Skeffington Arms Hotel

Country: Ireland
City: Galway
Hotel Star Rating: 3 Star
Check In From: 3:00 pm
Check Out Up To: 12:00 pm

Hotel Description

The Skeffington Arms Hotel is ideally located in an enviable position, overlooking the newly refurbished Eyre Square. With just 24 bedrooms a strong emphasis is on personal service and attention to detail, so whether its business or pleasure our friendly and helpful staff will make your visit an enjoyable one and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you to Galway and the Skeffington Arms Hotel.

Area Description

The Skeffington Arms Hotel is ideally located in an enviable position, overlooking the newly refurbished Eyre Square, within walking distance of rail & bus terminals and just a short stroll from an array of shops, restaurants, bars and theatres.

Travel Description

The Hotel is on Eyre Square in the center of Galway City

Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.



Hotel Restaurant
  • Vegetarian options
  • Early bird menu
  • Lunch served
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
Things To Do In The Area
  • Cafe
  • Sea fishing
  • Night clubs
  • Theatre
  • Go to the beach
  • Cinema
  • Bowling
  • Horse riding
  • River fishing
  • Golfing
  • Shopping
  • Horse racing
  • Museums
  • Local sightseeing
  • Historical trails
  • Concert venues
  • Boat trips
  • Amusment arcades
  • Live music venues
  • Guided tours
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Christmas parties
  • Night club
  • Theatre for shows & plays close by
  • Music venue for concerts close by
Hotel Guest Services
  • Laundry facility
  • Secure car parking at a charge
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Internet access
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Dry cleaning on request
  • Charged car parking
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Available nearby at a charge
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Weekend Entertainment
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Fully licenced Bar
  • Sky sports available in bar
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Cot available on request


Brian scored 4 / 5 on 03/03/2014

Room was lovely, clean and warm, we were expecting it to be noisy but we didn't hear anything at all and it was a Friday night - (The Crunchies were a nice touch, by the way) Staff were lovely and helpful

Elbandito scored 5 / 5 on 28/11/2012

Great hotel! Perfect location in the very centre of Galway. The only downside was noise coming from the pub downstairs despite closed windows and drawn curtains. I'd say this is the only thing folks at the Skeff need to work on. Otherwise, pure bliss:)

Patricia scored 4 / 5 on 25/10/2012

great place,galway has the craic!!!!!!!only problem was no car park,well done skeff.

Claire scored 4 / 5 on 24/09/2012

really enjoyed our stay at the skeff, beautiful bedroom, great location, fantastic bar, breakfast not great through , sausages weren't cooked, but it won't stop us from staying again, we will be back, thanks very much

Reviewer45964215 scored 4 / 5 on 15/09/2012

Stayed here on a short mid week break, thought it was fantastic, staff very friendly, location ideal, and even made use of the free entry into the hotels nite club. Room was brilliant, fantastic shower, very clean, neat and tidy, lovely selection of teas. All in all a great night was had and we are already planing a return visit, pity it was only for the one night.

Gerry scored 5 / 5 on 11/09/2012

Great Location, very clean, staff very helpful, breakfast excellent. Will definately be back.

Reviewer56371719 scored 4 / 5 on 10/09/2012

Brilliant Hotel, excellent location, staff were great, everything went really well, the only downside is the parking is a bit of a treck and with suitcases etc it's a bit of a nightmare but apart from that we had a great stay and would definitely go back!

Jim scored 5 / 5 on 30/06/2012

Excellent ,well situated hotel for a fun night in Galway. Don't come for the peace and quiet !!

Jeffer scored 4 / 5 on 16/06/2012

Tidy and clean enviorment. Good service and especially yummy breakfast in the morning.

Joyce scored 5 / 5 on 08/06/2012

myself and a friend stayed in the skeffington on a sunday nite jst 4 1 night , d rooms wer fab and d staff wer very helpful and day wer absolutly luvly :)

Neil scored 4 / 5 on 27/05/2012

We enjoyed our recent stay at the Skeff, helped by the sweltering weather that hit Galway last week. Galway is a great short-break location, and the Skeff is centrally located on Eyre Square. I parked my car in Dyke Rd about 10 mins walk away, but could have used their car-park offer (€9 for 24 hours). Check-in was quick, friendly, and efficient. The room was adequate, with a decent sized bathroom. They put us in a quiet part of the hotel. The breakfast range was good - plenty of choice, and the staff were very attentive. It exceeded my expectations, and I'll be back.

Maria scored 3 / 5 on 29/04/2012

Staff were very friendly, rooms were lovely, very central to shops. Very enjoyable stay.

Noonsky scored 4 / 5 on 26/03/2012

Really pleased with the Skeffington Hotel and will happily stay here again and also recommend it. Excellent staff, nice rooms, really nice breakfast and needless to say in a really central location. Very happy with Lidl Breaks.

Linda scored 4 / 5 on 27/02/2012

We had a great time at the Skeffington hotel! Great room, extremely friendly staff, fab brekkie & great price Would deffo return! Other hoteliers need to take a leaf from their book!

Mr scored 4 / 5 on 17/02/2012

Nice and clean , very helpful staff , pity we couldn't work the air conditioner

Mary scored 5 / 5 on 19/12/2011

Excellent hotel and so convenient for everything. Staff are excellent - Breakfast was excellent and served by the most friendly, efficient person Karl you could meet. Delighted to see it on the Lidl breaks as it is amazing value for a hotel of this standard in such a convenient location.

Kim scored 4 / 5 on 12/12/2011

I stayed in the Skeffington Arms Hotel last weekend (december 9th). The rooms were warm and cosy. The beds are very comfortable. Each room had a plasma tv. On arrival we were met with a very friendly smile and quick and efficient check in. However, the reception area was a bit grubby. After getting our room keys we headed up to our room via the lift service. The lift smelled awful. Like smelly feet and stale vomit. And the outer landing wasn't much better. However after going through the door that leads to the main landings there was a big change. Landing smelled beautiful. Carpets were spotless and painted walls were very clean. Our rooms were spotless from the immaculate bathroom to clean floors and carpets. The breakfast was gorgeous and carvery in the bar was very tasty. Every member of staff I encountered were so friendly and helpful. So top marks for that. Location fantastic too. All in all a very good hotel for location, cleanliness and friendliness.

Aine scored 5 / 5 on 28/11/2011

All the Staff were very friendly and professional.. The breakfast was excellent providing a wide variety of food, with lots of healthy options as well as the traditional options. The location is very convenient. Good value for money and worth a return visit. Five star rating

Kitty scored 3 / 5 on 23/11/2011

We had a great time in this hotel. The location is fantastic as it's right in the heart of Eyre Square and beside the bus and train station. The staff in the Skeffington Hotel are the nicest, most friendly and helpful we have ever encountered. The room was warm and cosy, if a little basic, the food and entertainment were both very good and we will definitely go back again.

Jame scored 5 / 5 on 21/11/2011

simply brilliant, was unsure when i booked it, if the hotel would be good considering the price and location but once you arrive all that is gone straight away, the reception area is bright and welcoming and the staff on check-in & check-out were fantastic and extremley helpful at all times, the room was more than i had expected, on the 2nd floor overlooking ayre square. and had loads of space and a very big bathroom. the room was also very very clean and had recently being done up and is decorated to a high standard. we ate in the carvery on the day we arrived and it was very nice and tasty ad a lot cheaper than dublin prices. The bar which is attached to the hotel is fantastic and the staff are a credit to the hotel and just add to the whole experience of staying in the hotel. i thought the staff could not get better but then we had breakfast and the waiter was excellent, he was professional, friendly, attentive and just made you feel so relaxed . the breakfast was excellent and the variety and quality of the food was very good. overall i would say the hotel is superb value for money and i would have no problem paying more than i did to stay here as i could not not find any fault with it. the price , location, staff and layout and food, make this a brilliant hotel to stay in see & explore galway. will definately be staying here again.

Debra scored 5 / 5 on 14/06/2011

Just spent 3 nights in Galway staying at the Skeffington Arms and it was brilliant. The staff were warm friendly and very welcoming. Excellent breakfast every morning and great location. Exceptional value from Lidl Breaks, well done for using the Skeffington Arms as one of your destinations in Galway. Will definitely use Lidl Breaks again if this is the standard of accommodation you offer

Paula scored 5 / 5 on 07/06/2011

great value and ideally located on eyre square, in the centre of everything. the staff were very helpfull and polite emma on reception was so freindly and very professional. The rooms were plenty big lovely big bed and were kept very clean, they have a lovely big shower. We had included in price 2 course evening meal lovey fresh food & staff again so friendly and what a great breakfast we got and again more great staff. We will stay here again the next time we are in galway its a wee gem of a hotel. Thanks for making our stay so wonderful

Cat81 scored 5 / 5 on 03/05/2011

We stayed in the Skeff for 2 nights & could not fault it one bit. One of the nicest hotels we have stayed in & the staff were so friendly & couldn't have been nicer. Will definitely stay here again the next time in Galway

Mark scored 5 / 5 on 07/04/2011

Very friendly staff, great location. Our only complaint was that the rooms were slightly on the small side as we had our 5 month old with us. There wasn't a lot of room for his cot. But other than that we had a very enjoyable stay. Thanks to all at the Skeff.

H scored 5 / 5 on 28/03/2011

Had a wonderful stay in the Skeftington Arms, lovely room, beautiful food and friendly staff. Couldn't fault a thing and would happily go back again.

Hogs scored 5 / 5 on 14/03/2011

This was our second stay here within the month. and as before it was great . well done lidl breaks and the skeffington hotel.

John scored 5 / 5 on 28/02/2011

what an absolute pleasure it is for me to write such a positive review on this hotel. firstly at 35 euro per head it was great value, secondly it is ideally located on eyre square, in the centre of everything. thirdly the staff were helpfull polite and very professional, finally the rooms were plenty big and were kept very clean, they had a fine big shower and what a breakfast we got. needless to say the next time i'm in galway its the skeffington for me. thanks for making my stay in galway a good one

Carlow scored 5 / 5 on 21/02/2011

Great location. Clean room.

Hogs scored 5 / 5 on 18/02/2011

Great hotel, the staff were all very nice,the only problem we had was with the heating system in the room is is not a standard rad , its a hot air system controlled by a remote control. it did not work ,we stayed in a cold room for the night. , the manager tried to fix it but he was not able . But we would still go back again .

Ali scored 4 / 5 on 17/02/2011

Breakfasts are very nice,Restaurant and Bar food good, Staff helpful and pleasant stayed for two nights. Situated on Eyre Square near train and bus station. Near Shops. Alice stayed 13 to 15 Feb 2011

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