Inis Oírr Accommodation: 5 Fine Places To Stay On The Island This Summer

Inis Oirr Accommodation guide
Photo left via Inish Oirr Hotel. Photo right via Airbnb

If you’re in search of Inis Oirr accommodation, you’ve landed in the right place.

Part of the stunning Aran islands off the coast of the west of Ireland, Inis Oirr is a popular tourist destination thanks to its unique culture, landscape and range of historic attractions.

Though many choose to visit on a day-trip basis, the island is more than worth a night or two as there’s plenty of things to do on Inis Oirr to keep you occupied.

Inis Oirr accommodation: Why you should consider staying on the island

Inis Oirr Accommodation
Photo © The Irish Road Trip

Whilst many visitors to Inis Oirr choose to stay on the mainland in the village of Doolin (there’s a lot of great accommodation in Doolin), there is nothing quite like staying on the island itself.

Spending the night on Inis Oirr allows you to see the island at your own pace without rushing in between attractions.

Rent a bike or simply hike your way around before returning to your traditional b&b to refresh before sampling the island’s unique nightlife that includes rustic pubs, great food and traditional Irish music.

Inis Oirr accommodation with ridiculously good reviews

inis oirr hotel
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In the guide below, you’ll discover a handful of Inis Oirr accommodation that has, at the time of writing, great reviews.

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1. Inis Oirr Hotel

Inis Oirr airbnbs
Photos via Inis Oirr Hotel

With modern, comfortable rooms, the Inis Oirr Hotel is a family run business packed with history and the warmth of island life. The hotel offers a base from which to discover the island’s beautiful landscape and culture.

There is a charming bar here, whilst the restaurant is known for serving up some of the island’s best locally sourced dishes. With fresh seafood, fudge and cheese all showcased, experiencing the food here is a must.

Located close to the beach, the 14 bedrooms here include 2 large family rooms. All bedrooms are en-suite with central heating, electric blankets and hairdryers.

This is arguably the most popular Inis Oirr accommodation on offer, so make sure to book in advance if you’re visiting at peak season.

Check prices + see more photos here

2. South Aran Rooms

South Aran Rooms
Photos via Airbnb

A small b&b offering quality rooms, a bar and restaurant in a convenient location, South Aran rooms is a popular spot on the island.

All rooms are ensuite with underfloor heating, free WIFI and cool decoration to mirror the seaside location. Known for their hospitality, this family-run operation is also home to one of the most popular restaurants on the island.

Offering a varied menu that showcases local seafood including crab, clams and more, this place is also renowned for their excellent fried breakfast, a proper taste of traditional island life for visitors.

Check prices + see more photos here

3. Ciuintrath, Baile an Formna

Ciuintrath, Baile an Formna
Photos via Airbnb

With room for up to seven guests across three bedrooms, Ciuintrath, Baile an Formna is an entire house on Inis Oirr ideal for a whole family or group of friends. 

Offering a cosy sitting room with an open fireplace, there is a kitchen with all the modern amenities to give any stay here a home away from home vibe.

With stunning views of the adjacent Atlantic Ocean, guests can enjoy a morning coffee or evening nightcap on the sun terrace.

A real taste of country life awaits at Ciuintrath, Baile an Formna, with everything you could possibly need from a cosy cottage.

Check prices + see more photos here

4. Téach na céibh (some no-fuss Inis Oirr accommodation)

Téach na céibh
Photos via Téach na céibh on Booking.com

Offering down at home style accommodation on Inis Oirr, Téach na céibh is a quality b&b that is all about comfort and a warm welcome.

With a few clean, modern rooms to choose from, guests can benefit from the private bathroom equipped with a shower, hairdryer and toiletries, which come with every room. Offering simple yet modern accommodation, this is a quality option for a base on Inis Oirr.

The fried breakfast is high-quality and served with homemade soda bread, offering a true taste of traditional Irish home cooking.

Check prices + see more photos here

5. Castle House

Téach na céibh inisheer
Photos via Airbnb

An entire home with space for four guests across three bedrooms, Castle House is ideal for those seeking a private property during their stay on Inis Oirr.

With a fully equipped kitchen with all modern amenities, guests have everything they need to cook delicious homemade meals from local produce.

The large flat screen television is a big plus, as is the dryer and washing machine, perfect for cleaning up after a day’s trekking across the island!

Check prices + see more photos here

Places to stay on Inis Oirr: Where have we missed?

I’m sure that we’ve unintentionally missed out on some brilliant Inis Oirr accommodation in the guide above.

If you know of any other places to stay on Inis Oirr that you’d like to recommend, let us know in the comments below!

James Connolly is a professional writer based in London. Having lived in cities across the world including Mumbai, Medellin and Barcelona, he uses his expertise to write articles showcasing the best of global travel.

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