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“Great place to stay in Galway” 4 of 5 stars
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2 Nun's Island St, Galway, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #56 of 187 Galway B&B and Inns
Portland, Oregon
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“Great place to stay in Galway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

Proprietor Mary Sexton really helps put St. Martin's over the top. She is warm and welcoming, and very helpful in orienting your Galway visit. Of course the location is not bad either. St. Martin's is right on the river, just a block or so from the center of town -- near music, food and the sweet streets and alley ways of Galway. Great food, good prices. My wife and I and another older couple spent just one night at the B&B. Finding Mary and St. Martin's was the highlight of our visit.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

As we approached the place on foot, we saw a sign in the back yard. Mistaking it for one that we had called and that had no availability, my daughter said "I wish that was our B and B." And it was a wish come true. Mary was marvelous in all of the ways others have mentioned; kind, concerned, funny, full of good travel tips and a SUPER host. We loved tea-time (the bread and jam were great) and our perfect room (the one at the top of stairs to the left.) We would go back to Galway just to see Mary. We were away from our pets for a month and Mary let us play with Millie and Rambo (the two best-mannered dogs on the planet.) Thank you Mary! Be nice to her everybody; we want her to keep opening her home to travelers like us. (Mom and 26 year old daughter)

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2010

Our stay at St. Martins' was one of the highlights of our trip. Mary and her two precious little dogs made us feel welcome from the moment we stepped over the threshold. She offered us a beautiful tea in the garden where we could unwind from our long drive. And in the morning served a delicious breakfast in one of the most charming dinning rooms. Mary really made the stay special because she clearly cares about her guests. Thank you, Mary!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

My husband and I stayed in Galway at St. Martin's B&B for two nights on July 17-18th. Mary is one of the nicest people we have ever met. She was extremely helpful and informative. We both felt like we were visiting a distant aunt. She was able to give us advice on parking, dinner, night life and places in the area to visit. She had a very clean, beautiful B&B. It is in a small area somewhat off the beaten path. Just a VERY short walk away you are in the heart of Galway. Galway is such a beautiful, friendly town. The view from the breakfast room is perfect and her food is more then we could ask for. Excellent service and quality. Her dogs are sweet and we enjoyed our room. There are only a few rooms, and ours was the first to the top of the stairs. We had our own bathroom which was very spacious and the towels were the softest and most beautifully smelling we have ever had!!! We got her secret ; ) The room's only negative was that it seemed a little crowded. It was a full and a twin size bed. We didn't mind much however because we spent so much time site seeing. The beds were comfortable and very clean. One of our best night stays. We will definately visit again!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

We spent two nights here on our trip to Ireland and would have to say were very well catered for. Very friendly host and a relaxing atmosphere helped put us at ease. Location was just splendid. Would advise a stay here for firdt class access to all but the ability to return to a lovely environment.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2010

I read all the reviews but couldn't find any pics - even had a tough time contacting the B&B (the only way is by phone - # is -------) but it was SO worth it! The only downside was that since it's in the city center proper there's no driveway but we arrived early on a Fri. night so Mary set us up with a place to park for free. Street parking is metered but free from 6:30 pm - 8:30 am. Our room was beautiful - lots of wood, so quiet & cozy! And even had two flat screen t.v.'s! Mary is so witty & welcoming we felt like we were visiting an aunt! Playing with her two pups, Millie & Rambo, was one of our favorite parts of the stay. And breakfast was delicious! Mary also had great recommendations for places to eat/things to do. The location is PERFECT - we were able to just leave the car & stroll all over. Overall, a great room in a fantastic location with a fabulous host all for EURO 70!! My only regret is that we didn't have more time to spend there... I can't wait to visit again!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Evanston, Illinois
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2010

St. Martin's is located perfectly on Nun's Island, with views from the breakfast room overlooking the river. It's the real deal - a true irish B&B. Mary makes you feel immediately at home,with tea and bread on your arrival, and a hot water bottle in your bed on a cool night. Although the front of the house is right on a narrow street, it's quiet inside. Within very easy walking distance to Galway city centre. Drop off your bags, then drive your car to the nearby parking lot at Galway Cathedral. The location can't be beat, but the real reason to stay here is the true Irish welcome. St. Martin's keeps alive the Irish spirit of hospitality - nothing fancy, just a cozy place with great people who make you feel at home. Mary will give you recommendations on what's happening in town, which pubs have the best music and will even loan you an adaptor if you've forgotten one. A gem!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about St. Martin's Bed and Breakfast

Address: 2 Nun's Island St, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 187 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
St. Martin`s Hotel Galway
St. Martin`s b&b
Bed Breakfast Galway

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