The Skeffington Arms Hotel - Galway

1 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland, 00000  show map
 3 stars
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The Skeffington Arms Hotel - Galway

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Wheelchair access
 Air conditioning

Overview

The Skeffington Arms Hotel is located in a vibrant area of Galway in close proximity to Go Karting, Salthill Beaches and Galway Atlantaquaria. Since 2007, it has been hosting guests in the heart of Galway.

The city center is 1 km away from the hotel. The hotel is 300 meters away from Church of St. Nicholas and National University of Galway.

The intimate hotel offers quick access to bars and restaurants.

The property enjoys superb location within a 65-minute drive to Shannon airport.

Rooms

There are 24 en-suite rooms appointed with a writing desk, TV, free Wi-Fi, individual climate control and a DVD player. They come with a kettle and coffee/tea makers as well as bathrooms with a hairdryer, a bathtub and a shower.

Eat & Drink

The hotel invites guests to the Skeff bar to relax with a drink.

Services

Guests can rent bicycles on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   24.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access

Services

  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area

Leisure facilities

  • Entertainment

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

1 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland, 00000

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City Center
  • Galway
    700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Galway Railway Station
    700 ft
  • Bold Art Gallery
    1400 ft
Restaurants
  • Brasserie On The Corner
    400 ft
  • Renzo Cafe (cuisine: Italian)
    600 ft
Parks
  • Eyre Square
    200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    24

Hotel Awards

IrishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedGalwayThe Skeffington Arms Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best 3 Star Hotels in Ireland

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Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 15 sq. feet
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  • Private bathroom
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Skeffington Arms Hotel - Galway Galway location
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    Hotel Address:

    1 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland, 00000

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Galway
      700 ft
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Galway Railway Station
      700 ft
    • Bold Art Gallery
      1400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Brasserie On The Corner
      400 ft
    • Renzo Cafe (cuisine: Italian)
      600 ft
    Parks
    • Eyre Square
      200 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2010
    • Number of rooms:
      24

    Hotel Awards

    IrishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedGalwayThe Skeffington Arms Hotel

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best 3 Star Hotels in Ireland

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    The Skeffington Arms Hotel Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Galway Walking Tours - 400 ft

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 400 ft

    Places of interest

    • Lynch’s Castle - 400 ft
    • Annaghdown Parish - 400 ft
    • Shop Street - 700 ft
    • The Market - 700 ft
    • Saint Nicholas' Collegiate Church - 1000 ft
    • Salmon Weir bridge - 1400 ft
    • Spanish Arch - 1700 ft
    • NUI Galway - 2700 ft
    • National University of Ireland - 2700 ft
    • IT Building NUIG - 3000 ft
    • The Claddagh - 3300 ft
    • Galway Technical Institute - 3300 ft

    Train stations

    • Galway Railway Station - 400 ft
    • Bold Art Gallery - 1000 ft

    Sport related

    • Sail West - 700 ft

    Amusement

    • Galway Bay - 400 ft

    Monuments and Landmarks

    • St. Nicholas Collegiate Church - 1000 ft
    • Galway Cathedral - 1700 ft
    • National University of Galway - 2300 ft
    • University College Hospital Galway - 3300 ft

    Museums

    • Eyre Square - 400 ft
    • Kenny's Art Gallery - 700 ft
    • Galway City Museum - 1700 ft
    • An Dun Transport & Heritage - 3700 ft

    Parks

    • Galway Greyhound Stadium - 3000 ft
    • Galway Greyhound Stadium - 3000 ft

    Theaters

    • Bo-Bo The Clown - 400 ft

    Business areas

    • Galway Shopping Center - 2000 ft

    Local attractions

    • Galway City Karting - 5300 ft
      7 Liosban Industrial Estate, Galway
    • Leisureland - 1.4 mi
      The Promenade, Galway
    • Rinville Park - 5.2 mi
      Rinville, Galway
    • Galway Atlantaquaria - 1.4 mi
      The Prom, Galway
    • Salthill Beaches - 1.8 mi
      Salthill, Galway

    Near the hotel

    • Eyre Square - 200 ft
      Eyre Square, Galway
    • Church of St. Nicholas - 900 ft
      Market Street, Galway
    • The Abbey - 1300 ft
      8 St. Francis Street, Galway
    • The Claddagh Ring Museum - 1600 ft
      Quay St., Galway
    • Galway City Museum - 800 ft
      Spanish Arch, Galway
    • Nora Barnacle House - 1100 ft
      8 Bowling Green, Galway
    • Galway Cathedral - 1700 ft
      University and Gaol Rds., Galway

    Restaurants nearby

    • Brasserie On The Corner - 400 ft

      Address: Eglinton Street
      Phone: 091 530 333

      72% likes this, based on 197 reviews

    • Venice Cafe Restorante - 700 ft

      Address: 20 Lower Abbeygate Street
      Phone: 091-530751

      83% likes this, based on 198 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian

    • The Cottage Bar - 900 ft

      Address: Lower Salthill
      Phone: 091 583 723

      83% likes this, based on 77 reviews
      Price Range: USD 7 - USD 24

    • Renzo Cafe - 600 ft

      Address: 32 Eyre Street
      Phone: 091 568888

      79% likes this, based on 57 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian

    • Lunares - 800 ft

      Address: 3, Daly's Place
      Phone: (+353) 91 445618

      76% likes this, based on 88 reviews
      Cuisine: Spanish

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2010
    • Number of rooms:
      24

    Hotel Awards

    IrishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedGalwayThe Skeffington Arms Hotel

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best 3 Star Hotels in Ireland

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    The Skeffington Arms Hotel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Skeffington Arms Hotel

    Average guest rating

    8.6out of 10
    Superb
    Based on 121 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Group of friends
      8.8

      The location is terrific. Right on the square and easy walking distance to many attractions. The bar was fun. Cool atmosphere. Lots of dark, heavy wood. Old European feel.

      The side of the hotel where I stayed was very noisy. Sounded like someone rolling beer barrels down the alley at all times of night and early morning. There was also the strong smell of food cooking that came in through the windows. Be sure to ask for a room not on that alley.

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      There were a few things amiss in our room - sink cracked, the lock to the bathroom door stuck and the handle to window loose. And our friends' room's bathroom was very mouldy and there was a bad odour from it.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      The staff are genuinely friendly and most helpful, the hotel is very well run, and our room was well equipped and perfectly presented. We were staying only two nights but the towels were changed and all else replaced for the second day. The location is probably the best in Galway city centre with Eyre Square in front and very restricted through traffic. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back.

    • Single
      7.8

      Very noisy at night, tried to call the night porter on 3 different occasions and there was no reply.

    • Single
      8.2

      The breakfast was very good, and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. The room was spacious. The location was great -- easy to/from the train station and very close to the shopping in Galway.

      They had advertised free wifi service throughout the hotel, and that's why I chose it over a less expensive hotel, but I could not get a serviceable signal in my room nor in the lobby. The only place you could use hair styling tools in front of a mirror was the darkest corner of the room. No housekeeping service, they just left some fresh towels & toiletries by my door in the hallway.

    • Group of friends
      10.0

      The rooms were modern and clean. The food in the bar was really good for bar food. The location of the hotel is on Eyre square so it's fantastic. The check in staff were brilliant and extremely helpful over our 2 night stay. Would definitely recommend!!!

    • Single
      8.2

      bar/restaurant/food all in one location , late bar, well supervised, reception staff super helpful

    • Group of friends
      9.2

      Staff were helpful and rooms were nicely decorated and well ventilated, showers were brill, really powerful, and excellant location, good band and good door men, really young people were in a different level, good co ordination

      3 of us stayed the night so we booked 1 single room and 1 double room, I was staying in single room, however my room was huge, I had a queen bed which would fit 6 people in, the couple got a tiny room with only a double bed and were walking into each other, I swapped with them but the hotel should have allocated the rooms better!! Otherwise lovely stay and excellant location

    • Group of friends
      8.8

      Very central location. Room was modern and spotless. Our room was to the rear of the hotel and overlooked a lane with an adjoining nite-club's smoking area. Noise was not a problem with us although if the plan was not to be up too late I would perhaps request a room at the front of the hotel instead. Staff were very friendly and corteous.We booked room-only and full irish breakfast was only 7euro!. The price of the hotel was a few euro dearer than some hotels a mile or two outside town, but was worth it for the convenience of the city centre location. We had a very enjoyable, hassle free stay !.

    • Group of friends
      8.2

      Great location, excellent breakfast included, friendly staff, decent rooms.

      Leak in hallway that soaked carpets and seemed like no one was fixing.

    • Single
      8.2

      I didnt like the fire alarm going off at 3.30 in the morning and was dissapointed there was no bath in my room

    • Older travelers
      5.0

      Location. Absolutely nothing else

      This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. That includes many other countries in Europe. We stay in lots of hotels as we go away about 6 times a year. It was like a bar with awful rooms overhead. ( we saw some room doors' open as we were leaving and the rooms were far superior to ours). I think we may have been given a room for one as it was very small and one chair and one armchair and a tiny table. There was no soap and no hair dryer. It overlooked some roofs of buildings - that was the view from the window. It was more expensive than other 4 star hotels in central Galway - which we have stayed in - but they unfortunately were booked out. We were extremely disappointed and would advise you to remove it from your list of Galway hotels. I hope to contact the manager at the weekend as the reception staff did not seem to be interested. We book frequently with Booked.net and hope that you take reviews seriously. This is the first time we had any complaint about any of your hotels. I feel very sad that this is a hotel in our own country - Ireland. A total rip off and not up to standard of a 1 star hotel.

    • Single
      10.0

      I found the hotel very good,staff very friendly and helpfull

    • Family with children
      8.2

      The location was fantastic, right in the centre of Galway. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The pub downstairs was excellent.

      It was very noisy until the wee hours of the morning, although we had been forewarned. The pillows were terrible and the bed was not the most comfortable.

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      It was a good place to stay very central and the staff were very helpful

    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Skeffington Arms Hotel - Galway Galway location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    1 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland, 00000

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Galway
      700 ft
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Galway Railway Station
      700 ft
    • Bold Art Gallery
      1400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Brasserie On The Corner
      400 ft
    • Renzo Cafe (cuisine: Italian)
      600 ft
    Parks
    • Eyre Square
      200 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2010
    • Number of rooms:
      24

    Hotel Awards

    IrishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedGalwayThe Skeffington Arms Hotel

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best 3 Star Hotels in Ireland

    Use Badge