Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Meyrick Galway
Eyre Sq., Galway City, Co. Galway, Ireland
Galway's grande-dame hotel was built to accommodate train passengers to the heart of Galway in the middle of the 19th century, but even after an expensive makeover, the hotel has managed to retain its Victorian character and restrained opulence with black-and-white-checkered tiles, sash windows, solid oak fixtures, and crystal chandeliers. The upstairs corridors are still wide enough to cater to the wide-hooped dresses worn by its earliest guests. Smaller "carriage rooms," at a reduced rate, are good for single guests. The gaslight bar and brasserie is a welcome addition to Galway's evening scene.
- location on Eyre Square
- rooftop hot tub
- not all bedrooms have a/c
- limited parking