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Griffin Lodge

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3 Father Griffin Place, Galway, Ireland
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Second time staying at the Griffith House on family holiday. Once again Ann welcomed us with open arms and took care of our every need. The rooms are small but comfortable and the bathroom gets the job done. Close to town - maybe a ten minute walk, but far enough away that you can get away from the tourists and... More 

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Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We spent 4 nights at the Griffin Lodge in Galway and we can defintely recommend it. We were greeted by Ann in the friendliest way and were lead to our rooms. The rooms are small, but cozy and most importantly, they are clean. Ann really makes the place. She is full of kindness, full of humour and makes everyone enjoy... More 

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usa
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57 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Everyone says it and it's true--the rooms are tiny! That said, they are also clean and well appointed. The bathroom was small as well and honestly, this was the only B&B during our two week stay that did not provide soap for the shower. (Fortunately we had some!) Location is great--walking distance to the main tourist area and excellent restaurants... More 

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usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Our first stop on a short visit to Ireland--but one of the best....because Ann knows how to make her guests feel at home and cared for. She went above and beyond the "duties" of a B&B host/manager by responding to our requests for travel assistance with easy generosity. We were most appreciative--and would recommend this guesthouse without hesitation.

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Georgetown, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This was our 2nd stay, the first in April 2009. Ann, the host, is so much fun – she’s no-nonsense, dedicated, and incredibly helpful, with a sharp wit. She’s got a great wealth of information about Galway. She recommended two good dinner choices for us (McSwiggan’s and High Café). Ann also made sure we had a place to park at... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We essentially got a room in a converted attic and thus a average person couldn't stand up straight in 70% of the room. The same goes for the shower, it was built for a dwarf and I could not stand under it, no reasonably sized person could. Very basic and clean but considering the value we got in a nearby... More 

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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We spent four nights here and it was very handy to city centre. Anne is very helpful and welcoming however we found space in the room to be very limited. There are no shelves or drawers to put items away and Mrs. needed an extension cord to get her hair dryer and curling iron near a mirror. Outside is littered... More 

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Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I arrived shortly before 3pm. The proprietor opening the door and asked "what happened to 1 o'clock?" (A time she had told me the previous day that the room would be ready from.) She followed this by asking what was the point in having a phone if I wasn't going to answer it. The atmosphere was both awkward and strange.... More 

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Buenos Aires
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Ann is a real character - welcoming host with lots of spunk. Good breakfast. We liked the location in West Belfast as it was good for nightlife (the bars are less touristy on once you get out of the downtown area on the other side of the river). We had booked an en-suite room and the bathroom was private but... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Griffin Lodge is nothing fancy but it does everything one should expect from a moderately priced B&B and more. The rooms are fine -- not luxurious but spotless. The location is ideal - quiet but a short walk from the hubub of Galway and its pubs. Ann is incredibly friendly and helpful. When I had to leave before breakfast, she... More 

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