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The House Hotel
Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #6 of 56 hotels in Galway
Cork, Ireland
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13 hotel reviews
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“Nice n compact”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2008

Good: Town centre location. Modern. Arty foyer.

No so good: Reception were a little standoffish. Rooms a little bit small.


All n allgreat spot to stay if looking for a night away in Galway.

Stayed April 2008
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2008

Overall this experience was average but not what I expected especially for the price. The rooms were very small. There was an ironing board outside of someones elses' room for 2 days. Our bathroom was moldy and stunk very badly. The people at the hotel desk did not know how to give us directions to the highway. The kids working there at breakfast were still there at 11 at night and the poor things looked exhausted!! I felt so badly for them!! It seemed more like a very fancy hostel to me.

  • Liked — Overall it was a cool looking hotel
  • Disliked — It didn't seem very clean
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2008

This is a nice boutique hotel near Galway's city centre, within easy walking distance of many restaurants and shops. The room was small but tastefully decorated. There was a wide screen TV with many TV programmes as well as internet access. Everything seemed to be kept in good condition. Parking is available at a local parking lot and the hotel provides a discount. Our room rate included a hot breakfast in the morning with choice of eggs, porridge, fresh fruit, cereals, cold meats and cheeses.

Service was efficient and polite. Overall it's a hotel we would come back to in Galway.

  • Liked — a very comfortable hotel
  • Disliked — none
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2008

What a cool little place. We booked last minute via the hotel website. It is well situated for foot traffic, area tour buses, the train & bus station.

We made the short walk from the train station right past where all the tour buses load. With the luggage it took maybe 5 minutes and we bypassed the pedestrian zone.

It is also nicely placed as it's close to the pedestrian zone yet far enough way to be quiet. Just pass through the alley. :)

Room, lobby and restaurant were all fantastic. The staff was able to help and answer our multiple questions.

Stayed March 2008
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2008

Lovely hotel very comfy vlean with all the essentials. Parking has to be paid for thou. Also its a bit pricey however this is the Citys fault and not the Hotels. The staff very nice and we had a meal in the restraunt was of a good standard we would not hesitate to return.

  • Stayed February 2008
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2008

This is a nice hotel - bright and clean - in a good location in Galway, very near the harbour and Quay Street.

The staff are helpful and friendly, though I was surprised that quite a high proportion of them were not Irish.

However, in some ways it was a disappointing experience; firstly because even with the online discount of about 30% it costs approx £100 a night and for that I expect a room larger than the one we were originally allocated. And with a bath as well as just a shower. That was one of the 'comfy' rooms.

We were upgraded to a larger room (I'm guessing a 'classy' rather than a 'swanky' - yes stupid names but blame the hotel for that!) and it had nice features .... a choice of music, for example, through your LCD tv. And a Senseo coffee machine (but vile tea and coffee to put through it - urgh - get some Twinings tea, and some decent coffee please!).

Breakfast is selected from a menu - which you'd think would mean it's piping hot. But it's not. And the hotel was far from full so that can't be excused. That put us off dining there in the evening so I can't review the restaurant ... but I do recommend the nearby Tamarind for a delicious Thai meal!

  • Liked — Its location close to one of the shopping streets.
  • Disliked — Hard to heat the room with aircon! And the first room we were shown was close to a noisy vent.
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Dublin
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2008

Stayed in this hotel recently with my partner for one night. I can not rate it highly enough. everything about our stay here was perfect. The staff were excellent so friendly and helpful. the shower in the bathroom is brilliant....i want one!!!!!! the bed was so comfy... fluffy duvets and pillows had a great nights sleep didnt hear any noise whatsoever.
fluffy bathrobes & slippers, l'Occitane toiletries, mini bar & snacks all added to our perfect weekend.
Great location, less than 5 minutes from Shop street and just around the corner from all the bars on Quay street, we ate in a really nice Italian just across from the Quays bar, & McDonaghs chip shop is around the corner....you have to try the fish and chips!!!!!
there are Opaque doors on the toilet with a gap around all the door which doesnt leave for much privacy & no lock. it didnt bother me but for others it might.
Will be staying in this hotel again, it was just brilliant. Yes it is expensive (€180 a night) but in my opinion it is well well worth it.

  • Liked — Modern Design & Comfy Rooms
  • Disliked — Toilet door....privacy issues
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Galway
#10 Romantic Hotel in Galway
#19 Family Hotel in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the House Hotel, a luxurious boutique hotel located in the heart of Galway City. The House Hotel represents the ideal "Home away from home" with its cosy atmosphere, chic style, excellent facilities and personalised service. Features of the guestrooms include flat screen TV's with internet access, safe and crisp white linen that will guarantee you a comfortable night sleep. The Parlour Bar & Grill specialises in modern and international cuisine. ... more   less 
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