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Avoca House

B&B Ireland Quality Assured

Galway City, Galway, H91 RC63

Review Score: Superb 9.6/10

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.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

A Fáilte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Chartered B&B.
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)

  • Failte Ireland Safety Charter


  • 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



Dave & Lisa

13 Jun 2024 
Review Score: 10/10

Kathleen is an exceptional host. She greeted us warmly and gave us excellent information for getting around Galway. The bus route is close and convenient, making access to the city very easy. She gave us recommendations for places to go for dinner and drinks that were spot on. Their location is convenient if you need to access the docks for the ferry as well. The breakfast was stellar. We would gladly stay her again.

Tim & Michele Tynan

10 Jun 2024 
Review Score: 10/10

The best B&B of 9 we stayed in!! We enjoyed our 2 night stay very much: Kathleen was extremely helpful & spent time to show us how to take the bus( very close by) to Eyre Square) etc. We felt very welcomed from the first minute we arrived. What a beautiful breakfast spread, with homemade scones & brown bread & a beautiful menu to choose from, in a room with lots of light! Peter made the best French toast for me & EVERYTHING was stellar! You can tell they love what they do! Thank you, thank you!

Ute and Thomas

31 May 2024 
Review Score: 9/10

We enjoyed our short stay very much: Kathleen was extremely helpful giving us all kind of tips and we felt very welcomed from the first minute we arrived. The bus stop to get into the city is very close and was a good option to get to Galway. Plenty of food for breakfast ! Thanks a lot for the pleasant stay!

Darryl & Susan Clow

27 May 2024 
Review Score: 8/10

Kathleen was a kind welcoming host. Our room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and very plentiful. The location is just a short drive to Galway which is nice.


21 May 2024 
Review Score: 8/10

Perfect! The house and the room was very clean. Bed was very confortable and it was very quiet, so we had a very good night. the breakfast was very good and sufficiently generous. Kathleen is a very foresighted host who gives good advice. Take advantage of French tourists to work on your French😁😁


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