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Abacus Guest House
Ranked #44 of 197 Galway B&B and Inns
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“Wonderful hosts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2010

We stayed for four nights over Christmas time. Our rooms were spacious and attractive as was the guest lounge, the breakfasts were delicious and the location was very convenient. But the thing that stood out most is how incredibly friendly and accommodating they were. They even invited us to join them for Christmas dinner. We did so and had such a wonderful time- it's one of the highlights of our trip. We would highly recommend staying at the Abacus Guest House.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2009

Everything was perfect lovely Irish breakfast and beautifull rooms and services.thanks a lot

  • Stayed December 2009
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Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2009

I stayed at the Abacus Guesthouse a few days in October/November. This location is very good as a starting point for excursions (city Galway and surrounding area). The bus stop is just a stone’s throw away and it takes only a few minutes to get into the city.
All of the family members where very friendly and helpful. I just felt me at home!
My room was very clean, comfortable, bright and quiet. Free and fast WiFi internet access was available. Breakfast was great, especially the typical Irish breakfast on my last day > thank you Breege ;-)
I’m sure I will definitely come back to Ireland/Galway and stay again in the Abacus Guesthouse.
Thanks again, especially Breege and Louise….

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2009

The Abacus Guest House is a wonderful place to stay in Galway. Just a short bus ride from the City Center, this quaint and quiet B&B is a great home base. Our room was clean and comfortable. The owners were very accommodating, served a nice breakfast each morning and made great recommendations. For a real taste of Irish hospitality, stay at the Abacus Guest House. We hope to be back sooner than later.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2009

We stayed at Abacus Guest House for 3 nights in September and can’t say enough about the hospitality and service that Louise, Breege & Noel provided. We chose this B&B as we didn’t want to drive into congested Galway and deal with parking.
What really differentiated this B&B from all the others was the kind service provided in helping me repair a cracked wing mirror damaged on the Skye Rd in Clifden (a whole seperate story!). Noel drove me to a local glass repair shop he dealt with, used his influence to rush it and picked it up later that day while we were enjoying Galway. They were also helpful in printing out airline tickets, providing directions and booking our next B&B. Our room was spacious, clean and bright and breakfast was great and delivered quick. We would definitely stay here on our next trip to Galway and strongly recommend it to others traveling to Galway.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2009

Thank you to Breege, Noel and their fantastic daughter Louise for making our stay in Galway a warm, comfortable experience. They really epitomize what a bed and breakfast is supposed to be.

Our room was comfortable, the shower the best of our three-week trip, and the breakfasts offered more than you could possibly eat (fruit, yogurt, cereal, juice, bread as well as hot entrees.)

Louise helped us with arrangements for the Aran Islands and gave us a recommendation for a fantastic restaurant down the road, The Huntsman - a relaxed, upscale restaurant where we had one of our best meals in ireland!

Thank you O'Shaughnessy family!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2009

Louise was very responsive when I made my arrangements via the Internet. The place was just as promised with clean comfortable rooms, helpful hosts and good food. Mini-fridge and room safe (although not needed because place is very secure) were a bonus.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Abacus Guest House
Address: Abacus 29 Dublin Road Glenina Heights | Dublin Road, Galway, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 197 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Abacus Guest Accommodation is superbly located on the approach road from Dublin, Cork and Shannon. Traveling from the north or north west we are just off the main Sligo to Galway road (N17). Ideally situated for business or pleasure, we are five minutes from Galway city on a well serviced bus and taxi route. Abacus Guest House provides a warm welcome, as it is family operated. Abacus has a Guest Lounge with internet access. ... more   less 
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