Ensuite at the heart of Galway city

House - Private room · Forster Ct, Galway, County Galway, Ireland
Kenneth And Kev
Your host, Kenneth And Kev
49 Reviews
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The Space

Hi all we have a gorgeous 4 bedroom house just 3 minutes to the heart of Galway City, "Eyre Square," and there is a great double room En-suite available for you!

Your room is a double, with a very comfortable be, with beside cabinets and lamps. We have 3 double rooms available in our house, so if you need more space please check out our other listings, thanks!

In the local area you will find everything you need for a great stay; there are supermarkets, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants all within walking distance of the house. We are also just 3 minutes to Eyre Square and the shopping centre there, which is full of shops and restaurants. The city is also packed with loads of tourist attractions, including the Spanish Arch, originally a 16th century bastion, which was added to Galway's town walls to protect merchant ships from looting, or Kirwans Lane, one the finest medieval lane ways in Galway, and is home to many bohemian styles cafes, restaurants, bars and craft-shops.

As well as exploring the city you can also enjoy the beautiful beaches and scenic drives that Galway has to offer. The Aran Islands are located about 30 miles from the mouth of Galway Bay, and are home to many wild birds and 430 different varieties of wild flowers and plants, and are worth a visit too!
Arty and bohemian, Galway (Gaillimh) is legendary around the world for its entertainment scene. Brightly painted pubs heave with live music on any given night. Cafés spill out onto winding cobblestone streets filled with a frenzy of fiddles, banjos, bagpipes, harps, tin whistles, guitars and bodhráns (hand-held goatskin drums), and jugglers, painters, poets, puppeteers and magicians in outlandish masks enchant passers-by. Actors in traditional Irish theatre tread also the boards around town.

Galway’s streets are steeped in history, yet have a contemporary vibe. Students make up a quarter of the city’s population, while the remains of the medieval town walls lie between shops selling Aran sweaters, handcrafted Claddagh rings, and stacks of second­hand and new books. Bridges arc over the salmon-filled River Corrib, and a long promenade leads to the seaside suburb of Salthill, where at night the moon’s glow illuminates Galway Bay, where the area’s famous oysters are produced.
The city’s smorgasbord of eating and drinking options ranges from the market – where farmers in Wellington boots unload soil-covered vegetables – to adventurous new restaurants redefining Irish cuisine. Sprawling superpubs with wooden staircases serve frothy Guinness, Galway Hooker ale and Irish coffees.
Even by Irish standards, Galway is renowned for its rainfall. This is a city where locals don’t say ‘It’s forecast to rain tomorrow, ’ but rather more dubiously, ‘It’s not forecast to rain until tomorrow.’ To be fair, you can be lucky with the weather, and on a sunny day the city is positively hopping. But the rain scarcely dampens Galway’s atmosphere, which is exuberant at any time of year – and especially during its myriad festivals.
Galway is often referred to as the most ‘Irish’ of Ireland’s cities (and it’s the only one where you’re likely to hear Irish spoken in the streets, shops and pubs), but some locals lament that these may be the last days of ‘old’ Galway before it absorbs the effects of the country’s globalised economy. But for now at least, Galway remains true to its spirited roots.

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Other Things to Note

Laundry service is availabe at 10 euro per load washed and dried. Payable locally

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We stayed with Kevin and Ken for two nights. The location is SO good, close to everything and down the block from Tourist Information. The breakfast was generous. The room and sitting area were fine. Our only disappointment was that Kevin and Ken both work full time and there wasn't much time just to sit and chat and get to know them.

    July 2014
    Kenneth And Kev
    Response from Kenneth And Kev:

    Thank you for your suggestion. But the reason why we don't have a trash can in the kitchen is that in Galway city we have a three system for trash sower can reduce and recycle. Most of our waste hence reducing the amount of waste

    July 2014
  • My wife and I stayed at Kevin and Kenneth's for one night while on our trip to Ireland. We booked it the day prior to arriving in Galway, and they were very responsive and flexible with our arrival time (we arrived an hour earlier than expected and they accommodated us immediately). The room was modern, clean and quiet, and the breakfast was fantastic. We also used one of their parking spaces. The location is a short walk from the main sites in Galway. Overall, we would highly recommend staying with Kevin and Kenneth.

    June 2014
  • The neighborhood and location were very nice. The room was nice and lavishly decorated. The en suite was nice and the host was helpful. The breakfast was amazing and it was a cold breakfast buffet. There were so many options, including fresh fruit, multiple drink options, lots of types of breads, cheeses, lunch meats, cereals, pastries, and more. The spread was arranged in a lovely manner and the table was set with nice china.

    June 2014
  • Ken and Kevin were great hosts. They even helped recommend a shop to fix our flat tire. The room was decorated really nicely and the location can't be beat - very quick walk to city center. We enjoyed talking with the other guests at breakfast too.

    June 2014
  • Great stay in Galway! We had a fabulous time and felt at home in their beautiful home. Kevin and Kenneth were very pleasant and a great help in suggesting places to go. There was a wide variety of items for breakfast. We would stay with Kevin and Kenneth again. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

    June 2014
  • My husband and I stayed with Kevin and Ken for two days at the beginning of June, and highly recommend their lovely B&B near the centre of town. We didn't have a car and could easily walk to both the bus and train stations as well as all the attractions in Galway. Our schedule changed and we ended up arriving quite early in the day. They were constantly in communication with us and made sure there was someone available to let us in so we could drop our bags and freshen up before touring the town. They were gracious, full of helpful tips and advice and a blast to chat with when we got home in the evening. As others have noted, the breakfast that is laid out for guests each morning is incredible! I would've been quite content to just sit in the kitchen admiring their lovely backyard while gorging myself on the huge array of options. The neighborhood is quiet and very private yet literally just a couple of blocks from the centre of town. We would highly recommend a stay with Kevin and Ken.

    June 2014
  • Kevin and Kenneth were very welcoming hosts. Kevin was ready to greet us when we arrived. The room was spotless and the bed very comfortable. The hosts also kindly provided us with towels and shower gel. Breakfast was fantastic–better than you would get in some hotels! It consisted of cereals, breads, fresh fruit, juices, tea/coffee, cheese and meats. Overall, an enjoyable stay! Thanks guys!

    June 2014
  • You will not be disappointed in staying with Kenneth and Kevin. Their place is just a short walk to bars, restaurants, and shopping. The room is comfortable and quiet for a good night's sleep; the breakfast spread is amazing and you will not leave hungry. Should we ever find ourselves in Galway again, we wouldn't hesitate in staying with Kenneth and Kevin - wonderful hosts and friendly people. Thanks!

    June 2014
  • I recommend Kenneth and Kev's place. The room is exactly as described, and location is ideal: 2-min walk to the train/bus/coach station and 10-min walk to the central walking area with restaurants and bars, but the house itself is in the middle of a quiet residential development. Good quality bed.
    Besides the room, you have access to a nice kitchen to have a cup of tea in the evening, living room, and garden. They helped me to use the washer/dryer to do the laundry, gave great recommendations for restaurants, and overall could not be more attentive.
    Very good breakfast. The cheeses, cold cuts, lox. and preserves were way above the usual hotel cut, and I especially appreciated fresh fruits, vegetables, and green salad.

    May 2014
  • Very good home. Breakfast just amazing.Thank you for the advice. Christian & Sylvain

    May 2014
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we have a 4 bedroom house with 2 double rooms available 1 en suite and 2 shared bathroom. we live in the heart of Galway."the city of festivals".
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