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Skeffington Arms Hotel
Ranked #31 of 46 Hotels in Galway
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Absolutely awesome stay , we stumbled across this hotel by chance. Very clean rooms , staff were excellent , price was great and close to all the shops and restaurants in Galway. The actuall hotel had so many beers to offer and overlooked the park out front. Thoroughly recommend to anyone......just writing about it makes me wanna go back!!!!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2013

Hi Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments after you stayed with us in The Skeffington Arms Hotel. I am very happy to be reading your kind comments. We are very lucky with our location and I am very glad you were able to benefit from that.

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to The Skeffington Arms Hotel again soon.

Slan agus beannacht,

Lisa Nee
Front Office & Sales Manager

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

I stayed in the Skeffington last weekend with six other friends occupying three rooms in total. Not a fault could be found with any room although there was no Bible which was a first for all concerned! We arrived Fri afternoon with an advance party of two attempting to decorate a room in advance of one of our number's arrival. The receptionist was sooo helpful and tried to hide our balloons when our friend arrived and didn't question us needing the extra key. From that instant on, the staff, to a person were exceptional. They were friendly, efficient, genuine and outstanding in their different roles. When a mix-up occurred with our table that had been booked the restaurant staff were fantastic at sorting it out. Breakfast was hearty and all requests catered for, again incredibly efficient and pleasant - particularly the wee Donegal girl. Even a temperamental boiler didn't faze her or dampen her smiles. The residents bar staff were very kind and accomodating to us given we were a tad tipsy! Particular mention to the eye candy that was Luke!!! Lastly and by no means least was the hero of the weekend for me - Wojciech (I asked him for the spelling). He was the night porter who was tasked with letting me in and out all night for my cigarettes. What a lovely, helpful and patient man he is. My only complaint for the whole weekend was the fact that there had to be someone to let me out every time I wanted a ciggie late at night. I realise that their policy is a no-smoking hotel but still feel there should be a more efficient way for the smokers to go and feed their addiction. Other than that the weekend at the Skeffington was a resounding success and I would definitely recommend the hotel to anyone travelling to Galway. The central location, choice of beverages, excellent menu, hearty breakfast and lovely lovely staff make it a 5 star hotel for me.

Room Tip: By all accounts the best room is 206 as advised by a member of staff who shall remain nameless for f...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Ciara1972
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at The Skeffington Arms Hotel and for providing a review of your experience with us.

I am delighted to read that you found our hotel to be clean, comfortable and well located. It is wonderful to know that you would recommend our hotel following your experience.

It is encouraging to hear that the service you received from our staff exceeded your expectations. They work hard to ensure that each guest has a memorable experience and I will be sure to share your kind comments with them especially Eimear, Wojciech and Luke they will be delighted.

Once again, thank you for your kind review and we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel very soon.

Yours Sincerely,

Lisa Nee
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

The check in was very friendly and professional. The room was very impressive with a king size bed, ample wardrobe space, tea/coffee facilities, good sized bathroom and shower. The tv was the biggest I have seen in any hotel room. The windows have been sound proofed to keep noise levels at a minimum, which was a good advantage to the room overall. We didn't have breakfast in the dining room, but residents are invited to have breakfast in the bar up to midday if they wish. This is a great idea if you are not up for breakfast the following morning. The bar itself was buzzing and also there is a night club there which we didn't venture into. Chairs and tables are outside the bar also, which is great for relaxing on a sunny day. The breakfast in the bar was delicious. Bacon, sausages, tomato, mushrooms, fried potato, eggs, tea and toast. Quite big portions to set you up for the day.

Room Tip: Ask for a room probably at the back of the hotel. There is a very lively bar downstairs with a nigh...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2013

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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Reviewed 29 September 2013

Upon arrival at the skeffington the guy on reception was more than helpful in making sure we knew everything about the hotel, no detail left out :) then when we got to our small but perfect rooms on our bed was a crunchie well it was a friday a welcome note and a bookmark. The room was across from the nightclub part of the hotel so was slightly noisey but the beds were so comfortable i still woke up feeling refreshed although gutted that we missed breakfast. Its a great hotel in a great location and fantastic staff. I would definitley stay here again, can't wait :)

Room Tip: ask for a room away from the nightclub although i'd say no matter which room you get it may stil...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2013

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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Reviewed 19 September 2013

While on the road for the first time with motorbike in Ireland, actually didn't know really where to go, what too see. Now being back to Luxembourg, one of the most memorable stays in Ireland actually was at Skeffington, Galway. Centrally located, good quality, good service and nice people. Thank you Sarah!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Thank rokki1597
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Skeffington Arms Hotel.

It is encouraging to hear that the service you received from our staff exceeded your expectations. They work hard to ensure that each guest has a memorable experience and I will be sure to share your kind comments with them especially Sarah.

We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay in the future.

Sincerely,

Lisa Nee

Front Office Manager

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Reviewed 19 September 2013

We LOVED staying here and found it at the last minute! Wonderfully friendly staff, delightful room, perfect location! We felt very much at home, enjoyed their wonderful pub, walked to all the shops and fabulous restaurants, and absolutely would come here again! The hotel is within walking distance to the bus station and to the tour companies, so it is most convenient and gives you the flexibility of taking many wonderful day trips! Highly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Eastham1995
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2013

Hi Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments after you stayed with us in The Skeffington Arms Hotel. I am very happy to be reading your kind comments. We are very lucky with our location and I am very glad you were able to benefit from that.

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to The Skeffington Arms Hotel again soon.

Slan agus beannacht,

Lisa Nee
Front Office & Sales Manager

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Reviewed 12 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and paid €115/night for a double room for 2 people including breakfast.

The location can't be better! It's right in the center of the tourist area -- Eyre Square. The train station is just south of Eyre Square. The Budget Rental office is also on Eyre Square (if you want to rent a car). The pedestrian-only Shop Street is also just off of Eyre Square.

Despite being on Eyre Square, our room was QUIET! It's also comfortable, clean and spacious. There's in-room safe and free wifi.

The front desk people are genuinely nice and helpful.

The breakfast is at the adjoining Skeffington restaurant and is available until 11am. The food was good and there were lots of it.

I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2013

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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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: £64 - £142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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