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Manor House -
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13
Galway, County Galway, Western Ireland

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freeport5...
New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Grand and welcoming home!”
Reviewed September 3, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
5
people found this review helpful

Wonderfully grand home! Ray was a very welcoming host... the wine was a lovely touch and Ray was so helpful with information about the area and the best routes to take and towns to visit! The accommodation was very comfortable for our family... great kitchen, dining room and family room! Close to local shops and town of Athenry... great base to explore Galway and surrounding areas.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 20, 2016
Well thanks you so much guys and i hope you will come back and see us all again soon.. Kind regards Ray
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“It was like coming home”
Reviewed September 1, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We received a warm welcome from Ray with lots of great information about the area. It was convenient to return on the train from Galway after having spent the day sightseeing, shopping and visiting a few pubs. A fire in the fireplace and a lovely glass of wine on a rainy afternoon was perfect. We also enjoyed exploring the shops and pubs in the village of Athenry which was just over the bridge. Ray was very responsive to our needs including loaning my husband a guitar so he could join friends in Galway to play music. It was a wonderful vacation.

Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 3, 2016
Wow, you guys are great guests and we would all love to have you back at Banba House in the future. Thank you so much for your very kind words.. Kind Regards Ray
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patricksh...
Forest Hill, Maryland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful Home!”
Reviewed July 31, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
2
people found this review helpful

What a comfortable and relaxing home away from home. Nestled in a quiet but convenient town near Galway, Banba House in Athenry offered everything we needed.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Aug 1, 2016
Excellent Patrick, thanks so much for spending your holiday with us. hope to see you all again soon. Kind regards Ray
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thosetwo
Washington, DC
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Lovely home in nice town near Galway.”
Reviewed May 2, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
3
people found this review helpful

We spent a week at Banba House -- nine adult siblings and spouses. Everything was great -- comfortable house, well-stocked and furnished, with a great landlord right next door. Mr McGrogan was available for all kinds of help and advice, from how to start a peat fire to where to hear great trad music (he's also a talented performer who appears in pubs in Athenry and Galway). You're only a short walk to the train station, shops, pubs and restaurants. If you want to explore western Ireland, this house is an excellent base.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
May 8, 2016
Wow!!!! thank you so much for choosing to spend you time in Ireland at Banba House. it was a pleasure to meet you all and I hope that we will see you in the future when your visiting Ireland West. Kind regards Ray
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zooblue
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Christmas time in Athenry and Galway”
Reviewed January 1, 2016 for a stay in December 2015
3
people found this review helpful

Just enjoyed a week in Banba house which is well located for access into Galway town or for walks around the historic village of Athenry. This large house (which sleeps up to 12) has many spacious rooms and was more than adequate for the six of us.The TV system was rather dated but was very large and in reality little used as we hadn't really gone way to watch TV anyway. Nearby were several pubs offering a variety of facilities including food, sport TV, live music, craft ales and craic. The house dog, Jessy was very friendly and I enjoyed taking it for a few walks during my stay and so encouraged me to explore more of the village than i might otherwise have done due to the mild but inclement weather. Not sure if you can bring your own pets to house. The kitchen was well fitted and provided everything we needed to cook an excellent Christmas dinner. Wish I was there now.

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Liked best: Friendly relaxed service and support from owner
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Jan 4, 2016
Thanks so much Nigel, our recent upgrade throughout the house has helped make our welcomed visitors feel that Banba is a home away from home. .Jessy our wee dog misses you guys, thanks so much for the kind words, come back and see us soon. regards Ray and Rita
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RovingRan...
Columbia, South Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Charming and spacious home near everything.”
Reviewed June 6, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
7
people found this review helpful

My only regret is that we didn't get to stay longer. Ray was a gracious and attentive host. The home was everything we hoped it would be and was within walking distance of downtown. An added bonus was getting Ray to share some of his stories; they were well worth the time shared. The turn of the century home featured larger rooms, high ceilings and a very open feel. It was the fourth home on our tour and was very livable for our group of ten. We would love to stay there again.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 7, 2014
Wow! what a lovely group of people. Sometimes you just get a chance to converse with some wonderful people who you know could be great friends. but who you never got to meet in your lifes journey until now.. 'twud be great to see you all again, thank you s much for your kind words, come back and see us at Banba again.......Ray
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Lorraine...
Dublin
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“what a wonderful weekend!”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
6
people found this review helpful

From start to finish we ( a group of 16) had an amazing weekend! Ray was a wonderful host very help and on site very quickly when we needed a few tea bags after our long journey. The house is amazing with unique interior, and accommodated 16 ladies very easily. The house is beautiful & comfortable with all the fitting and fixtures you would need for a group of any size. Ray helped us arrange music in the local pub which went down great with the group. Ray couldn't have done more for us! we had the best weekend ever!

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Liked best: The style of the house/ the host was very helpful
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 22, 2014
thanks so much to you and all your group. We hope yuo see you all again soon . Ray
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