This is our 3rd trip to Ireland. So there is some experience here.
If you plan to stay in Galway, which I highly recommend you do, stay here if you are not a "Hotel Snob". The Jurys Inns are akin to ( NOT THE SAME AS) America's Best Western, but with a hugely better breakfast. This Hotel is absolutely in the middle of where everything is happening. You walk out the front door and you are literally 50 feet from the entrance to the Old Town with shops and restaurants a plenty.
Staff: The staff made guests feel more like friends than guests. Every encounter was extremely positive with our hosts going the extra mile to be helpful.
Physical Plant: The hotel is situated right on the river and ideally located. The lobby is small, however quite adequate. There is an out door grassy seating area with a half dozen or so picnic benches for enjoying the sunny days. You can grab a pint from the bar and take it to the picnic area. The rooms were very clean and quite adequate. One reviewer mentioned the rooms were drab, we found them to be bright and airy. The bathrooms were spotless and rooms are tidied up daily. There is a parking structure attached to the hotel which has an entrance just off the lobby. Parking is €10 pert day and for the convenience, it is well worth it. Hint on parking: the spaces are small and area cramped. Unload your luggage at the elevator ( lift) and BACK into a parking space. You will thank me for the suggestion when it cones time to pull out! . There is a full bar with some eating booths and a full dining room separate from the bar area.
Food: When you book your room, ensure it comes with breakfast. If you wait until check in, it is an additional €10 per day. The breakfast is quite tasty with something for everyone. The coffee is neer ending and there is a goodly assortment of tea available. The breakfast is buffet style; scrambled eggs, cooked eggs ( well done sunny side up) has brown patty potatoes, Irish bacon, sausage and stewed tomatoes. An assortment of fresh breads and jams are available. There is fruit, granola, portage, and cheeses. There is more, just can't remember it all.
We took a chance and had dinner at the hotel restaurant. I ordered the 2 course meal, Steak and potatoes, salad & desert, and wifey had the burger. The meal was actually excellent. The steak was done a perfect medium rare and came with sauteed mushrooms. Wifey's burger was as good as she has had anywhere. It was quite surprising to find such good food at the Hotel. Our attendant, Stephen Donohoe, was marvelous. He was super attentive and never missed a beat. So, Jusys Inn Galway, please convey our special thanks to Stephen Donohoe for a job well done.
Check in and out were a breeze.
So, bottom line, if you are staying in Galway I highly recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jurys Inn Galway is ideally located in the heart of the city on Quay Street with a host of bars and restaurants on its doorstep. Overlooking the historic Spanish Arch and Galway Bay, Jurys Inn Galway is within short walking distance of the city's commercial and shopping districts. One of the most popular Galway hotels, Jurys Inn is in the perfect location whether visiting the city on business or pleasure. The hotel features an all day coffee bar and a stylish onsite bar to relax in after an eventful day in the city. Enjoy a great selection of seasonal food and drink in the hotel's trendy restaurant which is open from 6:30am to 10:30am for breakfast and 6:00pm to 9:30pm for dinner. If arriving by car guests will find a secure paid car park adjoining the hotel. Jury Inn guests can avail of a €10 overnight fee. Our comfortable bedrooms can accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Our bedrooms are furnished with large soft beds, spacious bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, a hair dryer, flatscreen MultiChannel TV and Free WiFi. Guests who book directly with us can also enjoy Free Premium WiFi, best price guarantee, no booking fees and earn points and get rewards with our loyalty programme, Jurys Rewards. Enjoy a warm welcome, comfortable bedrooms, seasonal menus and a memorable visit to Galway with Jurys Inn. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jurys Inn Galway Hotel Galway
- Jurys Hotel Galway
- Galway Jurys Hotel