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“"Just like home!!"” 5 of 5 stars
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Abbey View
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Bushy Park | On N59, Galway, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #15 of 187 Galway B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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“"Just like home!!"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

From the moment we arrived, Bernie's Irish hospitality was the "stand out" of all the places we stayed in Ireland. She was so lovely and authentic and we could not have felt any more at home. The breakfast was delicious and fresh and Bernie couldn't do enough to make our stay a memorable one --- we just wished we had a bit longer than 3 nights. Perfect location -- around ten minutes from the centre of town (we felt like locals) and on the way to Connemarra. When we return to Galway (hopefully!!) we will definitely be back to Abbey View.....no question!

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Amazing experience at this B&B. Bernie went out of her way to make sure we had a perfect stay at her home. The breakfast was excellent and filling......seriously she would keep bring food out to you. A++++++ If I come back to Galway I will be staying at Abby View. Thank you Bernie!!!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We arrived on a cold wet evening to the welcome of a big coal fire and a mug of tea. Bernie keeps a homely B&B with fresh flowers everywhere, we even had a sprig of lavender on our pillows. We didn't want to take the car out again so she told us to go to the Abbey Hotel across the road, where we had a very good meal in the cellar bar. Breakfast was well cooked and kept us going for the rest of the day. The only complaint was the poor shower in our room, it may have been a pressure problem but needs sorting.

Room Tip: So far off the road that noise isn't an issue. All rooms are nice and comfortable.
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  • Stayed October 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I stayed here with my teenage daughter who was delighted with wifi. Bernie the owner was so welcoming lovely person we were asked if we wanted tea or coffee on arrival. Taken to our room which was lovely fresh flowers in vase nice little touch room was cosy electric blankets on beds. Host has great Knowledge of area and suggested a few good restaurants for dinner. When we returned in evening the fire was lit and we watched telly in big living room and were accomadated with drinks again and had a good chat with bernie. Breakfast was excellent. All in all we throughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay again. Home away from home.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Our visit to Galway started off rocky as our car broke down right outside the city. We weren't able to get in touch with the rental company, but after calling Bernie, she was able to get through. After an hour and a half we finally made it to Abbey View. We were welcomed by her son who gave us the option of one of two rooms. It was fairly late so he suggested we ate dinner at the Oak Cellar bar across to road at the hotel.

The next morning we had a delicious Irish breakfast. Bernie was very welcoming and we really felt like we were at home. Her sister in law even drove us into town to pick up our new rental. She gave us a little history if the city. It was such a relief to have that help being out of towners. We stayed in the city for a couple hours and came back to the B&B for a nap. Our nap ran long, but Bernie had thankfully made us reservations across the street. She also hung out my shorts which I had washed to dry.

Overall, an incredibly homely place to stay. We really enjoyed it. We did have to share a bathroom but we didn't mind. It was like staying with family. I will definitely recommend Abbey View to any friends or family that come this way.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Great location in Galway- easy/close drive to the city. Bar and restaurant within walking distance. Bernie was an excellent host! She makes a great breakfast and was more than willing to share areas to tour and directions on how to get there. Bernie treated us like her own family- very warm welcome. Rooms are clean and cozy! My husband and I traveled Europe for 2 weeks and this was our favorite bed and breakfast. I highly recommend this B&B to anyone. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Bernie was an excellent host for our trip to Galway. We were arriving late but Bernie advised us that it would be no issue and even informed us of the hours of a great bar across from her in case we were hungry upon our arrival. Location was great -- not downtown but instead off a busy street (which made it easy-ish to find) tucked enough away from the road for it to remain quiet. The location made it a great option for those who are weary of driving in larger cities like Galway with a different road/car configuration (i'm American) and for those who plan to leave Galway on the motorway after their night at the B&B (because it's so easy to get on the motorway).

The room was clean and comfortable, decorated in a way that made us feel "home" and welcomed.

Breakfast was great, Bernie asked what we would like and offered pancakes instead of a traditional Irish breakfast which was a great relief to hear we had an option after days and days of Irish Breakfasts. Nothing against Irish Breakfasts, I just like some variety. She also brought the entire coffee press full of coffee for us to enjoy, which was great because we like our morning coffee.

One critique i have about the property is the lack of shower pressure and hot water needed for two adults to shower. One adult would probably be fine.

Wifi worked well.

One thing that separated this B&B from others on our stay in Ireland (we were in Ireland for 6 days) was the genuineness of Bernie in her desire to make our stay as comfortable as possible. You could tell, above all the other B&B's we stayed at on our trip that she was so happy to have us stay with her. Because of that I will be recommending this B&b to anyone who is traveling her way. Thanks Bernie - you are truly a person who deserves success with a B&B.

Room Tip: I think there is only one level -- didn't get a chance to see any other room.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Bushy Park | On N59, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 187 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Abbey View 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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