On the banks of the River Corrib in Galway city centre, the award-winning Herons Rest Boutique B&B offers luxurious rooms and an extensive gourmet breakfast menu. Featured in Conde Nast Traveller, The Irish Times and Food & Travel Magazine among others, its rooms look out over picturesque Claddagh Harbour, and have free Wi-Fi.
Each room has a flat-screen TV with cable channels, and speciality teas and coffee with chocolates, mineral water and a decanter of port. Beds have luxury orthopaedic mattresses and are dressed with high-quality linens, and private bathrooms have bathrobes, slippers and toiletries supplied.
The breakfast table at Herons Rest features freshly baked breads, Irish cheeses and homemade jams. A selection of decadent sweet and savoury dishes are served, with French toasted brioche with melted rhubarb and honey, and stuffed Portobello mushrooms with ricotta and spinach just 2 examples.
Afternoon tea and 4-course evening meals featuring freshly caught local seafood are also served.
On Ireland’s western coast, Galway has a variety of traditional Irish pubs and music venues within 10 minutes’ walk of this guest house. The region of Connemara offers a landscape of rugged coastline, isolated beaches, mountains and lakes.