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“Outstanding B&B” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Petra House Bed and Breakfast

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Petra House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 197 Galway B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
pennsylvania
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22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Outstanding B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

My wife and I made a last minute decision to fit Galway into our 2 week trip and we found the Petra House through Trip Advisor reviews. Now that we have returned home and have had a chance to reflect on the several properties that we visited I can say that the Petra House was certainly one of the best. The quality of a property is a reflection of it's owners and in my 18 trips to Ireland I have not met a more gracious and helpful couple than Frank and Joan. They made us feel more like members of their family then guests and offered us many helpful hints to make our visit to Galway even more enjoyable.The bedrooms and bathrooms are immaculate and the common areas are tastefully appointed. Wonderfull breakfast with great selection.The location is a convenient walk into the heart of this vibrant city and off street parking is a plus. I would not hesitate to make Petra House my destination in Galway.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank loupow
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Jacksonville, Florida
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80 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

This is a gem! Frank was a wondeful host, always there when we needed anything. He greeted us warmly and was helpful at every turn. The whole place is spotless and beautifully appointed. Breakfasts where delightful! Those all important recommendations? Frank's were spot on. Even the little details, like parking our car so it was pointed out and ready to be packed for a nice departure, were done for us. We hope to stay at Petra House again!

Room Tip: We were on the top floor and it was roomy and airy.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michael C
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Jacksonville
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17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Frank is a great host. The house is beautifully appointed. Our breakfast selections yummy. Franks suggestions for dinner were right on. If we stay in Galway again (and we hope to) Petra House will be our b&b.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pam6501
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Shanghai, China
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

I don't know if "professional" is the right word to characterize this delightful B&B. Frank may not be all over the place, but he is right there if you need anything. His direction info actually saved us about half day on the road.The room is spotless and the bathroom conveniently desighed and well maintained. We had non of the flush problems mention in some of the previous posts. The breakfast is delicious. Love the tea! Will definitley return.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Clarasisi
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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

After a long day travelling, this was easy to find and we were made to feel very welcome. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet. The host was helpful and gave us directions to where we needed to go. Maps and information were freely available and there was a computer for general use. It was an easy walk into the main town and the breakfast was one of the best I have ever had travelling. Far too much for me.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lynda R
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Seattle, Washington
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106 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

My mom and I stayed at Petra House and we really enjoyed our stay. The room was a bit small but it was clean and tidy and the bathroom was nice. It was quiet and we were able to sleep quite well. The B&B is in a long row of B&Bs a short walk from town. The breakfast was wonderful and Frank was the perfect host. Frank gave us advice that he must have given to hundreds of people before but he made it sound like we were the first people to ask. He provided us umbrellas for the rainy day and told us all about Irish hurling (there was a match going on while we were in town). The scones were to die for! I'd definitely stay here again.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank 40by40
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Colorado
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21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

The quality and hospitality at the Petra House blew us away. Frank was the perfect host and the room and entire property is spotless and nicely appointed. Breakfast was plentiful and well cooked. The location is a nice but short walk from the center of town and quiet at night for a restful night's sleep. Every detail in the B&B was perfect down to the flowers out front and in the garden. This B&B deserves all the rave reviews and we hope you enjoy staying here as much as we did!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ADayNotWasted
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Additional Information about Petra House Bed and Breakfast

Property: Petra House Bed and Breakfast
Address: Petra 29 College Road, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number:
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 197 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Free high-speed internet; free breakfast. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Petra House Hotel Galway
Petra House b&b

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