Skeffington Arms Hotel

Eyre SquareGalwayIreland
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About Skeffington Arms Hotel

This modern three star hotel on Eyre Square featuring an on-site restaurant and bar offers easy access to public transportation, and provides complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property.

Each of the 24 modern rooms at Skeffington Arms Hotel features a private en suite bathroom with luxury vanities and complimentary mineral water. Flat screen TV and DVD are standard.

The reception offers a 24 hour service, while baby-sitting services are also available. The Skeff Bar provides live entertainment and includes a 57-inch HD plasma screen, while on-site parking for guests is free of charge.

A cocktail lounge with huge screen TV offers after dinner drinks and snacks, while the on-site restaurant serves local British cuisine. The bar offers a variety of specialty drinks.

The Galway train and bus station is a five minute walk from Skeffington Arms Hotel, while the beautiful Cathedral is brisk ten minute walk. The Spanish Arch is also within close proximity.


Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
Telephone: +353(91)563173 | Fax: +353(91)561679 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Nightclub
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Central location

Visitors love the close proximity of the bus stop and public transport system as a whole when they stay at Skeffington Arms Hotel. There are times when you don't even need to catch a bus, you are on Eyres Street, and a variety of shops are within a short walk.

Breakfast is a must

Most travellers have commented on the quality of the breakfast every morning. The most popular area was the pancake station, however there are a wide variety of choices available, from cereal and yoghurt, to fresh baked breads.

Everything you need in a room

The rooms have been reported to include all the comforts of home to ensure a great vacation. Guests loved the huge TV, as well as the coffee machine and added convenience of the fridge. The beds in particular were soft and comfortable, and most visitors reported a peaceful sleep.

Negative Reviews

Some night time disturbance

Most of the rooms at Skeffington Arms are nice and quiet, however if you happen to get a room near to the bar you might have some trouble falling asleep. For that reason the intuitive staff have ear plugs ready at reception should anyone need them.

Rooms not too clean

There have been a number of complaints about dirty skirting boards in the rooms. While guests were not too happy with the floor in general, the bathrooms were reportedly a little messy too. Some guests took it upon themselves to sanitise the bathroom.

Smelly hallways

If you have a keen sense of smell you might have noticed the damp whiff in the elevators. Quite a few guests have complained about the smell lingering all the way along the hallways too. If there are some damp issues, and hopefully management can attend to these problems.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 166 reviews across the web
8.3 /10
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8.3 out of 10 based on 166 reviews