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Ard Ri House Hotel

Milltown Road, Tuam H54 V267 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 05/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 3 hotels in Tuam
Travellers' Choice
The Ard Rí House Hotel on the Milltown Road in Tuam, Co. Galway invites you to enjoy a welcome with hospitality and service, last savoured in the time of ancient Irish kings. The Ard Rí House Hotel in the East Galway hinterland of low green fields and old stone walls offers the Cead Mile Faílte of a bygone time. Strategically located on the northern outskirts of Tuam we are the perfect launch pad to explore the West of Ireland with Galway City and the Gateway to Connemara National Park only a 30 minute drive away. Tuam is easily accessed with Ireland West Airport Knock on the doorstep and Shannon Airport as well as Dublin Airport within easy driving distance. Wether you are considering a short family break or that important business meeting, Tuam's Ard Rí House Hotel will meet all your expectations, having received the Service Excellence Award from Tripadvisor from 2012, up to and including 2016. Our 51 bedrooms of comfort and style are impeccably presented with the modern guest in mind. The hotel also offers five different Conference Room options with a range of state-of-the-art facilities. The dining experience at the Ard Rí House Hotel is presented by the Kiltevna Room Restaurant and our Dick Dowling's Bar. Experience for yourself the hospitality and service usually the preserves of royalty. FAILTE ISTEACH !
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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Nick Murphy wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
After finishing up for Christmas me and my colleges from @lovelightireland decided to pay a visit to the Ard Ri House Hotel for lunch, this was something we had not done for a long time due to COVID restrictions. When we arrived we were greeted by a lovely friendly lady who brought us over to the table and explained that the Carvery was just about to start, the Carvery was lovely and fresh with generous portions and was great value for money, overall the staff were friendly and the place was spotless, the Hotel was busy enough on the day but you never felt threatened in any way as the tables were well separated and everyone was COVID compliant, after the meal we had a couple of relaxing drinks before heading home. I would have no hesitation in visiting the Ard Ri again in the future and would recommend it to anyone.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Ard Ri House Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at Ard Ri House Hotel
Responded 4 Jan 2021
Many thanks for your very kind review of the Ard Ri House Hotel. We are delighted to get such positive feedback from our customers. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future when it is safe to do so. Kind regards The Management Team
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Monica M wrote a review Nov 2020
Dublin, Ireland36 contributions31 helpful votes
This family hotel holds no faults. The staff were so friendly couldn’t do enough for us. The food was so tasty and piping hot. Breakfast is made to order and it’s clear they only buy the best produce. The roast beef would melt in your mouth. The lemon meringue so light. Rooms were lovely and spacious and you could control the heat yourself (radiators). Lovely lobby with open fire was so cozy and lovely to relax at. Place was spotless. Loads of sanitiser stations around the hotel. Well done to the staff and management. Gets my thumbs up
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Mystery Shopper wrote a review Sep 2020
Ireland248 contributions71 helpful votes
I stayed here at the start of the year as was attending a funeral. The bedroom had everything we needed and we had no issues with noise or getting a good nights sleep. We were happy with both breakfast and lunch also. Only callouts were that we arrived about 9pm and were told that there was no food available and when I checked in the bar they didn't have packets of crisps or chocolate. Not to worry there is a petrol station a 30 second drive up the road, but just something to be aware of.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Ard Ri House Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at Ard Ri House Hotel
Responded 7 Sep 2020
Many thanks for your taking the time to review the Ard Ri House Hotel We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future Kind Regards The Management Team
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cha123 wrote a review Aug 2020
Banbridge, United Kingdom1 contribution2 helpful votes
I booked this hotel for 3 nights recently and thought it was a good choice based on their rating on TripAdvisor but I was mistaken. Prior to booking online I rang the hotel to see if they offered room service for breakfast as we preferred to have breakfast in our room with a 3 year old child as sometimes it can be difficult to feed him, was told they do for a €6 tray charge which was fine. When I got to the hotel I asked was there a breakfast menu for the room to which the receptionist said they don't offer room service anymore due to covid which is frustrating as it's listed on their website as available. The heating wasn't on for the duration of our stay the rooms are freezing at night i asked them numerous times to sort out the heating but just got a little portable fan heater brought to the room instead. No cold water in the sink or bath/shower informed reception they said they would get someone to look into it but had to remind them again next morning and same reply then was switched to another room day before check out that had cold water and guess what no cold water on morning of checkout how ridiculous is that. Room wasn't cleaned for duration of stay when I questioned this I was told it was due to covid if you're booked in for more than 1 night u have to ask for your room to be cleaned. I went into the bar one night after 10 for a drink before bed, to be told in a very rude way by the barman with name badge TP, no your not getting a drink the kitchen closes at 9:30 and you have to order food to get a drink which is understandable, when I informed him that I was a guest at the hotel he said "I dont care you can like it or lump it they're the rules". Why be so rude and ignorant about it, he said they were finishing up serving anyway but at half 11 he was still pouring pints for 4 of his mates who were sitting at a table and who had been there since before 8 p.m according to a few friends who I had happen to see in the hotel bar also. Informed the manager Jean about this and she said they make exceptions if people are social distancing and that she would have a word with the barman, 4 men around a small circle table basically sitting beside each other is not social distancing. I will never stay here again I've stayed in B&Bs that are better than this place, the rooms haven't saw a paintbrush since opening, a very small TV and are really due an update. It seemed to me that we were an inconvenience for them and they didn't really care about us, this place puts the locals and their friends from the town first before their guests. I would advise people to book somewhere else if you want an enjoyable stay and be treated with respect.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
Response from Ard Ri House Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at Ard Ri House Hotel
Responded 31 Aug 2020
Many thanks for taking the time to review the Ard Ri House Hotel We really appreciate your feedback and take all your comments on board Kind regards The Management Team
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Grainne H wrote a review Aug 2020
4 contributions
The staff could not have done more in the Ard Ri House Hotel. They were friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The room was spotless and the food was excellent with the portions being so big even my teenage boys couldn't finish!! The adherence to the Covid recommendations were handled discreetly and I would recommend staying there or even dropping in for food.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Ard Ri House Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at Ard Ri House Hotel
Responded 27 Aug 2020
Many thanks for your very kind review. We are thrilled with your feedback of the hotel and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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US$111 - US$155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayTuam
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ard Ri House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Ard Ri House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Knockma Forest Walk (1.6 km), Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1.2 km), and Quilt Yarn Stitch (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ard Ri House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Ard Ri House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ard Ri House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ard Ri House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gather Restaurant, Olivia's Cafe & Bistro, and The Galway Roast.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ard Ri House Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Ard Ri House Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ard Ri House Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Ard Ri House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cathedral of the Assumption Tuam (12.1 km), Abbeyknockmoy (11.8 km), and Temple Jarlath (12.2 km).
Is Ard Ri House Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.