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Review of Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel

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Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“Perfect place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend getaway . The staff was incredible and very helpful. The general manager made sure he found out what we were interested in and gave us all the information we needed. Every morning we were greeted with a hello and asked if there was anything they could help us with along with an all you can eat hot breakfast. The room was incredibly clean and comfortable. Inside the hotel the pub called Frank O'Dowd was fun and our waitress was wonderful. Every night there was live entertainment.Again ... The most helpful staff. There isn't enough room to state how happy we were with our stay. We will be going back in the spring and without a doubt will stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

My husband and I were here for the first time 10 days ago for Eat Drink & Be Merry. We were extremely happy with our room. It was very clean and nicely furnished. Loved the artwork. Beautiful view with the snow falling. Every one of the staff was friendly and helpful. The Shepherd's Pie was fantastic. They even gave us the recipe. The whole atmosphere was very welcoming. We felt very comfortable there and will certainly be back. The only complaint we have is that the gift shop is too small.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Varna, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

This was our first stay at the Irish Cottage but it definitely won't be our last. From the moment we entered the lobby until the time we checked out, our experience here was fantastic. Our room was so nice and the staff in every part of the hotel and pub was the best part of our stay. Everyone was so friendly and attentive, always asking how we were enjoying our stay and was there anything they could do for us. The breakfast that was included was beyond delicious, in fact we ate every meal in the attached pub. The decor throughout the entire property was beautiful. Whenever we visit Galena in the future, this is where we will stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Debbie R
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Hartland, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

We have stayed here several times since their opening and it never disappoints. Beginning with the welcoming staff right to the spacious rooms. Always clean and well appointed. Great showers and beautiful views (valley outside out window). The pub is very reminiscent of our visit to Ireland and the food isn't bad either. Don't miss the library if your like to read...you will soon get lost in the leather chairs. Great spa and pool if you just want to relax. The Irish Cottage is not to be missed when visiting Galena, IL.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

Now frequent visitors, my family, friends and I never tire of our visits to the Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel in Galena, Illinois. Consistently superior rooms, eating facility, entertainment along with friendly and accommodating staff give us no reason to consider any other option.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

My husband and I had a short stay for a hunting trip last November and it was a wonderful stay. When we arrived, we received a complementary upgrade to a suite! Fantastic bathtub! We only got to partake in the breakfast basket on our last day because each morning we were out the door before the sun came up. The breakfast was perfect! We also ate at the Irish Bar that is attached every night. I tried a new meal every night and was not disappointed once. The fish and chips are amazing and Black & Blue was my favorite drink. My favorite part was coming back from a long day and looking out the window to see the cows grazing on the distant hills behind the hotel. If we come back out to Galena next season I will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kimberly R
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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

We stayed at the Irish Cottage Boutique in December of 2013 for a long birthday weekend stay. It was decked out for Christmas and looked festive and beautiful. Upon check-in we were generously given a room upgrade by the manager to a two room suite. The first room in the suite had a couch, chair, double jetted tub, eletric fireplace and flatscreen. The second room was the bedroom. The rooms were very clean and in good repair. The hotel has a very clean pool and hot tub in the lower level as well as a workout room. The best part is the Irish pub attached to the hotel. On Friday nights there is Irish dancing and folk music. The beer was cold & the food (fish & chips) was great. In the morning a fantastic warm breakfast (i.e. crapes, scones, egg muffins) was served in the pub. The staff were attentive and hard working. I could not have asked for a better weekend getaway stay!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 1JFK
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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:
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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