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Skeffington Arms Hotel

#18 of 56 Hotels in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
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Ranked #18 of 56 Hotels in Galway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    5 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 of 5 stars
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was without place to stay in Galway and the Skeffington Arms seemed like a paradise. Great location, a very nice pub/restaurant annex - in which the service I had was great - with very nice waitress which actually made me choose to stay there. I clearly asked and made very clear that I NEEDED internet connection because i had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I didn't make an advanced reservation, just walked in and booked. It was a great price for a room (two twin beds) with a private bathroom with breakfast included. I had planned to only stay one night but am staying three nights. The staff have been absolutely fantastic. Answering any questions. I had wanted to send a gift by express... More 

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Kilkeel, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was sanderling around eyre square and came on Skeffingtons, lovely bar with wooden floor and traditional feel about it. Was meeting a friend and was very comfortable to sit and wait on my own, not something you can say about all bars in my opinion. Friendly bar staff with a cheeky touch about him. I'd be back here next time... More 

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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Hilary615, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor about your visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read such a positive review about your experience with us. I will make sure to pass your kind words on to our hard working team. We look forward to welcoming you back to... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For me this is a return visit to one of my favourite hotels and favourite cities in Ireland. Galway city is a very lively place to visit all year round. This hotel could not be better placed to take advantage of whats going on. Although not five star its five star in many other ways.From when you walk into reception... More 

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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so very much for your kind words on all aspects of the Skeffington Arms hotel and we are delighted to read how well you where looked after by all of our team. We will pass on your very kind words and thank you for sharing your review. Looking forward to welcoming you back to stay with... More 

County Mayo
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend & I stayed here one night during February and got a really good deal. Our room was really big & overlooked the square. It was a little noisy in the morning but that's to be expected with a city centre hotel & we were told about it on check-in too. Staff were amazing, by far the friendliest people... More 

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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ann M. Many thanks for your kind review. Your kind comments are greatly appreciated by us all here at the hotel. We hope to welcome you back to the Hotel very soon and thanks again for your review. Best Wishes from all the team. Stephen Mc Donald, Head of Reservations. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The food and service was excellent! Everything was clean and tidy and the staff were warm and friendly. Just a hop skip and a jump to the local shops and attractions! We will be back!!

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Skeffingtonmanager, Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mares1234, Many thanks for your kind review. Your kind comments are greatly appreciated by us all here at the hotel. We hope to welcome you back to the Hotel very soon and thanks again for your review. Best Wishes from all the team. Stephen Mc Donald, Head of Reservations. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 1 night, nice room, lovely shower, was expecting alot less room wise considering the price but was pleasantly surprised. would reccomend for young couples. Perfect location for a night out in galway. Bar food great value and friendly staff. will definitely be back.

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Skeffingtonmanager, Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Elaine C, Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay, we pride ourselves on striving for 100 % guest satisfaction and offering value for money on accommodation. I will pass your kind words along to the rest of the team. We would be delighted to welcome you... More 

Dublin. Ireland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

visited the end of February and start of march. We stayed only a few minutes away yet only visited here the last morning. I would imagine this is a great spot for nightlife. The inside is great and it just has a nice vibe about it. We visited on the way home on sunday for some breakfast which set us... More 

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Skeffingtonmanager, Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Hellrazor007, Many thanks for your very kind review. Your comments are greatly appreciated by all the staff here. We would be delighted to welcome you back to the Skeffington Arms Hotel should your future travels allow. With Kind Regards, Stephen Mc Donald, Head of Reservations. More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Stayed here with a friend recently on a girls night away,the hotel is very centeral just across the road from Bus station,the girl on check in was really friendly didnt get her name she had an english accent,the room was bright and had a lovely view of eyre square,There was even a crunchie on my bed yum!!it went down well... More 

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Skeffingtonmanager, Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ireland8660, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and will pass your kind comments on to the rest of the team here. We always aim for 100 % guest satisfaction and are always happy to get feedback from our guests. We would be delighted to welcome... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The place is cute & the public areas clean. It's very noisy but that's not the disappointment. The bathroom was grubby, tge sink broken & the sheets do not cover the simple double bed. I could read a newspaper through the sheets, there's no mattress protector but a daggy old exposed matress (because bottom sheet is too small to cover... More 

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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Claireodo, Thank you for your review. I am highly surprised to read your comments as we have never received a review of this nature before. We pride ourselves on providing cozy, comfortable rooms to all guests at all times. Thankfully we have a longstanding and highly professional accommodation team here who always carry out their job to the highest... More 

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