Sunday, January 07, 2007

Know a place to stay in Galway?

So . . . I have my castle. And I have a place to stay in Dublin. But I'm stumped by Galway. I found a great B&B and they're closed. So now I'm back to square one.

There are undoubtedly lots of places to stay in Galway (some of which are presumably open for business in February). If you have recommendations, I'd really love to hear them.

If you haven't stayed in Galway, do you know anyone who's stayed there? Where? Did they like it? I am not wedded to the idea of the B&B. I'd take a decent clean hotel if it raised its hand, waved it wildly, and said, "Choose me!"

So far I've found some place called The House Hotel which reputedly has "swanky, classy and comfy" rooms. That didn't matter so much as the cat. I was enchanted by the cat.

Poor Kate shook her head despairingly. Sid understands, however, the value of a cat-in-residence. It improves the quality of life. So do dogs, but we all know that.

And I found a place called Aengus House (no noticeable cats, but they had very nice wood floors).

And there is a place called The Harbour Hotel which looks as if it might do the trick. Overlooks the water, which should be nice.

And then there's The Spanish Arch Hotel which is apparently a former convent. Sounds, um, spartan. But I guess it might be interesting. It looks colorful. And any hotel that used to be a convent bears thinking about at least.

I've written most of them emails and inquired about rooms and rates. I hope to go to sleep now and get up in the morning to lots of places that are OPEN in February and eager to have us stay.

In the meantime, if you have any ideas, please send them along. Personal recommendations go a long way.


By the way, the Here Come The Brides contest entries keep piling up. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to enter. We've got entries from all over the world it seems. That's pretty exciting. Our brides are extremely pleased.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Margaret McDonagh said...

It's 20 years since I was in Gallway, Anne, but I've been up and down the west coast of Ireland. I know it is a bit out of date but I can highly recommend the Ryan hotels from years ago - and I hear from others they are still good. Don't know if this helps. I hope you have a wonderful time on your research trip. I still recommend Co Kerry and Killarney!!!

Love,
Mags

08 January, 2007  

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