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Sea-side B and B
Ranked #2 of 5 Carna B&B and Inns
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

Beautiful accommodations! Frank and Maureen are amazing host and beautiful views know matter where you look!! I wouldn't stay anywhere else :) Overall it is simply the best B and B and would recommend everyone visiting to stay at this B and B

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

After a thoroughly enjoyable stay in 2011 (see earlier review), we returned this year to Sea-Side for 3 nights, and then for another 8 nights, and were welcomed like old friends. This is a charming home well off the beaten path, with cattle in the adjacent fields and the rural quiet broken only by occasional mooing and the sound of the sea and the gulls. There are three beaches within walking distance. The tea kettle is always on, and the conversation is always entertaining. Frank has a Galway Hooker (traditional sailboat) and a fishing boat, and if you are lucky you may find fresh mackerel or crab claws or scallops for breakfast. Maureen is a wonderful hostess and a great cook, and she sets a beautiful table in the conservatory, where you have a breathtaking view of the sea and islands. You will sleep very well in comfortable surroundings and wake up to a delicious, custom-prepared breakfast. Sea-Side is truly a home away from home for us, and we hope to return again and again.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Saoirse48
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

If you are looking for somewhere quietly located but within easy reach of the wonderful scenery of Co Galway, this is a very good place to start. Beautiful view from the breakfast room and if you go hungry, you only have yourself to blame! Thank you Maureen for our lovely cups of tea and scones in the evening - I miss them. And thank you for the handy road signs to find you!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank John L
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

This is LONG overdue!! I traveled to Galway with my mom and sister in October 2010 (despite the date below. Wouldn't let me choose 2010) for my first trip to Ireland. The Cookes were amazing hosts and we all wished we could have stayed for the entire trip. The house was cozy and inviting. Breakfast (and I've had many at various B&B's, hostels, etc.) was amazing! I had both black and white pudding (which was great) along with many other yummy treats. And you can't beat the view from the breakfast room looking out to the ocean (pictures below). The landscape was beautiful and so different from anything I've ever seen. The best part was visiting with Maureen and Frank and hearing about their adventures. Felt like visiting with family. We were waving goodbye down the road, around the corner, and across the fields. Thank you Cookes!!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

Without having pre-booked our trip, Sea Side B&B was the most welcome sight when it was already getting dark. Having arrived, we were taken care of most cordially and attentively. The late afternoon tea, the spectacular views of the sunset over the ocean, the comfy beds and the lovely chat at the turf fire rounded up our experience. Breakfast was everything that you could wish for - we highly recommend a stay at this most unexpected B&B! We parted with Mweenish Island after a walk on the beach accompanied - or rather guided - by a dog from the neighbourhood. - Thank you very much, Madeleine and Stefanie (Switzerland)

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Madeleine G
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Reviewed August 6, 2011

It has been our first time in Irland, and we hadn't reserved any room except the one for the first two nights in Dublin. Our intention was to see as much as possible, travelling from place to place by car so to be free to take a room wherever we arrived - but we arrived at Mweenish Island, and we couldn't move further on. We asked Mrs Maueren if we could stay there just one night, and the same we did on the following morning, and on the next day again ... for all the remaining nights...
From there we moved to Achill Isalnd, to the the Cliffs of Moher and to a lot of other places (and even if they are not far, we can't say they are closeby) but for the night and the awakening, we had to return at Mweenish Island, to this land heaving between sky und water, to all the trustful little birds and to the hares crossing the beach in front of the porch at breakfast time, and to Mrs Maureen..

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2011

Sea-Side B&B is on Mweenish Island, connected by bridge from Carna, Connemara, so the added allure of being on an island is part of your experience. The view from the breakfast sunroom is all sea and stonewalled fields and offshore islands -- beautiful in any weather. There are two ensuite rooms, the larger with a view of fields and Coilleen Hill, and a slightly smaller one with a view of the sea. Both are thoughtfully decorated in appealing colours. The surrounding lawned gardens are available to guests for sitting out, reading, or painting, and you can hang up or spread out your wetsuit as well.
Maureen and Frank are ideal hosts, quickly picking up on your interests and food preferences. They can provide a wealth of information on beaches, boats (Frank is a Galway Hooker owner), sailing, fishing, walks, local history and the Irish language, if you want to try a few phrases! Breakfast is to your taste, and while we were there, we enjoyed Maureen's special caraway scones, crab claws a few times and even scallops fresh from the sea. Any time you pop in from your adventures, if Maureen is home she will invite you for tea. Coffee drinkers will be offered instant or the use of a French press (cafetiere) coffee maker (but it's up to you to operate it). One memorable evening, we arrived back from an outing to find just-caught lobsters about to go in the pot for our dinner.
Both Maureen and Frank are grand to chat with and will make you feel like welcome houseguests in no time. We enthusiastically recommend Sea-Side B&B to anyone who wants a friendly, comfortable, and genuinely sea-side stay in the heart of Connemara.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Saoirse48
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Additional Information about Sea-side B and B

Address: Mweenish Island, Carna, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Carna
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Carna
Price Range: $35 - $41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seaside B and B on Mweenish Island is a beautiful modern B&B overlooking the Atlantic sea. If your looking for a quite place to stay with a wonderful view and a good Irish breakfast this is the place for you ! ... more   less 

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