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Kilronan, Province of Connacht Ireland
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Looking out at the Wild Atlantic, the Aran Islands Hotel (Óstán Oileain Arainn) is the perfect base for your escape to Inis Mór, one of Ireland’s last remaining secret havens. Our guests tell us it’s like they are in their Irish home away from home, with everything from a cosy open fire to tasty home cooked meals served with a welcome smile. For a truly unique getaway, why not stay in one of our private Seaview Bedroom Chalets on the naturally elevated grounds of the hotel. We designed our Seaview Chalets so you can experience the island way of life like never before; enjoy fresh air as soon as you step out onto your decking area and luxuriate in the island and sea views. Our bedrooms and Chalets in Aran Islands Hotel offer the perfect refuge to relax and restore after a busy day exploring and enjoying the delights of Inis Mór. Each room is En-suite with tea and coffee making facilities. Many of our rooms offer stunning sea-views and our balcony rooms offer a spacious area to enjoy the views in privacy. Our chalets all have their own private terrace, so you can breathe in fresh Atlantic air while you sip on a drink from our bar. All our rooms come with freshly cooked breakfast each morning in our restaurant. Family rooms and chalets are available. Our hotel continues to evolve as demand grows for a unique hideaway from the hustle & bustle of the day to day. Due to popular demand, we added to our little ‘village’ of Seaview Bedroom chalets on naturally elevated grounds to take advantage of the views of the island and Wild Atlantic. The Seaview Bedroom Chalets are located next to the hotel so that you can take advantage of all our hotel has to offer, including our Bar & Restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. Each Seaview Chalet has a decking area for you to relax, unwind or catch up with loved ones on your island escape while soaking up the fresh air & stunning views. Family Bedroom Chalets, with a separate living room and private deck are also available.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Hiking
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Fishing
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, Russian, Czech, Latvian and 3 more
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Margaret Winder wrote a review Jun 2022
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10/10 , we eat in all the restaurants on island and the hotel was very good, food and service was very good. Could not find a fault. Great atmosphere in hotel. The chalets are very clean and shower is very good. Entertainment at weekends.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you so so much for this review and we hope to welcome you back again soon to Inis Mór
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Neil H wrote a review Jun 2022
Manhattan Beach, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
I’m only recovering now from what was arguably the best weekend of my life. I booked the Aran islands hotel for my wedding which was initially due in 2021, and immediately we saw the quality of the hotel when Niall pro actively got in touch to postpone due to covid. Not only that but he had a number of alternative dates lined-up. He’d clearly held off overbooking on the off chance something might go askew. From here things only got better. We were organizing the wedding from overseas so times were awkward, but that never stopped Niall, he was available by phone or email whenever we needed him, and responsive throughout the planning process. Of course he was able to provide us with suggestions based on other weddings he’s done and these were helpful too in getting us in full planning mode. When it came to the actual wedding, where to start. As soon as you land into Aran it is like being transported to another world. The island itself is magical, my fiancée had never been (trusted my venue selection in fairness) and once we got to the hotel it was clear why. The views, the location, the staff, all incredible for the best and most important day of your life. Pictures try to but don’t do the place justice. Right in front of the hotel is a fantastic beach that is perfect for photos- along the wall you can get some great group shots. Finally onto the staff, and of course our wedding planner extraordinaire Niall. What he couldn’t do for us I’ll never know. He spent more time driving up and down to the pier collecting passengers from multiple ferries, preparing sandwiches as a set of grandparents arrived, he was in behind the bar pulling pints when required. We came to the hotel with a lot of our own ideas, and crucial to the success was Niall’s flexibility. He knows the island, clearly knows weddings on the island, and was a great help in getting the master plan executed. He’s worth listening to! For the rest of the staff we can’t say enough good things. The 3 ladies behind the reception desk provided comic relief to all the guests as they checked in, and were just incredibly polite, respectful and a mix of professional but unreal craic over the weekend, sharing a laugh and joke with everyone who arrived. The bar and restaurant staff had a job on their hands, but made it look easy. Again they felt like they were almost a part of the wedding party by the end of the event. I cannot recommend the Aran Islands hotel enough, from start to finish we’d the best time ever. It is a personal experience that everyone should have for their wedding. Aran Abú Few tips 1. Work with Niall, he’s flexible, open to pretty much anything, knows what works and what doesn’t and is there to help 2. Consider landing in early- we arrived Wednesday and it was great to have all day Thursday to prep so we could greet people arriving Friday 3. Definitely book a 3 night event, for guests it’s 3 nights in Aran, a holiday in itself and you get to have your quiet Friday, fun Saturday, and then day 2 is another event. Most of our guests were down for the 3rd night. 4. Logistics aren’t the easiest thing ever but designate people to bring whatever you need back and forth to the island. In fairness The vendors know the layout (shoutout to Keane’s florist for making the church and marquee look incredible), but if you have any extras we made the mistake of Trying to carry a lot back ourselves. 5. Michael Óg Muldoon has to do the music, he’s local, did our music start to finish, and had the place lifting. 6. When looking at balcony rooms in the hotel book them out for your closest family and friends. The balconies are all attached and it makes for a great time when you can all run around together.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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WOW what a review! That is just amazing! Thanks so much and we are sure so many people will find your review so helpful
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Alice Mc wrote a review May 2022
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions5 helpful votes
This day last week we were celebrating my best friends Matthew's wedding. I was allocated a chalet - they are absolute fabulous, only thing missing is a mini-fridge. The staff couldn't have been nicer, shout out to Paddy behind the bar, Brian the chef, Jean (hope I got that right) at reception and Niall the owner. Lovely down to earth atmosphere, wholesome food and great pints of Guinness, etc. I can't wait to go back and check out the rest of the island, hire bikes and go swimming. You won't regret booking nights at the Aran Islands Hotel. Thanks for everything. We had the most memorable stay!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Thank you very much for your kind review!
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tourists186605 wrote a review May 2022
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
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Stayed in a sea view chalet.This was lovely and warm very adequate in terms of a bedroom open plan it contained coffee table 2 armchaand TV. There was ample wardrobe space and a beautiful ensuite. There are tea/coffee making facilities hairdryer and all very conveniently located in the room. There are also two deck chairs with a table outside each chalet should one prefer to sit outside. The food in the hotel was beautiful and the staff and receptionist were extremely kind caring and helpful.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rent a bike from Aran Bike Hire on the Pier. An absolute gentleman to do business with and...
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NewReviewU wrote a review May 2022
Ireland40 contributions4 helpful votes
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Hotel rang to confirm booking as they had busy wedding .The bar was busy food was beautiful & service was excellent little walk away from Glamping site but worth it main course & sweet was lovely wine was ok not as nice as what you can buy in the spar on island.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Book in advance busy season
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susan o wrote a review May 2022
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We stayed at the Aran Island for 2 nights. Were blessed with gorgeous weather, Inis Mor, Aran island is amazing, beautiful. Can't believe it took me so long to visit. Costs similar to the rest of Ireland
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Jim B wrote a review May 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We got a good deal on a midweek break in May. Following online booking I had a number of questions which were promptly answered by Gina. A courtesy bus is provided from the ferry and check-in was straightforward. The balcony room was large and bright. The bed was made of two single beds joined together which left a seam down the 'middle' and was generally quite uncomfortable. Tea and coffee making facilities were provided but there was no welcome pack with any information regarding dining hours, emergency services etc that would normally be found in hotel rooms. There was no housekeeping on day two but adequate towels were provided. The markings on the hot and cold taps had been reversed. Perhaps a previous guest thought that would be funny. Time then to hit the bar for food and drinks. The first thing I noticed was the lack of any sort of lounge seating. The emphasis is clearly on dining and this is probably due to lack of space and demand during peak period. My travel companion had some particular requests regarding the food and Ciara was most obliging as was the chef during our entire stay. The same items were unavailable each night and the 'Home Cut Double Cooked' chips were bog standard frozen. There may be a reason for this, either money saving or due to a shortage of potatoes (In Ireland???) but if you don't have it, don't put it on the menu and if you are going to serve a substitute, tell people so that they can make another choice. It is not untypical that staff are the stars of the show and this was no difference. A special mention goes to Sinead and Ciara who helped to elevate what was otherwise a very average experience.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: The balcony rooms over nice sea views.
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Hi there, thank you very much for your review, we value your opinion and will ensure we take it on board and improve our customer experience.
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SheilaD215 wrote a review May 2022
Galway141 contributions65 helpful votes
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So pleased with our short stay in Inis Mor. We got such a warm welcome it was like visiting family! Thanks Sinead! We enjoyed our stay, one point it would have been nice to have a king sized bed, but we do realise the rooms are not too big! Great food and super attention from staff. Really looking forward to a return visit when high season is over!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Weekends are busy for summer, lots of weddings and family gatherings happening!
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Francist83 wrote a review May 2022
Galway, Ireland22 contributions4 helpful votes
Went for dinner with 3 friends took us a while to get served the waiter looked like he was running the place on his own friendly guy shaved head no sign of any the waitresses Our food order came down to e table before our drinks so I asked the waitress to chase up the drinks we were waiting for a while Ordered glass Cabernet it was awful had a bad taste and smell tasted like it was gone off I asked the waitress to open a fresh bottle for me and to have a glass but when it came down it was still very bad I could not drink it the waitress didn’t seem happy that I complained the first time so I didn’t complain a second While up paying for the bill I also noticed other people returning their red wine maybe get a new supplier 7.50 for a pint bottle of bulmers and 8.00 for a glass of bad wine scandalous prices when you get the same cheaper in the other pubs on the island
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Hi there, thank you very much for your review. We value your opinion and we will do our very best to improve our customer experience.
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Nicola C wrote a review Apr 2022
Bridgetown, Barbados8 contributions5 helpful votes
My family and I visited the Aran islands with my in laws, 7 of us in total and we stayed between the hotel and the shalets out the back. I could not recommend this hotel enough. It is very clean, close to everything, has lovely views, great food and drink but the real gem of this hotel are the staff. From the pier the bus driver to the receptionist (who only needs to hear your name once to remember it) to the bar & restaurant staff they are absolutely fantastic. Their attention to details for the kids to my older crowd was exceptional. I will definitely be back as it was a wonderful visit & the staff made it for us. The island also was just brilliant- plenty of cycling and sightseeing which was a welcome distraction from everyday living for us all.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thanks so much Nicola and we really hope you come back to enjoy another stay with us!!
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PRICE RANGE
$144 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
aran islands inishmore, aran islands hotel
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayAran IslandsInishmore
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aran Islands Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Aran Islands Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Dun Duchathair (1.7 km), Dún Aonghasa (6.1 km), and Kilmurvey Beach (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aran Islands Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Aran Islands Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Aran Islands Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aran Islands Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Teach Nan Phaidi, Joe Watty's Bar, and The Bar.
Does Aran Islands Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Aran Islands Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Aran Islands Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Aran Islands Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Aran Islands Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aran Islands Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, and Latvian.
Are there any historical sites close to Aran Islands Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dún Aonghasa (6.1 km) and Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches) (7.4 km).
Does Aran Islands Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.