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“Excellent value,very enjoyable.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hanley Oaks Hotel

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Hanley Oaks Hotel
Ranked #180 of 197 Galway B&B and Inns
swindon,england
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“Excellent value,very enjoyable.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

First off i must point out that this is now called the GLEN OAKS HOTEL and not the Hanley as this might confuse people completely as we could not find any reviews for the Glen Oaks and i hope this is sorted out by T.A. or whoever is deemed at fault.
My wife and i stayed here for three nights as part of a six day surprise holiday booked by our children to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and we cannot thank them enough.
We arrived at Dublin airport and picked up a hire car there and travelled via the remarkably quiet motorway over to Galway which took a relaxing two hours and with thanks to the sat-nav we found the hotel without problem,it's located on fairly busy road but the hotel is set back off this a wee bit so road noise is not a problem.We were given our room key at reception by the friendly staff member and directed to our room which was located on the 1st floor to the rear of the hotel overlooking the spacious hotel car park.
The room was a good size with a double bed,large wardrobe,two bed side cabinets,chest of drawers,tv and thankfully a kettle and well stocked tea and coffee supply.The bathroom was a fair size with a good working shower.Both rooms were very clean and towels were changed daily.
Downstairs there is a large bar/lounge with a seperate dining area for breakfast.The bar offers a variety of hot food all day and a well stocked bar of drinks.We used the bar everyday as it's ideal for an early drink before you head down into the town and also very handy for a nightcap or two,the barmen were both very friendly and helpull with any local info you required and theres apparently no hurry to close the bar.
The full Irish breakfast served is a must,you can start with cereal,juices,fruit and yoghurt and a plentifull supply of tea or coffee,the traditional Irish comprises a couple of rashers of bacon,sausages,fried egg,beans and black or white pudding and a rack full of toast.Excellent.
The hotel is located around a 5-10 minute drive from the city centre although there is a bus that runs from nearby,we also used the local taxi's for nights out down in the Quays area and these cost €9-10 each way,the barman will book you a taxi outwardbound and there are plenty of taxi's available around the Quays area for your journey back to the hotel.
All in all a very good choice of hotel for a stay in the city of Galway,the city itself is wonderfull and the countryside surrounding it is stunning,i would reccommend a drive up through the rugged beautiful Connemara and also down to County Clare and take in the Burren and the cliffs of Moher both absolutely stunning.
Many thanks to all the staff at the Glen Oaks for a memorable stay and i'm sure we'll venture back soon.

Room Tip: Rooms to the rear of the hotel should be quieter.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

We stayed here at an excellent last minute rate to break up a long journey and have a mooch around Galway. While the 1.8km may be as the crow flies, there is a public bus in and out of town from just outside the hotel and it runs to just before midnight.

The hotel has everything you need for a short stay including friendly and helpful staff and I would recommend it as a stop over if you want a hotel with free parking close to Galway.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

Stayed at this hotel in march for just one night. We booked direct and to be fair to this hotel we had no problems. There was no deposit asked for and we paid on departure which was 29 euro for the room, this did not include breakfast which could be purchased for 5-8 euro depending on a full Irish or cont. There is a bar downstairs aswell but can not comment on this. There is a lift and this hotel has had some refurb applied. The rooms are clean and basic and has a shower/tea/coffee in rooms. The TV could do with a new set up as the picture quality is not good. Overall, I would stay that I would stay there again.
The hotel is quite near Salthill and around 15-20min walk to central Galway.
The staff here were helpful as I forgot to add.
You can book directly with the hotel.
I have rated this hotel very good based on the price and value for money.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Hanley Oaks Hotel
Address: Bishop O'Donnell Road | Rahoon, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
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Ranked #180 of 197 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Hotel Class:3 star — Hanley Oaks Hotel 3*
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