2019 Season Dates: 19/03/19 to 06/10/19
The restaurant serves evening dinner only, and is open to non-suite guests on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Advance reservations are required and further information is available on our Restaurant page.
It is necessary to stay on the island overnight to visit the restaurant for dinner and links to alternative places to stay on the island are available in our FAQ.
2019 restaurant reservations for non-suite guests will be available from mid-January by email.
When getting in touch please let us know your preferred date options for dinner, the number of people in your party, any dietary restrictions that your guests may have, and a mobile phone number.
The suites are fully booked for the 2019 season. A waiting list service isn’t available, but cancellations are made available to book again on the Availability Calendar.
For reservations please read the Suite Reservation Information below and check for availability on the Availability Calendar.
Please note that the suites book out almost immediately on launch every year. 2019 bookings were officially launched online with a subscriber email on the 10th of October 2018. The season was already 65% booked by returning guests who have the option to make a provisional booking pre-launch, during the previous season. The remaining availability then booked out in less than 24 hours.
We are sorry for any disappointment caused to do with trying to book a suite. There are just five suites which have been open since 2007, and we have the pleasure of regularly welcoming back many of our guests. This means that the demand for the suites far exceeds the supply. We hope that interested guests will join our mailing list to hear of booking launches, and if not successful in booking a suite will consider visiting for dinner.
These will not be launched officially until the end of the 2019 season.
Inis Meáin Restaurant & Suites is located on a remote island with a particular set of logistical considerations. To ensure an optimum experience for our guests that is also sustainable, what we offer is a little different to what can be found elsewhere. Therefore, please note the following when considering a suite reservation:
Inis Meáin Suites offer a unique hospitality experience with many special elements to enhance your island stay. Therefore in place of a nightly bed and breakfast rate, we offer what we call Exploration Rates.
The Exploration Rates are per suite, for 2, 3 or 5 night stays and include all of the elements listed below.
Per suite, per stay, and based on single or double occupancy.
|March||Burren Suite (50m²)||Connemara Suite (130m²)|
|Midweek Stay – 3 nights||€900||€1350|
|Weekend Stay – 2 nights||€700||€1000|
|Long Stay (Tues – Sat) – 5 nights||€1,600||€2,350|
|April, May, June, September & October|
|Midweek Stay – 3 nights||€1,200||€1,650|
|Weekend Stay – 2 nights||€900||€1,200|
|Long Stay (Tues – Sat) – 5 nights||€2,100||€2,850|
|July & August|
|Midweek Stay – 3 nights||€1,350||€1,800|
|Weekend Stay – 2 nights||€1,000||€1,300|
|Long Stay (Tues – Sat) – 5 nights||€2,350||€3,100|
Our Exploration Rates are the minimum rates necessary to make Inis Meáin Restaurant and Suites sustainable. As a tiny, seasonal, high-end business in a remote island location, our considerable additional costs have to be covered by a very small number of annual bookings.
It has taken the first 11 years for the business to break-even, having reinvested significantly every year to constantly increase the quality of what we offer.
We will continue to reinvest, striving to exceed the expectations of both our wonderful returning and new guests, while providing a welcome source of employment and activity on the island.
Our rates are what they are to support all of this and to protect the feasibility of Inis Meáin Restaurant & Suites into the future.