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The White House
Ranked #165 of 188 Galway B&B and Inns
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“needs some attention”
Reviewed 4 August 2011

We've stayed in B&Bs before but this one was sadly lacking. From the outside looked good, great location etc but it is in need of some TLC to bring it up to standard. The furnishings were worn and dated. The decor was lack lustre and unwelcoming. The room we had was quite large but the en-suite was tiny, a bit of re-design and moving the bathroom wall out about a meter would gretaly improve the bathroom and take little away from the bedroom. Our party had 3 rooms and these comments applied to all the rooms we had. Because of the age of the fittings and furnishings it felt that cleanliness was poor - tile grout, shower curtains, carpets and linens were all old and in need of replacement.
Having said that the breakfast was good quality albeit with limited selections.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Murrumbateman, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2011

We (two adults, 14yo and 11yo) stayed a night here during our drive around Ireland. The B & B was in a great location - enjoyed a beautiful meal in the village of Salthill at a lovely little restaurant (the name escapes me, but it has a piano and they have meal specials - great!).

The beds were a little tired, however we enjoyed a good night's sleep, followed by a big breakfast in the morning. Sharon was very helpful, however her offsider looked as though someone had run over her cat!

A beautiful part of the coast - would recommend to fellow travellers!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

This is a wonderful B & B. Not an upscale fancy hotel but a warm and friendly Irish place to spend several nights at a great price. Breakfast is included, Sharon is a local and knows where to go for dining, pubs, and almost everything else. Made our stay.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Reviewed 1 May 2011

I must admit I was a bit weary about some of the reviews/comments in here, but nothing further from our experience: from the moment we arrived we were made feel very welcome. Our rooms (attic) were very nice & clean. If anything, the bathroom was on the small side, but still nice & clean. This was our first time in Galway, and we loved to find out we were only 15 min from the heart of the city, with al the pubs & restaurants at hand. 1st night we had traditional Fish & Chips @ McDonagh, in Quay St (Great food, but could do with nicer customer service). The next 2 nights, we discovered a little jewell, just a block away from Shop St: Finnegans (in the corner of Market St & Abbeygate St Upper), where we had dinner for 4 people, for €30. And it was plenty & good food.

We used this place as our base, as we explored nearby attractions as the Cliffs of Moher or the Aran Islands.

Back to the White House, we highly recommend it and we'll certainly be staying there again when we go back to Galway.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 17 March 2011

The room we stayed in (the bigger attic room) had so much character, space and a beautiful washroom with a jacuzzi. It was less expensive than the hostels in the city that we were trying to book and included breakfast. The staff were great. I would definitely recommend this spot. It's right on the promenade and it is a nice walk into the city, not far at all and very nice to actually be a little outside.

The bed was not the most comfortable bed in the world, but it does the trick and the hot water was limited in our room. But all in all, I'd really recommend staying here!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The White House
Address: The White House The White House The White House 2 Ocean Wave, Galway, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #165 of 188 B&Bs / Inns in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — The White House 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking Galway Bay, offering luxurious accommodation close to all main amenities ... more   less 
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