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

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mikadoct
Canton, Connecticut
1 review
“Relaxing”
Reviewed March 28, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Had a great 4 days at the Banba house. Train station across the street and Athenry was a nice village within walking distance with plenty of pubs with lots of personality. Ray was there to greet us with a marvelous welcome buffet that included roast chickens, cold salads, smoked salmon, bread with delicious Irish butter and a variety of spirits to wash it down with. Would not hesitate to stay again and will tell my friends that this is a great home base for touring the Galway area

Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
Mar 31, 2017
Delighted you loved the food, it was funny for me to see you guys have your photos taken at the table with the buffet display, it was my pleasure to prepare and arrange the food for your welcomed arrival at Banba House.
T'was great for me to host such a wonderful group of people like yourselves. Thank you for the generous compliment. Kind regards Ray
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DudeSteve...
Los Angeles, California
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonder home, incredible service!”
Reviewed September 18, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
5
people found this review helpful

What a great place to stay. Outside the big city of Galway but only a short train ride to town. Serene gardens and beautiful interiors. The owner Ray couldn't have been more accommodating. We arrived to be greet with 2 bottles of welcome wine. All the rooms were comfortable and the kitchen was our center of activity. I can't recommend this enough.

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Liked best: The location and quality of the home.
Liked least: Having to leave.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Sep 19, 2016
Yes indeed, we are delighted with our newly decorated property and now that its all completed we will be well wrapped up and cosy for the winter months. What a great group of people to have staying with us at Banba House, don't leave it too long until you come back and see us again... Thanks so much.. Kind regards
Ray
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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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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
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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.
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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
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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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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.
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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.
Recommended for:
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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