County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands Hotels

Merriman Inn


  • Center of village
  • Secure car parking
  • Decent restaurant
  • Choice of other restaurants and bars nearby


  • Bar gets very busy at weekends
  • Bigger windows would be nice, to get more of the view

Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's Review

Don't let its traditional looks deceive you: this whitewashed, thatch inn on the shores of Galway Bay is, in fact, a midsize hotel, decorated with locally made, well-designed furniture, and original crafts, paintings, and sculpture. Guest rooms are medium-size with smallish, cottage-style windows at head height, and modern pine furniture; small paintings of local scenes provide the principal color. If you're lucky you could get a room with a breathtaking view of Galway Bay; less than half have one, so ask when booking. The Quilty Room is a large, airy restaurant decorated with interesting landscapes. Its menu is French-influenced—try the outstanding tournedos of salmon.

Hotel Information


Main St., Kinvara, Co. Galway, Ireland



Hotel Details:

  • Closed Jan.–Mar.
  • 32 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 08/11/2015

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