We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Lovely guesthouse- would recommend”
Review of Almara House

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Almara House
Ranked #11 of 187 Galway B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
York
1 review
“Lovely guesthouse- would recommend”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

I stayed here for four nights with my Mum, we had a lovely stay and would recommend to friends and family. Marie and Matt were friendly, helpful and very welcoming. The breakfasts were great, lots of choice and they catered for me being vegetarian.
The guesthouse is a bit out of the center but with a very regular bus service right outside this didnt cause any inconvenience. The rooms were clean and comfortable, with all the amenities needed.
We were particularly impressed with how helpful Marie and Matt were, helping us with trips and general advice about the area.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank well_travelledYork
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

290 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    219
    50
    17
    3
    1
See reviews for
52
141
19
12
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (32)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Cork,
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2014

I was very happy indeed to discover Almara Houlse in Galway. It is a 4* guest house AA and RIAC and the welcome, the room, the breakfast and the hosts are superb and I have no hesitation in promising that you will not be sorry if you stay there. The nearest thing i have to a complaint is that the bedroom was too hot but I simply turned off the heat and was very comfortable.

Room Tip: Rooms 8 and 9 were very quiet but I think all rooms are probably just as quiet.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Tony C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Madison, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2014

We were so glad we chose Almara House to stay at for our night in Galway. We were able to park right in front of the B&B and easily unload. Matt was such a friendly host and he directed us to the bus stop on the street right outside of the B&B that took us downtown for the night. The room we had was upstairs, comfortable, with modern decor and the bottles of water provided were simple but so welcome after a night out on the town!

Really the only downside we saw was the distance away from the city center but with having the bus station so close by it was a very easy trip even in the rain.

Lovely, filling breakfast. I had some delicious pancakes but we were also provided with granola & yogurt, cereal, and a basket of bread & scones.
Matt chatted with us as we were the only diners at breakfast and asked us about the next leg of our trip, along with giving us some advice on which direction to take and sites to see. Would absolutely stay here if we are able to visit Galway again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Flonlolo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2014

My daughter and I loved the place. It was one of the easier B&B's to find, our room was beautiful, and Matt and Marie were so welcoming and helpful when we arrived. Matt gave us directions into town so we wouldn't have to drive anymore, which we both appreciated. The beds were comfy, the room had a great heating system, and there was a drink station right outside our door. The breakfast was absolutely beautiful we almost felt bad eating it. Overall, it's an amazing place to stay, and we can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Elaine H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Heidelberg, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Our room was very modern, clean, and tasteful- the bed was also comfortable. There was even a small fridge in the room with two wine glasses and a bottle of tap water as well. The bathroom was small, but functional and clean! Right outside of the room there was a hot drink station with numerous teas and coffee and a kettle. The wifi was stable and fast. The owner was very helpful to us the evening we arrived, giving us tips on how to get to the city as well as a map. That evening we had been given a menu of breakfast options to choose from and fill out- so in the morning we came down to our breakfast choices. I'm a vegetarian- so I just asked for scrambled eggs- my boyfriend got a full irish breakfast. The food was great! We returned to our room after breakfast to pack our things up- just as we were closing our last suitcase the owner knocked on the door (7 minutes after the posted check out time) and said that the laundry needed to be done- as we were really already done this wasn't a big issue but it gave us a funny feeling...
The B&B reminded us a bit of a hotel- we saw a few business men going in and out and the issue with having vacated the room 7 minutes late. But it's a lovely B&B with very fair prices! We would definitely stay here again!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
1 Thank Hermine H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2013

This was our second visit to Almara House, having discovered Matt and Marie's lovely B & B two years ago. As usual they were most helpful and knowledgeable. The rooms are furnished beautifully, and are a nice size. Breakfasts are delicious, as Marie is an excellent cook. Matt is kind and will share his wisdom regarding the area. They go above and beyond to meet the needs of their guests. You couldn't ask for a better place to stay while in Galway.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Happy_Wanderer69
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hanover, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Upon arrival I felt as though I was staying in a private home. Our hosts were very receptive and made us feel so welcome. The room on the top floor was very nice and the availability of being on the bus route to downtown made the trip into the city inexpensive and very convenient. Only 4 parking spaces can be tough, but other spaces ere available nearby. Breakfast was the BEST ever! Also proudly displayed was the Trip Advisor rating!

Room Tip: No A/C was available on the top floor, but window open to let cool air in.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank RAV07
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Galway hotels
2.1 mi away
Jurys Inn Galway
Jurys Inn Galway
#8 of 45 in Galway
1,885 reviews
0.4 mi away
Flannery's Hotel Galway
6.3 mi away
The Twelve Hotel
The Twelve Hotel
#1 of 1 in Barna
1,684 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.5 mi away
Galway Bay Hotel
Galway Bay Hotel
#5 of 45 in Galway
3,051 reviews
3.3 mi away
Maldron Hotel Galway
Maldron Hotel Galway
#1 of 5 in Oranmore
1,074 reviews
0.7 mi away
The Connacht Hotel
The Connacht Hotel
#21 of 45 in Galway
1,561 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Almara House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Almara House

Property: Almara House
Address: Almara House 2 Merlin Park Merlin Gate | Dublin Road, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 187 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Almara House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is an elegant AA 4 star family residence. Guide du Routard, National Geographic, Arthur Frommers, and The Italian Touring Guide recommended. Contemporary Rooms with complimentary WI-FI, Fridge, Hospitality Tray, Mineral Water, Hairdryer and choice from our Extensive Breakfast Menu. Located in the city suburbs just 5 minutes drive from the City Centre. Tours to The Cliffs of Moher and Connemara can be organized and you are collected from our Home. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotwire, Cheap Tickets, HostelWorld, Agoda, Priceline and HotelQuickly so you can book your Almara House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing