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“adequate inn with good location” 3 of 5 stars
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Adare Guesthouse
9 Father Griffin Place, Galway, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #50 of 187 Galway B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
San Francisco, CA
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“adequate inn with good location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2006

The best thing about this place was its location, just a short walk to the center of town. The room felt cramped because there was an extra bed (guess it was a "family" room), and the bathroom, especially the shower, were pretty tight/uncomfortable. Significant road noise with window open, but fine when closed. Free parking was great. As someone below mentioned, don't order the pancakes as they are served with raw batter! I got the oatmeal one day and that was better.

All in all, not a bad place to stay, but you can probably do better for the price.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2006

Stayed two nights the first week in February. Our room was comfortable, and the breakfast was very good. It's more like a small Inn. Grianne was very personable and helped us out with booking a bus tour to Connemara. The location was perfect! About two blocks to Quay street over the bridge, and even closer to Dominick Street and the pubs there. I would stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2006

I was sorely disappointed with our stay at the Adare Guesthouse. Although the location is very close to the center of town (about a 5/10 minute walk), it was certainly not worth the price we paid for it.

As other reviewers have mentioned on this site, it was the most expensive B&B we stayed at in Ireland.

At first glance, the hotel was "nice", but this impression soon faded when the person who greeted us at the door looked and acted more like a sullen teenager than a hotel manager. It was no better when we left - when we asked if she could book a taxi to the train station for us, she acted as if we had asked her to go completely our of her way for us.

Further, I could not get the TV to work or the window in our room to close. Which allowed in the dual irritations of cold and traffic noise. Not that we spent a lot of time in our room, but it was not the nicest thing to come back to either.

As for the infamous breakfast, my pancakes were still raw batter in the middle when they were served to me. My reward for asking if they could be slightly more cooked? Burnt pancakes.

We stayed at much cheaper B&Bs in Ireland, where the decor was a bit more homely, but the proprietors were genuinely friendly. Save your money for a different B&B - Galway is a lovely city and I'm sure there are much nicer places to stay!

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 9 Father Griffin Place, Galway, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 187 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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