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Almara House

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   2 Merlin Gate | Dublin Road, Galway, Ireland
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Ranked #22 of 187 Galway B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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114 reviews 114 reviews
25 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our least favorite B&B on our Ireland trip. The location is on a busy street, so there is a good bit of street noise, then we had guests arriving at 11:30 and again well after midnight that gave us a start. Then when the other guests fell asleep, we were bombarded with very loud snoring. So we did... More

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Staten Island, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just spent four nights at this lovely, comfortable and immaculate B & B. In addition Matt and Marie are the most warm, friendly and professional owners we have ever met. Service was exceptional. They both cannot do enough to make your stay enjoyable. The breakfast is outstanding and location very handy. We were in town from America for a... More

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Siegen, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our holidays in Ireland We stayed at ten B&B´s and this was definetly the best one! Lot of thanks to Marie! She helped us a lot and was very very friendly. Even after we checked out and had a problem we called her and she helped us again! You have many choices for breakfast and it tastes excellent! The... More

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Matt and Mary were unbelievably gracious hosts! We arrived with a load of soaking wet clothes and shoes as we were caught in a heavy downpour at the Cliffs of Moher. It was Sunday so no laundrettes were open. Matt immediately offered to take care of them and throw them in his dryer and make sure they were dry as... More

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Bowral, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had a wonderful night there in early June. It was very clean and tidy and the owners were very obliging. The room was comfortable and breakfast next morning was superb - the best porridge I have tasted in a long time. Access to Galway was very easy and I will happily return.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

To put it short: You simply will not find a place with higher attention to details and cleanliness, and you will have a hard time finding a friendlier pair of hosts. We enjoyed our two nights here very much. If there is one thorn in our bouquet of roses to this place it is the nearness to a main road.... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Our room was still occupied when we showed up early, but we were allowed to park and leave our bags while we visited Galway. The B&B is easily reached from the town center by bus. After we returned we were made welcome, and plenty of tea & candy was offered as we relaxed in the comfortable room.

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Henderson, NV
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Marie welcomed us nicely and showed us to a well-appointed room with toiletries and a snack. It's clean and spacious. My complaint is that the walls are quite thin and you will hear everything not just in adjoining rooms but throughout the house. My wife and I tried to lay down for a nap after our arrival but could not... More

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Mantua, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Matt and Marie were wonderful hosts, helping us with directions and things to see while in town. Served a a delicious breakfast, in a cheery dining area. Very clean modern accomodations, near bus stop; would recommend

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Lincoln, Nebraska
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

My sister and I spent 4 nights at this wonderful B&B. Matt and Marie made us feel like we were staying with our parents. They arranged for our tour bus to pick us up, laundry service and Matt even drove us to the train station. The rooms were spacious and extremely clean. The breakfast you ordered the night before and... More

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Address: 2 Merlin Gate | Dublin Road, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Almara House 4*
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This is an elegant AA 4 star family residence. Guide du Routard, National Geographic, Arthur Frommers, and The Italian Touring Guide recommended. Contemporary Rooms with complimentary WI-FI, Fridge, Hospitality Tray, Mineral Water, Hairdryer and choice from our Extensive Breakfast Menu. Located in the city suburbs just 5 minutes drive from the City Centre. Tours to The Cliffs of Moher and Connemara can be organized and you are collected from our Home. ... more   less 
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