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Brisbane, Australia
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96 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2013

We spent a wonderful weekend with old friends from England. Our hosts were extremely accommodating, with no question or request too much. The breakfasts were very good and substantial, and most importantly the rooms were spacious. Our host recommended two restaurants in nearby Barna and arranged taxis for us both nights. They were a fantastic choice! For the energetic you... More 

Thank David B
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

This place is amongst a stretch of B&Bs at the far end of Salthill, we had a car but is perfect for walks along the sea front also as this is not far away. The owner is very welcoming but not intrusive, the rooms are en suite with a good shower & hot water, hair dryer & ur own kettle... More 

Thank Murphmeisters
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Lovely place to stay, the rooms were very well decorated, clean and lots of nice touches that would be fitting of a top hotel. We arrived again on part of our road trip, and were very pleased with our choice. Room was very quiet and we had a lovely nights sleep. Breakfast was very good with lots of choice, cold... More 

Thank welsh-she
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39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

I wish that I could give this place a better than 3 stars, but can't quite go to 4...so 3.5 for effort. The gentleman who let us in and showed us to our room and then served our breakfast the next day is REALLY trying to take this place to the next level. It's not quite there just yet. BUT... More 

1 Thank earlybird14
Draguignan, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2013

It is a small hotel, not a B&B. I mean no real contact with the owners, no personal relationships with the locals. When we arrived, a teenager opened the door, said hello and showed us the room, not even a word. there was a fire alarm in the middle of the night during 15 minutes. In the morning, a young... More 

1 Thank julie2nice
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2013

We stayed here when we visited Galway and had a wonderful time! The rates were beyond reasonable for what you get when you stay there! The room was absolutely adorable (I believe we were in 8?) and well decorated, the water stayed hot during showers - with three girls it was common for the hot water to run out in... More 

Thank CiaraJane07
Ennis, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2013

I really find this unbelievable that this won award off trip advisor in 2012. Just stayed in this b&b, pretty grim, door in number 6 did not lock properly with the key from the inside, flimsy bolt provided for security, hinckey stuff. The requested directions to the b&b were lacking, so though it says cashelmara on the booking, it is... More 

1 Thank merrimanresearch
Perth, Australia
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344 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights. We had a room with the view of the ocean. It is absolutely breathtaking to watch the sunset from our room. The B&B is only 5 minutes drive into Galway. You can walk along the coast into salthill town centre and supermarket nearby. The room is clean and had everything we need including tea... More 

Thank Thebudgetbeauty
Rockville, Maryland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2012

We stayed for one night, the night of Sept 24. We had room # 5, a triple room. The room was decorated very nicely. The location is very good, just a short distance from Galway's city center and a stone's throw from the center of Salthill. We were greeted by Michael and shown to our room. He recommended The Galleon... More 

1 Thank Smithereens84
Erie, PA
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112 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2012

Amber Bay was my first overnight stay on my 10 day trip to Ireland with my wife. We had visited Galway in 2003 with our three children very briefly. Now we returned this past August to experience a wonderful city in the West of Ireland. Amber Bay is situated out of City Centre on a nice inlet to the bay.... More 

Thank finsterErie_PA

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Amber Bay is a newly modernized, purpose built bed and breakfast, located in the heart of Galway overlooking Salthill, and the beaches of Galway bay. A 5 minute walk will take you to the Galway golf club. Amber Bay is ideal to explore the west of Ireland, in easy reach of Connemara, Clifden, and the ferry to the famous Aran Islands. A 5 minute drive will set you in the heart of Galway city with its timeless charm and diverse culture. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Amber Bay

Address: 6 Cashelmara | Knocknacara, Galway, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Price Range: €45 - €90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Amber Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Book early to get a room with a view to the water.”
 of 5 bubbles davidbR6566MM, 18 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Request one facing the bay :)”
 of 5 bubbles CiaraJane07, 7 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Don't get stuck in number 6, with no proper lock.”
 of 5 bubbles merrimanresearch, 13 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Look for the room with water view”
 of 5 bubbles finsterErie_PA, 9 Sep 2012 | Read review
“We didn't make a specific room request and ended up with a room on the 3rd floor with a sky light and no window or view. We had to pay extra for the breakfast.”
 of 5 bubbles barbarab624, 10 Jun 2012 | Read review
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