Galway City's Victorian Heart

House - Private room · The Crescent, Galway, Galway, Ireland
Ursula & Ruaidhri (Rory)
Your host, Ursula & Ruaidhri (Rory)
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The Space

Crescent House is a 3 story Victorian home 5 minutes walk from Galway's city centre & 5 minutes walk from the sea. The house is furnished in a mixture of antique and modern furniture. You will have a spacious double room and a very comfy king bed and there is a bathroom across the hall.

Paid parking is available on the street outside the house but there is free parking on an adjacent street.

This home was lovingly refurbished in 2011 and all the historical features have been retained. Original wooden floors and shutters, high ceilings and sash windows combine with the cosiness and comfort of modern conveniences. The kitchen is modern but with an original fireplace in the dining area. Crescent House has hosted a number of historical figures in the past.

The Crescent is one of the most prestigious addresses in Galway.
Please note that the street view here does not show the correct street for some reason.

Within 3 minutes walk you will find one of Galway's best restaurants, Kai Cafe and the well known Crane Bar home to some of the best traditional music in town. A further 2 minutes will bring you to more award winning restaurants with the famous Quay Streetonly a 7 minute stroll. Other restaurants close by that we recommend include Ard Bia and Anair and we highly recommend Neachtains pub - you never know who you'll run into there over a pint of Guinness.
Walk the other direction and within 5 minutes you are on Salthills promenade looking across Galway Bay to the hills of Clare and the Burren.

While you're here enjoy some unique food experiences, get caught in a 'session' in Neachtains, catch a play at the Druid Theatre or a gig in Roisins. Visit Connemara the Aran Islands and The Cliffs of Moher or join me for an early morning dip in Galway Bay at Salthill.

We speak Spanish and French and we have WiFi, bicycles, lots of recommendations and loads of books - no TV though.

Looking forward to meeting you.........

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • I had a wonderful stay with Ursula and Ruaidhri in their gorgeous home in Galway. I was made very welcome and felt extremely relaxed. My room was large and furnished with great style - it was a pleasure to come back to after a long day. Thank you.

    July 2014
  • Rory and Ursula were great hosts! They have a lovely home within 10 minutes walking distance to the town with lots of shops and restaurants. They gave a great recommendation for food. The room was very comfortable and quiet. Their son Max is also very well behaved and adorable. Great stay!

    July 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 12 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    July 2014
  • The house was lovely and Ursula and Rudy made us feel very welcome and comfortable. The house was really close to all of the shops and restaurants. I would recommend staying here to anyone traveling to Galway.

    June 2014
  • Very friendly people for sure.......well situated, nice area and exceptionally neat and clean. Would have liked to stay longer with Rory and Ursula.

    June 2014
    Ursula & Ruaidhri (Rory)
    Response from Ursula & Ruaidhri (Rory):

    Thanks Bob - yes next time stay longer in Galway it deserves more than one night! See you again. Ruaidhri & Ursula

    June 2014
  • Rory and Ursula have a beautiful home. It's a 5-10 minute walk from downtown Galway which is nice if you want to have a few pints. They were superb hosts always providing recommendations and accommodating us. I highly recommend them. Thanks guys! - Chris and Kendra

    June 2014
    Ursula & Ruaidhri (Rory)
    Response from Ursula & Ruaidhri (Rory):

    Thanks guys it was great to have you

    June 2014
  • Great hosts, beautiful house - we just had a great time. THANKS!

    May 2014
    Ursula & Ruaidhri (Rory)
    Response from Ursula & Ruaidhri (Rory):

    thank you Torben - You are welcome any time

    May 2014
  • I had an absolutely wonderful time while in Galway. Rory, Ursula and Max were fantastic hosts and provided me with all the comforts of home. Their home is beautiful and my room was excellent. They are located a short walk from city centre and were most helpful in providing me with excellent advice for restaurants and the likes.

    May 2014
  • Mark and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Ursula and Rory in their lovely home. They both made us feel extremely welcome and our room was delightful - spacious and beautifully presented. Our bathroom, just across the hall, was just right .... Great shower. Everywhere was spotlessly clean.

    Rory and Ursula are charming and it was great spending time talking. Rory was particularly helpful when we arrived and wrote down some suggestions as to where we might go for meals, drinks, music, etc. We tried four or five of his ideas and found his descriptions spot on. It was very useful and a great time-saver to have some local info.

    Whilst it was pay parking directly outside their home, Rory pointed us to some free parking nearby; and we moved the car there once we had taken our bags in.

    Their house is extremely conveniently situated. A five-minute walk gets you right into the middle of Galway; however, although central, the area was peaceful at night.

    We would definitely stay there again.

    March 2014
  • Ruaidhri & Ursula were superb hosts. Their house is lovely and very well located in Galway. The room was great with an exceptionally comfortable bed and overall was a great place to stay. They were happy to provide recommendations of their favourite places to eat and drink locally which was really appreciated and improved our short stay. Would happily come back and recommend to anyone.

    March 2014
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Ursula is from Chile and Ruaidhri from Galway - Interested in sailing, travelling, swimming.
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