We were just passing through Galway for the night and needed a place close to the train station. I took a shot and booked the Victoria hotel, which had a pretty good rate of 50 euro for a double room. Located just around the corner from the station, it's right off Eyre Square and a quick walk to any number of great pubs and restaurants. It's also right across the street from where the bus picks up to take you to the Aran Island ferry.
It's an old hotel, squeezed into a corner, and you really don't get a proper view of it as you approach it from the train station,as it's quite hidden. You don't realize how big it is unless you're standing in front of it. When you walk in you do get the sense of being in one of those grand old hotels from years back - heavy wooden furniture and deep rich toned carpets.
The service was quick and friendly and the room was nice - very big and very clean, with a full bath bathroom. There's no key card, you get a proper key on a big key chain for your room. The tv was an older,non-flat screen model, and there weren't any other amenities such as a fridge. Though the bathroom was clean, it was a bit on the shabby side - there were some patches of paint peeling on the ceiling. The tub, the sink and the toilet were all modern appliances in pristine working condition.
We had no issues with noise disturbance,both inside and outside the hotel.
We didn't have the breakfast, though if you get the B&B deal you just pay an extra 10 for the two of you, and it looks like the buffet offers quite an extensive menu - great value compared to what we paid in a cafe nearby.
For the price and the location, I would absolutely stay again.
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