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Skeffington Arms Hotel

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by Brian on Mar 3 2014 19:02

Room was lovely, clean and warm, we were expecting it to be noisy but we didn't hear anything at all and it was a Friday night - (The Crunchies were a nice touch, by the way) Staff were lovely and helpful

by ElBandito on Nov 28 2012 16:00

Great hotel! Perfect location in the very centre of Galway. The only downside was noise coming from the pub downstairs despite closed windows and drawn curtains. I'd say this is the only thing folks at the Skeff need to work on. Otherwise, pure bliss:)

by patricia mcgowran on Oct 25 2012 23:22

great place,galway has the craic!!!!!!!only problem was no car park,well done skeff.

by cLAIRE on Sep 24 2012 16:05

really enjoyed our stay at the skeff, beautiful bedroom, great location, fantastic bar, breakfast not great through , sausages weren't cooked, but it won't stop us from staying again, we will be back, thanks very much

by reviewer45964215 on Sep 15 2012 18:06

Stayed here on a short mid week break, thought it was fantastic, staff very friendly, location ideal, and even made use of the free entry into the hotels nite club. Room was brilliant, fantastic shower, very clean, neat and tidy, lovely selection of teas. All in all a great night was had and we are already planing a return visit, pity it was only for the one night.

by Gerry on Sep 11 2012 20:29

Great Location, very clean, staff very helpful, breakfast excellent. Will definately be back.

by reviewer56371719 on Sep 10 2012 11:02

Brilliant Hotel, excellent location, staff were great, everything went really well, the only downside is the parking is a bit of a treck and with suitcases etc it's a bit of a nightmare but apart from that we had a great stay and would definitely go back!

by Jim on Jun 30 2012 10:34

Excellent ,well situated hotel for a fun night in Galway. Don't come for the peace and quiet !!

by Jeffer on Jun 16 2012 06:36

Tidy and clean enviorment. Good service and especially yummy breakfast in the morning.

by joyce on Jun 8 2012 10:33

myself and a friend stayed in the skeffington on a sunday nite jst 4 1 night , d rooms wer fab and d staff wer very helpful and day wer absolutly luvly :)

by Neil Collins on May 27 2012 15:00

We enjoyed our recent stay at the Skeff, helped by the sweltering weather that hit Galway last week. Galway is a great short-break location, and the Skeff is centrally located on Eyre Square. I parked my car in Dyke Rd about 10 mins walk away, but could have used their car-park offer (€9 for 24 hours). Check-in was quick, friendly, and efficient. The room was adequate, with a decent sized bathroom. They put us in a quiet part of the hotel. The breakfast range was good - plenty of choice, and the staff were very attentive. It exceeded my expectations, and I'll be back.

by Maria on Apr 29 2012 15:48

Staff were very friendly, rooms were lovely, very central to shops. Very enjoyable stay.

by linda on Feb 27 2012 18:58

We had a great time at the Skeffington hotel! Great room, extremely friendly staff, fab brekkie & great price Would deffo return! Other hoteliers need to take a leaf from their book!

by mr purdue on Feb 17 2012 19:34

Nice and clean , very helpful staff , pity we couldn't work the air conditioner

by Kim Weafer on Dec 12 2011 13:10

I stayed in the Skeffington Arms Hotel last weekend (december 9th). The rooms were warm and cosy. The beds are very comfortable. Each room had a plasma tv. On arrival we were met with a very friendly smile and quick and efficient check in. However, the reception area was a bit grubby. After getting our room keys we headed up to our room via the lift service. The lift smelled awful. Like smelly feet and stale vomit. And the outer landing wasn't much better. However after going through the door that leads to the main landings there was a big change. Landing smelled beautiful. Carpets were spotless and painted walls were very clean. Our rooms were spotless from the immaculate bathroom to clean floors and carpets. The breakfast was gorgeous and carvery in the bar was very tasty. Every member of staff I encountered were so friendly and helpful. So top marks for that. Location fantastic too. All in all a very good hotel for location, cleanliness and friendliness.

by aine on Nov 28 2011 18:03

All the Staff were very friendly and professional.. The breakfast was excellent providing a wide variety of food, with lots of healthy options as well as the traditional options. The location is very convenient. Good value for money and worth a return visit. Five star rating

by Kitty on Nov 23 2011 16:13

We had a great time in this hotel. The location is fantastic as it's right in the heart of Eyre Square and beside the bus and train station. The staff in the Skeffington Hotel are the nicest, most friendly and helpful we have ever encountered. The room was warm and cosy, if a little basic, the food and entertainment were both very good and we will definitely go back again.

by Paula Leavy on Jun 7 2011 13:26

great value and ideally located on eyre square, in the centre of everything. the staff were very helpfull and polite emma on reception was so freindly and very professional. The rooms were plenty big lovely big bed and were kept very clean, they have a lovely big shower. We had included in price 2 course evening meal lovey fresh food & staff again so friendly and what a great breakfast we got and again more great staff. We will stay here again the next time we are in galway its a wee gem of a hotel. Thanks for making our stay so wonderful

by cat81 on May 3 2011 12:31

We stayed in the Skeff for 2 nights & could not fault it one bit. One of the nicest hotels we have stayed in & the staff were so friendly & couldn't have been nicer. Will definitely stay here again the next time in Galway

by Mark Heffernan on Apr 7 2011 10:14

Very friendly staff, great location. Our only complaint was that the rooms were slightly on the small side as we had our 5 month old with us. There wasn't a lot of room for his cot. But other than that we had a very enjoyable stay. Thanks to all at the Skeff.

by H O'N on Mar 28 2011 20:38

Had a wonderful stay in the Skeftington Arms, lovely room, beautiful food and friendly staff. Couldn't fault a thing and would happily go back again.

by john on Feb 28 2011 11:52

what an absolute pleasure it is for me to write such a positive review on this hotel. firstly at 35 euro per head it was great value, secondly it is ideally located on eyre square, in the centre of everything. thirdly the staff were helpfull polite and very professional, finally the rooms were plenty big and were kept very clean, they had a fine big shower and what a breakfast we got. needless to say the next time i'm in galway its the skeffington for me. thanks for making my stay in galway a good one

by carlow on Feb 21 2011 14:14

Great location. Clean room.

by Hogs on Feb 18 2011 09:15

Great hotel, the staff were all very nice,the only problem we had was with the heating system in the room is is not a standard rad , its a hot air system controlled by a remote control. it did not work ,we stayed in a cold room for the night. , the manager tried to fix it but he was not able . But we would still go back again .

by ali on Feb 17 2011 13:08

Breakfasts are very nice,Restaurant and Bar food good, Staff helpful and pleasant stayed for two nights. Situated on Eyre Square near train and bus station. Near Shops. Alice stayed 13 to 15 Feb 2011
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Hotel Details

The Skeffington Arms Hotel is ideally located in an enviable position, overlooking the newly refurbished Eyre Square. With just 24 bedrooms a strong emphasis is on personal service and attention to detail, so whether its business or pleasure our friendly and helpful staff will make your visit an enjoyable one and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you to Galway and the Skeffington Arms Hotel.

Check In From - 3:00 pm : Check Out Up To - 12:00 pm

Cancellation Description : Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description : The Hotel is on Eyre Square in the center of Galway City

Area Description : The Skeffington Arms Hotel is ideally located in an enviable position, overlooking the newly refurbished Eyre Square, within walking distance of rail & bus terminals and just a short stroll from an array of shops, restaurants, bars and theatres.

Hotel Location
Hotel Facilities

Hotel Children Facilities

  • Cot available on request

Hotel Restaurant

  • Early bird menu
  • Lunch served
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
  • Vegetarian options

Things To Do In The Area

  • Guided tours
  • Horse racing
  • Theatre
  • Live music venues
  • Cafe
  • Night clubs
  • Amusment arcades
  • Golfing
  • Sea fishing
  • Boat trips
  • River fishing
  • Concert venues
  • Horse riding
  • Historical trails
  • Bowling
  • Local sightseeing
  • Cinema
  • Shopping
  • Museums
  • Go to the beach

Hotel Venue Entertainment

  • Christmas parties
  • Night club
  • Theatre for shows & plays close by
  • Music venue for concerts close by

Hotel Guest Services

  • Secure car parking at a charge
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Internet access
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry facility
  • Charged car parking

Hotel Leisure Club

  • Available nearby at a charge

Hotel Bar

  • Bar food menu
  • Weekend Entertainment
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Fully licenced Bar
  • Sky sports available in bar