Booking Information

Season Dates 

2019 Season Dates: 19/03/19 to 06/10/19 
2020 Season Dates: 16/03/20 to 23/10/20

2020 Season Schedule

We are excited to extend our 2020 season with a new Island Retreat package.  This will offer our guests a more in-depth experience of some 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. 

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.  

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

They will broadly fall into one of these areas of interest - Food, Wine, Design & Culture and could be anything from harvesting island food, to a wine tasting, to a cookery demonstration, to an island site visit or a cultural performance.  The theme and timing of the sessions will vary and the two experiences each week will be dependent on weather, natural conditions and availability at the time.

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. 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 availability booked up within the first 30 minutes after the launch at 14:30. We are sorry for any disappointment that this may cause. We hope that interested guests will join our mailing list to hear about suite cancellations, and if not successful in booking a suite, will consider visiting for dinner.

Please note that while we wish we had more availability to offer, there will be very little availability remaining for the official launch time above.  This is because we give first option on reservations to returning guests pre-launch.  2020 will be our 14th season and we are very grateful that returning guests make up the majority of our bookings every year.   

It currently looks like there will only be limited Midweek and Island Retreat Stay availability remaining on the official launch and we are sorry for any disappointment that this may cause. We hope that interested guests will join our mailing list to hear about reservations, and if not successful in booking a suite,cccccccfffffffffffffffff will consider visiting for dinner.

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.

2020 Restaurant Reservations

2020 Restaurant Reservations will be available to non-suite guests from the 13th of January 2020 by email to

The restaurant serves evening dinner only, and is open to non-suite guests from Wednesday to Saturday nights inclusive from April to August, and on Tuesday and Wednesday nights in March, September and October. The schedule for non-suite guest dinner bookings in March, September and October will be confirmed in January.  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.

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
  • 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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