Booking Information

Season Dates

2019 Season Dates: 19/03/19 to 06/10/19

Restaurant Reservations 2019

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.

Suite Reservations 2019

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.

Suite Reservations 2020

These will not be launched officially until the end of the 2019 season.

Suite Reservation Information

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:

  1. 1. There are three stay types: a. Midweek Stay3 nights on Tues to Thurs b. Weekend Stay 2 nights on Fri & Sat c. Long Stay5 nights from Tues to Sat inclusive.
  2. 2. The suites can only be booked online through our Availability Calendar with prepayment.
  3. 3. We can cater for a group with a maximum of 4 guests, in a maximum of 2 suites, for operational reasons. If booking 2 suites they need to be booked separately online.
  4. 4. To preserve the quietness that guests are increasingly seeking, bookings are accepted for children over 12 only.
  5. 5. If you have a gift voucher for a stay, to make a reservation please email us at post@inismeain.com with your gift voucher number.

Rates

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.

  • Collection on arrival to and departure from the island
  • Orientation and fresh baking or apéritif on arrival
  • Inis Meáin Breakfast Box
  • Inis Meáin HotPot Lunch
  • Inis Meáin Exploration Kit
  • Expansive island and sea views
  • 10m long panoramic windows
  • Minimum space of 50sqm
  • Outside entrance door
  • Private outside sitting area
  • Inside sitting area
  • Superking size iroko beds
  • High thread count 100% cotton bed linen
  • Down duvets
  • Swadling power showers
  • Philippe Starck bathrooms
  • Aveda toiletries
  • Wireless broadband
  • Government Tax at 13.5%
  • 3 night Midweek Stays and 5 night Long Stays also include a complimentary early check-in to the suites from 10.30am on Tuesdays.

Exploration Rates 2019

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.

Availability