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“Delicious food, prompt and friendly service” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Boat Inn
Ranked #5 of 24 Oughterard B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
NW Connemara
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delicious food, prompt and friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2011

My son and I stopped into the Boat Inn today for lunch. The place was quite busy, but the staff were all attentive and friendly. The food came quickly and tasted great. There were lovely vegetarian options, and the chips were to die for. My son says it's his favourite place in the area, and I agree.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank foorglass
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2011

I visited the Boat Inn yesterday. The Inn is now under new ownership and has been re-vamped. The difference is quite amazing from the sunny attitude of the staff to the completely new bathrooms/lavatories. There is a new chef and the food has also improved. I observed a family group from France eating adjacent to my table - they were really impressed and made their appreciation known rather loudly. Back to the chowder, good cosistency, good sized pieces of fish - highly recommend.
I was informed that all the rooms are now under renovation.
This is a totally new and vastly improved operation.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank jasperlabrador
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Ireland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2009

I stayed at the Boat Inn recently and I cannot find one fault with it. From the moment we checked in (a large group of us) Joe and his staff were nothing short of being extra helpful. Anything that was asked was done without any hassle. The rooms are okay basic but defintely clean and couldnt fault anything there. We had a meal booked for the restaurant that night and again the food was only fab and service excellent with complimentary wine given to us all. The next morning they facilitated a late breakfast and told it was be serviced until 12pm. How good is that dont get that sort of treatment in other hotels and again we were all served a lovely breakfast. The bar of the hotel was again faultness with great drink, service and all provided. An excellent Dj played that night and sshhh we were even accommodated with a late drink!!! I would defintely recommend the Boat Inn to anyone travelling in that area that just want a clean, basic place to stay for the night. and a great time. Defintely will be back. Fair play to Joe and all the Crew at the Boat Inn.

  • Stayed September 2009
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank PartyAnimalIreland
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louth
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2009

very enjoyable stay. staff very friendly and helpfull. rooms were a bit dated but clean and comfortable.overall very happy as were our friends, met the lad with (no english) lovely lad and great crack. food was excellent.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank eaglej13
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Additional Information about The Boat Inn

Property: The Boat Inn
Address: Main Street | The Square, Oughterard, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Oughterard
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Oughterard
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Boat Inn is situated in the heart of the village of Oughterard on the N59 nestled near the shores of Lough Corrib and on the doorstep to Connemara. It consists of a bar & restaurant serving fresh food daily to locals and visitors from 8am until 9.30pm. It boasts a large outdoor seating area to the front and a private walled garden to the rear. Accommodation consists of 10 newly refurbished ensuite rooms. Our staff are friendly and efficient and will help make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible. ... more   less 
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