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The Galley B&B & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2 Inishbofin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews
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“Amazing place”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

The place is adorable, comprised of 6 B&B rooms and a main room that serves as a cafe with picnic tables clustered inside and umbrella tables outside. It's really more of a meeting place or stop off for tourists who hike around the island. Two minutes after i arrived, people were flooding in for coffee and tea and cakes. I met a group of Irish musicians, mainly married couples, who come here annually and later I heard them play in a local pub. If you want to 'experience' Ireland, do come here. The ferry takes half an hour and is an experience in itself. This side of the island is picturesque, and you can hitch a ride to and from the ferry/pier/etc with Dermot who is also the Ferry Captain. Caroline is swept off her feet with the cafe side and manages to give you royal treatment in additon to managing everything else. Every corner of the cafe and guest rooms boast imaginative nautical features, created by Dermot himself, a second generation sea captain. if you like to hike, you'll love it here. Or you can sit in the cafe all day, watching the view, meeting people, or endulging your computer addition. I'd have to give it 5 stars for the most relaxing vacation day ever, filled with intrigue.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We visited the Galley twice during our two recent visit to this glorious island and although the welcome was understated we were welcomed quietly and warmly by the owner Caroline and her staff. Sitting outside with spectacular views of the sea and mountainous mainland it is a dreamy and romantic location. Caroline serves generous portions of delicious home cooked food, Main courses are accompanied by mixed salads and the assorted cakes and sweet things are a joy. My companion drooling over his lemon meringue pie muttered, "It's the best I have ever tasted". The only problem we encountered was that the outside bench we sat on during out first visit had a sticky substance spilt on it which hadn't been cleaned off which my friend much to his annoyance sat in. My pleasure at his discomfort was definitely not appreciated

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Greystones, Wicklow, Ireland
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

We had such a lovely stay at the Galley last week. The proprietors were so nice to us, and we had a wonderful little apartment out the back of the building. Inishbofin is lovely and peaceful, and the weather was fantastic, but the accommodation was the icing on the cake. We even admired the bedclothes!

The apartment is fully kitted out with all you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable and the décor is really gorgeous. It's about a 20 minute walk from the harbour.
We're looking forward to bringing the kids next time!

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Stopped here for coffee (and despite the fact that we had had a HUGE breakfast) were tempted by the rhubarb crumble and lemon meringue pie.. Freshly made with piping hot coffee and cream. Lunch that day included vegetarian quiche, fish cakes, mackerel pâté and fresh salads. All made and served by the lovely owner who despite the fact that it was nearing the end of the season, still had a friendly and welcoming smile. And around the corner is the east end beach with a fabulous view.. Worth the walk from the main harbour!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2013 via mobile

We were on the island for a hen party and this was our first stop,, the food and the service was superb , Caroline even arranged our taxi back to our hotel,, we'll defo b across the water to visit again

  • Stayed June 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Staff were very welcoming. It's a lovely family run B&B where you eat lovely freshly made food, stay in comfort and enjoy beautiful scenery.

Weird thing to say but nicest, cleanest toilets we found on the island. While we didn't stay in the apartment, they had a great place to stay if you wanted to cook your own food while you were there.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Beautiful place, lovely location.
Fabulous food, friendly staff and great value.
Looking forward to going back.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Property: The Galley B&B & Restaurant
Address: East End, Inishbofin, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Inishbofin
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Inishbofin
Number of rooms: 6

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