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Petra House Bed and Breakfast

Petra 29 College Road, Galway H91 PV40 Ireland
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2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Free high-speed internet; free breakfast.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Street parking
Wifi
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Pat W wrote a review Aug 2021
Dublin, Ireland106 contributions4 helpful votes
A lovely b&b in a great location (5 min walk from Eyre Square)
Paul and Amy are so friendly and welcoming, the rooms are absolutely spotless and very nicely decorated.
Lots of great choices for breakfast and nothing is too much trouble if you want to alter the menu to your liking.
We also got tea and homemade cake brought to our room as a treat, you don't get that in many b&bs!
Definitely the right choice to stay here if you are visiting Galway, highly recommended!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded 15 Aug 2021
Dear Pat W Hi and thank you very much for your kind words and myself and Amy really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience of your recent stay with us here in Petra house and we are absolutely delighted you had an enjoyable experience with us. Amy will be delighted to hear you enjoyed our breakfast and we delighted you enjoyed our rooms. We hope your well and hope we can welcome you back for an return visit with us at a later date. Regards
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Martin B wrote a review Aug 2022
Cork, Ireland1 contribution
Just had a lovely 2 night stay here and couldn't fault a thing. Throughout the staff were warm, welcoming and helpful. It has a lovely homely feel and the rooms and place are spotlessly clean.
The room I had had everything needed and was clean, bright and modern. Tea, coffee and biscuits, hairdryer, TV, iron and ironing board, fan if needed, plenty of storage/hanging space, plugs all in useful areas. The en suite had a great powerful shower with toiletries provided and good quality towels. The bed was super comfy and good quality alongside the pillows...slept like a baby both nights.

Breakfast was great. Really tasty and especially the care and effort with even the display of the fruit and yogurt going that extra mile. Coffee was good quality and scrambled eggs were super tasty aswell as the warm scones . Really set me up well for the days.

The location is only a short walk into town but far enough out that you can get a great sleep without all the noise of main town. There is also parking available if you need it.

I really could not fault this place at all and taking everything into account it is the best B&B I have stayed at. Keep up the great work and thanks to all staff there who made it a great stay!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Paul Holland, Owner at Petra House Bed and Breakfast
Responded 31 Aug 2022
Dear Kmartinb, Hi and thank you very much for your recent review from your stay with us here in Petra House b&b, We really appreciate you sharing your experience for other potential guests to experience and we are very sorry for the late reply given our season is still on-going but wanted to follow up with each review personally. We are delighted you had a positive experience with us and if Amy has not seen this already, I will pass on the good wishes and we thrive to ensure every one of of our guests has an enjoyable stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back on a future visit and we are delighted you enjoyed all our amenities in our rooms. Best.
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Julien wrote a review Jun 2021
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Paul and Amy were extremely nice with us. The house felt warm and comfortable. We stayed 2 nights in an outstanding bedroom, with a great private bathroom.
The breakfast was amazing, and you can choose from a large panel of meals, all freshely prepared in the morning!
Paul can give you very good advice for your stay and help you.
We totally recommend this B&B.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Paul Holland, Owner at Petra House Bed and Breakfast
Responded 27 Jun 2021
Dear Julien, Thank you very much for your recent stay with us here in Petra House and we are thrilled you had an enjoyable experience here in Petra House, and Amy and I appreciate you taking the time to leave this review. We hope to see you again in the future and would be delighted to welcome you back to Petra House and Galway. Stay safe. Paul & Amy Holland.
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Dana wrote a review Jun 2022
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Petra House was a wonderful place to stay! Our room was very spacious and bright but could be a tad noisy since it faced the street. Good windows and heavy curtains helped quite a bit, though. The location is within walking distance to the busy parts of town, so everything was easily accessible. It’s a good home base for exploring the entire region. The hosts were very welcoming and personable, and the breakfasts were exceptional! Paul even helped with parking my car, since I was uncertain of my abilities this soon into our trip. I highly recommend this B&B!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Make reservations for dinner! Pubs stop serving food fairly early, and the restaurants would fill...
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Response from Paul Holland, Owner at Petra House Bed and Breakfast
Responded 15 Jun 2022
Dear DanaRob 35, Hi, and thank you very much for sharing your recent experience for others to enjoy with us here in Petra House. We appreciate your taking the time to post your review here. We are sorry about the noise on the street situated on one of the busiest roads that lead to Galway City, but we are delighted that the curtains helped with the noise. Next time we would be delighted to welcome you to stay in one of our rear garden-facing rooms. I will also pass on the compliments to Amy - she was delighted reading this review, and we hope our paths may cross again on a future visit to Galway City. We want to thank you again and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip here in Ireland. Best.
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Annie R wrote a review Sept 2021
Leesburg, Virginia107 contributions82 helpful votes
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From the welcome at the door to the excellent suggestions to the comfortable and convenient rooms and excellent breakfast, this B&B meets the highest expectations at a reasonable price. Paul and Amy Holland took over this B&B from the former owners in March 2021 and after a few months of lockdown opened up in June and have been booked ever since. It’s easy to see why! From the electric water heater to the China made in Galway, this couple attends to every detail and has every guest’s comfort and enjoyment in mind. I’ll go back!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Book ahead as this place fills up fast!
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Responded 27 Sept 2021
Dear Annie, Hi, and thank you very much for your kind words and for sharing your recent experience with us here in Petra House for others to enjoy; Amy and I appreciate you taking the time to do this. We would love to extend a return invitation if you ever see yourself needed or wanting to come back to our beautiful city here in the West Of Ireland. Stay safe and take care, and we hope you made it home safe, Best Wishes,
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BCMAgrammy wrote a review Sept 2021
Tacoma, Washington14 contributions8 helpful votes
We spent 2 nights at Petra House earlier this week. Paul and Amy were thoughtful, friendly and helpful hosts. Everything is very clean and set up to enhance your visit. Both went out of their way to help us beyond expectations. In the first two weeks of our Ireland trip Petra House was definitely the best B&B/lodge we stayed in.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 17 Sept 2021
Dear BCMAgrammy, Hi, and thank you very, very much for your kind words. Amy and I appreciate you taking the time to share your recent experience with us and are delighted you had an enjoyable stay with us and we delighted to help in any way we can. It's just a tiny thing, and we would be glad to extend an invite for a future stay with us and would be delighted to welcome you back. Stay safe, and thank you again, Paul & Amy Holland.
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Siobhan wrote a review Oct 2022
donegal9 contributions5 helpful votes
I stayed here for 1 night and I have to say that Paul and Amy are 2 of the most welcoming people Ive ever met. On my arrival I was offered a slice of home made cake and a cup of tea which after a long journey sounds like heaven. My room was spotlessly clean, no noise to be heard from any other rooms and although my window faced onto the main road there was no disruption to my sleep at all. The bed was super comfy and I had the best nights sleep. Breakfast was on another level! The best fry I have ever had, fresh home cooked food served by the friendliest waitress. Paul made his way around all of the guests asking how they slept and if there was anything he could do for them. Customer service at the highest level! Honestly I cant write enough good things about this place. Thank you so much paul and amy for making my stay so enjoyable.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Paul Holland, Owner at Petra House Bed and Breakfast
Responded 11 Oct 2022
Dear SiobhanD855 Hi again from us here at Petra House. first off, we would like to thank you very much for leaving your review for other potential guests to view. We are delighted you enjoyed staying with us as much as possible, and we had to host you all on your trip to Galway. Amy just said to me that she wanted to do more for you also - we just delighted you had an enjoyable with with us here. We appreciate it very much. I have already passed on the good news to Amy, and We hope our paths will cross again on a trip in the future. Kind Regards
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levi49 wrote a review May 2023
Newcastle, Washington27 contributions4 helpful votes
Lovely people run this spotless B&B which is a 10 minute walk to the main part of town. Paul gave us excellent recommendation Our room was small but had all the comforts and a very good bed. Breakfast was delicious! Take a look at their beautiful garden out back!
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Paul Holland, Owner at Petra House Bed and Breakfast
Responded 1 Jun 2023
Dear Levi49, Hello again from Myself and Amy; - We are sorry that the room size was not up to standards however we do have larger rooms should you wish to reach out to me on an future visit to us. We would like to thank you very much for taking the time to post your amazing review and sharing your experience with Us for other guests to enjoy and we appreciate it very much. We are thrilled and delighted you enjoyed your stay with us here as much as we enjoyed having you and if Amy and the rest of the team has not already seen this, I will pass on the message and thank you very much for your kind words regarding our property here in Petra. We strive for continuity here and 100% guest satisfaction from all our guests and bringing you your breakfast delivered with smiles from all our staff. We hope that you will visit us for a catch-up cup of tea in a future visit and hope you all had a safe homebound journey. Best Regards
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Molly S wrote a review Jul 2022
Portland, Oregon8 contributions4 helpful votes
We had such a nice stay at Petra House B&B. The location couldn't be more perfect - a short walk down into the center - and Paul and Amy Holland are the nicest, most accommodating, helpful and just plain great people you'll ever hope to meet. Our room and bed were so comfortable, there's a nice chair to sit in and our room had a huge light-filled skylight in the bathroom. A great place that we highly recommend! Breakfast was also fabulous!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Paul Holland, Owner at Petra House Bed and Breakfast
Responded 10 Jul 2022
Dear Molly S Hi, and thank you so much for your lovely review of your recent experience with us here in Petra House. We just could not be happier that you had a great time whilst with us and to let us share in your joyous occasion and share for other guests to experience our lovely home away from home. In case my Wife Amy has not seen this, I have sent on the good news, and we just hope you made it home safe and hope our paths will cross again on a future visit to our lovely City and Home away from Home. Best,
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Patrick D wrote a review Sept 2021
Rasharkin12 contributions
from the moment we arrived at Petra House, we were made more than welcome, even with the lovely gesture of scones and tea when we arrived! we got settled then Paul recommended a local spot for evening dinner which was great! our room was very clean and had everything we needed. the location was also great about 10 mins walk from the city centre. Breakfast was great, with a good selection to choose from. Paul and Amy could not have been better guests! after we left a phone charger behind us Paul took the liberty of actually posting it to our home address free of charge! we couldn't recommend Petra House highly enough!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded 9 Sept 2021
Dear Patrickd, Hi, and thank you very, very much for your kind words. Amy and I appreciate you taking the time to share your recent experience with us and are delighted you had an enjoyable stay with us and no problem with the charger. It's just a tiny thing, and we would be glad to extend an invite for a future stay with us and would be delighted to welcome you back. Stay safe, and thank you again, Paul & Amy Holland.
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Answer from JJLMc
Lomita, California259 contributions64 helpful votes
Teresa: We went from Petra House to the Inis Meain and took the bus from the Aran Islands Ferry Office. The walk without luggage is very easy, as you must pick up your tickets in advance so I have first-hand experience. If you are taking a day trip no bother, if you are taking your luggage get a cab.
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Answer from Rose H
Lincoln, United Kingdom86 contributions69 helpful votes
Hi, it is about a 10th walk to the station
Answer from PAUL HOLLAND
galway2 contributions1 helpful vote
Dear Guest- Hi and I am sorry for the late reply we have an email enquiry form on our page which I answer and I come on this site to reply to our reviews and thank you very much for your kind words. Please log on to our homepage to see more information about us at petra house B&B and see if availability is available for your requested dates. Thank you for your question and we hope to welcome you with us here in 2023. Best Regards Paul & Amy Holland.
Answer from CayUcusZ
Clovis, California173 contributions51 helpful votes
Not sure what exactly you mean by “the double room “, however we stayed in early June for 100€ a night, two people single room. Also, I would keep trying to call. Frank and Joan are owner operators and are hands on with caring for the premises. I know they also close during slow periods. Well worth your time. This is a fantastic place to stay with wonderful hosts. Conveniently located with off street parking too.
Teresa H wrote a tip Nov 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
"I would suggest heading down hill to the Pub Restaurant approximately 2 blocks away absolutely best dinner and drinks in the area."
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Getaway52971 wrote a tip Nov 2023
5 contributions2 helpful votes
"An easy walk to city center with many good pubs and restaurant options , bus and train stations. "
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Trail64700550104 wrote a tip Oct 2023
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"The car park gets crowded so snag a spot while you can or talk to Paul about street parking. "
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ColleenBulla wrote a tip Oct 2023
Cambridge, Canada25 contributions25 helpful votes
"Be specific with taxi/uber pickup as GPS can send drivers to the back side of the property. "
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Clay C wrote a tip Oct 2023
2 contributions
"Make sure they stay at Petra House"
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PRICE RANGE
€130 - €165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
petra house b&b, petra house hotel galway
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayGalway
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Petra House Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Petra House Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club (1.2 km), Tribes Tours of Galway (0.8 km), and Open The Door Escape Room (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Petra House Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Petra House Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Petra House Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Petra House Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Esquires Coffee (Galway), Alma Restaurant, and Scotty's Famous Burgers & Wings.
Is Petra House Bed and Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Galway.
Are there any historical sites close to Petra House Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Medieval City Walls (0.7 km), The Lynch Memorial (1.1 km), and Nora Barnacle House Museum (1.1 km).