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Man of Aran Cottage

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Kilmurvey, Province of Connacht, Ireland
Man of Aran Cottage
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington, DC
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53 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very lovely location run by a lovely couple! Just be aware that if you're not planning on dinner at the cottage, or if Joe and Maura are on the mainland, you'll be in for a 30 minute bicycle ride back to the main village, or a pre-5 pm supper at the cafe nearby. Worth taking into consideration. A couple suggestions:... More 

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Orleans, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This B&B is away from the harbour but near the main megalithic site of Inishmore. It is a pilgrimage place for cinema lovers (documentary), as some of the filming of The Man of Aran was done here, a long long time ago. The homely atmosphere of the cottage is nice but the rooms in the extension are not worth their... More 

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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We had a wonderful time here, and I'd rather stay here, at the middle of the island, near Dun Aengus and the beautiful beach, than over in town. The food was excellent, especially dinner, and ESPECIALLY the homemade deserts. If you're lucky Maura will have made French apple cake. Joe and Maura are the real deal, and although they give... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Lovely spot and lovely hosts! And, I was given tea and cookies when I arrived. Wi-fi service was excellent from my window sill. Great wood and stone room, but inadequate shower. My room was very cold in early November!!! When I came back cold and wet from a walk, and my room felt cold, I was told that the heat... More 

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Joe and Maura Wolfe are the best hosts - friendly, lovely people. The food was home cooked and fresh. They used their own garden for the salad. Inishmore is a wonderful place to explore and coming back to the cottage is like coming home at night. Couldn't recommend it more highly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Had we known what the island offered we would have stayed another night. Absolutely the most Irish of our stays with Maura straight out of central casting with quick good humor, amazing cooking skills (and knitting skills - she's knitting a scarf for our grandson) and grand hospitality (she arranged for us to rent bikes that were brought to her... More 

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Pasco, Washington, United States
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The moment we arrived at the Man of Aran Cottage and were greeted by Maura, we knew we were going to have a wonderful time. Before we had even put our things away, we were having tea and fresh rhubarb crumble. while Maura told us about the history of the cottage and her life on the island. The cottage sits... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Joe and Moira, the hosts of this charming bed and breakfast were completely accommodating. Moira immediately prepared tea, coffee and delicious homemade cake upon our arrival and arranged for rental bikes to be delivered to us within the hour. Her breakfast was fresh and delicious. The grounds are charming, and our cozy, spotless room had a beautiful view of their... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

With the best views on the Island by far and the nicest beach just a quick walk away this is one place not to miss when taking a trip to the Aran Islands. The cottage oozes character and the hosts are extremely welcoming and accommodating. Breakfast was great and we had a number of cups of tea and home baked... More 

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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Joe and Maura are wonderful hosts. My wife and I spent 3 days 2 nights exploring Innishmore by bike. We enjoyed the lovely accomodations as well as the wonderful cooking of Maura. We had dinner both nights it was wonderful. We enjoyed the peaceful and tranquil stay and it will truly be a shame if they sell. I know they... More 

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