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Wards Hotel

1.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Lower Salthill, Galway, Ireland
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Ranked #140 of 187 Galway B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paid 50 euro to stay here during the Galway races when hotels are hard to find, particular cheap deals. 50 euro well spent I have to say. I don't believe in complaining about a place if it is the cheapest deal in town. Yes the rooms are basic, yes the toilets are the size of wardrobes, yes the wifi didn't... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed at Wards Hotel many times and will be staying again this coming October 30th (along with 3 other people). The hotel is located in the trendy area of Salthill, a one minute walk from the shores of Galway Bay. No, the hotel isn't new, ultra fashionable or fancy, it reminds me of a charming country hotel but in... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stayed here from 13 - 15 June, 9 of us all together. What a fantastic, friendly little hotel, within 5 min s walk to Galway Centre, excellent quality breakfast every morning with endless coffee and toast as well as full irish fry up, cereal and fruit. I have never met a more friendly and funny bunch of people, who would... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This place was the most horrible dirty smelly hole I have ever been to. Most unwelcoming staff and the place was so outdated. The TV was fuzzy and barely worked and the wifi was rubbish. Couldn't have the curtains open as the people out having a smoke from the pub could see in. Dirt

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This hotel was perfect for our needs, when going to a friend's wedding in Galway. Okay, the rooms are small and simple, but the hotel is good value for Galway. The staff were very friendly and welcoming to quite a large group of wedding guests, and the hotel has a great bar that serves fantastic Guinness well into the night.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Stayed here for one night while touring the west of Ireland. The room was tired and shabby. The bedding didn't fit the bed and the mattress was starting to unthread. The best was yet to come, when I went to use the ensuite bathroom, I was hit with the smell of stale urine. It was overpowering and sickening. I couldn't... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

good small hotel with a bar on the ground floor; parking is at the back and the location is very convenient to Galway city centre; easy enough to find by following the signs for Salthill as you approach Galway

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Castlebar, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Paid 55 Euro for a double room which included breakfast. Rooms are located above a pub which could get a bit noisy towards pub closing time. Room was clean, bed comfortable, bathroom clean with plenty of hot water and a very powerful shower. Enjoyed a good full breakfast in the morning which was served briskly. Overall a good bargain hotel... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Stayed here for one night for the Connemara marathon. Had to leave early so didn't get to sample breakfast. Hotel is a little old-fashioned but the room had everything needed. Location is very good as only a short walk into town or to Salthill.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Stayed here one night for the Connemara marathon, had to leave early so didn't get a chance to sample the breakfast. Hotel is a bit old fashioned but had everything I needed. Location is convenient to walk into town & value is good.

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Address: Lower Salthill, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Wards Hotel 1*
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