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Periwinkle Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #33 of 189 Galway B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 26 September 2011

It was a nice stay in a lovely house with very lovely hostess Joan. Just 10 minutes walk from city center. Lovely breakfast every morning, possible to choose between different dishes. Feels like visiting your granny. Lovely!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

We've visited the Periwinkle Bed & Breakfast for the Ironman 70.3 this year and it was a wonderful Stay. The lady of the house explained the Irish history and culture to us and we had a most comfortable room to sleep. We were racing the 70.3 Ironman and Joan, the lady of the house, was with us every second. She prepared us breakfast at most inhuman early times. It has a fantastic location one row down to a beautiful coastline just a minute away. The bay has a wonderful scenery and downtown is a walking distance. On top it Joan is so well connected that she is able to arrange things for her guest, other people would hold for impossilbe. The wonderful Irish weather and landscape close by is a treat.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

Joan, the owner, is a very pleasant woman who was more than helpful in everything. She helped with directions, travel arrangements, where to eat, what to see and even told us of a great show that night we would otherwise would not have known about.

Joan and her B&B are welcoming, but also let you get on with your trip. This being my first experience at a B&B, I did not once feel like I was intruding. To my surprise, there was a toilet in every room to allow more privacy.

The Periwinkle is just a short and pleasant walk from Galway city center or the Salthill area. The only issue was that pictures of the area made me think that we would have a view of the sea, but it was a block away. It was not something I missed as it was unnecessary to the overall stay.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Thank Nuplace-Igo
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

Sorry folks, but our raised expectations after reading the positive reviews were not met by Joan or the Periwinkle. We had room 6 on the ground floor, where the bin had not been emptied after the previous occupants, the toilet door stuck and needed a ferocious amount of strength to open (my mum wouldn't have managed!) and the shower worked only as a hand held but you could not stand underneath it. Most surprising of all was Joan's apparent surprise when we told her about all 3 issues. The room was clean, but had a double and single bed in it so there was no room to out luggage down or sit, and guests do not have use of the lounge. Decor is a matter of choice, but the dark wood 'surround' in the room, comprising a wall-length headboard which went around the wall, accross the window at a height of about 4' was a bit weird, and shaped like 'waves' - presumably part of the 'nautical theme' of the room. We didn't share other guests' appreciation of the wonderful breakfast either - the sausages were burned and the eggs overcooked, and accompanied by the 'peep peep' of the microwave before it was brought through. Two dishes for fruit/nuts to accompany the yoghurt were empty. We'd booked for 4 nights, but left after the first, forfeiting our deposit for the remaining nights rather than stay. Sadly, we can't recommend this establishment.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

Great location for city centre and Salthill. Lovely breakfast each morning. Had all the facilities, i.e. hairdryer, electric blanket, tea/coffee facilities, TV.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 August 2011

We stayed with Joan in 2009, returned to stay with her in 2011 while in Galway, and will return again if we travel to Galway. She is a wonderful hostess who will help with arrangements for local tours and events. The Periwinkle is within easy walking distance of Salthill and Galway City.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

After a long, cross country drive from Dublin, my sister and I arrived tired and rushing to get to the Salthill Hotel for a performance of Trad on the Prom. Joan reassured us that we would be able to get there on time and drove us to the hotel herself. That was the start of our wonderful stay.

On the way, Joan showed us a copy of the breakfast menu and let us pick our breakfast from a fairly extensive menu. She was very accommodating in making changes to suit our needs, for which we were quite grateful.

After the show, we took a leisurely stroll along Galway Bay back to the B&B, where we got our first glance of our accommodations. We were not disappointed. They were very homey, tastefully decorated, and quite comfortable.

After breakfast, we had time to visit with Joan, who is very engaging and interesting, and who bears a strong resemblance to Meryl Streep.. We also walked into Galway itself -- another pleasurable stroll for our day's adventures there.

The only downside was that the wi-fi wasn't working, but that was a small matter to us. All in all, we had a great time and we would gladly recommend Joan and the Periwinkle to any area visitors.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Jim B
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Address: The Periwinkle 14 Grattan Road Grattan Park | Grattan Road, Galway, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
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Ranked #33 of 189 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Price Range: £70 - £117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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