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Ross Lake House Hotel in Galway is a splendid 19th Century Georgian House. Built in 1850, this charming Galway hotel is formerly an estate house of the landed gentry, who prized it for its serenity. Set amidst rambling woods and rolling lawns, it is truly a haven of peace and tranquillity.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
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Tennis court
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Graham Hunter wrote a review May 2022
Derry, United Kingdom6 contributions
My wife and I stayed in this lovely old worldly hotel, set in beautiful grounds. Lovely breakfast, and nice evening meal, we did not mind breakfast 9/10am and evening meal 8/9pm. Henry and Elaine were lovely hosts, plenty of chat and craic, I am only so sorry that they have decided to retire, as we would have loved to revisit them. Our room was very clean and excellent bathroom. Best wishes Henry and Elaine, happy retirement. Graham and Esdale
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Now if you are looking for a very modern hotel, this might not suit you, perfect for a mature...
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Roger924 wrote a review May 2022
Madison, Wisconsin44 contributions22 helpful votes
This is a hotel with a main lounge and bar from a 1850 house. The room was quite large with high cielings. The driveway up is a paradise of a wonderful lazy river with beautiful trees. There is plenty of parking. The breakfast wa shot with many choices. They serve meals in a quiet refined dining room. The owner tends the bar at night and loves to listen and talk about their travels to Morocco and the history of the Hotel. The hotel is however not on a lake but close to one. The peace and quiet makes it a wonderful secret place for a getaway or for a place to see the Connemare park and the countryside
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Claire C wrote a review May 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Having paid for 4 star experience ...it didn't even come close...old & tired ...stuck in the past ...lack of promised facilities disappointing...strict 1hr slot for both breakfast & dinner was a ridiculous...their fast speed wifi was deadly slow or non existent hot water was very hit & miss no tea/coffee making facilities we had to make do with fill ups of our own flasks for this...the hotel was locked & bolted at night with no night staff & no1 on duty till well after 8am ...most of their awards are 10 or 15yrs old...don't waste your hard earned money on this not so luxury experience
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Christy S wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Great 2 days in a charming house hotel hosted by Henry & Elaine. While it was a new experience for us the Hotel was clean and everything worked as it should. Food was great, met with other holiday makers where we shared our stories of the places we visited on the day. Great experience.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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duffo wrote a review Jul 2021
Tarbert, Ireland77 contributions72 helpful votes
Henry and Elaine Reid, the owners of this country house hotel, do everything right for an enjoyable,relaxing stay. We had a comfortable room. Breakfast is excellent served by efficient friendly staff. A cosy bar is ideal for pre and post dinner drinks. Great wine list and very tasty food . Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shellyhell wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed for 3 nights and loved it! Our room was comfortable and clean, every meal was amazing and Henry and Elaine were wonderful hosts! It’s a very traditional set-up, drinks in the bar before dinner, which is served between 7pm and 8pm. Overall it felt really homely and I’d love to stay again, for the homemade brown bread if nothing else!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kammy wrote a review Sep 2020
Blessington, Ireland2 contributions1 helpful vote
Faked by stunning photos and overweighted good reviews, I paid more than 300 euros for 2 nights. What I got was an unpleasant smelly old house! The room was a completely different room from the photo provided!! With broken wall paint... No heating!In the morning the dawn spores make the windows sweat like a pig! ( imagine how cold and humid it is) 1 bottle of 300ml water for 2 persons 2 days! No kettle no tea or coffee in the room ( it’s what a 4 star hotel should be like??) The breakfast portion smaller than half all day breakfast. Dinner served only between 7-8pm. Hotel closes at 11pm. When it’s closed it’s closed. You don’t have spare key for enter. The house is empty, you won’t find any staffs to complain...
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Inmigrante wrote a review Sep 2020
Ireland129 contributions122 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed at Ross Lake House Hotel recently for five nights. We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of our stay - the welcome, the accommodation, the food and the high level of service - and would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone planning a country house hotel break in rural west of Ireland. As we were staying for five nights we decided to treat ourselves to a suite We had a comfortable well furnished sitting room with a flat screen TV and door leading out to the gardens. The bedroom was spacious with a king bed and more than ample wardrobe and drawer space. The bathroom was more than big enough with a shower over bath and two wash hand basins. The wifi signal in the suite was consistently good during our stay. Breakfast was cooked to order and offered us the choice we wanted. We had dinner in the hotel each evening and found the menu varied and based on local produce. The wine list had an adequate selection of wines - old and new world - and there was Guinness and lager on draft. We enjoyed every meal - well cooked dishes nicely presented and a professional yet friendly level of service. This is a small (13 rooms) country house hotel in a rural location 30 minutes drive from the city of Galway and ideally located for exploring Connemara and Clare . We were able during our stay to fit in trips to Galway, Clifden and Bunratty as well as exploring the beautiful Connemara countryside. We are already looking forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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alannasmith142016 wrote a review Nov 2019
Superior, Wisconsin23 contributions35 helpful votes
I truly wish I could give this hotel more than 5 stars. My husband and I stayed at Ross Lake House for two nights in September 2019 and I was so, so sad that we couldn't stay longer. The location is several km outside of Galway city, so if you are looking for a place within walking distance, this would not be the right fit. Instead, it is a bit outside of town, tucked away in the woods in such a beautiful setting. The charm of this place is outstanding; we loved our room with its big four poster bed (and modern bathroom!), the sitting room with two fireplaces, and the library/bar area. We had dinner one night and it was worth every penny, such a special experience. Henry and Elaine make your stay even better with personal attention and recommendations. My only hope is I can travel to Galway again in the future and stay here (for longer than two nights!). Treat yourself to this wonderful, unique property.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Jim T wrote a review Oct 2019
Winnipeg, Canada140 contributions83 helpful votes
This is truly the Ireland we wanted to experience, with fantastic hosts, great accommodations, attentive staff, and an intimate setting. The house, or manor home is snug, cozy, and is placed back away from everything, so that you feel like you’ve left time behind. The food and dining experience is top notch, and make sure you spend you time before bed, in their little bar, sipping an Irish coffee (which is probably the best you’ll ever have), or a perfectly pulled pint. By the way, finding your way to the house will probably make you believe your lost...just keep following the directions...it’s truly part of the charm!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$202 - US$210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayOughterard
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ross Lake House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Ross Lake House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Glengowla Mines & Family Farm Experience (6.8 km), Brigit's Garden & Cafe (4.6 km), and Aughnanure Castle (3.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ross Lake House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Ross Lake House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ross Lake House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ross Lake House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Connemara Greenway Café & Restaurant, Hallorans Restaurant, and Powers Thatched Bar & Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Ross Lake House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Aughnanure Castle (3.0 km).