My wife and I arrived at the Westwood Hotel, but had to stop and ask for directions. Our Nuvi 1300 Garmin which helped us enormously in all of Ireland, needs a street number, and the name of a Street to take you to some hotels and restaurants. Just saying Upper Newcastle is not too helpful, because that is a very long road that winds north out of the town of Galway. Perhaps if we knew more how to operate the Nuvi Navigator that would have helped.
After we found the Westwood hotel we were pleased with the quality of the rooms and the hotel. The staff is very friendly, the rooms comfortable and quiet. It is a very nice hotel
We really liked the hotel, but is is not within walking distance of restaurants, shops etc. You can take a cab a couple of mile to the Quay Street Area of Galway, that seems to me the major area with a lot of shops and restaurants (such as the Quay Street Kitchen, where we ate once and it is highly rated on Trip Advisor).
There is not much parking in Galway so if you travel into town with your car, make sure you know how to get to a parking lot. There is one Parking Lot near Quay Street, and be sure you keep your parking pass with you and take it to a parking meter payment center, and have some Euro Coins with you to put in the machine, just before you are ready to leave the parking lot. There are not operators at the exit gates, you must insert a paid entrance ticket.. There a a lot of one way streets in Galway and some streets that are marked restricted access, but my Garmin did not know that so I used those limited access streets to exit Galway back to the Westwood Hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the University District of Galway and nestled amidst a rural landscape of greenery, the 4 star Westwood Hotel is ideally positioned only minutes from the city centre and Salthill while also being an ideal base to tour the beauty of Connemara.At the Westwood we seek to exceed your expectations in all aspects of your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westwood Hotel Galway