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The Western Hotel

33 Prospect Hill, Galway, Ireland
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Ranked #21 of 57 Hotels in Galway
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Paid 145E for a room with no view, tiny soap bars and no heat! On a cold rainy Galway day the hotel said they don't normally turn on the heat except at certain hours. No sitting area in the lobby and the room was very plain. Wouldn't recommend it. Friends in Galway later told me the hotel is known for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the early bird menu here. I had the soup to start followed by the stew. Both were ok nothing terribly special. We had the profiteroles for dessert and they were far from pleasant. Also we did not receive the 10% discount it stated you received if you were a resident. We were just told 'you had the early bird... More 

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel has a great location for walking into town as well as free parking. We stayed for 3 nights in 303 which was tired and dated. Cleanliness could defiantly be improved and there is clearly an inconsistency amongst staff. Our Sunday clean was poor but our Monday clean was noticeably good in comparison. Staff on reception were very friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently spent a night in Galway and stayed at The Western Hotel, a stones throw from Eyre Square. First impressions the place looked slightly run down but once inside WOW. The staff had a warm welcome and nothing was too much trouble even though they were constantly busy. The decor inside was fresh and the whole place was spotless. Our... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed in the Western Hotel in Galway Town twice now and found it to be comfortable and reasonable value. The main plus points are central location, private off-road parking, good traditional food from restaurant and nice bar area with talented live music acts at the weekend. Negatives are really only the décor which is generally very dated and a... More 

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Waimea, Hawaii
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13 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, a miserable stay that probably reflects on poor management. The rooms may be a bit 'tired,' but they are clean and the hotel is in an excellent location. Unfortunately, our room was cold, as was the water for showers. Poor customer service. If you're looking for the famous Irish charm (which we have experienced throughout our Ireland trip), look... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a 3 night stay. Arrived with a group of about 13 and check in was quick and easy. They called out names, handed out keys and we were on our way. Front desk was very helpful. Room was cozy and clean in the original part of the hotel. People and food in the pub downstairs were great. This hotel... More 

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North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night in a suite. I agree with earlier reviews that called the hotel "quirky". In order to reach the suite, you had to go to the basement of the hotel, walk through the car park, up a steep ramp, and to an outside door, to go up a flight of stairs, outside in the weather... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were made very welcome. Reception staff helped with local maps and areas to visit. We found the food in the restaurant very good with a great choice. Service was quick and polite. Bathroom was a little chilly but minor issue.

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Sydney Australia
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff of The Western were fabulous - helpful, full of good advice and information, so friendly and proud of their city. We were a party of 6 and had booked 3 rooms. On arrival, Orla (on reception) offered us the 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom apartment next door. Well, this was an amazing stroke of luck - it is 5... More 

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