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Avoca House

B&B Ireland Quality Assured

Galway City, Galway, H91 RC63

Review Score: Superb 9.7/10

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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David Holder

18 May 2022 
Review Score: 10/10

We enjoyed our stay at the inn very much. It was very clean and comfortable and breakfast was delicious. Miss Kathleen was very kind and helpful. It was in a great location and close to many interesting sites.

Patrick Rich

31 Mar 2022 
Review Score: 10/10

We had a fantastic stay at Avoca House, staying for two nights. The meals and lodgings were great, and Kathleen was an excellent host. She inquired about our plans and interests in the area on the night we arrived, and kindly provided us a list of suggestions for what to see on Saturday morning. Her suggestions easily were some of our favorite activities on the trip, and we were very thankful for the suggestions.


27 Sep 2021 
Review Score: 9/10

Wonderfully clean and modern B&B close enough to the city, but far enough away to be quiet. Unfortunately had to depart before breakfast, still rates high marks!

Shannon W.

21 Aug 2021 
Review Score: 10/10

Avoca House was a great place to stay, and Kathleen was a superb host! She gave us great tips, directions, and information to help us plan our time in the area. Our room was clean and comfortable- a perfect base to explore Galway, the Burren, the Aran Islands, and Connemara. Avoca House is in a great location- right on the bus route if you don't want to drive into Galway (and if you do- it's just a short drive into the city centre). Breakfast in the morning was absolutely delicious- and I'm still dreaming about those warm scones. I would definitely stay here again.


17 Oct 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

Kathleen is a true gem! She is so genuine and kind. Her house is spotless and breakfast is great! I would definitely stay here again.


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