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Petra House Bed and Breakfast

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#2 of 206 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
4.9
Value
4.8
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Free high-speed internet; free breakfast.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Raphaela C wrote a review Nov 2022
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil3 contributions3 helpful votes
Super cozy place, excellent breakfast and super helpful staff. I recommend and I intend to come back. The city during the christmas market is also charming. 🥰 Great location, close to the bus terminal and the city center.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 22, 2022
Dear 609raphaelac, Hi again from myself and Amy of Petra House. First off, we would like to thank you very much for leaving your review for other guests to view, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and we are very happy you enjoyed your time here with us and sorry for the late reply. We are delighted you enjoyed staying with us as much as we enjoyed having you and are just happy you enjoyed your time with us here while visiting our lovely City and thank you very much for your kind words. We appreciate it very much. I have already passed on the good news to Amy, and We hope our paths will cross again on a trip in the future. Kind Regards
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Neil M wrote a review Nov 2022
Teddington, United Kingdom40 contributions21 helpful votes
A brief trip to a very welcoming, small B&B. Great rooms, well appointed with everything we needed. Excellent breakfast - staff very attentive. Paul & Amy super hosts. Short walk into town. Thanks team!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded Nov 22, 2022
Dear Neil M, Hi again from myself and Amy of Petra House. First off, we would like to thank you very much for leaving your review for other guests to view, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and we are very happy you enjoyed your time here with us and sorry for the late reply. We are delighted you enjoyed staying with us as much as we enjoyed having you and are just happy you enjoyed your time with us here while visiting our lovely City and thank you very much for your kind words. We appreciate it very much. I have already passed on the good news to Amy, and We hope our paths will cross again on a trip in the future. Please get in touch with me directly and we can accommodate you in one of our bigger Rooms. Kind Regards
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JJLMc wrote a review Oct 2022
Lomita, California259 contributions63 helpful votes
Two words: Paul and Amy. They make this place special. Paul's incredible enthusiasm, desire to make guests' experience comfortable, and interesting chat were special elements. Amy is equally warm and friendly and a great cook. I really enjoyed our stay here and you really can not go wrong at Petra House. It is a short walk into town and a pleasant walk. The breakfast and the breakfast room were great, and the food was fantastic. I would not hesitate in staying here again. Paul and Amy live on the premises and I think it so much enhances the experience, less hotel and more staying with friends. On a wet and rainy Sunday Amy provided us carrot cake fresh from the oven, such a friendly gesture. Paul I have no doubt we will pick the conversation up from where we left off.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded Nov 22, 2022
Dear JJLMc Hi again from myself and Amy of Petra House and we feel like it was just yesterday when you left us. First off, we would like to thank you very much for leaving your review for other guests to view, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and we are very happy you enjoyed your time here with us and sorry for the late reply. We are delighted you enjoyed staying with us as much as we enjoyed having you and are just very happy you enjoyed your time with us here while visiting our lovely City and thank you very much for your kind words. We appreciate it very much. I have already passed on the good news to Amy, and We hope our paths will cross again on a trip in the future. Kind Regards
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badgerguy wrote a review Oct 2022
Rosemount, Minnesota8 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I visited Galway and Paul's B&B in Oct. for our 30th wedding anniversary. He and Amy were such gracious hosts, very well organized at check in and breakfasts, beautiful, clean home and room. We would definitely return. The food each morning was beautifully prepared and served. Amy even brought us a couple wine glasses when we wanted to sit in their back room and enjoy some wine/cheese before going for dinner. Thank you so much for providing a fantastic first experience of Irish hospitality Paul!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded Nov 22, 2022
Dear badger guy, Hi again from myself and Amy of Petra House. First off, we would like to thank you very much for leaving your review for other guests to view, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and we are very happy you enjoyed your time here with us and sorry for the late reply. We are delighted you enjoyed staying with us as much as we enjoyed having you and are just happy you enjoyed your time with us here while visiting our lovely City and thank you very much for your kind words. We appreciate it very much. I have already passed on the good news to Amy, and We hope our paths will cross again on a trip in the future. Kind Regards
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Inspiration439026 wrote a review Oct 2022
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This B & B is walking distance to Galway city center. Amy and Paul are wonderful hosts. Amy welcomed us to the beautifully appointed room. The breakfast was delicious, one of the best during my time in Ireland. Paul was the perfect host and we enjoyed our conversation with him. This B & B is a perfect choice while in Galway.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 22, 2022
Dear Inspiration439026, Hi again from myself and Amy of Petra House. First off, we would like to thank you very much for leaving your review for other guests to view, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and we are very happy you enjoyed your time here with us and sorry for the late reply. We are delighted you enjoyed staying with us as much as we enjoyed having you and are just glad you enjoyed your time with us here while visiting our lovely City and thank you very much for your kind words. We appreciate it very much. I have already passed on the good news to Amy, and We hope our paths will cross again on a trip in the future. Kind Regards
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Jaime R wrote a review Oct 2022
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My husband and I recently stayed at Petra House while visiting Galway. Paul and Amy were so welcoming and available for any questions we had. The B&B is in an excellent location. The core area is an easy 10 minute walk away, which is far enough away to not be too loud at night when you’re trying to get some rest. The B&B was very clean and the bed was so comfortable. Paul and Amy go to great lengths to make sure you enjoy your stay, from recommendations for local restaurants to a beautiful breakfast (the homemade soda bread was divine!). Our only regret is not staying an extra night. Thanks Paul and Amy! Jaime and Andrew
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 27, 2022
Dear jaimerQ1294IJ, Hi again from myself and Amy Holland at Petra House. First off, we would like to thank you very much for leaving your review for other guests to view, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and we are very happy you enjoyed your time here with us. We are delighted you enjoyed staying with us as much as we enjoyed having you and are just glad you enjoyed your time with us here while visiting our lovely City. We appreciate it very much. I have already passed on the good news to Amy, and We hope our paths will cross again on a trip in the future. Kind Regards
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VioletEngland48 wrote a review Oct 2022
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom41 contributions15 helpful votes
Stayed here for 4 nights and would definitely return. We received a very warm welcome and all the staff were very attentive. Amy’s cakes are a real treat. Good to be able to walk c. 15 minutes into the centre for eating. Make sure you have a good appetite as you will find the breakfasts very generous, though they will respond to requests for moderation if you find it’s too much. We certainly didn’t need lunch after them. Thanks again Amy and Paul.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 27, 2022
Dear VioletEngland48 Hi again from myself and Amy Holland at Petra House. First off, we would like to thank you very much for leaving your review for other guests to view, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and we are very happy you enjoyed your time here with us. We are delighted you enjoyed staying with us as much as we enjoyed having you and are just glad you enjoyed your time with us here while visiting our lovely City. We appreciate it very much. I have already passed on the good news to Amy, and We hope our paths will cross again on a trip in the future and one of our starting missions was to serve a "full Irish Breakfast" Kind Regards
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Ángela Martín Peñalba wrote a review Oct 2022
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All the good things I can say about this place fall short. The spectacular breakfast, one of the best we have tried in our life. All homemade and a lot of variety. The exquisite treatment, Paul and Amy are great hosts. Special mention to Nicole for her kindness. Perfect location, less than 10 minutes from the center and in a quiet neighborhood.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 27, 2022
Dear Angela_mpe15 Hi again from myself and Amy Holland at Petra House. First off, we would like to thank you very much for leaving your review for other guests to view, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and we are very happy you enjoyed your time here with us and i have passed on your good wishes to our staff member Nicole also. We are delighted you enjoyed staying with us as much as we enjoyed having you and are just glad you enjoyed your time with us here while visiting our lovely City. We appreciate it very much. I have already passed on the good news to Amy, and We hope our paths will cross again on a trip in the future. Kind Regards
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Ann D wrote a review Oct 2022
Bedford, Virginia6 contributions
We arrived early and Paul, our host, allowed us to keep our car in the parking lot and gave us the key to the room, so we could come in anytime. Then he kindly carried our bags to our room on the top floor. The B&B serves a full Irish breakfast, very good, and Paul recommended a few places to eat. Paul and his staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was next to a busy highway, which interfered with sleep.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded Oct 27, 2022
Dear Ann D, Hi again from myself and Amy Holland at Petra House. First off, we would like to thank you very much for leaving your review for other guests to view, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and we are very happy you enjoyed your time here with us and so happy we were able to assist in making your stay as enjoyable as possible. We are delighted you enjoyed staying with us as much as we enjoyed having you and are just glad you enjoyed your time with us here while visiting our lovely City and we are sorry about the busy laneway into to the city this helps with our location but we also do have rear facing rooms also. We appreciate it very much. I have already passed on the good news to Amy, and We hope our paths will cross again on a trip in the future. Kind Regards
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Randi H wrote a review Oct 2022
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This is a wonderful place to stay in Galway. Paul & Amy are gracious hosts. Delicious breakfast with Amy's scones and beautiful fruit presentation. Our room was very clean and spacious with all the amenities. You really should visit when in the area. Great location to town, pubs, restaurants, etc. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded Oct 27, 2022
Dear 924randih, Hi again from myself and Amy Holland at Petra House. First off, we would like to thank you very much for leaving your review for other guests to view, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and we are very happy you enjoyed your time here with us. We are delighted you enjoyed staying with us as much as we enjoyed having you and are just glad you enjoyed your time with us here while visiting our lovely City. We appreciate it very much. I have already passed on the good news to Amy, and We hope our paths will cross again on a trip in the future. Kind Regards
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PRICE RANGE
$97 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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petra house b&b, petra house hotel galway
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayGalway
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Petra House Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Petra House Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Open The Door Escape Room (0.4 miles), Tribes Tours of Galway (0.5 miles), and Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Petra House Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Petra House Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Petra House Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Petra House Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Esquires Coffee (Galway), Apoema Bistro, and Scotty's Famous Burgers & Wings.
Is Petra House Bed and Breakfast located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Galway.
Are there any historical sites close to Petra House Bed and Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Medieval City Walls (0.4 miles), The Lynch Memorial (0.7 miles), and Kilconnell Franciscan Friary (0.6 miles).