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The Forge House B&B
Ranked #50 of 197 Galway B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Taipei, Taiwan
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Location is good, host is friendly but room is small”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2010

Dolores is very friendly and kind. I love her. The location is very good. Near every attractions and city center. Room is clean but tiny. Breakfast is delicious. I visit the other room for 3 persons is large. I think if the price for twin beded room could have lower price ,because of the tiny space. The value will be better. Anyway, I still recommend this B&B. Especial for the location and welcome atmosphere.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Edison, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2010

The hostess was very friendly, however, we were totally put off by this place. While the rooms were supposed to be non smoking , the house itself smelled like smoke. Our room was a little odd, in that the one side had a shower stall, but the other side had a toilet. The main issue I had with this place was that there was hair all over the floor and in the shower. The towels were ripped and stained, and so were the sheets. It just didn't feel clean at all. The location was great...walking distance to city center, and there was parking in the lot behind the house. Stay elsewhere for a few euro more.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2010

Very well located, very friendly host and it does have character. However, the Forge would be much improved with a few simple changes:
replace the sagging old mattresses with firm new ones;
replace the faded, stained old towels with fresh clean ones;
replace the worn old faded sheets with crisp white linen;
bin the dusty plastic plants and the dirty rugs;
These changes would not be very expensive, and would make this B&B much more appealing and justify the euros.
General cleanliness could be better: eg need to clean the bathroom more thoroughly and lift the shower mat to clean the hairs out.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Hof, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2010

I stayed at this B & B in May of 2010, rates were 35 euro for a single room. Bathroom was not en-suite (no problem), but I was a bit put off when I was informed that the establishment was cash only, especially when they took my credit card information to reserve the room. Later on that evening I heard the television quite loudly downstairs (assuming it was the owners), but wasn't quite brave enough to ask them to turn it down. Not a terrible place to stay by any means, but I probably wouldn't go back.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled solo
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Indianapolis, IN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2010

Spent one night here over Easter weekend. Had room on ground floor at front of house. Great the my mom didn't have to go up steps, but the bathroom was rather small and cramped (it's a twin/share room and is rather full of furniture as a result).

Parking off street in the rear was a huge bonus. Location a wee bit hard to find (don't rely on the map on the website; print directions in advance) but walk to central shopping area is very short.

Lovely decorations-same sheets on the bed as I have at home, which was a little odd to see.

Free wifi (ask for the password) which is super.

Dolores is a wonderful cook! Option of Irish breakfast (so good and so big!) and a meatless option (the waffle potatoes rock!) and she happily filled my flask with hot water for tea later in the day.

Would return but would want a room upstairs with a larger bathroom and a little more space for suitcase and shoes.

  • Stayed May 2010
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River Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2010

Delores makes you feel at home as soon as you walk into The Forge. Our room was lovely, huge bathroom, and cozy. The internet did not work for us, but everything else was great. Her traditional Irish breakfast was delicious.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2009

One of the big advantages of this B and B is its proximity to all the Galway City attractions. Just a short attractibve walk will take you into the main shopping area or the Latin Quarter. Galway abounds with eating places and live music. At the Forge House you will enjoy a pleasant authentic atmosphere and good food.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Forge House B&B
Address: The Forge 42 New Road, Galway, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
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Ranked #50 of 197 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Forge House B&B is a charming period house. It is ideally situated beside famous Irish music pubs, restaurants, theatre, University College, hospital and shopping areas. It has its own private car park and there is a TV in all of the rooms. ... more   less 
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