If you’re on the lookout for the best Inis Mór Accommodation, you’ve landed in the right place.
You’ll also be aware that if you really want to enjoy the island to the max, you’ve got to make time for it.
In the guide below, you’ll discover what is, in our opinion, the best Inis Mór accommodation to spend a night or 4.
Our favourite Inis Mór accommodation
Not knowing what to expect from the Aran Islands, I went into my first trip to Inis Mór blind. It didn’t take long to fall in love with the place and I knew I’d soon be back for (Inis) more — bad pun very much intended!
Since that first eye-opening trip, I’ve been back several times to immerse myself in both the rugged tranquillity of Inis Mór, and its amazing atmosphere and culture.
Even though I often don’t want to leave my accommodation of choice, I do try to stay somewhere different each time I visit.
It’s a good job, too, as there are so many incredible places to stay! From cosy cottages dating back hundreds of years to modern mini-living units, there are plenty of options to suit people from all walks of life.
1. Aran Islands Glamping
If you fancy getting up close to Inis Mór’s rugged nature without the hardships of regular camping, glamping (glamorous camping) is for you.
Aran Islands Glamping provides two types of glamping huts, the smaller Clochán na Carraige (up to 4 guests) and the larger Tigín units (up to 6 guests). Both feature a bathroom, a mini kitchen, proper beds, and are heated year-round.
The location is fantastic, just metres from the beach and a stone’s throw from the ferry pier in Kilronan, as well as the various pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops in the village.
Additional facilities include an outdoor deck per unit, a large shared kitchen, a reception area, and a laundry room.
2. The Thatch
The Thatch is a beautiful old cottage conveniently located amid Inis Mór’s rugged countryside and around 3km outside of Kilronan. As you’d expect, the surroundings are equal parts moody and breathtaking, with amazing views out to sea.
The thatched cottage itself dates back to 1844 and is a classic example of a traditional whitewashed Famine-era thatch cottage.
Lovingly restored and modernized inside, it now sleeps up to 4 guests in 2 bedrooms. There’s also a spacious kitchen and living room, divided by a cosy fireplace — the ideal place to unwind at the end of the day.
3. Aran Islands Hotel
The Aran Islands Hotel offers some of the most popular accommodations on Inis Mór, and for a good reason (it’s also one of our favourite hotels in Galway).
Located a stone’s throw from the water, with some of the en suite bedrooms boasting balconies with views of Kileaney Bay, Aran Islands Hotel is a great base for exploring Inis Mór from.
The hotel has a restaurant and pub and pretty solid reviews (4.5/5 from 530+ reviews on Google at the time of writing).
4. Ard Einne
You’ll want to wake up early every day at Ard Einne to make the most of the stunning sunrises you’ll see from this 3-star family-run B&B.
Located in the remote southeast of Inis Mór, it offers tranquillity and unspoiled views and is just 3 km from Kilronan. Minibus services from the pier can bring you to the B&B, and you can even have your rental bikes dropped off here.
Each private double room has an en-suite bathroom and a cosy double bed. Guests also have access to a snug lounge, complete with a fireplace. Of course, the breakfast is amazing, and your hosts are happy to cater to various dietary needs.
Inis Mór Accommodation With Very Good Reviews
Now I haven’t stayed in these places yet, but all of them have excellent reviews, and all of them appear near the top of my list of places to stay on my next visit!
1. Kilmurvey House
Another of the more popular Inis Mór accommodations on offer, Kilmurvey House, is a solid option for a couple of nights’ stay on the island.
The house, which dates back to the 18th century, is a handy 5-minute spin from Kilmurvey Beach (one of the best beaches in Galway) and 6.4 km from Kilronan Port.
Visitors to Kilmurvey House can enjoy either sea or garden views from their room, and there’s a varied breakfast on offer, with everything from porridge (with a dash of Irish whiskey) to home-baked scones.
2. Tigh Fitz Bed & Breakfast
Next in our Inis Mór accommodation guide is Tigh Fitz – a place that’s racked up an impressive 4.6/5 from 95 reviews on Google, at the time of writing.
Boasting views of the mighty Connemara coastline and the beautiful Galway Bay, Tigh Fitz is another fine base for exploring some of the best things to do on Inis Mór.
Pubs, beaches, and places to grab a bite to eat are a short, 10-minute ramble away and Kilronan, the islands ‘capital’ is around 1.6km from the property.
If you’re in search of a home-from-home on Inis Mór, you won’t be disappointed by Tigh Fitz Bed and Breakfast.
3. Clai Ban
If you’re in search of central Inis Mór accommodation, Clai Ban is a great option, as it’s a 10-minute walk from the harbour.
It’s just down the road from one of the best pubs in Galway. I’m talking, of course, about the brilliant Joe Wattys Bar & Restaurant.
Clai Ban is family-run, and this is reflected in the outstanding service and attention you will get here (and in the reviews 4.6/5 from 72 reviews on Google at the time of writing).
The property boasts views of Galway Bay and the Clare coast, so you can kick back with a coffee and soak up the scenery after a long day of exploring.
Places to stay on Inis Mór: Where have we missed?
I’m sure that we’ve unintentionally missed out on some brilliant Inis Mór accommodation in the guide above.
If you know of any other places to stay on Inis Mór that you’d like to recommend, let us know in the comments below!