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“Quaint stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel

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Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Quaint stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

Our room was very comfortable for two adults and two teens. My kids loved the pool. Never had such a delicious breakfast that was included with the room price. We liked the fridge and the. Microwave as well. Would definitely go back there. Upon arrival the person at the shop gave my daughter a free Irish trivia game. A very nice welcome for us. Would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: We had the double queen with a sofa.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bettendorf, Iowa, United States
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

We stayed here without booking ahead, just walking in on a Saturday afternoon, after finding out the B&B we were planning on staying at could not accomodate our 5 year old (my fault, didn't think to ask when I booked). We normally stay at small inns or B&Bs when we go to Galena, and have driven by Irish Cottage many times but never went in, as we tend to keep downtown. Well I have to say I am so glad we stayed here! This was our first trip to Galena bringing our daughter, normally it's a romantic weekend away from family. We felt it was time we include her. She LOVED the Irish dancers in the pub, who invited her up onto stage while they performed. She wouldn't stop talking about them! The beds were amazingly comfortable, as were the pillows. The included breakfast was delicious and the coffee and baked goods were excellent. Overall this was a great stay, and we will return, next time we'll bring our swim suits and fitness clothing to take advantage of their nice looking pool and fitness center!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Oak Forest, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

This was a great place. We had a suite on the 1st floor. Very beautiful and clean. Very comfortable bed and a nice little patio outside the sliding glass doors. There also was a Jacuzzi and a faux fireplace in the room. We thought the price was reasonable too. The pub is gorgeous and so comfortable. We had to leave a day early due to bad weather coming through. The Irish Cottage refunded our money for the second night we couldn't stay. This is a classy place and my husband and I will definitely be back. Also, it is very close to town.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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1 Thank Sharoncccc
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Springfield, Illinois, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Just returned from a weekend at The Irish Cottage. This was our second time there. This time we had a room facing the back and had a wonderful view of the countryside.
We love the friendliness of the staff. Tammy, Amanda and Gayle in the pub/restaurant are all wonderful! So are the staff at the front desk.
What impresses us about the Cottage is the cleanliness of everything. Rooms are spotless and decorated with beautiful artwork. The bedding is very comfortable. And, of course, the atmosphere is truly magical. It's as if you were transported to Ireland.
Each morning we had a complimentary hot breakfast which exceeded our expectations.
This time we visited on the weekend and were lucky enough to see the Irish Dancers and Andreas Transo in the Pub.
We didn't use the pool/spa but talked with others who said they enjoyed it-so don't forget your swimsuit.

Room Tip: We enjoyed both rooms, but preferred looking at the countryside out back. The main floor you enter...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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1 Thank Dave F
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Terre Haute,IN
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57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

10 friends from Indiana stayed two nights at this lovely hotel. The rooms were very clean and comfortable with attractive décor. The staff very cordial and accommodating and the restaurant was charming with great food. Enjoyed the Irish, European feel.

Room Tip: All rooms were quiet and welcoming
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Illinois USA
Level Contributor
46 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

The weekend of May 4th and 5th my wife and I stayed at the Irish Cottage Hotel in Galena, IL. We had previously stayed at the Irish Cottage about 3 years ago.

Our room, Number 223, was listed as the KST Suite. Everything about the room was fine… good size, clean, well appointed, and quiet. We only ate breakfast at the hotel and it was a very hearty breakfast that was included in the room price. There are many fine restaurants in Galena so we chose to eat our lunch and breakfast at some of these establishments rather than the hotel.

A suggestion, when booking a room at the Irish Cottage request a room “in the back” facing the valley and farm fields. The scenery is beautiful and it is quiet. You should not be disturbed by any traffic noise.

Room Tip: Rooms in the back looking out over the valley and farm land are quiet ... no traffic noise
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Faribault, Minnesota
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

We stayed at the Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel for 3 nights the first week of May for a girls get away. What a beautiful and clean hotel. The staff was very nice. The pub was designed & constructed in Ireland. The woodwork is gorgeous. We enjoyed Irish dancing & singing on Sat. evening & the food was very good. Pretty view on the back side of the hotel, nice pool area, pretty paintings of Ireland throughout the hotel and very comfy pillows & beds. It's a little over a mile walk past some pretty houses including U.S. Grant's home into town. A good workout, especially coming back (up-hill). With the good food you're bound to find in Galena the walk is a good idea. We were luck to have beautiful weather in the 70's during our stay. It's a fun town to enjoy some shopping, mostly stuff you don't need, good food & beverage, fun tours (enjoyed the Grant house & the trolley bus). The Embe Restaurant was very good (small, but flavor of food a hit). We found May a great time to visit because there were so few other people there. You had no wait anywhere. They say that the Fall is very busy there. The flowers were blooming and everything was very pretty.

Room Tip: Back of the hotel would be quieter & prettier view. We had room 400 on the the 4th floor, nice b...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel

Property: Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel
Address: 9853 W US Highway 20, Galena, IL 61036-9186
Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Galena
#2 Family Hotel in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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