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“No No No!!!!!”
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Holiday Hotel
Ranked #34 of 46 Hotels in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
Lurgan, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“No No No!!!!!”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

Great location, that is the only good point about that "Hotel"!
No breakfast facilities!
No tea and coffee facility!
Small rooms and full of dust for 100 euro pppn massive joke.
Owners r very much in your face all the time in great need of checking whats going on in Your room. Will not stay again for sure.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Cavan, Ireland
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

There is very little to recommend about the Holiday Hotel located in Salt hill Galway City besides its fabulous location. Fabulous that is if you dont mind the run down and old fashioned nature of Salt Hill itself. The hotel is situated literally one minutes walk from the sea and close to a sea front parking area.
The hotel itself is very basic and over priced for what it provides. For the sum of 60 euros a night I shared a room with a friend of my with no breakfast facilities, no place even to go for a cup or tea and no tea facilities provided in the rooms. My friend who organised the outing managed to beg a kettle and tea bags (no milk) from the manage, a rather over friendly,in your face middle aged man who gave the impression of trying to be one up all the time. I wouldnt mind for myself but our party consisted of two older woman who, though very undemanding people, really needed their tea seeing it as a very basic home comfort. The room had no air condition so again my friend beg a fan from the manager, however, a few hours later he tried to get it back of us, I refused.The rooms where tidy and clean enough. The manager though seemed to feel the need to be in and out several times though for what purpose we could not fathom as we had told him we didnt need a clean up. The bathroom was very basic and not very nice but again clean enough and the shower was as old as me and I an't young.
The hotel rooms are accessed by a narrow stairs and so would not be suitable for those with mobility impairments. Would not recommend this hotel and definitely not to couples, young families, people looking for a bit of luxury, older people in fact would not recommend it to anyone except those who really want to be beside the sea and can not find anything else.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

My husband I recently stayed here for a quick night in Galway. We chose this place at random, but we were very happy with it. The location is Salthill, right off the beach. Plenty to do in the neighborhood and downtown Galway is about a 25 minute walk or a short cab ride away. Ireland is currently experiencing record breaking and very unusual heat right now. We didn't stay in a single hotel or B&B that had air-conditioning, and that was just fine with us. With the ocean breeze, it was not a problem at all in Galway. However, Peter, the lovely Australian man who owns the hotel, was very concerned about our welfare and whether we would be okay in the room he had offered us. His kindness and genuine concern made the otherwise simple room, a very nice place to stay.
I don't recommend staying here if you are handicapped (lots of stairs), overly picky or if you aren't goood international travel. It is simple, and often when traveling you just need a friendly and clean place to lay your things and sleep- Holiday Hotel is perfect for the purpose.
The Office pub that is downstairs is a great place to grab a beer and Lohan's across the street is a great spot to eat breakfast.

Room Tip: Great beach location & friendly hosts!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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murrieta
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

This hotel does not have an onsite restaurant nor an elevator. For the price they charge for a room, you would expect more. The room was very dated, sparse, and cramped. The bathroom door did not fully open before it hit the bed. I would not recommend this hotel unless yu want a hostel experience.

Room Tip: I would choose a different hotel for the price
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

Great hotel! Very personable and friendly owners. Great suggestions on nearby attractions. Location was good as it was a pretty short walk to city center and also nearby pubs and food. If you want to cab to city center its only about 6 euro. We are a young couple travelling.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Bristol, Connecticut
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2012

Peter and Barbara were extremely helpful and friendly during our stay. Peter always greeted us by name and was always willing to answer questions or help in any way he could.

Hotel is in great location- beach and tons of restaurants are all in walking distance.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2012 via mobile

Just left the holiday hotel and we really enjoyed our stay here. Peter could not do enough for us and made us feel very welcome. He never forgot our names when we saw him each morning.and evening. The one thing I would say is the bar downstairs is a bit loud as people smoke in the hallway and noise from there is loud but would Definitely stay again as we were made very welcome

  • Stayed September 2012
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Property: Holiday Hotel
Address: Holiday Hotel 181 Upper Salthill, Galway, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #34 of 46 Hotels in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Holiday Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 261
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