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4.2 out of 5

"A very comfortable hotel, walking distance from the railway station (I walked with a large wheeled suitcase no problem). Being an older building, ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 07 Dec 2016

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in the heart of Galway awaits you at The Western Hotel. Within a 5-minute stroll you'll find Eyre Square and Galway Cathedral within a 15-minute walk. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, free valet parking, and a bar/lounge.

All 40 rooms feature free WiFi, TVs, and in-room childcare. Additionally, coffee/tea makers, safes, and hair dryers are available.

The restaurant, The Western Restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Full breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of limited parking.

Within a 20-minute walk of this 3-star Galway City Centre hotel, attractions include National University of Ireland-Galway and University Hospital Galway.

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$92* Per night/room 1 Nov. - 2 Nov.

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Quadruple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Western Hotel ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Western Hotel

Everyone (3) Couples (2)
3 out of 5

Very convenient location, close to everything

A very comfortable hotel, walking distance from the railway station (I walked with a large wheeled suitcase no problem). Being an older building, there are steps up to the main entrance and steps up (and down again) on the floors, so you will need to be able to carry a suitcase or bag up and down four or five steps from the lift. I had a good meal in the bar (there is also a restaurant, which serves the same food). I'd certainly recommend this place for its convenient location.

Posted by , from Melbourne, Australia on 7 Dec. 2016

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4 out of 5

Good hotel in a central spot in Galway

There were 4 of us traveling together and we got a complimentary upgrade to a 2 bedroom apartment. Hotel was clean and in a good central location in Galway. Went for a drink in the pub to listen to the live music but we were the only ones there which was a bit disappointing. We also enjoyed the breakfast.

Posted by , from Sydney on 25 Jun. 2016

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5 out of 5
Pros: Great location especially if you want to be in walking distance from the coach station
Cons: Quite expensive for a basic room.
Rooms at the front of the hotel get a lot of noise from the street.

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 8 Aug. 2014

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4 out of 5
Pros: Proximity to the city
Cons: Small room
Location: Wonderful
Facilities: Nice ; Value: Affordable; Service: Sufficient; Cleanliness: Pleasant;

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 7 Dec. 2013

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5 out of 5
Pros: Quiet and peaceful flat despite being in the heart of Galway
Cons: The local weather - but what can you do about that - At least the accommodation was so lovely it did not matter
Facilities: Top of the line; Value: Bargain; Service: Outstanding; Cleanliness: Immaculate; Staff upgraded us as there was a wedding on at the hotel so we were moved to a self contained unit at no extra cost that was 5 star . Appreciated

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 26 Nov. 2013

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. The family-friendly The Western Hotel also features multilingual staff, discounted use of a nearby fitness facility, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Galway hotel.

  • 40 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: Galway Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

The Western Hotel offers 40 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Television
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs available
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

The Western Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to 33 Prospect Hill, Galway, Ireland. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, guests will need to go to 33 Prospect Hill, Galway, Ireland.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: EUR 30 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance to request a room on a floor with elevator service.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Online Penalty Collection
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: EUR 250 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 10 per person (approximately)
  • Nearby parking fee: EUR 0.00 per day
  • Pet fee: EUR 30 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 20 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Western Galway
  • Western Hotel
  • Western Hotel Galway
  • The Western Hotel Hotel
  • The Western Hotel Galway
  • The Western Hotel Hotel Galway

National Rating

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

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.