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“Irish hospitality at its finest!”
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Ardawn House
Ranked #17 of 197 Galway B&B and Inns
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Sylvania, OH
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“Irish hospitality at its finest!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

My parents, sister and I stayed 3 nights with Mike and Breda in June 2012 and we were very pleased with their B&B; the location, food, sight-seeing tips and hospitality were all top-notch. We found them through Rick Steves' Ireland 2012 book, and we love him and his advice as well!

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Ardawn House is an easy walk to the center of town. Mike and Breda are warm hosts and ready to share practical getting-around-town advice, maps, and recommendations for pubs and sites, if you need it. The room was clean, comfortable, and quiet - one of our favorites during our 2 weeks in Ireland.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

My fiancee and I stayed at Ardawn in September 2012 as part of 10 days in Ireland. I can't say enough good things about our experience. Mike and Breda made us feel as welcome as family, the location was great (walkable to town), and the food was excellent. What we really appreciated was accommodating our early departure on the day we had to fly out of Dublin. We had to leave too early to enjoy breakfast but Mike made sure to tell us where we could find plenty of breakfast items to enjoy. And he made sure we knew how to make coffee (a necessity for navigating to the M6). We highly recommend Ardawn House for a Galway visit.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

The B&B is the best one could want - excellent facilities, charming reception by the proprietors, who made you feel as part of the family. Delicious breakfasts. Lovely property. We planned our trip to Ireland based on B&B's we had selected. This was one and we were certainly glad we had chosen to stay here.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

We stayed two nights at the Ardawn House in the midst of a 600+ mile, three week bike trip last spring. Mike and Breda were very welcoming, and the house is very cozy. I would highly recommend a stay there.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

We were traveling around Ireland and had wanted to visit Galway. Since this trip was hurriedly planned (we were doing a six week vacation with 4 small kids) we were really lucky to have been able to secure lodgings at Ardawn House. Mike was really accommodating when I explained that because my children were all little, it wouldn't be feasible for them to sleep alone and hence he managed to fit us all into the Family room. Mike and his daughter were really friendly and our kids took to them easily. Breakfast cereals in addition to the hotmeals served up in the morning was a highlight for the children. Lodging was comfortable, and a happy place to return to after a day spent exploring the west of Ireland. The overall feeling of welcome was certainly more prevalent than when we had put up at a more expensive hotel near Dublin.

One added bonus of the family room was that it overlooked the greyhound racetrack which fascinated my kids to no end on those evenings where they were able to watch as "free" spectators.

David and Wei Tieng

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

We visited Galway in August 2012 and Mike and Breda were great hosts. They were helpful in recommending tours and places to eat. The room was quiet and bed was very comfortable. The breakfat was also wonderful.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ardawn House

Property: Ardawn House
Address: Ardawn 31 College Road, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 197 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Ardawn House 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ardawn House is a family run city centre bed and breakfast. We are located close to the tourist office and the coach station where all the day tour buses depart from. We have 8 very comfortable rooms all en-suite. We have free car parking and WiFi.In 2011 we completely refurbished all our room. We have a huge choice of breakfast and most of our produce is local and organic. Your hosts and owners are Mike and Breda Guilfoyle who have vast experience in the hospitality sector. ... more   less 
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