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“Wards Hotel is like coming home”
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Wards Hotel
Ranked #108 of 188 Galway B&B and Inns
Reviewed 4 August 2014

I've stayed at Wards Hotel many times and will be staying again this coming October 30th (along with 3 other people). The hotel is located in the trendy area of Salthill, a one minute walk from the shores of Galway Bay. No, the hotel isn't new, ultra fashionable or fancy, it reminds me of a charming country hotel but in the middle of Galway City. The prices are fantastic, the breakfast (depending on your reservation, you may have to pay a bit extra for breakfast) massive and good, the pub warm and friendly and the rooms, simple and efficient. My whole family loves Wards Hotel; it's almost like coming home. All 4 of us coming in October are looking forward to the simple pleasures Wards Hotel offers. Two of us are returning guests, and two new to Wards. *** As a side note, I think it's laughable when someone pays Wards very inexpensive prices, then gives a less-than- flattering review, outdated', 'fuzzy tv', 'people outside could see in' (really, dude? People could see through glass windows? Wow... THAT'S why you have curtains! ***

Room Tip: the rooms are small but efficient.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Mick K
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Stayed here from 13 - 15 June, 9 of us all together. What a fantastic, friendly little hotel, within 5 min s walk to Galway Centre, excellent quality breakfast every morning with endless coffee and toast as well as full irish fry up, cereal and fruit.
I have never met a more friendly and funny bunch of people, who would do anything for you!. Galway is a fantastic little town, full of pubs, bars and restaurants, some fantastic entertainment and the most friendliest people in the world! wouldn't hesitate to go back and stay at Wards Hotel.

Room Tip: Any rooms are good!
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank sarahsue001
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Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

This place was the most horrible dirty smelly hole I have ever been to.

Most unwelcoming staff and the place was so outdated. The TV was fuzzy and barely worked and the wifi was rubbish.

Couldn't have the curtains open as the people out having a smoke from the pub could see in.

Dirt

Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
1  Thank kyle8809
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

This hotel was perfect for our needs, when going to a friend's wedding in Galway. Okay, the rooms are small and simple, but the hotel is good value for Galway. The staff were very friendly and welcoming to quite a large group of wedding guests, and the hotel has a great bar that serves fantastic Guinness well into the night. These things are important. The included breakfasts were textbook cooked Irish Breakfast with both black and white pudding, endless coffee, and the morning newspapers. Other options are available for people not wanting to eat a fry up every morning. I had 4 in a row... Yes! Got to watch the Lions win vs Australia in the bar with great atmosphere and friendly punters. One of the girls in the Hotel ironed our shirts for the wedding too, without even needing to be asked. There is WiFi and some parking at the front and the back. Manager and staff were lovely, with a great sense of humour, even when confronted with late night wedding stragglers talking about marmalade jars.

Room Tip: Some rooms don't have en-suite bathrooms. Ask for one that has.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Brian_Scott
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

Stayed here for one night while touring the west of Ireland. The room was tired and shabby. The bedding didn't fit the bed and the mattress was starting to unthread. The best was yet to come, when I went to use the ensuite bathroom, I was hit with the smell of stale urine. It was overpowering and sickening. I couldn't wait to check out the next morning. The breakfast however was nice, tasty and served promptly. The staff were friendly, it's just a shame the room and bathroom were such a let down.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
2  Thank idlavelle
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Address: 17 Salthill Road Lower, Galway, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
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Ranked #108 of 188 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Price Range: $124 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Wards Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 10
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