- Reviews: 92
You wont go wrong with these: Somewhere to keep the rain off
Really all budgets are catered for from 5 star luxury to back packer’s hostels. Where possible I tend to stay in locally owned hotels and stay away from the international chains. But at the end of the day, 'you pays your money and you takes your choice.'
If your budget can stretch to it, The Great Southern Hotel in Eyre Square is a wonderful experience, particularly at Christmas. Old World charm and hospitality combined with one of the best restaurants in Galway. Currently being renovated (I’m told ‘sympathetically’) it reopens in spring 2003
Brennan's Yard hotel is a medium budget choice, offering a great central location and superb value for money. Ask for one of the few rooms with a balcony (there are at no extra charge) overlooking the port.
Kinlay House hostel: 30 seconds from the Great Southern with another great location. Budget accommodation that is clean, friendly and safe. Dorms available along with a few en-suite double rooms. Booking well in advance is advised.
- Reviews: 2922
Ashford Castle: The height of Irish luxury
This really is five star luxury. James Bond actor Brosnan hired the whole place out for his wedding ! I had rather hoped that he would offer be a fortune to get out of our room whilst he was resident. Unfortunately I stayed there for my Honeymoon the week after his. Damn.
The Castle setting is very impressive with the lake behind and a 9-hole golf course in front.
One one of the holes Gary Player made it in two shots - and when you look at the severe dog-leg you realise quite what an achievemnent it was.
Just look at the website to see the quality of the place. If you ask, and you are a resident, they will also give you a tour of the place including the most expensive suite (wow!)
Very relaxing location nice walking and sports including Salmon fishing right in front of the hotel.
- Reviews: 71
Four Winds B&B: Lovely B&B in Salthill
We arrived in Salthill road weary & frazzled, this having been our first long day of driving. Our first impression of Four Winds was "we can't afford this", as we took in the enchanting gardens, beautiful views and a conservatory. We were greeted warmly by our hostess and shown to our room. The room was small but comfortable and well decorated.
One Caveat, this is NOT a B&B for those with CAT Allergies, as there is a cat in residence
Conservatory was a wonderful place to start the day with breakfast
Breakfast was absolute delicious and all organic.
- Reviews: 601
A short drive north of the...
A short drive north of the city of Galway is the town of Corandula and Cregg Castle. This is a wonderful B&B experience. It may not be Ashford Castle's 5 star establishement, but it IS a wonderful little Castle. And the lovely people who run it make this a personal favorite. I can't recommend Cregg Castle highly enough!!!!!
marvelous hosts, warm hospitality, great music in the evening, and excellent food!!!
- Reviews: 2815
Sacre Coeur/Sacre Ceour and O'Flaherty's Hostel: Memories or Horror Nights
In Galway town I seem to attract lousy accommodation apparently... in 1990 we stayed in O'Flaherty's hostel - in a room which looked like a garage and smelled like a rabbit cage (see picture). In 2001 we stayed in a B&B which was called Sacre Coeur on one side of its sign - and Sacre Ceour on the other ;-) And the rooms were ... hmmm let's say ... basic!
Hostel: 4 IEP incl. breakfast
B&B: 17.00 IEP but not worth it!
- Reviews: 466
SON AMAR: GREAT B&B OUTSIDE GALWAY CITY
The Son Amar in Orenmore just outside Galway City came highly recommended. It lived up to our expectations. This was the view from our window which overlooked Galway Bay. It was inexpensive and perfect.
- Reviews: 13
"The Thatch": Galway Thatch Roof Cottage
We stayed a week here in September of "07. The cottage was just wonderful. Amenities include kitchen with all the nessisary cooking implements, including coffee maker,teapot (and even a waffel iron), two showers (one in bath and one off the larger bedroom), three bedrooms with sleeping for five,hairdryer,iron,telivision,radio and towels and bedding.
In addition there is a large fireplace in the main room and an ample supply of peat sod to feed the fire,and a washer and dryer so you can catch up on your travel laundry.
The cottage is off the street at the end of a gated lane, very private and secure. In front is a three sided walled garden area and out the back window is a meadow with two beautiful horses.(one friendly and looking for hand outs, one more reserved) Located at the edge of town it's about a 15 to 20 min. walk to city center. If you don't want to walk there's a bus stop within 1/4 mile, or a cab ride will cost about 7 and a half euro to downtown.
Although this cottage is over 100 years old it has been lovinly redone to be as comfortable as posible while maintaining it's original flavor. The owner was very kind and helpful and we enjoyed our stay. If we return to Galway I wouldn't stay anywhere else.
I'd recomend this place to anyone with the exception of a particularly large person. The showers are pretty small and there is no tub. It was a close fit for me. (I'm 6'5" and close to 300 lbs.) I have some friends who just would not have fit into the shower.
Other than that it's perfect for a small group or family, and much less expensive than a hotel or B&B.
The Thatch is close to the city, with shopping,dining and nightlife within easy reach, but FEELS like the Irish Countryside. A perfect blend of the two.
- Reviews: 1272
Sleepzone, just round the corner from Eyre square is a new hostel, very clean and has all the neccessary facilities including a good big kitchin. It costs 50 euro for a double.
- Reviews: 762
The Kilbrack House B&B: Our favorite B&B in Ireland
We spent a month in Ireland staying in two hotels and eight different B&Bs. The Kilbrack House was our hands-down favorite. Not only was the location perfect. They had a great view of Galway Bay and easy access to the Connemara Peninsula, but the host and hostess were wonderful. Larry, the host, arranged two tours for us to give my husband a couple days off driving. Caroline, the hostess, gave us excellent directions the day we decided to drive ourselves.
They are across the street from a public bus stop which is very convenient and near enough town to drive or bus in or near enough to the Connemara Peninsula to go out for dinner.
We also voted the bathroom the cleanest in Ireland. It was just a wonderful place to stay for many reasons.
The kindness and helpfulness of Larry and Caroline was so pleasant. Larry arranged a tour of the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher for us our first day. The tour bus picked us up right at the B&B. It was so convenient and my husband really appreciated a day of no driving.
Another day Larry arranged an Aran Isles tour to Inis Mór (Inishmore), the largest island. We got a shuttle bus to the ferry port right across the street from the B&B.
A third day Caroline gave us careful directions to Clifden so we could visit Dan O’Hara’s Homestead and do the Sky Drive. She sent us on a very scenic route that completely avoided Galway morning traffic.
The breakfasts were excellent and the room spotless. We loved it.
- Reviews: 188
Arch View Hostel: Arch View Hostel
The reason this hostel is included is NOT because it is recommended. On the contrary, I feel obliged to steer people away from this place. They are badly organised, filthy and generally unpleasant.
It is probably the cheapest hostel in Galway but trust me, you'd rather spend the extra £4 or £5 and go to a better hostel.
- Reviews: 200
Don't think there is a name...
Don't think there is a name for it. Easily recognisable by the color of the house - orange.
Nice, clean and cosy with Irish breakfast
- Reviews: 224
There are many B&B's, hotels,...
There are many B&B's, hotels, hostels and private rental cottages available. We rented a cottage in Ballyvaughan for the week. The cottage was beautiful, large and spacious, very well appointed. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly. The cottages were the Ballyvaughan Village & Cottages.
The cost of the cottage for one week was 295 euros, about 180 pounds sterling and it could accommodate 4 people.
The cottage had its own private garden, tv and video and washer/dryer and joy of joys a dishwasher.
- Reviews: 956
B&B: Bed and Breakfast
Bed and breakfast places are plenty, and inexpensive, and usually with very friendly hosts. They are also a great way to meet interesting fellow travellers.
However, during peak season- summers- you would still be advised to beware the big rush and make advance bookings...
- Reviews: 2
'ISLAND COTTAGES'- SELF-CATERING TO A VERY HIGH STANDARD IN CONNEMARA.
AVAILABLE BY WEEKLY RENTAL ONLY.
GREAT LOCATION BESIDE THE SEA.VERY WELL SET OUT TO INCLUDE ALL FACILITIES THAT YOU WOULD EXPECT TO FIND IN A SELF-CATERING COTTAGE.
- Reviews: 164
There's plenty of all types of...
There's plenty of all types of accomodation here.
If you like to be pampered the Corrib Hotel is the place to be. The food is great, and you have a gym and leisure centre, and more importantly very friendly service. It is a mile or two from the centre of town but you can get a taxi. I would suggest booking the taxi early, as I'd to wait 40mins the last time I was there.
For more reasonable accomodation, I'd say The Jury's Inn, on the docks close to the city centre would suit you.
It costs £50 per room per night, and you can sleep as many per room as you please.
To stay right in the centre The Skeffington is a beautiful Hotel to stay in. It has just been renovated recently. It is situated right in the heart of Galway, Eyre Square. You can walk out the door and straight down shop street.
They are all very busy places so book early.
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