Irish hospitality is in a league of it’s own and that reputation is best experiences in Ireland’s many B&Bs. Bed and breakfasts are common accommodation options throughout the country, though they are most likely to be found in the countryside away form the city centre. But, not when it comes to Galway! In this article I’m sharing the best bed and breakfasts in Galway, Ireland. Each of these properties is located 1km of less from the heart of the city meaning you can experience the best of Galway’s nightlife without having to worry about a car. Ready to find your perfect Galway B&B? Here are my top picks.
College Crest House
If you’re looking for places to stay in Galway, the College Crest House is a quaint option. A brilliant red door welcomes into this beautiful Tudor-style bed and breakfast in the centre of Galway. Rooms range from twin to family, with traditional décor and private bathrooms. The College Crest House has a cozy lounge and large bright dining room where they serve a hearty full Irish breakfast every morning. There are also continental options and your hosts will gladly cater to any dietary requirements you have. With a central location, warm and inviting rooms, and a tasty breakfast, the College Crest House is an ideal place to stay.
St. Judes Lodge B&B
Located close to the central hub of Galway but away from the buzzing downtown core, you’ll find St. Judes Lodge. This B&B in Galway City has all the allure of a charming bed and breakfast but with luxury hotel quality. Rooms are warm and modern with flat-screen televisions, in-room coffee makers, and sparkling en-suites. A delicious full breakfast is offered in their light and sunny dining room. And your delightful hosts, twin brothers, Sean and Donal, will help you make the most of your stay in Galway with helpful advice on where to go and more importantly where to eat.
Corrib House Guest Accommodation
One of the best places to stay in Galway is the Corrib House Guest Accommodation. This stunning historic Georgian townhouse has a charming private garden, unique tearooms, and was awarded “Ireland’s Best Breakfast Award”. Each room is spacious, elegantly furnished, with a king-sized bed of the highest quality that’s wrapped in expensive cotton sheets, and large private bathrooms with claw-footed tubs. You’ll love waking up each morning to the sweet smells of breakfast as you look out over incredible views of the River Corrib. With a perfect location, outstanding rooms, and award-winning breakfast, the Corrib House is a great option for accommodation in Galway.
Angela’s Bed and Breakfast
If you’re looking for a charming little bed and breakfast in Galway then Angela’s B&B is what you’re after. Through the red, iron gates you’ll be welcomed by a lovely little garden. Angel’s Bed and Breakfast is close to the train station and a short ten-minute walk into the city centre. Rooms are quaint and each has a stone fireplace to cozy up to after a day of exploring. You can enjoy a full Irish breakfast or opt for any of their lighter options, like cereal, yogurt, or fruit. With good food, friendly hosts, and comfortable atmosphere, Angel’s Bed and Breakfast will make you feel right at home.
Ash Grove House
The Ash Grove House pairs great food with a charming location. This boutique guest house in Galway is located in a residential neighbourhood, on a quiet cul de sac, and is only a ten-minute walk to the centre of town. This colourful guest house has a peaceful private garden, traditional rooms with private baths, and offers fresh, made to order, breakfasts with locally sourced ingredients. Breakfast options are nearly endless, with everything from a full Irish spread to homemade pancakes. But their specialty is Galway Bay smoked salmon with scrambled eggs. No matter what you choose you’ll be full and fueled for your day of exploring Galway and area.
If it’s a premium bed and breakfast in Galway you’re after then Ardawn House is it. This 4-star bed and breakfast has a great location, inviting hosts with a passion for Galway, and outstanding food. Rooms are comfortable, with private en-suites, and furnished with everything you’ll need for your stay. Breakfasts are a main occasion at Ardawn House. Surrounded by beautiful antiques, your delightful breakfast is served on fine china along with silverware. You can choose from a selection of food, from a traditional Irish breakfast to fresh, homemade bread with jam. The Ardawn House is a perfect place to stay for those looking for a good location and even better food.
Griffin Lodge Guesthouse
Looking for where to stay in Galway? Consider staying at the Griffin Lodge Guesthouse. This lovely bed and breakfast is located in a residential area but still within a short walk to all of the top pubs, restaurants and sights in Galway. Rooms are bright, with Victorian-style accents, en-suites, and all offer great views of the city. There is also a shared lounge, free on-site parking, and a delicious breakfast to kick start your day. And your gracious hosts will help you make the most of your trip to Galway.
Desota House Bed and Breakfast
If you’re looking for the convenience of a hotel and the warmth and hospitality of a bed and breakfast, the Desota House Bed and Breakfast blends both seamlessly. Centrally located, this Galway bed and breakfast offers continental or traditional Irish breakfasts, and will also cater to vegans and vegetarians. Rooms are contemporary with a host of amenities, including; personal safes, mini-fridges, and private bathrooms with complimentary toiletries. And if you need any help planning what to do in Galway during your stay, the staff at Desota House Bed and Breakfast are full of suggestions and can help you arrange excursions.
Galway has some great accommodation options (you can find my list for the best hotels in Galway here) but for a truly authentic experience, choose to stay in one of these bed and breakfasts in Galway.