A long weekend for our group of six at the Boat Inn made me proud to be Irish. Here is the céad míle fáilte that we Irish, are supposed to be famous for, at its absolute best. The staff at the Boat Inn are so friendly & helpful and seem to genuinely like meeting new people and looking after them. The rooms are simple, spotlessly clean & comfortable. Breakfast served in a bar can be hit or miss, but here, it's a total hit. The bar is a lovely, clean & fresh room with nice touches, such as newspapers, magazines & boardgames.
The food is great and the menu is well thought out. This place ticks all the boxes but it's the service that really stands out. Rory, the manager welcomed us and is a really great host but all the staff were friendly, warm & professional. We had such a great time here that we decided to stay an extra night (Sunday) and had an absolute ball. There was a really good DJ who created a fantastic atmosphere, playing a great mix of classic & modern music. There was a game where everyone got a ticket and somone got to pick a card and had a chance to win a pot of money that grows every week - a really nice touch.
I can't recommend the Boat Inn highly enough. On the first night, I was wrecked after the journey so I had an early night - the bed was so comfy, and the rtoom quiet, I had a great night's sleep. On the second night, I came in late after a wedding. We were starving and Rory very kindly made us tea and delicious sandwiches. On the third night we hung out in the bar and had great craic. All this, very competitive prices, no single room supplement - what's not to love????? We'll definitely be back.
- 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 9pm. It boasts a large outdoor seating area to the front and a private walled garden restaurant to the rear. Accommodation consists of 10 newly refurbished en suite 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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