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Reviewed today NEW

Spent 3nights in the Sliding Rock over St Patricks weekend and enjoyed every miniute, friendly and helpful staff, comfortable clean rooms and a great varied menu of fantastic food especially the breakfasts!! Will definitely be back as entertainment and craic was mighty!!! Thanks Aidan and all the staff

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thanks to Aidan, Jerry and all the team at the Sliding Rock. Very friendly atmosphere all members of staff were very helpful and attentive to all our needs and we felt very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely go back. Breakfast was fantastic, rooms very clean, beds extremely comfortable and showers hot water and rooms were cleaned...

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Sliding Rock was a great place to stay with a couple of girlfriends for a short 3 day break for the St Patrick's day celebrations. The food was AMAZING with a daily changing specials menu and generous portions. We had a fabulous breakfast every morning. The staff were, without exception, extremely attentive. Nothing was too much trouble. The rooms...

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Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, good price, lovely staff, Friendly atmosphere, lovely Guinness! This place was a lifesaver while visiting a poorly relative over a few weeks in UHG. Don't waste your money or time in fast food joints locally, enjoy relaxing food and drinks at the Sliding Rock !

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Rooms really tiny. Over priced could have stayed in a hotel at the price we were charged. Great breakfast. Good standard of evening meal. Saturday night entertainment was great. Only thing let this place down was the room and price.

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SlidingRock1, Manager at The Sliding Rock, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and I'm glad you enjoyed the food and entertainment. Since taking over in late 2015 we are gradually improving the facilities as revenue allows. We are limited with space however. We like to thinks that we provide good value for money. I hope we will see again. Aidan and the team.

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

A lovely atmosphere and the best breakfast 🖒 really friendly staff especially Keighley she was so nice and helpful , overall a great place highly recommended 🖒 we will definitely stay again next time we visit galway

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This was a really good find for us. The rooms are just above a busy pub that played music at night, they are also very small rooms. However, as we were in Galway for 1 night for NYE it didn't matter to us as we weren't going to be spending too much time there. The pub serves decent food all...

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SlidingRock1, Owner at The Sliding Rock, responded to this review

Hi Clare, Thanks for taking the time to review our business. Hopefully we'll see you again. Regards, Aidan & The Team

Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great food and a lovely pint. Their menu is nice and varied, and is reasonably price. The staff (Aidan & Co) are particularly friendly and welcoming. The pub is a great hub for the local Football team..

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SlidingRock1, Manager at The Sliding Rock, responded to this review

Sorry for the delay in replying but thank you for your generous review. We genuinely appreciate it and delighted you enjoyed our hospitality. Regards, Aiodan & The Team

Reviewed 11 December 2016

I visited on a Sunday mid-December. While entering, I found that it was a very welcoming environment which had a lovely bit of heat which was needed during these cold winter months. I took a seat and waited to be approached but as it was very busy I ended up making myself known to a waitress, who promptly gave me...

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SlidingRock1, Manager at The Sliding Rock, responded to this review

Dear Ryan A, Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate the time you took and the detail you describe. We are delighted you had a good experience. This feedback gives our whole team a lift. Sincerely, Aidan Hoare General Manager

Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I do have a soft spot for any pub where you can take a seat and the bar staff will run your drink over to you, which this pub did. This is a lovely pub immediately opposite Galway Hospital which means the guest rooms upstairs, very reasonably priced, make this a very convenient pub. The price includes a full Irish...

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SlidingRock1, Manager at The Sliding Rock, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind feedback. We're delighted you had a nice time with us. Kind regards, Aidan Hoare General Manager

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Additional Information about The Sliding Rock

Address: The Scholars Rest 37 Newcastle Road, Galway, Ireland (Formerly The Scholars Rest)
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Price Range: RM325 - RM564 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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