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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



Phillip Nelson

14 Jun 2018 
Review Score: 10/10

This was our first B & B in Ireland and after a long day driving thru Connemara we were tired. This is a great location to be close to Galway but not downtown. She was a great hostess and the breakfast was superb.

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

Danielle Sargent

11 Jun 2018 
Review Score: 10/10

Lovely B&B. Clean and fresh! Loved our breakfasts and the location was great!

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

Kelly King

31 May 2018 
Review Score: 10/10

Kathleen was a delight! I was under the weather and she was very sweet. Great place to stay! Thank you for your hospitality!

Host's Reply:
Thank you so much hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday

Keith Finnegan

30 May 2018 
Review Score: 10/10

We really enjoyed our stay at Avoca House. Kathleen was a wonderful hostess, providing information on how to use the buses, where to get off, etc. The breakfasts were excellent. When I return to Ireland, this B&B will be on my list of places to stay.

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

Sally Negus (Sarah)

09 Oct 2017 
Review Score: 10/10

Oh boy, where to start. Well I feel like I hit upon the true "Luck of The Irish", when I booked with Kathleen and Peter. It was an intuitive hit from B & B Ireland..which was recommended by a now American, but Irish born dual citizen friend. I liked that it looked warm and cozy. But honestly, the pictures do not do the Avoca House justice!!!! It was SPOTLESS, warm and SO SO Quiet...But truly THE BEST part of all (and an unexpected blessing) was KATHLEEN!!!..She was SO SO helpful and giving without being intrusive...a gift she has. I was travelling as a 61 year old female.., first to Europe and therefore Ireland. I could go on and on...but this review would then turn into a book :).. Truly, I feel like I was cared for by a loving long lost family member, and miss seeing her to be honest..She runs an amazing top notch Bed and Breakfast and works her arse off as the Irish would say...never a complaint and always going above and beyond without intruding..Cannot recommend this B&B enough. Thank you again Kathleen XO.


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