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Galway - Salthill - places to stay

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Galway - Salthill - places to stay


There will be three of us visiting in mid-May: my husband, adult daughter and myself. We will spend three nights in Galway, but I'm having a difficult time finding a hotel (or anything, for that matter) where the three of us can share a room (budget reasons!). I've heard conflicing reports about Salthill and its proximity to the city of Galway. Wherever we stay, we would like to be able to walk to the restaurants and pubs in the city. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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Salthill is a 20-30 minute walk from the city centre depending on the person. The bus runs frequently too and is a 10 minute journey, they dont run late at night however.

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I like staying at the Marless House B&B in Salthill. It is in a great location and I enjoyed the walks into city centre along the prom.

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You might try Griffin Lodge, about 2 blocks from all the downtown pubs, restaurants, and shopping. Not sure about triple rooms, but we were happy with the double, fair price, good breakfast and an outstanding hostess; Ann. rvflyer

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We just returned from Galway to visit my college age daughter who is studying there. We stayed at the Western Hotel Suites, there were 3 of us. It was lovely and we had a full apartment suite with 2 bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen if you needed it, including a washer/dryer. Also breakfast was included and the hotel restaurant was great. The best thing about it was the easy walk into town, only 5 minutes.

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Griffin Lodge, Linderhof, Prague House, Adare B&Bs all in lower Salthill. Great location. Lovely 5 minute walk to River Corrib and another 5 minutes to Quay street. Not sure about triple rooms but you could get a single room and twin or double. It's slightly more per person but not that much. B&Bs are quite reasonable in Galway city.

Stone Ridge, New...
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Barbara, I contacted the Western and they had something, but in order to get to it you had to go through the underground parking lot and up a flight of stairs. Was that where your room was? I wasn't thrilled at my daughter having to go through the parking lot at night, by herself, so I didn't consider it as an option. I'd be interested in hearing what you're experience was.

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Have you tried Jurys? They do triple rooms & location wise - they are excellent - just off the end of Quay Street and the Latin quarter where there are plenty of bars and restaurants:


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Exactly. I wasen't aware of how to get to the room until we got there. You do take the elevator to the parking garage which is quite small and walk through it to the outside and then a doorway with about 15 steps to go up to where the suites were.. I too was not thrilled but we had no issues. You can also approach the area from a side street and access the area without walking through the garage. But, the garage is small and not enclosed,and we got quite used to the journey. My daughter thought it was no big deal and she did come through it alone at night as she lasted longer in the pubs than we did.

I would do it again, it was worth it for the convenient, easy walk to town. The staff are lovely , the breakfast in the restaurant is great and I loved the apartment. Good luck.

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It does depend on your budget, If you are looking for a bed and breakfast I would recommend Adare guest house it is around a fifteen minute walk from salt hill. It is just down the road from Jurys Inn.

I have written a review of this property.

I hope you enjoy your holiday in Galway. It is truely a fantastic city. There is so much to do and see their.


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