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Periwinkle Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #37 of 186 Galway B&B and Inns
Bratislava, Slovakia
1 review
““Homely, excellent breakfasts, ideal location”
Reviewed 29 October 2012

We wished that we could have stayed longer than our two nights at the Periwinkle! It was a very clean, comfortable and convenient B&B. Joan provided us with a map and directions upon arrival and shared her favorite restaurants and pubs with us before we went out, it was just a short walking distance to the center of Galway. Breakfast was an amazing experience where Joans artistic skills made us want to photograph before our breakfast and it tasted as good as it looked and all was served in a very elegant dining room full of her wonderful paintings and amazing sugercraft flowers and figurines!. We were the last in the dining room and Joan asked if she could join us with her cup of tea, she sat and talked to us about Galway and Ireland in general, she was very interesting and knowledge and had some very amazing stories, she enjoyed her guests and it was great fun, we really enjoyed our chat and would have liked to stay longer. We would highly recommend this B&B to anyone traveling to Galway! We can't wait to go back some day.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Lake Orion, Michigan
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

After a long day driving from Dublin, we arrived at the periwinkle. We were greeted? by the owner, Joan, who gave us the room by the front door. My friend, who is a little overweight, was told "Oh I guess I know who will be getting the larger bed "which was rather uncalled for. We were then told to place our breakfast order and then Joan disappeared behind a locked door never to be seen again. There was nowhere to go and the lounge was locked...could not leave because it was a long walk to city center and we were unfamiliar with the area so sat in the room and looked at each other, finally deciding to go to sleep...morning arrived and we went to bet breakfast. The door was still locked so we knocked ..bad move!!! We finally ate and left..thank goodness. Very uncomfortable very unfriendly and no wifi even though it was advertised as an amenity. Stay away..stay far away unless you like solitude in a small place.....

  • Stayed April 2012
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Wichita Falls, Texas
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

This review is long overdue. My wife and I stayed at the Periwinkle in May, 2012 while attending the wedding of my wife's sister, after traveling from the US where we live. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel "at home". Joan made us feel as though we had "stopped in at mom's home". We even got to meet and chat with her neighbors. We highly recommend the Periwinkle to anyone wanting heart-warming, clean accomodations.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Clifton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Periwinkle B & B. After a long day on the road we were greeted by Joan and it was like staying with family. The rooms were clean and comfortable....the breakfast delicious, and Joan is just a joy to be around. All our questions were answered and Joan went out of her way to help us with directions and suggestions on where to go and how to get there. It is just a 10 minute walk from town and the area is just lovely I am hoping to travel to Galway again next year and the Periwinkle will be where I stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

My family and I had an incredible visit to Galway - primarily because of our stay at The Periwinkle B&B. Joan was unbelievably helpful - providing information varying from directions to the city center to tips on exploring the Cliffs of Moher to commentary on various events in neighboring areas, all of which was instrumental in informing our trip. Breakfast was great (prepared by guest chef Tom), the rooms were comfortable (ideal for resting up after a night at the bars), and the sitting area was very welcoming, full of beautiful pictures of Joan's family. I can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

Joan and the Periwinkle BnB provided everything we could have wanted in this trip. It's just ten minutes from the city center and right near the water. Joan goes above and beyond to accomodate you and make you feel at home. Since she was injured and unable to cook -- she featured a guest chef Tom who made us some incredible Bananas Foster. She provided everything from parking, to directions and we even were able to get the pleasure of meeting her wonderful family. When we left our bag behind and were already on the Ferry headed to the Aran Islands, Joan personally got our bag onto the next Ferry so that we wouldn't have to miss the incredible opportunity of being on the island. It's like staying with family! Can't wait to return...

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

thank you joan for a wonderful stay. the periwinkle is situated in a quiet area of galway, a 10 minute walk (for slow walkers) into the hustle and bustle of town. the room we had at the top of the stairs was neat, clean and quite comfortable. it took a while to figure out the shower, but once we did, it was great. the breakfast joan prepared was very good and she was attentive, informative and charming.
nothing negative to talk about

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Periwinkle Bed & Breakfast
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 #37 of 186 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
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Number of rooms: 5
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