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Avoca House

B&B Ireland Quality Assured

Galway City, Galway, H91 RC63

2km from Galway City

Meet your host…

Kathleen Laffey

Avoca House is a family owned B&B. We have been welcoming guests into our home since 1998. I love to bake, so along with a warm welcome, you can look forward to some delicious home-baking, scones being a specialty of mine. My husband Peter and I will be on-hand to make sure your stay with is both relaxed and stress-free. If required, we will be delighted to help with your itinerary plans to ensure that you get the most out of your stay in Avoca House and Galway City.

3 Merlin Gate
Merlin Park
H91 RC63

Family owned and run business located 5 mins from city centre, on city centre bus route. Private parking. All rooms with TV. Ideal base for touring Connemara, Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher. Adjacent to GMIT College and Merlin Park Hospital.

How to get here

Coming from M6 take a left, signed Galway City East, Merlin Park, continue to the Martin Roundabout and take the 3rd exit - Merlin Park. Continue through 3 sets of Traffic lights, we are located on the left after the Texico Filling Station

Sat Nav: Lat (53.275931) - Long (-9.005066)


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Irish Spoken
  • Ironing
  • No Smoking House
  • Private Car Park
  • TV in Bedroom
  • Wi-Fi

Customer Reviews

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Overall Score




10 Oct 2018 
Review Score: 9/10

Kathleen was a wonderful host. We arrived feeling a little under the weather and she made sure we had anything we needed. She provided great directions for attractions near Avoca House. Her home is right next to a bus stop so we were conveniently located to get to the city center. Our room was clean and welcoming! Her scones are delicious as well!

David Comerford

07 Oct 2018 
Review Score: 9/10

This is a most classy BnB! We had high expectations and Kathleen exceeded these. We were made most welcome, given excellent suggestions for local and further afield activities all laid over with good advice to ensure a hassle free stay. The room was very clean and everywhere in this place showed huge attention to the needs of guests. We recommend this establishment very highly indeed.

John Besteman

30 Aug 2018 
Review Score: 9/10

We have a lovely time in this B&B. Very friendly and clean. They make you feel at home. Give good advice for things to do and see. If I ever go back to Galway, I will certainly book this B&B again. Great city also, by the way.

Host's Reply:
Thank you so much it was a pleasure looking after you.


20 Aug 2018 
Review Score: 10/10

Avoca House was lovely and clean, and our host Kathleen was very helpful. Our breakfasts were delicious!

Host's Reply:
thank you so much


18 Aug 2018 
Review Score: 10/10

Kathleen is absolutely wonderful! She is very kind and super helpful- she got us a cab, and had great suggestions when we asked for her opinion! She also makes an amazing breakfast (best eggs for sure)! The house is in a great location- outside of Galway, but within a 10 minute drive. It is very clean and inviting. Kathleen, thank you for a wonderful stay!

Host's Reply:
Thank you so much


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