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Almara House

Galway City, Galway, H91R2V8


2km from Galway


Meet your host…

Matthew & Marie Kiernan

I have been sharing my home with guests for many years; I enjoy meeting and exchanging stories with them. I do my utmost to ensure guests will experience the true meaning of Irish hospitality. Having a sound knowledge of Ireland, I am happy to help with Itinerary plans to make your visit special.

2 Merlin Gate
Merlin Park
Dublin Road
H91R2V8

Almara House is a luxury 4-star bed and breakfast situated in the periphery of Galway city. At Almara House nothing has been overlooked by hosts, Matt and Marie Kiernan, in an effort to ensure that guests’ every need is catered for in their tastefully appointed bedrooms. There is an outdoor courtyard where guests can enjoy a drink to unwind. The breakfasts are prepared to order each morning and offer many wonderful and healthy choices.

 

 

How to get here

Approaching from N6 or N18 at Martin roundabout exit for Merlin Park. Drive for approx 5 mins and Almara house is located on left after Galway Irish Crystal factory outlet.

Bus Routes: 409 AND 402

Sat Nav: Lat (53.276262) - Long (-9.005034)

Facilities

  • Baby Sitting
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Cycling
  • Fishing within 5kms
  • Golfing within 5kms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Horse Riding
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing
  • No Smoking House
  • Private Car Park
  • Satellite
  • Tea In Bedrooms
  • TV in Bedroom
  • Walking
  • Wi-Fi

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Overall Score

9.1/10
Superb

 

Susan Walker

14 Oct 2017 
Review Score: 9/10

Marie and Matthew epitomize Irish hospitality! Marie greeted us as if we were family. She was engaging and gave us great recommendations for dining and pubs. Their B&B is beautifully decorated with special attention to details ... phone charging stations in the bedrooms, those awesome stemmed glasses (can we purchase them!) and the breakfast presentation. Matthew seemed genuinely in his element serving breakfast. He was so attentive and kind to our adult disabled son, which of course, captured my heart! Our rooms were on the top floor and very spacious. Although it is not walking distance to Galway, our taxi arrived very quickly and getting a return taxi from Quay Street is easy. This was our second visit to Ireland but our first experience booking with Ireland B&Bs. Marie & Matthew at Almara House gave our family a warm and inviting welcome to Galway, but most importantly, they gave us a precious memory!!

Kathy Sotolotto

06 Jul 2017 
Review Score: 8/10

Almara House was our first B&B stop along our self-drive tour of Ireland and I'm glad it was. Our hosts were lovely and helpful in answering any questions we had. The two down sides: It was a bit far from the town center (not walkable) so we had to drive into town, and when we returned around 10 pm there was no parking available so we had to park on a side street and hope we didn't get towed. However, we did not and everything worked out just fine. Breakfast was delicious and the rooms were clean and comfy. I would recommend Almara House to any guest staying in the Galway area.

JBurnard

07 Jun 2017 
Review Score: 7/10

Not all rooms created equal!!! Ours was very small with no room for storage. Shelf over tiny sink made it extremely difficult to brush teeth or wash. Everything else - hosts/location/breakfast/parking was great.

VALY Jeanne

29 May 2017 
Review Score: 7/10

Le B&B est dans la Banlieue de GALWAY , Il est difficile de trouver à diner sans utiliser la voiture , et le mieux est d'aller en centre ville de Galway (10minutes en voiture). Le B&B est silencieux nous avons eu une chambre Grande le petit dejeuner est bon , par contre nous avons été un peu déçus par l'accueil pas réellement de conseil sur ce qu'il faut faire ou aller manger ....

Julie and Matt

07 May 2017 
Review Score: 9/10

We only had one night at Almara, as we were passing through, but the room was very lovely and so comfortable. I want to find some of those cute water decanters and glasses for home! Matt was so kind and helpful. Breakfast was yummy and the tea station came in handy, as we had pretty wet weather. The location provided easy access to the city, but was nice and quiet for sleeping. The only thing that got a little tricky was the parking, as there were not enough spots for all of the cars. Matt was great at helping us park across the street though.

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