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Roncalli House

24 Whitestrand Ave. | Lower Salthill, Galway, Ireland
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Ranked #82 of 187 Galway B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Carmel is a sweetheart of a woman running a basic B&B. The whole place has an appealing faded gentility, much like your grandmother's house. The twin room was clean, bright, airy...and a bit small. Beds were fine and linens above average. The bathroom was itsy bitsy. Wifi was great. Breakfast is average--no fresh produce, but there is canned fruit available.... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I showed madly later than the 4 p.m. arrival time that the travel agency had printed on my voucher (one factor: Whitestrand Avenue is distinct from the longer Whitestrand Road. I was within sight of the place three times before that registered). Mrs. O'Halloran said she had given up on me, but welcomed the truant. Asked about a internet café... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The breakfast was delicious and served in a very lovely room. The owners were very nice and helpful and our room was very nice and well equiped and the bed was very comfortable. We enjoyed very much our stay at Roncalli House.

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Virginia, USA
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We unfortunately arrived late, but the owners were very nice and understanding. The room was clean and spacious. We were given great recommendations for dinner in the promenade area. Breakfast was very good. It's about a 10 minute walk to Quay Street. Great location.

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Newport News, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Looking for accommodations in Galway during an unplanned visit, we were fortunate enough to come across Roncalli House. It is located within walking distance to town centre, on the corner of a major road. Mrs. O'Halloran was very nice and extended many little courtesies to us. The rooms are older but clean and pleasant, and her price for bed and... More

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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Every trip to Ireland should include a trip to Galway. And other than my first trip to Galway, Roncalli House is where we stay. Carmel and Ann are wonderful and the home is just a quick walk to the center city where hotel lodgings are very pricey and can be subject to city noise. The breakfast is very good and... More

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Napa, California, United States
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We stayed in the same room that Chelsea Clinton stayed in! This was by far the most comfortable B&B we stayed in. The bed was so comfy! Carmel was wonderful. And our view was beautiful. We walked down to Quay Street (which was an easy walk from the B&B), and enjoyed the night life. Breakfast was served in a sunny... More

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Brick, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Me, my sister and our friend stayed here for two nights, while visiting Galway. It's location was great. It only took about 10 minutes to walk to town, and it was very scenic as well. Carmel, the hostess was incredibly kind and inviting. She made an excellent breakfast too! The room was small for three of us, and we had... More

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Snow Camp, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We stayed for three nights at Roncalli House. Our room was comfortable and we had a view of the ocean. This B&B is in Salthill, a 10 minute walk from Galway, but very close to the ocean and on the way to the Connemara area. The breakfast was great and Carmel was always very helpful. Make sure you get tickets... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

rooms: comfortable and clean, but a little bit small, especially if you have big luggage. breakfast: you can choose between different kinds, pancakes and eggs were delicious price: paid 30 € per person in twin room the owner was very nice!

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Address: 24 Whitestrand Ave. | Lower Salthill, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
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