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Skeffington Arms Hotel
Ranked #27 of 46 Hotels in Galway
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47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great location, roomy and nice bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

We stayed here for one night while exploring Ireland and were very please. Great price, has bar(s) and restaurant attached, friendly staff. Room wa quite large, hotel very centrally located (on Eyre Square). They are very upfront that they cannot guarantee quiet throughout the night due to proximity to city centre and pubs, but we didn't really experience anything out of the ordinary for a city property, and even had our window open all night. They do have AC if you are looking for that in the summertime. Pub was great, they have 6 seperate bar area and extensive drink selection. Not at all stingy on food, our chicken Caesar had more chicken then lettuce! Quite good. Bartender was great, I hate sweet drinks an shots, he suggested a shot I had never tried and love it! New favorite! Also went out of his way to make a dirty martini as they didn't have olive juice at the bar. Really impressed with service! They do lock the doors at night, but we're great about instructing us to ring doorbell. We ended up staying at the hotel pub so did not need to untilize. Breakfast served in lovely room, and nice selection. Only word of caution... We had a very difficult time locating it. Thankfully when I called the girl told us it was "behind the barriers on the pedestrian side" and we finally figured out what that meant. Our gps could only place us two doors down and we couldn't see down the pedestrian sidewalk. I finally found it because I looked at the pic of the hotel on their website. We parked in the Fairgreen parking garage (the hotel gives 50% off price of €20 for 24 hours here and i believe at Hynes - see their website) and then walked our luggage although she said we could have pulled up to barriers and dropped. Not being used to driving on the left side of the road, and with the parking do's/dont's we were a little unsure and just played it safe with the garage. If you park at Fairgreens, park on 4th floor and you walk out at street level and hotel is 2 blocks. Take ticket, hotel will validate. Great experience, would return and definitely recommend!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ZeiM
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 20 September 2012
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your review of our hotel. Your kind comments are greatly appreciated by us all here at the hotel.

We hope to welcome you back to us very soon and thanks again for your review.

Best Wishes from all the team,

Lisa Nee

Front Office Manager

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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

This hotel has no place to drop off luggage. We had to park 3 blocks away and carry our luggage in the pouring rain. The rooms were tiny, outdated and there was moldy grout in the shower. Gross! We tried to get out of our second night but they have a 48 hour cancellation policy. We left anyway as we couldn't stand another night

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DozerSanFrancisco
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 28 August 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for having stayed with us recently and for your review here on trip advisor. As mentioned in previous review responses, feedback is very important to us and is certainly welcomed.

Trip advisor comments are very valued and we are happy that you used it as a decision making tool when booking your stay in Galway. I have taken your comment on board and as of now these are being addressed.

Again, we thank you for booking with us. We would very much welcome the opportunity to have you as our guest again in the future. Should you wish to book with us again, please do not hesitate to contact me on lisa@skeffington.ie

Thank you again for taking the time to post your review.

Warm regards

Lisa Nee

Front Office Manager

“Galway’s best kept secret”

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

A large group of us stayed here for hen. The hotel was in the middle of everything with reduced rates for the nearby public car park.
We ate in the hotel for dinner and breakfast the food was really good quality at a very reasonable price. The dinner was a set menu with at least four options for each course.The breakfast was room service and faultless.
The rooms were spacious but slightly grubby. Nothing major the sheets were clean. There were just a few details that could have done with a little more attention. The room smelled a little musty upon arrival. The shower had a little mould, glasses werent very clean and walls had some marks. All things that are easily rectified. All things that really didn't matter in comparision to the stand out customer service. I probably should have mentioned these things at check out but really the experience was so good they really didn't colour my opiniion overall.
Every member of staff we encountered was friendly, helpful and easy going. From Stephen at checkout to Aidan in the residents bar to the night porter. I have yet to meet any team as helpful.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bluegarnetfrog
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 28 August 2012
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your review to our hotel. Im delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will pass on your comments to all our staff.

Enjoy the wedding!

Warm regards,

Lisa Nee

Front office manager

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Kerry, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

my wife and i had a great stay in the skeffington arms last month could not asked for better.we decided last minute to go away and choose this hotel cause was in eyre sq.we had no expectations but once checked in and got to our room we knew we had picked the right place.we had a big room looking onto the park.our rate was without breakfast but we went down in morning and it was one of the best breakfasts we got. after breakfast we decied to stay an extra night and got the same great rate again.the staff are a credit to the hotel the girls on reception were very friendly and helpful with all our anoying questions for them and the night porter was great also.will most definately recomend this hotel to anyone coming to galway for a night.we have already booked in for another night in september and very much looking forward to it.thank you skeffington arms it was a pleasure

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank PatBhoy11
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 8 September 2012
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your review of our hotel. Your kind comments are greatly appreciated by us all here at the hotel.

We hope to welcome you back to us very soon and thanks again for your review.

Best Wishes from all the team,

Lisa Nee

Front Office Manager

“Galway’s best kept secret”

Visiting Athlone??

Check out our sister hotel Prince of Wales Athlone
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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012

Charming hotel right on Eyre Square in the heart of Galway. Great service with helpful tips. Very nice and charming restaurant where the breakfast is also served. Ask for a quiet room and you will be very happy here!

Room Tip: High and in the back away from the restaurant
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Kim R
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 28 August 2012
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your review of our hotel. Your kind comments are greatly appreciated by us all here at the hotel.

We hope to welcome you back to us very soon and thanks again for your review.

Best Wishes from all the team,

Lisa Nee

Front Office Manager

“Galway’s best kept secret”

Visiting Athlone??

Check out our sister hotel Prince of Wales Athlone
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

The Skeff is simply a pleasure ... friendly service (including the door staff), a congenial atmosphere, reasonable prices and the bonus - exceptional food that puts many Galway restaurants to shame. Particularly awesome are their Buffalo Wings with a Blue Cheese Sauce - just superb! We were treated to friendly and consistent service (without being intrusive) and the Guinness is great. They also do a brilliant Irish Stew - best you try that as well = "Yummy"!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank DEAN_CASTENEDA
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 28 August 2012
Dear Customer,

Many thanks for your review of our Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I'm delighted to see you enjoy your experience in our Skeff Bar.

I'll pass on your comments to our head chef Ryan.

Warm regards,

Lisa Nee

Front Office Manager
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Xxx
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69 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

I truly enjoyed my stay here. As many people have mentioned the staff is exceptional, very concerned that you are having a good stay. Location couldn't be better, on Eyre Square, mins walk to anything. Excellent breakfast in the morning. I didn't have a reservation, just showed up, got a nice room for a nice price. Attached to the Skeff, which is a fine pub. Have to park in the nearby car parks, so that's a bit of a bummer, but none of the hotels down there have on site parking, but not really too bad of a problem, everything is in walking distance.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Dgo_Guy
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 28 August 2012
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your review of our hotel. Your kind comments are greatly appreciated by us all here at the hotel.

We hope to welcome you back to us very soon and thanks again for your review.

Best Wishes from all the team,

Lisa Nee

Front Office Manager

“Galway’s best kept secret”

Visiting Athlone??

Check out our sister hotel Prince of Wales Athlone
Report response as inappropriate
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Additional Information about Skeffington Arms Hotel

Property: Skeffington Arms Hotel
Address: Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Skeffington Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine a stay in the heart of the city in a luxury hotel, with everything on your doorstep for that perfect stay in Galway, city of the tribes. The Skeffington Arms Hotel is ideally located in an enviable position, overlooking the newly refurbished Eyre Square, within distance of rail & bus terminals & just a short stroll from an array of shops, restaurants, bars and theaters. With just 24 bedrooms, a strong emphasis is on personal service and attention to detail, so whether its business or pleasure our friendly and helpful staff will make your visit an enjoyable one. ... more   less 
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