Remote Refuge —
Spaces that embrace the natural beauty of their environment
Spás agus suaimhneas intinne

The suites are designed to provide guests with an escapism experience from modern life and offer an entirely new hospitality concept inspired by their unique location.

There are just five private suites, each a minimum of 50 square meters and with a 10 meter expanse of glass revealing panoramic views of the island and sea. These expansive views are reflected in the suite interiors which feature wood, lime, stone, and wool.

The suites were created with two guiding goals – firstly to equip guests with tools to best discover our island environment, and secondly to offer optimum privacy, personal space and comfort to complement their island explorations.

The suites are open from mid March to mid October generally. They are offered for 2 and 4 night stays with specific check in days as detailed on our Book page.

One of "The top 10 Architectural Retreats in the world" Urlaubsarchitektur – A Guide to Architectural Retreats 2010

These four suites are each 50sqm with a 10m long continuous window providing an uninterrupted view of the island and Galway Bay, stretching from the Connemara Mountains to Black Head in the Burren.

The sleeping area features a superking size, iroko bed and the granite tiled, Phillipe Starck bathroom has a wetroom Swadling power shower.

The living area includes a couch with cashmere aran-patterned cushions and iroko cabinets housing everything needed to enjoy breakfast from the sill-counter table that runs the length of the panoramic view window.

Each suite is entered from its own south-facing seating area outside giving guests their own piece of the island both indoors and out.

"An exclusive and indulgent outpost for seekers of tranquility"
The Telegraph

The Connemara Suite is 130sqm and includes a vast living area with stunning wraparound views of the island, Galway Bay and Connemara from a 15m long continuous window to the north and west. It is designed for optimum luxury for two guests.

The sleeping area is a separate bedroom with superking size iroko bed and an ensuite, granite tiled, Philippe Starck bathroom with a double wetroom featuring Swadling power showers.

The open plan living area has both a lounge and dining area. The lounge features a large L-couch around a wood burning stove and mini-library. The dining area features iroko teak joinery housing everything needed to enjoy the delivered breakfast from the oak dining table looking out over the panoramic view window.

The Connemara Suite is entered from its own expansive, south-facing seating area outside giving guests their own piece of the island both indoors and out.

All suite stays include:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 10m long panoramic windows
  • Expansive island and sea views
  • 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
  • Phillipe 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.

The Inis Meáin Breakfast Box

The Inis Meáin Breakfast Box is a daily delivered breakfast in a specially created iroko teak box. Each space is filled with a variety of good foods including freshly baked breads, our own hens' boiled eggs, homemade muesli, fresh fruit, glenisk yoghurt, fresh fruit juice, cured meat and fish, soft cheese and a sweet element for elevenses. There is variation within most elements each day and the box is designed to give healthy breakfast options for every taste.

Breakfast is delivered early to each suite hall, without disturbance, so that guests can enjoy breakfast in the privacy and comfort of their suite, at their own pace.

The Inis Meáin HotPot Lunch

The Inis Meáin HotPot Lunch consists of our vegetable-based soups and freshly baked flatbread. The HotPot Lunch has a different soup each day and is delivered to the suite in specially sourced Thermos Rugged Food Flasks and an Altadena Works reinforced canvas and leather backpack.

The HotPot Lunch is designed so that guests can get on with trekking to some of the furthermost extremities of the island and enjoy sustenance at some of the island’s most striking viewing points.

The Inis Meáin Exploration Kit

The Inis Meáin Exploration Kit is the collection of tools we provide in each suite to help our guests best explore the island. These include island-customised Cube bicycles, Steiner nature binoculars, baited fishing rod, ash walking sticks, beach towels, maps, nature guides, and books of interest.

By having the Exploration Kit tools readily available in each suite, it makes it easy for guests to get on with discovering our unique location.
Main Press Quote

Marie-Thérèse de Blacam

“The appeal of Inis Meáin is that it's a complete escape. We have created a stay that involves very few decisions for guests once they are on the island, so they can simply get on with enjoying the special beauty of the landscape and the sea.”