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Island View House B&B
Ranked #1 of 13 Roundstone B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Waterloo, Belgium
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely B&B. Maurice was most welcoming with fresh scones, water and tea. It was so nice to enter the main area and find the fireplace roaring, as the rain was pouring on the outside. The room was large and clean. Beds were comfortable. The en-suite bathroom fine. Maurice recommended a restaurant for dinner which was just a few steps away. Great food and casual. The breakfast at the Island View had everything we needed and more. Really, very good. Only stayed one evening. Wish we could have spent a couple more.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Huntsville, Alabama
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Maurice was simply an extraordinary host. Very friendly, he carried your bags, served your tea, made your breakfast and all the while provided a running dialogue about everything local. His place overlooks the harbor and has excellent views of the surrounding mountains. If you plan to visit coastal Ireland, make Roundstone and the Island View one of your stops.

Room Tip: Rooms on the front overlook the harbor.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed October 3, 2013

We went there at the end of september, was fully booked, but we havent heard any noise. We were so delighted with the stay. Friendly and helpful owner, lovely, cosy rooms, very tasty breakfast. I will be delighted to come back there in a future.

Room Tip: we had a lovely room with a bay view
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

I booked this B&B for my parents and they were delighted with the stay. Great location close to bars, restuarant etc. Amazing views but most of all the fantastic welcome received.
They were given options as to which room they would prefer and then provided with tea and scones. They really enjoyed their stay.

Room Tip: Ask to get one in the front with the view
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2013

My sister and I recently stayed at the Islandview on a 2 week tour of the north coast of Ireland. I had never stayed in a B&B before and was unsure of what to expect. I was most assuredly not disappointed. Maurice was amazing. Certainly a multi-tasking man. He did not skip a beat as he served his guests an excellent breakfast, all the while sharing his vast knowledge of the area. He was very free with his time and made you very welcome. Our room was lovely..clean and nicely appointed. I would not hesitate to recommend this stay to anyone passing through. Thank you Maurice for such an excellent introduction to B&Bs.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Stayed in islandview for 1 week 7th sept. This b/b is owned and run by maurice and aisling. It is a warm, comfy, welcoming retreat that offers a true irish hospitality. Maurice is such a lovely person eho goes that extra mile for his customers. A breakfast each morning that was better than any 4 or 5 star hotel was provided. Delicious, flavoursome produce, perfectly cooked. The room was spotless and very comfortable with a beautiful seaview. Tea/coffee facilities and an iron are provided in the room. This is a wonderful gem of a guest ouse in a most scenic village. I will be back. Thankyou maurice and aisling for your kind genuine hospitility.

Room Tip: Ask for top floor with seaview.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Have just returned from 3 nights in Roundstone. Haven't stayed in a B & B in over 20 years and wasn't sure what to expect. Well my fears were totally unfounded as Maurice made us feel very welcome & we had a very enjoyable stay. The room was great - at the back overlooking the mountain so very quiet. The ensuite was very clean but the shower cubicle was standard & a bit of a tight squeeze if you are on the large side. Also the water pressure was a bit low. The breakfast was excellent and there was a very good choice. Would have been better if there was a choice of juice as I don't drink orange juice. Would highly recommend & hope to return again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Property: Island View House B&B
Address: Bayview House High Street, Roundstone, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Roundstone
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Roundstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Island View House is a family run bed & breakfast in the heart of Roundstone Village.Owned by Maurice & Aisling Ryan with years of experience between them,in the bar,coffeeshop and accommodation business. We are open all year and offer complimentary wifi to our guests. All rooms are tastefully decorated with all mod cons.Rooms offer stunning views of Roundstone Bay and the Twelve Bens mountain range.Choice of breakfast cooked to order every morning.Maurice is born locally and is great for local history and routes to take for touring Connemara,places to eat etc..Tea/coffee and Aislings now famous homebaked scones await you on arrival.Island View House and Roundstone village is an ideal base for touring Connemara and the Aran Islands. ... more   less 
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