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40 Lough Atalia Road, Galway Ireland
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#175 of 205 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Galway, The Light House B & B is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its budget friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants, The Light House B & B makes it easy to enjoy the best of Galway.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including baggage storage, and you can go online as The Light House B & B offers guests free wifi. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

Nearby landmarks such as St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church (0.6 mi) and Galway's Latin Quarter (0.6 mi) make The Light House B & B a great place to stay when visiting Galway.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out The Chili Shack, Cactus Jacks, and Boojum - Galway, which are some Mexican restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Eyre Square, Merlin Woods Park, or Barna Woods, which are popular parks amongst tourists.

The Light House B & B is sure to make your visit to Galway one worth remembering.

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English, French
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Janice F wrote a review Jun 2022
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We had reservations for two at the Skiff House. There was a double bed fully made up but we were two women and needed two beds. The other thing to sleep on was a rather grimy futon of uncertain age. There were no sheets of blankets for the futon. We called the number provided for customer service twice the day we arrived and got no answer. A text was also sent with no reply. One of us slept on the futon wrapped in a bathrobe using the bed cover from the double bed and one pillow. Terrible. The next morning we got a call and the person said they didn't get the phone calls or text from the day before. REALLY? This is no way to run a B&B. Then we were told that linens for the futon were $25.00 extra and had to be requested in advance. FYI, there is no breakfast at this B&B. We got coupons for $12.00 each to eat in town. The coupon didn't cover the cost of the meal plus a tip. The jacuzzi in the Skiff House was probably installed in 1980 and looked it. We wouldn't get in it. There was no shower. One step up from the customer service voice was a manager who offered a 10% discount for our stay. Not satisfactory but we took it. I would not recommend this place. Do not waste your money.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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E W wrote a review Apr 2022
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TRAVELERS BEWARE! DO NOT STAY HERE! This place is a scam. Do not book a reservation, do not inquire about a reservation. Simply avoid at all costs. Also, see below review, not a good place to stay, and not comfortable by all means. Hotel management not friendly, not helpful. Overall bad, very horrible customer service. Stay far away!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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FamilyTraveler2327 wrote a review Aug 2021
Toronto, Canada14 contributions32 helpful votes
Why are they still calling themselves a B&B?? My family actually stayed here in spring 2019 but I’m just updating my reviews now. Worth noting that Covid did not cause them to stop serving breakfast as they NEVER served it. That aside, our stay started with an awkward and drill sergeant-like interaction with the owner. Our room was very dated. Water pressure was terrible and I remember the shower experience was almost comical the way I had to move around to wash properly. I wouldn’t stay here again if it were free.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Maria G wrote a review May 2021
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Me and my partner stayed for one night on the balcony room and was really comfortable,very near to centre of the town and has amazing views . Francis was very friendly on arrival and will hope to be back soon
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Veronica K wrote a review May 2021
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Great place to stay. Host was warm and welcoming, couldn't have been nicer. The room was clean and comfortable and the view was spectacular. Couldn't recommend more. Very central also. I stayed here twice on recent work visits and would stay again
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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roziecorbett wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom15 contributions31 helpful votes
Stayed here for two nights for my first visit to Galway. Having now read previous reviews about the frosty staff and limited parking, our experience completely aligns! Pros: - location - easy access to the town and lovely restaurants and shops - View - we booked the room with the balcony which had a really nice view of the water - The room was generally quite clean and had most things we needed Cons: - Unfriendly staff - Both the hosts were quite abrupt and didn’t make any effort to welcome us or appreciate the custom - they were focussed on giving rules about how not to use keys and where not to park. - Moving our stuff - Our room was not cleaned, but on our second day we found that someone had nonetheless let themselves in and moved several items, including toothbrushes, towels and clothes around the room, as if correcting us for putting them in the wrong place. This felt quite intrusive and passive aggressive and made us feel uncomfortable, especially in the context of Covid where most hotels are maintaining social distancing and not entering rooms unnecessarily for short stays. - facilities - Bed and pillows were quite uncomfortable and there was no hot water on our second day so both had to have cold showers. - Parking - we were told several times to park in the most difficult spot in the tiny car park (despite the fact it was never full during our visit). The place was reasonably priced for the area and we certainly weren’t expecting the Ritz, but decent pillows, respecting personal space and a friendly welcome would all go a long way!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kinger500 wrote a review Mar 2020
Saint George, South Carolina1 contribution2 helpful votes
Booked unit in Dec 2019 for stay in June 2020. Due to travel restrictions relating to Coronavirus, notified hotel in March 2020, we would be unable to stay. They would not allow refund of $107 and said it was a cancellation fee. Poor business practice, considering all other hotels showed a bit more compassion. Manager said they had to let one person go, well I was let go too, and that $107 would have helped feed my family. Terrible way to do business. Would not recommend, especially after reading some of the other reviews.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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HeartQissa wrote a review Mar 2020
Ipswich, United Kingdom193 contributions90 helpful votes
Liked · 1) Parking available 2) the sea view. Although mostly facing the lake before the sea, you could also see the sea further away (barely). Either way, cool view in the morning and you get the sunshine hitting you from the start of the day. 3) Short and to the point Host - welcomes you, gives keys, informs of time to go and where to drop key before going, minimum interaction 4) Tea & Coffee with milk and sugar available in room with Kettle 5) Comfyish bed 6) lower price for room considering good location (but see point 4 in bad). The bad 1) Limited parking (6 rather cramped spaces for 10 rooms) but we were lucky only 2 other cars there at the time of visit. 2) No breakfast available 3) Minimum host interaction - if you are looking for privacy that's great, but if you want to interact with your host, not so much. 4) Reduced time for the room - check in 4pm not 2, check out 11 not 12. 5) although called a B&B it only offers the room. 6) The sea view is actually the lake view (mostly). Still looks pretty though.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Eoghán J wrote a review Feb 2020
Torremolinos, Spain7 contributions9 helpful votes
My partner and I live in the UK. Me being Irish, I wanted to bring her to my home county and show her the beauty of Galway. I seen this on Lough Atalia road and decided that the views would be perfect to wake up to for Valentine's. I asked for the room with the balcony in the special request section as I thought it would be lovely to sit out and wake up with a coffee. The place then emailed me back of confirmation of the room. I should have realised from the first 30 seconds.... I arrived to find a couple dressed in a full tracksuit smoking fags out front clearly pissed as farts but regardless, walked up to the door to speak to the hostess. The couple walked passed me and let themselves in using their Key and told me I couldn't come in, bemused I just advised them I was looking for the landlord. Upon ringing the bell, I was greeted by an middle aged women who bluntly asked 'Yes?' I advised her I was here to check in to room 4 as advised by our booking confirmation, she then advised me I wasn't as room 4 was taken. Confused I politely told her that it was no problem, perhaps the numbers got mixed up. She then told me I was in room 5 on 2nd floor, hwnded me my key and she left to go in to her sitting room and I was left to my devices. I've thick skin so thought nothing of it, perhaps she had a long day. I began to bring my bags up and upon entering the room, the room was not the room she had confirmed by email. Below is a list of the issues encountered butby no me and an exhaustive one. Listened to couple mentioned before have an all night drinking session till 3am even though they were on the floor below. Room had no balcony as requested, just a simple window with 1 broken latch. Not sound proofed at all when closed. The shower.... to call it a drip drip would insult other drip drip showers... water pressure non existent. Put aside a good 30mins if you are a male and 45 if female to wash yourself as there is little to no water and you need to let it run for 10 mins to warm up. Hairdryer did not work. Dirty mugs for tea, washed them ourselves. Stained yellow mattress protector Rooms are not sound proofed at all, could hear everything from both floors.... EVERYTHING. I'm pretty sure I heard our neighbours break wind during the night the walls are that thin. No breakfast - false advertising Car park is tiny - our cab driver legit got stuck and took him 10 mins to get out of the place. Dirt - could see reminants of what I could only guess were sausage rolls together paired with some toe nails as my partner tried to find an earing she dropped, disgusting. Would not, and will not be returning.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Geo2006 wrote a review Oct 2019
UK205 contributions68 helpful votes
Visited for 1 night. The room was a decent size however the bathroom was ridiculously small. The shower was non existent, very low pressure. Room was clean however the pillows were so flat and uncomfortable. There are only 6 parking spaces even though there are 8 rooms. The spaces are extremely tight. If you value your car you wouldn’t park it here. Breakfast not included nor available. False advertising. I would not recommend a stay here.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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US$116 - US$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayGalway
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Light House B & B
Which popular attractions are close to The Light House B & B?
Nearby attractions include Galway Greyhound Stadium (0.3 km), An Pucan Bar & Restaurant (0.5 km), and Rabbitt's (0.4 km).
Is parking available at The Light House B & B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Light House B & B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Loam, Park House Restaurant, and Jungle Cafe Galway.
Is The Light House B & B located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Galway.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Light House B & B?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to The Light House B & B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Medieval City Walls (0.5 km), The Lynch Memorial (0.9 km), and Kilconnell Franciscan Friary (1.2 km).