I enjoyed a Fri and Sat night stay. Strongly advise to take the first ferry on Friday (depart Rosaveel 10:30 am) and depart last ferry on Sunday (departs island 4:30 pm). Arrived on Inis Meain approx 11:45 am. Owner met us on the dock and drove us to the hotel. Only four suites in the whole hotel. Beautiful horizontal architecture that blends with the environment. Provided: bikes, binoculars, fishing poles, maps and advice where to walk. Breakfast every morning brought to your room. And a delicious light lunch packed to go in a daypack ( rucksack) - delicious soup in a thermos and tasty flat bread. If you arrive on the first ferry and depart on the last, you get lunch on Friday AND Saturday AND Sunday.
The hotel is spotless, meals delicious (dinner just a bit pricey, but not outrageously so). The island is walkable. Walked for miles over easy paths and coastal terrain. Undescribable beauty - and quiet! Have not experienced such quiet in years. You can hear the cows munching on the grass. Attended Mass (in Irish) on Sunday morning, and I'm not particularly religious. The entire overall experience (the Inn + the island) - magical.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inis Meain is one of the Aran Islands, 15 miles off the west coast of Ireland. It is just 3 miles across and supports 160 inhabitants. Ruairi & Marie-Therese de Blacam created Inis Meain Restaurant & Suites to enhance visitor's appreciation of the island by providing a style of accommodation and dining that is complimentary to the location. The suites are simple and understated in styling, with ample space and views. The restaurant serves mainly island-sourced food. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Inis Meain Restaurant And Suites
- Inis Meain Restaurant Hotel Inishmann
- Inis Meain Restaurant & Suites Ireland/Aran Islands