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Forster Court Hotel
Ranked #24 of 47 Hotels in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great location and friendly helpful staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

We are just back from a 2-night stay at this hotel. We got a deal through 'grab-one' and had expected to get second-class treatment as a result. This couldnt have been firther from the truth. We got a complimentary drink in the bar on arrival. Our room was spacious, clean, comfortable and well appointed. The hair-dryer wasnt up to much but the rarely are in hotels. We had a 3-course dinner included in out package where we got to choose from a varied menu. Food was tasty and well presented and the waiting staff were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was great too - you got to order cooked breakfast from a menu rather than the usual dried up buffet style offerings you get some places. There is a carpark at the back of the hotel which residents get a reduced rate at - it will still cost 10 euro per day but it better than having to pay full price and I cant see anything else that the hotel can do about the parking situation. Its central location makes up for this as you are only minutes walk from the main shopping areas, bars and restaurants. One final nice touch was the loaf of homemade bread and cookies we got when we checked out. Definitely I would stay here again if going to visit Galway and would recommend to family and friends.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Groidcognac1971
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niall051, General Manager at Forster Court Hotel, responded to this review, 1 April 2012
Dear Groidcognac,

On behalf of the team I would like to thank you for taking time to post your comments on your recent stay at The Forster Court Hotel Galway.
We are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay and you found all the team welcoming and friendly and you enjoyed your evening meal in Elwood’s Steak & seafood restaurant.
Thank you for your comments reference the hair dryer I shall review and come up with a suitable solution.
I hope you enjoyed our homemade brown bread and cookies.
We do hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Forster Court in the near further.
Best Wishes from all the Team,

Kind Regards,

Niall Coffey,
General Manager,
The Forster Court Hotel.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

Great located hotel with great service. Rooms were good size , modern and well maintained . Possibly a little over heated. Bar was good with good selection of food. Well worth the money . Galway is great

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Thank Croftomjohn
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niall051, General Manager at Forster Court Hotel, responded to this review, 1 April 2012
Dear Croftomjohn,

On behalf of the team I would like to thank you for taking time to post your comments on your recent stay at The Forster Court Hotel Galway.
We are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay and you found all the team welcoming and friendly.
We are delighted that you enjoyed Elwood’s Bar and found the extensive menu to your liking.
I have adjusted the heat in all the rooms to insure all guests have maximum comfort in the rooms.
We do hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Forster Court in the near further.
Best Wishes from all the Team,

Kind Regards,

Niall Coffey,
General Manager,
The Forster Court Hotel.
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Dublin
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

We had no complaints whatsoever about the hotel. The staff were courteous and friendly. The food was excellent and the fact that you could have breakfast at any time was an added bonus, you were under no pressure having to rush and face queues for tables at a deadline time!!! I would definitely recommend this hotel. The only small thing was that the rooms were very warm and we had to turn off the heat.

Room Tip: We visited in rag week and were at the front of the hotel which was a little noisy but it did not bo...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TheWeeCountyCouple
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niall051, General Manager at Forster Court Hotel, responded to this review, 1 April 2012
Dear Gilbren,

On behalf of the team I would like to thank you for taking time to post your comments on your recent stay at The Forster Court Hotel Galway.
We are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay and you found all the team welcoming and friendly.
Thank you for your comments on breakfast we find that our guest love that there is no rush to get up early as we serve our freshly cooked full Irish all day.
I have adjusted the heat in all the rooms to insure all guests have maximum comfort in the rooms.
We do hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Forster Court in the near further.
Best Wishes from all the Team,

Kind Regards,

Niall Coffey,
General Manager,
The Forster Court Hotel.
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Stayed here for two nights on a midweek value break. It was a lovely hotel, brilliant location, just off eyre square. The staff were lovely and polite, and although not what you would call "luxurious", we had everything we needed. I would reccommend it, above all for convienence to the city, and they did a grand breakfast also.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank dankirk
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niall051, General Manager at Forster Court Hotel, responded to this review, 1 April 2012
Dear dankirk,

On behalf of the team I would like to thank you for taking time to post your comments on your recent stay at The Forster Court Hotel Galway.
We are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay and you found all the team welcoming and friendly.
We do hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Forster Court in the near further.
Best Wishes from all the Team,

Kind Regards,

Niall Coffey,
General Manager,
The Forster Court Hotel.
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Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
66 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Stayed two nights b&b and ate dinner on one evening; had a wonderful time. The staff in this hotel are exemplary - the friendliest and most helpful that I have ever encountered. I would recommend this hotel as a great place to stay in Galway.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Kerryman92
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niall051, General Manager at Forster Court Hotel, responded to this review, 1 April 2012
Dear Kerryman92,

On behalf of the team I would like to thank you for taking time to post your comments on your recent stay at The Forster Court Hotel Galway.
We are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay and you found all the team welcoming and friendly.
We do hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Forster Court in the near further.
Best Wishes from all the Team,

Kind Regards,

Niall Coffey,
General Manager,
The Forster Court Hotel.
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Additional Information about Forster Court Hotel

Property: Forster Court Hotel
Address: Forster Court Hotel Forster Street, Galway, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Galway
#5 Business Hotel in Galway
#8 Romantic Hotel in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — Forster Court Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated just off Eyre Square, the hotel offers you the freedom to explore Galway’s many attractions and festivals including the Galway Races, Galway Arts Festival and the Galway Oyster Festival.With 50 luxurious bedrooms and our newly refurbished "Elwoods Bar & Grill". The Forster Court Hotel is the perfect location whether business or pleasure. It has everything you want from a city centre hotel.With every need anticipated and no detail overlooked, Forster Court Hotel in Galway city centre offers style, luxury, relaxation and above all else professional and attentive service from our dedicated team. ... more   less 
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