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“The winner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Devondell

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Devondell
Ranked #78 of 197 Galway B&B and Inns
Ajijic, Mexico
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53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“The winner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

We stay at many B&Bs, but this is our current champion. First, Berna is the most gracious hostess, putting on a pot of tea when we arrived late, making sure there was a fire when we stayed out late, and even helping me catch the Euro finals on the telly! She gave us great suggestions on where to park for our night out in Galway, where to go for music, and a great dinner recommendation. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, and Salthill is an attraction on its own. I heard several locals tell tourists they need to visit Salthill because of its character and lovely strand; we stayed there! And the food: the Cashel blue cheese pancakes and the smoked salmon and eggs were incredible!
One tip: While Devondell is in a great location just outside the city proper, Devon park road is one of those maddening roads that starts/stops/splits here and there. Use Google maps and street view to "drive" your way in and it really helps!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

My boyfriend and I only spent one night at Devondell when we passed through Galway but it was one of the most memorable stops on our trip. Berna is friendly and super helpful. She called the bus station for us to help us plan the best route possible for our next destination and gave us lots of recommendations for restaurants and pubs in Galway. The rooms are beautiful and ours had lots of Irish books. Her cooking is also wonderful. She has a wide variety of breakfast options and she also served us tea, muffins, and sweets when we arrived after a long train ride. It's easy to walk into town and back as well. We would definitely go back!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

From the minute you walk in, you feel at home with Berna. Her home is in a quiet neighborhood but just a short walk from Salthill and town. Her breakfast table is a work of art, for the eyes and body. Highly recommend. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

This was my favorite bed and breakfast of our two-week holiday. Located just outside Galway City, it is the CUTEST home. Beautifully decorated, comfortable and inviting, I only wish I could have spent more time here. Berna is the best hostess; so hospitable and accommodating, she waited up for us because we were getting in so late! Breakfast was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The breakfast room was cheery, bright and perfect and the sitting room for our evening tea was cozy and comfortable. The rooms were beautiful and I felt so at home here! Would stay here again for multiple nights. Thanks Berna! :)

Room Tip: I would recommend an ensuite room, like the one I had.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012 via mobile

Berna runs this beautiful little B&B just a mile walk to city center. She is so helpful and caring to all of her guests and her breakfasts are amazing!

Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012

As mentioned before by many, Berna is such a sweetheart. She was born to do this job. Rooms are of average size and the bathrooms a little small with small shower trays. Breakfast is to die for so is the hospitality.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

We arrived at Devondell on the 28/05 to be greeted by our lovely host Berna, who offered us tea and cakes and immediately made us feel welcome in her home.The room was large clean and it wasnt long before we had unpacked. Berna offered us advice where to go in Galway to eat, and places to see. Her breakfast was excellent everything fresh and plenty of it, Berna couldnt do enough for us, a fountain of knowledge mixed with the irish craic.The location is in salthill which is about a 20 minute walk into Galway, 5 mins in a car, it is in a quiet residential area with parking space at the front.

Overall experience was great, I would definitly recommend a stay at Devondell

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Devondell
Address: Devondell 47 Devon Park, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
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Ranked #78 of 197 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Devondell Hotel Galway

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