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“So friendly, a 'home from home' atmosphere.” 4 of 5 stars
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Marian Lodge Guesthouse
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Knocknacarra Rd, Galway, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #34 of 187 Galway B&B and Inns
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
“So friendly, a 'home from home' atmosphere.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2010

This Guesthouse is in a convenient location, in Salthill, only 3 miles from Galway. The accommodation is not 'plush' but very comfortable. The Landlady is "Celine", an extremely welcoming and friendly lady, who wants her guests to have a good experience. Nothing is too much trouble for Celine, and she has a good supply of information for your touring. If I go to Galway in the future I would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Kilkenny, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2010

rooms were lovely, great location for a lovely stroll along salthill prom! breakfast was amazing, homemade bread to die for!!!

  • Stayed November 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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Co Wicklow
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2010

Stayed in Marian lodge this weekend, really lovely place to stay in Salthill so close to Galway City. The host Celine was brilliant and we had a gorgeous cooked breakfast with home made brown bread. I would definitely stay here again and will recommend it to my friends and family.

  • Stayed November 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2010

There is no doubt that Celine was maybe one of the nicest hostess we have had a chance to encounter in Ireland, unfortunately we had what I hope could have been an isolated mishap.... My sister and I (both over 25) were having with our parents a family trip through Ireland like the old times and booked at the Marian Lodge a room with 2 double beds. The location is undoubtedly far from Galway city center (especially if you don't have a car...) but we wanted to be in Salthill to enjoy the nearby show at the Salthill Hotel called "Trad on the Prom"- worth your while!! The mishap was that we found out too late in the day that there were only 2 towels in the bathroom (one of them smelled dirty) so either they were missing to begin with or were, as Celine explained, "taken" by other fellow guests.... don't know why they would need to take our towels?!? Aside from our late night ordeal and sense of uncleanliness from the dirty towel, we had a good time and recommend the place, all in all, for singles, couples or families with cars or willingness to walk a bit into town.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2010

Staying at Marian Lodge was a great decision. The rooms were exceptionally cozy, spacious and comfortable. Celine was a gem of a hostess, serving a wonderful breakfast and providing plenty of charm and good conversation. She was able to give us great advice regarding what to see in Galway and she directly sold us Aran Island ferry tickets, which was very convenient as well. If we hadn’t stayed at Marian Lodge, we would have likely missed Salt Hill (and O’Connors - one of the best pubs we found in Western Ireland). Being on the edge of town was surprisingly great and the walk along the prom was a charming part of the Galway/Salt Hill experience. If we went back to Galway, we wouldn’t hesitate before choosing Marian Lodge again.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Scotland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2010

Galway Bay is without doubt one of the most beautiful spots in Ireland today. It is clean, well maintained, pretty, vibrant and has exquisite beaches, beautiful people and a brilliant place to stay is without a doubt, now my absolute favourite place in Galway. This guest lodge can proudly boast being of 5-star service and quality.(Celine is a wonderful host time to talk to you help you in anyway I stayed in rooms 1 larger, The rooms are pretty, very VERY comfortable, with good en-suite bathrooms, towelling gowns, TV's, tea/coffee etc, and loads of little extra touches everywhere. And the views are just drop-dead gorgeous. Sitting at the window you can watch sunrise, sunset, etc.on (GALWAY BAY )There are other properties on either side, but they do not restrict your view My hostess Celine, is charming, friendly but discreet, offers information and advise if you want it, or leaves you in peace. She is a perfect hostess.My breakfast was wonderful, with all you could need to start the day, from fresh fruits, juices, yoghurts and pastries, to made-to-order eggs with anything! .I have stayed 3 times in the last four years.GOD Sparing i will be back next year its a knockout.

  • Stayed August 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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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

Stayed in this beautiful guest house for three nights with our two young children. It is a beautiful guesthouse in a perfect location by the sea! The family room was really lovely with very comfortable beds and the guest house is spotless! Celine was the parfect hostess very friendly and welcoming. Breakfast each morning was beautiful (especially Celine`s brown bread!!) Very relaxed atmosphere! Despite our daughter being sick ( Thanks Celine for your help and understanding!) We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this guest house! We will definately be back again! The Gogarty Family, Kilkenny

  • Stayed August 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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Additional Information about Marian Lodge Guesthouse

Address: Knocknacarra Rd, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 187 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Marian Lodge Guesthouse 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WelcomeAt Marian Lodge Galway Bed and Breakfast you are not a tourist, you belong.” declares Celine Molloy, the owner of this inviting, family run, Four star registered Galway Bed & Breakfast Guesthouse, with four star AA rating and membership of the Premier Guest Houses of Ireland. This delightful Guesthouse stands out in lovely, mature gardens with hanging baskets and large containers of flowers and is close to the Salthill promenade, beach and Leisureland facilities.Just around the corner you will find the Galway Golf course and driving range. The facilities for fishing, tennis, horse riding, windsurfing are all within easy reach. One minutes walk will leave you at a nice, quite pub and restaurant and a little further on to Salthill reveals a wide range of restaurants, pubs and shops. ... more   less 
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