At the Hotel
Located on Inishmaan (Irish name: Inis Meáin), one of the three Aran Islands in Galway Bay, Inis Meáin Restaurants & Suites affords visitors an entirely unique island experience. A haven for outdoor-enthusiasts, the destination was created in 2007 and comprises a world-renowned restaurant and just five intimate and exclusive accommodations. Only 3km by 5km in size, the island itself is easily navigated by foot or bike and affords visitors an itinerary brimming with natural, historical, and cultural sites. It’s also home to one traditional island pub and the world-famous Inis Meáin Knitting Company.
Food & Drink
With island native and owner Ruairí at the helm, the culinary offering couldn’t be more in tune with the island’s roots. The best seasonal ingredients are sourced locally and produce is grown onsite in a greenhouse and gardens. The restaurant, only open at evenings for 16 guests at a time, serves a five-course menu of clean, light, and fresh dishes. Where the cuisine is complementary to a day outdoors, the constantly evolving drinks menu expertly complements the cuisine.
The five spacious suites have been designed to provide visitors optimal privacy and comfort. The interiors are modern and sleek, characterised by muted materials that reflect the striking natural surrounds (think limestone, wool, wood, and stone). Each features a spacious living area, Phillipe Starck bathroom, a private outdoor seating area, and a 10m window stretching the expanse of the suite, providing uninterrupted vistas of the island and Galway Bay. The largest of the five, Connemara Suite, features a separate sleeping area, and open plan lounge and dining area complete with wood-burning stove and library. Central to any stay, outdoor exploration is encouraged with the addition of bicycles, fishing rods, wildlife binoculars, and nature guides in each room.
Inis Meáin Restaurants & Suites is located at the middle of the island of Inis Meáin, just off the west coast of Ireland. Small and compact, the island can be reached by ferry or plane. Arrive via flights from Dublin International Airport, or ferrys departing from Rossaveal Ferry Port.