Ard Ri House Hotel
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Ard Ri House Hotel

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Twin bed; other bed in room was a Double
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Lemon tart
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4.0
#1 of 2 hotels in Tuam
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Ard Rí House Hotel on the Milltown Road in Tuam, Co. Galway invites you to enjoy a welcome with hospitality and service, last savoured in the time of ancient Irish kings. The Ard Rí House Hotel in the East Galway hinterland of low green fields and old stone walls offers the Cead Mile Faílte of a bygone time. Strategically located on the northern outskirts of Tuam we are the perfect launch pad to explore the West of Ireland with Galway City and the Gateway to Connemara National Park only a 30 minute drive away. Tuam is easily accessed with Ireland West Airport Knock on the doorstep and Shannon Airport as well as Dublin Airport within easy driving distance. Wether you are considering a short family break or that important business meeting, Tuam's Ard Rí House Hotel will meet all your expectations, having received the Service Excellence Award from Tripadvisor from 2012, up to and including 2016. Our 51 bedrooms of comfort and style are impeccably presented with the modern guest in mind. The hotel also offers five different Conference Room options with a range of state-of-the-art facilities. The dining experience at the Ard Rí House Hotel is presented by the Kiltevna Room Restaurant and our Dick Dowling's Bar. Experience for yourself the hospitality and service usually the preserves of royalty. FAILTE ISTEACH !
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
356Reviews1Q+A43Room tips

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Nick Murphy wrote a review Dec 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After finishing up for Christmas me and my colleges from @lovelightireland decided to pay a visit to the Ard Ri House Hotel for lunch, this was something we had not done for a long time due to COVID restrictions. When we arrived we were greeted by a lovely friendly lady who brought us over to the table and explained that the Carvery was just about to start, the Carvery was lovely and fresh with generous portions and was great value for money, overall the staff were friendly and the place was spotless, the Hotel was busy enough on the day but you never felt threatened in any way as the tables were well separated and everyone was COVID compliant, after the meal we had a couple of relaxing drinks before heading home.
I would have no hesitation in visiting the Ard Ri again in the future and would recommend it to anyone.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Ard Ri House Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at Ard Ri House Hotel
Responded 4 Jan 2021
Many thanks for your very kind review of the Ard Ri House Hotel. We are delighted to get such positive feedback from our customers. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future when it is safe to do so. Kind regards The Management Team
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SoloStays wrote a review Aug 2021
Belfast, United Kingdom300 contributions22 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Located on the outside of Tuam this is less of a destination hotel and more out of convenience. I stayed here for two nights and upon entering the hotel had good expectations for it. The bar and restaurant were bustling and had a nice atmosphere. The reception area is also well decorated with fixtures and fittings to a high standard.
The lady at reception was very welcoming and the check in process was effecient.
Upon entering the room I was impressed by the size with an immediate sitting area, then a large bed and then to my surprise an additional large space with table and chairs. However as I settled into the room it became apparent the signs of time were showing. The furniture a little tired and showing the signs of wear and tear. Stained walls, chips in furniture, makeshift repairs in the bathroom etc.

The biggest issue was unfortunately the bed. It was a fold down bed Murphy style bed. Each time you got on the bed is creaked and sequeled as the feet found even-setting on the ground. There was also no back head board to lean against. And laying fully back in bed left me in hope it wasn't going to fold up on me. While you lay there with your head cocooned inside the wooden surround you realise you can not get access to the bedside table or light. In addition there are were no plugs either side of the bed.

The large seating area in the room could have been made into a suite room if adaquate furniture had been placed there.

Finally the internet was a let down. No Teams meetings or streaming youtube. I measured this at 2mbps, the worst I have experienced. I even went down the corridor with the laptop connecting to different points to see if this could be improved upon.

Breakfast was grand, served by the chef to your own choosing. A full Irish or continental with tea or coffee. I would recommend trying to go at a quieter moment in the morning. When busy things take time.

Overall this has the potential to be a lovely hotel deserving of 5 stars. A few tweaks and upgrades here and there and I would happily stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Ard Ri House Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at Ard Ri House Hotel
Responded 8 Aug 2021
Many thanks for taking the time to review the Ard Ri House Hotel We really appreciate your feedback and we will review all the issues you have raised here Kind regards The Management Team
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metaman19 wrote a review Jan 2020
County Galway, Ireland30 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had our wedding reception in the Ard Rí House Hotel during the Christmas period and can't thank the hotel enough for helping make the day so special. From our first contact with Siobhán in March 2019, we have experienced nothing but professionalism, care, and attention. So many of our guests have commented on how fabulous the food was on the day, and how lovely all staff were also. The reception room itself was beautifully decorated for the wedding, while the lobby/public areas looked lovely with all the Christmas decorations around.
To Siobhán, Jean, Tom, and all the staff in the Ard Rí, all we can say is thank you all very much.
Happy New Year to ye all.
A & M
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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BREANNDÁN Ó wrote a review Jan 2020
12 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were tired checking in and it was done effortlessly in such a welcoming way. We had a lot of luggage and the side door along with the front door made it easy with less distance to the lift. A lot of fire doors while they add to the safety factor, it made bringing a lot of luggage more difficult. The receptionist was extremely helpful and friendly and the waitress at breakfast from Hungry was chatty, intelligent, well informed as she had spent time in the Canary Islands and has been in Ireland for 11 years. She was the best while I ordered breakfast and brought out without hesitation just what I ordered.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Can't really
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Mystery Shopper wrote a review Sept 2020
Ireland248 contributions86 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here at the start of the year as was attending a funeral. The bedroom had everything we needed and we had no issues with noise or getting a good nights sleep. We were happy with both breakfast and lunch also.

Only callouts were that we arrived about 9pm and were told that there was no food available and when I checked in the bar they didn't have packets of crisps or chocolate. Not to worry there is a petrol station a 30 second drive up the road, but just something to be aware of.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Ard Ri House Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at Ard Ri House Hotel
Responded 7 Sept 2020
Many thanks for your taking the time to review the Ard Ri House Hotel We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future Kind Regards The Management Team
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Grainne H wrote a review Aug 2020
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff could not have done more in the Ard Ri House Hotel. They were friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The room was spotless and the food was excellent with the portions being so big even my teenage boys couldn't finish!! The adherence to the Covid recommendations were handled discreetly and I would recommend staying there or even dropping in for food.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ard Ri House Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at Ard Ri House Hotel
Responded 27 Aug 2020
Many thanks for your very kind review. We are thrilled with your feedback of the hotel and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Monica M wrote a review Nov 2020
Dublin, Ireland40 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This family hotel holds no faults. The staff were so friendly couldn’t do enough for us. The food was so tasty and piping hot. Breakfast is made to order and it’s clear they only buy the best produce. The roast beef would melt in your mouth. The lemon meringue so light. Rooms were lovely and spacious and you could control the heat yourself (radiators). Lovely lobby with open fire was so cozy and lovely to relax at. Place was spotless. Loads of sanitiser stations around the hotel. Well done to the staff and management. Gets my thumbs up
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ard Ri House Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at Ard Ri House Hotel
Responded 23 Jun 2021
Many thanks for your very kind review of the Ard Ri House Hotel We are delighted you had such an enjoyable stay and look forward to welcoming you back again Kind regards The Management Team
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Stephen Shevlin wrote a review Jun 2021
Letterkenny, Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a great place to stay, all staff are very friendly, polite and helpful. The receptionist checked me in and said that unfortunately the kitchen had just closed at 8pm and i had just missed the food, but she offered to make me a sandwich, which I declined as I wanted something more substantial. She then looked up some take aways for me and I then ate in my room after ordering a "Just Eat Takeaway Meal". I stayed a second night and had a breakfast and an evening meal, The food in the hotel is fantastic, as is the cleanliness of the hotel and bedrooms. I will continue to use this hotel for my business trips. Great place to stay and I can't emphasise enough how pleasant and helpful that the staff are.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 5 Jul 2021
Many thanks for your very kind review of the Ard Ri House Hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind regards The Management Team
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186609Margaret wrote a review Aug 2023
Galway, Ireland20 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently had a family reunion and stayed two nights in the Ard Rí House Hotel, Tuam, Co. Galway. We had a friendly and speedy check-in with Adrian. Our room was comfortable, spacious, bright and quiet on the 1st floor. The bathroom appeared to be recently renovated with rainwater shower and individual toiletries. Breakfast was the usual buffet style. We had a tasty meal the first evening in the Dick Dowling's Bar. The service and quality of food at the evening function was excellent. I would like to give a special thank you to Siobhan and Chloe for their hospitality and professionalism. It was a pleasure to meet and chat with the owner of the hotel Tom McHugh, which added to the personal touch. This is a beautiful hotel with friendly staff on the outskirts of Tuam easily accessed from Knock airport and the motorway from Shannon airport. We had a great family reunion in this pleasant and great value hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 20 Aug 2023
Many thanks for such a kind and thoughtful review, we are delighted with such pleasant feedback We look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind regards All the Team at Ard Ri House Hotel
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Marian R wrote a review Mar 2023
Limerick, Ireland14 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A very pleasant stay in this great value hotel. A nicely appointed and spacious bedroom. Bathroom appeared to be recently renovated, with rainwater shower, fog free mirror, and individual toiletries.
Quality of food , both at lunch and breakfast was excellent. Adrian on reception was extremely pleasant and helpful.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Room 103 faces onto the front car park, so can be noisy with late night revellers leaving the hotel.
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Response from Ard Ri House Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at Ard Ri House Hotel
Responded 17 Apr 2023
Many thanks for your kind review We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again Kind regards All the Team at Ard Ri House Hotel
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Answer from Anthony
Bratislava, Slovakia92 contributions32 helpful votes
Yes each room has its own private bathroom. Distance wise, the hotel is approximately 1.5km from Tuam city centre, so maybe a 15 minute walk
Rory B wrote a tip Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just chill out and enjoy the Craic"
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Marian R wrote a tip Mar 2023
Limerick, Ireland14 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 103 faces onto the front car park, so can be noisy with late night revellers leaving the hotel."
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GraceCola wrote a tip Oct 2022
Galway, Ireland6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking right outside the door. Lovely spacious warm and comfortable bar. Spotless facilities"
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33kellym wrote a tip May 2022
Belfast, United Kingdom130 contributions54 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is no room service & bring water with you, as there is none in the room."
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BREANNDÁN Ó wrote a tip Jan 2020
12 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Can't really"
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PRICE RANGE
€165 - €189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ard ri hotel
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayTuam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
51
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Which popular attractions are close to Ard Ri House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Knockma Forest Walk (1.6 km), Quilt Yarn Stitch (1.2 km), and Kawas at E.G.Cannava's (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ard Ri House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Ard Ri House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ard Ri House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ard Ri House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gather Restaurant, Cre na Cille, and The Galway Roast.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ard Ri House Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Ard Ri House Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ard Ri House Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Ard Ri House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cathedral of the Assumption Tuam (12.1 km), Abbeyknockmoy (11.8 km), and Temple Jarlath (12.2 km).
Is Ard Ri House Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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