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37 Forster Street Near Eyre Square, Galway H91 PY7E Ireland
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#8 of 48 hotels in Galway
Location
4.7
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4.5
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4.5
Value
4.1
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HYDE Hotel (formerly 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 Triple and Quad Rooms as well as our Deluxe Suites and Premium Jekyll & Hyde Suites, offering modern conveniences, including complimentary high speed WI-FI, Plasma Screens and designated USB charging points and Tea/ Coffee making facilities as normal. Our HYDE Bar is a relaxing place to have Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch or Dinner. HYDE Bar is elegant,stylish and refined, stocking more than 450 gins from around the world. Discounted car-parking is available in a nearby multi-storey car park, to the rear of the hotel. HYDE Hotel is easily accessible from all routes and is located near to the Train, Bus and Coach Station in Galway.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Walking tours
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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blosoom wrote a review Nov 2022
Dublin, Ireland38 contributions30 helpful votes
I had a hospital appointment and decided to travel down from Donegal the evening before. I rang the Hotel and Amy advised on the best deal. When I arrived we had been upgraded. It was beautiful and made such a difference to our anxious state. There was a little card wishing us good luck plus some hand made chocolates. We had dinner which was delicious and couldn't praise the staff enough. It is also in a really good location just off Eyre Square. A five star stay for us. We would definitely book it again.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Ann C wrote a review Oct 2022
Nashville, Tennessee2932 contributions1495 helpful votes
I would rate 2.5 if that was an option. Bathroom: +/-Mattress was comfortable;however, the bedding was far too heavy for weather conditions and the mattress was very warn out/sunken in where you get in and out of bed. -Shower curtain far too long for the shower and it was filthy. +Good shower pressure. -Shower is made for a short person, I am not tall and I had to hunch over. -Water in sink sprays all over you. -Bathroom fan ran constantly, it never went off. Breakfast: -Waiter was rude. I waited far too long for a below average breakfast. -Breakfast brought to table, only a few items to choose from...no fresh pastries or bread, just poor quality store bought bread that was overly toasted. -Extremely poor quality fruit bowl. -Unnecessary chemical scents plugged in outlets around the hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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grhokie wrote a review Oct 2022
Bon Air, Virginia123 contributions265 helpful votes
A great location within walking distance of Eyre Square and three pretty cool pubs right across the street. Our room had a balcony and windows that opened so cool air was not a problem. It was a fun place to sip some coffee in the morning, too. The room was well-appointed with great water pressure. We had an issue with sink drainage at check-in and the staff fixed it immediately. As for the staff, the Hyde has a bunch of fun, personable people. The front desk staff were engaging and provided a whole list of pubs to try and things to see. The restaurant staff was welcoming and hustling all the time to get breakfast out fast. Parking was discounted and just behind the hotel. Overall, an excellent choice for a stay in the fun town of Galway.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Gail415 wrote a review Oct 2022
San Francisco, California32 contributions11 helpful votes
Lovely, comfortable, well-appointed hotel, great location, and very friendly staff. What more could you want??? The restaurant is very nice for breakfast. However, we were very disappointed in the bar. There are plenty of better places in Galway to enjoy a drink with much better and polite bartenders.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Milla18 wrote a review Oct 2022
Brooklyn, New York83 contributions84 helpful votes
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Stayed at the hotel for 2 nights in September. Our room was overlooking a roof but we were not there for the view. The room was renovated and very comfortable. We haven't gone to the restaurant but grabbed breakfast from the cafe on the side (Wilde, I believe) and it was great. We got coffee and nice toasted ham and cheese croissants. Location of the hotel is extremely convenient, discounted parking is right around the corner (they validate the ticket at the front desk, so you can get the lowest price possible). Overall, I would definitely recommend the hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Prio123 wrote a review Oct 2022
Naples, Florida10 contributions1 helpful vote
After arrival and check-in, our room was not what was advertised on their website or what was confirmed in our email. We called the front desk immediately and asked for this to be corrected. We had reserved a king bed but our room had a queen and a twin. The front desk said they would ring us right back. That did not happen. After waiting for 40 minutes for a return call, we called them. Their reply was two-fold. First, they said that they called twice but there was no answer. The phone did not ring, so either this was a lie, or the telephone is broken and should be repaired. Second, they said the hotel was full and they had nowhere else to put us. They said our reservation was for a double room which was true, but it specified “king bed”. Their explanation was that in Europe (vs. U.S) king beds are smaller. This is not true. The young man said that he did not have the authority to remedy the situation and that the hotel manager would be in touch in the morning. That did not happen. We were very disappointed in our room and the customer service that we experienced, we will find alternative accommodations in the future but want to be sure to warn others on TripAdvisor. This is not a 4 1/2 star quality hotel!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: This is a 2-star hotel at best. Non-existent customer service. Expect a basic hotel. Nothing...
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Response from Roisin McGee, General Manager at HYDE Hotel
Responded Oct 4, 2022
Dear Prio123 Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay with us here at the Hyde Hotel. We are extremely disappointed to learn of your recent experience with us Prio123 as this certainly does not live up to our usual high standards here at the Hyde Hotel. I have reached out to you directly following your stay and I look forward to hearing from you. Kindest Regards Roisin McGee General Manager
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LaraghOK101 wrote a review Sep 2022
Enniskillen, United Kingdom18 contributions5 helpful votes
Great hotel, very comfortable rooms, 5* breakfast and evening meal, friendly attentive staff and location is perfect for exploring Galway city centre. If you play golf, then take yourself down to the outstanding Galway Bay golf resort and enjoy a round. Definitely will return.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Oct 4, 2022
Dear LaraghOK101 Thank you for your glowing 5 star review following your recent stay with us here at the Hyde Hotel. We are delighted that you had a very enjoyable experience with us throughout and found our Galway Bay Golf Resort to be outstanding. We look forward to welcoming you back in with us in the near future. Kindest Regards Roisin McGee General Manager
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Guglielmo L wrote a review Sep 2022
Westfield NJ26 contributions32 helpful votes
I stayed at this hotel when I came to Galway for my Birthday in September 2022. While this hotel is located in a great location near Eyre Square and next to the Galway Coach Station (which was very convenient for me because I arrived from Dublin by coach), the hotel itself is very disappointing! There was no wardrobe or anything for me to put my clothes in inside the room. The beds were very uncomfortable! The safe in the room was on the floor, which was very strange and very inconvenient! The bathroom was not great. The toilet seat made a very squeaky noise whenever I moved it! The sink didn't drain very easily! I also went looking for a public bathroom downstairs but there was only a bar and there was no sign of any public bathroom downstairs in the lobby! I had a very unenjoyable experience at the Hyde Hotel and I will certainly not be returning to this hotel! I don't recommend the Hyde Hotel to anyone who is planning a trip to Galway!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: I would not recommend booking a room at this hotel!
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Responded Oct 4, 2022
Dear Guglielmo L Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback following your recent stay with us here at the Hyde Hotel. We are extremely disappointed to learn of your overall experience during your recent stay Guglielmo L as this certainly does not live up to the standards/service we strive to deliver here at the Hyde. I would love the opportunity to speak with you in person to discuss your stay in further detail. Please contact me on rmcgee@hydehotel.ie to which I will extend a courtesy call at a time convenient to you. I look forward to hearing from you. Kindest Regards Roisin McGee General Manager
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chitransplant09 wrote a review Sep 2022
Portland, Oregon45 contributions53 helpful votes
Just off the busy section of town this hotel has a great staff, clean and modern rooms and a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a bar. One block walk from bus and train station and just down and across the street from a convenience store. Breakfast was included in our stay and though selections not numerous they offer omelettes, pancakes, porridge etc.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Oct 4, 2022
Dear Chitransplant09 Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback following your recent stay with us here at the Hyde Hotel. We are delighted to see you enjoyed your overall experience with us throughout. We look forward to having the opportunity in welcoming you back in with us when your travels take you back to Galway. Kindest Regards Roisin McGee General Manager
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Seamus wrote a review Sep 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Top class food, service and comfort. If you are traveling to Galway, this is the hotel to stay in. Best hotel in Galway. They also own Galway Bay Golf course which was incredible. Thanks for your hospitality, we will be back.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Oct 4, 2022
Dear Seamus1605 Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback following your recent stay with us here at the Hyde Hotel. We are delighted to see you enjoyed your overall experience with us throughout and our Golf resort to be incredible. We look forward to having the opportunity in welcoming you back in with us when your travels take you back to Galway. Kindest Regards Roisin McGee General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$105 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Forster Court Hotel
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayGalway
NUMBER OF ROOMS
69
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Frequently Asked Questions about HYDE Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to HYDE Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Tribes Tours of Galway (0.2 miles), Open The Door Escape Room (0.1 miles), and Great Escape Rooms (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at HYDE Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at HYDE Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at HYDE Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at HYDE Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to HYDE Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Esquires Coffee (Galway), Apoema Bistro, and Zappi's.
Is HYDE Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Galway.
Are any cleaning services offered at HYDE Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to HYDE 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 HYDE Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.