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The House Hotel
Ranked #6 of 47 Hotels in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
Meath
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Enjoyable!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Got an amazing deal on this hotel in January and what a little gem we found. The staff are so so friendly and welcoming. We had both lunch and dinner here and they were delicious. The cocktails are fab too. It is very centrally located only about 5 minutes walk to the main street. The room was warm clean and the bed was super comfortable. The only little thing was that they were not very spacious.The decor is amazing very very cosy. Will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank reailtin
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galwayguests, General Manager at The House Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. I’m delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay at The House hotel and I do hope that you have the opportunity to return again in the near future!

We do pride ourselves on customer service so I’m thoroughly delighted that you noted this in your review.

We’re a small close team here at The House Hotel and it is our intention that all of our guests feel very welcome throughout their stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Kindest regards,
Margaret Jenkins
General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Outstanding hotel, staff, food, service. Highly recommend. We were in Ireland for an anniversary trip and didn't book most of our rooms in advance. We saw this hotel in a tour book and alson on Tripadvisor. We were pleasantly surprised that the rate was $99euros including breakfast. Parking is close for a nominal charge.
ALL staff were the best!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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 JohnnyJay_Tucson
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galwayguests, General Manager at The House Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking time to leave such a lovely review. We are delighted that we have recently been listed as “Top Choice” hotel in Galway in the newest edition of Lonely Planet and also feature so highly on the listings on TripAdvisor.

We hope you really enjoyed your stay in Ireland and we do hope that you may one day return to see us again her at The House Hotel.

Kindest,
Margaret Jenkins
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

I was there last week with my son. we stayed one night. i always stay at the house when i go to galway. reasonable price. there is NO better location in the city...the room was excellent and quiet...the shower was top and the room was spotless. cannot wait for my next chance to stay there

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank wattenwo
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galwayguests, General Manager at The House Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

We take no greater pride than greeting return guests here at The House Hotel and thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review.

We do place so much emphasis on customer service and we do hope, on each visit you make, that you feel this is noted

We look forward to welcoming you once again to The House Hotel.

Kindest regards,
Margaret Jenkins
General Manager
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Chicago, IL
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

For first time visitors to Galway, the location of this hotel is perfect. An easy 1 block stroll to Merchants Road's fun pubs, restaurants, shops.

The lobby is a bit Alice in Wonderland, and dated, but the rooms do not reflect the same. They are pleasingly mod, small and decently appointed. This was our first encounter with energy-saving lighting—the key card doubles as a power main for the room. Slide your card into a wall dock in order to get electricity. The hall lights are on motion sensors. Smart.

While the room looks cool, a couple drawbacks. The bathroom is not well lit for doing make-up, ladies. Luckily there is good natural light in the room during the day, huge windows. Also, the beds (ours and our friends') were quite hard and with thin pillows. Not the best night's sleep. We were on floor 2 out of 3, but heard no noise at all on a Tuesday.

There is a cute lobby bar, and restaurant. I didn't use either, but two friends reported over-cooked eggs, one said breakfast was the "best yet in Ireland."

For our purposes - a quick stop in Galway - the hotel met our needs.

Add'l points:
• Garage parking two blocks away, discount with hotel stamp
• Hotel management, please check doors at night. We returned at midnight to find the lobby door literally open to the street. There didn't seem to be anyone hanging around - seems a safe area - but an unlocked door can be a bit disconcerting.

Room Tip: Ask for an upper floor room (2 or 3) and request a quiet part of building. This is a popular place...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank RJames32
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galwayguests, General Manager at The House Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

First and foremost please let me say thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay here at The House hotel.

Our location is key, and as you mentioned, the we are an easy stroll to the main shops, bar & restaurants, something which we are extremely grateful for.

I'm disappointed that you didn't like our lobby, it is one area which we receive great feedback on and also an area we take great pride in. We are always adding new pieces of unique furtuniture, or exceptional pieces of art.

I'm delighted that you liked our rooms, we have taken note of the lighting issue in the bathrooms and will certainly have a look at it.

We pride ourselves in our bar & restaurant and I'm glad you thought they were nice. I have spoken with our head Chef re: your concerns on breakfast. This is usually an area in which we excel and I would hate to think that standards would drop.

We have Night Porters on dty throughout the night, every night, and I will endeavor to speak with each of these re: your concerns on the hotel entrance.

Overall I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here at The House hotel and I would hope that you may return again in the near future.

I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip around Ireland and you returned home with some fantastic memories.

Warmest regards,
Margaret Jenkins
General Manager
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Clare
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358 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

Came in on a Saturday night and had some of the most amazing Pink Champagne Mojitos!! Even though the bar was pretty busy the bar staff were very attentive and had no problem with us ordering 3 different cocktails. Each were amazing. Great atmosphere with music if people want to dance or tables if you want to take a break. Definately the perfect spot for a few well deserved cocktails.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Voilareally
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galwayguests, General Manager at The House Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear Cocktai Lover,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review – we are delighted to be noted as one of Galway’s best locations for delicious cocktails and we do strive to always stay ahead of the game.

I’m glad you enjoyed your night and I will pass on your kind remarks to our mixologists and bar men!

Hope to see you back again enjoying another weekend in The House Cocktail Bar!

Kindest regards,
Margaret Jenkins
General Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Spent an overnight recently because we we're going to a special party ,the lobby was very inviting with it's beautiful pink couches .The receptionist was very friendly and welcoming .Our room was nicely decorated and comfortable . Breakfast was freshly cooked and there was plenty of choices on the buffet table. Would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Mary Q
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Westport, Ireland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

The decor of this hotel is fab but very girly. I stayed here for me hen which it was perfect for. However I don't think I'd be choosing it for a romantic meal or stay due to the number of hens there!
The rooms were very nice with lovely shower. However we booked a suite for three and the fold out bed was beyond uncomfortable.
We had a meal there, cocktails and breakfast, all of which were lovely. I would definitely go there for a girls weekend again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Mia L
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Property: The House Hotel
Address: Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Galway
#11 Romantic Hotel in Galway
#18 Family Hotel in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The House Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the House Hotel, a luxurious boutique hotel located in the heart of Galway City. The House Hotel represents the ideal "Home away from home" with its cosy atmosphere, chic style, excellent facilities and personalised service. Features of the guestrooms include flat screen TV's with internet access, safe and crisp white linen that will guarantee you a comfortable night sleep. The Parlour Bar & Grill specialises in modern and international cuisine. ... more   less 
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