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The Western Hotel - Galway

3 star Hotel Galway

33 Prospect Hill - Galway

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 48.99
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Ideally located right in the heart of Galway city, just off Eyre Square, The Western Hotel perfectly combines the highest standard of accommodation with very competitive prices and boasts a long tradition of hospitality.
The hotel is also conveniently situated for enjoying the very best that Galway has to offer. All major entertainment attractions are very close at hand.
The newly refurbished property consists of 3 impressive Georgian-era buildings which have been incorporated, thus matching an old-style feel with modern services.
Hotel amenities include a welcoming bar, restaurant, and a small yet equipped meeting facility. For a fee, guests can use the leisure facilities at a nearby fitness center located a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Free parking is available (limited availability).

This hotel offers accessible paths of travel.

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Guest Rating 8.2 Very Good
Based on 24 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at The Western Hotel

A full breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10 AM for a fee.

Facilities at The Western Hotel

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Free parking
  • Valet service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Meeting Room
  • Internet/Email services
  • Baby sitter

Know before you go

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 10 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 25
  • Deposit: EUR 250 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

National rating

Official Ireland Rating provided by Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority)
Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 3 stars.
8.0

Clean

8.6

Location

7.8

Quiet

8.2

Spacious

8.2

Service

The Western Hotel reviews

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Ireland

Great location excellent breakfast and very friendly staff. Would definitely recommend the western to friends and will return the next time I'm in Galway.

2.7
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

no interaction by staff, building is old fashioned, & reception area lets it down badly, rooms basic but location great

9.2 Wonderful!
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

we stayed in a double room. The floor in our room was very noisy when walked on. the was nice and clean. If i had to say something about improving the room i would say the bathroom could be updated maybe and fixing the floor? but really over all it was lovely.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

best value in Galway for the midweek individual traveller, with own room and bathroom it cheaper than most hostels. Definitely recommend it and staff could not be more helpful particularly the receptionist and breakfast waiter. Just check if you have access issues as steps outside front door of hotel, there is a lift in hotel

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We had a very nice, clean, quiet double room at this property with free garage parking and full breakfast. The cost was reasonable. The staff were competent and pleasant. The property is located in the heart of Galway City and within an easy walk to shops, restaurants, pubs and tourist attractions. We enjoyed a great evening of live traditional music in the hotel's own pub. We would be happy to return to the Western Hotel and to recommend it to family and friends.

7.3 Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Stayed here for a week. Good situation, breakfast was good and lavish. Some remarks : the room was a little bit noisy (I could hear my neighbor's TV and also the traffic down on the street (my room overlooked it)). Room service was late (not before 5:00pm as far as I was concerned) and wasn't provided once. The hot water tap wasn't working properly.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

Galway is a place that you didn't know how much you'd enjoy a visit until you're given a reason to do so perhaps for business as I had been given. The city is so easy to get around and there is alot of history in the old town and now pedestrianised section of the main centre. The Western Hotel itself is just a few minutes walk from the Bus & Train station and also very centrally located for making it your base and exploring not only Galway but surrounding towns and counties. My room was spacious, cozy with warm colours and included a big well-lit bathroom providing plenty of hot water. My room was pleasantly quiet and the bonus of staying here was their very good restaurant serving excellent cuisine and breakfast in the morning. If you're looking for a nice get-away destination off the beaten path, do consider Galway and book at the Western Hotel - I hope to do so again, business or not! Thank you Beth and Sinead for your kind assistance during my stay.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

the staff were very accomodating, and very helpful. The rooms were lovely and spacious. Lovely place to stay

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Great older B&B Hotel on the ridge in Galway Short walk to the pedestrian mall/shops/pubs/restaurants Good breakfast in the morning Secure parking underground - get there early to get a good spot! Excellent staff. Recommend to anyone staying in Galway

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Excellent location close to everything you would want to walk to in downtown Galway (ie. 2 blocks to the New Coach Station where tours leave from, 2 blocks from Eyre Square, 4 blocks from the bus and train station etc.). WiFi right in the room. We stayed four nights and the price varied according to the night. Was on the expensive side for other places we stayed on our trip, but was very nice. We stayed in two different rooms since a third person joined us on the last night. The first room was across the street from a pub that broadcast their music outside. Some noise from there until about 11:00 each night. The second room was very quiet. Close to a grocery store (Marks and Spencer) to get fruit and snacks. Breakfast was excellent at the hotel with good variety and service.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Great Accomodation, the staff was very kind and the room (after the change from 106 to 304) was fantastic!

7.2 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was nice and friendly and the room was very spacious although the wallpaper was peeling off in places. It was clean and tidy though. The hotel staff were very helpful. Breakfast was quite good with a lot of choice. Fabulous speciality breads but the preserves were awful, really tasteless jam and marmalade which let down the rest of the standard of food. The live music in the bar was pretty awful at times! Overall though we enjoyed our stay and would most likely return again.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

Nice hotel just off Eyre Square (but far enough to be away from the pub crowds). Free WLAN in the bar and lobby on ground floor. Good spacious room, there was some disco music at nights but not loud enough to be annoying.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Monaco

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

5.6 Ordinary
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

6.1 Fair
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

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7.5 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at The Western Hotel, offering 40 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free (wired) high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and phones during their Galway City Centre visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional comforts include coffee/tea makers.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • High speed Internet access

How to reach The Western Hotel

By car From Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Shannon follow the road signs for Galway. As you approach Galway follow the City Centre signs and continue towards Eyre Square. The hotel is located 100 yards (90 metres) before you reach Eyre Square on your right-hand side. To enter the hotel's car park take a right-hand turn and then two sharp left turns. By train On exiting the station, walk towards the top of Eyre Square, passing O’Connells bar and NTL offices on the right. At corner of Richardsons pub, take a right turn onto Prospect Hill. Continue along Prospect Hill and the property is ahead on the left-hand side.

Distances from The Western Hotel

The Fountain - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Galway Tours - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
The Browne Doorway - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Eyre Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
St. Francis Abbey - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Galway Shopping Center - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Town Hall Theatre - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Lynch's Castle - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Lough Atalia - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
St. Augustine's Church - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
The Lynch Memorial - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Nora Barnacle House - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Taibhdhearc Theatre - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Bold Art Gallery - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for The Western Hotel is Galway (GWY) - 7.7 km / 4.8 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services The Western Hotel

  • Free parking
  • Valet service