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“The best of B and B experiences” 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
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“The best of B and B experiences”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

Top notch B & B, attractively decorated room, superior bed and bedding, guest relations by owners superb, easy location for walking in Galway. The breakfast was wonderful in the light and lovely decor of their breakfast room. Frank and Joan know how to run a B & B that pays attention to detail (like Irish bone china in the coffee sets in your room and the UK dishes in the breakfast room) They make you feel like valued guests. And to top it off, they directed us to a laundry facility that delivers to their B & B before we left the next morning, leaving us more time to tour the town.
* If driving into town, ask for directions as Galway has limited street signs.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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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
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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is a great location -- short walk to restaurants, pubs and bus/train. They serve several delicious breakfast options. Friendly and helpful host/owner. Clean and comfy rooms. Would stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Thank trekglobe
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California
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

I can easily see why Rick Steves rates this his preferred B&B in beautiful Galway. There is nothing like having on site owners and Frank and Joan have a very beautiful and charming home. The decor has been thoughtfully selected and the furnishings and colors are traditional, elegant Irish-- and in top condition. The house is only 22 years old and was built as a B&B from the start.

We really like the spacious sitting room with comfortable seating and books to brows. It's nice to have a place other than a sleeping room to relax, read, or have a conversation.

The dining room is large with several tables and a big window.

There are 9 guest rooms, each with its own full bathroom or en suite as it is called. The towels are high quality and personal items like shampoo and soaps are provided. The bedding is high quality.

The breakfast menu is extensive with plenty of fresh fruit, orange juice, porridge, and traditional Irish breakfast items.

It is only a five minute walk to the town center with its cobblestone streets and great shopping, dining, and sightseeing.

Room Tip: Room 4 has a king. This is a quiet place so any room would be good.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KYOUNGATHEART
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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

We were two couples traveling through Ireland and spent two nights at Petra House while in Galway. We had a wonderful time! It was, hands down, the best breakfast we had of any place we stayed. They have a full menu (many selections besides the irish breakfast) and a great plate of fresh fruit. Frank and Joan are very friendly, full of great recommendations within Galway. We needed to wash our clothes while we were there and Frank set us up with a cleaners who offered us same day laundry service for a large bag of clothing that was dropped off in our room at the end of the day for 8.50 euros. We loved our time at Petra House!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LauraRemy
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Pinellas Park, FL
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

A REALLY hard act to follow!! I do not have enough room to express how wonderful our experience was at Petra House! Immaculate, beautiful, convenient, delicious, helpful, gracious, generous...only a short walk from town! It truly is the perfect B&B experience! We would return there without a doubt!! We needed postcard stamps...there they were. We needed to schedule a bus tour to Connemara (highly recommended!!)...they picked us up at the door! Lovely tea and coffee provision in the room,comfy bed, good shower! My husband realy appreciated having access to the computer in the gorgeous living room! If you are in Ireland, Petra House in Galway is a must!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Patricia W
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

What a fantastic surprise to find a B&B of such an excellent standard. The attention to detail is evident everywhere you look. We have been traveling throughout the UK for nearly a year and staying at B&B's throughout even managing a 12 room 5 star luxury B&B ourselves for some months so can be fairly critical when it comes to the finer points, but no problems here everything was spot on and well thought through. Definitely recommend a stay here when in Galway. would have stayed longer if time permitted

Room Tip: We stayed in a room on the top floor, family room on the right hand side of the house from the road
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DebbyJayne
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Warm welcome, and warm room even though the temp only reached 4 degs. (March 2013) whilst we was there. Very handy to Galway, only 3 min walk. Great selection for breakfast incl. Salmon and of course the full Irish breakfast. Room was large, clean & quiet even though it was at the front of the house. I have recommended this place to friends.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike S
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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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