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The Birches Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #78 of 188 Galway B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 2, 2012

After deciding last minute to come to Galway for a music festival, The Birches was the only B&B with an available room, but we could honestly have not have found a nicer place to stay. The wonderful owner Marion welcomed us with tea and scones upon arrival and was more than helpful in providing details of local public transport into Galway city (a bus is only 5 minute walk away).

As well as this, a taxi back to the B&B later that night was only €17 (£13) from Galway centre which is more than reasonable. The bedrooms were spotless and the whole house had a real homely vibe. The breakfast was delicious and was only made for us once we entered the dining room, meaning it was fresh and hot off the frying pan. And to make it even better, as we were a bit worse for wear the next day, Marion very kindly let us check out a little bit earlier to give us a bit more sleep time!

Despite it's distance from Galway city, the best compliment I can pay The Birches is that if we were to visit Galway again, we would definitely stay at the Birches. Fantastic!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

We stayed here after visiting Galway on the way to the Cliffs of Moher. Great spot close to Galway. Much better than a hotel. Rooms werer spacious and the breakfast was great. Marian was a gracious host - I strongly recommend this great B&B.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 15, 2011

My husband and I loved staying here and wished we could have stayed a second night. Marian was fantastically friendly and helped us pick a nice place to eat within walking distance of the house and she also called ahead and booked our B&B for the next night for us. We really enjoyed her pancakes (Americans would call them crepes) for breakfast.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

We really had a nice stay here in this bb, one of the best of our experience in Ireland. Marian has welcomed us in a really cozy house, our room was clean and well furnished in a lovely yellow. We had a very nice sleep, the district is really quiet.
What was missing was the city, unfortunately the bb is located in the suburbia 4 km out of town. I didn't really like the surroundings, but we did find a really good Indian restaurant in town called Santoor, winner of some prices as best ethnic restaurant in Ireland.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Thank Ahoteroa
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Reviewed June 21, 2011

Marian is a great hostess! She recommended a great Pub for dinner within walking distance in Oranmore. One of the best meals we had on our trip. Marian was also very helpful in suggesting a tour route for the following day which we followed to the tee and we were not disappointed. We came back late in the dark and got a little lost coming back though Galway but it was all part of the adventure. Breakfast was delightful and we swapped great B&B stories as we are B&B hosts in Canada.

The room we had was spacious, very clean and comfortable. we could not have chosen a better place to park ourselves to two nights. I would highly recommend a stay with Marian. thanks Marian for the wonderful hospitality!

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2011

I was traveling Ireland with my son. We were staying at B&Bs along the way. The Birches is off the main road but very easy to find. We were greeted by the owner and shown to our room promptly. She offered us tea and delivered it to our room while we were settling in. The town of Orenmore was within walking distance and Galway was a 15 minute drive. The room was clean and comfortable. The shower was small but there was a huge bathroom and shower in the hall if you chose to use it. Breakfast was delicious with a variety of items to choose from. The owner( I can't remember her name) was very informative and a pleasure to talk with. I would definitely recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed: April 2011
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Reviewed March 31, 2011

In a local neighborhood, close enough to Galway. Rooms clean, nice size, bathroom small, but had a hall bathroom that was larger. Hostess very friendly and accomodating, let us check in early and got up early to make us a filling breakfast for our long journey that day. Pleased with our selection.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Birches Bed and Breakfast

Address: The Birches 10 Carrowmoneash | Oranmore, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #78 of 188 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Price Range: $81 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Birches Bed and Breakfast in the village of Oranmore County Galway is a friendly family home set on three quarters of an acre of landscaped gardens in a quiet cul-de-sac easily accessible from the N6 and N18 National Routes. ... more   less 
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