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Number 7 Cross Street
Ranked #78 of 186 Galway B&B and Inns
Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews
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“Great Location, Charming Building”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Stayed here for one night over a very busy weekend in Galway. The building has a lovely charm to it and the proprietors have decorated it in a very modern yet comfortable style. We were greeted by a very friendly lady who checked us in. We were given the choice of picking from two rooms, one was street facing, the other facing out onto a quiet lane way. After reading the previous review we choose the latter. We slept brilliantly all night. Although the room was small, it is not something that bothered us much, it is to be expected from a building that is almost 500 years old. By far the best thing about this hotel is the location. Walk out the front door and you're in a beautiful bustling street and everything you could need is within walking distance. The only negative point I can make is that the walls in our room could do with a fresh lick of paint as it was badly marked in places. It looked very grubby for any hotel. The carpet along the stairs has also seen better days. The rest of the building is so nice but these areas really let it down. That aside, we will definitely be returning as everything else about this charming little place suited our needs.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

We stayed at 'No. 7' on Friday the 12th of July. We were attending the Film Festival, so decided to make a weekend of it. Galway is an amazing city & I couldn't recommend it highly enough - unfortunately No. 7 was another story.

We knew it was a 'Boutique' hotel so didn't expect it to be in any way grand - we were right! The rooms/stairways/entrance hall, etc. are all tiny. That said, the bed was comfortable & the hotel
itself was fairly clean - at this point we didn't really have a problem. It wasn't until we got back from our night out that we realised we'd made a mistake in our choice.

Having been out on the town 'til 2.30am or so, we made our way back to our room. Again, I can't fault the location as it's an easy walk from anywhere in the town centre. What we didn't expect was that Cross Street becomes a hangout spot when the pubs/clubs close. There were dozens of people immediately outside our window - some of them playing guitars :)
The Al Fresco gig lasted 'til well after 4.00am, so sleeping wasn't an option - unfortunately this effected the rest of our weekend, as we were exhausted on Saturday.

When we asked if it was possible to move to a room away from the street, we were told that they were fully booked but they could offer 'Complimentary earplugs'. Considering we'd booked our room a month ago, I would have thought that we'd have gotten a decent room, but that wasn't the case. We had booked for 2 nights, but we decided to cancel the second night & left.

No. 7 could be a fine choice for a mid-week stay, but if you plan to do any actual sleeping (especially at the weekend) MAKE SURE YOUR ROOM IS NOT AT THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING!!!

Room Tip: Rooms at front of the building are so loud that you may as well sleep on the street!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

Amazing location right in the heart of the city! The staff and breakfast is wonderful. The rooms are very small but nice. Since the hotel is in the city, it does get quite loud at times. And when you are in the area you must go to Nimo's for dinner... one of the top food places I have ever been!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

We spent one night at this hotel during a weekend in Galway. The hotel was quaint and well located. It was a little noisy in the evening as we faced the street however that can be expected on a beautiful Saturday night in Galway. Everyone was outside enjoying the weather. The noise really didn't bother us though. Breakfast was nice the next morning and a great start to our day. The staff was friendly and made sure we were comfortable. Overall a great say! I would recommend this hotel to others looking to be centrally located...and the pizza place next door is yummy too!

Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

I stayed four nights from Tues - Sat and really enjoyed my stay! The entrance to the hotel is very discreet, just a door on Cross Street which you would miss if you weren't looking for it, right opposite the Front Door Bar. You need to go up some stairs before you come to the reception room, its a very old building with no elevator/lift so be prepared to use stairs! Shared a twin room with a friend, the room is quite compact, I found it fine but my friend found it a bit too small. All the rooms are stylishly decorated and the en-suite was a good size. The breakfast room was a really nice space, and the food available for breakfast was very tasty for a complimentary continental breakfast. We were down for breakfast nearly every day at 7.30/8am and had the room to ourselves, however on our last day after 9am it was very busy and as there are only a small number of tables you may have to wait at busy times. The hotel is in the busy Latin Qtr and all the good pubs and restaurants are right on your doorstep, however this means there is a bit of noise at night but for the location it's not horrendous! This is very handy if you happen to forgot something when out or need to change shoes etc. The hotel is round the corner from the Spanish Arch, the sea, the Corrib river and various canals so a very picturesque area! About 15min walk from NUIG and 15 walk to the two bus stations/train station. The staff are all lovely, and upon coming in late one night one member of staff was particularly lovely and brought up a tray with a pot of tea for me. If you want a lovely hotel in a great location this is the place for you!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Glasgow
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Reviewed 4 May 2013

The hotel is certainly centrally located! Decor is stylish, though getting a bit tired in the public areas. Our bedroom was small, but with a comfortable bed - bathroom tiny but well equipped and all clean and well-maintained.
Noise from outside is a bit of a problem, especially early morning street-cleaning etc. Not too bad though, given the city-centre location. More of a problem was the noise from our heating/aircon unit which started making cracking noises at short intervals, which it kept up all night even though switched off. This meant a really poor night's sleep.
The breakfast room is very small so you may have to wait for a table. Coffee, cheese, cold meat, croissants were all good, and the hard-working (over-worked?) staff did a great job.
The hotel is fine for a night in the city but I wouldn't want to stay longer.

Room Tip: Higher floors are probably quieter
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Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Athlone, Ireland
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Reviewed 8 April 2013 via mobile

Stayed here with my husband for one night before attending a gig. Fab boutique townhouse, nice rooms, small but perfect for one night. Lovely decor and nice breakfast next morning served in the cutest kitchen with old style dresser. Would definitely stay again.

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Number 7 Cross Street
Address: 7 Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #78 of 186 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Number 7 Cross Street 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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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