My partner and I were coming to Galway for a triathlon and were due to be camping, at the last minute we decided that due to rain we wanted to stay somewhere warm and cosy rather than a cold tent.
We stumbled across Weir Haven on booking.com and quickly booked a room for 2 nights.
When we pulled into the driveway we knew we had come across a very special place. A stunning thatched cottage in beautiful gardens. Our hostess could not have been more welcoming as she greeted us with tea and freshly baked scones. The inside is as impressive as the outside, filled with antiques that had been carefully selected over the years.
Our room had everything we needed and so much more, including a steam room in the double shower, stunning views across the Weir and possibly one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in.
As we were new to Galway we asked for restaurant recommendations and every one of them was well with the visit from Morans Oyster Cottage just across the Weir to the Gallery Cafe in Gort and Oysters Fish Bistro in Galway. Nothing was too much trouble for our hostess, even leaving us a breakfast when we had to leave at 6am to start the triathlon and letting us come back after our check out time to shower and rest.
If I lived near Weir Haven I am not sure I would ever leave....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Weir Haven is an old-world, thatched country lodge, situated in a tranquil setting at the edge of Galway Bay on the West Coast of Ireland. Once you drive through the entrance, you feel you are in a different world. You will be amazed by the unique fairy-tale design of the house, with its curved thatched roof, eyebrow windows, and climbing roses. The charming cottage gardens, nurtured with loving care, complete this oasis of peace, an ideal retreat from your busy life and is ideally located just twenty minutes from Galway City. The extra spacious luxury bedrooms are decorated in soft pastel colours and feature a beamed, horseshoe ceilings with handcrafted chandeliers. They have wool velvet carpets or polished floorboards and are furnished with quality beds, crisp white bed-linen, hand-painted furniture, interesting prints and paintings, Zoffany curtains and comfortable easy chairs and settees covered in designer fabric. The en-suite bathrooms have rainwater showers and marble tiles. The Weir Haven Luxury Breakfast Buffet includes fresh chilled orange juice, fresh fruits, granola and breakfast cereals, handmade yoghurts, cheese board, cold meat platter and fresh home-baked breads and preserves. This truly is a perfect base from which to explore the world-renowned Cliffs of Moher, Burren and Connemara. It is also only five minutes from Moran's Oyster Bar, one of the most famous lobster and oyster bars in Ireland. The lodge overlooks the Kilcolgan River, a tidal estuary featuring the famous Weir, with clear views of the neighbouring Kilcolgan Castle and Moran’s Oyster Cottage. It offers a peaceful retreat from the busy world and guests can relax in the spacious drawing room furnished with an eclectic mix of Victorian, Edwardian and French antiques and books. You can wander in the pretty cottage style gardens or perhaps enjoy a coffee or glass of wine or other refreshments on one of the terraces. Other areas of the garden are suitable for quiet reflection or meditation. The accommodation at Weir Haven is 5-star standard. Weir Haven is built on land steeped in history at Tyrone Avenue. The area formed part of St. George’s Estate dating back to the 17th century and the ruins of Tyrone House - a neo-classical cut stone mansion - is only 1 mile away, as is St. Sourney’s Church and Well - a religious site dating from the 6th century. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Weir Haven Ireland/County Galway - Clarenbridge