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“Typical Hotel trying to be quaint”

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Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 20, 2009

The web site implies a quaint B&B atmosphere with named rooms. This is a typical hotel with touristy Irish touches, some which work, most that don't. The adjoining pub has terrible service and average foot. Breakfast is disappointing and the hot breakfast arrived cold and out of a box.
The Wild Clover Day spa was the only bright spot and our masseuse was wonderful. If you are looking for old Galena or an old fashioned B&B, look elsewhere.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 29, 2009

The Irish Cottage in Galena is a charming boutique hotel, complete with Irish pub that offers live entertainment, and a spa. Our suite had a whirlpool which definitely added a romantic touch.
The hotel is in a great location and the owners also own one of the best restaurant in Galena - 111 on Main.
Great service, fun and charming hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank draiad
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Reviewed November 4, 2009

What a treasure this hotel is!! We were treated like royalty during our stay here. Their "Snuggle Up" package was a great value. The room was beautiful, the food and the service here were top notch. And waking up in the morning to smell of fresh scones baking made the day start off perfectly...and then to have a breakfast basket delivered right to our room put it over the top. If you are looking for a quaint getaway and great value, this is the place for you.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank murphy13Illinois
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Reviewed November 3, 2009

This place was well worth the price. Very clean and comfortable. Restaurant has good food and entertainment in the evening. They serve a basket of bagel, juices, yogurt to your room for breakfast at no extra charge or you can go downstairs for cereals, oatmeal, etc at no charge. The staff was excellent, will definately stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank rx007
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Reviewed November 1, 2009

My husband and I stayed at The Irish Cottage Hotel this past weekend (Oct 29th and 30th, 2009). We have been to Galena many times, driven past the hotel and never thought to stay there. As our usual B&Bs were full, we booked a room at the Irish Cottage Hotel and were VERY impressed. Our room was clean, the restaurant was fun (Irish singer and dancers) and the food was really good. It's kind of like a big B&B. We would stay there again!

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank JLewYOLO
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Reviewed October 25, 2009

We stayed in a non-smoking room surrounded by all non-smoking rooms and our room still smelled like smoke. The hallway smelled too. The staff was also rude at check out as they had added fees to our room for extra people and acted like we were idiots for asking questions about it. When a room is booked for four people, isn't that what you should be quoted at your reservation even if the rate is based on two people? We enjoyed the pub and the pool and the location but would not stay again, mostly because of the smoke smell.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 23, 2009

My husband and I were delighted with the the Irish Cottage Hotel! Our room was immaculate and large; the lobby is charming and cozy; the staff is friendly and efficient; and the food and entertainment in the pub were outstanding. The Main Street area of town is just a few minutes drive away. We will definitely stay there again when we return to Galena.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Doppler08
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Additional Information about Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel

Address: 9853 W US Highway 20, Galena, IL 61036-9186
Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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: $98 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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