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Petra House Bed and Breakfast

Petra 29 College Road, Galway H91 PV40 Ireland
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Gretchen M wrote a review Jan 2024
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Wow! Where do I start? We just loved our 3 night stay at Petra House while in Galway. Paul & Amy run a fabulous inn! It was our first stop after an overnight flight into Dublin from US & a train ride to Galway & over 30 hrs without sleep. Amy welcomed us so graciously & was so kind in helping us figure out some quick/ easy food before crashing for the night. Her delicious spongecake on a beautiful teatray delivered to our room was so delightfully unexpected! Amy is a fabulous cook & every choice for breakfast will show off that fact. Breakfast & service is just superb in every way! Paul always checked in on us at Breakfast to make sure our stay was going well. They are very personable, yet you have plenty of privacy as well. The inn is very clean, well appointed & nicely decorated. But the people, service & Breakfast are above & beyond! We look forward to staying again one day.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Gretchen; On behalf of the entire team at Petra House B&B - I want to extend a heartfelt thank you for your recent visit and for leaving us a glowing review. It truly makes our day to know that we were able to provide you with an enjoyable and comfortable stay and I have passed on this important news to Amy Holland. Your feedback is incredibly valuable to us, and we appreciate you taking the time to share it. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future! Warm regards,
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Teresa H wrote a review Nov 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This is by far one of the best B&B's we have ever stayed at. We were there 2 nights and the rooms were comfortable and clean. The Owners Paul and Amy Holland were so nice and accommodating. Our first night there we were treated to a delicious piece of homemade pie made by Amy, absolutely delicious. The breakfast was amazing, with fresh fruit, tea, coffee, omelets, you name it Amy was willing to provide it. The beds were extremely comfortable. We would definitely stay there again next time we are in Ireland.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: I would suggest heading down hill to the Pub Restaurant approximately 2 blocks away absolutely...
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Responded 26 Nov 2023
Dear teresahM4171BZ Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to share your wonderful review with other potential visitors. We are truly grateful for your kind words and thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience with us. Your appreciation means the world to our team, and we are delighted that our efforts to create a memorable stay for our guests have been successful. It is always our aim to provide exceptional service and exceed expectations, and your feedback reinforces that we are on the right track I am delighted you enjoyed Amy's hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future and continuing to provide you with the outstanding hospitality that you deserve. I f there is anything specific you would like to share or suggest for improvement, please feel free to reach out. Your insights are invaluable to us as we strive to make each guest's experience exceptional. Once again, thank you for choosing us here at Petra House B&B, and we are grateful for the opportunity to have hosted you. Safe travels, and we can't wait to have the pleasure of serving you again. Warmest regards,
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Getaway52971 wrote a review Nov 2023
5 contributions2 helpful votes
A great choice discovered in Rick Steves Ireland guide book and also supported by information found on TripAdvisor. Paul and Amy were welcoming and helpful. Amy greeted us at the door and offered us a slice of delicious cheesecake she had just baked. Breakfast was ample and delicious. Paul gave us information about the area. Their helper, whose name I have forgotten, was so cheerful early in the morning as she offered coffee and gave us breakfast. We had to leave before breakfast and a wonderful take away breakfast was left at the door. Very much appreciated. I will recommend this B&B and return to it as well. Exactly what I hoped it would be!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: An easy walk to city center with many good pubs and restaurant options , bus and train stations.
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Responded 26 Nov 2023
Dear Getaway52971. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to share your wonderful review with other potential visitors. We are truly grateful for your kind words and thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience with us. Your appreciation means the world to our team, and we are delighted that our efforts to create a memorable stay for our guests have been successful. It is always our aim to provide exceptional service and exceed expectations, and your feedback reinforces that we are on the right track I am delighted you enjoyed Amy's hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future and continuing to provide you with the outstanding hospitality that you deserve. I f there is anything specific you would like to share or suggest for improvement, please feel free to reach out. Your insights are invaluable to us as we strive to make each guest's experience exceptional. Once again, thank you for choosing us here at Petra House B&B, and we are grateful for the opportunity to have hosted you. Safe travels, and we can't wait to have the pleasure of serving you again. Warmest regards,
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lollygirl1234 wrote a review Nov 2023
Drogheda, Ireland4 contributions1 helpful vote
Could not recommend Petra b&b enough. We have never had such a great experience in any other accommodation. Paul & Amy hospitality is next level. We stayed with a toddler and newborn baby and we could not feel more welcome. Amy gave my daughter homemade blueberry cheesecake the first day we got there and was so friendly. Breakfast is so nice with homemade scones and bread and rooms were clean and very comfortable. Everything about this b&b was amazing, my parents that were staying somewhere else even came there for breakfast and this was no problem for Paul & Amy. My family said they will be staying in Petra next time. Thank you Paul & Amy for being exceptional hosts and going above & beyond, we will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 26 Nov 2023
Dear lollygirl1234; Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to share your wonderful review with other potential visitors. We are truly grateful for your kind words and thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience with us. Your appreciation means the world to our team, and we are delighted that our efforts to create a memorable stay for our guests have been successful. It is always our aim to provide exceptional service and exceed expectations, and your feedback reinforces that we are on the right track I am delighted you enjoyed Amy's hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future and continuing to provide you with the outstanding hospitality that you deserve. I f there is anything specific you would like to share or suggest for improvement, please feel free to reach out. Your insights are invaluable to us as we strive to make each guest's experience exceptional. Once again, thank you for choosing us here at Petra House B&B, and we are grateful for the opportunity to have hosted you. Safe travels, and we can't wait to have the pleasure of serving you again. Warmest regards,
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Sue Cross wrote a review Nov 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
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15min walk from train station with bus stop out front. Greeted in person by Amy and offered a homemade slice of blueberry cheese cake. Fantastic cook and baker, professional, and very welcoming. Stayed two nights. Room was clean and comfortable. Good portion sizes for breakfast with many options; attentive and kind staff. Met Paul who was approachable and charismatic. Overall, made our stay in Galway hassle free and cozy. Would recommend to family and friends, and would return in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 14 Nov 2023
Dear Suecross23; Hi Again from Paul & Amy Holland from Petra House B&B and thank you so much for taking the time to share your fantastic review with us and for other travellers. We are absolutely thrilled to read your kind words and are honoured to have had the opportunity to host you during your recent stay with us and very happy you enjoyed Amy's homemade cake and Irish Charm. Your glowing feedback truly warms our hearts and serves as a tremendous source of motivation for our entire team. We take immense pride in delivering an exceptional guest experience, and it brings us immense joy to know that we succeeded in creating such a memorable stay for you. It is especially rewarding to learn that you found Amy Breakfast's and our team here to be top-notch. Our team strives to go above and beyond to make every guest feel valued and appreciated, and your comments validate their dedication and hard work. We are dedicated to constantly improving and providing the highest level of service, and your feedback is invaluable in this regard. Your praise encourages us to maintain our commitment to excellence and continuously raise the bar. Once again, thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we look forward to the privilege of welcoming you back in the future. If there is anything specific you loved about your stay or if you have any suggestions on how we can make your next visit even more remarkable, please feel free to share your thoughts with us. Warmest regards,
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Karen W wrote a review Nov 2023
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Petra House is truly a home away from home. The hosts are the friendliest people you will ever meet. The rooms are warm and cozy. The breakfasts are delicious and put a 5 star restaurant to shame. The location is ideal to walk into town. This B&B is a must stay when visiting Galway.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 9 Nov 2023
Dear karenwP3305UK; Hi Again from Paul & Amy Holland from Petra House B&B and thank you so much for taking the time to share your fantastic review with us. We are absolutely thrilled to read your kind words and are honoured to have had the opportunity to host you during your recent stay with us. Your glowing feedback truly warms our hearts and serves as a tremendous source of motivation for our entire team. We take immense pride in delivering an exceptional guest experience, and it brings us immense joy to know that we succeeded in creating such a memorable stay for you. It is especially rewarding to learn that you found Amy Breakfast and our team here to be top-notch. Our team strives to go above and beyond to make every guest feel valued and appreciated, and your comments validate their dedication and hard work. We are dedicated to constantly improving and providing the highest level of service, and your feedback is invaluable in this regard. Your praise encourages us to maintain our commitment to excellence and continuously raise the bar. Once again, thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we look forward to the privilege of welcoming you back in the future. If there is anything specific you loved about your stay or if you have any suggestions on how we can make your next visit even more remarkable, please feel free to share your thoughts with us. Warmest regards,
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Scott A wrote a review Oct 2023
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I know there are several choices on where to stay in Galway. Take it from us The Petra House B&B is the place you want to be. What makes this place so special is simple ….Amy & Paul Holland. The room was a perfect size for my wife and I. Bed and pillows were just right. Shower was hot and had great pressure. Then there’s breakfast. The best part was Amy’s amazing breakfast and both of their delightful personalities first thing in the morning. I’m not a big talker in the morning but my conversations with Paul were entertaining and informative. Their staff was pleasant and always smiling. Amy & Paul are all about service and satisfaction. I could go on more but if you want to make sure you have a great experience where you stay in Galway do yourself a favor and book The Petra House B&B early….it’s more than worth it. Debbie and I thank you for everything. Thanks Amy & Paul !
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 5 Nov 2023
Dear scottaZ6834NF; Hi Again from Paul & Amy Holland from Petra House B&B and thank you so much for taking the time to share your fantastic review with us. We are absolutely thrilled to read your kind words and are honoured to have had the opportunity to host you during your recent stay with us. Your glowing feedback truly warms our hearts and serves as a tremendous source of motivation for our entire team. We take immense pride in delivering an exceptional guest experience, and it brings us immense joy to know that we succeeded in creating such a memorable stay for you. It is especially rewarding to learn that you found Amy Breakfast and our team here to be top-notch. Our team strives to go above and beyond to make every guest feel valued and appreciated, and your comments validate their dedication and hard work. We are dedicated to constantly improving and providing the highest level of service, and your feedback is invaluable in this regard. Your praise encourages us to maintain our commitment to excellence and continuously raise the bar. Once again, thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we look forward to the privilege of welcoming you back in the future. If there is anything specific you loved about your stay or if you have any suggestions on how we can make your next visit even more remarkable, please feel free to share your thoughts with us. Warmest regards,
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DeborahTP3 T wrote a review Oct 2023
Providence, Rhode Island3 contributions3 helpful votes
Petra House is the place to stay in Galway. Paul & Amy are the perfect hosts, their hospitality is exceptional. Rooms are spacious and clean. The breakfasts are a real treat, wonderful food and beautiful china. Also it’s a great location , walking distance to the center. I highly recommend Paul and Amy’s Petra House.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Dear deborahtp3t; Hi Again from Paul & Amy Holland from Petra House B&B and thank you so much for taking the time to share your fantastic review with us. We are absolutely thrilled to read your kind words and are honoured to have had the opportunity to host you during your recent stay with us. Your glowing feedback truly warms our hearts and serves as a tremendous source of motivation for our entire team. We take immense pride in delivering an exceptional guest experience, and it brings us immense joy to know that we succeeded in creating such a memorable stay for you. It is especially rewarding to learn that you found Amy Breakfast and our team here to be top-notch. Our team strives to go above and beyond to make every guest feel valued and appreciated, and your comments validate their dedication and hard work. We are dedicated to constantly improving and providing the highest level of service, and your feedback is invaluable in this regard. Your praise encourages us to maintain our commitment to excellence and continuously raise the bar. Once again, thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we look forward to the privilege of welcoming you back in the future. If there is anything specific you loved about your stay or if you have any suggestions on how we can make your next visit even more remarkable, please feel free to share your thoughts with us. Warmest regards,
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Nord1952 wrote a review Oct 2023
Shoreline66 contributions29 helpful votes
Maybe you could save a few euros and stay elsewhere, but you don’t want to. This is the place. Amy and Paul are super nice people, the beds and rooms are great, Real nice breakfast with a wonderful friendly server . A short walk west to tourist attractions and shops.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Nord1952; Hi Again from Paul & Amy Holland from Petra House B&B and thank you so much for taking the time to share your fantastic review with us. We are absolutely thrilled to read your kind words and are honoured to have had the opportunity to host you during your recent stay with us. Your glowing feedback truly warms our hearts and serves as a tremendous source of motivation for our entire team. We take immense pride in delivering an exceptional guest experience, and it brings us immense joy to know that we succeeded in creating such a memorable stay for you. It is especially rewarding to learn that you found Amy Breakfast and our team here to be top-notch. Our team strives to go above and beyond to make every guest feel valued and appreciated, and your comments validate their dedication and hard work. We are dedicated to constantly improving and providing the highest level of service, and your feedback is invaluable in this regard. Your praise encourages us to maintain our commitment to excellence and continuously raise the bar. Once again, thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we look forward to the privilege of welcoming you back in the future. If there is anything specific you loved about your stay or if you have any suggestions on how we can make your next visit even more remarkable, please feel free to share your thoughts with us. Warmest regards,
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Coastal50200452796 wrote a review Oct 2023
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Paul and Amy were welcoming from the moment we arrived and attentive throughout our stay. Petra House was a doable walk from the train/bus station, centrally located yet in a nice neighborhood. Our room was very comfortable (stylish, clean, and quiet). Breakfasts and snacks were yummy. We would highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Dear Coastal50200452796; Hi Again from Paul & Amy Holland from Petra House B&B and thank you so much for taking the time to share your fantastic review with us. We are absolutely thrilled to read your kind words and are honoured to have had the opportunity to host you during your recent stay with us. Your glowing feedback truly warms our hearts and serves as a tremendous source of motivation for our entire team. We take immense pride in delivering an exceptional guest experience, and it brings us immense joy to know that we succeeded in creating such a memorable stay for you. It is especially rewarding to learn that you found Amy Breakfast and our team here to be top-notch. Our team strives to go above and beyond to make every guest feel valued and appreciated, and your comments validate their dedication and hard work. We are dedicated to constantly improving and providing the highest level of service, and your feedback is invaluable in this regard. Your praise encourages us to maintain our commitment to excellence and continuously raise the bar. Once again, thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we look forward to the privilege of welcoming you back in the future. If there is anything specific you loved about your stay or if you have any suggestions on how we can make your next visit even more remarkable, please feel free to share your thoughts with us. Warmest regards,
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₹11,690 - ₹13,928 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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), Alma Restaurant, and Scotty's Famous Burgers & Wings.
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 Nora Barnacle House Museum (1.1 km).