Location - 5 minutes from the train station, so very handy. Also a 5-6 minute walk from Eyre Square, and the city centre. Overlooks the harbour, so gorgeous views if you request a harbour view room.
Check in - very efficent, and lovely, polite staff.
Room - gorgeous, exactly like the pictures on the website, and all the amenities you could need. Bathroom was spotless. One slight negative was that the rooms were a little small - for example, in my room, if you wanted to open the wardrobe door, you had to move back a table and chairs that were squashed in front of the wardrobe in order to do so. It didn't bother me too much as I was staying only 1 night, but it would become a pain after a while.
Food - I had both lunch and dinner in the hotel - lunch was ceaser salad, which was fine. Not much variety on the menu though, and when I asked for mixed peppers on my salad, I was told that there were none available, which is a bit much. Dinner was lovely - but again, a bit uninspired - I had vol- au-vent, followed by roast pork and apple pie. Although, lovely and well cooked, it was very boring selection - I could easily have cooked the same meal at home for Sunday dinner. The service was excellent in the resturant though, and really lovely staff. 1 slight gripe - I left out my menu on the door of my room as instructed for breakfast by room service, but after waiting & waiting the next morning, it never appeared. The result - I got dressed and went to the dining room, but it was 9.30am at that stage, and there was a poor choice left at that stage - what was left of the cooked breakfast was gone hard, through being kept warm. Also, faffing about waiting for a room service that never arrived made me almost late for my appoontment that morning.
All in all though, a lovely hotel & great value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Harbour Hotel Galway, is centrally located in the heart of Galway City - just a 3 minute walk to Eyre Square, Shop St. & Quay St. A family owned hotel, the focus is on customer service. Guests return to the Harbour Hotel, time and time again. Whilst the hotel is right in the heart of Galway City Centre, you will be able to enjoy a peaceful night's sleep as the hotel is located at the historical port in a primarily residential area, removed from the roar of the famous Galway nightlife in full flow. With a range of double, twin, triple, superior doubles and family rooms available, The Harbour Hotel Galway is the perfect choice for a leisure break or a business trip. All of the guest bedrooms feature complimentary high speed wireless internet access so you can work in comfort or keep in touch with loved ones at your leisure. A snapshot of our rooms: • Complimentary Wi-Fi (Wireless High Speed Internet) • Tea and coffee making facilities with Nespresso Machines in Superior Bedrooms • Pillow topped beds with fuffy duvets & crisp white linen • Writing Desk • Cable TV • Trouser Press • Hairdryer • Bathroom amenities Onsite parking is available to the rear of the hotel. Stay in touch with friends and family with Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel The Harbour Bar & Restaurant at the Harbour Hotel offers the very best of city centre dining in Galway. The perfect venue for a casual lunch or lingering romantic dinner. Head Chef Paddy Anslow's focus is on homemade, wholesome food using the very best of fresh, local produce. The ambiance is casual and you will feel instantly at ease on arrival. Recently renovated, with private booths and a warm, yet contemporary feel, the Harbour Bar & Restaurant is very popular with locals and residents alike. The Harbour Bar; Wind down at the Harbour Bar, the perfect place to chill out, catch up with friends and soak up the atmosphere. After a busy day, enjoy a glass of wine or a fun cocktail with friends. Watch up to the minute sports live on one of the two large Plasma Screens. Bar Menu served daily from 12noon until 10pm. Haven Health & Fitness allows you to work out in a personal environment at your own pace. Facilities of the gym include cardiovascular machines, weights and a stretching area. Conveniently located in the heart of Galway this small yet exclusive Fitness Club is designed with your modern busy lifestyle in mind. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Galway Harbour Hotel