The pictures don't lie. The property has a beautiful character to it which is tastefully decorated to give a warm homely and very comfortable feel. Each room was uniquely decorated and the blend of antique furniture with some contemporary fittings was well perfected. The bed and linen was very comfortable. The TV was not working but we didn't go on our break to watch TV so it wasn't an issue for us. Breakfast was of a very high quality and made a nice change from the normal Irish breakfast.
The locality is very picturesque and an ideal spot for a relaxing break. We would love to have stayed longer but hopefully the next time we will.
- 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