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“Good Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Boat Inn
Ranked #5 of 24 Oughterard B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
“Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

The food was very good, however there was only one server and he was run off his feet. It took over half an hour to place our food order and then it was about the same length of time to get the food. The food was hot when it came and very good.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gerald P
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

Friendly and efficient service. Food was well presented and delicious. On a warm evening there is the opportunity to sit outside which we did, though there is also a nice ambience inside. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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balinasloe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

On arrival the welcome was warm and most helpful, rooms basic but extremely clean and comfortable. Wonderful food in the bar, great atmosphere and so friendly.
A packet of coco pops was especially bought for my son for breakfast and he has deemed the boat Inn the best hotel in Ireland,our breakfast was huge and delicious Overall the service just couldn't be beaten and we are looking forward to our next visit.

Room Tip: If you need an early night don't pick a room over the bar
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MaryDW2013
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Galway
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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

I have just had a group of 35 walkers stay in Oughterard for a great walking weekend. Most of them stayed in the Boat Inn, and all of our activities were centered on the Boat Inn. This was one of the best weekends our group has ever had. As the main organiser, I could not praise Rory and his team enough. I cannot recommend The Boat Inn enough. Nothing was a problem, the food was fantastic, the location was where we wanted to be, and our group will be returning to Oughterard. Thank you.

Room Tip: This is the centre of town, so on Saturday nights there may be noise until around 2am in the morning...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paul_Dunne
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Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

I just had dinner in the boat inn with my boyfriend. We found that the service was overall very good. For starters my boyfriend had the garlic mushrooms which had quite a lot of rotten lettuce, our mains courses were excellent ravioli and tagliatelle. And I had a lovely cheesecake. There is one waiter in particular, a red haired fellow that was working very hard with not a lot of help from the other two waitresses. We have been here before and will come back again. Good food.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michelleroberts13
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England
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46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

We stopped here on spec whilst driving through.Extremely good food,very reasonable prices and attentive staff.Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

ps.Don't fight for a parking space on the busy main road - there is a municipal car just 50 yards down on the left ( heading back to Galway )

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nem31
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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

Ate here twice and had drinks on vouple of evenings during a week in house near Oughterard. Excellent Bar, restaurant and coffee shop. Really friendly atmosphere, fast service and great food. Also stock excellent Caledonian ale. Would consider staying here next time.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LesByrne
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Additional Information about The Boat Inn

Property: The Boat Inn
Address: Main Street | The Square, Oughterard, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Oughterard
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Oughterard
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Boat Inn is situated in the heart of the village of Oughterard on the N59 nestled near the shores of Lough Corrib and on the doorstep to Connemara. It consists of a bar & restaurant serving fresh food daily to locals and visitors from 8am until 9.30pm. It boasts a large outdoor seating area to the front and a private walled garden to the rear. Accommodation consists of 10 newly refurbished ensuite rooms. Our staff are friendly and efficient and will help make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible. ... more   less 
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