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Swallow Bed & Breakfast

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98 Fr Griffin Rd., Galway, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Naples, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The owners are wonderful, friendly and kind. The place is clean and cozy. Perfect if you want to taste real Ireland. Quite well located, five-ten minutes from the centre, close to the sea. Only breakfast maybe too continental and not too Irish!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great spot, close to town and amenities yet quiet and peaceful. The room was wonderful and cosy with comfy beds and fresh towels etc provided daily by the lovely Sabina. Owners Patricia and Jimmy couldn't be more helpful and accommodating, and I felt genuinely welcome during my stay. Breakfast was great, nice and relaxed. Free WiFi and TV for the... More 

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Killarney, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My girlfriend and I made a last minute decision to head to Galway for a couple of nights and a friend recommended the Swallow to us. The recommendation was that the owners were lovely people and the breakfast was good and location was ideal. Walking distance from city centre and salthill, wifi in the rooms, it has everything you need.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was fantastic. I stayed with my girlfriend during race week and this certainly ticks all the boxes. Location is just a couple of minutes from town and very convenient - we walked in everyday. Rooms are a good size and the breakfast was hearty (recommend the poached eggs) and really set us up for the day. The hosts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 4 nights in Swallow B&B for 35€ per night each. The B&B has an excellent position, very close to the center of the city (10-15 minutes by walk), there is also a supermarket nearby. The owners are very nice and friendly, they were very helpful with the accomodation for tour coach. There is a good continental breakfast, expecially... More 

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belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

myself and my wife stayed here for a couple of days our first break away together for 4years and with galway packed with b+bs we were glad we picked the swallow.it is in a good position as it is within walking distance to both salthill and the city.only had the company of the owners jimmy and patricia for a short... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jimmy and Patricia, the owners, make you feel like home with their friendly hospitality! Nearby to the city centre!Good and clean rooms, good food and probably, for a future next stop here, I'll would like to book at The Swallow B&B! See you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an amazing stay at this b&b , the couple that run it could not do enough for us during out stay . I had my parents with me which are elderly , they gave them a room downstairs so they didn't have to climb the stairs . Service was great hope to visit back soon , thank you for... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just back from another week's racing at Galway,stayed at Swallow B&B again.We find the location excellent with no need to join the long queues for taxis.The hosts are very accomodating and provide a warm homely welcome.The buffet breakfast is extensive and all our needs were catered for.We would highly recommend this B&B and hope to stay again next year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We struggled to find somewhere to stay in Galway and this place was perfect in the end. We had a nice private suite out the back with en-suite at a great price, the hosts were both very friendly and loved our two small children and the buffet breakfast made a nice change from full irish ones. Never eaten so many... More 

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