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Forster Court Hotel

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37 Forster Street Near Eyre Square, Galway H91 PY7E Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 46 hotels in Galway
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The Forster Court Hotel is situated right in the centre of Galway, just steps from the famous Eyre Square and minutes from Shop Street. Relax and unwind in our newly refurbished and stylish rooms. A boutique hotel offering a warm welcome, with friendly service throughout your stay. Choose from Double, Twin and Triple Rooms offering modern conveniences, including complimentary high speed WI-FI, Plasma Screens and designated USB charging points and Tea/ Coffee making facilities as normal. Our newly opened Hyde Bar & Gin Parlour, is a relaxing place to have Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch or Dinner. Hyde Bar & Gin Parlour is elegant,stylish and refined, stocking more than 500 gins from around the world. Discounted car-parking is available in a nearby multi-storey car park, to the rear of the hotel. The Forster Court is easily accessible from all routes and is located near to the Train, Bus and Coach Station in Galway.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Parking garage
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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Michelle M wrote a review Oct 2020
Cork, Ireland6 contributions9 helpful votes
Arrived on a Friday evening, we had dinner reserved in Hyde Bar which is the hotel restaurant. Dinner was very good, cocktails were amazing and we even got a gin tree!! Unreal such a treat. The rooms are lovely, bright and modern. The bathrooms have not been refurbished like the actual rooms have been but all was clean. Breakfast was also served in the Hyde Bar, really good breakfast. The whole hotel was protected from covid with all the necessary adjustments. The hotel is 2 mins walk away at 10e for 24hrs. Eyre Square is also 3 mins walk away. All in all we will be back!!!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Aisling L, Guest Services / Front Office at Forster Court Hotel
Responded Oct 8, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with us .I am delighted to hear that we have exceeded your expectations during your last stay with us as one of our key priorities is to provide the highest level of service. The entire team will be thrilled to know that their efforts have provided you a pleasant and outstanding stay. We look forward to welcoming you back. Warmest Regards Aisling Guest Relations Team
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Laura R wrote a review Oct 2020
Sligo, Ireland24 contributions12 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I stayed two nights for a midweek getaway and I couldn't recommended it more. The staff at the front desk were very friendly and helpful with check in and the room was very spacious and clean. The hotel is located just around the corner from Eyre square and 5 minutes from shop street making it an easy to access location. We spoke to Elaine, the manager, a number of times throughout our stay, who was really friendly and couldn't do enough to make sure our stay was an enjoyable one. We also had drinks in the adjoining Hyde bar both nights and ate dinner one of the nights and we absolutely loved it. The drinks menus was extensive and delicious and the food was absolutely gorgeous definitely 10 out of 10. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Aisling L, Guest Services / Front Office at Forster Court Hotel
Responded Oct 6, 2020
Dear Laura, I very much appreciate your very positive feedback. We are always delighted to hear from our guests. It is great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. The entire team, especially Elaine, will be thrilled to know that their efforts have provided you a pleasant stay. We look forward to welcoming you back hopefully sometime in the near future. Kindest regards, Aisling Guest Relations Team
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Rosaleen O wrote a review Sep 2020
Cork, Cork, Ireland34 contributions6 helpful votes
We had a lovely room with all the facilities that you would need. Ideally located next to Eyre Square so could not be more central. The Hyde Gin bar is an experience to be enjoyed. The decor is unique and fun. Staff were very friendly. To be recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Aisling L, Guest Services / Front Office at Forster Court Hotel
Responded Sep 25, 2020
Dear Rosaleen, We thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our hotel. At The Forster Court Hotel we take pride in providing a warm welcome and outstanding service, and it is always a pleasure to read such positive comments regarding your experience with us. I will certainly make sure to share your feedback with the rest of the team. In the meanwhile, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warmest Regards Aisling Guest Relations Team
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Hollie G wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel was in a great location, 1 minute walk from Eyre Square. Hotel doesn't provide parking, you need to park in a public multi-storey nearby which costs €12 per 24hrs, which means you can't take your car out to travel anywhere or it will cost you €12 again. There is a small side-street nearby, Frenchville Street. €2 p/h mon-sunday and works out ALOT cheaper if you find a space! The hotel reception and bar itself was lovely- really nice decor in the Hyde Bar & Restaurant. The staff at front of house were pleasant also. As for the breakfast in the Hyde bar, it states online and also whilst booking “Breakfast includes a wide selection freshly baked breads, cereals, crisp pastries and fruit”. Unfortunately this isn’t the case and we were really disappointed. We discovered this when we asked our server what the “continental breakfast” (which was written on the menu given to us) consisted of. He explained that there was none of the above being served because of COVID. I understand that many things have changed since COVID but please, take this down off the website as it is misleading and leaves very little options for breakfast. There were only 5 options on the breakfast menu… full irish fry, vegetarian fry, hot porridge, eggs and American pancakes. We requested apple juice on the first morning which was lovely. The second morning we also got apple juice which honestly tasted like apple flavoured water. Personally I do not think the breakfast is worth the extra money as of now given the current situation with such a limited menu. The rooms… a step up from basic but that’s about it. As seen online there are Kerrygold Butter biscuits and ballygowan water in the rooms.. neither of these were provided and I don't see how there's any reason why this would be affected by COVID. There was also limescale on the exterior the the kettle. The view was shocking and so disappointing.. online there are rooms with lovely balconies etc and our view was of 4 walls. The shades on all lamps were stained. Bed linen was nice and crisp but pillows more like bullets. We had an issue on the first night with our bed which led to an uncomfotable sleep but this was resolved the next day. The towels were nice and fluffy and white. As for the bathroom the shower/bath could most definitely do with an upgrade. The wood panel on the bath chipped and the paint peeling off, the same with the wood panel on the toilet. The toiletries are not the same as advertised on the website. There was no Paul Costelloe Linen toiletries or soap, instead it was a large some sort of organic bottle on the wall which was your shower gel and shampoo. Overall, it's clean and fine if you are just looking for something basic to sleep in. All staff are pleasant. I would not rule out this hotel but it is most defenitely over-priced for what we got. I also agree with what others have said on here regarding price. It is not €6 cheaper as the prices on booking.com were still cheaper. Please take one thing from this and stop advertising certain refreshments/toiletries online and not having them in the room.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Aisling L, Guest Services / Front Office at Forster Court Hotel
Responded Sep 16, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at the Forster Court Hotel. Whilst I was pleased to see your positive comments about our hotel, from our amazing location to our wonderful team I am sorry to read that your experience with us did not live up to your expectations. We strive to exceed our guests' expectations and only through this form of honest communication can we address any areas where we may not be fulfilling our potential. Your feedback is certainly valued and has been taken on board and I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back, as I would love the opportunity to showcase the hotel in its true light. Best regards, Aisling Guest Relations Team
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Positive signs wrote a review Sep 2020
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Yes, hidden Gem. An over used phrase but well worth it in this case. Right in the centre of Galway city. Spotlessly clean rooms, fantastic fresh cooked breakfast. 10 euro for 24hr parking. Ended up staying an extra night. Will definitely be visiting again.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Aisling L, Guest Services / Front Office at Forster Court Hotel
Responded Sep 16, 2020
Dear Guest, I very much appreciate your very positive feedback. We are always delighted to hear from our guests. It is great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. The entire team will be thrilled to know that their efforts have provided you a pleasant stay. We look forward to welcoming you back hopefully sometime in the near future. Kindest regards, Aisling Guest Relations Team
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$105 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayGalway
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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Frequently Asked Questions about Forster Court Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Forster Court Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Open The Door Escape Room (0.1 miles), Great Escape Rooms (0.3 miles), and Garavans Bar (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Forster Court Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Forster Court Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Forster Court Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Forster Court Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Apoema Bistro, Zappi's, and Esquires Coffee (Galway).
Is Forster Court Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Galway.
Are any cleaning services offered at Forster Court Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Forster Court Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Medieval City Walls (0.09 miles), The Lynch Memorial (0.3 miles), and Kilconnell Franciscan Friary (1.0 miles).
Is Forster Court Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.