About This Listing
Cosy double bedroom in our family home in a quiet cul-de-sac. Accommodates two people comfortably. The bedroom is bright and spacious with hand-basin, wardrobes, study desk. Shared bathroom between guests with shower and bath (see photo). Bed linen and Towels are provided. The Kitchen/Dining Room looks onto the garden with patio. Relax in our living room which has a turf stove for chilly evenings! We also have oil fired central heating.
The Knocknacarra area has all that one would require at it's doorstep. It is serviced by excellent roads, a very efficient bus network system, there is a Bus every 15 minutes to the city centre. The bus stop is 2 minutes walk from the house. It is just a 5Km drive to Galway City and approx 3Km drive to the famous Salthill Promenade.
We are on the West side of the City which is an Ideal location,for discovering Connemara with it's lovely landscapes. Explore the beautiful scenery of the West Coast of Ireland including the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands and Bunratty Castle.
Galway is one of the most chilled out spots in Western Europe. Despite being a city, it feels like a big town with its easy attitude and cool bohemian vibe. Known as the City of the Tribes, after the 14 affluent tribes who ruled during the middle ages, this thriving city is the most westerly in Europe and enjoys a strong artistic heritage and a flourishing arts, music, theatre and film scene. Summer in Galway is a never-ending stream of excellent festivals, with eating, drinking and entertainment all taking place outdoors in the balmy air of this warm-hearted city. Enjoy the atmospheric pubs in this West of Ireland city with its beautiful location at the edge of Galway Bay, its pretty medieval streets and its lively weekend markets for a city break you’ll never forget.
For whose who want long story short : We came to a host, we left a friend. Wonderful!
We stayed one week and this was one of our best trip ever. Geraldine is absolutely lovely and will make you feel like you're in a second home. It was a delight to speak with her on the morning, with her generous breakfasts (included in the price), learning useful tips about where to go or what to see. We where very sad to leave her. We also think this place is better suitable for people looking for being in contact with locals, so if you want a very quiet and lost in the wild experience, you might want to look to other places.
About the accomodation, the room was perfectly clean and cosy. The house hosts often students, so this is a very familial ambiance.
Everyone is realy kind and helpful. The location of this house is perfect since it's in Galway surroundings, allowing easy acces to center (even by bus) or to leave the city. You are completely free since you have the home keys but people will enjoy to be with you if you want. You can also use the kitchen freely if you want (to have a tea or even cook something).
Some things to know : the bathroom is not private, there can be animals (cat), so be careful if you're allergic, and there is a good WiFi.
We cannot recommend enough this place!
I'm glad for sharing my first experience of airbnb with you :). Thank you a lot for help and your welcoming ! It was short but really nice.
We received a very warm welcome from Geraldine and her family and immediately felt at home in the light and airy double room with all conveniences. We enjoyed a fantastic breakfast cooked by Geraldine every morning accompanied by lively conversation - perfect start into the day. Getting to town by bus was a breeze, taxi fare to return in the evening was very reasonable at 10€ or less. Will definitely stay again at my next visit to Galway!
You cannot imagine a friendlier host. It was instantly like being part of the family, very uncomplicated and cordial.
If you are keen on partying in the city centre you will be dependent on taxi because buses don't serve the area later in the evening, but there is also a lovely pub nearby.
Hi we stayed at Geraldine's two nights and we really enjoyed it, she is such a nice person, room was clean and the breakfast was amazing, i specially loved the salmon and the home made scones ;D
Thanks for the suggestion of Mitchells Restaurant in Clifden is a must!!!! JUST perfect!!!
Clean, comfortable place in a quiet and pleasant neighbourhood, great breakfasts, delightful, cheerful, helpful host—what more could we ask for? Thanks Geraldine (and Biggles!)
My sister and I stayed with Geraldine and her son last weekend and absolutely loved it! Geraldine immediately made us feel at home. By the end of our 2-night stay, we felt like we'd stayed with family. Also, my sister was sick while we were there, and Geraldine and her family were very understanding and helpful, which really helped us handle a less than ideal situation.
Geraldine provided us with lots of info on what to see and do in Galway and what was happening in the city centre that weekend. The room is clean, comfortable and well equipped. The city centre is a short drive away and the Salthill promenade, which is totally worth the visit, is a nice way to walk to the city centre from Geraldine's.
We both highly recommend Geraldine's for a stay in Galway. She's a wonderful host!
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About the Host, Geraldine
Hi my name is Geraldine and I'm from Ireland. I love travelling and learning new languages and about new cultures. I have been all over Europe and also to Chile in South America, which I loved. I like all types of sport especially golf, which I play. There are great golf clubs nearby that I can give you information on. It is also a musical household, my son David plays several instruments and is involved in a local band. My children are grown up now so I have a couple of spare rooms in my house and thought I'd give Airbnb a go because I've heard great things about it. I hosted foreign students for years and really enjoyed the experience. Our household is happy, friendly and easy going. I would be delighted to have you stay with me and my family and to give you travel info about Galway and Ireland.