Skeffington Arms Hotel - Galway

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

Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

The superior Skeffington Arms Hotel lies in a vibrant area of Galway. Since 2007, it has been hosting guests in the heart of Galway.

Skeffington Arms Hotel is also minutes away from Druid Theatre, Nora Barnacle House and Galway City Museum. The property is located within a 10-minute walk to the center of Galway.

Leisureland is 2.3 km from the hotel and Royal Tara China Visitor Centre is about 1.9 km away.

Bold Art Gallery train station is nearby. Due to its location 65 km from Shannon airport, it will take about 65 minutes' drive to get there.

Rooms

Skeffington Arms Hotel features rooms with a traditional interior that come with an iron with ironing board, a writing table, individual climate control, a laptop safe and complimentary Wi-Fi for a pleasant stay in Galway. A kettle and coffee/tea makers are also provided for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Guests can unwind at the relaxing Skeff bar serving a wide range of cocktails and beers. Brasserie On The Corner and Renzo Cafe offer an assortment of dishes within 150 meters of the property.

Services

There are a luggage storage, a designated area for smoking and a safe deposit box at guests' disposal.

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

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Smoke detectors

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Entertainment

Room facilities

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

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • 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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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Best 3 Star Hotels in Ireland

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Rooms and availability

Skeffington Arms Hotel photos Room
Single Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 15 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Each single room is individually decorated in a traditional style with tea and coffee making facilities, also has a private bathroom. Ideal for business stays.

Room facilities
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    Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 15 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Each double room is individually decorated in a traditional style with tea and coffee making facilities, also has a private bathroom.

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      Twin Room
      Bed type: 2 Single beds
      Size: 25 sq. feet
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      Each twin room is individually decorated in a traditional style with tea and coffee making facilities, also has a private bathroom.

      Room facilities
        Skeffington Arms Hotel photos Room
        Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 15 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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        Each double room is individually decorated in a traditional style with tea and coffee making facilities, also has a private bathroom.

        Room facilities

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Skeffington Arms Hotel - Galway Galway location
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          Hotel Address:

          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 RecommendedGalwaySkeffington Arms Hotel

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

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          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 RecommendedGalwaySkeffington Arms Hotel

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

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          Skeffington Arms Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at 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 Skeffington Arms Hotel - Galway Galway location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          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 RecommendedGalwaySkeffington Arms Hotel

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

          Use Badge