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The Thatched Cottage B&B

B&B Ireland Quality Assured

Claregalway, Galway, H91 DK8W

Review Score: Good 6.7/10

13km from Claregalway

Meet your host…

Brian Forde

The thatched cottage b n b is a 19th century thatched cottage. The cottage has been in my family since it was built in 1861. I live here with my wife Caroline and our Labrador Harry. The best of traditional Irish hospitality can be found here and we will endeavor to make you feel right at home and nothing but the best is offered to guests who stay here. Nothing is too much trouble and if you need a hand with your itinerary plans then we are happy to help you. We look forward to welcoming you.

H91 DK8W

A Fáilte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Chartered B&B.
The Thatched Cottage offers bed and breakfast in the relaxed setting of Kilgill, County Galway. The home is a 19th century thatched cottage and has been in my family since it was built in 1861. A 25-minute drive from Galway City, this 19th-century cottage has a garden and terrace, and provides free Wi-Fi and parking. Your friendly hosts will welcome you with the finest of Irish hospitality and are on hand to offer advice and information on the surrounding area. The bedrooms are spotless and comfortable and a delicious breakfast is served each morning. Cash payments only. Credit and Debit cards are not accepted at this property. For group bookings of 6 or more pax, please contact the property directly to verify availability. Bookings for 6 or more pax must be cleared by the property prior to arrival.

How to get here

Thanks for your booking - Caroline at the Thatched cottage BnB here to confirm your reservation.

A top tip to locate the BNB is to download the app WAZE and input the Eircode H91DK8W and it will bring you straight to the b n b, otherwise follow the below directions.

If you have not done so pls confirm your check in time, noting check is from 3.30-10pm unless an earlier time as been previously agreed.


Travelling from Galway the easiest way and the way that I strongly suggest you follow to the b n b is to travel north on N83 to Claregalway. DO NOT TRAVEL ON THE MOTORWAY M17 as we are off the old road. From Claregalway continue north on to Lydons Knockdoe (do not turn left nor right off this road (GPS will attempt to turn u off) and you will reach Lydons Pub Knockdoe ~ 5km). From Knockdoe continue straight on N83 for 2km further taking the first left by CURRANDRUM national school, the house is just under 2km on the right.

Sat Nav: Lat (53.403324) - Long (-8.936559)

  • Failte Ireland Safety Charter


  • Cot Available
  • Cycling
  • Fishing within 5kms
  • Golfing within 5kms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Horse Riding
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing
  • No Smoking House
  • Private Car Park
  • Tea In Bedrooms
  • TV in Bedroom
  • Walking
  • Wi-Fi

Customer Reviews

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Overall Score




11 Jun 2023 
Review Score: 5/10

Mauvaise organisation pour les pe***** déjeuners qui ne pouvaient être servi qu'à partir de 9h30... Compte tenu de la route que nous avions à effectuer nous ne les avons donc pas eu. Dommage car ils étaient inclus ds le tarif qui lui n'a pas été modifié... Grosse confusion au départ qui a dû nous faire revenir sur place après 20 minutes de voiture.

Host's Reply:
Delphine Breakfast is NOT badly organised, it is the exact same as any other place, first come first booked in , you didn't arrive until 10pm but expected breakfast at 8 o clock, it does not work like that nor does it work like that in any other bnb house/ hotel/ restaurant either It is not up to me to give you discounts that;s up to bnb Ireland The confusion on departure was because you took another customer belongings Your review is totally unjustified as far as I would be concerned all the best


16 Apr 2023 
Review Score: 5/10

Chambre et salle de bain froides, petit déjeuner irlandais à prévoir en supplément aussi non continental, ce qui est dommage pour un B&B irlandais. La mère de notre hôte nous a bien accueillie.

Glenn Lowe

11 Oct 2022 
Review Score: 10/10

Our stay with Caroline was just delightful. Such a charming property! the hospitality and especially the wonderful breakfast were exceptional. Thank you.

Host's Reply:
many thanks for your business and I am glad your stay was everything you wish for all the best and hope to see you again at the thatched cottage bnb

Guylaine & Mario

27 May 2022 
Review Score: 10/10

Can you say WOW....Location was amazing, our host Caroline greeted us like family, the room was outstanding, and mom made us the best breakfast. I would highly recommend The Thatched Cottage.

Host's Reply:
Thank you so much for your very kind words , it was my pleasure to host you All the best caroline

Mike and Sue Donoho

02 Nov 2019 
Review Score: 1/10

This place had no rating by B&B Ireland and there is a reason for this. Very unprofessionally run. Previous review commented about host arguing and we were met with this on check in (wife hollering at husband to close doors and him hollering back). The day before we checked in we received an email saying she couldn't take any guests until 7:30 pm even though stated check in starts at 3:30 pm. Rooms have no locks on the doors. On a positive note bed was very comfortable. The cooking and cleanliness of kitchen could use some improvement. I had am omelet on our first morning and there was lots of liquid in my plate. Definitely would not stay there again. We stayed at four B&B's while in Ireland and this one was far below the level of the others.

Host's Reply:
Thank you for your review Mike and Sue. I was surprised to read your review regarding your stay with us. I apologise for the late check in which was due to a family commitment, but I am glad you enjoyed the dinner recommendation which we gave you. I am happy you found the beds very comfortable, and if you had mentioned your dissatisfaction with the breakfast you received, I could certainly have provided you with an alternative. As you will see from our reviews from previous guests we are often complimented for our delicious breakfasts with guests rating them as a good as 5 star hotel . I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in Ireland. Caroline.