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“Pretty b&b” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sli Na Mara

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Sli Na Mara
Ranked #20 of 197 Galway B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bari, Italy
2 reviews
“Pretty b&b”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

The location is goog, 5-10 minutes by walking from the city center. The room was on the last floor and was very lovely even if the bathroom was in front of the room and not in the room, but it was only for us. The breakfast is good. George and Bridie are very kindly.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stefano C
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SliNaMara, Owner at Sli Na Mara, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Dear Stefano C,

Thank you for your kind words and great review! We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back in the very near future.

Kind regards,

The Thomson Family,
Galway.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for the Galway races and it was certainly a pleasure. We were slightly early with our check in but that was not a problem with Bridie. She was more than happy to have us early. In a great location the b and b just 10 - 15 minutes of a stroll down to heart of galway . . .Room was very nice, everywhere very clean. Double room is large. . . Breakfast was fantastic good Irish fry along with cereal and scones and toast and not to forget tea and coffee. . .I wish Bridie and George all the best with their business and will be seeing you guys again. Thank you for a lovely stay

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hazel C
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SliNaMara, Owner at Sli Na Mara, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Dear Hazel C,

Many thanks for your great review. Bridie and I were very flattered by your kind words.

We hope you enjoyed the Galway Races and look forward to seeing you again next year!

Kind regards,

The Thomson Family,
Galway.
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Kilkenny
Level Contributor
5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

The bnb was ideally situated within walking distance of salthill and shop street where all the action is. Stayed here during race week for second year in a row and will stay again next year. Triple room was lovely with comfy beds and was well furnished. Bridie and her husband were very helpful when requested yet gave us space to do our own thing. Breakfast was good also. Overall, another enjoyable stay. I would happily reccommend Sli Na Mara.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stephanieb30123
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SliNaMara, Owner at Sli Na Mara, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Dear Stephanieb30123,

Thank you very much for your recent review and most importantly, repeat business. George and I were happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay during the Galway Races and hope you managed to back a few winners!!

We look forward to welcoming you back to Sli Na Mara in the near future!

Kind regards,

The Thomson Family,
Galway.
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Algorta, Pais Vasco, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

Besides being a clean and spacious B&B, the great great hospitality of their owners and the near location to the city centre, made it the perfect stay for us. We stayed two nights with a baby and everything was perfect.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Yoko S
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SliNaMara, Owner at Sli Na Mara, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Dear Yoko S,

Thank you for your recent review!

We were only too happy to accommodate you and your family and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Kind regards,

The Thomson Family,
Galway.
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Charlottetown, Canada
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

I was disappointed in this b&b as there were so many good reviews on Trip Advisor. The owners, especially the lady, seemed too busy for us, even seemed annoyed by our presence. No tips on what to see in Galway, no "chatting over a cuppa" as advertised in certain guides. We spent two nights there. The first morning the lady would not bother make more coffee as we were last having breakfast, we could also see that our breakfast had been prepared in advance and was warmed up in the oven. What happened? Personal problem? Did we do something wrong? For a b&b of that price and reviews we did not expect that. Room was small and mattresses of poor quality, but pretty clean. They say there is off street parking but there are two-three spots available only. Good location, quiet neighbourhood.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JacPEI
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SliNaMara, Owner at Sli Na Mara, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Dear Jacinthe L,

Many thanks for your recent review and constructive feedback. We were very disappointed to hear that your recent stay was not as enjoyable as it could have been and do apologize if any negative impression was experienced. We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of service possible and were sorry to hear that your expectations were not met on this occasion.

We do hope an opportunity arises in the near future to welcome you back to Sli Na Mara where we are confident a more enjoyable stay will be had!

Kind regards,

The Thomson Family,
Galway.
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Cumming, Georgia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Our group of 6 stayed at Sli Na Mara for 2 nights in July, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their stay! As others have mentioned in their reviews, Bridie was the best! She was the perfect hostess. Very accommodating, helpful, friendly and warm. The location was a plus as we were able to walk everywhere! The rooms were comfortable (even with the unusually high temperatures in Galway at the time, she had fans to try to cool things down), and they were quiet too! Breakfast was top notch as she had plenty of options to accommodate everyone! Of all the B&B's we stayed at during our trip (we stayed at 5 total), this one was our favorite! I hope we'll have a chance to visit again in the not too distant future!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David M
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SliNaMara, Owner at Sli Na Mara, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
David, thank you for your kind words. The weather was amazing during your stay, sadly we have not seen those temperatures since..I think you packed the sun with you on your departure ...

Hope to see you all again soon,

The Thomson Family
Galway
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Arendal
Level Contributor
4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

I took some of my friends to my places in Ireland, one of which is Galway. I booked us in at Sli na Mara, and it proved to be a very good choice. We were given a very friendly welcome; good information; very comfortable rooms for a reasonable price. Situated 10 min's walk from Quay Street, Sli na Mara makes one of the best choices for your stay in Galway

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank EgilArendal
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SliNaMara, Owner at Sli Na Mara, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. I was delighted to read your review and see that you enjoyed your stay, prehaps you will return again soon.

Kind Regards
The Thomson Family
Galway
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Property: Sli Na Mara
Address: Sli Na Mara 9 Whitestrand Park | Fr. Griffin Road, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
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Ranked #20 of 197 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located between Galways's famous Promenade and the bustling city centre, Sli Na Mara offers comfort and a traditional Irish welcome to The City of the Tribes. A five minute stroll will take you to the heart of Galway city where sight seeing attractions, pubs and restaurants are plentiful. Sli Na Mara is perfect for those on business with its free Wi-Fi or those wishing to take advantage of all Galways has to offer. ... more   less 
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