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“Nice place, but host very cold and unfriendly!!”
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Clare Villa
Ranked #20 of 58 Specialty Lodging in Galway
Oshawa, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice place, but host very cold and unfriendly!!”
Reviewed August 13, 2010

My husband and I stayed here on our 2nd night of our honeymoon. The house was nice enough, the room was clean and although somewhat small, it was comfortable, but from the moment I arrived I noticed the host (Christina) seemed to be kind of cold and kurt towards us. She quickly showed us to our rooms with her arms crossed then left. I shrugged it off but the next morning, at breakfast, it was the same thing....she was very cold and unfriendly and made us feel very unwelcome there. However, when other guests came down to breakfast (they were of Irish decent) she unfolded her arms, smiled for the first time we saw, and was completely friendly with them, chatting with them and asking their plans for the day. My husband couldn't figure out what we had done wrong!!! We booked months early and arrived well on time, and were as poilte as ever, and very quiet. Was it because we weren't Irish? Because we only booked one night?? Because we were under 35?? We couldn't figure it out but we were certainly glad to leave!!!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Cary, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2010

We enjoyed walking to the beach and to the many restaurants in Salthill. The room was large and the bed was comfortable. They do not have a website but they do have email.
We had a good breakfast and received travel info from Christina. We had our own toilet, shower and sink in the room. You could get to Galway by bus but we had a rental car. The price charged was similar to the 7 others we stayed at during our trip. We stayed here for 2 nights. Rick Steves has recommended this b and b in his Ireland guide.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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doylestown,pa
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2009

We stayed at Clare Villa in Salthill and had a lovely stay. The owners are friendly and helpful and the room was clean and comfortable. Very near the promanade and a short walk into the town of Salthill. So nice to stay near Galway but away from the hustle of the city.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank marian807
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Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2009

This B&B was very well kept, clean, neat, and offered all the amenities you could want! Breakfast was good. Our hosts were very helpful.

The only down side was that it was much farther from city center Salthill and Galway than expected.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank MichiganJunebug
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Davis, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2005

We spent one night here in June 2005. The B&B is very clean and neat, has plenty of off road parking, and is in a seemingly safe neighborhood. The room was fine--ours on the ground floor--although nothing exceptional, with full bath. The breakfast was very nice, with selection of bacon/eggs, fruit, or yogurt. The only real disadvantage of the location is that it is in Salthill, a short (5 minute) drive from downtown Galway. However, if you have a car, that's no problem. The cost is certainly affordable.

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Property: Clare Villa
Address: Clare Villa 38 Threadneedle Road, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
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Ranked #20 of 58 Specialty Lodging in Galway
Number of rooms: 6
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