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Skeffington Arms Hotel
Ranked #27 of 45 Hotels in Galway
Donegal Town, Ireland
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48 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“great place to stay”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

just back from another stay at the skeff and i must say this hotel has always come up trumps,never had a bad stay here all the staff great rooms good food good service good what more could you ask for once again well done the skeff.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your review of our hotel. Your kind comments are greatly appreciated by us all here at the hotel.

We hope to welcome you back to us very soon and thanks again for your review.

Best Wishes from all the team,

Lisa Nee

Front Office & Sales Manager
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Chantilly, Virginia
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

This hotel is centrally located in Galway. Walking distance to shops, local sights, and pubs. And speaking of clubs, there are bedrooms that look onto an alley way which houses a nice disco. We were in one of these rooms and were up till 2 listening to the very good music. Had I had more energy I would have gone out and joined the party. We had just driven in from traveling the Ring of Kerry so we were beat. Oh and I should mention this was a Wednesday night! Needless to say the nightlife in Galway is strong! So, if you are in for early evenings and rest I don't recommend this hotel. Otherwise enjoy!

Besides the noise, the room was comfy and clean. Good hot water pressure. Wifi was not strong in the rooms. I had to go to the common are to use ichat. Bed comfort was decent. I would not buy the breakfast there. You can walk outside and hit many places serving breakfast for less.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Skeffingtonmanager, Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Dear hdgahog,

Many thanks for your review of the Skeffington Arms Hotel.
I was happy to read that you found our rooms clean and comfortable and that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We have since had our IT Department do a complete overhaul on our Wifi system.
As we enjoy a Central location being within walking distance to the local sights and shops and amenities overlooking Eyre Square some of our rooms can get noise from time to time however we also have a large selection of quiet rooms available here at the Skeffington Arms.
We offer a large variety on our breakfast menu starting at just €6.50 for our bacon & cheese scones with scrambled egg & Colleran’s bacon and tomato relish.
Overall I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will stay again in the future.

With Kind Regards,

Stephen Mc Donald,

Head of Reservations,

Skeffington Arms Hotel.
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

What a beautiful old building situated in the city centre, right outside the main square! The food and hospitality were just superb! Must thank especially Steven on the main desk who was a gent. Unfortunately I can't remember my waitress' name, but she was so lovely.I took the tour that meets outside the Skeff with Keeva and had a blast on her tour! I look forward to returning sometime next year. Ireland has such great people and hospitality that make it so popular. Five stars to you and your staff!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your review of our hotel. Your kind comments are greatly appreciated by us all here at the hotel.

We hope to welcome you back to us very soon and thanks again for your review.

Best Wishes from all the team,

Lisa Nee

Front Office Manager
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Leitrim
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2013

Booked for its location. As on Eyre square, central to pubs shops restaurants etc.
Was more than pleasantly surprised.
I arrived at 1 was advised check in was not till 3. But the nice girl at reception said I could leave my bag with her.after some lunch, shopping and a visit to the hairdressers. I returned to the hotel at 5.15. A very nice man at reception checked me in , advised me he was putting me in a room in the middle of the building as it would be less noise. Very thoughtful and very much appreciated .
As Eyre square is a hive of activity even at 4am.
My room although small was adequate, kettle provided a sellection of teas on offer sadly no coffee or milk. The only negative was the lights at the side of the bed attached to the headboard. How to turn them on ? Breakfast was served in the dinning room or the bar. This was great more than you could eat. With plenty of toast, tea or coffee and even a vegetarian option on offer. Service was quick and the waitress friendly.
I would absolutely recommend this hotel and shall return again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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2 Thank DeeLeitrim
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your review of our hotel. Your kind comments are greatly appreciated by us all here at the hotel.

We hope to welcome you back to us very soon and thanks again for your review.

Best Wishes from all the team,

Lisa Nee

Front Office Manager
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Dundalk, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Booked last minute yesterday to go see Galway for a night. Perfect! Right on the central square, like 4 minutes walk from Shop Street and bars restaurants beyond. Fantastic bar / restaurant connects with the hotel, but rooms are soundproofed and aside from neighbours leaving in the morning we heard nothing. Room was slightly on the small size but perfectly adequate, all fittings are new and kept clean and nice.
Bed was very comfy, secondary glazing (which all works!) keeps noise out and air con was easy to work to have room at lovely comfortable temperature.
Rooms have plenty info in to plan an itinerary or show you local places to make things as hassle free as possible.
Foyer / reception staff very polite and friendly.
Breakfast was very yummy, endless tea and toast with a full breakfast was very welcome - again the staff at breakfast were distant enough not to annoy but there for anything you wanted.
All in all a great historical hotel, fab location, not a cheap and nasty but not a rip off joint.

Just right. Would DEFINITELY stay here again of we visit Galway another time. HEARTILY recommend.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at The Skeffington Arms Hotel and for providing a review of your experience with us.

I am delighted to read that you found our hotel to be clean, comfortable and well located. It is wonderful to know that you would recommend our hotel following your experience.

Once again, thank you for your kind review and we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel very soon.

Yours Sincerely,

Lisa Nee
Front Office Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

stayed in the Skeff last weekend and must say i had no complaints at all will deffo be staying again and soon i hope!!!! the staff were excellent and couldn't of been nicer rooms were lovely A special shout out to Luke the residents bar barman who was very nice and easy on the eye as one of group told him numerous times over our stay there also to Wojciech our night porter who had keep letting us die-hard smokers in and out for our fag breaks in the small hours of the night

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank aorrcc
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at The Skeffington Arms Hotel and for providing a review of your experience with us.

I am delighted to read that you found our hotel to be clean, comfortable and well located. It is wonderful to know that you would recommend our hotel following your experience.

It is encouraging to hear that the service you received from our staff exceeded your expectations. They work hard to ensure that each guest has a memorable experience and I will be sure to share your kind comments with them especially Wojciech and Luke they will be delighted.

Once again, thank you for your kind review and we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel very soon.

Yours Sincerely,

Lisa Nee
Front Office Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Absolutely awesome stay , we stumbled across this hotel by chance. Very clean rooms , staff were excellent , price was great and close to all the shops and restaurants in Galway. The actuall hotel had so many beers to offer and overlooked the park out front. Thoroughly recommend to anyone......just writing about it makes me wanna go back!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ryan M
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Hi Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments after you stayed with us in The Skeffington Arms Hotel. I am very happy to be reading your kind comments. We are very lucky with our location and I am very glad you were able to benefit from that.

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to The Skeffington Arms Hotel again soon.

Slan agus beannacht,

Lisa Nee
Front Office & Sales Manager
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Property: Skeffington Arms Hotel
Address: Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Skeffington Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine a stay in the heart of the city in a luxury hotel, with everything on your doorstep for that perfect stay in Galway, city of the tribes. The Skeffington Arms Hotel is ideally located in an enviable position, overlooking the newly refurbished Eyre Square, within distance of rail & bus terminals & just a short stroll from an array of shops, restaurants, bars and theaters. With just 24 bedrooms, a strong emphasis is on personal service and attention to detail, so whether its business or pleasure our friendly and helpful staff will make your visit an enjoyable one. ... more   less 
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