Booking Information

Season Dates 

2020 Season Dates: 16/03/20 to 23/10/20

Start of 2020 Season after Lockdown: 08/07/2020

Please note that the suites are currently fully booked. If you would like to hear about any Availability arising through cancellation, please sign up for our Availability Notification mails.

2020 Season Schedule

Island Retreat Stays in March, September & October

The Island Retreat Package will be the only stay on offer in March, September and October 2020 and it is a 4 night stay on Monday through to Friday, inclusive of dinner each night and 2 Island Experiences.  

These stays will offer our guests a more in-depth experience of the elements that make a stay in Inis Meáin special, at times of the year when there are very few other visitors on the island.

The Island Experiences although included, will be optional and will last approximately an hour each.

2 night and 4 night Stays from April to August inclusive

During these months we will be offering 2 night and 4 night stays as detailed in the General Suite Reservation Information below.   The Exploration Rates for these stays are exclusive of dinner which needs to be reserved when booking the suite online.

2020 Suite Reservations

2020 suite reservations were officially launched online on the 14th of October 2019.  2020 will be our 14th season and we are very grateful that returning guests make up the majority of our bookings every year.

Because we give first option on reservations to returning guests pre-launch, availability on the official launch was limited and almost all remaining availability booked up within an hour of the launch.  We are sorry for any disappointment that this may cause.  

We hope that interested guests will subscribe to our Availability Notification service and our Occasional Newsletters to hear about suite cancellations.  There will inevitably be more cancellations in 2020 than usual to do with the current Health Situation, and if it may be feasible for you to visit at very short notice please email us directly to to let us know.

2020 Restaurant Reservations

Due to Covid-19, the restaurant has been reserved for suite guests only this year.  

Restaurant Reservations are usually available to non-suite guests by email to from January of the relevant year.  The restaurant serves evening dinner only. 

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.

2021 Suite Reservations

These will not be launched officially until the end of the 2020 season. The launch date will be confirmed closer to the time.

General 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. There are four stay types:
    - 4 night Island Retreat Stay (Mar, Sep & Oct only)
    Mon to Thurs inclusive with 4 Island Dinners & 2 Island Experiences
    - 2 night Midweek Stay (Apr to Aug only)
    Weds & Thurs
    - 2 night Weekend Stay (Apr to Aug only)
    Fri & Sat
    - 4 night Long Stay (Apr to Aug only)
    Weds to Sat inclusive.
  2. The suites can only be booked online through our Availability Calendar with prepayment.
  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. To preserve the quietness that guests are increasingly seeking, bookings are accepted for children over 12 only.
  5. If you have a gift voucher for a stay, to make a reservation please email us at with your gift voucher number (these are no longer available to purchase).

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Exploration 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 or 4 night stays and include all of the elements listed below.

In addition to these elements, our 4 night Island Retreat Stays include 4 dinners and 2 Island Experiences as detailed further on the Booking Information page.

  • Collection on arrival to and departure from the island when travelling via Rossaveal Ferryport or Connemara Airport
  • Orientation and fresh baking or apéritif on arrival
  • Inis Meáin Breakfast Box delivered daily
  • Inis Meáin HotPot Lunch delivered daily
  • Inis Meáin Exploration Kit in each suite
  • Burren Suites indoor space of 50sqm
  • Connemara Suite indoor space of 130sqm also includes a wood burning stove and library, with separate ensuite bedroom and guest toilet
  • Private outside entrance door and front hall
  • Private outside sitting area with customised deck chairs
  • Expansive island and sea views
  • Minimum 10m long panoramic windows
  • Inside sitting areas with felt wool couch and armchairs
  • Inis Meáin Knitting Company soft-furnishings
  • Superking size iroko teak beds
  • High thread count 100% cotton bed linen
  • Down duvets & pillows
  • Swadling power showers
  • Philippe Starck bathrooms
  • Burren Perfumery and Aveda Toiletries
  • Wireless broadband
  • Government Tax at 13.5%
  • 2 night Midweek Stays, 4 night Long Stays and 4 night Island Retreat stays also include a complimentary early check-in to the suites from 10.30 on arrival day.

Exploration Rates 2020

Per suite, per stay, based on single or double occupancy, excluding dinner except for Island Retreats


Burren Suite (50m²)

Connemara Suite (130m²)

March, September, October



All-inclusive Island Retreat Stays -
4 nights Mon-Thurs inclusive with 
4 dinners + 2 Island Experiences



April, May, June

Midweek Stay – 2 nights Weds & Thurs



Weekend Stay – 2 nights Fri & Sat



Long Stay - 4 nights Weds to Sat inclusive



July & August

Midweek Stay – 2 nights Weds & Thurs



Weekend Stay – 2 nights Fri & Sat



Long Stay - 4 nights Weds to Sat inclusive



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 for just 5 suites.  

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.

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