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Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway Ireland
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Imagine a stay in the heart of the city in a luxury hotel, with everything on your doorstep for that perfect stay in Galway, city of the tribes. The Skeffington Arms Hotel is ideally located in an enviable position, overlooking the newly refurbished Eyre Square, within distance of rail & bus terminals & just a short stroll from an array of shops, restaurants, bars and theaters. With just 24 bedrooms, a strong emphasis is on personal service and attention to detail, so whether its business or pleasure our friendly and helpful staff will make your visit an enjoyable one.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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kerrylglover wrote a review 6 Aug
Runcorn, United Kingdom1 contribution
Excellent hotel right on Eyre Square. Central location. Hotel staff so friendly and so helpful, room small but very clean and had everything we needed ( iron/hairdryer) Would highly recommend. Breakfast was included, good choice of food with lovely views over the square.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Kerry, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay in The Skeffington Arms Hotel. I was delighted to read that your time with us was so enjoyable and that the team looked after you so well. I will make sure to pass your kind comments on to everyone and we look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit in the near future. Warm wishes, Ashling Dudley Group Operations Manager
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fawnallen wrote a review 4 Aug
Fort Lauderdale, Florida1 contribution
The staff are warm & friendly and very, very helpful (Thank you Niall, and everyone). The room was excellent, clean and modern. The location cannot be beat! Right on Eyre Square, which is in the heart of everything. Easy walk from train & bus stations. And tour buses pick up a block away. We were very pleased. Hey, the pub downstairs is huge… actually 3 or 4 bars with plenty if indoor & outdoor seating. So convenient to the hotel. Shop Street right around the corner. The hotel breakfast is OUTTA THIS WORLD! Almost too much food! What a deal, included in the price of our room. And when I asked for ice for our room, they were very accommodating.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay in The Skeffington Arms Hotel. I was delighted to read that your time with us was so enjoyable and I will make sure to pass your kind comments on to Niall and the team. We look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit in the near future. Warm wishes, Ashling Dudley Group Operations Manager
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GazElaine6264 wrote a review 3 Aug
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Had a wonderful stay at The Skeffington Arms. Great location to start with. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The bar was very good too. Great food and atmosphere. Would definitely stay here again when in Galway
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay in The Skeffington Arms Hotel. I was delighted to read that your time with us was most enjoyable and that they team looked after you so well. I will make sure to pass your kind comments on to everyone and we look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit in the near future. Warm wishes, Ashling Dudley Group Operations Manager
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chrisgcook wrote a review Jul 2022
Maidstone, United Kingdom22 contributions12 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights in July and couldn’t fault the room, service or location. Situated in the heart of the city it was ideal for our visit. Discounted parking in the nearby shopping centre car park was a bonus. If ever we visit Galwaycity again this would be our first choice.
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Dear Chris, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay in The Skeffington Arms Hotel. I was delighted to read that your time with us was most enjoyable and that our team looked after you so well. I will make sure to pass your kind comments on to everyone and we look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit in the near future. Warm wishes, Ashling Dudley Group Operations Manager
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Steven S wrote a review Jul 2022
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We had been to a family christening at Tully Cross where we had spent two nights. Having stopped and had lunch in Galway a few months before the outbreak of covid we had decided that we would like to have a stop over the next time we passed through and as we were to pick up and later drop off a hire car it was ideal. We made the booking at the Skeffington Arms online a couple of months before. From arriving on the Monday to leaving on the Wednesday we were made to feel very welcome. The location was ideal for us being very central and within walking distance of the coach station for our return journey to Dublin Airport. Our room was a very good size and with the weather we were experiencing the air conditioning in our was most welcome. From our arrival to our departure the staff couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. We would have liked to have stayed longer but due to work commitments this wasn't possible. A very enjoyable stay, over too soon. Steve and Linda from West Yorkshire
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Dear Steve & Linda, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay in The Skeffington Arms Hotel. I was delighted to read that your time with us was most enjoyable and I will make sure to pass your kind comments on to the team. We look forward to welcoming you both back for a return visit in the near future. Warm wishes, Ashling Dudley Group Operations Manager
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Pauline Hughes wrote a review Jul 2022
Gorey, Ireland178 contributions63 helpful votes
Great central location, clean, spacious room, comfy beds and friendly staff. What's not to like 👍thats all I need to say but unfortunately I cant continue until I have typed 200 words. Tripadvisor please change this to allow for brief reviews. Thank you.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay in The Skeffington Arms Hotel. I was delighted to read that your time with us was most enjoyable and I will make sure to pass your kind comments on to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit in the near future. Warm wishes, Ashling Dudley Group Operations Manager
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ElissaKate wrote a review Jul 2022
14 contributions4 helpful votes
We absolutely could not fault our stay at the Skeff! From the beautiful welcome by the staff to the room, we couldn’t ask for anything more! We were warned about the noise - it’s a pub & to be expected, but we did not hear a thing! The sneaky little ear plugs in the side table caused a smile!
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Dear Elissa, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay in The Skeffington Arms Hotel. I was delighted to read that your time with us was most enjoyable and that the team looked after you so well. I will make sure to pass your kind comments on to everyone and we look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit in the future. Warm wishes, Ashling Dudley Group Operations Manager
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silviainaci0 wrote a review Jul 2022
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Beautiful hotel with nice style, good hotel room and perfect breakfast (the view on the breakfast room was really nice too). Friendly staff in the reception (nice lady) and a good surprise, the sweet card in the bed with the 2 chocolate bars.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay in The Skeffington Arms Hotel. I was delighted to read that your time with us was most enjoyable and that the team looked after you so well. I will make sure to pass your kind comments on to the team and we look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit in the future. Warm wishes, Ashling Dudley Group Operations Manager
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katharinecoyledc wrote a review Jul 2022
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We enjoyed our stay at the Skeffington Arms. Great location and nice staff. They are very upfront about the music in the evenings so just be prepared for that. It runs until ~midnight every night. Only issue for us was the breakfast which was not great compared to other spots we stayed but other folks really seemed to enjoy it if full Irish is your thing! If you have a car you do need to park at a lot that is a short walk away and they offer a discounted rate which is great. Beds were comfortable, showers were terrific and overall a solid hotel. Once again you can't beat the location right on Eyre Square!
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Dear Katharine, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay in The Skeffington Arms Hotel. I was delighted to read that overall your time with us was most enjoyable and I will make sure to pass your helpful feedback about our breakfast offering on to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit in the near future. Warm wishes, Ashling Dudley Group Operations Manager
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Foodie4fun wrote a review Jul 2022
Lawrence, Kansas8 contributions4 helpful votes
Great Historical hotel. The wooden bar and breakfast area are so beautiful. Carved Walnut. We included breakfast it was very typical and good. Front desk help was Ashling, she was so helpful and kind. The parking close and cheap. €10 per day at the Q park. Follow your GPS to the hotel. Drop your bags at hotel. Get directions to park.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 Jul 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay in The Skeffington Arms Hotel. I was delighted to read that your time with us was most enjoyable and that the team looked after you so well. I will make sure to pass your kind comments on to the team and we look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit in the near future. Warm wishes, Ashling Dudley Group Operations Manager
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US$115 - US$200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayGalway
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Skeffington Arms Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Skeffington Arms Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club (0.4 km), Open The Door Escape Room (0.2 km), and Tribes Tours of Galway (0.02 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Skeffington Arms Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Skeffington Arms Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Skeffington Arms Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Skeffington Arms Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Esquires Coffee (Galway), Zappi's, and Apoema Bistro.
Is Skeffington Arms Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Galway.
Are there any historical sites close to Skeffington Arms Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Medieval City Walls (0.1 km), The Lynch Memorial (0.2 km), and Kilconnell Franciscan Friary (1.8 km).
Is Skeffington Arms Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.