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The Herons Rest Boutique B&B

Galway, Ireland (Show map)
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€ 65 - € 160
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In Galway City centre The Herons Rest lies nestled on the banks of the river Corrib over looking the traditional Claddagh harbour. Winner of Georgina campbells B&B of the Year & B&B best breakfast and also a member of The Bridgestone Top 100 Places to stay in Ireland since 2004. It has been listed as one of the top 5 romantic destinations by Foods & wine magazine This idyllic waterside location is only 3 mins from the hustle and bustle of the centre of town and the craic of Quay street. Each double en-suite bedroom has stunning views overlooking the Claddagh harbour and the famous Galway bay. All rooms have been recently redecorated in keeping with the cosy chic of the house. Subtle and luxurious extras such as vintage decanters of port, fine chocolate truffles, specialty tea & coffee, flat screen multi-channel tvs. and all natural locally produced toiletries enhance your stay. Outside the water is teaming with wildlife, such as, otters, herons and the largest colony of swans in western Europe. Traditional boats, the Galway Hookers can be watched setting sail from your bedroom window and binoculars enhance the view that stretches across to the Burren Hills. We aim to offer a home from home experience and each morning the smell of fresh baking fills the air.  Breakfast is served between 8- 11 and may be received in your room. Irish farmhouse cheeses, natural juices and organic local yogurts accompany an 8 gourmet dish menu.  Breakfast is a convivial feast with your host cooking to order in front of you whilst sharing travelling tips, recommending routes and arranging tours as requested.  At the Herons Rest are passionate about hospitality and look forward to extending a warm welcome to you. All inquiries are welcome..theheronsrest email:theheronsrest@gmail


Location Type

Beachside, City, Countryside, Downtown


Shannon, Ireland (SNN-Shannon Airport)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Burren limestone karst region, Connemara lakes & mountains, Aran islands, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fireplace, Library, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 12pm
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Not suitbale for children under 3
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: we require your first nights stay in advance as a deposit payment to secure the room.
  • Cancellations: The cancellation policy is 100% refund with 72hrs notice of cancellation, 50% refund with less then 72hrs notice and zero refund with less than 24hrs cancellation notice. I use pay pal as my online payment provider, It is safe secure and easy to use.



sorcha molloy

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

a visiting heron called Arthur Others

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8 option gourmet breakfast

  • Time Served: 8am - 11am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free

Signature Dish

Seared Scallop with black pudding & red pepper

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