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Phyllis Feb 8th, 2001 10:25 AM

Galway, Ireland
Hi...Has anyone stayed at the Galway Great Southern Hotel, The Glenlo Abbey Hotel,or the Ballynahinch Castle Hotel all in Galway? Also, the Bunratty Castle Hotel in the Shannon Region? Would appreciate any information on these hotels. Thanks, Phyllis

Anna Feb 8th, 2001 10:37 AM

My friends stay at the Great Southern whenever they're in Galway. Good location, nice hotel. <BR> <BR>I've been to Bunratty Castle, but wasn't aware there was a hotel there. I think you probably have a lot better and cheaper options nearby. There's a B&B about 0.5 miles down the road. Sorry, don't know the name.

Rita Feb 8th, 2001 10:53 AM

Hi Phyllis: <BR> <BR>The Galway Great Southern Hotel is wonderful. Try the Oyster Room, which is the main restaurant of the hotel. They specialize in the local seafood. I wish I were there right now. Enjoy. <BR> <BR>Rita

Jen Feb 9th, 2001 09:10 AM

Phyllis, <BR> <BR>I agree! The location of the Great Southern is Prime and the service was very good.

storo Feb 9th, 2001 09:36 AM

I've stayed at Ballynahinch Castle hotel for a couple of days. It was originally more of a manor house than a castle and the hotel include various modern extensions to the original structure. So you'll be disappointed if you're expecting to stay in an old fashioned Norman style castle. Still its a charming, relatively small hotel with a good restaurant and bar. It has wonderful grounds with its own walks and salmon fishing available on the grounds. It is close to Clifden and would make a great base for exploring the surrounding Connemara countryside.

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