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“Don't be fooled by the pictures ! It's a mess”
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Wards Hotel
Ranked #109 of 187 Galway B&B and Inns
Dublin, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Don't be fooled by the pictures ! It's a mess”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Decided to book this place for a night as I was meeting some friends for a drink in the bar downstairs. Pictures on their web page looked nice and it seemed great value at €70 for a double including breakfast.
Our bedroom was small but the en-suite/shower was tiny. Most of the other bedrooms were not in use. The doors were open and the mess clearly visible. Breakfast was poor and I am sorry that we did not skip it.
We will not be back.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Letterkenny, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2011

Rooms aren't as they look in the pictures. Our room was tiny and the ensuite was so small it could barely fit the shower and toilet. The sink was in the room at the bottom of the bed. The door to the room would stick everytime it was opened and would need to be pushed really hard to close again. Decor needs to be updated. Won't be staying there in the future.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Southend on sea
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2011

This was a very friendly hotel with staff who could not do enough to make our stay really good. The rooms were clean and comfortable and were freshened up each day so we felt as if we were new arrivals. any queries were dealt with efficiently and quickly. The music on Wednesday night was absolutely great, and the bar was very welcoming and friendly. The breakfast was relaxed, unhurried and very tasty. the irish breakfast was good, so were the kippers and the bacon and eggs. My son asked for things not mentioned int he menu - but the staff were happy to oblige. We had a fantastic stay. For comfort and friendliness, I would rate this as second to none.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Ann S
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed August 15, 2011

After 12 hours of traveling we arrived at the hotel just before midnight only to be told our room has been doublebooked. The guy working at the reception was also the bartender at the pub so we had to wait for 20 minutes for him while he served the drinks. The hotel is old and smells terrible and the pub was full of the drunk local people! The positive thing was that the guy at the reception found us another hotel which at the end turned out to be quite nicer hotel. Do not trust the pictures as it is nothing like the hotel!!! Avoid at all cost!

  • Stayed August 2011
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Thank vremenar
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Cork, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2011

very clean nice comfortable big rooms, its old enough so its not going to look ultra modern but they make the effort with new looking bed clothes etc warm rooms, decent size, lovely breakfast, staff very nice, did i mention clean? alot cleaner than some 4*s i have stayed in! Great bar too! Cheap drinks in the bar, can drink away all night there. cheap.very nice didnt expect it at all from a 1* much more like an Inn or Guesthouse. bar food good. parking close to salthill beach etc

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank 88kitty88cat88
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2011

There can't be a better value hotel in Galway than this. Got it at half the price of a travellodge or jury's inn and it's much better. Room was clean and bed was comfy. Breakfast was not the best but was pretty good. Pub downstairs is really lively and has a good mix of locals and tourists.
Will defo be back

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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2 Thank Bennybbop
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dublin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 19, 2010

Ignore the reviews above...you get what you pay for. This is a great value hotel. We got excellent service all weekend. We had a free limo in and out of city centre when we wanted. All the staff where first class, the rooms were basic but clean and comfortable!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
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1 Thank girliesontour
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Property: Wards Hotel
Address: 17 Salthill Road Lower, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
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Ranked #109 of 187 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
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Hotel Class:1 star — Wards Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 10
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