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“Great Hotel For Central Galway”

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Skeffington Arms Hotel
Ranked #27 of 45 Hotels in Galway
Tunbridge Wells
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84 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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“Great Hotel For Central Galway”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

Very helpful and friendly staff, comfortable bed, slept like a log, and absolutely delicious breakfast, homemade bread, granola and freshly cooked hot choice. Rooms clean but just need a wee spruss up. Would stay again

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
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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Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

First I must say that Steven at the front desk absolutely made our stay! He was helpful when we called because we couldn't find parking, to when we couldn't find the hotel (the booking agent simply told us it was on the square, did not give us the exact address), to bringing us a hair dryer, to giving us great advice for our future travels the next day. Steven was awesome. The hotel, however, had problems. Our shower leaked, you have to park a mile away and carry your luggage and we could NOT get the a/c unit to work. All that said, the bed was VERY comfortable, and for the price AND because of the helpful staff, Steven, I would return because of the price and location, especially if I was younger and liked to party. There's a HUMONGOUS bar beside the Lobby.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, May 10, 2014
Good Morning Guest,

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

In relation to the car park when making a booking here with us we send on a detailed car park map for the Q car park which is located behind us in the shopping centre no more than a 3 minute walk apologies if Galway City parking confused you.

Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Skeffington Arms Hotel again soon.

Warm regards,

Lisa Nee

Front Office & Sales Manager
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

Stayed here during the August bank holiday weekend mainly due to the great price compared to other hotels in the area. I was very impressed with the location, literally on Eyre Square. The pub downstairs is very lively and has a varied clientele..it had a great atmosphere and great staff. Room was large and clean. As the room was facing onto Eyre Square and the pub was just below us it did get quite noisy at night so ask for a room towards the back if you are a light sleeper! Would definately stay here for my next trip to Galway!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, May 9, 2014
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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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

Highly recommend this hotel! It's location is supreme, you can walk within minutes to either bus terminal, Eyre Square is literally out front and any shops and restaurants you can want are within a few minutes walk or less. The staff was incredibly helpful and kind, told me any information I needed and even offered to mail my postcards when I was looking for a post office! The rooms are nice, clean and just what I needed. Get the breakfast included, it's delicious! One bit of advice, Google Maps has the hotel listed on the other side of the square from where it is actually located. It's right next to The Skeff restaurant so look for that and you'll find it!

Room Tip: Try to get a room on the interior, as it can be quite noisy, it seemed, if you are on the square dir...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, May 9, 2014
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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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2014

It's been an enjoyable stay in this centrally located hotel. Comfortable beds, spacious room, great bathroom, welcoming and friendly front desk staff, perfect location, in room safe deposit box, double glazing. However, it is always the small things that affect your stay adversely: when you were checked in into a dirty room on arrival, when there were no tea spoons on the tea tray in your room, when Wi-Fi did not work when you needed it the most... Just little extra attention to details will get this place 5 stars from me next time.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, October 20, 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you so very much for your kind words on all aspects of the Skeffington Arms hotel and we are delighted to read how well you where looked after by all of our team. We will pass on your very kind words and thank you for sharing your review.

Looking forward to welcoming you back to stay with us soon.

Kind regards,
Lisa Nee
Front Office & Sales Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2014

Our first stop in Ireland was Galway.
We were looking at a couple of places that were a little cheaper which were in the same square, but reviews looked average so decided to spend a little more and stay at the Skeffington. So glad we did.
The girl on the front desk was so helpful and friendly which made for a really nice first impression!
She gave clear directions to the car park building which is a very short distance to the hotel.
We checked in and the rooms were really nice and very clean. My friend and I had twin share and our beds were comfortable.
Later we asked the young man on the counter what to do around Galway and he was also very friendly and helpful.
Hotel is walking distance to everything and the free walking tour also starts right outside the hotel everyday.
The pub which the hotel joins on to is amazing. I thought the last thing I'd want to do is hang out at the hotel pub everyday but actually it ended up being one of my favourite pubs in Galway. The young man behind the bar was a real character and he kept us entertained with conversation.
It's not purely for hotel guests it's open to the public and is of typical Irish style.
Pub also leads onto the restaurant where breakfast is served in the morning, which was also really worth including. The bar / restaurant's traditional decor is beautiful.
Even though the pub is attached to the bar we didn't have any problems with noise, although they did put us in the middle of the building which ment our view was nothing, but we weren't to hang out in the room all day so didn't bother us.
When I come to Ireland again, I will most definitely be staying here again. To be honest as I travelled round Ireland over the next week and stayed in various hotels I found that nothing lived up the the Skeffington as far as friendliness, character and convenience went.
I will have happy memories of this place and I highly recommend to anyone wanting to visit Galway.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, May 9, 2014
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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Wiesbaden, Germany
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

the Hotel is in a nice location, close to everything, no car park but have a special offer with a car park close to the Hotel.

The reception staff was very friendly , helpfull and attentive, the room was great and big! Breakfast selection was rich and all homemade.

Was not the last time in the Skeffington Arms.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank 509NaD
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
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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Additional Information about Skeffington Arms Hotel

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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