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Ard Mhuiris
Ranked #7 of 19 Inishmore B&B and Inns
Cambridge, Canada
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27 hotel reviews
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“Average Accommodation”
Reviewed June 19, 2011

We stayed here for one night in May as part of the ferry package from Rossaveal that we booked last minute. We paid 100 euros for a return ferry trip including one night accommodation for the two of us. We arrived on the first ferry of the morning and walked through some construction to get to the B&B which is about a 5-10 minute walk from the dock. The owners were just cleaning up after departing guests but had a room ready for us. The room (#2) was the smallest we encountered on our recent trip and was quite dated with a tiny bathroom but it was clean and we did have a nice, not too distant view of the sea. My husband said he saw a couple other rooms which were larger and nicer but they were already reserved. The house was a little out of the village so it was very quiet but everything in Kilronan was easily walkable which we like to do anyway.The owners we hardly saw or spoke to but they were lovely enough to offer us a ride to the ferry the next rainy morning. Because we were leaving early before their usual breakfast time we just had scrambled eggs and toast so cannot comment on the breakfast menu. It was okay for a one night visit and there does not seem to be alot of choice on Inishmore for accomodation from what we could see, so we were fine with it. I don't know if the ferry people use this place exclusively or if this just was a place with availability. Nothing memorable.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed May 18, 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights while visiting the Aran Islands. The owner, Cait, was very friendly and welcoming but seemed quite busy and distracted. The location on the edge of the centre of Kilronen was ideal for us; just a few minutes walk got us into town but we were away from most of the pub noise and other excitement. The bed was a bit hard and springy, but the upstairs room we had was quite comfortable (and small) with lovely skylight windows. We quite enjoyed our visit and would return here to stay again, as the price was quite reasonable for the accommodations.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Clane, Ireland
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Reviewed May 2, 2011

We booked the accommodation through the ferry company, who were very helpful in making the arrangements for our overnight on the island and highly recommended Ard Mhuiris.
It was only a 5 minute walk from the ferry to the house and after a warm friendly welcome as Gaeilge we were shown to our rooms. This is a B&B and the rooms are to that standard - they were very clean and comfortable.
We came and went throughout the day and were made feel at home.
Breakfast the following morning was excellent and at very short notice the lady arranged a minibus trip around the island by Murty who was a fantastic guide - thank you.
This is what the Aran Islands is all about!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Thornton, Colorado
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Reviewed March 27, 2011

After much searching, I found the B&B that is run by my extended family. Cait & Martin are fantastic owners and went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. Gorgeous views of the water. Rooms are clean and quaint and it was one of the best showers we had in all of Ireland. They recommended eating dinner at the American Bar (which was really the only place open) and they had the BEST fish & chips I have EVER had and the chicken kiev was delicious. Cait & Martin made us one of the best breakfasts we had....real scrambled eggs (who knew they microwaved eggs?) and picked us up and dropped us off at the pier.
Martin took us around the island and was a great tour guide.
Felt completely at home there and will definitely be back to stay with them and would recommend them to anyone!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Virginia
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Reviewed September 23, 2009

Ard Mhuiris (pronounced ard moorish and roughly translated as "Morris Heights") is an adequate b&b on the remote, rustic Inismore Island, the largest of the Aran Islands. It's quiet and ordinarily located a short stroll from the pier. The big problem is that, due to construction that I'm told will last a year, it can now be reached only by a detour that involves walking from the pier all the way around the town and up a hill. When we landed, we had lunch at a restaurant before we learned of the detour. By then, all the taxis had left the pier. The inkeeper was was absent from Ard Mhuiris. My wife, who uses a cane, and I hiked laboriously to the b&b.

We had booked a Ferry-b&b package through the ferry company. I had e-mailed Ard Mhuiris and asked them to confirm arrangements but got no reply. They did not tell us about the long detour.

On a positive note, one of the island's few pubs is a short walk from the b&b. The innkeeper was nice enough to give us a quick, abbreviated breakfast before our early return Ferry and drove us to the pier.

In retrospect, I would have eliminated a night's stay on the Aran Islands from our itinerary. The only unique sight is Dunaengus, a stone-age construction that we reached by an overpriced van ride with a bored guide.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed July 2, 2009

Aran Islands is a very weird spot but so wonderfully spectactular. It is well worth the trip from the mainland. The owner was warm and friendly and was there to pick us up (even though we didnt know we had a lift). Rooms are average but i think thats everywhere. Would recommend it but more importantly Aran Islands itself. Oh ifyou stay here he recommended a great little pub around the corner and the food was fab !

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
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Zug, Switzerland
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Reviewed August 12, 2008

We had booked an Aer Arann package incl B&B for EUR 80 pps (=per person sharing)

After we landed at the airport, a nice man in a minivan was expecting us to make sure that we get to the right B&B. A return ticket cost EUR 5. The driver took note of the date and time of our return flight to pick us up in front of the B&B half an hour before departure.

The landlady at Ard Mhuiris was not around, however, her son took good care of us and made us feel very welcome.
Our room, bed and bath (nr. 7) were too small for two people also for British/Irish standards so we would ask for another room next time. However, we just slept like teddy bears from the unpolluted air and the non-existant traffic. There was a good choice of hot and tasty breakfast.
We very much liked the relaxed and the calm atmosphere of this place and consider our Aran experience being the highlight of our 10-day-Ireland journey.
A few tips: you must stay at least one night there so that you can experience the island(s) outside the tourist hours. Notice the round house by the seven churches. The owners clearly thought something when they built this. The windows look as if they were copied from the churches. What a smart way to combine the old and the new.

  • Liked — calm
  • Disliked — size of the room
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ard Mhuiris
Address: Kilronan, Province of Connacht, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Aran Islands > Inishmore
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Ranked #7 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Inishmore
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Number of rooms: 6
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