Another great option in Salthill, just outside Galway City, this stylish little B&B overlooks Galway Bay. The modern gray exterior gives way to smart contemporary spaces inside. Guest rooms are spacious, with polished wood floors and big windows looking out over the bay or garden. Beds are enormous—the larger ones are super king-size, and all have luxurious memory-foam mattresses. Delicious breakfasts are served in a pleasant conservatory overlooking the garden. The hotel can arrange tours of major sights in the area, including an all-day trip to the Aran Islands for €25 per person. There’s no restaurant, but the center of Galway is only 5km (3 miles) by car or taxi.