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“Warm Irish hospitality” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marless House Bed & Breakfast

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Marless House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 197 Galway B&B and Inns
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89 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Warm Irish hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

We spent two nights at Marless house with two men running the show. Tom and his son-in-law were perfect hosts! Coffee, tea and cookies were ready for us when we settled in. A lap top was set up for our use and WiFi was available throughout the house. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were spotless. Breakfast was delicious with an abundant selection of fruit, yogurt, scones and fresh cooked hot foods. Parking was available on their premises. Tom recommended a restaurant for a very late evening meal which worked out perfectly. I would highly recommend a stay here!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

As the final B&B on our two week driving tour around the southern half of Ireland, Marless House was the "icing on the cake" of our several great lodging experiences during our trip. Mary and Tom attend to every detail, making their guests feel both pampered and welcomed like old friends in their home. The accommodations were immaculate, the bed very comfortable, and the breakfasts were bountiful and sumptuous. The location could not be better, just a few houses up the street from the Salt Hill promenade and waterfront. The stop to catch the bus into the city is just around the corner; however, the weather was beautiful, and we chose to take the 3 km promenade walk into the city, along the waterfront, the day that we explored Galway. Mary armed us with a map and great suggestions for what to see, where to eat, and how to get there. We had a fun and tasty dinner our first evening at the bustling Da Robertos in Salt Hill Village--a very popular place for both Irish and foreign vacationing families. We did our walking tour of Galway on a Sunday; and towards mid-afternoon, we enjoyed a very good carvery luncheon at the restaurant inside the Park House Hotel. Mary helped us get reservations for the "Trad on the Prom" concert at the Galway Bay Hotel (just a short walk away from Marless House) for our final evening there. This was a great professional production of traditional Irish dance and music, in a fairly intimate setting, well worth the price of the tickets. Thank you, Tom and Mary, for a great stay at Marless House!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Stayed with Mary and Tom for 4 nights mid July. I can only agree with all the other reviews, the house is spotless, the room a perfect size, beds very comfortable. The weather was superb during our stay and we were delighted to find a fan in the room, without even having to ask! Mary was very helpful providing directions with accompanying maps. We were delighted to meet her 2 grandchildren during our stay. Both she and Tom made us feel very welcome in their home and nothing was too much trouble. Would not stay anywhere else the next time I return to Salthill.

I miss the breakfasts!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Trenton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

We arrived in Galway a little travel worn, and Mary greeted us warmly and made us both tea and coffee. She provided a map of the city and marked significant landmarks and restaurants. The room was clean and comfortable. The walk to the bus to get into the downtown area is just around the corner. We had an early start the next morning, and Mary was so kind to make us an early breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Meaghan M
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Evanston, Illinois USA
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24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

The Marless House lives up to all the previous positive reviews on Trip Advisor. Steps from the water, this smoke-free B&B could not have been cleaner or more comfortable. And the breakfast!

It was delightful to meet Mary and her husband, Tom, and also to chat with other guests. Mary gave us wonderful recommendations, not the least of which was to recommend dinner at Moran the Weir (otherwise known an Moran's Oyster Cottage, www.moransoystercottage.com) 20 minutes or so outside of Galway.

Thanks, Mary and Tom, for a memorable stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cle Elum, Washington
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166 reviews
110 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

We stay with Mary and Tom whenever we are in the Galway area and they have become very much like family to us. As small group tour operators, we are looking for small, comfortable and relaxing accommodation with a local feel. Mary and Tom provide that and much more. It is often a favourite of the people who come on our trips with us. Mary always greets us warmly upon arrival with tea, coffee and some kind of cake and the breakfasts are always memorable. We love staying here and you will as well!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

I recently stayed at the marless with my mam. We were warmly greeted into Tom and Mary's beautiful home, the food was exquisite and we will definitely be making a return trip. The room was spacious and catered for our every needs. I would recommend anyone who wants to stay in salthill to stay in the marless bed and breakfast. Michelle P.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Marless House Bed & Breakfast
Address: Threadneedle Road, Galway, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
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Ranked #2 of 197 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Number of rooms: 6
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