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“It's #1 for a reason!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #3 of 187 Galway B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
New York, NY
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“It's #1 for a reason!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Petra House for three nights in May. It was our first visit to Galway. Petra House provided a wonderful base for us as we explored the Burren and Connamara. We had a lovely room in the back of the house, very quiet. Frank was a wonderful host - always there when you needed him or had a question. One night when we asked him to call a taxi for us he insisted on driving us down to the center himself. He was the personification of calm. Upon returning home after our first day of driving, he was very reassuring and when we decided to book a bus tour the next day he reserved it for us and arranged for them to pick us up at the B&B. He recommended the best pub for us to hear some good music.
We didn't see much of Joan but her breakfasts were delicious.
The B&B is a 15-minute walk from 'downtown' - a very pleasant walk. I can't imagine a nicer place to stay in Galway.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

I spent two comfortable nights at Petra House. The hosts were lovely and the food was very good. Located in a nice part of town, only a short walk to city center.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Fantastic breakfast in formal dining room. Ten minutes walk from city center. Comfortable room.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Welcoming owners who are friendly & helpful! Clean rooms with comfy beds & wonderful showers. Breakfast is delicious & the owners are definitely a class act!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Frank who runs the bed & breakfast deserves the nicest guy of the year award. He was the most accommodating person. We stayed one night at the Petra House, a night on the Aran Islands, and another night at the Petra House. He moved and stored our bags for us while we were on the Aran Islands. We came back from the islands with our bags in the room. The breakfast was delicious. Did I mention the Bailey's in the porridge?

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here May4-6. Our last leg of our trip and it was perfect from a-z. Joan is the best cook and Frank bent over backwards to accommodate all our needs. Felt part of the family and even met their new grandson. Perfect!

  • Stayed May 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

We traveled to Galway with our adult daughter. We decided to stay at the Petra House Bed and Breakfast. This was great decision ( made by my wife). We were so impressed with the service and the incredible breakfast. Frank took care of us flawlessly making us feel so welcome. We loved the Wifi too. We will stay here again and recommend it to anyone staying in Galway.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 29 College Road, Galway, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 187 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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Petra House Hotel Galway

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