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“Pleasantly surprised!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The House Hotel
Ranked #6 of 47 Hotels in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
Bologna, Italy
1 review
“Pleasantly surprised!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

I recently booked the restaurant of the hotel just for afternoon lunch on a Saturday for a large group of women. We were so pleasantly surprised on arrival, the decor was so girly and pretty and unusual without being tacky. The staff were so pleasant as we needed to wait quite a while for some of our party to arrive but they did not rush us at all although it was quite busy. The food was excellent and the cocktail bar was a lovely novelty, we ended up staying a while more than we planned! I would really think about staying in this hotel next time I am in galway as the location is also quite central!! Really overall a great find!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank molloyjk
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, General Manager at The House Hotel, responded to this review, 12 July 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to review us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your afternoon with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Best Regards,

Margaret
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012

We stayed on a very busy weekend due to the Volvo ocean race. The greeting from reception was warm and friendly. Reception area funky and bright. The hotel location was spot on for our needs. Shop street, restaurants and pubs. The room was an average standard twin room, nothing very special about it. Food in the Resturant was good. Coffee was good. Service at breakfast wasn't great, as lots of people who ordered after is got served first, we overlooked this ad it was busy. Breakfast was nice. Overall would stay again. I did expect it to be better as it's a boutique hotel nothing too much stood out as being different, but we did enjoy it.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012

Location is everything and the house hotel is amongst it. But this boutique hotel has been well renovated in rooms, lobby, bar and restaurant. Breakfast is included and equal/ample as what you would expect at a B&B. Staff were excellent and very helpful. Close to bars and restaurants, excellent stay.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012

We stayed at The House Hotel in Galway city for two nights and were very pleasantly surprised with this hotel. The hotel is presented as boutique style and is decorated with unusual lights, chairs, tables etc mostly done in pink, it is perfect for girlie weekends and nights out. Staff are excellent and eager to help, food was lovely and breakfast is cooked to order not buffet style. We stayed in a deluxe room which was gorgeous and the most unusual I have ever stayed in definitely had a chic interior design feel to it. Location is very good as it's a minute walk to Kirwans Lane which is were it's all happening... Only downside is it doesn't have a carpark as it's in a central position, but most hotels in Galway are like that, there is no free parking you have to pay for it. Would definitely recommend it and would return again.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2012

Had a recent celebration here with a large group and I was delighted with my choice of venue! Very modern, stylish and pretty surroundings. The reception area was a lovely place to have a drink and wait for everyone to arrive before heading in for a lovely meal - we had a few people in our group who had specific allergies and the staff were very accomodating (this is a great place for coeliacs) really delicious food - i had a generous caesar salad for my starter and i wish it was my main - although the steak was top notch. After the dinner we retired back to the reception - there was a bar and good music but we choose the quieter reception. Looking forward to my next celebration so I can bring people again!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The House Hotel

Property: The House Hotel
Address: Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Galway
#11 Romantic Hotel in Galway
#19 Family Hotel in Galway
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,533 - ₹ 13,822
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The House Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the House Hotel, a luxurious boutique hotel located in the heart of Galway City. The House Hotel represents the ideal "Home away from home" with its cosy atmosphere, chic style, excellent facilities and personalised service. Features of the guestrooms include flat screen TV's with internet access, safe and crisp white linen that will guarantee you a comfortable night sleep. The Parlour Bar & Grill specialises in modern and international cuisine. ... more   less 
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