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Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Place was clean. Staff was very friendly we had a suite room was nice sized. It is a mile or so from town and u really can't walk into town cause it is a busy highway with no sidewalks. We took a cab in one night because we were going to have a glass or 2 of wine $10 each way. Complimentary breakfast both mornings. The breakfast was very good u do not get to choose the 1 st day sausage n cheese omelet and strawberry and cream cheese crepe( but it was a pancake) then 2 nd am was a sauage quiche and French toast w strawberries. I thought both were good. Not what I would have ordered but for free breakfast very good. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

We enjoyed a wonderful long weekend at the Irish Cottage. We were with two other couples and could not have enjoyed ourselves more. The town of Galena, The Irish Cottage, shopping and the restaurants make this a great getaway. It is not New York City or Disney World and that is what is wonderful.
The Irish Cottage is top shelf and the staff could not be better. They make you feel at home and they let you know they are glad you are staying there. You have to enjoy reading the history behind the naming of each room and the unique pictures on the walls.
Our room was very clean and up-to-date. When we went to breakfast and returned an hour later, our room was made up without asking. The weekend breakfast they include is one of the best you can experience. The weekday breakfast basket is adequate and getting it is no problem.
The Irish Pub has to be one of a kind. The architecture has a history of its own and the food is very good. Kids and adults love to see the Irish dancers on Friday night.
We can’t wait to return!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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chicago, illinois
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2012

my husband and I stayed one night at this hotel. I thought it was very clean, beds were comfortable. although we didn't use it they had a pool, hot tub, and work out room. We had the hot breakfast, which i thought was good and better than those at other chain hotels. I liked having the bar conncected to the hotel, we did see the irish dancers and a singer at night. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2012

We booked a room here for a girls weekend after hearing how nice it was from a friend. Initial impression was OK...nothing that exciting. Ate at the restaurant the first night and was very disappointed. Generic food. We shopped all day the second day and it was hot out so imagine our distress to come back to a HOT room. I contacted the desk and was told to unplug the air conditioner to see if it would reboot. When that didn't work the desk person came up to look and said "Sorry, there's nothing I can do for you. Come down tomorrow and we will see about a discount." Seriously?!?! Didn't sleep all night due to the heat and it almost threw me into an asthma attack. When we went down the next day they gave us a $50.00 discount off of a $463.00 bill. Really??? Wow... I guess they don't really want our return business. I have to say that the spa was fabulous....wish the hotel was too.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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10 Thank Lovetotravel e
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gr82birish, General Manager at Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 25 July 2012
Thank you for your comments. As we discussed at checkout, we were very concerned with your negative experience resulting from a mechanical issue with your room’s air conditioner and take responsibility for the failure of the equipment. While it is of little comfort now, we had nearly completed replacing all the 3rd and 4th floor guestroom air conditioners. Unfortunately, the section of the build where your guestroom was located was not finished until this week. Again, please accept our sincere apology for your negative experience.
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Elgin
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92 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2012 via mobile

Pleasant stay at this hotel. Rooms average. Like the reading room. Everyone friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2012
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1 Thank jhd1966
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Rochester, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2012

Hotel staff friendly. Nice atmosphere, room was excellent. Quiet at least Sun-Tuesday. Easily accessible to attractions & downtown. Pool was great too. Disappointing that we badly wanted the couples massage at the spa, but they could only do it at 1230 - we declined, as we wanted it at the end of the day not in the middle when it would have basically prevented us from doing anything else. That said, had I had another day I would have done it. I found the spa prices to be reasonable, and being in the lower level in the back, quiet! I would definitely stay again. Only precaution? SKIP Frank O'dowd's. you can see why in my review of that.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2012

We spent one night at this hotel and had a good experience. The employees were friendly and the rooms were clean. We had an opportunity to use the pool/spa and were pleased with the cleanliness and size of both. The breakfast basket is a nice change of pace from standard hotel fare but falls a little short. Maybe a choice of a breakfast sandwich and/or fruit would be better. Overall I would stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel

Property: Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel
Address: 9853 W US Highway 20, Galena, IL 61036-9186
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Galena
#2 Romantic Hotel in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Also Known As:
Irish Cottage Hotel
Irish Cottage Galena

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