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6 Cashelmara | Knocknacara, Galway, Ireland
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Amber Bay
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Ranked #82 of 186 Galway B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We spent a wonderful weekend with old friends from England. Our hosts were extremely accommodating, with no question or request too much. The breakfasts were very good and substantial, and most importantly the rooms were spacious. Our host recommended two restaurants in nearby Barna and arranged taxis for us both nights. They were a fantastic choice! For the energetic you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

This place is amongst a stretch of B&Bs at the far end of Salthill, we had a car but is perfect for walks along the sea front also as this is not far away. The owner is very welcoming but not intrusive, the rooms are en suite with a good shower & hot water, hair dryer & ur own kettle... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Lovely place to stay, the rooms were very well decorated, clean and lots of nice touches that would be fitting of a top hotel. We arrived again on part of our road trip, and were very pleased with our choice. Room was very quiet and we had a lovely nights sleep. Breakfast was very good with lots of choice, cold... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I wish that I could give this place a better than 3 stars, but can't quite go to 4...so 3.5 for effort. The gentleman who let us in and showed us to our room and then served our breakfast the next day is REALLY trying to take this place to the next level. It's not quite there just yet. BUT... More 

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Draguignan, France
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

It is a small hotel, not a B&B. I mean no real contact with the owners, no personal relationships with the locals. When we arrived, a teenager opened the door, said hello and showed us the room, not even a word. there was a fire alarm in the middle of the night during 15 minutes. In the morning, a young... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We stayed here when we visited Galway and had a wonderful time! The rates were beyond reasonable for what you get when you stay there! The room was absolutely adorable (I believe we were in 8?) and well decorated, the water stayed hot during showers - with three girls it was common for the hot water to run out in... More 

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Ennis, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I really find this unbelievable that this won award off trip advisor in 2012. Just stayed in this b&b, pretty grim, door in number 6 did not lock properly with the key from the inside, flimsy bolt provided for security, hinckey stuff. The requested directions to the b&b were lacking, so though it says cashelmara on the booking, it is... More 

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Perth, Australia
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80 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights. We had a room with the view of the ocean. It is absolutely breathtaking to watch the sunset from our room. The B&B is only 5 minutes drive into Galway. You can walk along the coast into salthill town centre and supermarket nearby. The room is clean and had everything we need including tea... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We stayed for one night, the night of Sept 24. We had room # 5, a triple room. The room was decorated very nicely. The location is very good, just a short distance from Galway's city center and a stone's throw from the center of Salthill. We were greeted by Michael and shown to our room. He recommended The Galleon... More 

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Erie, PA
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8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Amber Bay was my first overnight stay on my 10 day trip to Ireland with my wife. We had visited Galway in 2003 with our three children very briefly. Now we returned this past August to experience a wonderful city in the West of Ireland. Amber Bay is situated out of City Centre on a nice inlet to the bay.... More 

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Address: 6 Cashelmara | Knocknacara, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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