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The House Hotel

Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
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Ranked #5 of 56 hotels in Galway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Following a change of ownership, the refurbished public areas of the hotel are taking shape and should be completed soon. The rooms are lovely, the staff great and the location could not be better with the harbour, shops, pubs and restaurants all on the doorstep almost. Use Hynes Car park 50 metres away and you have all the elements of... More

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely hotel in the best location in Galway City! It's just opened its doors once again and their is a little refurbishment going on but this didn't impact our stay what so ever! Best hotel in Galway City! Bed was so comfortable! Staff are excellent and couldn't do enough to help, Clean and comfortable hotel, I can't find any fault... More

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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 1 night during the arts festival. Rooms were very clean and well decorated. Staff were friendly and helpful. Hotel is being refurbished but this did not effect our stay. It has the potential to be one of the finest hotels in Galway when finished. I will definitely be staying here again.

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galwayguests, Manager at The House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our refurbishment is now fully completed so you can enjoy it for your next visit. Warmest Regards, Margaret Jenkins General Manager More

Western Ireland, Ireland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brunch was only ok & not much to choose from on a Sunday but the atmosphere is very relaxing... Decor-beautiful in the lounge. Service slow. Kids can decorate their own cupcakes & top their own pizzas @ the kids table. A lovely touch! Central. Attracts parties as well as Hen parties at night during the weekend & is noisy... Busy..... More

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New York City, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mom and I showed up at this hotel after parking our car and carrying 50 lbs of luggage in the rain to find that it is no longer in operation. It was disheartening that we were not contacted ahead of time and had to make back-up reservations at the Harbour Hotel on the fly. Not the best experience, especially... More

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Anderson, South Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted a nice hotel and a great location and we found both and more!! The hotel was awesome. It had the quaint feel of a small Inn but the rooms had all the amenities of the larger hotels. We had a deluxe queen room and it was extremely spacious!! It was beautifully decorated. It had accommodations to use my... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in Galway today with reservations for two nights at the House Hotel. We were dismayed to see a "closed for renovations" sign on the door. When we called, we were told that the hotel closed June 2 due to financial issues. They said they tried to notify all guests with reservations, but I received nothing from them. Thankfully the... More

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stayed here for one night in April for a party to celebrate a good friend's 40th birthday. My wife booked this and we had a good time. The hotel was not cheap but comfortable. The decorations and furnishings are all very pink and feminine. Judging by the clientele, I guess that is what the hotel planned to cater for. There... More

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Galway, Ireland
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112 reviews 112 reviews
22 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great vibe, good fun. Excellent cocktail menu. However, my vodafone mobile network does not work in there at all. Can't understand it and it based right in Galway city. Keep in touch with my babysitter through free communication apps when out (her preference) and I had to keep ringing her as no mobile data here. On another note, this hotel... More

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galwayguests, General Manager at The House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review following your visit to The House Cocktail Bar & Bistro. In future you can connect to our complimentary wifi here in The House to liaise with your babysitter. We are also delighted to announce that we are re-opening our House very soon. We are currently undergoing a full... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a gem in the centre of Galway. The decor is modern and quirky. The rooms are small but stylish. The range of food for breakfast, catered for every taste - the granola was scrumptious and the fry was clean and tasty. I'll definitely be back again!

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Address: Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
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#3 Business Hotel in Galway #10 Romantic Hotel in Galway #19 Family Hotel in Galway
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Welcome to the House Hotel, a luxurious boutique hotel located in the heart of Galway City. The House Hotel represents the ideal "Home away from home" with its cosy atmosphere, chic style, excellent facilities and personalised service. Features of the guestrooms include flat screen TV's with internet access, safe and crisp white linen that will guarantee you a comfortable night sleep. The Parlour Bar & Grill specialises in modern and international cuisine. ... more   less 
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