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“Perfect location for girly get away or hens/stag party” 5 of 5 stars
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Imperial Hotel Galway
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Eyre Square | Galway City, Galway, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #30 of 56 Hotels in Galway
Dublin, Ireland
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“Perfect location for girly get away or hens/stag party”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

I have stayed here a few times over the years and love it have stayed in a few other hotels in galway but always come back here (great craic always had esp in the residents bar) the staff and management are very friendly and very helpful and will go out of their way to help you, the rooms are spacious and clean the beds are comfy and the bathrooms are clean, the hotel is centrally located just minutes walk from train an bus station and close to restaurants and bars, and for late drinks you cant beat the craic in the residents bar its popular with hens andstags so as you can imagene there is plenty of craic to be had, breakfast is good its continental breakfast but theres a fry up available from restaurant if needed, I highly reccomend this hotel for hen/stag party or for a weekend away with ur mates, I will most definatly be returning

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel earlier this week. Our bus got us into Galway around 4 hours prior to the published check in times, we went to drop our bags off and the helpful receptionist managed to check us in early. Our room was massive with a large double and a single bed in our room. The bathroom too was huge with a bath and shower. Unfortunately the cleanliness levels were average.

The hotel is a few minutes walk from the bus/train station and about 5-10 minutes walk from the shops, bars and restaurants.

We came back to the hotel about 11pm and were surprised that the lobby was locked up. The night porter was rather abrupt and short with us, reluctantly letting us have a drink in the bar (and shortly disappearing again after we'd paid)

Breakfast the following morning was a cold buffet, not the best range. Ours was included in the room rate. I wouldn't recommend paying for the breakfast (if not included) there are plenty of places nearby to choose from.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

exellent hotel,absolutely loved everything about this hotel from the staff which were brilliant couldn't do enough 4 us ,to the food and athmosphere in the residence bar which was great crack.hotel is very central right across from the train station and supermacs is next door plus lots of other shops.would definately recommend this hotel,loved it and will be staying there next time im in galway.thanks to all the staff at the imperial hotel for a great stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

lovely well run hotel right in the centre of galway
food great ,bar is buzzing and a great feeling of people meeting and greeting there
lovely staff and service was excellent
i would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Have not stayed in this hotel, but if the food is anything to go by , would be well worth a visit, my wife and I have eaten in the Imperial hotel on a number of times, and have yet to be disappointed , the staff are very friendly, it is clean and bright , and the food is great and not overpriced, would recommend this hotel for dinner .

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The hotel could do with a facelift inside. Hasn't been renovated in about 20 years I'd say. Still, you're really paying for the location here - right bang in the middle of Eyre Square. Pricey for the state of the place (€140 per room). Still, it was clean and dry and the bed was comfortable. Staff were friendly. Shower was weak though. After all is said and done, I would stay here again if I was on a stag or needed a central location. Othersie, no.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights and could not the fault place. From the moment of check in the staff were friendly, courteous and informative. The room was clean and I didn't experience any problems at all. I was extremely happy that on wanting to watch a particular rugby league match the bar staff made it happen. Would stay here again and recommend it to anyone :-)

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Imperial Hotel Galway

Address: Eyre Square | Galway City, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 56 Hotels in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Imperial Hotel Galway 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome awaits all visitors to the Imperial Hotel, with it's impressive location on Eyre Square in the Heart of Galway City. Within walking distance of the Train/Bus Station and Galway University(NUIG).The Imperial Hotel Galway City is the height of modern comfort. Every care has been taken to ensure guests feel right at home. We are the gate way to all that the West of Ireland has to offer with day trips arranged from the reception of the hotel. We offer a great selection of Accommodation types to suit all of your needs from rooms to accommodate 2 to 4 people. Excellent food is served in our Bar/Restaurant from 10am till 9pm. A short walk from the Imperial Hotel will bring you down the winding streets of Galway City onto the water front of Spanish Arch and the Claddagh region with plenty of shops/pubs & Restaurants on the way. ... more   less 
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Galway Imperial Hotel

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