Skeffington Arms Hotel - Galway

Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland, 00000show map
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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 3 Star Hotels in Ireland

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Overview

Skeffington Arms Hotel offers a superior accommodation with a designated area for smoking, a safe deposit box and a luggage storage. Skeffington Arms Hotel has been welcoming guests to its en-suite rooms since 2007.

The hotel is located in the heart of Galway, 1500 meters away from Leisureland and 2.2 km from Galway Atlantaquaria . Skeffington Arms Hotel lies within a 10-minute walk from the center of Galway.

Restaurants and bars are set close to the property.

Skeffington Arms Hotel is set 65 km from Shannon airport.

Rooms

For a comfortable stay in Galway Skeffington Arms Hotel offers 24 rooms fitted with complimentary Wi-Fi, individual climate control, a laptop safe, a writing desk and an iron with ironing board. Guests can take advantage of a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries supplied in the bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

At the relaxing sports bar guests will enjoy a selection of beers and cocktails. Italian specialties are served at Venice Cafe Restorante, which is 200 meters away.

Services

The on-site bicycle rentals are also available.

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
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Children's menu

Spa & Leisure

  • Night club
  • Entertainment

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:00FREECheck-out08:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Salmon Weir bridgeSalmon Weir bridge1400 ft
Spanish ArchSpanish Arch1700 ft
The CladdaghThe Claddagh3000 ft
Galway Technical InstituteGalway Technical Institute3000 ft
Galway Railway StationGalway Railway Station400 ft
Galway Shopping CenterGalway Shopping Center2000 ft
Galway Greyhound StadiumGalway Greyhound Stadium3000 ft
Eyre SquareEyre Square400 ft
Bold Art GalleryBold Art Gallery1000 ft
St. Nicholas' Collegiate ChurchSt. Nicholas' Collegiate Church1000 ftMarket Street
Galway CathedralGalway Cathedral1600 ftUniversity and Gaol Rds. Cathedral Square
Galway CathedralGalway Cathedral1600 ftUniversity and Gaol Rds. Cathedral Square
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Brasserie On The CornerBrasserie On The Corner400 ftEglinton Street
Renzo CafeRenzo Cafe500 ft32 Eyre Street
Venice Cafe RestoranteVenice Cafe Restorante600 ft20 Lower Abbeygate Street
LunaresLunares800 ft3, Daly's Place
The Cottage BarThe Cottage Bar900 ftLower Salthill
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Galway Cultural InstituteGalway Cultural Institute1.1 mi
Galway-Mayo Institute of TechnologyGalway-Mayo Institute of Technology1.6 mi
Galway RacecourseGalway Racecourse2.7 mi
Royal Tara China Visitor CentreRoyal Tara China Visitor Centre1.2 mi
Galway Irish Crystal Heritage CentreGalway Irish Crystal Heritage Centre1.2 mi
Galway Golf ClubGalway Golf Club2.1 mi
Glenlo Abbey Hotel Golf CourseGlenlo Abbey Hotel Golf Course2.1 mi
Dunguaire CastleDunguaire Castle10.5 mi KinvaraIreland
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Getting around
Airports
Carnmore (GWY)4.9 mi
Connemara (NNR)17.6 mi
Train
Galway Railway Station700 ft
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  125  reviews
  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

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

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    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!!!

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

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

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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 !.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

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

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

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

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

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

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

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

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

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:00FREECheck-out08:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Carnmore (GWY)4.9 mi
Connemara (NNR)17.6 mi
Train
Galway Railway Station700 ft
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