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“Small room, but good value”
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The Branches B&B
Ranked #61 of 187 Galway B&B and Inns
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Small room, but good value”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

The room was very cramped with very little room around the beds, and the shower door had to be open in order to be able to sit on the toilet without banging your knees against it. But clean and simple and good value for money. Good choice of breakfast. No kettle in the room though, which is a pet hate of mine, although was available on request....but this never suits me.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Very friendly, clean acommodation and excellent breakfast. Overall a good B&B located beside Merlin Park Hospital, Bon Secours Hospital and GMIT with good parking. This B&B was excellent value for money.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2012

We spent one evening at this B&B. Mike was very friendly and welcoming. He provided usefull advice on places to go see and where to have supper. We had a double room sownstairs and the children shared a room upstairs. All the rooms were spotless. The double room downstairs might be considered slightly small, but was adequate for the one night we spent there. the breakfast was lovely and all round we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Biella, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2012

We stayed at the Branches for 2 nights in a family room ensuite.The room was clean and comfortable. We slept very well.
Mike, the owner, is very kind and prepared a wonderful and tasty breakfast. We felt at home. He pays attention to every detail.
There's also a private car park in front of the property.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank lorenaprimon
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Florence, Italy
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2012

From the beginning, this place was amazing! The owner was very hospitable and friendly and helped our every need. My friend and I stayed for two nights in a double bed. The room was cute and inviting. The breakfast included was very nice and worth it! The area was out of the center but there was a bus you could take every 15 mins no problem. You could also make it an adventure and walk there too. There was a convenience store and papa john's across the street for emergencies. The bus we took from Dublin airport dropped us off at the GMIT, a block from the B&B. Galway and this B&B was the perfect getaway for a couple college students.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Hamburg
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2012

I stayed at the Branches in March 2012 for two nights. It is true that the bedroom is really small
as well as the bathroom, but I felt that the owners were hospitable and interested. I had the bedroom to the garden so apart from some distant sound of the motorway which you can block out by closing the window, it was quiet.

There is a comfortable atmosphere in the house and you have the breakfast in a bright room
full of sunshine. The tables were decorated in loving detail and the breakfast was served freshly
and friendly.

If you like to stay close to the G.M.I.T it is perfectly located. There are also bus stations nearby.
If you want to go to the beach in Salthill it is rather distant if you do not have a car.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Langley, Bc
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187 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2011

We spent two nights at the Branches. Our room had a double and a single bed in it, which left very little floor space. The double bed sagged so much that I could not sleep on it; I moved to the single. (Our friends had a double in their room that was firm.) The bathroom was tiny - a toilet and very small shower. The sink was in the bedroom. There were no towel racks anywhere. The bathroom had mold on the ceiling and in the shower. Breakfast was fine, but I would not stay here again. There are lots of other B&Bs on this street..... The owner was nice enough.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank David T
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Property: The Branches B&B
Address: The Branches 13 Merlin Park Woodhaven | Merlin Park, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #61 of 187 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Branches B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Branches B&B is highly approved by Ireland's leading bed and breakfast tourism guide books including Failte Ireland and Town & Country homes. We are situated in the city superb and just minutes from the heart of Galway city. Unrivaled for its quality shopping and street entertainment. It’s the perfect location to enjoy Galway’s theatres, pubs, restaurants. It is also an ideal base for touring Connemara, the Burren, Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands. ... more   less 
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