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Petra House Bed and Breakfast

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Petra 29 College Road, Galway H91 PV40 Ireland
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 204 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Free high-speed internet; free breakfast.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Fishing
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
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Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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BigDaveWirral wrote a review 14 Aug
Wirral, United Kingdom98 contributions81 helpful votes
We had stayed here before because of the excellent quality and although it was under new ownership, Paul and Amy, were clearly committed to maintain the standards. Everything was spotless. Our room was well appointed and furnished. Breakfast was freshly made and very tasty. Car parking outside was a bit tight but Paul guided me out safely. This is a top notch B&B well worth a visit.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you are tall ask for a room on the lower two floors!
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Mrpilot wrote a review 12 Aug
7 contributions2 helpful votes
Paul and Amy were great hosts. Minutes to the town center. Off street parking, lovely breakfast, comfortable room. The fan in the room was a bonus as it was unseasonably hot during our time there. Thanks for having us and being a part of our dream holiday in Ireland!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Ask for a room in the back to minimize street noise.
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Cam O wrote a review 11 Aug
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Paul and Amy are very friendly and welcoming. Our room was lovely with everything we needed. And breakfast was excellent. The location is a short walk to everything. I would definitely recommend Petra House if you are visiting Galway.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Oli C wrote a review 7 Aug
2 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a great value option. Room was clean and well maintained. Paul and Amy are lovely hosts. Highly recommend staying here. Decent location too - 10 min walk into town. If I return to galway would definitely stay here again
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dear OliC103; Hi, and thank you very much for posting your recent stay with us here in Petra House - we appreciate you sharing your experience with us so other guests may experience a similar visit, and we are over the moon you had an enjoyable stay with us whilst you've journeyed around Galway. If Amy has not seen this review - I have already passed on the good news; we hope you made it back safe and would be more than delighted to welcome you back on a future stay. Best and thank you again;
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Simon L wrote a review 1 Aug
7 contributions3 helpful votes
We travelled to Galway to see Clannad on their farewell tour (brilliant!). Stayed at Petra House B&B for two nights. Lovely room. Great breakfast and Paul,Amy and the staff were very welcoming and friendly. Thanks very much. We would definitely recommend the B&B if you are visiting Galway 😀
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear I6131FEsimonl; Hi, and thank you very much for posting your recent stay with us here in Petra House - we appreciate you sharing your experience with us so other guests may experience a similar visit, and we are over the moon you had an enjoyable stay with us whilst you've journeyed around Galway. If Amy has not seen this review - I have already passed on the good news; we hope you made it back safe and would be more than delighted to welcome you back on a future stay and are very happy to assist in any way we can. Best and thank you again;
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Carlos A wrote a review Jul 2022
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Since we got to the B&B, Paul and Amy were really nice and provided us with useful information on what to do in Galway. The breakfast was amazing, home made scones, a lovely Irish brown bread and more. My partner loved the full Irish breakfast. The room was nice, clean and cozy. We would definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Carlos A; Hi, and thank you very much for posting your recent stay with us here in Petra House - we appreciate you sharing your experience with us so other guests may experience a similar visit, and we are over the moon you had an enjoyable stay with us whilst you've journeyed around Galway. If Amy has not seen this review - I have already passed on the good news; we hope you made it back safe and would be more than delighted to welcome you back on a future stay. Best and thank you again;
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HollyJS1 wrote a review Jul 2022
Glastonbury, United Kingdom2 contributions
Lovely welcome by a great couple, very friendly & accommodating. Very central location. We used Paul (driver) as our taxi for all our travel in Galway, he was amazing. Very knowledgeable, patient, caring & went out of his way to ensure we enjoyed our time in Galway. We have saved his number to use every-time we are back! Thank you everyone.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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homesafe2 wrote a review Jul 2022
Watford, United Kingdom25 contributions10 helpful votes
5 night stay for Galway races. Less than 10 minute walk from Bus station & Eyre Sq.Bit of a hill but nothing too much. Paul,Amy & team were very welcoming & attentive. Served a lovely fresh cooked breakfast with lots of choice & happy to accommodate any extras.Need to make choice of food & time night before but not rigid. Rooms were clean & comfortable. Serviced daily if you wanted.A full length mirror was only thing missing. Overall a lovely few days with lots of chat & advice from Paul if needed.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear homesafe2; Hi, and thank you very much for posting your recent stay with us here in Petra House - we appreciate you sharing your experience with us so other guests may experience a similar visit, and we are over the moon you had an enjoyable stay with us whilst you've journeyed around Galway. If Amy has not seen this review - I have already passed on the good news; we hope you made it back safe and would be more than delighted to welcome you back on a future stay. We are happy to help in anyway we can and we feel by taking the orders the night before breakfast service runs more efficient and Thank you for the suggestions of mirrors to be added. Best and thank you again;
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Jan wrote a review Jul 2022
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Paul & Amy were the best hosts we have ever had! Paul already answered every email before our stay, always kind and helpful. We got a beautiful and clean room for all our family (two kids). Beds were very comfortable and the breakfast was just great, with fresh fruits and Amy cooked pancakes for the kids. Lovely!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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- Dear janhF1683GW Hi, and thank you very much for your lovely review; we are very sorry for the late reply, given we are in the busiest part of the summer season, but I wanted to follow up with you and thank you for taking the time to post a review for other travellers to enjoy their time here with us in Petra House. We appreciate it very much and I have already passed on the good news to Amy if she has not had the time to read the review. We hope you got home safe and would like to thank you for choosing us here at Petra House B&B. Best -
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Scott M wrote a review Jul 2022
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Paul and Amy were truly welcoming hosts. Their B&B was super clean and comfortable. The cherry on top was their breakfast. Fresh, plentiful, and very tasty. When we were relaxing playing cards in the sitting room at night Amy even brought out crisps and cashews for us to enjoy. Truly went above and beyond.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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- Dear Scott M Hi, and thank you very much for your lovely review; we are very sorry for the late reply, given we are in the busiest part of the summer season, but I wanted to follow up with you and thank you for taking the time to post a review for other travellers to enjoy their time here with us in Petra House. We appreciate it very much and I have already passed on the good news to Amy if she has not had the time to read the review. We hope you got home safe and would like to thank you for choosing us here at Petra House B&B. Best -
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PRICE RANGE
$140 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
petra house b&b, petra house hotel galway
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayGalway
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Petra House Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Petra House Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club (1.2 km), Open The Door Escape Room (0.7 km), and Tribes Tours of Galway (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Petra House Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Petra House Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Petra House Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Petra House Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Esquires Coffee (Galway), Zappi's, and Apoema Bistro.
Is Petra House Bed and Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Galway.
Are there any historical sites close to Petra House Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Medieval City Walls (0.7 km), The Lynch Memorial (1.1 km), and Kilconnell Franciscan Friary (1.0 km).