Where To Stay

Where to stay depends on what sort of weekend you’re after and what type of accommodation you’re looking for.

The accommodation options available to you in Fanore are cottage rental, B&B or camping. Generally during the summer months it is only possible to rent a cottage by the week. Weekend rental is normally only possible outside of the summer months.

Here’s some contact details for cottage rental in Fanore.

  • 065 6832375
  • 086 8937646
  • Fanore Holiday Cottages – www.fanorecottages.com
  • No.11 085  7296062 or 065 6832375

If it’s B&B you want, here’s a few…

B&B generally runs about €35 p/p, but give them a call to check…

Please don’t camp in the dune area at the beach. This is an area of conservation.

Fanore is beautiful, very scenic, surrounded by the Burren, but it is a little quiet. 1 pub, 1 restaurant, 1 coffee shop, 1 shop, and beautiful countryside…all you need really! If you want a chilled out surf weekend away from the city and the crowds it’s perfect. So like I said, it depends on what you’re looking for.

What a lot of people who come to surf with us do is stay in Doolin. It’s only 15 minutes drive down the road and has a lot more options when it comes to accommodation. Hostels to Hotels, a bunch of places to eat and 3 of the best traditional Irish music pubs in Ireland. You’re guaranteed plenty of craic at night in Doolin. Then only a 15 minute drive for the surfing hangover cure in the morning!

If you want the hostel/budget option a few we can recommend are:

  • The Doolin Hostel www.doolinhostel.ie
  • Aille River Hostel – 065 707 4260
  • Rainbow Hostel – 065 707 4415

Price wise it depends on what type of room you get, but it’s generally around €18 p/p. Like before, give them a call to check…

For B&B or if you want to rent an apartment, a place we can recommend is the Doolin Activity Lodge. They do B&B and have a couple of large apartments that can cater for big groups. Check out their website www.doolinlodge.com or call 065 707 4888/ 065 707 4877.

For cottage rental there’s lots to choose from. Here’s just a couple: www.dreamireland.com or www.tridentholidayhomes.ie

or a traditional cottage a couple of kms outside Doolin village   www.holidayindoolin.com

If it’s hotel accommodation you’re looking for, then we would recommend the Hotel Doolin, a new contemporary, boutique style hotel www.hoteldoolin.ie

There are loads of other B&Bs and hotels in Doolin. A quick search on the web will give you lots of options.

A must see if in Doolin is the Doolin Cave.

Anyone who surfs with us at Aloha can avail of discount admission to the cave for a price of €10 for adults and €8 for students.

15 minutes drive around beautiful Black Head the other side of Fanore is Ballyvaughan. This picturesque village with its little harbour is a little quieter than Doolin, but still has a good selection of pubs and places to eat. A good family option.

There are no hostels here, just hotels, B&Bs and cottage rentals. Like Doolin, a quick search on the web will reveal loads.

A couple of good ones are..

Highly recommended for dining while in Ballyvaughan also is L’Arco Italian Restaurant www.burrenrestaurant.com

A good option if you would like to stay right up in the heart of the Burren in Carron is Clares Rock Hostel www.claresrock.com

The famous matchmaking town of Lisdoonvarna is only 15 minutes inland from Fanore. If you’d like to stay here then we’d recommend the new Sleepzone hostel located in the centre of the town. www.sleepzone.ie

Between us and Galway city lies the pretty village of Kinvara. If you are looking for somewhere to stay here we would recommend the Merriman Hotel  www.merrimanhotel.com

If you need somewhere to stay in Galway city, we can recommend both of the following which are top quality budget accommodation

Sleepzone www.sleepzone.ie

Kinlay House www.kinlaygalway.ie

If you still can’t find something from all this, drop us an e-mail.