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Forster Court Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Forster Street, Galway, Ireland
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Ranked #7 of 56 hotels in Galway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We would highly recommend the Forster Court Hotel. The location could not have been better for us (right next to the new Coach Station and within easy walking distance to the train and bus station). We were able to walk to all sights in Galway that we wanted to see, with the exception of taking a bus at night to... More

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I don't normally write reviews, as most places are average. If the place is great, I will post to make sure people know what is a good spot. And only if the place is really bad will I warn others. So considered yourself warned. The Good: Location. It's right near Eyre Square, so it's an ideal location. That's where the... More

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Melrose, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Forster Court in Galway for two nights at the beginnning of our vacation. The location is ideal, close to the bus and train stations, and right in the midst of Eyre Square. You do not need a car, and you won't want one because I suspect parking is very difficult. You can walk to many restaurants,... More

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Nigel C, Front Office Manager at Forster Court Hotel, responded to this review

Hi BostonTraveller, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. I am delighted to hear that the Forster Court Hotel was the starting point of your tour and I hope it marked the beginning of a great trip for you. As you mentioned we are located in the very heart of Galway City making the attractions... More

Waterloo, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Forster Court is a great place to stay in Galway. We stayed 2 nights recently in Aug. The service is very friendly and helpful answering our questions about restaurants, sites locally, etc. The room was quite large, surprisingly so. It was a bit dated but was very clean and had character. No air conditioning which is likely not uncommon... More

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Nigel C, Front Office Manager at Forster Court Hotel, responded to this review

Hi jgrimold, THank you for leaving a review. I certainly hope you enjoyed your time with us at the Forster Court Hotel. We are extremely blessed to have such an ideal location in the hear tof Galway City, with the bus and train stations just meters down the street allowing for instant access to all the City of Tirbes has... More

St. Louis
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delightful hotel, located in a great part of town. Breakfast was delicious & the staff recommended an excellent place for dinner. The staff were very accommodating about holding our luggage while we were out. Would definitely stay there again ... hope we have the opportunity to do so.

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Nigel C, Front Office Manager at Forster Court Hotel, responded to this review

HI Mary P G, Thank you for leaving a comment. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Galway and it was a pleasure to accomodate you. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back to the Forster Court Hotel in the very near future. kindest regards, Siobhan Doyle - Front Office Manager More

Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for race week. Asked for a quiet room and got one (108) no view which was not a problem and was very quiet.The staff are very friendly and helpful. The breakfast staff in particular were very efficient young girls. The breakfast was very varied from a large buffet and also a hot breakfast. We had the veggie breakfast... More

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Nigel C, Front Office Manager at Forster Court Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Waller, I a very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Forster Court Hotel and got to really take in Galway City during the fantastic Race Week Festival. We are very proud of the standard of our delicious breakfast options and I am very pleased this is something you appreciated during your trip. We... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel is a short walk to Eyre Square and main part of town. Rooms were comfortable and the included breakfast was excellent. Staff was friendly but seemed reluctant to make recommendations on where to eat. As previously reported, checking in is difficult when arriving by car as hotel is on a very busy street with no parking and no staff... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night on the 24th of July,and as I traveled by train the location is perfect, just a short stroll from the station. It is also well positioned for the rest of Galway. Check in was handled in a friendly and helpful manner. My room and bathroom were clean and comfortable,which ensured a good nights sleep.... More

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Nigel C, Front Office Manager at Forster Court Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Alan B Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and had an opportunity to experience the excitment of the Galway Arts Festival. I was very glad to hear you were pleased with whatwe have to offer here at the Forster Court Hotel, from the ocrdial prefessional service,... More

sligo ireland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
66 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the reviews and the website photos I was expecting a biggish room in good condition. We got a very worn looking bedroom which was rather depressing and dingy. There was a stale smell as if somebody had been smoking. The worst hotel we have been in in Galway so far! Needs a good overhaul. We will definitely not be... More

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Nigel C, General Manager at Forster Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear luismac, Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time and effort to furnish the Forster Court Hotel with your recent feedback. I am disappointed to read that your stay did not meet your expectations. We are currently undertaking a renovation project and therefore I apologise that our appearance at the time of... More

Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was not sure what to expect. Some of the TA reviews stated that the hotel was old and worn. Well, Galway is an old city. There are no brand new hotels. We thought it was perfect! Our room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. The full breakfast was very good! The location is perfect. The hotel is just a couple... More

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Siobhan D, Front Office Manager at Forster Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Relaxnstyle, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay here with us at the Forster Court Hotel. I am delighted to hear that you have such a positive experience. We are very lucky to be located right in the heart of Galway City with everything within easy reach of the hotel. The Galway Arts Festival is... More

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Address: Forster Street, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Forster Court Hotel 3*
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Situated just off Eyre Square, the hotel offers you the freedom to explore Galway’s many attractions and festivals including the Galway Races, Galway Arts Festival and the Galway Oyster Festival.With 50 luxurious bedrooms and our newly refurbished "Elwoods Bar & Grill". The Forster Court Hotel is the perfect location whether business or pleasure. It has everything you want from a city centre hotel.With every need anticipated and no detail overlooked, Forster Court Hotel in Galway city centre offers style, luxury, relaxation and above all else professional and attentive service from our dedicated team. ... more   less 
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