7 Cross Street is a walk-up with 4 floors. Good things - as previous posters have noted, the location is perfect for access to everything in the city center. The building has history - the exposed beam in our room is part of the original building and over 500 years old. Our room had modern drum lights, modern Heat/AC unit, very clean and crisp percale sheets on the double bed. Not so good things - as noted the rooms are small with small bathrooms. There is storage space under the bed and on a coat rack, but anything left on the floor would block the narrow walkspace around the bed. Modern shower is a corner of the bathroom, shaped like a quadrant of a circle. If you are a larger person, you will have trouble squeezing between the sliding shower doors. Noise doesn't bother me, but Front Door bar right across the street seemed to have good live music up until midnight and then you hear boisterous patrons on the streets.We ate dinner there - highly recommend. The early morning brings sounds of the cleanup crews and garbagemen, but I consider these native noises to any larger city center.
My wife and I have stayed in a "Japanese businessman's" hotel room in the past. If you have been in one of these or other "boutique" hotels, this hotel will meet your expectations. We were expecting small, and with the limitations of the old architecture, I think the hotel did a good job. My wife and I are used to much bigger hotel rooms, but we packed light for our 2 days there and were fine.
The worst aspect of my stay in Galway, in my opinion, is the high cost of parking a car. The around the corner Spanish Arch parking deck was ten Euros overnight, but this is only 6pm to 9am. Add about 2 euros an hour before and after that time.
Breakfast was continental and everything was fresh. Hosts were wonderful and nice. My wife would stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 7 Cross St is a 600-year-old stone building with many stories to tell. This boutique hotel Galway City boasts ten en-suite, air-conditioned bedrooms which are thoughtfully renovated and decorated to preserve the unique character of this historic structure. ... more less
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- Number 7 Cross Street Hotel Galway