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Forster Court Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Forster Street, Galway, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #8 of 56 Hotels in Galway
Kinsale
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Thank you to Forster Court for a great stay in Galway. The rooms were clean and comfortable and it was nice to have a balcony.
Breakfast was very good the next morning also. Reception team were friendly and efficient.

  • Stayed November 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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Siobhan D, Front Office Manager at Forster Court Hotel, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Dear Patrick S,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at the Forster Court Hotel. It was indeed a pleasure to welcome you to the hotel. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time spent here with us. Our all day breakfast is very popular with our guests and we are very lucky to have a great team of staff. I have passed on your comments to all the team. I hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to hotel in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Siobhan
Front Office Manager
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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38 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I am writing this review from the hotel right now. Checked in here yesterday morning and will be checking out tomorrow.. The hotel is quite nice with a lovely restaurant and bar..the room is nice and cozy with a big bathroom and a full size bathtub.. Its clean and beautifully decorated.

The ladies at the reception are very helpful and greet you well..they let us check in at 10:30 am which is much before the check in time. We had dinner at the Elwood bar last evening and it was quite good.. The ambience and food both..the breakfast was also very good. The location of the hotel is second to none..just 50 MTS from the bus station.. Very helpful. The city center is just a 5-10 mins walk away!

I am glad I chose this hotel for my stay in Galway!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Siobhan D, Front Office Manager at Forster Court Hotel, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Dear Rinky23,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Forster Court Hotel. It was a pleasure to welcome you both to the hotel. I am thrilled to hear that you found your stay to be so enjoyable. We are lucky to be located in the hart of Galway City, with all that our wonderful City has to offer within easy reach of the hotel and we do our very best to accommodate our guests with early arrivals and late departures, with the hope of providing a high standard of customer care. I sincerely hope that you enjoyed both your stay in Galway and your onward trip.

Again thank you for your highly valued feedback which has been passed onto all the team.

Best Wishes,

Siobhan Doyle
Front Office Manager
Forster Court Hotel
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I travel from Clifden and back once a week but this time needed to stay overnight. I have a serious physical disability that considerably limits my walking capacity and so needed to stay somewhere close to The Square. I was looking for something comfortable but not expensive and was very surprised to find just that in the Forster Court Hotel ... 50% discounted parking just around the corner and all of city center Galway out the front door. This will definitely be my go-to place in the future.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Siobhan D, Front Office Manager at Forster Court Hotel, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Dear Northernrkeane,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay here with us at the Forster Court Hotel. I am delighted to hear that you found your stay to be so comfortable. We are indeed located in the heart of the City with the bus and train stations just minutes from the hotel and we offer all our guests a discounted rate at the City Centre Car Park, located directly behind the hotel. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly to arrange your return visit and we can let you know about any special offers.

We look forward to seeing you again very soon. The Christmas Markets have just opened so the atmosphere in the City is magical.

Kind Regards,

Siobhan Doyle
Front Office Manager
Forster Court Hotel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

We booked a last minute booking for the Forster for a 1 nights stay in Galway. We had never been to Galway before and the staff were so helpful with directions to places in the city.

The room was lovely, very comfortable, well equipped and quiet. We got our breakfast delivered to the room which was fantastic.

Parking wasn't an issue with a huge multistory car park behind the hotel which the hotel gives 50% off the ticket.

I really couldn't fault the hotel, we really enjoyed our stay and we would also like to say a special thank you to Kevin the night porter who lended an ear in the residence bar one evening.

Very happy customers who will be returning!

Natalie & Victoria

  • Stayed November 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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San Jose, California
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7 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We did a 2 week trip through Ireland and stayed in Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Belfast. Of the 4 hotels we stayed it this was the best quality. Every staff member was helpful and friendly, gave us great suggestions for things to do. We also needed to have our laundry done and who wants to waste time on their vacation watching clothes dry? No problem! The hotel has an affordable laundry service, just throw your dirties in a bag and they're back in your room the same night. For about 12 Euro it was well worth it.

The room was quiet and definitely a step up from your normal Irish hotel, with a full bath and well-sized bathroom. There was nothing about this hotel I can complain about. We also booked the package which came with breakfast included in the rate, which probably saved us a few bucks (or Euros) vs. eating in a restaurant each day.

We will be back Galway and we will be back Forster, thanks for everything!

  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

hotel location is fantastic , got a great deal on the room for the night. Staff were really friendly and professional . Rooms were good size great beds really comfortable and a small balcony of the room was great.
The hotel bar food was some of the best I have tasted . great value and was shocked at the standard of the food was really amazing .
definitely stay here again

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Toronto, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
63 hotel reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Great hotel in the heart of the city. My room was quite small in comparison to my previous hotel - but the bed was really comfortable and the room was really clean! The room itself wasn't very sound-proof however. There was no *buffer* between the inside of the room and the hallway - just the door - so I could hear everything going on outside the door. Not a huge deal-breaker. The location made up for it!!! The staff was very helpful in answering questions and offering advice. Easy walk to the pedestrain zone shopping/pub area and a 30 second walk to the bus station! Train station was about 3 minute walk on the same street. Shops close for drinks/snacks. GREAT location of this hotel!!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Forster Court Hotel

Address: Forster Street, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Galway
#5 Business Hotel in Galway
#7 Romantic Hotel in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Forster Court Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated just off Eyre Square, the hotel offers you the freedom to explore Galway’s many attractions and festivals including the Galway Races, Galway Arts Festival and the Galway Oyster Festival.With 50 luxurious bedrooms and our newly refurbished "Elwoods Bar & Grill". The Forster Court Hotel is the perfect location whether business or pleasure. It has everything you want from a city centre hotel.With every need anticipated and no detail overlooked, Forster Court Hotel in Galway city centre offers style, luxury, relaxation and above all else professional and attentive service from our dedicated team. ... more   less 
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