The Skeffington Arms Hotel - Galway

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

 Internet

Wi-Fi in rooms

Free Wi-Fi

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Wheelchair access
 Air conditioning

Overview

Skeffington Arms Hotel is a 3-star superior property offering a modern accommodation steps away from Salthill, Royal Tara China Visitor Centre and Go Karting. The hotel opened its doors in 2007 and was remodeled in 2010.

Guests will enjoy an excellent location in the heart of Galway. Just 10 minutes from the center of Galway.

Quick access to restaurants and bars is provided.

Guests can reach Skeffington Arms Hotel by car from Shannon airport in 65 minutes.

Rooms

Skeffington Arms Hotel offers 24 rooms fitted with a writing desk, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, individual climate control and a laptop-size safe for a comfortable stay in Galway. They provide bathrooms with a hairdryer, complimentary toiletries and a bathtub.

Eat & Drink

Guests can quench their thirst at Popular Skeff bar with a favorite drink.

Services

Skeffington Arms Hotel also offers bicycles for rent.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   24.

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Facilities

General

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Night club
  • Entertainment

Room facilities

  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • 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

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland, 00000

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City Center
  • Galway
    200 m
Airports
  • Shannon (SNN)
    63.8km
  • Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC)
    72.4km
Restaurants
  • Brasserie On The Corner (cuisine: Seafood)
    110 m
  • Renzo Cafe (cuisine: Italian)
    160 m
Parks
  • Eyre Square
    60 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    24

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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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Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed
Size: 2m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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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

    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
      200 m
    Airports
    • Shannon (SNN)
      63.8km
    • Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC)
      72.4km
    Restaurants
    • Brasserie On The Corner (cuisine: Seafood)
      110 m
    • Renzo Cafe (cuisine: Italian)
      160 m
    Parks
    • Eyre Square
      60 m
    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 - 100 m

    Popular areas

    Places of interest

    • Annaghdown Parish - 100 m
    • Saint Nicholas' Collegiate Church - 300 m
    • Salmon Weir bridge - 400 m
    • Galway Cathedral - 500 m
    • Spanish Arch - 500 m
    • Allihies Parish - 1.1km
    • Letterfrack(Ballinakill) - 1.1km
    • Cathedral - 1.1km
    • Abbeyknockmoy Parish - 1.1km
    • Salthill - 2.4km

    Sport related

    • Sail West - 200 m

    Shopping areas

    • Galway Shopping Center - 600 m

    Amusement

    • Galway Bay - 100 m
    • Amusement Arcade - 1.1km
    • Claudes Casino - 2.3km

    Museums

    • Kenny's Art Gallery - 200 m
    • Ballynahinch Castle Inc - 1.1km
    • An Dun Transport & Heritage - 1.1km
    • Royal Tara China Visitor Centre - 1.9km
    • Galway Irish Crystal Heritage Centre - 2.0km

    Parks

    Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

    • Dunguaire Castle - 1.1km

    Theaters

    • Bo-Bo The Clown - 100 m

    Galleries

    • Bold Art Gallery - 300 m

    Local Attractions

    • Galway City Karting - 1.6km
      7 Liosban Industrial Estate, Galway
    • Leisureland - 2.3km
      The Promenade, Galway
    • Rinville Park - 8.3km
      Rinville, Galway
    • Galway Atlantaquaria - 2.2km
      The Prom, Galway
    • Salthill Beaches - 2.9km
      Salthill, Galway

    Near the hotelNear the hotel

    • Eyre Square - 60 m
      Eyre Square, Galway
    • Church of St. Nicholas - 260 m
      Market Street, Galway
    • The Abbey - 380 m
      8 St. Francis Street, Galway
    • The Claddagh Ring Museum - 460 m
      Quay St., Galway
    • Galway City Museum - 240 m
      Spanish Arch, Galway
    • Nora Barnacle House - 320 m
      8 Bowling Green, Galway
    • Galway Cathedral - 500 m
      University and Gaol Rds., Galway

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Brasserie On The Corner - 110 m

      Address: Eglinton Street
      Phone: 091 530 333

      72% likes this, based on 197 reviews
      Cuisine: Seafood

    • Venice Cafe Restorante - 190 m

      Address: 20 Lower Abbeygate Street
      Phone: 091-530751

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

    • The Cottage Bar - 250 m

      Address: Lower Salthill
      Phone: 091 583 723

      83% likes this, based on 77 reviews
      Cuisine: Tapas, Gastropub
      Price Range: GBP 5 - GBP 18

    • Renzo Cafe - 160 m

      Address: 32 Eyre Street
      Phone: 091 568888

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

    • Lunares - 230 m

      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

    Individual 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
      200 m
    Airports
    • Shannon (SNN)
      63.8km
    • Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC)
      72.4km
    Restaurants
    • Brasserie On The Corner (cuisine: Seafood)
      110 m
    • Renzo Cafe (cuisine: Italian)
      160 m
    Parks
    • Eyre Square
      60 m
    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