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The Dormers
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The Dormers
Ranked #99 of 197 Galway B&B and Inns
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not so good”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

Irish Tourism booked a stay for us at The Dormers as part of a package tour. First impressions were not good as the place was not that easy to find. Inspection of the room and facilities confirmed our fears. Tired, dated, run down, tiny cramped ensuite, and generally well below traveller expectations after enjoying quality B&B's through Ireland. We cancelled and went elsewhere. Much superior accommodation for reasonable prices was easily found in the same area through a quick online search. We went elsewhere and found a gem in the same area. Bad marks Irish Tourism for this one ! (But to their credit they did respond quickly to my concerns). Give it a miss.

Room Tip: Dont ! There are other choices nearby in the Sandhills area,
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GarryAU
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

Unfortunately we weren't over impressed with this B & B. The room was small with hardly any hanging space for clothes. The ensuite was a joke - it was put into what could only be explained as a wardrobe. Hardly any room in the shower and the sink was tiny. The bed was comfortable, but because the room has dormer windows it is very small. The breakfast was OK - rather over done for our liking, the scrambled eggs were rubbery and the bacon far too overcooked. Its position just round the corner from the sea front in Salthills is perfect. It is about a 10-15 minute into the centre of Galway, which is lovely. We arrived (without knowing) when the Round the World Yacht Race had just finished, so the atmosphere was electric for the whole time we were there.

Room Tip: Ask for a ground floor room
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank shazzer
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Columbia, Connecticut
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

Nice B&B in a great location for seeing Galway. Maureen is an excellent hostess who made us feel very welcome and was very helpful. The Dormers is nicely furnished. Our room was comfortable and quiet. Breakfast was very good. We would recommend this B&B to anyone visiting the Galway area.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank reoflotravels
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Shawnee, Kansas
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at the B&B and can't brag enough about the breakfasts! Now that I'm home, I'm really missing those scones! This location was very handy because it was a five -minute walk to the nearest grocery and ATM. Our hostess also helped arrange for a tour bus to pick us up right outside the B&B for the trip to the ferry for the Aran Islands. We also enjoyed walking on the beach.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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Thank Suzanne615
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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2012

The room was very nice decorated and clean. The beds were really comfortable and the bathroom was clean. Maureen is an awful nice person and very thoughtful. And the breakfast was the best we had during our time in Irland! The guesthousse is situated close to the beach and in walking distance (10 min.) to the town. We hope to come back again one day!

  • Stayed March 2012, 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 Gittiri
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Kilkenny
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2012

We stayed here on our last 2 nights in Ireland. it is in walking distance to both Salthill and Galway. I was glad to park a walk for a change. Maureen is helpful and a delight to talk to. Place is neat and clean.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GSAtennis
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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117 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

We stayed two nights at the Dormers over St. Patricks Day weekend. Maureen, the hostess, could not have been nicer. Our room and bathroom were clean. The down comforter was nice to have since the weather was so chilly. The only issue I had was the water pressure for the shower wasn't very good. Otherwise, i'm glad we stayed there and outside of the city during the holiday weekend.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lovemytanner
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Property: The Dormers
Address: The Dormers Whitestrand Road | Lower Salthill, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
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Ranked #99 of 197 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Number of rooms: 6

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