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College Crest Guest House
Ranked #34 of 197 Galway B&B and Inns
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Good for the money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2010

My wife stayed here recently for one evening on our honeymoon while we toured across Ireland. It was our first exerience at a B&B. We chose College Crest based on its location to Quay St and reasonable price. In general, its not a bad place. Its clean and the location is 5 minutes from all the things you'd wanna do. We were on the first floor, which was really noisy. We could basically hear everyone as they came in from being at the pubs. The place was a little dated as well, but if you're looking for a erasable price for a good location, its worth a stay.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Seville, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2010

We've stayed to days in Galway, to visit Connemara and the Cliffs of Moher. We've enjoyed a lot our stay in the City. College Crest was a very calm and quiet B&B. We've stayed in the Family Room with our little children and everything was very clean. The breakfast was excellent, we could have a Full Irish (eggs, bacon, sausages, tomato, black and white pudding, beans) and toast, cereals, fresh fruit, yogourth, and they had prepared milk with chocolate for the children. The dining room is a charming place with a lot of sun light. Very comfortable. The owner is a very kind person: we've left our baggage in reception the last day, till afternoon, in order to enjoy that last day in the city, without luggage. I do recommend this place.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2010

We stayed with Helen for a few nights in July and found everything that you could expect in a guest house. She and her staff were very friendly and helpful.
The location of College Crest is great - literally just 5 minutes walk down hill to Eyre Square - the heart of Galway. On the way you pass the tourist information office - (well worth a visit in it's own right for information and ideas)
The rooms were a reasonable size and well maintained, however, minor things I would mention were the complete lack of a shelf in the bathroom (which meant that our toiletries had to be kept on the dresser next to the TV - not the end of the world granted, but not convenient either) and also no soap / shower gel available. Just small stuff, but easy to fix...
Anyway, breakfast was very good both in quality and size and another plus was ample parking and easy acess from the main roads around Galway.
If you need a base for a few days to explore Galway and Connemara I would recommend it here.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2010

We found College Crest to be a great location and the proprietors to be helpful and pleasant. Also Ireland was not as wired as I thought and the free WiFi was a plus. Our room was nice sized and updated. The breakfast room cheerful with lots of fresh fruit, coffee, yogarts and cereal along with the full Irish breakfast. Our college aged son with traveling with us and his room had a balcony.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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lancashire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2010

been visiting ireland for 20 years as part of a group of golfers. 4th visit to galway and this b&b was as good as any we have experianced.great location rooms where spotless.staff where really friendly and made us feel at home straight away.breakfast was superb and we will be going back to galway the best city in ireland by a mile, this b&b will be first phone call .

  • Stayed July 2010
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2010

Helen and staff more than went out of their way to be sure we were very well informed about beautiful Galway, that we were well cared for, comfortable, well fed and "at home" at College Crest. Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2010

We've found our home away from home in Galway. The College Crest is a delightful B & B with immaculate, quiet and comfortable rooms, a great hot breakfast each morning, and exceptional service - all at an amazingly great price. Helen and all the staff went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed, and were comfortable - they never hovered, just miraculously appeared at the right times. This was our first trip to Galway, and the staff at College Crest gave us good information and directions to get around this delightful small city. While there was free wi-fi, it didn't work in our room but did work in the common sitting room, breakfast room, and the rooms of the others in our group. The College Crest is well-located - just an easy, short walk from the bus station and from Eyre Square and the shopping area. We will be back.

  • Stayed June 2010
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Property: College Crest Guest House
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 #34 of 197 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — College Crest Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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