This is a cheap as chips, you get what you pay for stay. We took 2 whole apartments (there were 12 of us - each apartment sleeps 6 - a double bed, a twin bed room and two single bed rooms) in the same block for a weekend. It ended up being 40e each for 2 nights, which is great value but it ends there. The staff member who checked us in was the rudest, most unhelpful person we have ever met. Even though the rooms were paid for in full, keys would not be given unless a 150e deposit was taken. Visa debit was not accepted (we were asked for a credit card) so we had to pay cash. We had to fill in a sheet with full names and email addresses for each guest, and friends who were arriving later were refused keys and staff refused to tell our friends where our apartment was until they paid the deposit.
The apartments themselves are very basic and clean. A towel, soap and a sample shampoo were in each room. Shower/bathrooms were fine, basic. There is a bathroom with a shower and toilet and a room with just a toilet. I managed to lock myself out of my room a few times over the weekend as I was unfamiliar with having the card on me at all times in the apartment. Reception sent someone down straight away to open it for me.
The kitchen / living area is again basic, couches are not comfortable and can only sit 4 even though the apartment sleeps 6. One of the chairs at the kitchen table was broken. While it was kitted out with new delf and cutlery, there was no cleaning up products so we ended up buying some to ensure we left the apartment clean.
Breakfast is available in the reception area for €5 but we didn't avail of this.
The location itself is very good, very close to town and amenities.
During the year the accommodation is used by students, and we were treated as same by the staff unfortunately.
While it did the job for the weekend, I won't be returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Corrib Village is the ideal base for exploring the West of Ireland and experiencing all that Galway has to offer. Located on the grounds of NUI Galway, at the edge of Connemara and only a FREE 10-minute shuttle bus away from the hive of activity that is Galway city centre, it is the perfect option for an activity-filled break away! Corrib Village offers basic, no-frills, affordable accommodation for both individuals and groups, who can choose to book on a room-only or B&B basis or opt for an entire, self-catering apartment. For those wishing to stay in Corrib Village on a nightly B&B basis, a light continental breakfast is included, which is available from 7:00am to 11:00am in the Village Square. Those who opt for an entire, self-catering apartment (which can accommodate up to 6 people) can enjoy the additional benefit of a living area with a fully-equipped kitchen and a TV with seating area. All bedrooms are supplied with clean linen and fresh, soft towels. Corrib Village offers a wide variety of on-site facilities such as a tennis court, soccer cages (extra charge applies), a coin-operated laundrette, a shop/eatery,FREE parking, FREE Wi-Fi, a BBQ area and a FREE shuttle bus service to/from the city centre. A tour booking service is also supplied. For family trips, cots and highchairs are available by prior request (extra charge applies). One of the biggest attractions of Galway itself is the array of vibrant and cultural festivals that take place during the summer months, such as the Galway Arts Festival, the Galway Races, the International Oyster Festival and the Film Festival. It is the place to be during the summer! So, don't miss out on your chance to soak up the atmosphere...Stay in Corrib Village and experience it all without breaking the bank! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Corrib Village Galway