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Weir Haven
Ranked #2 of 3 Clarenbridge B&B and Inns
Dublin, Ireland
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“STAYING AT WEIR HAVEN”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Terrific experience here! This is a wonderfully charming home full of interesting features. We had 2 nights in superb comfort. We dined out at Morans Oyster Cottage , just across the water one evening and got a lovely warm welcome home from our hostess at Weir Haven on our return.Delicious home cooked full breakfast with the breads baked in the kitchen before our eyes!This is a real find and we will be back again next time in Galway.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 April 2011

I had booked this as a house rental for a five day stay. When we arrived the house looked as pretty as a postcard. Kathleen, the owner, met us and showed us round the property. She had left freshly baked scones and bread for us and we were made to feel most welcome. The inside of the house is a delight, it is a real feast for the eyes! There is lots of space. The kitchen is amazing, it has a four oven AGA which keeps it lovely and warm; if you enjoy cooking this will be the very place for you. The views from all the windows are breathtaking. The area is very quiet and peaceful, yet it is only a short drive to Galway city. By the way; the beds are really comfortable. Kathleen is very houseproud and the place is really clean. There is a lovely garden around the property which is very private and secure. There are two excellent restaurant bars about a mile away, Paddy Burke's and Morans. This house is ideal if you want something very special.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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My wife and I picked out this place because of it size, appearance (thatched roof), and proximity to Galway. We wanted to be close to Galway, but out in the country. This place was fantastic. We could not have picked a better place. We had all the amenities of a modern hotel, but the charm of an old world home. The antiques and furnishings are priceless, the grounds expansive, and the location in an upscale neighborhood put you out of the city, but just 15-20 minutes away. The owner, Kathleen, was very friendly; and with only a couple of rooms, you feel very much like a royal guest. Definitely a diamond in the rough. A little hard to find, so have a telephone available. The "find" was definitely worth it.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Weir Haven
Address: Tyrone Avenue | Kilcolgan, Clarenbridge, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clarenbridge
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Clarenbridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Weir Haven 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Weir Haven is an old-world, thatched country lodge, situated in a tranquil setting at the edge of Galway Bay on the West Coast of Ireland. Once you drive through the entrance, you feel you are in a different world. You will be amazed by the unique fairy-tale design of the house, with its curved thatched roof, eyebrow windows, and climbing roses. The charming cottage gardens, nurtured with loving care, complete this oasis of peace, an ideal retreat from your busy life and is ideally located just twenty minutes from Galway City. The extra spacious luxury bedrooms are decorated in soft pastel colours and feature a beamed, horseshoe ceilings with handcrafted chandeliers. They have wool velvet carpets or polished floorboards and are furnished with quality beds, crisp white bed-linen, hand-painted furniture, interesting prints and paintings, Zoffany curtains and comfortable easy chairs and settees covered in designer fabric. The en-suite bathrooms have rainwater showers and marble tiles. The Weir Haven Luxury Breakfast Buffet includes fresh chilled orange juice, fresh fruits, granola and breakfast cereals, handmade yoghurts, cheese board, cold meat platter and fresh home-baked breads and preserves. This truly is a perfect base from which to explore the world-renowned Cliffs of Moher, Burren and Connemara. It is also only five minutes from Moran's Oyster Bar, one of the most famous lobster and oyster bars in Ireland. The lodge overlooks the Kilcolgan River, a tidal estuary featuring the famous Weir, with clear views of the neighbouring Kilcolgan Castle and Moran’s Oyster Cottage. It offers a peaceful retreat from the busy world and guests can relax in the spacious drawing room furnished with an eclectic mix of Victorian, Edwardian and French antiques and books. You can wander in the pretty cottage style gardens or perhaps enjoy a coffee or glass of wine or other refreshments on one of the terraces. Other areas of the garden are suitable for quiet reflection or meditation. The accommodation at Weir Haven is 5-star standard. Weir Haven is built on land steeped in history at Tyrone Avenue. The area formed part of St. George’s Estate dating back to the 17th century and the ruins of Tyrone House - a neo-classical cut stone mansion - is only 1 mile away, as is St. Sourney’s Church and Well - a religious site dating from the 6th century. ... more   less 
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