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33 Prospect Hill (off Eyre Square), Galway H91 Y3FA Ireland
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#21 of 48 hotels in Galway
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The Western Hotel holds one of the most enviable locations out of all three star hotels in the West of Ireland, right in the heart of the vibrant Galway City Centre. Behind the Western's Georgian facade the hotel hosts charming en-suite bedrooms, a relaxing and intimate restaurant and a lively bar. For something extra special, The Western also provides 4 luxurious hotel apartments, just to the rear of the building. There is free on-site car park available for hotel guests.
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Free parking
Free internet
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Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Car park
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
First aid kit
Umbrella
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Desk
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Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
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Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Polish
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Mary K wrote a review Jan 2023
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Stayed in Western Hotel just a week ago for two nights nd had a very positive experience. We had two days of hospital appointments and I asked for a nice room to which came the lovely reply "We will give you one of the nicest rooms in the hotel" which they did and this was a great start. We had a very positive experience and ate dinner in the bar both nights. Food was excellent. Breakfast was great and very reasonably priced at 12 eu and all staff were extremely pleasant. Parking is such a huge plus just off Eyre Square. The hotel seems to have got a lovely make over since I stayed there two years ago and I would highly recommend it. Thank you to alll. I will be back very soon! Mary Kearns
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don't be put off by exterior, it may not look that inviting on the outside but a surprise awaits...
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Sandra M wrote a review Feb 2022
Castleisland, Ireland4 contributions7 helpful votes
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Myself and two friends stayed for two nights in February and going forward wouldn't stay anywhere else. The room was spotless, food was excellent but above all the staff were all fantastic. They couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. Onsite parking is an extra bonus. Love The Western Hotel ❤
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Rachel T wrote a review Jan 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Fabulous breakfast you couldn't fault it and Rowena and the staff were so cheerful and friendly you couldn't help but leave in a positive mood. Very central for buses to and from the hospital and for the shops etc. We will definitely be back. Rachel and Gerry
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from General Manager, Other at The Western Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Rachel & Gerry, Thank you so much for your lovely review, Rowena & the team will be delighted! We are glad you enjoyed the breakfast and the location and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future! Best wishes, Western Management
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Sarah K wrote a review Jan 2023
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Have to say this little bar is a hidden gem in the city. Nice selection of food and the bar staff are so welcoming and friendly. Had a pork belly dinner. Drink selection where great and good Guinness . I wish I got the name of the staff that where working on Thursday 19th but it was 2 guys and a girl. I will be back again. Do not miss this spot.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Marie wrote a review Jan 2023
Tallaght, Ireland2 contributions1 helpful vote
Rowena was the jewel in the crown, what an asset to the team, excellent communication skills, helpful, welcoming, friendly and informative. The apartment was top notch, although the couches could do with upgrading, bathrooms and bedrooms and kitchen all good, apartment excellent, great view of Eyre Sqr. and Galway Bay, will be back pg.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Eugene Keville, General Manager at The Western Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Eamon & Marie, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We will pass on your kind comments to Rowena, she will be delighted! It was a pleasure to have you both stay with us and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Best wishes, Management
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SK wrote a review Jan 2023
Finland6 contributions1 helpful vote
The staff was friendly and the bed was comfortable. The only thing that bothered me was the security of the hotel at night, and especially going there alone in the dark was scary when you're still dragging a big suitcase behind you. The Eyre square is no longer safe at night and the street leading to the hotel was also suspicious. (drunks, drugged up shouting in the street in the morning..) Of course it's not the hotel's fault, but maybe I would have felt safer if there was someone near the door guarding.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Eugene Keville, General Manager at The Western Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Adventurefairie, Thank you for your review, we are glad that you had a comfortable stay with us! We are sorry that you felt unsafe in the area, unfortunately that is outside of our control but we do have night time security in the hotel who are happy to help with any issues you may have. We hope you enjoyed your time in Galway. Best regards, Management
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Dinge70 wrote a review Jan 2023
Dublin92 contributions54 helpful votes
Just back from 2 night stay in Western Hotel, Lovely spacious room and bathroom. Wonderful breakfast , one of the best I've had in an Irish hotel in a long time. I found the staff very friendly and helpful, Would recommend this hotel to anyone considering a break in Galway. Will use it anytime i'm in Galway again.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from General Manager , General Manager at The Western Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Dinge70, Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are delighted to hear that you such a great stay with us! I will pass on your compliments about the breakfast to our F&B team. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Galway! Best regards, The Western Hotel Team
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Chloe wrote a review Dec 2022
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom14 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed in Galway for 3 days and it was gorgeous! We arrived at the hotel and found the parking not the best but it wasn’t bad! When we got into the hotel we felt very welcomed and booked dinner for that night. When we got to our room it was very modern and very comfortable. We would definitely return again! When we went for dinner in the restaurant the drinks were fine however the food wasn’t up to much! Something I found which was lovely was the added snacks of popcorn, crisps, drinks etc in the room even though you did have to pay extra. I loved the bathroom in the hotel… I wish I had this bathroom at home! Generally very clean and tidy. Galway was very busy and very warm while we were there so we didn’t get up to too much as it was so warm but most cafes and restaurants were full so we had McDonald’s the other 2 nights. Overall a lovely hotel and worth the money!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Emma M wrote a review Dec 2022
7 contributions19 helpful votes
I stayed in the Western Hotel for one night. I stayed here because it was situated to every place in Eyre Square where I needed to go to. I checked into the hotel at 3 pm the man behind the desk was so nice and kind sorry I don’t no your name but you where very kind. I checked into my room it was lovely clean I can’t complaint at all the room was lovely and warm. I slept soundly. I had a meal with my sister it was gorgeous I had the fish. The waiting staff where lovely and kind. Thank you so much. I will definitely be back
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Alan F wrote a review Nov 2022
Blarney, Ireland80 contributions75 helpful votes
Firstly booked this place and needing car parking ...arrived and no space ...if I was told that first come first serve on spaces I'd have either stayed else where or came early.. My main reason on this is I was charged for a treat from the box in the room that we didn't touch out of ...reason been is the expensive price on the stuff .. a bag of taytos nearly double than what there in a shop ....rip off to the customer .. I got charged for something I didn't eat...maybe it was one of the staff .. Room 408 ..won't return
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$98 - US$204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayGalway
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Western Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Western Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Open The Door Escape Room (0.1 km), Tribes Tours of Galway (0.3 km), and Great Escape Rooms (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Western Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Western Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Western Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Western Hotel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Western Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Esquires Coffee (Galway), Apoema Bistro, and The Charcoal Grill Eyre Square.
Is The Western Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Galway.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Western Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Western Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Medieval City Walls (0.2 km), The Lynch Memorial (0.5 km), and Kilconnell Franciscan Friary (1.6 km).
Does The Western Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.