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Wards Hotel
Ranked #109 of 187 Galway B&B and Inns
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2 reviews
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“Great Hotel”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

This hotel was perfect for our needs, when going to a friend's wedding in Galway. Okay, the rooms are small and simple, but the hotel is good value for Galway. The staff were very friendly and welcoming to quite a large group of wedding guests, and the hotel has a great bar that serves fantastic Guinness well into the night. These things are important. The included breakfasts were textbook cooked Irish Breakfast with both black and white pudding, endless coffee, and the morning newspapers. Other options are available for people not wanting to eat a fry up every morning. I had 4 in a row... Yes! Got to watch the Lions win vs Australia in the bar with great atmosphere and friendly punters. One of the girls in the Hotel ironed our shirts for the wedding too, without even needing to be asked. There is WiFi and some parking at the front and the back. Manager and staff were lovely, with a great sense of humour, even when confronted with late night wedding stragglers talking about marmalade jars.

Room Tip: Some rooms don't have en-suite bathrooms. Ask for one that has.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Stayed here for one night while touring the west of Ireland. The room was tired and shabby. The bedding didn't fit the bed and the mattress was starting to unthread. The best was yet to come, when I went to use the ensuite bathroom, I was hit with the smell of stale urine. It was overpowering and sickening. I couldn't wait to check out the next morning. The breakfast however was nice, tasty and served promptly. The staff were friendly, it's just a shame the room and bathroom were such a let down.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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good small hotel with a bar on the ground floor; parking is at the back and the location is very convenient to Galway city centre; easy enough to find by following the signs for Salthill as you approach Galway

Room Tip: if you need to have parking and be very near Galway city it is a good choice; bar on ground floor
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Paid 55 Euro for a double room which included breakfast. Rooms are located above a pub which could get a bit noisy towards pub closing time. Room was clean, bed comfortable, bathroom clean with plenty of hot water and a very powerful shower. Enjoyed a good full breakfast in the morning which was served briskly. Overall a good bargain hotel situated about an 8 to 10 minute walk from the Salthill promenade.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Stayed here for one night for the Connemara marathon. Had to leave early so didn't get to sample breakfast. Hotel is a little old-fashioned but the room had everything needed. Location is very good as only a short walk into town or to Salthill.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Galway
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Stayed here one night for the Connemara marathon, had to leave early so didn't get a chance to sample the breakfast. Hotel is a bit old fashioned but had everything I needed. Location is convenient to walk into town & value is good.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This hotel is above a pub in Lower Salthill. Its pretty basic and small but room was clean, central and very reasonable - €45 for a single room. I was at the Spanish Arch after only 10mins walking so great location. Missed breakfast so can't comment. Not for people who hit to bed early but can't fault the place.

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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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