Returned to Galway and to my favourite hotel The Skeffington during the Easter holidays. After a few visits one feels like its returning home as the extra friendly staff greet you by your first name and I love the "thank Crunchie its Friday" complimentary bars to welcome you. Location cannot be beaten and neither can the delicious breakfasts with great home-made scones served until 11 and later in the bar if necessary where you can relax with your complimentary newspaper. A previous reviewer gave an unsavoury review which I think is grossly unfair. There is a nearby enclosed car park, covered by security and costs as little as 10 euro per night when they stamp your card at reception. We were en route from an overnight stay in a hotel in Clifden where we had to pay "Pay and Display" on the street for the day. This is pedestrianised Eyre Square, internationally famous Galway and a University town bursting at the seams with young people and tourists who are out enjoying themselves at the week end. If one is tired and wants door-step car parking, an early quiet night with no noise it may be better to stay outside the city. We are a couple in our 60's who love the buzz of the Skeffington Bar and being able to walk to shops, restaurants and activity packed Shop St within minutes. There is a set-down area where you can drop your bags and go and park your car safely. For the first time on this visit we ate in the bar and were delighted with the quality of the foot which is inexpensive. Thanks to all who make our visit special every time. Can't wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine a stay in the heart of the city in a luxury hotel, with everything on your doorstep for that perfect stay in Galway, city of the tribes. The Skeffington Arms Hotel is ideally located in an enviable position, overlooking the newly refurbished Eyre Square, within distance of rail & bus terminals & just a short stroll from an array of shops, restaurants, bars and theaters. With just 24 bedrooms, a strong emphasis is on personal service and attention to detail, so whether its business or pleasure our friendly and helpful staff will make your visit an enjoyable one. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Skeffington Arms Galway
- Hotel Skeffington Arms