Renvyle House Hotel & Resort

An idyllic escape on the shores of the Wild Atlantic Way

Renvyle House Hotel & Resort

We’re delighted to welcome you to Renvyle House Hotel & Resort – our family-owned historic hotel in County Galway. This coastal country house has been charming guests for decades with its wealth of leisure activities, access to glorious food, range of rooms and suites and thriving natural areas. There are so many treasures to uncover – we know you’ll love what you find.
John Coyle
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Building: 1883

Renvyle House Hotel & Resort is a four-star country house hotel in the wild splendour of Connemara, neighbouring the Wild Atlantic Way: a 2,500km-long coastal route that cuts through some of the most astonishing landscapes in all of Ireland.

With our unbeatable location and warm staff, you’ll find the perfect blend of history, nature and hospitality, here. Our stunning property is located on a 150-acre estate which includes a private freshwater lake and access to woodlands, orchards, gardens, a beach and more, along with a restaurant that’s fabled for its fresh fare.

Established as a hotel in 1883, Renvyle House Hotel & Resort was previously the home of the chieftain of one of the oldest and most powerful Gaelic clans in the 12th century, as well as of the poet, statesman and surgeon, Oliver St. John Gogarty, who was the inspiration for the character of Buck Milligan in James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’. Over centuries it’s been pulled down, rebuilt, burned to ashes and rebuilt once again, before becoming a favourite holiday spot of historic figures like Lady Gregory, Yeats and Churchill. Today, it continues to be beloved by all those who walk through its doors, and has won several awards including the ‘Best Countryside Hotel Award’ in the Historic Hotels of Europe Awards 2020.

‘100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland’ in 2022
‘Best Countryside Hotel’ award at the Historic Hotels of Europe Awards 2020
‘Best Restaurant in Connacht’ in 2019

Open: February - January

Rooms: 70

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Occasions to Remember

Some of the highlights of staying at our historic hotel


Our Executive Chef, Tim O’Sullivan, was named the ‘Best Chef in Connacht’ at the National Food & Wine Awards. We pride ourselves on the food we offer at Renvyle House Hotel & Resort, and source a lot of our ingredients from our own kitchen gardens and orchards. On our menu you’ll see a wide range of Irish and continental cuisine including Connemara lamb and locally-caught fish, and with the ability to seat 120 people in our restaurant, there’s room for everyone.


You’ll never be bored at our country house. Across our grounds there are so many things to explore and do, with highlights including a freshwater lake for boating, canoeing and fly-fishing, a beach for sunbathing and swimming, and access to two all-weather tennis courts and an outdoor heated pool. After busy days, unwind in our treatment rooms at Renew: our decadent spa wherein you can book massages, skincare treatments and soothing body therapies.


Renvyle House Hotel & Resort is an authorised wedding venue for humanist and civil ceremonies. Our Wedding and Banqueting Manager can host your entire day, so you can relax and celebrate with loved ones – without having to worry about the details. For work events, we also offer three conference rooms that can accommodate between 30 to 120 people, and for a different way to engage your employees during your next corporate retreat, we work closely with a local adventure centre, too, which provides team-building activities.


Experiences to add to your itinerary
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Killary Fjord Cruises
  • Renvyle Beach
  • Renvyle Castle
  • Killary Adventure Centre
  • DK Connemara Oyster Farm
  • Connemara Golf Course
  • Oughterard Golf Course
  • Connemara National Park
  • Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens
  • Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens
  • Killary Adventure Centre
  • Real Adventures Connemara
  • Diamonds Equine Renvyle
  • Clifden Historical Walking Tours
  • Conamra Bog Week (June)
  • Clifden Arts Festival (September)
  • Conamara Sea Week (October)
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