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College Crest Guest House
Ranked #36 of 189 Galway B&B and Inns
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

My friend and I recently stayed here and really enjoyed our stay. We were greeted with a warm welcome on a freezing day in Galway. We checked in and our twin room was perfect, clean and tidy and nice, warm and cozy. We were asked if we had been to Galway before and we said no, our host gave us a map and advised us of the places to see and things to do and advised us of two pubs to enjoy great food, live music and good craic. The Christmas Markets had just started in Eyre Square, so that was our first stop and then on to the shopping district and down towards the Spanish Arch and the water.

After a very cold day of wandering around the city it was great come back to the warmth of the B&B to thaw out and have a great nights sleep. Breakfast in the morning was great too, full Irish Cooked Breakfast or you could just have a continental one if you liked.

The B&B is in a brilliat location just 5 - 7 minute walk to Eyre Square, Bus and Train Stations, then only a couple more minutes to the main shopping and entertainment areas. We will definately staying there again when we return to Galway....Would recommend it to Everyone!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Have stayed at this B&B for the second time now and never regretted it. The location is brilliant (5 minutes walk to the city centre, but quiet enough even though located at a street), the staff are very friendly and helpful and the rooms are big enough, clean and comfortable. I can only recommend staying there to everyone going to Galway. Looking forward to my next stay there.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

We spent 3 nights at College Crest and we felt great here. We would repeat this experience anytime.
The B&B is very well situated, just 5-7 min walking to Eyre square, bus and train stations and 10-12 min to the main touristic street of Galway. It's the first B&B on your left hand side as you walk up College Road. In this case we did not need to use public transportation.
We had room no 10 at first floor, a spacious room, with free wifi, tv, hair dryer, tea and coffee facilities.
The breakfast was rich with 2 options available: full irish or continental.
Helen, the owner, is lovely and made us feel very welcome :)
Our expectations were met and we would definitely recommend it to others.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

Stayed in a triple room here with three friends. When we arrived we had an extra guest and the lady who was working advised us that it wasn't a problem and done everything she could to accommodate us. We were shown to our room and given our keys. The room was adequate and very very clean. The breakfast provided could not be faulted. The location is excellent. Everything about our stay was excellent. I have booked a return stay here for September.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

We stayed two nights in this lovely Guest House. Our room was lovely and clean with a full beautiful Irish Breakfast. Jennifer was our lovely host and with her wonderful sense of humour made our stay all the more pleasant. Parking was right outside and it is only a ten minute walk to the heart of Galway where all the wonderful Irish music can be heard. We would certainly recommend this Guest House to any traveller.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Nice quaint entrance way though house had a very stuffy smell. Room was on 3rd (top) floor, had to manoever narrower staircase, no elevator. Room extremely tight for space to fit 2 single and 1 queen bed. No place to open luggage. Small table with little work area space as tea and coffee tray placed on table. Noisy during the day and late afternoon as bedroom window facing the college next door. Tiny washroom with no place to hang towels or clothes. Main floor living room across from the dining room messy and smelly. ? used for student living as house seemed to have several students around.

Good location as 10 minute walk to center of town. Owners of house were friendly and able to give advice of things to see and do in the area. Breakfast was ok but ample. Compared to other B&B in Ireland I thought this was expensive for the value. Many B&B across the street.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

The beauty of this B&B is in the service. A friendly and relaxed home from home, thats snug and personal. Homespun touches made this a wonderful 3 night stayover choice- like a toasty warm welcome, full irish breakfast and an owner with unbeatable local knowledge. Situated perfectly to allow you to experince the the true charm and character of the Galway area. These welcoming extras and attention to detail make for a complete getaway experience

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: College Crest 5 College Road, Galway, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
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Free Parking
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Ranked #36 of 189 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Price Range: $71 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — College Crest Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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