Fodor's Expert Review Inis Meáin Restaurant and Suites

Aran Islands, Co. Galway, Ireland Fodor's Choice

A remote, luxurious restaurant--hotel with sweeping sea views and a minimalist interior, Inis Meáin Restaurant and Suites offers a unique, modern-monastic retreat in a stunning, low-lying stone-and-glass building that blends with the stonescape of the island. Marie-Thérèse and Ruairí de Blacam's five much-in-demand suites are free of all modern distractions such as TVs or other electronics, featuring a simple, natural blend of stone, wood, and wool and a private terrace so that the focus is directed outward to the exceptional sea and island views, and indirectly inward, as quiet reflection and contemplation is unavoidable in such a private setting. A packed lunch (with homemade soup in a thermos) along with the Inis Meáin Exploration Kit in each suite---island-customized bicycles, binoculars, baited fishing rod, ash walking sticks, beach towels, maps, guides---facilitate exploration of the island.


  • excellent restaurant has a cult following
  • exquisite views
  • private and peaceful


  • off-the-grid feel not for everyone
  • two-night minimum stay
  • books up far in advance and no waitlist




Phones: 086-826--6026


4 rooms, 1 suite apartment
Rate Includes: Closed Oct.--late Mar., Free Breakfast

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