a century.
The Quay House has been sensitively restored and now offers guest accommodation in fifteen bedrooms (all different) with full bathrooms, with all but three overlooking 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 of which are close by. The Quay House stands right on the harbour, just 7 minutes walk from Clifden town centre. All rooms are individually furnished with some good antiques and original paintings; several have working fireplaces. All have large bathrooms with tubs and showers and there is also one ground floor room for wheelchair users.
Approximate location of The Quay House, Beach Road, Clifden, Co. Galway