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Skeffington Arms Hotel
Ranked #27 of 46 Hotels in Galway
Wiesbaden, Germany
1 review
“lovely , something special”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

the Hotel is in a nice location, close to everything, no car park but have a special offer with a car park close to the Hotel.

The reception staff was very friendly , helpfull and attentive, the room was great and big! Breakfast selection was rich and all homemade.

Was not the last time in the Skeffington Arms.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank 509NaD
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
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 & Sales 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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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

I have stayed here 4 or 5 times now and find it hard to fault, the rooms are very comfortable and warm with a large tv plus the bathroom is done in marble and the shower is the biggest i have seen. The staff are extremely helpful and well turned out. The bar is on 3 different levels with one level catering for food, the food is reasonably priced as is the drink and they also do lots of drink promotions. The hotel prices are good except for saturday when they hike up the price as does every hotel in galway pity. Saturdays in the bar is football day weather you like it or not and they cater for stag and hen parties which you can imagine what that s like but I liked the atmosphere and would go back again.....

Room Tip: A for a front of house room as it looks out over Eyre Square.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank colm k
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
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 & Sales Manager.
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Galway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed in the skeff hotel on a Friday night for a break away, receptionist very polite and helpful, rooms were very nice and a big comfy bed ! Had drink and food in the bar and it was fantastic and service and staff were excellent !!!!! Defiently coming back booked already :)

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Audrey C
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
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 & Sales Manager
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Greencastle, PA, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

Sorry for the delayed review, stayed here in Sept 2013. Stephen the desk clerk/manager greeted us when we arrived, assisted the 4 of us with a multitude of issues, and sent us on our merry way with excellent advice on the next stop. Make that guy your manager. Parking is around the corner in the mall indoor parking lot. Everything you want to do is within walking distance. Great place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DaveJody
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your review of our hotel. Your kind comments are greatly appreciated by us all here at the hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we have to agree, Stephen is great at his job and always strives to exceed the customer’s expectation as do all of our team. I have passed your wonderful feedback on to Stephen.

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 & Sales Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

I was visting galway for a hen weekend and I was overall really pleased with the hotels service, Evan who is a member of the bar staff, was very pleasant and helpful. The rooms were warm and very clean. The food is amazing

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 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 MarcellaFagan
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 1 March 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay with us.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we have to agree, Evan is great at his job and always strives to exceed the customer’s expectation as do all of our team. I have passed your wonderful feedback on to Evan, Housekeeping and the Chef’s and they are over the moon to receive such wonderful feedback and compliments.

We very much look forward to welcoming you back to the Skeffington Arms Hotel.

Kind regards,

Lisa Nee
Front Office & Sales Manager
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Llandeilo, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

We spent a weekend at The Skeffington Arms Hotel in Feb 2014 with friends and thoroughly enjoyed, from the high standard of accommodation, the friendly staff and the good food, and of course the great atmosphere at "The Skeff". Highly recommended. Bryan, Carwen, Billy & Andrea, South Wales.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bryan J
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
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 & Sales Manager
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

The Skeffington Arms is located in a nice location. Across the street from AIB bank and Meyrick hotel and Imperial hotel to the right. However parking was a nightmare. We arrived on a wet,freezing cold night carrying bags ten minutes across Eyre square in the euro park car park, numb with the cold. Due to the one way system on Eyre square we found it difficult to find a car park that wasn't full on a Friday night.

However, when we arrived at the hotel, we met a warm friendly and welcoming staff member on reception. We explained our difficulty finding a car park that wasn't full and explained how cold we were. She listened attentively and was very kind.

We were then given the keys to our bedrooms. The room was beautifully decorated and modern, we asked for a quiet room and had no problem sleeping. However it was an interior room which meant that the window was covered with an interior plastic window, so in the morning you couldn't open the window for air. However the air conditioning in the room was manually controlled which was good. The crunches in the room were a beautiful touch.

Breakfast was a delicious array of homemade scones and brown bread(compliments to chef)!! Cooked breakfast menu was varied with potato,scrambled eggs, vegetarian and Meat breakfast as well as porridge and natural yogurts. 10/10

Would I return, yes because the staff, breakfast room was beautiful. However, I would make a suggestion to go in the day light to find hotel and car park.

Room Tip: Would I return, yes because the staff, breakfast room was beautiful. However, I would make a suggest...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank clara2020
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Skeffingtonmanager, Front Office Manager at Skeffington Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 15 February 2014
Good Afternoon Past Guest,

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

Our breakfast has always been rated very high with all our guests and we insist on using all local produce. In relation to the car park when making a booking here with us we send on a detailed car park map for the Q car park which is located behind us in the shopping centre no more than a 3 minute walk apologies if Galway City parking confused you.

When making the booking you had asked for a quiet room so we put you into the middle part of our building where there is no noise. All our windows are double glazing and there is separate soundproof instillations that you can slide across to open the window.

Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Skeffington Arms Hotel again soon.

Slan agus beannacht,

Lisa Nee

Front Office & Sales Manager
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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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