Welcome to Wards Hotel, your Galway “home away from home.” Wards Hotel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.
Nearby landmarks such as Kirwan's Lane (0.6 mi) and Galway Cathedral (0.7 mi) make Wards Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Galway.
Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, and Wards Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.
You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the guest house, including room service and baggage storage. In addition, guests can enjoy a lounge during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.
While visiting Galway, you may want to try some oyster at one of the nearby restaurants, such as The King's Head, McDonagh's, or Hooked.
If you are interested in exploring Galway, check out a garden, such as Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden.
Wards Hotel puts the best of Galway at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
I booked in online for one night because it was the cheapest I could get in Galway city. It’s more of a pub with accommodation than a hotel with a bar. It’s very old world but spotlessly clean. The young barmaid who was literally run off her feet eventually got a minute to check me in. She is an absolute lady, so helpful and made sure she checked me into a quiet room on the second floor. As I said the hotel is old, no lift and narrow staircases. The room was spotless, a double bed and en-suite. I slept so sound I woke up late after 10am and breakfast was over and the cook gone. Nevertheless the waitress offered to fry me an egg and make toast. Again another lovely young girl. I will definitely stay here the next time I am in Galway. The hotel is a 10 minute walk to the beach and a 20 minute walk to Eyre Square in the centre of town. …
Stayed here for one night for a night out in Galway. Good location, close enough to town. Rooms very old fashioned but spotless clean, very warm and bed was super comfy. Good breakfast too. Staff are nice. The bar is lovely. Traditional Irish, warm and cosy. This is not luxury. It's a perfect place to lay your head after a night out for a very reasonable price!
We checked in with the bartender, which says a lot. (the hidden hotel lobby door at the left front of the building is easily overlooked.) Our room was right above the bar; I couldn't make out patrons exact words, through the floor at night (while trying to go to sleep), but almost! The holes in one wall apparently where where a screwed-in picture had been ripped off; I later found it behind a dresser. Our room was billed as having 2 singles beds; however, the second bed was wedged into a tiny adjoining room - and neither of us wanted to sleep in it. One of our friends had a back building room, but it was right over the outdoor smoking area - and a number of bar patrons opted to drink, smoke AND SING out there one night! They also opted to sleep on top of the sheets their first night.) Breakfast was surprisingly good, and actually offered things like french toast and pancakes. Parking was free, but iffy; if you got there early enough, you could pull into a tiny back lot that had a gate on it (apparently closed at night). We ended up parked on the back street the second night, close by and without incident. This may be good for the extremely budget-minded traveler - but not for most.…
I have been here approximately three times in the last two years. Each time, I have been served without as much as an acknowledgment or a “thanks”- basic manners. Each time, the bar people simply do not say a word to you except to hand you the drink and take your money. This is on a weekday evening- with approx 10 others at most in the bar. Serious Deliverance vibes. On top of having the most uncharming staff in Galway the place could also do with a good clean. Not setting foot in here again.
Although we had read some reviews before we booked we thought that it looked nice on the pics. If only we had listened to the reviewers. Our room was like staying in your old grannys house. The whole place smelt of dirt/old water. Our bedding was damp. The furniture was old, rickety,dirty and the carpet was stained . The room was so hot we had the windows wide open all night but we were over the front bar on a busy road so didnt manage to get any sleep. The shower was so tiny you could barely lift your arms to wash yourself. The only thing that was ok was breakfast. We would have complained in person to the manager but the only person we saw as we were checking out was the girl who served breakfast and her english wasnt very good. The parking was a joke, tiny back yard that had 4 car spaces if you parked carefully, we ended up parking out in the street as no room. I was annoyed with myself for paying the full amount and definitely would not recommend this place.…
We stayed only for one night and didn't have any particular expectations. Walking through the front door took us straight in to the pub area. We apparently missed the little door to the right leading in to a small reception lobby. A nice guy took care of us and we soon had our room. Navigating up though the house was a challenge but eventually we found our way. The room was not for anyone with expectations of a modern, designed, hotel room standard. Well, on the cheaper side of the scale in that case. We frankly didn't like the room. It was functional and clean, but the entire place gives an impression of being quite old and in need of a renovation. We slept well, even if our Swedish heads didn't at ll like the pillows. These are very common at B&B's however, but still. No comfort at all. The shower was in serious need to be modernized and made bigger. The breakfast was handled by a nice and attentive waitress. We were offered a little menu with options to choose from. I selected scrambled eggs and salmon, but sent the eggs back. It was not real scrambled eggs if you ask me, it felt artificial and had no taste whatsoever. I recommend any of the other options. At the end we didn't have to leave hungry, so alright breakfast I must say. The location is very good, close to everything.…
Room smelled of mold and was very small. Bathroom was tiny and the toilet wasn't securely bolted to the floor. Shower was very small and barely had any water. Water that did come out alternated from freezing cold to boiling hot. No rest for me that night as there was a lot of noise coming from other rooms as well as banging pipes throughout the night. This, in addition to the big spider next to the bed as well as the, what appeared to be, small blood stains on the side of the mattress. The only positive things I can say about my stay here is that the sheets did appear to be clean and breakfast was ok.
Popped into Ward's recently,not having been there for years. Met up with some old friends and have to say that a nicer pint of Guinness is not to be had in Galway. This is a proper pub.Highly recommended.
Mens Toilets need serious attention, very poor odour. Nice hotel apart from that. Hopefully management will look into this, no excuse this day & age. Friendly atmosphere, very cosy. Pint of Guinness was very good as well.
Very cosy little spot, quite and comfy rooms and super friendly staff. I'll stay again for sure. Trip advisor wants me to add more details to help trip advisor but I can't really say anymore than that. Hey, short and sweet is what it is.