Built for the Harbour Master nearly 200 years ago, The Quay House has been sensitively restored and now offers guest accommodation in fourteen bedrooms (all different) with full bathrooms - all but two overlook the Harbour. Family portraits, period furniture, cosy fires and a warm Irish welcome make for a unique atmosphere of comfort and fun. The Quay House is Clifden's oldest building, dating from C1820. It was originally the Harbour Master's house but later became a Franciscan monastery, then a convent and finally a hotel owned by the Pye family. Now providing Town House Accommodation in Clifen, it is run by the Foyle family, whose forebears have been entertaining guests in Connemara for nearly a century.
All guest bedrooms at The Quay House are unique and quite different from each other. Most have period furniture and original works of art but paramount are top quality orthopaedic beds. Guest rooms feature large bathrooms with both a tub and shower and most have natural light and ventilation.
Every guest room is equipped with television, direct-dial telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee-making facilities. All guest bedrooms at The Quay House are unique and quite different from each other. Most have period furniture and original works of art but paramount are top quality orthopaedic beds. They all feature large bathrooms with both a tub and shower and most have natural light and ventilation.
Breakfast, served in the bright leafy Conservatory, is the only meal served at The Quay House. Everything is freshly prepared and cooked to order. Breakfast is a varied choice of dishes including seafood, devilled kidneys, the ‘full Irish’, locally-smoked salmon, organic porridge, free-range eggs and farm cheeses. Quay House is the recipient of Georgina Campbell's 'Irish Breakfast Award 2006 – National Winner.'
The interior of The Quay House has been thoughtfully decorated in a unique and quirky style with wonderful decorative details throughout which help to create a superbly relaxing and restful atmosphere in this charming Bed & Breakfast Townhouse. There are two sitting rooms with open fires for the use of guests, comfortable furniture and a good selection of reading material, board-games, etc. Both are perfect for relaxing with a cup of tea or a glass of wine.