If you’re on the lookout for the best Inis Mor 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 Mor accommodation to spend a night or 4.
Our favourite Inis Mor accommodation
Not knowing what to expect from the Aran Islands, I went into my first trip to Inis Mor blind. It didn’t take long to fall in love with the place though, 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 tranquility of Inis Mor, 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 Mor’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, reception area, and laundry room.
2. The Thatch
The Thatch is a beautiful old cottage, conveniently located amid Inis Mor’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 is some of the most popular Inis Mor accommodation on offer, and for 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 Mor from.
The hotels has a restaurant and pub and pretty solid reviews (4.5/5 from 360 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 sunsets you’ll see from this 3-star family-run B&B.
Located in the remote southeast of Inis Mor, it offers tranquility and unspoiled views, yet remains just 3 km from Kilronan. Mini bus 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, and 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 Mor 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 Mor accommodation on offer, Kilmurvey House is a solid option for a couple of nights.
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 on offer.
2. Tigh Fitz Bed & Breakfast
Next in our Inis Mor accommodation guide is Tigh Fitz – a place that’s racked up an impressive 4.8/5 from 68 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 Mor.
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 Mor, you won’t be disappointed by Tigh Fitz Bed and Breakfast.
3. Clai Ban
If you’re in search of central Inis Mor 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 service (and in the reviews 4.6/5 from 49 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 Mor: Where have we missed?
I’m sure that we’ve unintentionally missed out on some brilliant Inis Mor accommodation in the guide above.
If you know of any other places to stay on Inis Mor that you’d like to recommend, let us know in the comments below!
Andy was once on a glorious worldwide trip on his equally glorious motorcycle. After 4 years, he’d still only made it as far as Eastern Europe, before falling in love with his surroundings and deciding to settle down a while. Nowadays, he spends his time writing about traveling through the places he once explored, normally while sipping a pint.