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The Herons Rest Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #6 of 185 Galway B&B and Inns
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Los Angeles, CA
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“Not a good place to stay in Galway”
Reviewed November 16, 2008

My wife and I were very excited to stay at (what seemed like) a nice B&B in a great location. Unfortunately, we did not enjoy our stay. We were crammed into a tiny room and shared the bathroom with another couple. The person who greeted us at the door was very unwelcoming and seemed annoyed to have us staying at the B&B. We're going to stay somewhere else when we come back to Galway - I do not recommend the Heron's Rest!

  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2008

We absolutely LOVED The Heron's Rest! When we arrived we parked on the street and Sorcha immediately gave us money to pay for parking all day (the previous guests had driven off with the parking pass!). We had a beautiful waterview room - both the room and the bathroom were very comfortable. We loved the extra touches - the robes and the wine. The location of the B&B is ideal for exploring Galway. A short one minute walk through the Spanish Arch and you are downtown. The breakfast in the morning was incredible - it was not the typical "Irish Breakfast" we got everywhere else. Sorcha made us some great lattes and we enjoyed her homemade muffins while our breakfast was prepared. After breakfast we were up in our room and looked out the window and there was the Heron on top of our car! Galway and The Herons Rest was our favorite place in Ireland and we really hope to come back soon.

  • Liked — The breakfast!
  • Disliked — Nothing - everything was fabulous!
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 13, 2008

On arrival we were shown to a lovely room overlooking the water. I needed to park in the street and later that afternoon we met Sorcha, who provided not only her parking pass for the street but a marvellous welcome to the Heron's Rest. The central location made this ideal for walking and exploring the town. The breakfast's were simply fabulous, home made bread, the dish of your choice all freshly prepared in front of your very eyes. Any questions were always attended to and lots of advice freely given. The other guests at the time were wonderful company and our days started with a resume of what had gone before, all in a warm friendly atmosphere. When we return to Galway we will be choosing the Heron's Rest as our preferred accomodation.

  • Liked — The location, the views
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Herons Rest Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Address: The Heron's Rest 16a The Long Walk | City Centre,, Galway, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 185 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Galway City centre The Herons Rest lies nestled on the banks of the river Corrib over looking the traditional Claddagh harbour. This idyllic waterside location is only 3 mins from the hustle and bustle of the centre of town and the 'craic' of Galway's Latin Quarter. Each cosy chic bedroom has stunning views overlooking the Claddagh Harbour and the famous Galway Bay. Outside the water is teaming with wildlife such as, otters, herons and the largest colony of mute swans in Western Europe. Traditional sailing boats named 'Galway Hookers' can be watched setting sail from your bedroom window and our binoculars enhance the view that stretches across to the Burren Hills. We call it 'keeping it country in the city'. Ethos Our philosophy at The Herons Rest is to ensure our guests get the most out of Galway and its locale. We enjoy providing a home from home experience and strive to share the best of the west with you. Our gourmet breakfasts alone, provisioned from local and organic produce have made us a destination not to miss. In each cosy chic bedroom lots of thoughtful touches enhance your comfort and panoramic views of the bay give a feeling of idyllic hideaway whilst still located in the city centre. We love to share up-to the minute advice with you on the best restaurant recommendations and help you with your reservations. Galway is the perfect base for day tripping and we offer personalised route planning to ensure you can avoid the tourist traps and find unspoilt secret spots. Why not let us pack a gourmet picnic for you? Or book afternoon tea on arrival to start your stay in a relaxing style. Breakfast is a convivial, cooked to order feast, prepared in front of you by your host. It is served at our communal breakfast table between 8- 11am and may also be received in your room. Irish farmhouse cheeses, natural juices and organic local yogurts accompany an 8 option gourmet menu. We are happy top accommodate your specific dietary requirements upon request. At the Herons Rest are passionate about hospitality and look forward to extending a warm welcome to you. ... more   less 
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