I recently stayed at Garvey's Inn in August 2013. I had read on a few reviews that service was not good, I did not experience this at all. We arrived to the hotel early and the receptionist was very friendly and luckily our room was clean so we were allowed in early.
Reviews mentioned that the rooms are small. Yes, I would agree with this but it was more than adequate for only staying a few nights in town. It may have been on the smaller side but it had everything a person would need (unlike some larger accomodations). For example, there was an iron and ironing board, tea making facilities, full length mirror, and a desk with a large mirror (near an outlet) which made it a great little spot for a girl to do her hair and makeup!
I have also read that noise is something of a concern. I would say this is partially true. It was warm so we had to open the window and so that let a lot of the street noise into the room. I did notice that the double glazing on the windows did keep out a lot of noise but as I said, it was August and warm so we kept them open a lot of the time. Also, because it's a cheaper hotel, younger people are going to stay here so there was a bit of noisy knocking at doors at 2:30am when people were coming home from clubs.
In all, I really liked my stay here. It was by far one of the cheapest hotels I could find for the weekend (most places were sold out) and the location cannot be beat! It's right on Erye Square. The staff there were ALWAYS friendly every time we saw them and never too busy to help us. Is this a 4 or 5 star establishment? No. But it was clean, affordable, and in a good location and that goes a long way in Galway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the corner of Eyre Square, in the heart of Galway, Garvey's Inn is within a 2 minute walk of the bus & train station. With Garvey's impressive stand overlooking Galway's focal point - Eyre Square; this establishment has become a landmark in Galway City. Garvey's is in close proximity to all amenities and local attractions. Therefore, whatever your interests, you will almost always find what you are looking for at our doorstep! All en-suite rooms, multi-channel television, direct-dial telephone, hair-dryer, iron and ironing board, tea/coffee making facilities, trouser-press and fabulous views of Eyre Square. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Garvey`s Hotel Galway