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“A Cozy Room in Galway”
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Abacus Guest House
Ranked #30 of 188 Galway B&B and Inns
Reviewed 1 April 2010

The Abacus is a nice, basic guest house in Galway. The rooms are clean, lots of hot water, good Wi Fi, and a comfortable bed. It's about a 20-30 minute walk to downtown, or 5 to 10 minutes by bus. We were given a map, directions, and suggestions when we arrived. There is a small parking area in front, but it is tight and doesn't hold too many cars, however we had no problem. Our stay did not include breakfast, which was 5 Euro more per person.
What would have made our stay even better would be if the heat were on longer in both the morning and evening.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Abacus-Management, Owner at Abacus Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2010

Thank you for your kind comments regarding your recent stay .

Your comments re: ample hot water, good wifi, comfortable bed and standard of cleanliness are much appreciated.

Regarding to the heat level in your room, all rooms are thermostatically controlled. Many of our guests make constant requests to lower the heat level, therefore, it is kept at a level acceptable to the majority of our guests.

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Reviewed 14 March 2010

You will not find a more hospitable, accommodating B&B in all of Ireland. Breege and Louise are positively wonderful people and will bend over backwards to make you feel at home, and they're also both a pleasure to talk to - I found myself just wanting to stay in and talk with them all day instead of going out driving to see the tourist attractions. The rooms are well-laid out, spacious, and charming. Breakfast is quite delicious - you can get your traditional "Irish full," or something lighter if you like. The location is good, a short cab trip from the center of Galway; it's also easily walkable if the weather is nice. Really, I cannot envisage a nicer experience, this place is the epitome of Irish hospitality and I will not soon forget it. If every place we stayed were even half as good as Abacus then every vacation would be truly wonderful. Thank you both, and hopefully one day we will have the pleasure of being your guests again.

-Russ

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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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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Reviewed 9 December 2009

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

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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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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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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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Additional Information about 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 #30 of 188 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Price Range: £91 - £177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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