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Almara House

B&B Ireland Quality Assured

Galway City, Galway, H91 R2V8

Review Score: Superb 9.2/10

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
H91 R2V8

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)


  • 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

Customer Reviews

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Overall Score



Francey and Rich Aubuchon

28 Jan 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

We had a lovely four night stay at the Almara house. While the room was spotlessly clean, it will be Marie's hospitality that we will remember the most. We can not say enough nice things about her. She helped us send out our laundry, gave us the bus routes to downtown, called us a cab, fed us a great breakfast.....and the list goes on....When we return to Galway, this is where we will stay.

Chris Houghtaling

09 Nov 2018 
Review Score: 10/10

This was an excellent B&B and conveniently located in Galway. This is an upscale building that was constructed to be a B&B. There was a great deal of thought put into the design and convenience for guests. We used a taxi to get into town and it was reasonably priced. Breakfast was wonderful the accommodations were high quality. Recommend without reservation.

Taylor Prescott

29 Oct 2018 
Review Score: 10/10

Absolutely no complaints about Almara House. Such an upscale, nice B&B and is close to everything. Rooms are comfortable and breakfast is delicious. Would definitely recommend staying here!

Marcia Kaizer

14 Oct 2018 
Review Score: 9/10

First time staying at B&B's and we were so satisfied! Marie was wonderful and so helpful! Breakfast was great! Agree about the 3rd floor room...a little difficult for a 72 year old woman, but luckily had a strong son-in-law to do the heavy lifting..:-).

Elizabeth Erickson

30 Sep 2018 
Review Score: 10/10

My husband and I booked last minute for 1 night in Galway and we are so lucky we found this place! The hosts were lovely and went above and beyond! The rooms were lovely and they had welcome tea/coffee/cookies for us. The bus stop is right near the B&B, which takes you to downtown Galway, so it was a great alternative than driving. Breakfast was great-lovely pastries, large portions. Would definitely re-book if we return.


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