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“Excellent Hotel”
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Anno Santo
Ranked #37 of 46 Hotels in Galway
Portlaoise, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Excellent Hotel”
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Stayed here for the Volvo Ocean Race for 2 nights. What a little gem, staff are superb, couldn't be more helpful. Proper old time Irish Hospitality. Breakfast, was freshly cooked, which is a welcome change from the usual buffet style. Our room was extreemly clean and bigger than most hotel rooms out there currently. Definately going back, and the ultimate bonus for us was their pet friendly policy. Super stay, looking forward to our return visit.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dundalk Co louth Ireland
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

Stayed in the Anno Santo last weekend for two nights
Thhe price was very good in comparison to the other hotels in Galway which were very overpriced as the boat race was on
The owners are very friendly and helpfull
Thhe room was clean and very comfortable lovely people in the bar at night a real home from home The breakfast was freshly cooked served at your table by friendly staff and just lovely unlike the big hotels that seem to have everything cooked for a long time
We enjoyed our stay so much that my husband has booked to go back for a race meeting in September he has been to this hotel often and it is a favourite of his and after this trip mine also

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 June 2012

i stayed in this hotel with friends... hotel is a very generous word this is basically a bed and breakfast with a bar. smell of must throughout the hotel and the decore leaves a lot be be desired. to reach our room we had to walk through what appeared to be a make shift classroom, which had ppl in it when we were leaving the following morning. our room was clean and it is grand if you do not plan to spend long in the "hotel". breakfast was not included in our rate and we did not stay for breakfast as we found the price they were charging too expensive and the place just looked cramped where you would be eating.
on the upside the price was reasonable and for the trip we were having which was just a girls nite out it suited us fine as all we wanted was a bed to sleep in. the owners/staff are friendly just dont go there expecting a star rated hotel

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Anno1, Owner at Anno Santo, responded to this review, 16 June 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review. I would like to point out that we are graded as a two star hotel and all hotels are inspected every year by TAMS who are the official Irish hotel grading inspector agency.
I disagree with your comments regarding the "smell of must throughout" and " the decore throughout leaves a lot to be desired", in fact none of these facts are true as we had our hotel regular inspection only in the last couple of weeks by TAMS and no figurative mention of this was apairent. Infact the inspector refers the style as "olde traditional and pleasantly friendly". Your mention of a "make shift classroom " is also not true, areeably there was a group of persons having a discussion and this area, which was requested by a resident of the Hotel. Regarding the breakfast room , it is adequate for the size of the hotel and as you did not have breakfast or use any of our facilities, I fear it difficult that you can make an accurate observation on this.

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The Manager/Proprietor
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

I have stayed in this small quiet Galway hotel over the years and have always been very satisfied with my visits. I stayed there again a few weeks ago and had no reason to change my opinion. The staff are extremely helpful, the rooms are clean and comfortable and the breakfast is first-class and cooked to order. It is great to get a way from the tired, reheated breakfast components that one encounters all too often in Ireland. It is always very good value for money. Each time I go back I am greeted like a long-lost relation!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2012

We stayed here because the pictures on the web looked very inviting. On arrival to our rooms I felt likechecking out again, but it was too late in the day to find alternative accommodation. The musty smell in the rooms was terrible. The showers just about worked. The room and bed was clean, but very cold and could do with some brightening up. The room was definitly overpriced. I/we will not be staying here again.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Walkinstown, Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2012

The website paints a lovely picture, but the Anno Santo does not deliver. The interior & furnishings are old, which I don't mind, but the musky smell I do. The place was cold, in temperature and atmosphere, and the staff made little effort to be welcoming. We asked for breakfasts which never came and had to make do with whatever was at the buffet. It was over priced too. The only good thing about the hotel was it's proximity to Salthill. Steer clear, unless you're hard up.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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cork
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Stayed in The Anno Santo Hotel on business over the last week, I must strongly recommend what a brilliant hotel with excellent service by both owners and staff. Everything was excellent including a freshly cooked fry every morning, Served with a smile .. Just what you need on a cold January morning before you head out to work in the extreme Galway climate.
The rooms represent excellent value whilst still delivering everything one needs whilst away on business or pleasure. There is also a bar to unwind in the evenings which is very cosy indeed.
I certainly will be back next time i'm visiting Galway.
Great Value/Great place to stay... Many Thanks!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Anno Santo
Address: 51 Threadneedle Road, Galway, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Galway
#14 Family Hotel in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Anno Santo 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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